This year is the last year before the "rest of my life." Besides doing the normal senior things--checking things of my bucket list, savoring moments with friends, and enjoy the lack of real responsibility-- I'm also trying to create habits that I can use in the next season of life.


1. Be less technology dependent

I read the the distraction-free iPhone last week. It was the push I needed to heed the Holy Spirit's calling to craft a life I loved instead of crafting a documented life.

2. Exercise regularly

My exercise regimen started with a failed attempt to run a 10k while abroad in Madrid. Now, I work out every day, alternating between Pilates and HIIT workouts. Exercise gives me a strength and confidence that I honestly have not previously felt. It's quickly becoming a passion of mine. I hope to share some of my favorite workouts in the coming weeks.

3. Eat healthily

This habit has been by far the hardest to accomplish. I truly love the taste of fruits and veggies. However, I've trained my mind to think that these things cannot bring me the same fullness and pleasure that a piece of cake can. Right now, I'm exploring healthy recipes and learning moderation.

4. Love truly

If love is a verb, I've been living in the passive voice. Love is hard.  It means biting my tongue and swallowing my pride. But let me tell you, it's so satisfying to see its manifestations in my life. Each sacrifice makes me want to give still more for the ones and the One that I love.

5. Worry less

There is so much that I could say about this. I'm not sure that it's quite ready to see the light of the Internet. Suffice it to say, I'm finally dealing with my anxiety. It is such a freeing thing.

6. Keep dabbling

I've said it before and I've said it again: I'm a dabbler. My latest effort is fashion styling with Keaton Row. It's completely free for all of my clients (plus you get free shipping!) They've got brands like ASOS and Nordstrom. Anyways, I'd love for you to sign up and to request a free lookbook. You aren't obligated to buy a thing!

Habits are tricky things. But I love a challenge. 

What habits are you forming or breaking in your life?

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  1. This post was very inspiring~ I'm trying to create some good habits in my life, like getting up early in the morning and limiting my procrastination~ also being patient.

  2. It is so hard for me to break a habit! I am trying to cut down the easiest ones first :) Hope you are enjoying your weekend!



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