All posts tagged: purpose

Thoughts on Singleness

Alright ladies. I am about to dive into a topic that I have heard discussed (and been a part of discussions about) for the majority of my young adult and teen life. Let’s talk about being single. First and foremost I am going to say something profound. Something that you may find controversial but bear with me, are you ready? Open your notes app….okay here it is: Your singleness is not a curse. Did you read that? Did you understand it? Read it once more to make sure. Okay. A little dramatic? Yea, maybe, but I do feel that this is something that needs to be repeated again and again and again and yes….again. The amount of time that I spend convincing women of all ages that singleness is actually not a documented disease and that people can actually survive and maybe…wait for it…thrive in their singleness astounds me. It astounds me, but I also understand it. Because I understand it is why I want to write about it. I’ve wanted to write about this …

Too Comfortable…

As some of you may already know from previous posts, my family and I are in celebration mode. We’re moving! The new home is bigger than what we’ve got now, spacious enough for each person to have their own breathing room, and has a few items from our dream home wish list that makes this move a little bit sweeter like wooden floors and multiple bathrooms (can we get an AAY-MENN). This past Thursday, I was assigned the task of staying at the house overnight because we had a day of deliveries scheduled starting from 8 in the morning. Makes sense right? Just stay at the new home and get a few extra minutes of sleep as opposed to being at the apartment and having to wake up earlier to be at the house in time. I was pretty excited. I already had a mattress, bedding, clothes, and a few other things so in my mind I was set. I got out of work around 4:00 and headed to the apartment to relax for a bit …

Featured Spaces: The Office

I love love love an organized workspace. It helps me to think and leaves my creative flow unhindered. I am not always the most organized individual, especially if you catch me right in the middle of a creative explosion or after a stressful work week. During the in-between moments however, I like to keep my workspace crisp, neat and inspiring. I don’t have a desk in my apartment so I use my desk at work as my creative canvas.  So, how do I  keep my desk clutter free, inspiring and functional all at the same time? It’s actually not as hard as you’d think. Many people assume you need to sacrifice aesthetics for function and vice versa, but thats not the case. They can go hand in hand and do so beautifully.   I’m not one for named themes so you’ll never find me with a nautical styled bathroom or a cupcake themed kitchen. What you may find however is that I  do like to follow a color scheme. It makes my eyes happy. My …

Messy, but lovely.

I love that word. Lovely. It’s actually one of my favorite words. That’s an interesting word to attach oneself to, isn’t it? I used to use variations of this word throughout all of my social media accounts. Actually, up until recently, the name of this blog was “ColorMeLovelyy”. The name was a branch off of the name of my Instagram page, Staylovelyy. It’s a simple command to me from myself reminding myself to stay lovely. Life is…weird. As you grow older you see things that can and do change the way you see the world around you. You hear about the awful things happening all over the world and you experience awful things in your own life that have the potential to leave you scarred and a bit hesitant to embrace the world as openly as you did when you were younger. Growing up definitely did some of those things to me. I was the one hesitant to open myself up to anything or anyone new in fear of being hurt or experiencing something unpleasant. …