Thursday, October 3, 2013

barre fit.

Lately I've really been trying to focus on my health.

Now that I'm working full time, it's been easier to get into a workout routine, and I've really been enjoying barre classes.

The first time I went, it was probably the hardest thing I had ever done. Afterwards I was sore for a week and could barely walk up and down my stairs.

Now, I'm obsessed with the workout! It's still very difficult, but it makes me feel strong and in shape. And I'm seeing amazing results.

It's definitely my kind of workout too - it's fun and challenging, but not too intense that I feel like I'm going to pass out.

Have you all ever tried a barre class? If not, I highly recommend you give it a shot!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

living your dreams.

I recently made this quote the background on my phone.

Sometimes I feel like I still have no idea what I want to do with my life. It's not that I have no idea what I want to do; the problem is that I have too many things I want do to.
I want to be a chef, a graphic designer, a writer, a nutritionist, and so much more..

It can be a overwhelming to have so many ways my life could go and no clear direction about what is the right path and how to get there.

This quote reminds me that the most important thing is to start somewhere, anywhere. I can't wait around for a day when  I know exactly what I want to do and how to do it. Instead I need to work to pursue my dreams every single day, and see where life takes me.

Now, how's that for a little motivation to get your through your hump day?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

happy October.

It's officially my favorite month of the whole year: October.

It's finally starting to feel like fall in Chicago, and I'm so ready to snuggle up in leggings, boots and comfy sweaters and enjoy the beautiful weather.

I hope you all are having a wonderful October 1st!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

morning time.

Morning time is quickly becoming my favorite time of day.

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I purposely get up way earlier than I need to so I have plenty of time to leisurely drink my coffee and read blogs and the news before getting ready.

I've found that waking up slowly and taking some time to myself in the morning makes a big difference in my day and allows me to get focused before heading to work. It also gives me time to fully wake up before jumping into the work day.

There's just something so nice about being awake while the world is still quiet and still.

Friday, September 13, 2013

weekend time.

Happy Friday! After a long week of work I am SO ready for the weekend.

My Dad is coming into town from Nashville, and we're going to a NASCAR race in the suburbs. Yes, NASCAR..I'm not the biggest fan, but it should be fun to chill out and spend time with my dad.

Hope you have a good weekend!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

sweet home chicago.

Last night I cruised along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan for a work event.

It's easy to get caught up with life and forget what a beautiful city Chicago is. Last night I was reminded of how much I love this city.

Even though I've lived here for 4 years, Chicago is just now starting to feel like home. When I was in school, Nashville was always my home and Chicago my "college town." Now that I'm living in Chicago after graduation and working in the city, I feel like I'm starting to become more of a Chicagoan.

Nashville will always be my real home, but I love being in Chicago for now. Sometimes it's nice to just enjoy the city and remember how lucky I am to live here.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

hello there.

Hello there. Welcome to my blog - yes, I'm joining the trend and blogging now.
Why, you ask?
Honestly, I just need something to do with myself.

I just graduated from college, and, as cliche as it sounds, I'm trying my best to navegate the "real world." It's not quite as easy as I thought. Yes, I do have a grown up job and pay my own bills now. But other than that I'm not exactly sure what about my life is grown up. I still don't really know what I want to do or who I want to be. So, yes, I'm taking the same route as every typical twenty-something girl and starting a blog.

Who knows, maybe I will figure something out along the way.