Midweek Pin-spiration | 1.16

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People keep telling me this is a mild winter compared to years past, and while I believe them . . . y’all. I have never been so cold. For someone who runs as warmly as I do, I’m surprised to catch my teeth chattering as frequently as they have been.

On account of these sub-zero temps (I kid, I kid), it’s no surprise that I’ve been seeking out all the coziest things I can get my hands on — an extra blanket tossed on my bed, a few chunky sweaters added to my wardrobe, some delicious comfort food recipes. My recent Pinterest binges reflect this unending hunt for warmth as well as that coveted hygge feel I hope to achieve in my little downtown apartment.

Whether you’re like me and freezing your tush off in the cold or you find yourself in a sunnier locale, keep scrolling for some serious winter inspiration.

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Words To — Encourage Your Inner Badass

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On the heels of my 2019 post in which I make an argument in favor of resolutions, is this here post full of words to help inspire your hardest-working self once those resolutions are made. So whether you’re in the throes of a new diet and struggling, or diving wholeheartedly into your side hustle and having second thoughts, here’s an assortment of quotes to encourage and fortify your journey.

But you don’t need me to remind you that you’re already killing it.

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What’s Up, 2019?

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Inspiration / Life & Lifestyle

After (finally) setting aside some time to reflect on 2018 and tuck it safely away as one of my most noteworthy years, it only seemed fitting to spend a minute ushering in this new one in a similar fashion — with a post dedicated entirely to it, of course!

So . . . what’s up, 2019? This is me welcoming you with wide-opened arms; inviting you into an eager embrace. Can you feel my optimism? That innocent hope that hasn’t yet been stroked? The sheer determination to make you my most favorite year ever?!

Well if for some reason you can’t, here’s your bleeping-red warning to buckle up. Because we’re doing this, 2019. We’re in it for the long haul.

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Thank You, 2018

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Life & Lifestyle

There’s no doubt that there are far more important things for me to be doing than writing this post — hello weeks worth of laundry, dusty apartment surfaces, and Whole30 meal prep — but alas, here I am. Putting off the things I should be doing for the thing I should have done, like, two weeks ago. I don’t know about you, but I think my habit of procrastinating is kinda charming. Dare I even say cute?

No? Just me trying to distract from the reality that it’s actually not charming or cute at all? Okay fine, you’re right. I digress. Moving right along.

Whew. 2018. What a year! Let’s take a look back.

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I’m a Morning Person & You Can Be Too

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Life & Lifestyle

I, Marissa, am a morning person. It wasn’t something that necessarily happened overnight (lol sleeping puns), and it had less to do with the fact that I wanted to become a morning person and more with the fact that I needed to.

*Harks back to about three years ago*

You see, at 22 I had just been hired into my first post-grad role — my first real job out of college — and it required a 6:00 AM clock-in time. Yowza. As someone who loved her late nights and could easily sleep in past midday, this was a serious wake-up call (ha, more puns). And I’d be remiss not to admit that this early start time made me second-guess the job I had just accepted via a quick phone call. There was still time to jump ship, right?! I mean, I still hadn’t signed any official paperwork. I didn’t need the job that bad (yes I did).

Yet, here I am — almost three years later and up before the sun. On my own terms, too!

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