June Favorites

Another month has flown by for the year 2018. During that time, I found some items/things that I have come to love and use daily. My favorites don’t necessarily go together, but I thought that I would take a chance to share them with you guys. Let’s get started so that you guys too can (hopefully) love my favorites!

Happy Planner

Surprise to no one that I have once again bought another planner before even finishing

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This is the similar size to mine and one of the designs.

my last one. The brand is called The Happy Planner which you can find at a variety of stores and websites. I found my cute fruit, flower, and flamingo printed “Choose Happy” planner at Michael’s and couldn’t resist. At first, I couldn’t choose from the variety of designs because there were so many cute ones. I love this planner because it shows an overview of things coming up in the month, the whole month, and each day split into three separate sections. It’s also good for two years, so fingers crossed I don’t find another cute one before December 2019

Reusable Keurig Coffee Filter

As Americans, we use too much and waste even more. Some of our waste can’t be recycled and is currently rotting in places it shouldn’t be. One of these such items is a Keurig pod. I love coffee, and I like the simplicity of the Keurig. I was racking my brain for ways to cut back on my own waste, and that’s when I found Keurig’s reusable coffee filters.  Once you make the small investment you have to buy less coffee in general and, if you’re like me, you can bring home coffee that you tried and really like from your last vacation.

8mm (App)

Okay, guys. I’m not one to spend money on apps, but this app is amazing if you like the look of old cameras. 8mm Vintage Camera is a fun way to get your videos to look just like your grandparents’ when cameras first came out. I, personally, love to play around and Screen Shot 2018-07-06 at 5.07.09 PM.pngtake video clips for my own fun putting them together later for a larger video. This app takes any videos you already took or you can take videos straight from the app and puts them into different types of old film. You can add breaks in the film and different borders. It’s an extremely fun way to look at life, and it’s the best app I have ever bought.

Crocs Sandal

For my latest summer job, I am required to wear all black shoes. I am a lifeguard, so I wanted some sort of sandal that wasn’t a flip-flop and didn’t break my bank. I was going

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These are the same ones I use almost every day.

to buy a pair of Chacos, but I couldn’t stomach the money before starting my job. That’s when I found a pair of Croc sandals at my local Meijer. They were more than half the price, and they are comfortable for long periods of time.

DesB Fitness Guide

I have already professed my love for DesB in a previous post (linked here), but this is specifically about the programs she created. I bought Fit In Six which is a six week guide. I just love how it helps me know what my workout will be, and if I have any questions about a move I can look up her hashtag on Instagram. It’s helped me stay focused in the gym.

I know the list was very small, but I hope that you guys have found your own favorites for June. If you have anything you’d love me to try please let me know in the comments!

Sincerely,

Krystal, With a K

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That Fourth of July Feeling

When the end of June rolls around I’m left thinking about one thing: the Fourth of July. I don’t know if it’s the fireworks, good food, good people, or the increased number of American flags hanging up- it’s my absolute favorite holiday.

Some of my very best memories growing up include the Fourth of July. My family and I would wake up early to get ready for one of the local parades, putting on the classic Old Navy American flag shirts that virtually everyone would wear. We would drive to my aunt and uncle’s house to walk down to the parade with my cousins and other family friends. To this day I can still pick out the corner we would put all our chairs on as we would wait for the parade to get started and, most importantly, the candy we would collect and eat way too quickly!

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found myself loving the holiday even more, but for a different number of reasons.

I love the way that the American flags line up and flow in the wind on the bridges near my house. I love getting together with friends or family and hanging out by the pool, beach, or wherever thinking that life couldn’t get any sweeter than this. I love the way we can still gather together as Americans on one night to stare into the sky, “oohing” and “ahhing” at the beauty and wonder that bursts out of the sky during a fireworks show. Finally, I love the sense of pride I get knowing I’m lucky enough to wake up as an American on another Independence Day.

Now, I know what you’re all thinking; “The Fourth of July isn’t really your favorite holiday.” I know there is Christmas and Thanksgiving that also bring people together, but I truly hands-down pick Independence Day for the sheer fact that I feel truly blessed to wake up in this beautiful country every single day.

I hope that wherever you’re celebrating this Fourth of July, that you stop to think of the true reason. Maybe you too will have that Fourth of July feeling that I love so much.

