Journal Prompts for Your Highest Self

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Let's do a check-in here. How ARE you? You feeling okay? I hope you are. Times have been tough, but I want you to know that I love each and every single one of you that stumbles across my blog. I will always be here for you if you need a friend.

As for me, I've been feeling a lil bit 'meh'. I think I'm hitting a roadblock and feeling some real burnout in the creative areas of my life. Your girl needs a vacation and thankfully has one planned real soon.

Blogging for me has always been one of my favorite ways to push through the hard parts of life. So here I am!!

Today I want to talk about showing up for your highest self. And I know you're thinking "Sarah, I don't even show up for my right-now-self". To that, I say, "same girl." But that doesn't mean we can't or shouldn't strive to become the gal (or guy) we know we can be.

It's time to get out your trusty journal and favorite pen and think. Imagine your absolute highest self. What does that feel like? Who is she/he/they? Below is a list of questions to ask yourself as you journal.

Beach-Ready Amazon Finds

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I'm so excited to FINALLY go on a vacation! The past year has been so hard on everyone, and I know we're all feeling the travel bug. Since we're all vaccinated and enjoying #ShotGirlSummer (because getting vaccinated is your duty as a good/kind/caring human being), I'm going to South Padre Island with my in-laws next month!

Since I haven't been to the beach in what feels like 100 years, I stocked up on some new things. Everything linked is under $40. I guess this is also a great update to add to my capsule wardrobe series since they're all basic items I can easily rewear and reuse. 

Stud sandals | Bikini Hexagon sunglasses | White coverup | Sun hat | Layered necklaces

Spring Roundup: Top Vegan Shoe Picks

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I'm so happy the weather is finally warming up here in Texas! We still occasionally get a chilly morning, but so far, my husband and I have been able to get lots of use out of our backyard. My day feels complete once I get to stretch out on a blanket and read a book.

The warm weather also brings a whole new level of #shoegame. I usually buy a new pair of sandals each year that I wear the heck out of all throughout spring and summer (and honestly sometimes into the fall because Texas weather is weird, y'all). 

Here's a great roundup of some vegan-friendly shoes for spring and summer!

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What I Read in January 2021

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My Goodreads goal for 2021 is to read 52 books. So far I've read 9 books which means I'm 4 books ahead of schedule if I keep up with this pace! (PS add me as a friend on GR so I can see what you're reading!)

As always, I read all of these books on my Kindle Paperwhite which I cannot recommend enough. They're waterproof, have a dark mode, and have a glare-free screen so you can easily read in the sun. Totally not sponsored but a gal can dream!!

Building My Capsule Wardrobe

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Last week, I shared that a big goal of mine in 2021 is to save more money. Although I'm not the type to drop big bucks on clothing, I definitely find myself scrolling on Instagram boutiques in my free time. (Speaking of - shoutout to my bestie girl, Julia, for opening her own shop @shopmylumina)

I don't buy myself new clothes very often thanks to Poshmark always having good deals on secondhand clothing (use my code SMORRISONN to save $10). But I found myself becoming overwhelmed with the amount of clothing yet lack of outfits in my closet. I've always been intrigued by the idea of a capsule wardrobe, so I thought 2021 would be a great year to build one!

So what is a capsule wardrobe exactly? According to Wikipedia...

Capsule Wardrobe: The term has come to refer to a collection of clothing that is composed of interchangeable items only, to maximise the number of outfits that can be created. The aim is to have an outfit suitable for any occasion without owning excessive items of clothing. This is usually achieved by buying what are considered to be "key" or "staple" items in coordinating colours.

My aim is to only own pieces that I love and actually enjoy wearing. Goodbye itchy tight sweaters, hello oversized comfy chenille! I also thought it would be super fun to share my journey of picking out the pieces to build my capsule wardrobe.

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5 Money Mantras for the New Year

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A new year always brings around new goals. My goal for this year is to make and save some major $$$. Being financially responsible isn't always easy at a young age, but my parents really enforced good money habits in my sister and me. 

My husband and I are really lucky to say that we only have one "debt" of his car payment. We never carry over a credit card balance and I make it a priority to save a large portion of our paychecks each month. It makes me confident for our future knowing that if something were to happen, we would be okay financially.

I've talked about the law of attraction and manifestation on the blog before. Basically, the more you see/talk/think about something, the more likely you are to bring it into reality. It's like passing Starbucks every day on the way to can't help craving a Venti Coldbrew. You see it. You crave it. You want it. But if you started going the other way and avoiding the Starbucks line altogether, you may save yourself some money and avoid the caffeine jitters. Thank U, next.

Since my goal this year is focusing on abundance and money, I thought I'd share the mantras I'll be using, as well as some tips to help you manifest the big bucks for yourself.

My Favorite Reads of 2020

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I won't be bold and claim that 2020 was my year. Although I got engaged (and recently married), my year kinda sucked too. But with quarantine, I have fallen even more in love with reading!

I was originally just using my phone with the Kindle app, but it gave me anxiety when I saw notifications pop up while I was reading. I usually ended up scrolling on Instagram when I had set aside time to read.

At the beginning of quarantine, I knew I wanted to get a Kindle. But it was also hard to justify that much money on something that's only for reading. My sweet momma of mine sent me a surprise gift and told me to get one for myself when it was on sale.