lacing up my running shoes: how I started (and continued) going to the gym this year

I have never really been a gym person. I managed to get though my entire undergrad degree without ever going to the gym (that I was paying with through my tuition) except when leading tours for orientation. I much preferred to workout at home, which has its pros and cons. Then when I lived in …

abandoning books

My name is Andrea and I don't finish every book I start. This may come as a surprise to some people, but I am a real advocate for only reading what brings you joy. Now of course there are exceptions when you have to read something for class or work, but when you are reading …

the 10-minute tidy

My house is definitely not always as clean as I would like it to be. Both Nigel and I work full time jobs (with hour + commutes each way) and then with social commitments, going to the gym, and just wanting to sit on the couch and watch Netflix the little messes can certainly add …

fall 10×10

It has been an understatement to say that I have been loving my fall wardrobe. I switched over on September 1st and I have worn everything in there already, with a few standout pieces already being worn to death (in a good way). I wanted to do another 10x10 challenge as it has been a …