Sincerely,

Krystal,With a K

Love at First Listen

Hello, and happy day! Earlier this year I discovered my love for podcasts. I don’t know if it’s because my cousin introduced me to the world of podcasts or because I got bored listening to the same playlists on my long road trips; either way I’m glad I found it. In no specific order, here are five podcasts I can’t stop listening to.

1. The Health Code

As it says in the title, this podcast is all things health. From relationships to working out, Sarah and Kurt take you through their own personal journeys and days. Each episode makes you feel like you’re right there with them, and they’ve created a “codebook” system to help you remember all their helpful tips and tricks.

2. Armchair Expert

Ever since watching NBC’s Parenthood, I’ve realized my love for Dax Shepard’s quirky, honest personality. I love hearing the playful banter between Dax and his star-studded guests like Anna Faris, Ellen, Kristen Bell, Lauren Graham, and more. This podcast is a great listen, and it inspires me to one day create my own. Dax does a great job at making people realize he (and all his guests) really are just regular people who so happen to be famous.

3. Serial

If this were in a specific order of favorites I would definitely put this one first (sorry, not sorry). I love all things mysteries, and the first season embodies that. This is the greatest mystery I’ve come in contact with, and it is almost indescribable. You will follow the host as she takes you through the cases facts and much opinion. It keeps you on your toes the whole season and gives you an ending you aren’t even expecting. This is great for long car rides (where I’ve listened to it twice!).

4. Modern Love

This podcast is different each episode, and I love the way that each one tells its own unique story of love. Whether it’s about a breakup or a family, this podcast is relatable and often funny. Stories are read by recognizable voices from TV, Broadway, Hollywood, and more. If you’re looking for a podcast that is a different story of different kinds of love, Modern Love is for you.

5. Reply All

Are you internet savvy? Then this is for you. This is new stories involving the internet each episode. You follow people through their own crazy incidences with all things internet. The hosts of this show have extremely soothing voices, and they have playful banter back and forth. This is worth checking out, especially if you’re willing to learn something new.

This post is a bit shorter than usual, but I hope that your ears find pleasure in these podcasts. If you have any recommendations for new ones or specific episodes from these podcasts comment below.

Sincerely,

Krystal, With a K

Life Hacks I Live By

Hello beautiful people! Today’s post is all about my life hacks (or the ones I can think of right away of the top of my head). I’ve been on the Earth for almost 20 years, and there are a few things I’ve learned to help me in my life. These hacks will be anything from health and fitness hacks to school hacks. Like I said before, this is just the list off the top of my head that I do use on a regular basis. These aren’t in any specific order, and the links listed below are not advertisements, just my personal favorites. I hope this helps you guys, and be sure to comment which hack is your favorite!

HACK #1: Cheap Sunglasses

I don’t know about you guys, but it seems like I’m ALWAYS wearing sunglasses. I absolutely love them, and I believe they can say so much about a person. My personal opinion is that you should have as many pairs of sunglasses as you do moods (if you’re like me that’s quite a few). I like to buy cheap sunglasses because then I don’t feel bad if I don’t wear a pair less often than another pair. Also, it’s easy to leave sunglasses in your car, a purse, my dad’s car, and more. If I lose a pair I feel sad because they’re cute, but I hardly feel bad about how much I spent. Usually when I lose a pair of sunglasses I end up buying them again because they were so cheap- that’s the best part! Some of my fav places to buy cheap sunglasses are Target, Pacsun, Charming Charlie, and Forever 21.

HACK #2: Starbucks & Protein Shakes

With this hack I’m kind of cheating because someone else showed this to me when I used to work at Starbucks, but it is the best thing ever! The hack is to order espresso shot(s) in a venti cup and add your favorite protein shakes. I usually order a triple and add Muscle Milk’s chocolate or vanilla protein shake. It’s my way of getting an espresso based drink with half the sugar, carbs, and calories with more protein than a regular Starbucks drink. PLUS, it comes out to less than $4 depending how many shots you get and where you buy the protein shakes. This drink gives me energy and protein to help me stay on track with my health goals.

HACK #3: Take Coasters

This is another stolen hack, but it came from my aunt so I’m saying it’s fine. Whenever I go on vacation I try to take a coaster from my favorite restraints that we visit. It’s a good way to recall some of your best vacation memories without spending more than dinner. I tend to use them around my room or hang them on bulletin boards. I recently found a couple from this fun restaurant we went to in Nashville’s Midtown that had a nautical theme with dragonflies on their merchandise. They were known for their margaritas, and my dad loved them (a little too much if you know what I mean). As you can tell, just seeing my coasters brings back great memories, something you can’t buy.

