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Being the best version of YOU.

13 Nov

Lately I have been thinking a lot about life – specifically living the best life possible.

Much of living the best life possible comes down to the decisions that we make on an everyday basis. We control our lives. We control our happiness. And we control changing things if we aren’t happy.

And sometimes “changing things” can mean making hard decisions.

When I talk to a friend that is sad or in a lull, I always ask them the same thing, “are you living the life that makes you the best person you can possibly be?”

Usually if I am having this conversation with them, the answer is “no”.

I have found that usually the areas we are discussing revolve around three things – Jobs, relationships and ourselves. And I always offer the same advice for each.

If you are unhappy with your job, you should look into ways you can make your job work better for you. And if your job doesn’t work for you anymore, you should think about another path you could take.

If you are unhappy with your relationships, strive to make new ones or let old ones go (I wrote about this specific item earlier this year)

If you are unhappy with yourself, do something that makes YOU happy.

Strive to live your BEST life. Strive to live a life that makes you the BEST version of yourself.

Sometimes the route to making positive changes can be extremely hard, and sometimes feel negative. Trust me, I know.

But I ask you to keep your eye on the prize. And the prize is your happiness. Which in my opinion is one of the best prizes of all đŸ™‚

xo,

Ali

Have you ever made a hard decision because it would give you a happier life?

What advice do you tell friends or family members that are going through a hard time?

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A week in my life – day one.

12 Mar

I have decided to do a little challenge for myself. It shall be called the “week in my life” challenge.

Basically what this challenge entails is taking photos throughout the day, starting on Monday  and ending on Sunday.

Do I think you all care to see what I am doing at all times of the day? No. But do I think this challenge will help me? Yes.

You see, lately I have been having an insane amount of Jessie Spano “There’s never any time!!!!” moments. I actually yelled this phrase out to my boyfriend last week (20% joking, 80% serious). The last few weeks I have felt like I am running around with my head cut off. I don’t like this feeling at all. I don’t like to feel like I am losing control and not getting all my work (job and personal) done.

My hopes is that this challenge will show me where I am slacking in my schedule, where the inefficiencies lie, and how I can get better control of things (can you tell my job is being a project manager??). And  YOU will hold me accountable.

So let’s get started. Monday’s are my CRAZY days in life and with work. Every Monday is nothing but a flurry of tasks, and running from one place to another.

4:20am - I wake up really really early so I can run before spin class.

4:20am – I wake up really really early so I can run before spin class.

4:45am - How am I not Mayor of my gym???

4:45am – How am I not Mayor of my gym???

3 miles on the mill.

3 miles on the mill.

55 mins on the spin bike.

55 mins on the spin bike.

Get an awesome feel good text from my friend, Megan! Way to go, Megan!!!

Get an awesome feel good text from my friend, Megan! Way to go, Megan!!!

7am - Eat breakfast number one - one scoop Arbonne powder with almond milk.

7am – Eat breakfast number one – one scoop Arbonne powder with almond milk.

Pack lunch and dinner, since I will not be home until after 9pm.

Pack lunch and dinner, since I will not be home until after 9pm.

7:30am - Send an email I forgot to send on Sunday night. Oops!

7:30am – Send an email I forgot to send on Sunday night. Oops!

Cozy outfit Monday. Love my new hoodie from Target!!

Cozy outfit Monday. Love my new hoodie from Target!!

Happy feet shoes are a must on crazy Monday's.

Happy feet shoes are a must on crazy Monday’s.

8am - Leave the house, run to CVS, and rock out to Justin Beiber.

8am – Leave the house, run to CVS, and rock out to Justin Beiber.

Pick up my script and oatmeal at CVS.

Pick up my script and oatmeal at CVS.

8:37am - Get to work and think, "Why in the F is it snowing again????"

8:37am – Get to work and think, “Why in the F is it snowing again????”

8:45am - Settle into my messy desk.

8:45am – Settle into my messy desk.

9am - Froth my coffee.

9am – Froth my coffee.

10am - Eat my breakfast and download my weekend with Hannah. Hannah - "OMG Jacque ate a razor blade yesterday!" Ali - "OMG I've never been treated so rudely than I was this weekend....What is their problem? I did not cheat on her brother or their son!!!! OR do anything but decide to do what made me a happier and better person. Let's move on people....I think we have other things to exert our energy on!!!!"

10am – Eat my breakfast and download my weekend with Hannah. Hannah – “OMG Jacque ate a razor blade yesterday!” Ali – “OMG I’ve never been treated so rudely than I was this weekend….What is their problem? I did not cheat on her brother or their son!!!! OR do anything but decide to do what made me a happier and better person. Why the attitude? I am sure he is happier now too without me always being stressed out and worried! Let’s move on people….I think we have other things to exert our energy on!!!!”

11:30am - Settle back into my desk after after a morning of meetings. Also, get a fix on my Bruno and Ellie G obsession.

11:30am – Settle back into my desk after after a morning of meetings. Also, get a fix on my Bruno and Ellie G obsession.

1:30pm - Finally eat lunch in one of my meetings.

1:30pm – Finally eat lunch in one of my meetings.

4pm - Stare at my Kanban board.

4pm – Stare at my Kanban board.

4:45pm - Change my pants and shoes for GOTR practice.

4:45pm – Change my pants and shoes for GOTR practice.

5pm - Cut up my apple and finally get a chance to see my sweetie! We might work together but really never see each other unless we make it a point. In this instance, I made him come say hi!

5pm – Cut up my apple and finally get a chance to see my sweetie! We might work together but really never see each other unless we try. In this instance, I made him come say hi!

5:00-5:58pm - Drive to GOTR through terrible traffic, and chat with my Aunt. I love my bluetooth.

5:00-5:58pm – Drive to GOTR through terrible traffic, and chat with my Aunt. I love my bluetooth.

6:00-7:15pm - Girls on the Run practice! We finally went outside, but we were all frozen by the end!!!

6:00-7:15pm – Girls on the Run practice! We finally went outside, but we were all frozen by the end!!!

7:30pm-9:15pm - Go to Stacy's to watch Bachelor finale!!

7:30pm-9:15pm – Go to Stacy’s to watch Bachelor finale!!

8pm - Eat the same thing for dinner that I had for lunch...mmm?

8pm – Eat the same thing for dinner that I had for lunch…mmm?

7:30-9:15 - Work through the entire episode. Like I said, Monday's are nutty.

7:30-9:15 – Work through the entire episode. Like I said, Monday’s are nutty.

9:30pm - Go home, pack up my things for tomorrow morning. When my running group runs in the AM, I get ready for work at Stacy's house to save time. I am like a nomad.

9:30pm – Go home, pack up my things for tomorrow morning. When my running group runs in the AM, I get ready for work at Stacy’s house to save time. I am like a nomad.

10pm - Get all cozy and crawl into bed. Get caught up on Instagram and Facebook from the day. Check my personal email.

10pm – Get all cozy and crawl into bed. Get caught up on Instagram and Facebook from the day. Check my personal email.

10:30 pm - Set the alarm and prepare for another day of fun.

10:30 pm – Set the alarm and prepare for another day of fun.

Till tomorrow……

xo,

Ali

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