Hi there, welcome back to my *mostly* weekly blog post called “The Plus Side” I share an update in my life, some of the content I’ve shared that week, my recent favorites, plus some exclusive things I haven’t share on the ‘gram. It’s an easy way to see everything in one place! Let’s catch up, friends!
Last week I posted a brand new youtube video – a try-on haul of a few new items from Target! All of these items can be found from size xs to 3x and are SO cute for spring! You can hear my first impressions of all the pieces in the video. You can shop the items here.
This week I posted a Q&A video! I answered questions from Instagram like “How did you meet Max?” and “Do you want kids?” Watch it below!
A Few Recent Beauty Favorites
As the weather warms up, I’ve been getting back into beauty! It’s so much more fun to get ready when you also have a cute outfit to go with it. Here are some my current favorites for this transition from winter to spring.
Switching gears from beauty recommendations to something a little more serious. It’s been one whole year since the beginning of the pandemic. A year ago I remember thinking “life can’t get better than this.” I had just moved into our house after a month of renovations and many months of dreaming and praying about it. I was days away from a bachelorette trip with my girlfriends and just three weeks away from marrying my high school sweetheart. I spent a week living in our house by myself – my first time ever living alone and constantly was pinching myself at how great life had worked out. After losing Jack in 2018, I didn’t know If I’d ever feel real joy again so I was so so grateful.
It would be easy to look back at this past year and say it’s been terrible. And it has been. There have been plenty of objectively terrible things happening to many many more people than just myself and my circle. But to look back on a whole year and say it was terrible is leaving out an entire mindset I’ve grown accustomed to. That many emotions and feelings can co-exist.
Things can be terrible, and lovely, and heartbreaking, and beautiful all at the same time. Somehow remembering that makes me feel better about the future. We will all face more tragedy, heartbreak, frustration than we hope, and experience more joy, laughter, and love then we can imagine.
So today, I’m leaning into the unknown and uncertainty with a whole year of practice.
Thank you for following along, my friend