self care


today i woke up feeling off. i don't know if i'm starting to get sick, or just feeling worn down by the last couple of weeks which have been crazy, but i was not myself. and i haven't been feeling 100% the last couple of days.

so after my morning pilates session i made the decision to take the day off. no responsibilities. no to do list. i committed to resting and recharging. and i think sometimes people brush over how important days like these are. sometimes i feel guilty about not moving forward or getting everything that i "need" to get done on a given day. but then i try to remind myself that it's okay to be selfish and take some time for yourself. and sometimes by doing that, you are better able to serve yourself and others in the days to come. make sense?

so i just wanted to make a quick post and remind everyone (and myself) that it's okay to take some time for yourself. be kind to yourself. listen to what you need. and continue to accomplish great things! :)

"rest and self-care are so important. when you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. you cannot serve from an empty vessel." - eleanor brown 

we're only 12 days into september... | #20


and i've already completed almost a quarter of my fall bucket list. i mean fall hasn't even officially started, what is this!?! i may need to expand the list, or maybe this year i will actually get EVERYTHING checked off (yay!).

but this post is specifically about the sunflowers i picked up last week the night before my classes started. because what better way to start the new school year than with bright happy sunflowers? and even better, it's been a few days and they still look perfect (i hate it when flowers die super early).

on a sidenote: my apologies that the last three posts have been exclusively about fall, i just love this season so much and get a little over excited when summer starts turning into fall.

fresh start for fall


today after what felt like the longest day everrrrr as i was laying in my bed trying not to fall asleep (and only barely succeeding) i started to think about how much the tuesday after labour day feels like new years day. a fresh start. clean slate. i don't know why, but it totally does for me. bring on the new school year, the new traditions, the pumpkin spice lattes. i am ready for it ALL!