By:

Cara O'Donnell

positive energy

Happy Sunday Friends! I wanted to build this next post off from some a older posts (How do you create happiness? & How to lose that extra weight), as I truly believe there are some smaller elements that can help contribute to both. Positive vs Negative Energy One of the things I mentioned previously is the importance of positivity. Positivity brings a lighter attitude and atmosphere to your being, but unfortunately atmospheres aren’t always solely made up by you. Imagine yourself as a someone who emulates light, and all you want to do is create more light for everyone else…

Well friends, we are finally at the design stage, the next step in our house journey! And holy moly am I ever excited. As I expressed before, interior design is one of my true loves. Being able to be design our entire house is so exciting, but it is SO scary as well. What if what we choose looks horrible? What if we change our minds? How are we going to afford all of the upgrades we want?

As some of you may already know, two weeks ago I announced that Rob & I are building a house. If you didn’t know, head on over to the first post of our house journey, here! Well friends, we are finally at the design stage! And holy moly am I ever excited. As I expressed before, interior design is one of my true loves. Being able to be design our entire house is so exciting, but it is SO scary as well. What if what we choose looks horrible? What if we change our minds? How are we going to…

everything happens for a reason

Before we begin, I know what you’re thinking and no – this isn’t a fitness post. I’m the last person that can tell you anything about working out, about how to count your macros (I have no idea what that even means if we’re being honest) or what dietary changes you should make to get to your goal. I want to talk to you about another type of weight. The type that a lot of people don’t realize they have. Those pesky few pounds you think you can’t escape from. I’ve been making a very conscious effort over the past…

It’s finally here! If you’ve been following along the past 4 weeks, you’d know that I’ve been hinting at an upcoming journey that we’re about to embark on over the next year. This is something I have been dreaming of for years and years and I cannot believe it’s finally happening. I’ve always been the type of person to start passion projects, whether it’s something I can incorporate at work, or something that fuels my fire when I get home (such as this blog). So I am SO incredibly excited that this is another passion of mine that I get…

Ah, the infamous question that I pondered for years. I had always been “happy” for the most part, but it was never that “I’m so excited for life, jump out of bed, appreciate everything, radiance” type of happiness. I had seen numerous Facebook updates or Instagram posts along those lines and honestly thought it was all BS. I thought that the people posting this crap were just posting to look happy, and that they weren’t actually insanely happy. There was no way they could be. Up until a few years ago, I had yet to learn the answer to this…

You know that scene in Beauty & The Beast, where Belle navigates around town and through busy streets with her nose in a book? Yeah, that was me. But my nose was in my phone. We’re mostly all guilty of it, constantly consuming, staying connected. I’m actually 40,000 feet in the air as I write this and have paid for an internet package. I’ve used it more for texting than I have for the research I was wanting to do. This need for connectivity has been something that I had been aware of for quite some time, but didn’t necessarily…

Just over a year ago, I quit my agency job of 2 years (in the industry I went to school for) with no future job lined up, no money saved, packed up my things, said goodbye to my friends and family and moved across the country to a city I had been to just once (for a few hours at night so it really didn’t count) where I only really knew one person. And it was the best decision I’ve ever made. …pardon? Let’s rewind a bit more. It was nearing the end of my 3rd year of University, and…