The ninth month of 2021 has arrived. We are steadily approaching the end of the year. September ushers in the beginning of school and the arrival of fall – which is the best season. As with all months, I like to create a list of goals to accomplish. Whether that list is long or short will depend on the month. After doing this for a few years, I’ve really come to enjoy creating and reaching these goals. If you haven’t started making monthly goals yet, then I highly encourage you to start doing so. Before we get to my September 2021 goals, let’s first takeRead More →

The eighth month of 2021 has arrived. It’s crazy to believe we are already in the second half of the year. This means that the beginning of fall is only a month away. I know it may feel too soon to be talking about fall, but honestly, it’s just around the corner. So while summer is still here, let’s make the most of it. The best way to do that is to set monthly goals. I’ve been setting monthly goals for a few years now and it has made a huge difference in my life. Each month presents different challenges and so it’s important toRead More →

In Japan, Natsu matsuri, or summer festivals, occurs in July and August. These festivals all have different traditions and origins. However, one thing they have in common is a selection of summer-inspired food.¬† For those of us who don’t live in Japan or are unable to visit during these festivals may feel like we are missing out. But there is a way to experience the traditional flavors of these festivals at home. The July 2021 Bokksu captured the flavors and textures of the Japanese summer festival and brings them right to your door. This is not my first time trying Bokksu. Back in 2020, IRead More →

The seventh month of 2021 has arrived and with it, we are officially in the second half of the year. Time sure is flying and before we know it, winter and the end of the year will be here. I know it feels too early to think about that, but let’s be honest, it will be here before any of us are ready. But let’s focus back on the present month. As with every month, I do my best to set a number of goals to keep me busy. These goals help me work toward bigger life goals while also setting aside time for someRead More →

The sixth month of 2021 has arrived! the halfway point of the year is looming and yet we have so much left as well in order to work on ourselves and our goals. Setting goals has become a monthly task for me over the last few years. Setting a list of goals each month, ones that will help me work today’s bigger goals and those that help me have fun, truly make my months productive and better. Each month allows me to assess how well I did in the previous month and adjust my goals as needed. Before we get to my June 2021 goals,Read More →

The fifth month of 2021 has arrived. We are so close to being halfway through the year already. April seemed to come and go in the blink of an eye. Some months are like that, while others drag on for an eternity. Regardless of how fast or slow a month goes, it gives us the opportunity to work on various tasks and objectives. Every month, I take some time to reassess my goals, determine what is and isn’t working, and make adjustments for the current month. Before we get into my May 2021 goals, let’s take a moment to look back over my April goalsRead More →

Another new month has arrived. Can you believe we are already in the fourth month of 2021? This year seems to be going by quite quickly. In a way, this is good, because it means the days, weeks, and months aren’t dragging on endlessly. As each new month arrives, it creates an opportunity to work on my long-term and short-term goals. Setting goals each month truly helps me work towards what I want to get accomplished while giving me the accountability to keep up with them. Every month I reassess my goals, determine what is and isn’t working, and go from there. Before we getRead More →

Subscription boxes are a great way to explore different items that may not be readily available to you in stores. Food subscription boxes are my favorite, and realistically the only subscription boxes I have tried so far. Who wouldn’t want to receive a box filled with edible goodies from another country? I have tried a number of them in the past couple of years, namely ones from Japan. After giving Japan Crate a try, I really wanted to try the Umai Crate. This month I decided to splurge on the March 2021 Umai Crate to see what kind of noodles I could get – asRead More →

The third month of 2021 has arrived! I don’t know about you, but I found that February flew by. One day it was the beginning of the month and the next it was already over. As with every new month that comes along, it’s time to assess my goals, make new ones, and adjust the others based upon my performance and what else I have going on for the current month. Before we get into my March 2021 goals, let’s take a moment to look back at how I did with my February goals. February goals review Despite being a quick month, I found thatRead More →

It is commonly said that in order to be productive you need a morning routine. While I don’t deny that’s true, it’s easier for some than others. For morning people, a routine comes easily and quite naturally. However, for those of us who are not morning people, it can be a struggle to shift to this thinking of being productive right after waking. Like many aspects of life, these routines are not a one-size-fits-all scenario. There is no rule that says you must wake up at 4 am to have a successful day – though many people will be adamant that’s the only way toRead More →