VLOG // Intuitive exercise + starting over

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cWkr2dmZpQ Yes, there's been quite a lapse in posting these past 8 months while I've been studying public health in graduate school. But as you'll see in my video above, blog posts aren't the only thing I hit pause on while focusing on my academic life. If you'd like to follow me on my journey …

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Weathering the storm: Being realistically positive + rainy day office OOTD

For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain. —  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   The saying "when it rains, it pours" has proved to be true not only in recent Virginia weather patterns but also (for the last week) in my love life. It's become one of those …

GROWING OUT A PIXIE CUT: Timeline from start to finish (~2 years)

 So far, this is the year of "should have been"s. Maybe it's my addict side but there's a part of me that, despite any opposing logic or reason, feels I can force situations to completely conform to my will. There's believing in yourself, there's determination, there's hard work, and then there's just being painfully stubborn. Guess …

Aveda Clove Conditioner review: Going back to my natural hair color

Since the true winter temperatures have finally hit Virginia, I've been feeling lazy. This is both healthy and unhealthy for me; I'm one of those people who derives purpose from the habit of "busy" to the point where it can easily tip into toxicity. My version of a lazy night just might be how normal people …

PRODUCT REVIEW: Garmin Forerunner 220 (vs. Polar M400 vs. Forerunner 25)

Still in overtime season so my YouTube and blog posts have been pretty sparse lately. About 52 hours and many neglected chores later, my presence is not needed in the office this weekend. That's right: TWO WHOLE DAYS WITHOUT WORK. Two entire days to catch up on blog posts, volunteer hours, cuddle time with my …