Hurricane Irma Prep

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Hey guys! How fitting, that the second day I’m supposed to write a blog post about self care, I end up spending my evening taking care of all the things I need to do before Hurricane Irma hits Florida.

Crazy.

So I don’t have much to talk about today. But I didn’t want to let the day go by without posting for day two. For now I’m battening down the hatches and praying that the worst of this storm is over.

Positive vibes and/or prayers would be appreciated!

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21 Days of Blogging

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I’m back!

Hello everyone. Been a long time, hasn’t it? Life has been crazy lately and it’s left very little time for blogging. To be honest, I’ve left myself very little time for lots of things that are good for me. When life gets busy with things that I have to do, I end up neglecting the things that I want to do. This is not the way I want to continue my life. It’s so important to do the things that set your soul on fire, as well as the things that keep you healthy and thriving.

So over the next 21 days I am committing to doing two things.

  1. Write everyday. I want to post on the blog once a day for 21 days just to show myself I can create this habit.
  2. Exercise. I’ve found that exercising helps my anxiety tremendously. I don’t know if it’s endorphins, the adrenaline, or pride in finally taking care of myself, but it works.

This is a start. I’ve heard it takes 21 days to create a habit, so if I can get myself to write and exercise daily, I’m hoping that I’ll start to feel a difference in daily life. I’ll obviously keep you posted on how it’s going, but in the meantime wish me luck. Making habits is hard. But I know I can do this.

See you tomorrow.

Books to Read When Your SO is Deployed

…or at bootcamp, or living in another place, or super busy with military life.

These are the books that I read during long stretches of absence, when I need to find comfort in something small. Some of them are fiction, some are not. Some are self help, some are not. I figure it’s good to read a little bit of everything. Because military SO’s need all the help we can get.

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1. How to be Married by Jo Piazza
You don’t have to be married to get the fruits of Piazza’s bare-it-all narrative, but it doesn’t hurt. She goes into the nitty gritty of what it means to choose one person, and then she explores what that means to different cultures. Ultimately, How to be Married shows that there’s no One Way to be together, just do do your best. I’m currently reading this one.

2. The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
Communication is Hard when your SO isn’t there to talk to face to face. Palmer is an expert at asking for what she wants, and she’s very keen to teach you how in this touching memoir about the music business and art for arts sake. “I trust you this much. Should I? Show me.”

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3. Rising Strong by Brene Brown
Brene Brown has her PhD in vulnerability. Okay, not literally. But she should. This book is super important because it shows us how to rumble with the stories we make up for ourselves, especially the ones based on fear and distance. It’ll teach you how to communicate the stories to your significant other.

4. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Historical, unbelievable, and a true hero’s journey. Sometimes, it’s nice to read about those who came before our SO’s and survived. Admittedly, this one is a bit harrowing, so maybe try it when you know your SO is home and safe if you’re concerned for their safety.

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5. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
This one I think is particularly great for Navy SO’s. It’s got time travel, sailing, action, romance. Mostly, it’s a great escape from missing someone. But as someone who loves a sailor, that aspect was really fun for me.

6. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Do you remember how you fell in love with your SO? All the butterflies in your stomach, the wondering if they felt the same. Those first kisses… This book is sure to remind you of that. Rainbow Rowell is queen of romance in my eyes, and she’s really great at conjuring that “falling in love” feeling.

My Most Anticipated Summer Reads

2017 Summer Reads

Summer is almost here and I’m super excited to get a ton of reading done while basking in the beaming, hot Florida sunlight. This is my reading list. Some are brand new (or not even out yet) and some I’m finally wanting to get around to. Click on the title for an Amazon link.

1. Once and For All by Sarah Dessen (Out June 2017)
2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Out June 2017)
3. Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman
4. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
5. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
6. Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
7. A Million Junes by Emily Henry
8. Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook
9. The Dreamer by EJ Mellow
10. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Have you read any of these? Comment below with what you thought.

I’ve Got Something For Goliath

I’m so excited to share this announcement with all of you! After thinking about becoming a Beachbody coach for a while, I finally attended a Facebook Live event that described what it was all about. The overwhelming consensus that I got was that coaches GET RESULTS. Whether it’s the accountability of other coaches, the idea of people watching your journey and getting inspired, or even knowing that you’re invested in the products, coaches get shit done.

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