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    how I stay organized | plan with me

    I decided to give the good, ole planner a shot again in 2019. Some may think that physical planners are a thing of the past, but I disagree. To me, there’s something very satisfying about writing down tasks and crossing them off your list once complete. Since switching back to a traditional pen and paper planner, I feel more organized with work and social activities. And it’s a bit of stress reliever! I pretty much live by my planner. I use it to plan my gym routine, work tasks, social activities, and also to write down experiences throughout the week. In 2018, I was doing more of what I would…

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    How To Maintain a Work-Life Balance

    Between work (both jobs), the gym, nutrition, family, and maintaining a social life, sometimes I’m not sure how I make it through some work weeks. Work is an important part of my life and I take it seriously. Not only because it’s how I make an income, but because it allows me to grow – professionally and personally. That being said, work doesn’t need to fully consume your life. In fact, in my opinion, it shouldn’t. Obviously, I’m all about balance (hello – Angela’s Balanced Life!), and I used to think that that meant with my fitness, food, and social life. But it’s more than that. Balance is important in…

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    Where I Buy Clothes Secondhand

    Recently, I shared my reasons for quitting fast fashion and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made in the past few years. Since I’m no longer buying from traditional stores at the mall, I’ve started exploring new options for adding clothing and accessories to my closet. This had led me to get creative when searching for specific items and also have a more open mind to secondhand clothes in general. Now how does one buy clothes when not buying from your regular fashion stores? At first, I wasn’t too sure myself. Of course I knew about thrift stores, but even I’ll admit that that can be time consuming with little…

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    Why I Quit Fast Fashion

    In my 2019 goals, I shared that I wanted to continue thrifting for second-hand items, rather than buying new. This came from a recent change I made at the end of 2018, which was quitting fast fashion. I briefly touched on this in the blog post, but I wanted to go into more details about why I quit fast fashion and share some resources to begin your journey.  I want to make it clear, that this is a very new journey to me and I’m not completely educated on the fashion industry. That’s why it is so important to do your own research and decide for yourself what your stance…

  • 5 Things I No Longer Buy
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    5 Things I No Longer Buy

    I’ve been making a lot of changes in my life the past few months. If you’ve been following me, you’ll know that last year I went on a budget to pay off my debt. With that, I’ve become more mindful with my purchases and overall consuming less. At first, I quit fast fashion moving towards buying the majority of my clothes second hand. Shopping second hand for clothing has opened my mind to other items from my daily routine that are simply unneeded or aren’t bringing value to my life. And if there is something I’m in need of, there’s usually a selection at the thrift store I can browse…