the 3 most important lessons I’ve learned while being single

the 3 most important lessons I’ve learned while being single

I really have tried to refrain from talking about relationships or anything of the sort because I’ll be the first to admit, my experiences have been – quite frankly – a mess. I remember going into a couple Valentine’s Days feeling bummed about not having anything/anyone to celebrate, but this year I am perfectly fine with buying myself some flowers and curling up with my pup, a glass of wine, and Netflix. I’m grateful for what I learned from past relationships, but this time of being single has been nothing short of refreshing.

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wellness wednesday: tips for getting active at work

wellness wednesday: tips for getting active at work

I’m no stranger to being confined to a chair all day. Nearly all of my jobs prior to my job now required standing, walking around, heavy lifting… even being a student I was constantly darting around campus and easily racking up 12,000-15,000 steps a day – so starting a desk job was a little bit of a culture shock for me. At first, in terms of my health, it didn’t seem so bad. But eventually the weight gain began, my spine and neck started to feel all out of whack, and my energy level was at an all time low.

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the southern sooner takes on youtube!

the southern sooner takes on youtube!

I knew this day would come eventually, but I am so excited to announce that my first YouTube video is officially LIVE! 2019 has already been a huge year for the blog with over 2,150 views in January. Perhaps a small feat to some, but I could not help but be blown away by the Lord’s goodness as His hand has become so evidently present in The Southern Sooner’s growth.

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I am unlimited

I am unlimited

Happy Wednesday readers! A fun little fact about today is that it’s national handwriting day. So for today’s post I decided to do something a little different and handwrite it. I felt like it was fitting for what I wanted to write about today anyway. I hope that it leaves you feeling encouraged and that you’ll join me in making 2019 your most unlimited year yet.

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how I’m getting organized in 2019

how I’m getting organized in 2019

I love the new year because there’s so much determination in the air to get various areas of our lives together in hopes that maybe it’ll stay that way. I love spring cleaning but I try and get organized and purge unnecessary items long before March. Starting off the year a little bit lighter and less burdened by material things just feels good. So for any of you that are looking to do the same, here’s what I’m doing to start 2019 off organized!

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my favorite apps for instagram as a blogger

my favorite apps for instagram as a blogger

Instagram is fun + games for the most part, but if you’re a blogger then you know that it goes a lot deeper than simply being a social media platform – it’s a promotional tool that requires strategy. Between algorithms and planning a feed but also appealing to what your followers want to see and keeping it fun but also promoting… it’s a lot to keep track of. So here are a few apps that I have found made my Instagram easier to work with.

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making time for the gym with a busy schedule + january habit tracker

making time for the gym with a busy schedule + january habit tracker

It’s always easy to get to the gym in the beginning of the new year when we feel all motivated, but then the reality of life sets back in and our schedules tend to get in the way of our good intentions.

The brutal truth I had to tell myself when I was letting my schedule get in the way of my going to the gym is this: it’s an excuse. It might be true, as young or established professionals we’re definitely kept busy and have other things that take up our time and energy, but if it’s something that’s important to you, you’ll make time. Since I’ve had to learn this firsthand, I wanted to give y’all some tips on how I did it for myself!

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