How To Keep Your Home Sparkling- In your 20’s!

Cleaning

If it were possible for me to love Lauren Conrad even more than I already do, she puts the word Sparkle in one of my favorite posts by her {Instant Love}! If you’re anything like me, aka in your 20s, aka busy, aka a working woman, aka have a filled social calendar aka... well you get it… then having an easy cleaning schedule can be a God-send! If you’re also like me in that you like organization, a checklist or a timeline, than this is the perfect right click and save document for you!

Let’s take your daily activities as a perfect example of E-A-S-Y.

  • Make Your Bed
  • Do Any Dishes Left in the Sink
  • Hang Up Any Clothes Left Around Your Room
  • Take Out the Garbage If It’s Full
  • Wipe Up Spills While They’re Fresh

I’ve decided to print this out, laminate it and post it on my fridge because of how much I love it! I think what I like the most about it, is that it gives me easy steps the first few days, then you begin moving into Weekly, Monthly and Seasonally. That’s the way I like anything that I really don’t like… baby steps. 🙂

Let me know if you’ve seen this before or if you try and use it for yourself!! I’ve started my first week doing it {it’s only Tuesday}, but so far so good!

Now, get that house to sparkling!

-Aurora

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Beginning a New Career- Saying Goodbye and Hello at Once. 

  You’ve got a new job. If you’re anything like me, change is not your strong suit. Many times in my life, I’ve run away from change like the plague and usually need to remind myself I can handle what’s changing and to continue to remain positive. I see this in my relationships, schooling decisions, friendships, living situations and the list goes on and on. What I love about writing however is that I’ve always tried to remain honest and share more of what I’m thinking than what I think people normally disclose. The biggest decision I have made so far in my life has been made- I chose a new career path and while I’m absolutely excited, I’m terrified

If you’ve found your way to my post, you’ve probably done a Google or Pinterest search wondering how others have handled getting a job job and/or leaving a job they really liked for a new opportunity. Well, you’ve come to the right place, because this doesn’t get much more spot on than that. I’m at this pivotal moment in my life, where an incredible career opportunity has presented itself to me, and through a lot of discussion {with myself and loved ones} and tons of list making {pros/cons etc}, I’ve elected to choose the career that will best fit my life and person goals. With this, I chose to walk away from a career where I had spent the last 10 years growing as a young professional and developing my leadership skills, along with lifelong friends and co-workers, who easily formed into a second family. Scary, right? Yes. 

Leaving your comfort zone is painful. It makes sense to me why people stay places where they are long overdue. When I reflect on how difficult the last three weeks have been for me, it makes complete sense. When you feel great in a place you work, why would you leave?  This is a question I’ve become a professional at answering recently, although it took me a week to figure out what the genuine answer was. Personal. 

The answer is personal. To be honest, with how hard this decision was, in the end it was completely personal. Meaning, I had to take my own life into consideration and think about what was best for me. And while working in a great environment where I felt impactful and appreciated was fulfilling and great, looking at what I wanted for my future (family, wedding, goals, travel etc) finally became clear to me. 

So I guess my advice would be to make sure you evaluate everything. As cliché as it sounds, write out your lists. Draw a line down the center of a piece of paper and list ever pro and every con you can think of. Bounce the list off someone you trust if you need it, but remember that the decision is yours. While talking it out with my fiancé and family {knowing they’d be impacted too} I appreciated that none of them told me what they would do or what they thought would be best for me- they let me figure it out on my own, offering support as I needed it. The last thing you want to do is add any additional stress to yourself, feeling as though you need to make someone else happy. 

Good luck in your thought process & if I can help… Come below!

To life decisions… 💟

Aurora✨