New Semester, New Goals

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As I begin the second semester of my junior year, I have made a few goals for myself.


-Transfer typed notes into a notebook each week.

– Make flashcards each week opposed to the night before the exam.

-Make a to do list each week and stick to it.


-Find gratitude.

-Push myself.


-Create a list of posts each month

-Publish posts in a timely manner


-Make my bed each day

-Meditate and practice yoga twice a week.

-Journal daily.

What are your goals for the semester?

-Madeline Simone

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Small Victories

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This year I made the decision not to share my new years resolutions. I didn’t want to say I was going to change something about my lifestyle without following through.

One of my resolutions was to come up with a workout plan and stick to it. After Christmas I got myself a one month membership to a gym in my town. I figured if I could consistantly go to the gym before I go back to school, it would be easier to work out during the school year. Since getting my membership, I’ve been going to the gym every day.

Running is something I loved to do when I was younger. I used to run every day and back in middle school I ran a couple of road races. After a reoccurring knee injury however, I stopped running.

Anyways, this past month I’ve slowly began running again. Yesterday I was able to run 3 miles without stopping. This may not seem like a lot to avid runners out there but for me this was a pretty big deal. I honestly can’t remember the last time I ran 3 miles straight.

It’s important to celebrate the small victories no matter how small.

Have you any recent victories?

-Madeline Simone

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Buy Fresh Buy Local



Sweater  // jeans // shoes

I received this Free People sweater back in September as a birthday present and it was honestly the greatest gift. I have been able to wear this sweater over and over again. It’s versatility definitely makes the price tag worth it. I was immediately drawn to the shoulder cut outs and flowiness.

I love to wear it to out dinner in the city and also to my favorite organic market.

Do you buy fresh and local?

-Madeline Simone

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