Goal 16: Start a Regular Manicure Routine

IMG_9026When I started thinking about what goals I wanted to include in my #31Goals project – I wanted to make sure I had a range – some goals that I could just do in a day, others that would be easy with a bit of dedication and then some that would take thought, time, determination and a require real change.  I did this on purpose. I wanted some self love goals that I could just stop putting off, make them a priority and just feel GOOD about crossing them off the list. You know how sometimes you make a list with things you know you are going to do that day so you can cross them off and feel accomplished. Like, “Take a shower” and you do it and think to yourself, “Check! I am already getting so much done today – go me!” – this goal is kinda like that, which brings me to one of my easier, long-term goals towards self love:

Goal 16: “Start (and continue) a regular manicure routine.”

Now, before you judge me, let me explain this goal a bit more. I swear, it isn’t as narcissistic as it sounds.

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Welcome to a New Morning Kawa

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The trip I mentioned in my last post below to Ibiza, Spain is what sparked my mission to find myself and how I wanted to spend the energy in my life. Travel, spontaneity, beach, laughter, friends: Spain was everything I loved wrapped up in one 5-day weekend planned in under two weeks. I wanted to find a way to embrace that in all aspects of my life. This trip marked the beginning of my journey (almost 10 months ago) and what would eventually lead me setting out to achieve #31Goals – and this new site!
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Last Minute Trip to Spain

Back in mid-September of 2016, four of my best girlfriends and I booked a trip to Ibiza and Valencia, Spain with less than 2-weeks notice! And, we just went for a long weekend! Who are we?!
It was one of the most spontaneous things I have ever done and sparked something inside of me that made me realize that this life is all we have; best not waste it on things we don’t love! Hence, what started the path towards #31Goals and simplistic living.
Remember, you are not a tree. If you don’t love where you are, move!

The House in Puerto Rico

Ahh the house in Puerto Rico…this is what really sparked my quest for simpler living!
I actually lived in this beautiful, 6,000 sq. ft. home overlooking the Caribbean Sea! It was so large that I couldn’t even fill it. It is a bit dated and since we were renters we didn’t want to invest into restoring the home back to it’s original glory. I literally had cabinets, rooms and basements EMPTY. There were rooms I don’t think I went in once. It took me 3 days just to clean it… this wasn’t the life I wanted.
This home with ocean views is on top of a mountain in Ponce, PR. It’s hard to believe I didn’t want to stay here forever, isn’t it?  
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The Wroclaw Apartment

When I think about what I mean by simple living, I think about my old apartment in Wroclaw. It was small but every corner of this apartment was filled with something I loved! There was no wasted space. I didn’t have the space to store things I didn’t love. So I loved every. single. inch of this apartment in Wroclaw, Poland – that’s what I mean by simple living! Loving what you have.

I am still just as in love with this Almi Decor designed apartment as I was the day I moved in 4 years ago… ahh. This apartment takes me to my happy place and is the inspiration for my new house design here in Michigan.. if only I could get the view back. And be back in Europe. Sigh.

I still pinch myself that at one time I DID live here. Enjoy the tour! PS I know I have more photos I need to find to fully complete this tour!

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