A Few Random Things About Me

A Few Random Things About Me on Waketon Road Blog wearing denim dress

It’s been a while since I did an “About Me” post. You can see my last one here and my standing bio here. After my post on Monday about what I would tell my 18-year-old self, it got me thinking about how I’ve changed and in what ways I’ve stayed the same.  So I felt like this was a great opportunity to share a few more random things about me...

Five Things I Would Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Five Things I Would Tell My 18-Year-Old Self on Waketon Road

My 28th birthday was yesterday, and while it’s not a milestone I’m finding myself saying “I’m almost 30!” a lot lately. Not in a bad way, more out of amazement at how quickly time seems to be going now. I’ve never been “scared” of getting older because with each year I seem to understand myself more. When I think back a decade ago to my then 18-year-old self I think...

Don’t Mess With Texas

It’s been a tough week for my beloved Texas. My heart breaks for everyone affected by Harvey. I’ll admit I didn’t know what I wanted to write about this week. I’ve been really “in my head” lately. Meaning that my mind seems to be filled with so many thoughts that I don’t really know how to process yet. Or even how to communicate them. This happens to me when there...

Why It’s Important to Make Yourself A Priority

Why It's Important To Make Yourself a Priority on Waketon Road wearing Old Navy

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about how I like to set the tone for the week. As I have gotten older (I’m about a month out from my 28th birthday) my priorities have really shifted. Not that I was really ever wild and crazy but my health and wellness are such a priority today. Now I’m not strictly talking about fitness-type health, although that has been...

Why I Am Getting A Little More Personal

Why I Am Getting A Little More Personal on Waketon Road

I feel like I’ve been getting a little more personal on the blog lately. Maybe you like reading my thoughts? Maybe not! While I love writing about fashion, trends and upcoming styles, sometimes there are just things I feel like talking about. I started blogging for many reasons, but one of the main reasons is because I’m a writer. Writing is therapeutic for me. It always helps me work through...

How To Deal With Negativity

I have been thinking a lot recently about the affect our thoughts have on our lives. When you make a conscious decision to be positive, you see that positivity reflected in your life. That’s the case with any emotion! If you decide you are going to be happy then that will be true. This is something I work on every day. Some days are easier than others, depending on the...

Why It Is Important To Adapt

Why It Is Important to Adapt on Waketon Road

When I sat down to write this post I had every intention of writing about the many reasons you need a utility jacket in your wardrobe. And I still believe that, so definitely invest in one if you don’t already have one. But as with so many things this week, I found myself adapting to a new direction. This week has been full of “curve balls” and as a planner...

Great Expectations

Great Expectations on Waketon Road Blog wearing Abercrombie & Fitch

I have thinking a lot lately about “great expectations.” No, not the Charles Dickens novel, but how we all think something should turn out. I think we are all guilty of building something up in our mind before we even experience it. It’s a way of looking forward to something and it might help us escape the routine we’re in. I am the type of person that lives in the...

How To Handle Life’s Challenges

Gloomy days – we all have them! Life has its ups and downs and there’s no escaping it. Recently there have been a few more challenging days than normal which got me thinking. It’s not the challenges that life throws at you that really matter it’s how you handle it. Occasionally it will rain on your parade, but it’s all about finding the silver lining. It can be tough to see...

How To Be More Productive

How to Be More Productive - Tips on how you can maximize your productivity on Waketon Road Blog

At the beginning of 2017 I wrote a post about some of my goals for myself this year. I’m trying to look at this year as a time for growth rather than resolutions. I never keep resolutions because they usually mean cutting something out or adding something that wasn’t there before. I’ve learned over the years that I need to ease into things in order for them to stick. So in the...