Life Lately: From Health Scare to Health Journey

Life Lately: From Health Scare to Health Journey

Where do I even begin? Life lately, particularly the last month, has been nothing short of a rollercoaster. March threw me for a loop and these last few weeks have been a harsh reminder that my health is everything and I'm not in fact, invincible. The month started off with me experiencing an array of strange symptoms: fatigue, body weakness, back pain, headaches, unexplained vision changes, and...

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The Story Behind Lipstick & Ink®

The Story Behind Lipstick & Ink®

On this day four years ago, my day started off as any normal Saturday in January. Little did I know, it would be the day Lipstick & Ink® came to be - a day that would change me forever.  Leading up to January 13, 2018, I had experienced an action-packed few months: getting married to Adam, going on our honeymoon to Maui and New Zealand, and spending time with family for the holidays. As I...

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2021 Recap: 6 Reflections from the Year

2021 Recap: 6 Reflections from the Year

As I write this on the last day of 2021, I find myself wondering how we’re already here. Another year passed, another on the horizon. I remember my high school Algebra teacher once saying how as we get older, the years seemingly go faster. She wasn’t wrong. I take time every NYE to reflect and write about the last year and these last few NYEs I have found myself more and more bewildered at how...

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2020 Reflections: A Year We’ll Never Forget

2020 Reflections: A Year We’ll Never Forget

Every NYE, I like to take a moment to reflect on the year, to acknowledge my growth, to accept what didn’t go as planned, and to appreciate the life I am creating. I like to write these in my journal, as well as post them to the blog (as I did in my 2019 and 2018 recaps). These are some of my favorite posts to write. This year though, I went back and forth as to if I still wanted to share a...

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