thank u, next: 2018 Success, 2019 Goals

2018 has been full of ups and downs, personally and professionally. During my lows, it felt like I could do nothing right, but ultimately this year has been a rewarding one as I’ve grown both as a marketer, blogger, daughter, and friend. So just like Ariana Grande, I want to pay homage to my past…

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Sunshine Blogger Award #2

As the title of this post suggests, I was nominated for my 2nd Sunshine Blogger Award! I am so thankful to Rio Rose Ribaya of Reverie & Reviews for this nomination. This fall has been a momentous for my blog due to the amazing support I’ve received from the blogging community on Twitter. I’ve read so many thoughtful, creative, and well-crafted posts and have gotten the opportunity to connect with new bloggers.

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The Ultimate Christmas Tag

The Ultimate Christmas Tag is a brand new, blogger tag created by the lovely Femenish. I love Christmas and I love blogger tags, so obviously I had to do this tag!

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Sunshine Blogger Award #1

I was beyond excited to be nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by Laura from Palette of Thoughts. I am so overwhelmed by the support I’ve been receiving from so many incredible, talented writers and creators in the blogging community. For a long time, I would just read these tags, but I had never gotten a chance to participate, so it means so much to be recognized by friends in this community.

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The Liebster Award

I was so thrilled when I saw that Emma nominated me for a Liebster Award, a blogger award given by bloggers to other bloggers. This is extremely sentimental because this is the first award/tag that I’ve been tagged in, so I am pumped to participate! 😀

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New Name: SustainingU now The Newbury Girl

SustainingU is now The Newbury Girl. Same beauty and minimalism centered content with sprinkles of wellness and sustainability.

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Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws

Did you know that over 500,000,000 single-use, plastic straws are used in the U.S.A. every day? Although they offer drinkers convenience, plastic straws cannot be recycled properly due to their size and weight and are common pollutants found in the ocean and in landfills.

As we understand the impact plastic is having on the environment, businesses must learn to change their model. Can Starbucks’ recent announcement to ban plastic straws help influence other businesses to change their ways?

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to Thrive

On my commute to work, I can’t help but to wonder, how many people are aiming to get through the day? How often do I start my own day thinking, I’ll be happy when this day is over. Unfortunately, too many people go through life merely aiming to make it through their day.

In the immortal words of Switchfoot, “I wanna thrive, not just survive.” But what does it mean to thrive?

Personally, when I envision the word “thrive,” I see lush green vegetation blooming, regardless of the weather or the environment.

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