HACK #4: Always Become a Member

This is something I started doing such a long time ago. Sometimes my friends think I’m crazy for how many places I’m a member of, but becoming a member of places you go somewhere regularly or even once a month is a good way to earn free things. I look at it this way, if I’m going to be obsessed with Starbucks and spend too much money there, I might as well get a free coffee every so often. In addition to earning things when you spend money, you’re likely to earn free things solely because it’s your birthday. Also, sometimes I get better deals or learn about things quicker because I’m a member? For example, I found out about Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun Stadium Tours first because I’m a member of Thomas Rhett’s fan club. Who doesn’t like free things and being in the known??

HACK #5: Mini Deodorant/Mini Body Mist

This is probably a TMI, but I know I’m not the only one who suffers from sweat! I always have a travel size deodorant or body mist (or both) in my purse and backpack. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked across campus and just felt like I needed to freshen up a little.

HACK #6: Student Discounts!!!!!!

Don’t ever be afraid to ask someone who is ringing you up at your favorite clothing store if they have a student discount. The worst they could tell you is no, and the best is that you save a dollar or two on the top you were going to buy regardless of the price. Amazon Prime, Apple Music, Spotify, Adobe, and more offer student discounts. My personal favorite sites that send can send you emails about student discounts with codes are UNiDAYS and StudentBeans.

HACK #7: Set the Car Clock Ahead

This drives some of my passengers bonkers, but this is something I’ve come to love. When I was growing up, my mother made sure my two other siblings and I were always early to anything looking put together. Unfortunately, as I’ve become my own adult I’ve found it impossible to make it to things on-time unless I choose to look like I just rolled out of bed. I have tried extremely hard to break this, so I have set my car clock fast. I DON’T RUSH ANYWHERE rather I try to get into my car at a certain time. Then when I arrive somewhere right on time I’m actually early.

HACK #8: Keep a Reusable Water Bottle Everywhere

Whether I’m living at school or at home, I always make sure to have a reusable water bottle by my bedside, in my car, and just about anywhere else that I spend a large amount of time. This is a good way for me to drink my daily amount of water as well as in case I’m ever just extremely thirsty in the middle of the night.

In the end, I can only come up with 8 hacks I use regularly.  I hope that you guys find some of these hacks useful, or maybe you just find them funny. Either way, I hope you liked this post. Let me know what you think below.

Sincerely,

Krystal, With a K

 

My Favorite “Fitstagram” Accounts

As an avid Instagram user and a girl who is always looking for a new way to stay in shape, I love a good motivational Instagram account. A “Fitstagram” is simply a fitness Instagram account where users post health habits, fitness routines, recipes, and more. With the ever-growing amount of Instagram users and fitness community, I have found myself checking in on certain Instagram accounts more than others to help me with my healthy lifestyle. You will find that I found most of these accounts through YouTube, but later found myself stalking their Instagram accounts much more than their channels. Also, it is important to realize that most of the people I follow do make a living by posting about products they use or create, so if you’re not into that it might be a good idea to steer clear of these accounts. It’s because of this that I decided to share my favorite “Fitstagram” accounts with the reasons why I love them for you guys to check out for yourselves.

Whitney Simmons – @whitneyysimmons

My love for following fitness accounts stems from Whitney Simmons. I first started following Whitney’s YouTube account about two years ago, and I haven’t stopped obsessing over her since. Her YouTube led me to her Instagram account, and I absolutely love it. She motivates me to live a healthy lifestyle through mind, body, and spirit, as well as making sure her followers know how beautiful they are. I love how she tries to always stay positive in all her posts, but she is always honest. I have even made the point to buy her merch because I love her so much. If you follow any of the accounts I suggest in this post, this is by far my favorite one for women.

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Sarah’s Day – @sarahs_day

Like Whitney, I found Sarah through her YouTube. I have been following Sarah’s YouTube for a while, but I found myself more engaged with her Instagram account. She is so real with her followers, and she and her boyfriend recently started a Podcast called The Health Code(if you want me to share my favorite podcasts, comment below!). All of her accounts focus on doing things naturally and living a realistic, healthy lifestyle. She shares tips and tricks that have helped her, but she always recognizes that everyone needs to listen to their own bodies for the best health results. Sarah is awesome at pushing her followers to stay healthy in ways that keep them motivated, like switching up workouts regularly. I have tried to a couple of her smoothie recipes, and they are delicious. Overall, Sarah is super fun and relatable which is one reason I love her accounts so much.

