I can hardly believe it! New York City has officially entered phase 3 of reopening! Social distancing rules are a bit less strict and salons, shops, and even outdoor dining are welcoming guests again! Slowly but surely, life is seemingly returning to “normal”…
But “normal” is not okay…
Don’t get me wrong, I am THRILLED for the businesses in my community to reopen, and to once again experience the simple joy of hugging my friends and family. But there is so much more to the “normal” life we were living PRE quarantine that we simply can not return to.
Continue reading “Let’s NOT return to “Normal””
If you haven’t noticed, I’ve shifted my focus recently…
There I said it!
I’ve shifted from exclusively focusing on the blog to channeling my energy into my in-person and online event series and community, Ditch the Clique.
But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean I’m leaving THIS space!
Continue reading “It’s Hard to Admit But It’s Time for Change”
Don’t get me wrong, I’m doing my best to live in the NOW and appreciate the little things, BUT that doesn’t mean I’m not still dreaming about life after quarantine.
In fact, I’ve recently caught myself day dreaming about the food I’ll eat, friends I’ll hug, and places I’ll travel post quarantine and THAT’S OKAY! I mean, we all need something to look forward to, right? Personally, I think as long as we allow dreaming about life after quarantine to motivate us rather than discourage us, it’s absolutely healthy and OKAY!
And like the true fashionista I am, I can’t help but dream about what I’m going to wear after quarantine, too! Creating outfits that express my personality and mood is an artistic and inspirational outlet for me, so it seems like a fair addition to my list of post quarantine dreams!
But the question is…what am I wearing after quarantine?
Continue reading “What I’m Wearing AFTER Quarantine”
Right now, life feels out of our control…
Our day to day lives have been turned upside down! Schedules are non existent (what is time, anyway?), and in-person connection is no longer…LITERALLY. It truly feels as though there is nothing to work for or look forward to.
But recently, I was met with the quote “Don’t be a slave to your thoughts; control them” and honestly I was OVERWHELMED by its truth. It reminded me that in times of uncertainty and sadness we have the choice to reclaim control when we focus our thoughts on the positive rather than negative. Now don’t get me wrong, not-so-great moments in quarantine are allowed and NECESSARY! But only when used as a means to process and move BEYOND!
But HOW do we focus our thoughts on the positive rather than negative in order to reclaim control?
Well, I’m no expert BUT keep reading for a few ways I’ve worked to regain control of my thoughts and my LIFE in quarantine.
Continue reading “3 Ways to Reclaim Control”