When I was a kid all I wanted was to “grow up” and be a “big kid.” Well…now I am grown up and a big kid and I have decided that I’d like to go back to being a kid! But, that’s beside the point.

So! Here’s my take on adulthood now:

Growing up comes with responsibilities…sometimes responsibilities that aren’t fun or as cool as we had hoped.  Lets see…there’s paying bills, buying groceries, cleaning your house (or apartment), and budgeting (yikes). Those are just a few of the things that come with being an adult.

Being an adult is typically fun.  There’s nothing better than the accomplished feeling you have when your groceries have been purchased, your apartment is spotless and dinner is in the oven cooking! While those things are fun and all there are a few not so fun things that come with adulthood.

I have to be honest with you, budgeting is something I struggle with.  But I am working on becoming a saver, not a spender.  Save money because you have rent to pay, food to buy, gas to fill up your car and many other necessities.  Being an adult means you can’t spend money randomly anymore.

While that might sound awful, miserable, horrible, gross and any other adjective you can think of. I’ve decided it isn’t and I am going to take this whole adult thing and run with it! Budgeting is great, and when I save money I feel so good about my decision.

My challenge to you is: next time you start to wish you weren’t growing up take a second and think about how cool it is to do something responsible! We all have to do it so why not enjoy it!

With love,



New Year…Same You

As the the New Year approached I noticed one common phrase, “new year…new me.”  I have to admit, I’ve used this cliché before.  BUT, this year it got me thinking…a new year doesn’t have to mean a new you.

What about new year…same you?  Don’t change who you are just because the year changes.  Be the same you and better who you are.  Instead of changing your wardrobe, how you act and what you like, you should do things to grow who you are.  Read new books, travel new places, learn more, be open to try new things.

I recently made a list of things I want to do to grow as a person…and here it is

  1. Read often (at least one book a month)
  2. Try sushi
  3. Don’t just go to church, read The Bible daily
  4. Try to learn at least one new thing a day
  5. Don’t stress over the little things
  6. Stay positive

These 6 things aren’t the only ways I plan to better myself as a person, but they are a start of a long list of things I want to do to make 2017 amazing.  God created each and every person in a unique way, so why change that? Growing as the person God created you to be is the most satisfying thing (in my opinion).

So, instead of totally changing who you are in 2017, why don’t you try to be the best version of you that there is.


with love,