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better than before

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books / review / self-improvement

In case you haven’t noticed, I am alllll about self-improvement. It’s not because I think I’m so messed up (although let’s not pull at that thread), but rather that I think, as humans, it’s essential that we keep learning, keep growing, and keep opening our minds to different possibilities. That being said, one of the most effective books I read last year was Better than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits, by […]

just a quick thought

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article / author / beauty / blog / books / feminism / love / motherhood / women

Hi guys! This is kind of random, but I was just reading this article from Cup of Jo (love, love, LOVE her), and something stood out to me that I want to remember. The article is on Emma Straub, best-selling author of The Vacationers. While the article focuses mostly on her ‘beauty uniform’, I particularly loved this little snippet from Straub when asked about how she will talk to her sons about beauty when they […]

adulting, by kelly williams brown

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adulting / books / essentials / grown up / life / reading / responsible

If you’ve been around me for more than 30 minutes in the last three weeks, you may have heard me mention my new favorite book… {sorry Conrad, I’m talking about it again!} I picked this up from the library before our mini-moon, and could not put it down the entire trip! As Kelly Williams Brown clarifies early on in the book, adulting does not have anything to do with adultery, but rather, how to adult […]

life after college

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adult / adulting / adventure / advice / anxiety / beginning / blog / books / challenge / do's and don'ts / everyday. travel / explore / lena / work

Hi friends!Welcome to May! In a few weeks it will officially be one year since I completed grad school, which has got me thinking about the past year. Despite having been in school for, oh, let’s say, the last 20-or-so years, I think I probably learned the most about myself during my first year out of school! I thought it might be interesting (and possibly helpful) for any near graduates to hear about my struggles […]