This time of the year always seems to be what motivates us to get our butts in the gym – between new year’s, spring break, summer… it leaves everyone in a rush to play catch up with their bodies in preparation for the upcoming weather + days inevitably spent poolside. I’m not much different – I always fall behind once summer passes and the holidays come. I’m currently back at my highest weight – the struggle of going from an incredibly physically active college student to a painfully sedentary young professional. I, too, am working on making the gym more of a habit than a “have-to” – for the sake of feeling comfortable in my skin again + for my health.
2017 was my first time to do Soonerthon. I had heard about it since before I started attending OU via social media from friends + acquaintances that were already here, and I always thought that it sounded like a lot of fun. 2017 was my first year to be involved and I was bummed I hadn’t done it sooner.
And it’s finally that time of year – on Saturday, March 3, I will be participating in my second Soonerthon Dance Marathon as an OU alumna with a fundraising goal of $500. Last year I reached my goal of $100, and I knew that this year I wanted to do more. It’s just such a FUN and fulfilling experience to be a part of, and here’s why.
Today is National Love Your Pet Day! And for any of you that follow me on social media, you know I treat every day like it’s Love Your Pet Day. My little Arlyn Wyatt (who’s not so little anymore!) has changed my life for the better in ways that I didn’t think he would. When I first got him (read that story here) of course a lot of me thought “oh it’d just be so much fun to have my own dog!” But I didn’t anticipate just how much joy + life he would bring into my life.
Y’all, I’m so excited to share this post with you because it is my FIRST fashion-related post ever on The Southern Sooner! With Valentine’s day being right around the corner I thought I would bring a little somethin’ somethin’ to any of you that are looking for some cute + casual Valentine’s Day outfit inspiration!
“WHAT’S GALENTINE’S DAY? ONLY THE BEST DAY OF THE YEAR!!! EVERY FEBRUARY 13TH, MY LADY FRIENDS AND I LEAVE OUR HUSBANDS + BOYFRIENDS AT HOME AND JUST KICK IT BREAKFAST STYLE. LADIES CELEBRATING LADIES.” | LESLIE KNOPE
Sometimes we just need to leave our men at home and enjoy time with our girls (and men just need to have guy time – no shame). Whether you want to get dressed up and spend a night out on the town or be in your PJ’s and have a cozy night in with a box of pizza, it’s up to you – it’s your night with your girls, however y’all like to bond with each other! Looking for ideas? Here’s a list of things I love to do with my girls! A lot of these activities can either be done out or at home.
Blogging is becoming a huge trend and it’s not uncommon for everyone to know at least one person on a personal level that runs a blog. Some do it solely to have an outlet, others use theirs as a business and as an outlet – sometimes bloggers start out as just using it as an outlet, and it transitions into a business. And in this day where technology + social media run rampant, it makes sense that people are starting businesses that are centered around those things, right?
I know that this post seems like I’m basically saying “SUPPORT ME PLS,” but ultimately I’m looking to help the blogger community as a whole. There might be plenty of you that have a friend or family member that blogs (or at the very least follow a blogger on social media) and might have a genuine interest in how you can help them succeed in their endeavors.
It’s already been one month since I started my Accutane journey. CRAZY! One down… 5 to go. It’s been an adjustment – both in good and bad ways. Although there’s still a long way to go, I’ve made enough progress in just one month that even others are starting to notice. But it does come at a bit of a price – I have a list of side effects I’ve started experiencing, some of them within a week of starting the medication. So for those of you who have been interested to keep up with me during my Accutane journey, here’s month one! Read my initial post about My Decision to Start Accutane to get an idea of my skin/acne treatment history.