Wow, it has been a week. We were able to run up to Door County for the weekend with Noah’s family. While we were only away for about 36 hours (with 8 total hours of driving to make it happen), it was good to just be away. I enjoyed a day in the pool with a good book and a morning by the lake to read as well.

The work week though, woof. The company I’ve been working for decided they needed to restructure and cutting back my job was part of it. Yep, that job that I’ve joked about being able to see myself at for the rest of my life… I’m grateful to still have something but bummed that it alone won’t pay the bills. But it is what it is and you’ll likely be seeing more of me until I figure out what my next step is. The good news is I recently read a study about “job hopping millennials” and how they’re benefitting from it– that’s something to aim for, right?

I’ve been quiet about the events in Charlottesville, not because I want to but because I truly cannot find the words that feel right, which I acknowledge is an extremely privileged thing to say. Until I can find those words, though, I share this with you…

I need to talk to Spiritual White Women about White Supremacy

Obviously, given my current situation, things are pretty stressful right now. The uncertainty could eat me up inside or I could just let it be and not worry. I’m choosing Radical Self Love.

Here’s what Gala Darling, the queen of self love, suggests to treat yourself.
Money Affirmations to Change Your Life

I love Instagram. It’s the platform that I’ve returned to the most for my business and the one that I like to scroll for fun.

But could you be breaking rules on it without even realizing it?

And while we’re on the topic of Instagram…

Have you used any of these banned hashtags?
When it comes to your blog, it’s not enough to just hit publish.

My 30th is coming up quickly… here’s what I’ve learned…

I’m almost 30 and I think I’ve finally found balance. I’ve preached this shit for years but don’t think it finally sank in until recently. It’s ok if I have an Oreo or two because they were leftover from a party– and I don’t need to beat myself up with a week of salads to make up for it. 🥗 I’ve worked myself into the ground and figured out that sometimes that means I then need crystals, essential oils, or some quiet time with a good book. 📿 I’ve learned to trust the Universe and believe in astrology but to do so with a little healthy dose of skepticism, because hard work and coincidences do exist and planning my life around the ESP of the Stars can only lead to disappointment. 🌟 I’ve learned that every mistake and failure, big or small, has a lesson to teach me and that worrying just leads me down a negativity rabbit hole. 🙌🏼 I choose whether or not I want to be happy and sometimes when shitty things happen it’s ok to drown your sorrows in a margarita or two but then you’ve got to pick yourself back up and use that energy for good instead of wallowing in self-pity. 🍹 I’ve discovered there is a point at which bitching goes from being therapeutic to dangerous and unproductive. What have you recently learned about yourself?

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