Instagram: The Thief of Joy

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At one point or another, I'm sure we've all felt the negative effects of social media. We wake up in the morning feeling on top of the world, then you log into Instagram. Your sorority sister is engaged! Your cousin is having a baby! A model is exploring Costa Rica with a skimpy bikini, flat tummy, and not a single pimple in sight! Meanwhile, you're laying in bed, wondering why YOUR life can't be that amazing.



How to Date Yourself (Even If You Aren't Single)

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So last week, I posted an Instagram saying that I'm my own woman crush Wednesday (yes, that's what #wcw stands for, mom). In the caption, I mentioned how important dating yourself was, and how I was going to touch on it in a blog post soon. Well, here it is!

Now I know what you're probably thinking when you read the title of this post..."What the heck does dating myself even mean?" It means exactly what you think it means. How would you go on a date with someone you loved? That's your answer.



Sit Down With Sarah | Vol. 8

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How the heck is the last time I did a SDWS in OCTOBER?!? In my head, I always think I never go too long without writing one of these posts, but I guess time just flies when you're having fun! I feel like I have so much to fill you in on! I'm officially on the post-grad side of life and let me tell you, it's definitely a lot different than being a college student!

I've been trying to keep myself busy, and I've sat down a few separate occasions to type out a blog post, but didn't really feel inspired enough to write. Then I remembered one of my favorite posts ever to write is a good ole' Sit Down with Sarah!


Valentine's Day Gift Ideas You'll Adore

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I loooooove Valentine's Day. Even though my boyfriend was extremely lame and asked me to be his girlfriend on vday, I still think it's such a fun and romantic day! This year Michael and I will be celebrating 5 years together, and I'm thrilled to have a day where it's all about US!

Obviously, it's not necessary to buy things for your SO for valentine's day. I think that if it wasn't our anniversary as well, then we'd probably opt to skip out on the ~gifts~. I put together a list of his and her gift ideas ranging from low-end to high-end! And if you're single, it's still great to #treatyoself.




30 Journal Prompts for 30 Days of Gratitude

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We're getting real #deep in 2019, and I'm loving every second of it! And by deep, I mean emotionally deep, since ya know, we're only one month into the year. Writing about ways to connect with others and have a deeper understanding of yourself is just so easy and fun for me! In my last post, I mentioned how being grateful is one of the best ways to show the Universe that you are appreciative for everything that you have. It shows that you are seeing (and grateful for) everything that you are receiving, the big and the small.

The best way to do this, in my opinion, is writing it down. That's why I'm a big fan of journaling! Not only is it a great way to keep track of your previous thoughts and feelings, but it's great for letting out your emotions. Sometimes it can be hard to open up to an actual person, so writing things down on a piece of paper is a healthy alternative.



Stop Settling for Less Than You Deserve

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After graduating in December, the most common thing I have been asked is "so what are your plans now?" And to that I typically answer with "I'm not sure, I'm looking, but I also have a feeling that the right job will come along and fall into my lap." Some people meet that with a smile and tell me how great and optimistic I am. Other people meet it with a grimace and say "Oh, well it's okay to just get a job and get some more experience".

And while that may be optimal for their life, it's not mine. It's so easy to fall into a routine, but I'm here to tell you that you need to stop settling for less than you deserve. I'm a big believer that the universe is always listening and watching. Sounds a little creepy, but we were totally down for it when Santa was involved. If you don't like the term ~the universe~, I'm also a big believer that God, the Universe, Source Energy, and all that higher power lingo is synonymous. For the sake of this post, I'm using the term universe. Get it? Got it? Good.


How to Create a Vision Board to Help You Live Your Dream Life

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A new year means new goals!! I have BIG plans for my 2019, and I hope you do too! My mantra for 2018 was to grow and be happy. I really like to think that, although it was vague, I did a great job of exploring things that interested me as well as letting go of things that were not meant for me.

I spent this weekend planning out a vision board for this new year, and I thought it would be the perfect time to share with you exactly how a vision board can help you live your dream life!