Earlier this week, I asked on my Instagram for blog post ideas and someone requested a "how are you? like not just good, or bad, or fine, but how are you really" type of post. This really hit me hard because the truth is, I've been trying to write one for weeks. To say October was … Continue reading life update // toxic thoughts and how to get rid of them
Hey, hey friends!! Something I struggle with a lot during the school year is finding time and motivation to get everything from homework to tennis to blog posts done. It's easy to find yourself overwhelmed with a lengthy to-do list that only ends up leaving you stressed. Obviously, productivity is key when trying to tackle … Continue reading My #1 Productivity Tip!!
Hey friends!! I’m super excited about today’s post because a) it was fun to write b) I love sharing advice with you guys and c) this is my most highly-requested post EVER! Since starting Instagram about a year and a half ago, I’ve learned a lot. From how to scout locations to the best ways to get … Continue reading How to Pose for Instagram Photos (part 2!)
Recently, I read a book that captivated my attention more than any I've read lately. I'm not a book blogger and have no desire to be, but this book has compelled me to come on here and write a post inspired by it! The book is called How I Resist and is a collection of … Continue reading How I Resist
Last week was quite possible one of the best weeks of my life so far. I was in Houston, Texas with my youth group and 30,000 other teens from all over America for the National Lutheran Youth Gathering! For 5 days, we did service around the Houston community, got together with kids from our state, … Continue reading Week In My Life: Houston, Texas (downtown, performances, service days, and more!)
*beginning of one of my journal entries* June 15, 2018 A couple weeks ago, I met up with a friend I hadn't seen in a while. She mentioned how she had been keeping up with the blog, and how I "seem genuinely happy with what I'm doing." This lit a glow inside of me. I … Continue reading once i do this, i’ll be happy: what i’ve learned about happiness + gratitude
For the past 3 Thursday's, I have posted an Instagram 101 post to help you all with anything that the app may be stumping you about. The three blog posts have addressed the topics of Getting Engagement, Getting Real, and Getting Connected on Instagram with 5 tips in each to achieve the following and influence … Continue reading Instagram 101: Answering YOUR Questions (Q&A)
Ahhh the New Year... It's 2018 everyone!! Knowing that it's the new year always leave me feeling refreshed, optimistic, and full of fun ideas and plans for the 365 days yet to come. One way I put those thoughts into the real world is by creating a list of goals to accomplish that can help … Continue reading 18 Goals for 2018
Just like that we've made it to the end of another year. In less than 2 sleeps, it'll be a new year (2018, I'm coming for ya!), and with that comes new opportunities and great times to be had. But before I switch gears and bring this blog's focus to the new year, I want … Continue reading 2017 Year in Review: Absolutely Olivia, My Life, What I’ve Learned, and MORE!
Christmas Day is arguably one of the busiest days of the year, but is just as fun as it is busy! Every year, I spend my Christmas with both sets of my grandparents along with all my aunts, uncles, and cousins. It's really the most wonderful time of year as we're able to spend time … Continue reading Day in the Life: Christmas