• Living A More Joyful Life

    Autumn is no doubt one of the busier seasons of the year.

    It’s one of my favorite seasons, but it can also be quite stressful. Between working, blogging, being Zoey’s mom, maintaining good health/a workout routine, spending time with loved ones, keeping up with the news, networking, etc etc – there is never an end to the to-do list. Ever. Life is a never ending to-do list. So with that in mind, I want to focus on: adding joy/purpose (and activities that brings about joy and/or purpose) to my day-to-day life. I want to plan and schedule things that make me happy to that to-do list. Of course, some of it will be planned and some of it will be spontaneous (which is GREAT!).

    I’m on a mission to live a more joyful life, and I want to encourage you to do the same thing 🙂

    What are some of the things that brings me joy? In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been jotting down some things in a journal. Here are some of them:

    • Cooking/eating/trying new restaurants – There’s something about food that makes me happy, and it’s a big part of my life
    • Self care – you know it: facials, makeovers, anything pampering.
    • Supporting others (friends, causes, small businesses, creatives, etc)
    • Exploring: new places, new activities, learning something new, reading a new book
    • Nature: the smell of flowers, being outside, farmer’s markets, appreciating the grandiose of this world
    • Planning/Organization 🙂
    • Social activities (anything, really!)
    • Relationships: With myself, my doggie, friends, family, romantic – nurturing these relationships
    • Dressing up – of course. A dear friend of mine took these photos at the Rose Garden. The grey ruffle dress is such a good piece and will get a lot of mileage. I’ve worn the cozy orange cardigan a lot recently. A good pump dresses up ANY outfit, and a cognac tote bag is truly the only day bag you need!

    What brings joy to your life? Share with me below, I’d love to know! Hope you have an amazing week, and don’t forget to add 1 or 2 fun activities to your week! See you next time!

    Thank you to Alex for spending time taking these fun photos. Had such a fabulous time hanging out and walking around the rose garden!