Growth

Hi! I'm alive!! I'm sure I seem like a stranger by now, but welcome back  :) 

I've been so MIA and was recently talking to my mom about wanting to start writing again. As I started thinking about blog posts, I had no idea what I wanted to say. I didn't feel inspired to post a new recipe or tell you all the meals I've been loving. I didn't feel inspired to write about my new workout regime and what I've been doing to get in exercise every day. I didn't feel inspired to write about much at all, actually ... and truth be told, I still don't.

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But the one thing I really do want to explain: The past few months at school have been the best and hardest experience all in one.

Life Lately vol. 4

Happy December! I just got back to school on Monday to finish up 13 more days of school until winter break! Fall was so busy this year and it seems like just yesterday we were roasting in the August humidity.

This season went by especially fast here at my new school. Boarding school life is CRAZY -- in a good way. There's so much going on, so many required events, and so many people around to chat with. Last year, I only had to commit to academics and field hockey... adding in club meetings, community dinners, doing laundry, giving tours, meetings with teachers, dorm chores, working at school events, and team meals have filled up (and maybe overflowed) my plate! 


Opportunity

On Wednesday, my grade and I went into the nearest city to an elementary school. We spent the morning singing songs, reading about the Statue of Liberty, and talking about fun fall activities with the first-graders there.


Books from Summer 2019

On Friday, I'll be packing up all of my things and new dress code clothes and heading off for school ... I have lots of mixed emotions. This summer was great, just like always, and I loved being able to relax and spend time with my family and friends. I focused on quality time - being all there, wherever I was.

I went to a lot of places without my phone. 

I saw a lot of sunsets and boats and fish.

I got to spend two full months with my favorite people ever.

I got to spend a lot of time relaxing on the beach and reading some good books.

my sister took this photo during a storm a few weeks ago and I LOVE it

My Thoughts on August

August could very well be one of my least favorite months. 

... this coming from a girl who lives for long summer days at the beach, smoothies, and going from pajamas right to a bathing suit.


20 Yummy Dairy-Free Snacks

If I'm out and about, chances are I've got a snack in tow. I rarely leave the house without food and believe 100% that snacks are the key to success; you can't run the day if you're hungry!! Fun fact: my nickname when I was little was the 'Snack Master' ... and I'm not quite sure I've outgrown the name 🤣🤣

If you don't know already, I have a milk allergy, so I always examine the nutrition label for any small amounts of milk or whey. I've found so many healthy + yummy snacks that I can eat; now, I hardly ever feel like I'm missing out on something delicious. Here are a few of my favorite snacks to tide over my hunger until the next meal! 


Life Lately vol. 3

School is out, I have so much more free time, and I'm here to give you the scoop on all that's been up lately.
First of all, I want to thank you for bearing with me. All I want to do is write, but my mind has been failing me when it comes to thinking up ideas for blog posts. I've been trying to journal and plan ideas for the past few weeks and am hoping that one of these days my creativity will come back from vacation ;)

found this picture from my first day of high school field hockey tryouts  - I'm this excited (and also really nervous at the same time) for this year!