Two things in today's blog post: 1) A revival of #MondayMusings and 2) We're talking goals and resolutions! Despite the trend showing people moving away from resolutions, I think they're good to have. Read more about a few of my New Year goals under the Life & Style tab.
It's been a while since I did a #MondayMusings post. My #MondayMusings posts are intended to be a little pick me up for those rough Mondays we all have from time to time. I get the chance to share things like what I'm reading, watching, wanting, and trying with you all!
Last day of the year and I finally give you all a post after being MIA for two months! Welp, life happens!
2016 has definitely been a whirlwind. It may have been one of the weirdest years for humanity, but it was by far one of the best years I've ever experienced.
It's so cool thinking that this time last year I was hanging out in Palm Springs, California and roaming around downtown Los Angeles taking in the sights. Obviously I did all the touristy things, but I still had a blast.
After beginning the year in California, I made my way back South to celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Watching the mini parades move throughout the French Quarter was so much fun, not to mention that ten pounds I gained while I was down there. If you;re a food, you need to get down there!
Once I returned home from all my travels, things slowed down a bit. I was still on the hunt for a job and prepping to take the GRE so I could submit applications to graduate programs. Plus, I got to dig in a bit deeper at church by serving in childrens' church regularly. Even though I was content at where I was in life, I knew I was destined for something more.
And then, it came! It was one of those scenarios where everything good happened all at once. I accepted a new job to tide me over until classes began, was invited to interview for another job out in Houston, and was admitted to my new two year grad program. And to be honest, it's only gotten better since then!
I worked all summer and saved everything I could so I could get back to Tuscaloosa for school. I mean, ya'll, I signed a lease for the first time without a guarantor, put utilities in my name, and officially moved out of my parent's house!
Once September rolled around school was in full swing. I have to admit, the transition phase was pretty hard for me to handle. I was doing everything on my own. Maintaing my own place, being financially responsible, taking advantage of all the opportunities and activities graduate school provides, and just staying sane was a lot harder than I thought it would have been. Honestly, the struggle was definitely worth it. I found out that I'm much stronger than I ever knew I could be! I took on new challenges and said "yes" for more than I ever would have in the past.
Despite 2016 being that one year we'd like to black out of the history books with a Sharpie marker, it was one heck of a year for me! So here's to 2017-- new experiences, new challenges, new adventures!
Happy Monday loves!! I am currently en route to Alabama from Pennsylvania [travel post later this week!] and wanted to share a few good reads for you. Over the past few months, I have been on an estimated 20 flights and needless to say, I'm beginning to feel it in my body and soul. I'm having a blast traveling everywhere, but man it really can take a toll on your body. Not to mention, I've missed a few too many 8am Sunday morning church services. But instead of wallowing in my aches and pains, I've decided to combat it!
If you know me, you know I was a 'yogi' back in college. Seriously! I attended 1-2 yoga classes on a weekly basis during undergrad. *Gosh I miss college. I loved it a ton but eventually fell out of it when classes required more attention and post-graduation. I've decided to get back into the flow. I actually saw Yoga Girl in Target a few days ago but it was priced at $20+. Needless to say, I left it on the shelf and found it on Amazon for $13. Once I get back into the yoga flow, I'm sure my bones won't be as achy from all my plane rides!
One thing that doesn't get my achy is reading. I'm almost finished with Pastor Brian Houston's book, Live Love Lead, and it truly is a great read! It's in no way a substitute for church or delving deeper into His word, but instead, it's a great addition. And now that Pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr.'s book, Sandcastle Kings is available for pre-order, it looks like I'll have enough material to fill me up spiritually while up in the sky. I'm so excited to read both of these books and use them in addition to other material.
It seems like we're always on the go nowadays, so finding time to take care of our physical and spiritual selves can be taxing. Take some time to find things that help re-fill your body & soul!
Monday Musings are back!! I hope each and everyone of you are having a splendid day so far! Like always, I scour the internet (i.e., Pinerest) for things that draw my attention and share them with you all here.
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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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