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Just Making a Plan

….and letting you know.

Today is a simple post to get me motivated and to keep me accountable.

This blog is meant to be, overall, inspiring and encouraging, and I’ve developed a plan and some goals to make sure that it happens on a more consistent basis.

So my goal is to post at least one blog a week for the rest of the year.

What you can look forward to as readers:

Motivation Mondays-we’ve all seen people hashtagging this, and it is definitely a day we could use some motivation, so why not jump on the bandwagon 🙂

Traveling Tuesdays- I am all about traveling tips, goals, and stories. Get pumped about this day!

Wise Words Wednesdays- time for some real talk. Whether this is reflecting on something or someone wise, hearing advice from a guest blogger, or having a honest deep talk, this day should really get you thinking and reflecting.

Throwback Thursdays- obviously a really popular hashtag, but I love it. This day will be dedicated to looking back at some really good blogs or even moments in life/history.

Fun Fridays- Mostly for living our list! Bucketlists, events, and even diys. Honestly, anything could happen on a friday 😀

A simple post, I know, but I hope you join me on this journey of serious committed ( but always fun 🙂 ) blogging.

-Steph 🙂

P.S. Got a blog? Let me know, and maybe you can be a guest blogger 😉




I haven’t posted in a good amount of time. What have I been doing?

  • Traveling and marking off lots of bucket list items in Alaska and New York
  • Graduating college with two degrees
  • Working
  • Looking for a job

Now, let me be honest with this post. On the big scale or plan of life, it all sounds like I’ve been doing pretty good. I’m definitely not complaining about these awesome events, absolutely not. What I am here to make known are the small events. Those little actions that make up daily life. Those good, healthy, and productive actions we wish would become habits.

Recently, I’ve been reflecting on my own life, thinking about myself the past few years. I thought about when I was happiest, when life was the smoothest, what my goals were, and how have they changed. To cut to the chase, I’ve realized that I have been focusing on all the big things and have forgotten to keep up with the small things.

For example:

  • reading my bible daily
  • praying daily
  • exercising regularly
  • taking a few minutes to stretch
  • spending time by myself to reflect or be creative
  • taking time to clean/declutter
  • blogging

They are just a few examples, and yet I find my life affected by their absence. These small activities had a bigger impact on my life than I took time to realize before. Typically, these actions made me feel good–a bit more put together–and made it feel like my day was running smoother.

So this is my restart, blogging and all the small things. I don’t have much of an excuse why I stopped them before; I don’t think many of us do. Just the same: “I got busy. I just forgot. I had other things to focus on.” I know I have time for them; I can definitely make time for them.

The small things…they are so easy to forget and let slip away…

The small things…they can be hard to keep up and make into habits, but they are so worth it.

Don’t delay it. Don’t put it off. If you need a restart on dreams, goals, new year’s resolutions, or small action, it is ok. Restart now. Take action. Be happy.

I want to leave you with one more thing:

I live by the quote “Shoot for the moon and even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Well sometimes, we focus on that moon too much, and we forget the stars around us. Whether your stars be small actions, present goals, or people, remember them.

Yours Truly,

Steph 🙂

Make a Difference to a Starfish

You hear growing up and are encouraged to “make a difference”.

However, you may wonder:

What can I do? What can I do to help the world? Honestly, the world is huge! There is so much that is wrong, that needs fixing. How can I make difference?

Well, take a look at this story:

The story that inspired the video goes something like this:

There was a man who liked to go walking along the beach every so often. One day as he walked along the beach he noticed it was littered with starfish, hundreds must have covered the sandy shore.As he walked on that morning, he noticed a figure in the distance. It seemed to be dancing. Taking an interest, the man moved forward on the beach only to discover that the dancing figure was that of a small boy.

The small boy was leaning down, picking up starfish, running to the ocean, and then throwing the starfish in. Back and forth he went picking up starfish after starfish.

As the man approached, he called out, ” Good morning, boy. May I ask what you’re doing?”

The little boy paused and replied, ” I’m throwing the starfish back into the ocean. The tide is going away, and if I don’t, they’ll die”.

“But,” the man exclaimed, ” there must be thousands of starfish on this beach. You can’t possibly make a difference.”

The boy just leaned down and picked up another starfish. He turned to the ocean and threw the starfish. As the starfish hit the water, the boy turned to man and said, ” I made a huge difference to that one.”

The End

I came across this story while exploring youtube, and I fell in love with it. How moving is that story!? Listen, you can make a difference, even if it just for one person. Does that one difference make it any less important? If you don’t take the opportunity to make that one difference in the world or that person’s life, who will?

You can impact, inspire, encourage, motivate….

You can make a difference. 🙂