Hey, everyone! After my blog decided to randomly go haywire for a few days (thanks, self-hosting) I’m finally back in business. While I was planning out my next few weeks’ posts, I decided I wanted to start doing monthly reflections. I know I’m not the first blogger in the world to come up with this, haha… But after all the craziness that’s happened recently I wanted a way to just document life and be open with you guys. Welcome to Episode 1 ✨

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There’s something really satisfying about live streams. It feels awesome that someone, somewhere, maybe on the other side of the planet, is watching and hearing the exact same things as you right this second. While there’s plenty of live streams popping up around YouTube these days (even vloggers are getting into them now), I think some of the most helpful ones are for relaxation. The perks? They literally never stop playing. And if that wasn’t convenient enough, streams (by their nature) pick constant new content for you — perfect for those days you’re just staring at Spotify and can’t choose a playlist. Whether you’re studying, meditating, or trying some self-calming techniques, there’s probably a live stream that can help you out. Here’s some of my favs!

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Yeahhh. It happened. I caved and bought a bunch of new autumn candles even though I definitely haven’t used up the ones already chillin’ on my nightstand. I work at a downtown boutique and Bath & Body Works is literally three doors down from my store. Every day I can smell it, guys. It’s sweet, sweet torture. Had about 20 minutes to kill before my shift the other day and, well… This happened. Oops. Lucky for me it was also payday. Unlucky for me they had a sale and I have zero self control. I was only going to buy a couple, but then convinced myself I needed a few more for “a well-rounded blog post” (#help). Spending $40+ on candles wasn’t ideal but at least my house is smelling awesome for the rest of the year. After sniffing my way through the entire store, here are my top three autumn candles so your house can smell just as great. 👌🏻

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I know autumn doesn’t officially start until the 22nd, but can you blame a girl for getting excited anyway? Yes, I don’t care, put me in with the legions of basic bitches who love fall and cable knit sweaters and hot drinks and blah blah blah. I check all the marks. But I’ve loved autumn since before it was an aesthetic obsession so #FightMe. Yet beyond me being excited about September… Here’s some articles that I’ve loved the past month! If you’re looking for a few things to read while you sip on your pumpkin spice latte (even though they’re the one fall-ish thing I can’t stand, ick) then take a look at these lovely links: 1. Why We Love Personality Quizes, Even When We Know They’re Meaningless by Constance Grady So what is it about personality quizzes like the Meyers-Briggs test and the Hogwarts sorting quiz and newspaper horoscopes and BuzzFeed’s entire quiz category that are so immensely compelling? Why are we drawn to them even when we know they don’t mean anything? I originally retweeted this article with the caption “I feel so attacked right now.” And that’s pretty much still the case. I’m a total sucker for personality tests and collecting labels (Ravenclaw-Leo-INTJ, what’s good) so I was both intrigued and sad to read this. Spoiler alert: we like tests because of the “tribalistic” parts of our brain always feel a need to belong. While there are a few sections of the article I’d argue with – I think the author is a bit hard on how people view Myers-Briggs – overall I thought it was super interesting. And even though we think things like Buzzfeed quizzes and Hogwarts houses are harmless…here’s a friendly reminder to analyze ourselves when it comes to obsessing over other, more serious groups like political parties, race, etc. It’s crazy to think about how this primal part of our brain ends up touching so many parts of our lives, both big and small. 2. Meteor Showers in 2017 That Will Light Up The Night Skies by Nicholas St. Fleur All year long as Earth revolves around the sun, it passes through streams of cosmic debris. The resulting meteor showers can light up night skies from dawn to dusk, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch one. I feel like most people think of meteor showers with summer…or maybe that’s just me?…

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