Goodbye, For Now

Hey Readers.

It saddens me to say that I’m going to be taking a break from writing for a while. I’ve got a lot going on in my professional life that I really need to focus on. I hope this break will give me time to reignite my passions and get back on track with sharing my insights and passions with you! I’ve really enjoyed writing for you and connecting with you, but the focus has always been on finding your happy and self care and I’ve got to do whats best for me!

I wish you the best and this content isn’t going anywhere, so please continue to enjoy it.


Maybe one day we will meet again.


Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep

Spiders revenge.jpgSpider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep

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Happy International Literacy Day! You know I love my obscure holidays, but this one has been around for a while in 1966 the UNESCO center founded International Literacy Day to help spread the word about an international crisis, illiteracy. Thomas Jefferson said, “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” I take this quote to heart in all my efforts, whether they be here with this blog, in my community with my non-profit, or even at work and home. This year UNESCO’s theme for International Literacy Day is creating a culture of literacy. Continue reading

How To: Track Travel Goals in a Bullet Journal

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I just got back from a mini-vacation with my husband. We had the opportunity to travel south and enjoy the South Carolina coast with our dear friends who live down that way. During our 5 hour drive, we got to talking about how much we enjoy traveling and how excited we are to be able to do more and more traveling now that we both have jobs that allow for it. We even started planning a few weekend trips for the winter. Now, we all know that I’m a list maker, and Bullet Journal junkie. For a while now, I have been tracking my wanderlust list, the one I posted way back when, in my Bullet Journal to help me keep track of these goals. Continue reading

Happy Labor Day

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Happy Labor Day! I think this is the first time my husband and I are working at jobs that actually observes Labor Day, and I’m pretty excited. We were able to take our long weekend and go to South Carolina to celebrate a friends birthday and just relax. Is this what being a grown up feels like? The nerdy side of me wanted to know more about why I had this lovely day off, so I did some research. Continue reading

September fitness challenge

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It’s back-to-school season, and you know what that means; back to gym class and forced physical activity. We all know that when the sun is shining and we have all that vacation time we get way more activity than we do the rest of the year. Normally, I’m no different. It’s natural to want to be outside and active when the days are beautiful and long. Before you fall into your old patterns take a look at the activities you enjoyed this summer and then find ways to keep that passion alive all year long. Continue reading

Slow Roasted Herbed Pork Ribs

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Summer is almost over, but grilling season is still going strong. Unfortunately, my tiny apartment does not have any outside space, so I don’t get to grill out often. But, what I miss in grilling I make up for with my oven game. This week along, we have enjoyed brats, steaks, and now my infamous dry rubbed pork ribs. Every now and then our local grocery store has an amazing deal on pork ribs and I always try to stock up on a rack or two when that happens. I don’t always love ribs, and I almost never enjoy them at a restaurant, but I love them when I make them. I’ve taken the time to perfect my personal recipe and cooking method through lots of trial and error, so I hope you enjoy these bad boys as much as I do. Continue reading

Bullet Journal Productivity and Motivation

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If you’ve been following along, you will know that a while back felt overwhelmed by the amount of work I was doing for Bullet Journal, and underwhelmed by my results and resulting productivity. I feel like it’s a human struggle to always be looking for greater motivation and greater productivity in our daily lives. We’re always so pressured to do so much, which is why self-care and productivity tools are so important these days. A couple of posts back, I did a review of daily and weekly layouts for my bullet Journal, as well as a monthly layout and tracker for my bullet Journal. Over the course of this series, we’ve talked about habit trackers and other ways that I track and try to boost my productivity because I know what works for me. I want to share with you some of these best practices. and a bit of background on how I chose which practices to use and how I decided what things worked and didn’t work for me. Continue reading