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Des Scoggin – @debs__

I have been following Des Scoggin for about four or five months now. I first found her page through someone else I follow, and I have loved it ever since. Although she is a serious health nut, competing in shows and completely changing her physique for shows which is much different than I am, she is super awesome to follow. She has created an amazing community (Facebook and Instagram) with the fitness guides she has created, and it is awesome to see the women she has brought together. I recently just bought her Fit In 6 fitness guide and am totally excited to use it (if you want me to post about my experience with this guide comment below). Des is a lot of fun to follow, and she too recognizes that it’s a lifestyle. I love following her because she truly cares about the people that follow her, and she even take the time to respond to most of the comments, emails, and other responses.

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Anjuli Mack – @anjuli_fitforlife

I found Anjuli Mack through my Instagram discover page. I love how dedicated to fitness she is as well as her job. I haven’t been following her for that long, so I don’t have as much to say about her. I love seeing what she eats in a day and other ways besides the gym that she stays fit. Anjuli, like DesB, also competes in shows, and loves pushing herself.

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Grace Fit – @gracefituk

I found Grace when she was still a Gymshark athlete (she no longer is an athlete due to pursuing more opportunities). I have also seen her YouTube channel multiple times and have found her pretty engaging. One of the reasons that I like her so much is because she is still in college like I am. She posts workouts, long and short, that are fun Although I am not vegan like she is, she knows the difficulty of staying healthy mentally and physically while being a student. This is a good account to follow if you’re a student trying to get healthy and unsure if you can do it or not.

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Gymshark Train – @gymsharktrain

I have mentioned Gymshark multiple times above. They are a UK based fitness clothing brand, and I have a couple pairs of their leggings. I totally suggest them if you’re looking for a nice, durable pair. They have multiple accounts featuring their athletes of real models, but this is my favorite account out of theirs. This account shows their athletes’ posts (mostly workouts) that you can see all in one account rather than following all the Gymshark athletes. It features both men and women showing various workouts that are pretty simple and easy to follow at the gym once you save them to your Instagram. the athletes are usually wearing Gymshark clothing during the videos, making it a good way to see the clothes in use, for example, how they stay or don’t stay on people while moving around in the gym.

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I know that this was a longer post, but I thought this was a good way to get an inside look at some of my favorite accounts. There are plenty of other great fitness accounts out there, and these are just some of my favorite ones. Comment below what you thought of the post or if this post helped you find a little motivation for a healthier lifestyle.

Sincerely,

Krystal, With a K

The Makeover

Hello all! We are more than halfway through May, and I am officially home for the summer. The end of my school year was busier than ever filled with projects, exams, work, and my sister’s graduation. For more on what’s been going on in my life be sure to follow my social media for more.

As a new season rolls in I have created a new list of goals for myself (go figure, right?). Included on my list of goals was updating and maintaining my blog better than I previously have. With that being said, I decided to give it a little bit of a makeover.

To start off my summer (and to get going on my goals) my good friend and fellow blogger, Cam Peek, and I came up with a number of ideas to motivate one another’s creative content. With her help I have changed the look of the blog as well as updated some photos of myself. In the upcoming months I hope to create more consistent content for ya’ll as well as more diverse content in general. Don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know what you’d like to see.

In the next couple days I will be back with a fresh post. Please take a minute to browse my blog and see if you can spot some of the updates. As always, thanks for taking the time to read this.

Sincerely,

Krystal, with a K.

P.S. Here is Cam’s blog. Be sure to check out her latest updates!

 

 

The Art of a Resolution

3, 2, 1. . . It’s officially here, the beginning of a new year! 365 chances to become someone better. It’s that serious time of the year where no matter who you follow on Instagram or Twitter they are talking about what they are going to change about themselves physically, mentally, or what they’re going to do better. We all have that small voice in the back of our minds saying, “This will be my year,” so we promise to ourselves that we will spend less money on stupid things, go to the gym every day while eating perfectly, or some other unrealistic goal with no actual plan. All of a sudden, after week one or maybe a month, you have failed to continue towards your goal, and you tell yourself, “There’s always next year.”

