Yoga Teacher Training

     I’m finally doing it. I say finally because I’ve been trying to find a way to make it work for about three years I think and it finally does. Kind of. I don’t know how I’ll be able to pay for school next semester but sometimes you have to just go for something and if it’s meant to be you will find a way to make it work and it’s worth that risk. This was worth it to me. 

     This time a year ago, I never would have made this leap into uncertainty. But I’ve grown a lot and this decision goes to show for it. 

     I hope you have or find something that’s worth a risk. 



Is there anyone else in the zero waste/environmental/health world that’s also in college?  I would love to exchange ideas on how to make this all work while going to school!


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March Goals

Here are my goals this month. At the end of this month I’ll come back to these and reflect on how I did. Here goes! 

  • Read some of the bible every day
  • Read at least two books (I finished Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie today, does that count?!)
  • Open my Etsy shop 
  • Blog twice a week 
  • Continue to declutter my room
  • Sell clothes on vinted or poshmark (let me know if you use either of these! I love them!) 
  • Work out  at least 4 times a week

Okay, seeing them all written out, it looks like a lot but I think I’ve got this! If anyone has any time management ideas or tips, pleaaase help a sister out. What are your goals for March?  

Goals for 2015

Hey guys! So it’s that time of year when everyone sets goals for themselves to accomplish in the upcoming year. This year, instead of just listing goals, I also made steps to help me achieve these goals. Here they are:

1. Read some of the Bible every day

2. Get all A’s this semester

3. Sign up for yoga teacher training

4. Begin transition into plastic-free/zero waste lifestyle

5. Put more effort in blog/YouTube (I’m thinking about making YouTube videos! If I did, what kinds of videos would you like to see?)

6. Write more

So those are some of the things I want to do this year. I’m trying to stay really focused and driven in my goals, but also working on letting go and being content throughout life in general. Does that make any sense?

I want to know what your goals are for this year, let me know!

Eating Clean on a College Budget

Hey everyone! I hope your week has been fantastic.

Today I want to share with you how I manage to buy most of my food (I still live at home) while paying for school. I love to dig through Pinterest and look at tips on how to make and save money, so I wanted to show you all how I put them into practice!

  • I have a part time job. I work an average of 25-30 hours a week. Right now, I’m in the process of changing my major so I’m taking less credit hours. Next semester I’ll probably work closer to 20-25 hours due to the increase of credit hours.
  • Use money saving apps like Ibotta, Checkout 51, and Snap. These apps are super easy to use and the money saved adds up quickly. I never go to the store without checking these first!
  • Meal plan to cut down on waste. At the end of the week, I plan out what I’m going to eat the next week and make a grocery list.
  • I buy almost everything on sale. If it’s not on sale, then I most likely won’t buy it!
  • Look for reduced and manager’s special items. These items are most likely about to expire, if you are ready to use them right away, the savings are great!
  • Don’t buy everything organic. As much as I would love to, I just can’t buy everything organic. But the Dirty Dozen is a good place to start!

I hope these tips help you! They sure have helped me a whole lot! What are some things that you do to save money?

Shower Decisions

I’ve always thought it was so weird that people are expected to make life decisions at the age or 18. Having to know what is going to make you happy enough to do for the rest of your life when you’re still in high school is insane. So, here I am, in my second semester of college, failing my math class and loving every second of my part time job. If you read through this post, thank you, my plan is to kind of rant about the different directions I feel that I’m being pulled in. 

1. Registered Dietitian– with nutrition as my major, being an RD would be my end goal. I love all my nutrition classes and learning more about it all. But the actual “school” bit is killing me. I can’t help but think about how I’m spending my young years in a classroom instead of being outside or reading under a tree or anything else better than listening to professors go through a PowerPoint. 

2. Yoga Teacher– I love every minute of every yoga class I take. From the routine of Sun Salutations to busting my face trying to get Crow, I love it all. I’ve always said that whatever I do, I want to be able to look forward to it every day, never just go for the paycheck. 

3. Prek-3rd grade teacher– Right now, I work for an after school program through my local YMCA. I’m an assistant teacher at a preschool and at an elementary school. I’m so blessed to have this job because it doesn’t feel like work. The kids make my day. 

So I have no idea. Why can’t I just do everything I want to do?! All this life-thinking makes me want to just stay in a shower or something forever. I feel weird saying that, but I always come up with the best ideas in the shower. Are any of you torn between careers? Where do you make your best decision-making?