I remember jump roping as a kid was one of my favorite activities. In middle school, I learned how to double dutch which became one of my favorite activities to participate in during breaks. Now as an adult I have come back to it and realized that it honestly is a really good workout. It gets the whole body moving and heart racing.
I’ve been taking a lot of time to reflect on the little things that have brought me many moments of happiness. I enjoyed being able to slow down for a bit to really appreciate the privileges that I often take for granted. It is sometimes the simplest moments that bring you a sense of gratitude and content. Today, I share with you a few moments which have brought me pure joy over the last few months at home and still do to this day.
For many couples, over the last few months have been a new test for their relationship. For some of you who are like me, not living with your boyfriend (or partner) it may have begun to feel as though we are in a long-distance relationship, so keeping connected could’ve been a new challenge as going out was less frequent. While others who do live with their significant other may have learned new things that they hadn’t before. Today Mara talks to us about her experience of going from a LDR to quarantining with her boyfriend over the last four months.
It has been two years since Mara and I walked across the stage to receive our diploma! We congratulate anyone who has recently graduated from college, grad programs, and even high school during this time!! We know that we were lucky to experience the excitement of commencement and wanted to share part of our experience with you as well as our thoughts now that we have been graduated for a few years.
This was the first year in a very long time that I have been able to spend Mother’s Day with both my Grandmother and Mother. It was such a special day to celebrate the women who shaped my values and morals. Who give me cooking lessons and teach me new skills. Who always have words of encouragement and advice. They move through life with strength and grace that is admirable.
The cooking challenge in my house has continued. Over the last few weeks, we’ve tried some more really delicious recipes that have continued to diversify our palates. Dinner is the most important time of the day for my family since it brings us all together at the end of the day to bond over good food.
I have been running this blog for five years! It is hard to believe some days because it feels like yesterday when I was a college freshman blogging from my dorm and taking pics around campus with the help of friends. Over the last few years, I have been able to utilize a multitude of tools that have aided in content building and organization for my blog.