Here Comes 2021 . . .

A lot has happened this year. A lot of bad. Not as much good (or at least, not as much as we should like).

But here we are, still moving forward. I’d like to say that I’m as optimistic about 2021 as I was about 2020 prior to this year starting.

However, I do have plans for next year. Maybe not crazy plans. And maybe not extravagant ones either. But 2021 will be a year of moving forward, figuring life out, and pulling myself up by my bootstraps to march onward.

Just like every year, I hope to be more active on the old blog here, but we’ll just have to see won’t we? I *do* know, however, that a big goal for the new year will be finding a true life balance. That is the ultimate quest, right? To hit that perfect sweet spot of money-making, getting “adult” stuff done, and enjoying life in general. Hopefully I find that this year, or at least figure out how to get there.

I won’t be posting really much for the rest of this year, but I aim to be able to start up again in January.

Fingers crossed – I’ll see you next year!

xoxo, katie

What Is Your Beginning?

I’m getting back into the swing of things. Hopefully this time for good. Welcome back to the Quote of the Month. This month, inspired by this post on Insta.

It speaks to me – especially at this point in my life. But more on that later. There *will* be a life update coming up on the blog. First I’ve got to get some other balls rolling. Hopefully though, you will be seeing (reading?) much more of me around these parts – and other places too if all goes according to plan.

Here’s to new beginnings. Starting fresh. Keeping ourselves accountable. Moving forward.

 

xoxo,  Katie

I Mixed All Of My Face Masks Together

Heyyyyyy guys! We’ve moved houses and things have FINALLY started to slow down enough for me to get my shit together to film a video! I decided to keep it light, easy and fun – so I decided I’d go the way of Safiya Nygaard, Simply Nailogical & others and do some Bad ______ Science. Today, It’s Bad Skincare Science.

I am mixing together ALL of my face masks – can you count them in the video?

Overall, I had a great time.

I do want to stress again – I would definitely NOT recommend this experiment if you have sensitive skin. I was taking a risk myself, knowing that I have eczema and chronic hives.

But everything was fine, and surprisingly the combined masks had more of a soothing effect than anything else. Again, I mostly attribute this to Perfectly Posh’s newer masks being developed without the “off mask” / “on mask” mentality (one mask to strip/detox/deep clean and then another to soothe/hydrate/moisturize/etc). So a lot of the new face masks both detox and hydrate, etc.

Should I find more products to mix together? What else do YOU want to see me attempt?

Let me know in the comments below! If you liked the video and want to see more, I’d *really* love it if you Subscribed and Liked the video ❤

Have a great week everybody!

~ xoxo, Katie ~

Impossible

There’s been a lot going on. I *attempted* to pull off a full-blown insane Self Care September Challenge last month. . . and about half way through I got stupidly sick. So in a way, I was challenged in a different self-care way last month. Rather than focusing on working out and eating super great and drinking a gallon of water every day . . . my focus shifted to getting sleep, listening to my body and resting – and also learning to be ok with your plans falling through or changing in ways you weren’t planning (or wanting).

On TOP of being sick out of my head for 2 weeks straight, we have been in the lengthy process of packing up our entire house to move. And we will be moving at the end of this week. Which brings me to the Quote Of The Month.

2016 impossible

Because all last month I kept thinking how much there has been to do. Packing room by room, all of my mugs are packed. all of my tupperware is away. We’re in the process of packing away the last few things and preparing to start the long cleaning part . . . I’ve been dealing with this for 2 months now – and I am so done.

There are days when I feel like it’ll never just end; like I somehow died and ended up in purgatory. Just a constant, neverending loop of knowing we need to keep packing – but you can’t pack too much because you still need to be able live and eat and cook and find clothes.

That all being said. The idea that all of this finally being done feels. . . impossible. It feels like it can’t be true. But here we are. Two days away from moving. And we can’t give up. We have to finish packing. We have to load up all of our belongings onto the truck and move it all into the new house.

But we can’t give up. Because it is very possible. So here we go. Welcome to October – a very, VERY stressful start to the month.

xoxo, katie

 

Be A Better You

I felt like this was an appropriate Quote to use this month, as we work on caring for ourselves and bettering ourselves.

I also felt like it was necessary to make a point on something.

I am on this journey for myself. So that I might learn better habits, and learn to just be happier in general. I want to lose weight so that my knees don’t hurt anymore, and so that my bra size goes back down (from a C to what was an A) so that my shoulders and back don’t hurt anymore. So that I feel more confident in my own skin.

I want to teach myself the habit of eating better and cleaner, and how to make better choices while eating out – because I know that the only way to never eat out again would mean I’d become a hermit that never participated in social events.

I want to be a better version of myself.

2018 better than yourself

And that’s not to say that I will never feel happy with who I am. In fact, I am quite pleased with the person I am. I’d like to say that in general, I am a hardworking, motivated, passionate, empathetic human being.

However – I am not a person that takes care of myself. I stay up too late nearly every night. I lounge on the couch watching TV and scrolling on my phone rather than being productive or doing something I love like reading or painting models. I’ll down cups on cups of coffee rather than meeting my daily goal of drinking about a gallon of water. I’ll sleep in beyond being restful instead of getting up, working out and being productive in the morning. I’m not taking care of my body – and that’s not ok anymore.

Nor is it ok that I’m not taking care of my mental wellness, or my work/life balance, or sticking to my budget and savings goals. But all of that is for another day.

xoxo, katie