The term ‘self care’ is so corny to me, but at the same time… what else would you call it? You’re taking care of yourself; paying attention to yourself, giving yourself confidence and love, and making time to treat yourself. That’s care, baby. And I’ve really embraced the idea of it in the last few months weeks. I wish it was months, but I guess it took awhile for the idea I’ve been hearing forever to stick with me.
please enjoy my feeble attempt to bring in a visual component to self care
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What a surprise, I went awhile without a post. Since this is my first time writing in 2018, I wanted to first wrap up 2017. In the first few weeks of the new year, I’ve spent a lot of time alone and I’ve done some reflecting on the last year and what it meant to me. It was a pretty big year.
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I made a goal of reading 30 books this year. Last year my goal was 25 and I (barely) hit it, so I figured what the heck, let’s step it up.
I did not step it up. I only read 23.
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Because it’s the winter solstice today, and because my blog has no particularly strong chronological order at the moment, I thought I would share some memories of an especially fall-foliage-filled bike ride.
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A few months ago, I combined a trip to Yosemite and San Francisco. I posted some snapshots of the two days in San Francisco here back in May! And I shared some photos of my time in Yosemite here!
What I didn’t share yet is my excessive photos of flowers from our trip to the San Francisco Botanical Garden.
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Last year in Colorado, Kristen and I decided to avoid any Black Friday messiness and go to the mountains. Not that we previously had many shopping outings, but it felt really great to me to decidedly choose to join the #OptOutside movement and say no to insane consumerism.
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Now that I’m back on the east coast, I sadly do not have access to as many national parks as I once did… I basically live in a national park desert. IT’S TERRIBLE. But really, I was very lucky to travel to so many national parks during my year in the west and I am missing them dearly, BUT Pennsylvania is not a waste land – there is plenty of beauty all over this little state.
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At this point in my life I am just making seasonal playlists and listening to mainly them… and only them. I kind of did that with my monthly playlists in the past, but I guess that didn’t give me as much time to soak the songs in and really get to know them. Become friends. Ya know? So here’s my latest, Autumn Sounds playlist.
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