Unwind after Work || Pink Ruffled Top & Midi Skirt

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First, how is it already August 21st?! It feels like August literally just started yesterday.
Now about ways to unwind after work.
Like most people, I work a normal 8-5 job. Some days are great, some days are okay, but some days are just looooong. Regardless, after work I like to come home and unwind (if I don’t have errands to run).

I’ve found that if I don’t run my errands or do what I need to do immediately after work, then I won’t want to do them after I’ve come home, changed, and am ready for the day to be over. (Can anyone relate?)

I think unwinding helps me because it’s my break. It’s the break I take before I have to write or edit. Though some people don’t need to unwind, I find unwinding helpful. Here are 3 ways to unwind after work: READ MORE

25 Things I’ve Learned || Quarter-Life Crisis

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I thought it’s only appropriate to share with you 25 things I’ve learned since I’m officially 25 today!!

The past few years have been a whirlwind, especially this past year. But I’m excited for what’s to come. When I was young, I used to wonder what I would be like and look like at the age of 25. And here I am, nothing like the person I thought I would be, but someone I’m glad I’ve become.

I also wanted to share some photos from past outfit shoots that never made it to the blog. These photos reflect a part of who I am. I hope you enjoy these photos and this long awaited post.

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Now, in no particular order, 25 Things I’ve Learned:

1. Change is not always bad

2. Just start

3. God never fails

4. Seek Inspiration

5. It’s okay to not know READ MORE

4 Things Post-Grads Should Know

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As a post-grad, I know about the quarter-life crisis. It’s a real thing. As I reflect on my experiences these past few years, I’ve learned some things a long the way and wanted to share 4 things grads should know. May you find them encouraging and helpful. But if you don’t, that’s okay too–just know you’re not alone.

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It’s okay to NOT know
Everyone is trying to figure “life” out. Nobody knows the future. It’s okay to feel anxious or afraid of the unknown. Just don’t get hung up on the unknown. Be responsible but be curious too.

It’s okay if you’re not working your dream job
You are (most likely) in your 20’s. If you talk to someone who is currently working his/her dream job most of them have worked multiple jobs prior to their “dream job”. It’s okay if you’re not currently working your dream job. You’re not doing anything wrong. You’re not a failure. It’s just how things are at this point in time. Plus, your job doesn’t define who you are.

Be Curious
Explore your strengths. Explore your experiences. Explore your hobbies. Did you do a lot of event planning in college? Did you volunteer? Are you an organized person? Do you like public speaking? Ask yourself those questions again. Try different things, learn different things. Hone your skills. In fact, maybe try something you’ve always wanted to do but never had the chance to. Plus, the more things you try the better you’ll be at learning about what you like and don’t like.


You can excel in multiple areas

I think humans are multidimensional. A ceramic artist can be lawyer, a baseball coach can be a store manager, a hair stylist can be a writer. Often times we think that we are “called” to do one thing and that one thing is our career and that’s what we’ll be doing until we retire. But people change career paths multiple times before they actual retire. While there are some people who just knew what they were born to do, there are others who don’t—and that’s okay. Don’t be afraid to use your gifts and excel in many areas.

Thank you for reading. What are some other things you’ve learned (from yourself or someone else) about life or the quarter-life? Let me know =)

And as always, I wish you the best!

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