And it is July and we will be celebrating July 4th this week and I will say it again and again...where the hell is time going?!?!? I hope that everyone is out and about enjoying LIFE, the sunshine, the heat, and time with their friends, family, and loved ones. For me, the days of the week all blend into one. I am always working, scrolling, commenting, and responding to emails. I love what I do, but I'm starting to reach that burn-out point, so I need to focus on disconnecting earlier, and getting back into reading in the evenings. It's the little things that can truly make a BIG difference in your overall quality of life. It's summer and it is my favorite time of the year and I need to get out and ENJOY IT! With that being said...
It is a NEW month and with this new month, I actually have a plan of attack for this space and I am excited about it. Like I said in last week's post, I am doing what I can when I can. And right now, I want to write. I want to create. It is me being ME. So while I was walking Lucy one afternoon, all of these topics came into my mind, and I knew I had to write it down, and blog about it. These topics all bring joy into my life. It is by no means a perfect life, as I am still growing, learning, and stepping outside of my comfort zone. I have no problem admitting my faults...and talking about it, because that is who I am. And that is also what this space is for. When I write here, I want to share my own personal journey, the pretty and the messy. I want inspire and encourage others to be their best inside and out. I want to inspire and create and spread the word about the things I love. This is a safe space. A space that hopefully makes you smile as much as it makes me smile.
For the remainder of the summer, this is what you can expect to find in this space...Keep scrolling...
Adulting and Why I’m Staying Put in Charleston - It is safe to say that this gypsy mermaid has officially landed in the Lowcountry and she is not going anywhere anytime soon. Since I graduated college, I have lived in 6 places including Charleston. It is funny to see how people react when I tell them all of the places that I have lived and sometimes it shocks me too, but it has been a crazy journey to get to this space. A lot of ups and downs. A lot of learning and growing. A lot of time alone. But it has all made me who I am today and I am ready to be here in this place for the long haul. So STAY TUNED!!!
5 Things That I LOVE About ME - In a social media world that is constantly judging and comparing. A place where we are constantly being told how to eat, train, and look. It gets exhausting. It is stressful. It can definitely be an energy vampire. I am guilty of being sucked in, so let’s turn it around and focus on what we LOVE about ourselves and WHY. I am going to toot my own horn and share with you FIVE things that I LOVE about myself and why. They are physical and emotional. So let’s get REAL and you better share your five things with me as well!
The Shannon and Katie Story - It’s amazing what has happened since I moved to the Lowcountry. There have been lows, but there have also been some amazing HIGHS. Enter - SHANNON! Just when I had fully given up on dating...I deleted all of the apps from my phone...I said F#$& it...I locked eyes with him across the patio at Tavern & Table and it just happened. YEP...That shit is real and it happened to ME! Everyone wants to meet the best looking and hardest working plumber in Charleston and I will finally do it. It’s a good story and it keeps getting better, because here we are 14 months later and I am ready to spill the beans.
My Favorite Heart Opening Yoga Poses - I LOVE LOVE LOVE yoga poses that allow me to open my body physically and emotionally. There is something so freeing, powerful, and beautiful about these poses, that allow me to dig deep and open myself to the good and bad shit. Yes, I am that person in class, who could literally stay in wheel for minutes. Heart openers are challenging more mentally than anything. They can get a little uncomfortable. They are not easy. They can make you feel a little nauseous….BUT they are truly good for you. They build strength from the inside out.
Why I Ride at Method Ride - I teamed up with Method Ride to switch things up a bit, to get back on the bike, and to help promote this swanky, fun, and ridiculously clean spin studio that is literally a less than 5 minute drive from my home. I have a love/hate relationship with spin and always have, but I love the all the benefits that cycling gives my body. I will dive into why I love going to this studio and why you should join me for a class.
And of course there will be posts about FOOD...WORKOUTS...And some new PRODUCT finds that I am currently loving!
Are you ready? Let's do this. Let's have some fun. Let's get REAL and enjoy summer and this space!