• Finance

    Money on My Mind: Changes in My Life | Annie

    We go through changes in our lives that require us to reassess what we want to spend our money on. For me there have been two changes: investing in my mental health and this three month US road trip. I don't spend money on mental health, but recently I realized I needed help. Also with our road trip coming up, money will leaving my bank account a lot quicker than I'm used to. I sat down and looked at how to manage my expenses so I wouldn't overspend.

  • homemade chicken quesadillas
    Health & Fitness

    Quick & Easy Recipe: Chicken Quesadillas

    For everyday meals, I love quick and easy recipes. Anything that takes less than 30 minutes to prep and cook means I can get to the best part, eating, as soon as possible. Recently, my mom bought a Cuisinart griddler and my life hasn’t been the same since. It’s multi-functional so you can make different kinds of food like panini sandwiches, steak, and pancakes. The one food I can’t stop making is quesadillas. I’m not a big quesadilla lover, but with this griddler I can see myself eating it for days. To show you how easy it is to make, check out the photos!

  • coffee and journaling
    Health & Fitness

    Building My Morning Routine

    Setting the tone for the day is important. You want to feel energized and ready to tackle your to-do list. But more often than not, I'd wake up feeling stressed because my brain would become inundated with all the things I needed to get done.

  • Diaries

    A Week in My Life: Photo Diary

    Sometimes we forget to take a step back a little bit to appreciate our life and the things around us. I took a few photos throughout the week to capture some things I noticed when I slowed down and observed the world around me.

  • Diaries

    Facing My Fear of Failure and Success

    I am on an important self-reflective journey to take back control of my mind and life. Though it’s just the beginning, I already faced my fears multiple times. My fears took over my life by not only creating a lot of stress but also numbing me from emotions. The stress consumed me. What started out as de-stressing by watching YouTube videos and TV shows turned into a distraction and a way for me to run away from my problems. Because of that, I fell into a deeper rut.

  • Health & Fitness

    My Favorite Cardio Exercises

    Cardio exercise is any exercise that raises your heart rate. Your heart is a muscle so working it makes it stronger! I used to be on the swim and cross country teams in high school so I was in pretty good shape. But the older I get, the more cardio exercise becomes torturous. I want to improve my endurance so I can do physical activity without losing my breath so quickly. But I get so bored of doing the same thing. So I looked for new ways to get my cardio in. Here are three forms of cardio I like to do.

  • Diaries

    February + March Challenges: Giving Up Is Not The Answer

    I thought yearly goals were hard, but monthly goals are just as hard.I had planned to write about my February and March challenges but I failed badly. What ended up happening for both months was that I would put off the challenges and give up. I don't have much to say about the challenges, so instead I’ll be reflecting on what happened and how I can improve moving forward.