Okay, I know it's old news by now, but I quit my job two weeks ago in order to pursue my dream of being a full time blogger. When Dustin and I were talking about making this change, one of his main concerns was that I wouldn't be able to be as productive by staying home all day to blog. Let's face it, if Netflix is easily accessible, I will not get anything done. We decided it would be a good idea if I treated blogging like a full time job by actually getting out of the house every day and going somewhere to work on it. Recently, I've been hiding out at the Starbucks cafe in our local Barnes and Nobel every afternoon. I usually get there right after one and stay . . .
I've always been insecure about my body. I'm tall, I'm heavy chested, I've never been happy about my weight and I've got a deformed left leg. For a long time, I hid behind bulky clothes that were unflattering and covered up some scars I was afraid to show. However, I've been challenging myself lately to start putting together a closet full of pieces I genuinely love and that expresses my style while pushing my boundaries. I've been learning to love my skin and I want my clothing to reflect that. Stitchfix has been a really fun way to find some pieces that are unique and different without spending hours shopping and looking for them. However, I can't always afford . . .
Since making the choice to quit my job and work on Life with Rosie full time for the rest of the summer, I've done some serious thinking about what the whole purpose of this blog is. I love being a lifestyle blogger and I truly believe that lifestyle blogs matter in the grand blogging scheme of things. But, if I'm going to be serious about this space, I knew I needed to narrow a few things down and have a more specific game plan about what is going to happen here over the next few months. I've realized that when I sit down to write a post, it needs to do at least one of these four things: 1. Educate/Enhance 2. Build a Community 3. Entertain 4. . . .
I received one or more of these books to read for free in exchange for my honest review. It's been a while since I've done a reading round up and I was honestly putting it off because I was so ashamed of how little I read over the last couple of months! I'm so behind in my reading goal! However, I've received a few requests for some summer read recommendations, so I knew it was time to have a "June Chapter Chat." Winners: Firecracker by David Iseron: ★★★★-4 stars. This book is written by the same guy who writes for New Girl and SNL, so, as you can expect, it's funny. It's not pee your pants funny, but it is highly entertaining. Astrid Kieger is the main . . .
How is almost half of the year over? I can't believe it. I feel like it was just yesterday that Dustin and I were celebrating the new year in Idaho and dreaming of our moving day to California to come. Now we've been in California for almost two months and nearing the end of our stint hear and nearing our next move: Arizona! I'm not going to lie, May was a rough month for me. Between some health issues, struggling with some anxiety and a job that was draining me, I didn't accomplish much of my May goals. I read 5 books instead of 8, made it to the gym a total of 5 times instead of my goal of 12 and didn't get a vlog done. I did exceed my goal of Bloglovin' followers . . .