reflection on 2018 + goals for 2019

reflection on 2018 + goals for 2019

I’m having such a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that another year has come and gone. I can’t tell if the time is passing faster because I’m actually having that much fun or if it’s simply because I’m getting older. But I really do love this time of year because I love to reflect on what the Lord has done in the past year – I love reminiscing in the good times, and I appreciate the lessons I learned in the hard times. Similarly, I love getting to look ahead knowing that everything that happened this year has paved the way for what’s going to happen in 2019 and that it’s molded me into who I want – and was designed – to be.

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fave posts of 2018

fave posts of 2018

As of my december raves + rejects post from the other day, The Southern Sooner has officially hit 100 posts! And in honor of 2018 coming to a close, I want to round up some of my favorite posts from the year – so if this is the first Southern Sooner post you’re seeing, or you haven’t had a chance to keep up with posts, here are some of the one’s I personally think are a must-see! It might feel like there are a lot, but this will help you find some of the more substantial posts among the recurring accutane updates, habit trackers, gift guides, and raves + rejects!

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favorite instagram accounts, nov 2018

favorite instagram accounts, nov 2018

happy friday friends! I’m working on getting some fun posts up for you guys, but I’m still in the process of getting all the details in order. so, to tide me over until I can do that, I wanted to do something fun + simple – share my current favorites from instagram! it’s so hard to narrow it down to just a few instagram accounts, but I’ll likely do more of these posts because I love getting to share other bloggers or influencers that inspire me in my every day life. be sure to check out their accounts and show them some love + support!

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how to find blog post inspiration

how to find blog post inspiration

hello, my sweet readers! but especially my fellow bloggers. you’ll have to holler in the comments that you’re on here reading this because I’ll be so happy to know I’m not the only one that struggles with blog post ideas! I’ve been (officially) blogging for nearly two and a half years now, but seriously blogging for a little over a year; but I still consider myself a newbie blogger.

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a year in the making

a year in the making

yesterday officially marked one year since graduating from college, and it’s a crazy pill to try and swallow. a lot can happen in a year, especially a year that stretches you as a person and challenges you to be outside your comfort zone. there are times I miss being a student and being able to feel independent without having to accept full responsibility – so there’s something about this first year right out of college when you feel like you’re squandering because you feel like you’re at the bottom of the totem pole, trying to figure this adulting thing out. and while it’s been intimidating at times, I’ve discovered strengths + independence I never realized I had.

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valentine’s day outfit inspiration

valentine’s day outfit inspiration

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!

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