I don’t know about you, but the fall of 2016 already seems incredibly busy. Everyone is wearing too many hats and juggling too many to-do lists at once. So, how do we remain productive while learning to be more present?
Goodbyes are really difficult, and it seems like the older we get, the more goodbyes we have to say. Goodbyes come in so many forms: we say goodbye to old habits, to people, to places, and to dreams. With goodbyes come change, loss, uneasiness, and fear. However, there are a few ways to help get through the painful process.
Okay, so there is like nothing on the internet that helps prepare a sister to be an aunt for the first time! As my sister is due early December and I live 9-ish hours away, I wanted to get a jump on gifts while home for the summer. So, I began to do my research [because we all know that the best aunts buy super meaningful gifts that we never even knew that we needed]. Yet, I found there is essentially nothing online that is helpful. So, here I am giving to all of you aunts [and other family members alike], “The Aunt Essentials”: a list of a items that you can purchase that are safe, gender neutral, aesthetic, and psychology based.
Can we please stop saying that millennials [or those who are approximately twenty-somethings] are the worst generation ever?
When I moved to college and hour and half away from home, I thought my world had been torn apart. I thought, “How could I possibly balance having my family at home and my friends on campus?” Then, after graduation, I picked up and moved to work about nine hours from home. I soon began to realize that I had two very different communities that I loved when I was with them and missed when I was gone. Each summer, I go home and am able to spend time with all of my family and my college friends. At work, I have my Church family, my staffs, and my friends in that area. Until now, I never truly understood how my heart could be split in two directions.