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    Twenty-Two: The Perfect Graduation Gift for Her

    About a month ago, the kind people at Elle communications sent me the book: Twenty-Two: Letters to a Young Woman Searching for Meaningby Allison Trowbridge. As a 22 year old, I was excited to read this but was honestly a little concerned that it would be cliche, and just another “Chicken Soup for a College Grad.” Thankfully, it ended up being the complete opposite.

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    Beauty, Lifestyle

    5 Tips To Help You Pick The Perfect Outfit for Graduation Pictures

    Hey! Did y’all know I’m graduating in like 3 weeks?! Yup, it’s happening and this week’s graduation shoot really sealed the deal for me. As cliche as it sounds, high school graduation seems like it was just yesterday and now I am about to don another cap and gown. Crazy.

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    Lysse On Fitness: Sustainable Nutrition

    Hey y’all! I’m back to the Lysse on Fitness series to talk about nutrition! If you’re behind on the series make sure to check out the intro post, the post about matching your method to your goal, and the most recent post about creating a workout schedule that fits your lifestyle.

    I never paid attention to my nutrition until I stopped rowing in my second year of college. I grew up in a home where every homemade meal had a vegetable, I never ate white loaf bread, my mom bought a lot of organic products, and there were certain sugary cereals I was never allowed to have. Though I probably had fast food 1-2 times a week (thanks to late sports practices), Pop-tarts (Wildberry) are my favorite and Oreos we apart of my nightly dessert. I had balance. Continue reading

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    Community Over Competition

    The Rising Tide Society is “a network of creative entrepreneurs who believe in community over competition.” Such a simple and beautiful thing, huh? After I wrote the post In A World Full of Girl Bosses, I have been thinking a lot about the blogging/creative industry. For one, it has definitely fired me up again about my blog, and I have been spending a lot of time thinking of creative content, ways to improve my image quality, and trying to be as real and personable with y’all as possible. When I’m looking at a new blog or even an instagram account I only follow them if I feel like I can “get to know them.” If they are inviting me into their life, I want in. But if they are just posting outfit picture after outfit picture with nothing personal, I’m not as inclined to want to engage with them.

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    Podcast Party: S-Town

    *no spoilers here*

    From the producers of Serial and This American Life, S-Town (Shit Town) was released last Tuesday, March 28th. Unlike before, all seven episodes were released at once so I was in binging mode for a good 12 hours in order to finish it ASAP. The new series is similar to Serial in that it is a murder mystery story per say, but the feel of the entire show is different. John, a resident of a small town in Alabama, also known as “Shit Town” was the catalyst for the show after he sent multiple intriguing emails to host, Brian Reed, about his hometown and a mysterious murder that seemed to have been swept under the rug.
    The murder mystery pulls you in, but John’s genius, and at times vulgar
    personality, keeps you listening.

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    Finding a Workout Split That Matches Your Goals

    Okay, so now we get to the fun part: the gym! There is no one way to do fitness, I hope through all this you remember that. What one person does in the gym, or what one person eats doesn’t mean it will work for you, even if you think you have a similar body type. Finding a workout split that fits your lifestyle should also fit the goals you decided on in the last post. Can you commit to going to the gym every day, three times a week, do you have gym access, do you work crazy hours and going to the gym seems like the thing that will break the camel’s back? All these things determine what your workout routine could look like.

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    Blogging In a World Full of Girl Bosses

    I don’t know if you are anything like me, but sometimes it is intimidating being surrounded by so many girl bosses. You know, like the woman who are killing the career game, the family game, and overall life game. You see them at your job, at church, your friend circle, and all over social media. Some days I’m inspired by them and it makes me want to work harder, but some days it just reminds me of all my shortcomings, how far away I am from my goals and it just leaves me feeling jealous. Continue reading

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    Intro to Lysse on Fitness

    I always want my blog to be a reflection of who I am. I never want it to feel fake, or like I’m trying to be someone I’m not. While thinking about new content, I realized how big fitness (outside of organized sports) has been to my life, specifically over the past year.

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    Saving the World, One Fork at a Time

    A few weeks ago I participated in a protest against the current administrations denial of
    climate change, and in support of all of those fighting for #NODAPL. The environment and climate change are not topics I am well versed in, and aside from normal recycling I don’t do much to limit my personal footprint.

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