Hello loves! I'm slowly making sure my way out of my recent funk. I've had a lot of time to pray and think about some things. Plus, this Spring time weather is really bringing the best out of me! *Sidebar: Did you all know there is a form of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seriously! Most people who suffer from this end up having the "winter blues" or experience depressive symptoms in the summer season. Let's just say, I was probably suffering from the "winter blues" along with all the other stuff going on in life. So glad I'm moving past that!
Luckily for most of us across the U.S., we're experiencing some delightful spring temps! It's been in the 80s these past few days and I've started to pack up my boots and dust off my sandals!
I put this transitional look together this past weekend for a walk downtown. This top is light and breathable with long sleeves to keep my arms warm when it's still chilly early in the day. I knew I'd be out and about when the temperatures rose so shorts were a must! I grabbed this pair from Target last summer before my trip to California and I love wearing them! You can shop similar transitional tops here, here, here, and here!
Plus, with the warmer weather is just begging for me to strap on sandals! In my honest opinion, Target has a fairly wide selection of sandals within a reasonable price point. I wanted to purchase this pair of sandals a few months back at my local Target, but they were priced higher than I wanted to pay. But listen up dear friends; persistency pays off! I ended up snagging this pair for $11 only a few weeks ago!
I opted for my red crossbody bag for a bit of color and threw on a pair of mirrored sunnies to complete the look. I've linked a some options for shorts, shoes and bags (all under $25) for you below! Have fun transitioning into the Spring!
I know what you're thinking-- No cupcake or cookie recipe? Not today my friend. I'm switching things up and sharing what it's been like on the journey to a healthier diet! I'm only a few weeks in but I can already feel a difference.
At the beginning of this year I participated in a 21 day sugar fast and I can definitely tell a difference in the way I eat and digest things now. After the 21 days, it was hard to go back to snacking on sweet things. I no longer had it in me to consume 3 chocolate chip cookies in one sitting. And it wasn't just sweet treats that made me feel off, it was dairy too! My stomach would be in so much pain after I finished a bowl of cereal or ate any type of ice cream or yogurt. So, to make things better on my stomach and put a fresh spring in my step, I'm making an attempt at gradually ditching sugar & dairy!
But here's the thing, when you remove something from your life, diet, or whatever it may be, you have to fill that space with something else. It's not enough to just reduce my artificial sugar or dairy intake alone, I have to fill in those gaps! And I've decided to fill them with lots of fresh fruits & greens, lean proteins, and healthy grains.
Hi loves. Can I be real with you all? I feel like I can because we're slowly forming this relationship where we can really relate to one another...
Where do I even start? I have just been so out of it these past few weeks and I'm slowly (very slowly) getting back into the swing of things. Unfortunately, I've had more loses than wins recently and it's really taking a toll on me emotionally, mentally, and physically. I literally feel like I've just been dropped off in a foreign country with no phone, no money, and no direction. Just standing there in the middle of the street with everyone passing around me. I guess it's just because I'm in this crazy, awkward stage in life right now? Job hunting, looking into graduate programs, deciding on a career path -- not for the faint of heart my friends. Plus, I think my lack of travel has stifled my creativity! Not to mention other stipulations I'd rather not go into detail about.
So, over the past few days, I've started digging my way out of this pitiful pit I've put myself in. I'm earnestly seeking employment I'm qualified for within the tri-county area. I've selected a graduate program to apply to. Plus, I've decided to list and research areas across the country and different career options I'm interested in. I'm slowly trying to figure it out! But the highlight of this awkward part of life is that I've finally created a little routine for myself which is a task in and of itself for me!
Let me tell you, I am awful at routines.
[Examples] Take medication as prescribed? Probably not. Turn Netflix off after that last episode? *Continues to watch episode after episode after episode. Actually leave home on time? Girl, I wear this MK watch to make my wrist look good, not tell time.
But this new routine I've developed has been going strong for a good 2 1/2 weeks now. Ya'll, I get up every morning between 8am and 9:30am and go running! Not actual running takes place. It's more like half walk, half jog. But still, I get my lazy but up and do something productive. And I'm not talking about just a few laps. No, ma'am. Ya girl adds a mile each week! I started with just 2 miles and now I'm up to 4 miles everyday this week. Next week will be 5 miles, the next 6 miles, etc. I'm not even complaining about it or dragging either. I actually really, really enjoy it! Running gets my mind going and creative juices flowing!
With all of that said, I just wanted to let you all know I'm alive and well. I'm still into this blogging thing and I hope you all continue to hang around!
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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