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I count myself a lifestyle blogger however, many of my posts cover deeper subjects including my battles with food, my struggles with the past and body image. I try to be as authentic as possible and I don’t sugar coat how I see things. 

Half-ways thru the year

Half-ways thru the year

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At the beginning of 2015, I created a list of goals. The beginning of June is a good place to start anew. Time to update, restart and set the present. 2015 Feminist Goals Read more Feminist Books (see my reading goals below for a list) Find a Feminist Community Write more, understand more

I have not made as much progress as I wish on this goal. I have found a Facebook Community. I am writing more. I have also made steps in ensuring the people who I am personally connected with, are in the know about the direction I wish to take my blog.

2015 Blogging Goals Redesign the blog Put my vision in to action (I need HTML Classes!!) Join Instagram Fix my Bloglovin' and Facebook issues Find a way to network everything properly together

These blogging goals are so behind!! Instagram is amazing, why did I hold out for so long!! Bloglovin' and Facebook have been completely changed with the move to self-hosted and a faceboook page. I've joined a blogging community. The biggest thing is learning how to network. My shyness is starting to come through on my blogging. I struggle with being genuine and being a friend. I don't know how to do this ion real-life and online is just as complicated.

UPDATING Blogging Goals Increase Blogging Traffic Learn SEO Tips and put into use Grow the following Facebook 64 as of May 26 Instagram 92 as of May 26 Bloglovin' 6 as of May 26 - this is low due to move to self hosted previous state was 54 Twitter 188 as of May 26 Pinterest 57 as of May 26 Decide direction on Google+ and Tumblr. You can see more about my blogging goals here.

2015 Money Goals Create a better budget Get out of all debt besides student loans Understand how student loans work better and it's process

Being unemployed has helped in a few directions, but not much in the case of money. I feel better mentally and I am learning how to find money in other areas.

2015 Fitness Goals Train for a 10k (I downloaded the Couch to 10K app) Focus on Yoga and stretching (YouTube is awesome for Yoga!!) Utilize Gym Membership Feel good

I should change this to Mental goals. I have stopped training for the 10k, but it's still a goal. I have decided to cancel the gym membership and focus more on biking. I hate walking, I hate running, it hasn't been working for me. But I have been loving my bike and I would like to use it a ton more.

2015 Reading Goals 80 Books with more focus on -Feminism (books in mind Like a Beggar by Ellen Bass, An Untamed State by Roxane Gay, Texts from Jane Eyre And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg, Redefining Realness by Janet Mock, The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters, A Cup of Water Under my Bed by Daisy Hernadez, Bad Feminist Essays by Roxane Gay, Playing the Whore by Melissa Gira Grant, Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton, and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty) -Biblical Study (The Skeptics Annotated Bible) (a lower reading goal because I am choosing topics that are harder for me to focus on)

While I have not read any of the feminism book. I am making progress on my Biblical Study - more to come on this one Wednesday!!

2015 Eating Goals Eat less sugar Develop better habits Be creative in my cooking habits Bake more unique items

It's most interesting how I eat better if I am hitting a 10,000 step goal daily. If I don't hit that goal I crave sugar and salt. When talking to Karen (Kevin's sister) we determined that I wasn't eating enough food in general which is why I've craved so many bad foods. The last three weeks have been fabulous for me eating mostly because I've been eating out!! I need a better plan for when I'm at home!!

2015 Personal Goals Be less angry Think more before reacting Realize not all people are cruel Focus on the positive Get Married Focus on the positive people in my life Remove or hold at a distance bad influences

Besides getting married, these goals are difficult. They are hard to measure. But I shall be continually working on them!!

The Search for Understanding

The Search for Understanding

The Intensity of a Festival

The Intensity of a Festival