20 Things You Might Not Know About Me, And…

20 things you might not know about me

That is absolutely correct! There’s a celebration going on throughout this day, week and month. I Life You turns 3! My baby can already talk, walk, stand straight and even curse sometimes. I don’t want to elongate myself on how proud I am to have been doing this for the past 3 years, even though recently it’s a bit on the quiet side. I’m working hard on bringing you the...

Nothing Like I’ve Ever Done Before

nothing like I've ever done before

If you follow me on Instagram, you might’ve seen a change in scenery and palette. After months of debating if I was coming home for my mother’s 60th birthday, on the last possible day, I decided to come. I crossed the idea off my mind for some time. It was a subject of great sadness to be missing another key moment in my family’s array. Her birthday was this past...

The First Monday In May

first Monday in May

I had this totally different post planned for today. It’s been a two-week long coming and I don’t know how to put my thoughts eloquently enough. It’s been a hard past few months and this weekend I was hit with something I wasn’t expecting. Something that makes you question how big your problems are, compared. But let’s start from the beginning. The first few months of a new year are always...

21 Things People Never Tell You

21 things people never tell you

I’ve been sitting on this post for a very long time. Mainly because I wanted to figure out exactly what to write out of my experience. And thought it would be a great self-realization exercise. Life can be so random, and there is so much people don’t tell you. Supposedly the beauty lies in figuring all out as we go. But aren’t you tired of just hearing over and over that time goes...

Facing Yours and Your Friend’s Life Changes

life changes

A friend’s wedding, July 2015. When you’re a teenager, most of your concerns go towards school, social acceptance or where to party next. I’m always raving about when I lived in my hometown and how amazing those days were. And, at the time, you aren’t, necessarily considering your future. You make assumptions that you want to grow up, do this and that. But by the time you reach the point of...

3 Years of Marriage, What’s Next?

3 years of marriage

As I’m writing you this, I’m literally staring out the snowy window, gazing at Stella. I usually leave these posts to the last minute because they have to be heart felt, in the moment, sincere. Today, we are celebrating 3 years of marriage – which walk hand in hand with 3 years of blogging and moving to New York City. In total, me and M are going on 7 years,...

What Would You Tell Your 20 Year Old Self

what would you tell your 20 year old self

Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of different podcasts. But one of my favorite is Garance Doré’s Pardon My French. She has two different segments. One where she has candid conversations about everything with her friends. Another where she interviews different people (like Gwineth Paltrow). At the end of this second segment, she asks a few rapid fire questions to her guests. And one of the last questions is...

Managing a Hectic Schedule and Still Finding Time For Me

managing a hectic schedule

Last week I asked on Instagram if you guys wanted me to talk about managing a hectic schedule and still feeling invigorated. Some of you answered on the picture and others sent private messages saying yes, which was amazing. Thank you so much! (Again, I’d rather be writing content that you ask for). Ever since we came back from Portugal, going on 3 months now, things have been crazy busy. I...

How Can We Stop Comparing and Start Empowering Ourselves

stop comparing

We’ve all fallen down that rabbit hole. It innocently starts with a simple scroll down our Instagram feeds. Eventually, thoughts start to emerge in our minds. Why does she have that? Why is she there? Why am I here? It’s a fucking trap. But after all those feelings fade, we can agree how ridiculous it is. Meaning that it doesn’t make any sense that we’re comparing our lives to other people’s....

One Month of Sweat With Kayla – And Why I Started

Kayla

About a month ago, I started looking at old pictures of myself. Suddenly, it was 2 in the morning and I haven’t even gone through half. My friends and I used to take a lot of pictures. But one thing I noticed, that I hadn’t before, I was always chubby. I wasn’t necessarily fat, but I wasn’t healthy either. My weight fluctuates a lot, I get moments when everything is...