No, You Don’t Need to Lose Weight for Your Wedding

“Shredding for the wedding”. It’s a phrase I’ve heard since we got engaged. And while I hear it from people who have the best intentions, it triggers the little voice in my head that tells me I need to lose weight. That feeling is something that I’ve been trying to avoid throughout the wedding planning process, but I’m not gonna lie, it’s been harder than I expected.

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Wedding Update: June

Hi all! I hope every single one of you is doing well during these unprecedented times (also, how many emails have you had to start with that? I must be on my 700th at this point). The past few months have been a whirlwind for me career wise as well as wedding wise. I accepted a dream job and couldn’t be happier in my new position. Meanwhile, wedding planning has taken a backseat amidst the uncertainty of the future due to the pandemic.

I feel like I have read every article that has come out about wedding planning during a pandemic, but everyone is on the same page in the sense that no one has any clue what the future holds. Our wedding is in the spring of 2021, and so far we are cautiously optimistic that it will still be held how we imagined it. However, even if changes have to be made, we have no problem shifting. What matters to us is getting married, and however it looks will be exactly how it was meant to be. Continue reading “Wedding Update: June”

Eco-Conscious Wedding Registry

Throughout my sustainability journey, I have always strived to make conscious and intentional choices when buying items. I have done no-buy months to reduce my carbon footprint and consumerism habits. But that became much more difficult throughout the wedding planning process. The wedding industry is heavily based in consumerism habits, and push that the more items you have before, during, and after your wedding, the better. Continue reading “Eco-Conscious Wedding Registry”

Travel Tuesday: Yellowstone National Park

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Growing up, our major family trips were across the U.S. My mother loves national parks and is passionate about visiting as many as she can, but her favorite has always been Yellowstone National Park. I visited for the first time when I was nine, and then again when I graduated high school. My favorite part was always the horseback trail rides, which took you through the wilderness into areas you couldn’t see from the road. I grew up riding horses, and it was always a passion of mine. Continue reading “Travel Tuesday: Yellowstone National Park”

Democratic Presidential Nominees: Stances on Climate Change Action Part 2

This article is a continuation of my previous blog post where I detailed where each democratic nominee stands on climate change. Since publishing part 1 of this article, Bill De Blaiso has since ended his 2020 race.

Please note: This article is not claiming that this is the only issue we should focus on in the presidential election. There are several others factors that must be considered with each candidate such as social justice, economic views, and other values. This article is just highlighting what is known about each candidate on their stance with addressing climate change.

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Current Morning Routine and Go-To Smoothie: Inspired by “The Miracle Morning”

DSC06401.jpgThings I’m good at: karate, drawing, eating tacos. Things I’m not good at: waking up in the morning. Ever since my teenage years hit me, I’ve had the constant struggle of waking up in the morning. I always feel groggy and it takes me a solid hour before I feel like I can start doing work. But as Tim Ferriss said, “If you win the morning, you win the day.” Which is why I have been working on perfecting my own morning routine to make sure my day is as productive, successful, and enjoyable as possible. Continue reading “Current Morning Routine and Go-To Smoothie: Inspired by “The Miracle Morning””

Democratic Presidential Nominees: Stances on Climate Change Action Part 1

When it comes to elections, we try to make the most educated decision on who to vote for based on our core values and beliefs. As I’m sure you all know, when looking at the candidates one of my core values is who could address our ever-growing climate crisis. Below is a brief summary of each candidate based on their support and work on addressing climate change through action. Continue reading “Democratic Presidential Nominees: Stances on Climate Change Action Part 1”

Travel Tuesday: 24 Hours in New York City

Recently, I visited New York City for the first time since I was six years old. Why did it take me 18 years to go back to the city that never sleeps, which is only a four-hour drive from my D.C. home? Honestly, it was so close that I kept putting it off, knowing that it would always be there. But I finally made the drive (well, ride on the Greyhound), and jam-packed everything I wanted to see into 9 hours! Continue reading “Travel Tuesday: 24 Hours in New York City”