31 Days of Gratitude| August 12th – 20th


So I haven’t done these in a few days, whoops. As I said on Instagram (you should check mine out if you haven’t – if you want), there really isn’t an excuse as to why I haven’t posted, just need to get used to this new schedule is all. I think I’m going to go back to posting once or twice a week, even for these. I wanted to make these as “in the moment” as possible, but realistically, ya girl isn’t sitting around after winding down from being up since 4:30 AM to do these. Once or twice a week, but no more. Self-preservation.

To make up for the gap in posts though, I am including 31 DOG from the weekend that I missed, plus all the ones up until this Sunday. That should keep this whole thing moving, right?

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31 Days of Gratitude| August 9th, 10th, and 11th


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So I broke my promise to myself within one post. I think I’m going to start bunching some of these together. My hours aren’t bad by any stretch, but where they fall during the day definitely takes a toll on my stamina. Therefore: I didn’t have enough in me to write today’s post. So, again, I’m going to start writing these a couple days out in one. Hope that doesn’t bother anyone! But…the posts!

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My Bucket List

My Bucket Lists Courtenay's Beauty BoxI have kept records of goals and the like in the past, but I have never made an actual “bucket list” before. I was inspired to make one and document it here after reading this Three-Month Wrap Up post from one of my favorites, Amanda from The Next 7 blog. You should definitely read the post, but there she showed how in this span of time she was able to cross things off from her bucket lists, both short term and long term. Some of the things she had on her lists were things I’ve wanted to do as well, such as travel to Thailand.

With this in mind, I want to make a bucket list of my own! I’m going to link it off here in a separate page. Doing it this way will be helpful for me because I have terrible anxiety sometimes, and often block myself from thinking of goals/achieving them if I do not think I am capable of doing them. In addition, this holds me accountable! Both to myself personally, and for my blogging. I hope to add items to this as I grow personally, and as I grow more comfortable trusting my abilities.

Do you have any bucket lists?


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31 Days of Gratitude| August 8th


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Monday blues are in the past now (until next week of course)! I am trying to keep the steam on this “31 Days of Gratitude” challenge. Not going to lie, it hasn’t been hard to do, but sometimes I’m on the verge of forgetting to write the post for the next day. I could schedule, but I think I said before that I want these to be really authentic, so I’m trying to write them in a stream of consciousness way.

That’s a lot of rambling though – check out day 8!

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My Relationship with Imposter Syndrome

"Imposter syndrome? What the heck is that?" You may be asking.

It's a bitch. That's what it is.

But in all seriousness, Imposter syndrome refers to

A concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a "fraud." – Wikipedia.com

I am typing this right now at 11:07 PM, Sunday night as I prepare for week two of my new job (this will probably be published later). Why is this on my mind now? Because it always is.

I am considering how I am, as I stated above, entering week two of my new job. It is my first real job outside of school, in an industry I wanted to get into (whether I am passionate about being in this industry is another question). The pay is pretty good in this context, there are great benefits, lots of autonomy, and the support system is great. What negative thoughts could possibly come out of this? In order to parse out these thoughts, let me explain how I landed in this place.

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31 Days of Gratitude| August 5th & 6th


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I wrapped up my first week of work! As such, the weekend wasΒ supposed to be spent recuperating from the adjustment. However, this didn’t happen haha. I wasn’t able to do all of the blogging I wanted to do this weekend (including these posts), nor was I able to check out other posts! No worries though, I’m on it this week.

Anyway though, here are the 5th and 6th installments ofΒ 31 Days of Gratitude! Read below to see what’s up!

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31 Days of Gratitude| August 4th


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T – G – I – F! Today I wrap up the first week of my new job! Would any of you want to hear about it? There’s a lot to share! I want to start writing more of what the micro audience I have wants to see though. Not too much of that though, let’s get into today’s post…

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31 Days of Gratitude| August 3rd

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It’s almost Friday y’all, praise.

I’m not going to try to come up with a different opening for every single day because I’m lazy I don’t have enough time. So, I’m just going to quote the first post so you get the gist of what’s going on here, and then we can jump to the topic of the day πŸ™‚

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