Another year, another goal that you just didn’t have time for, or it was really too hard. There are a couple problems with most of our New Year’s resolutions. For starters, they are usually unrealistic; are you really going to all of a sudden drop half of your body weight after never working out or eating well a single day prior to this resolution? Are you really going to spend less money on materialistic items after you’ve never paid attention to what you buy or how much money you spend? Losing weight or aiming to spend less money on things isn’t unrealistic, but losing a large amount of weight or cutting your spending habits cold turkey is. Instead of saying you’re going to lose weight, focus more so on smaller goals, for example, packing a healthy lunch every day versus going through the drive-through every day. These small changes can work up to a larger goal. When you think you have reached that small goal make another and then another, working your way up to that larger goal.

Another problem with our new goals is that we don’t hold ourselves accountable. It’s important to write down your goals or maybe tell someone who you’re close to what you’re working towards. Doing something small like writing your goal on a notecard and sticking it to your mirror so you can see it every day will help remind you of your goals each morning. Furthermore, after making a goal do you reflect on how well you’ve worked towards it each week? Mentally telling yourself what you did well towards your goal the past week or what you need to do better the next week (or physically writing it down) can be extremely helpful when it comes to reaching a goal.

Finally, another problem we have when it comes to the goals we make at the beginning of the year is that we don’t make it a habit to change. We often want the change to happen right when we decide it, so when we don’t see the change in the mirror, our wallet, our everyday environment, or any other place we expect to see a change, we often feel like giving up. It’s important to realize that everything takes time, and practice makes perfect. You can’t expect to drink more water each day if you don’t try to be consistent about it. Practice and consistnecy create habit. Once you create habit you will see a change; maybe not overnight, but little by little you will see it and feel it.

Overall, the new year is a great time to take a look at your life to make a change. No matter what you decide to change, whether big or small, be realistic, keep yourself accountable, and make a habit. If you aren’t going to be serious about your goal, do you even really want to make a change that badly?

Sincerely,

Krystal, With a K

 

The Satisfaction of Planning

What is it about the start of a new year or school year where the planners are displayed at every endcap in target that makes you lose track of the reason you are actually there? For me, I always buy a planner that is supposed to last two years, but once the new school year comes around I’m drawn to Home Goods’ “Back to School” collection where the desk organization supplies are all pretty and neat. Maybe it is just me, but the planners take up a whole side of the store; big ones that are monthly, small ones that are monthly/daily, and a whole shelf and a half more of endless patterned options that you didn’t know you needed. Seriously though, I can’t say no to a new planner for back to school.

This years’ choice of planner is a simple, perfect bind (an actual type of book bind), navy blue, planner that says “stay the course” with a boat wheel above it in metallic gold. It even has one of those stretchy pieces of fabric to keep it closed and the pages protected. Despite the cute design, I picked it because of the monthly overview and each week is broken down so that I can see each, individual day.

Planning is something I usually do 110% or not at all. The beginning of a busy school year is where I’m at my full force of planning. I don’t know why I end up losing my so-called planning spirit because there is something to be said about opening it up and seeing exactly what you have planned for each day. Even on my busiest days where it looks like I have time for nothing but work or schoolwork I am able to see that there is time that I can spend doing something for myself. I like to see my homework all written out so that I can check it off when I finish an assignment, and once I’m done seeing an empty list on my day is so satisfying.

I think that a lot of people either don’t want to plan because it can seem like a lot of work and overwhelming. Also, it can feel like you aren’t enjoying the moments that life has to offer. Some people might say that they have nothing to put on a calendar so why even bother. Don’t get me wrong, planning can feel like you’re wishing time away when you open it up to months down the road to add a vacation or appointment to the schedule, but for me, having a plan lets me get things done which opens up more time for myself, friends, and family later on.

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The famous Phoebe Buffay “pla” quote

Now, I wish I had the actual time and the money to create my own planner or buy a massive one with countless stickers to use as a key for what I’m doing each day but I just don’t. I wish that I had that much in me to plan, but the satisfaction for me is lost when I overdo it. The number one reason that I plan is to make sure that I’m on some sort of track for my goals. If I want to reach some type of goal or be successful I try to plan and make goals in my planner which keeps me a little bit accountable because when I open up my planner each day I see that note to myself to keep going.

If you don’t have a planner or you don’t even know where to start, take a trip to your local Target and buy one that fits your personality, or simply search Pinterest for easy ideas. There is no right or wrong way for planning, so go crazy or simply write down a goal. Whatever you do, make it your own.

