june goals

friends. wow. it has been such a long time since I’ve shown up here, and I am sorry.

life got very hectic back in march and didn’t slow down until this past week. I was burnt out, exhausted and just trying to keep up with all of the mandatory parts of my life - unfortunately this blog took a hit during that time. today, erin wrote a fantast blog post about balance, and it inspired me to come back here. I’m sitting here in my sweaty apartment, listening to that new bon iver, having the best soup I’ve ever made, and finally showing up on my blog. hello! I missed you!

in the last few months I had amazing times (seeing Bey, hiking, road trips) and hard times (primarily governed by my anxiety flaring back up), and through it all I feel like I’ve been growing so much. even though I haven’t been writing here all that much, you’ve been on my mind. I want this blog to be an exploration of minimalism and a space to document my attempts at adulting, in addition to the lifestyle blog that it’s become - I hope you’re as excited about that as I am.

to keep things consistent with who I am (and despite the fact that we are a quarter of the way through this month), I thought that today I would share my goals for this month!

one / make all of my meals at home. as I’m sure I’ve said hundreds of times before, I’m not a great cook. I’m working on that this month by making all of my food myself. so far, so good.

two / get outside. I really want to be more comfortable outside and get more exercise from things like hiking, canoeing and slacklining. this is off to a bit of a strange start this month (one hike in a thunderstorm, one hike resulting in getting very, very lost and being severely dehydrated), but I am actually very proud of myself for pushing myself so far outside of my comfort zone.

three / try new hairstyles. I feel like my signature look is ‘got out of the shower, brushed my wet hair, called it done.’ I’ve already been experimenting with braids and topknots, but I need some serious hair suggestions!

                     I recently tried these halo braids and felt like a princess all day - if you want a tutorial let me know!

                     I recently tried these halo braids and felt like a princess all day - if you want a tutorial let me know!

four / take care of me. now that life is slowing down, I can spend my time doing the things that make me happy - eating on my patio, discovering new music, reading books and sharing good times with good people.

what are your goals this month? what have I missed the past few months? xo.