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The Hunt for the Perfect Apartment

Let’s Move It: Packing 101

Hey y’all! Yikes… that was extremely Texan. On Monday we talked about how to find the perfect apartment. If you’ve found your apartment, now it’s all about the packing. There are a few things I would like to cover with this. Of course there is the mandatory list of must have supplies, and then a couple of tips to go along with that. Continue reading “Let’s Move It: Packing 101”

Zoloft

I Went Off Zoloft: Why, How, and the Withdrawals

I know it’s been forever since I’ve posted! I recently launched a new website for my freelance design. You can check it out here. But, I wanted to share a very important blog post with you guys. As many of you know, I have been on medication for depression and anxiety. And now, I want to tell you about my experience going off of that medication (Zoloft to be specific).

Disclaimer: I did go off Zoloft against my doctor’s recommendation. I am not a doctor and have no medical training. I am not qualified to offer medical advice. This is all based off my own experience. Continue reading “I Went Off Zoloft: Why, How, and the Withdrawals”
The Hunt for the Perfect Apartment

Let’s Move It: The Hunt for the Perfect Apartment

Let’s Move It: The Hunt for the Perfect Apartment

The Hunt for the Perfect Apartment is a part of a new series here on Sara Strives called Let’s Move It. This series is all about the process of making a move: from finding a place to unpacking. So, let’s move it and find a place to live! Continue reading “Let’s Move It: The Hunt for the Perfect Apartment”

Twenty Birthdays and Twenty Lessons

Twenty Birthdays and Twenty Lessons

Today I turn twenty years old.

So, as is typical for us bloggers, I wanted to share some thoughts…twenty to be exact. All about my birthdays.

  1. My first birthday isn’t one I clearly remember. But I know I smashed my face in some Barney themed cake.
  2. My second birthday applies to the rule above.
  3. So does my third.
  4. I think I had a clown for my fourth birthday. I was terrified but I got up in front of people anyways. My fourth birthday taught me how to be fearless.
  5. My fifth birthday was a Dora the Explorer party. I remember being overwhelmed by the number of people. I also remember that my dad dressed up as Swiper and I was upset that I didn’t get to chase him because my shoe came untied. My fifth birthday reminded me not to let myself be left behind.
  6. My sixth birthday included every single girl in my kindergarten class at a pottery painting place. I learned who real friends were. Not that the people there were bad! It was a lot of fun. But I realized I wasn’t close to a lot of them. Continue reading “Twenty Birthdays and Twenty Lessons”

Do It Your-Self-Care: Bath Bombs

Like cupcake bakeries, spin classes, and escape rooms; bath bombs have become en vogue within the last few years. You can find bath bombs from high-end spa to your local big box store. With their fun fizzy effect, soothing scents, it is not a shock that that they have become such a big success. Baths have multiple benefits: 1) they help detoxify the body and keep hair and skin healthy and 2) psychologist have said a warm bath helps people feel less lonely.

The problem is that bath bombs are not exactly cheap. Some of the Lush brand bath bombs (arguably the ones that started the bath bomb trend) will run you has high $8.95 plus tax and even smaller ones will cost you over $4.99 plus tax per bath. Thankfully, these bath bombs can be made at home for a fraction of the cost. (Also, neuroscientist have found DIY crafts to be beneficial to your mental health.) Why throw away cash or time when you’re able to make your own bath bombs? Continue reading “Do It Your-Self-Care: Bath Bombs”