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This Is Whole30: Week One Update

What is Whole30? Whole30 is a nutritional program designed to help you redesign your relationship with food. A lot of food items we consume on a daily basis have huge potential to cause major inflammation within our bodies (ex. gluten, legumes, sugar [real and artificial]) This 30 day guide eliminates those foods and teaches you how to eat real  food.

I emphasized “real” because I know I personally indulged in too many things that had ingredients lists as long as your arm, and additives I have never even heard of! It is a nice change to consume foods with either very limited ingredients on their label, or no label at all (fruits and vegetables)

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Adventures, Just Because

My Travel Bucket List: Within the U.S.

Awhile back I posted a poll in my Instagram stories, asking everyone what my next blog post should be. The options were: my travel bucket list or a letter to my teenage self. It was a very close poll and actually, the letter to my teenage self won (by one vote) Although I think one day I should write that post, and I should write it from the heart (nothing cliche or superficial), I am not emotionally ready at this time to do so.

My Travel Bucket List it is!

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The New Rules of Engagement

Before writing this post, I looked up what the definition of blogger actually was. According to Google, a blogger is a person who regularly writes material for a blog. That’s it. So, why is it that we are made to feel like less of a blogger if we don’t have thousands of Twitter followers? Can’t I just write posts and call myself a blogger?

Recently I have noticed the push to build your following on social media, and I’ll admit, I have jumped on my share of “blogger trains”. I felt, since I was so new (still am, really) that this was the best way to get my presence known on social media, and honestly, it worked to a certain extent. Over the last week, however, a more competitive, and less supportive, environment in the online blogging world has come to my attention. That is what inspired me to write this post. Of course, I only have a small sample size of the blogger community on social media (seeing that I only follow about 200 people) so, my statements are based on my experiences, which may differ from yours.

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game

This weekend I had plans to start a blogging challenge to build my content. I wanted to start yesterday but I couldn’t, and for a very amazing reason. I became an Aunt!!! I was already so excited for that day to come since I was told my sister would be having her first child. However, there are feelings that overwhelm you the second you see those tiny ears, and hearing the little cries that melt your heart. I am overjoyed to finally be an aunt and am so proud of my sister for all she went through to bring her daughter into this world.

Anyways, back to blogging…

With baseball season picking up speed in the month of May, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite places ever…AT&T Park!!

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Just Because, Mental Health

Breaking Bad [Habits]

Today I found an article about  29 Habits to Break Before Turning 30. Now, as you may know, I have already arrived at my third decade of life, and some of the habits listed within this post I can proudly say I actually did break within the last few years (hooray for me!) However, there were a few stubborn traits that I am having trouble parting with, one being not pursing something I love.

Some can assume that laziness is a factor in my lack of accomplishments in life, but really, its because I can talk myself out of anything, at anytime, any day! Not that I am not lazy (because that was going to be the other habit I wish I didn’t have if I didn’t choose this one) but its not laziness that is the little voice inside my head telling me I can’t do something.

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Always [day]dreaming…
I have always had big dreams. I had multiple majors when in [community] college, I attended two different trade schools (cosmetology and culinary), and I even planned on moving up within a company I had worked for for a few years but instead, I quit a few months before beginning the stepping stone process. I have asked myself if I am really just that indecisive. Although I admit that I can be, its really because I didn’t believe I would be good enough at any of those things so I just bailed (minus culinary school; I mentioned that in 15 facts about meEvery major I ever wanted to pursue, I convinced myself that I could not complete the prerequisites, and/or, it would take too long and I would be too old to start a career in “insert any career title here”. This blog almost didn’t make it passed two, or three posts, because I didn’t think I had enough interesting things to write about.

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