Sincerely,

Krystal, With a K

 

 

 

The Coffee Shop Hop

Wow! I simply cannot believe that I have been home for two months now. The time sure does fly by quickly. Since my last post I have been trying to be more of a “doer” and less of a watcher. The easiest way for me to be this doer type was to look to the things that inspired me in life. Now, anyone who knows me knows that I have quite the obsession with coffee, and now that I have been working at my local Starbucks for about a month I have become even more of a “coffee connoisseur.”

With that in mind, I decided that one way for me to get to know the city that is just 20 minutes away from my house was to spend more time there. The best way I knew to do this was look at all the attractions it offered. With one google search I noticed the numerous coffee shops in and surround Grand Rapids. It was then that I got the idea to try as many of these coffee shops as I possibly could this summer.

After buying a cheap journal, writing a list of coffee shops on the west side of the state, and telling my closest friends about my idea, I was ready to go. Since creating this journal I have been to a handful of the coffee shops on my list and I still have so many left. At each coffee shop I give the journal to the friend that accompanies me (I’ve yet to go alone yet) and they fill out an entry describing what they like or dislike about the visit.

So far, I’ve had a ton of fun going on these mini adventures that are within driving distance from my house. This has been a good way to stregthen some relationships with old friends and new ones, as well as giving me a space to work on homework for my summer classes. In reality, I know that I won’t be able to finish my list, but the idea of trying new places and different kinds of coffee is so fun.

If you want to be a doer for the rest of your summer, look to your favorite things for inspiration. Below are some pictures of or at the coffee shops that I’ve tried. Here’s to a summer filled with good coffee and better friends!

Sincerely,

Krystal, With a K

**Disclaimer: I have seen other people do this in my area, so when I thought of the idea I did look back to some of the places they went**

 

Sweet Summertime

The trees are full, the sun is out, and the bees are buzzing. The air is warm, the flowers are blooming, and everyone seems to have an extra “pep in their step”. It’s summer!

This seems to be the time of the year that everyone dreams of. Warm nights spent by the lake, the nightly routine of roasting marshmellows over campfires, weekend festivals, concerts, and so much more. As we say hello to the summer sun there is so much to do, for instance, hanging out with friends, cleaning up the yard, attending graduation parties, and working that dreaded summer job to pay for school.

With all the crazy excitement of seeing the friends I’ve missed, making money once again, trying to regain my summer “glow”, and soon start my summer classes it can feel like I have no time for anything and that I can slowly see my summer passing before my eyes. Now, I know what you may be thinking: “Krystal, you’ve had extra time off becasue you’ve been out of school for almost a month and what do you do anyway??.” Well, let me tell you that summer isn’t all fun and games anymore, and I am sure that every adult to read this would laugh and say “Welcome to the rest of your life!”

As of now I have been working two jobs, cleaning my aunt’s house along with random babysitting on the side, and trying to hangout with my family and friends as often as I can. I won’t lie and say that I haven’t been overwhelmed, because I have. With two jobs that don’t give me a consistent schedule (which is not their faults), friends who also work and have their own lives, and family who seem to hangout whenever you work, my life can sometimes seem like it is all over the place.

All these thoughts have been constantly running through my mind this past week, so I have completely decided to take my life day by day. This doesn’t mean that I don’t look to the future because this girl needs to have some things planned out; it’s just who I am. I decided that each full day off from work I will try to catch up with a friend or my family or maybe I will hide out and watch Netflix all day. My life is way to short to drown in something that doesn’t make me even the slightest bit happy and a teeny bit sane. I’ve also decided to try new things, places, and adventures to enjoy the free time that I do have this summer.

Even when life can seem like an endless, repetative movie where you seem to work the same job every day, for me, it is important to make the most of it all. You never know when your last day will come, and although that seems super morbid, we often see too many who leave us unexpectedly. So, let’s make the most of every “bad” day, every great day, and all the in betweens. Don’t be afraid to drop something or someone who doens’t make or bring you a little bit of happiness each day, and don’t be afraid to be utterly and completely yourself. Do something for yourself and someone else every day. Overall, just find your happy and follow it.

Here’s to a summer full of love, happiness, adventure, and the people who help you achieve all three!

“Nights when we kept dancing, changing all our plans, and making every day a holiday” -Onerepublic

Sincerely,

Krystal, with a K