live a little life

Life is too short…

to say “no”
to do things you don’t enjoy
to suppress your creativity
to turn down an opportunity
to bash your body
to stay inside
to turn down a challenge
to stop loving
to diet obsessively
to exercise excessively
to not laugh
to not smile
to not live

Think back on your life– all 20+ years of it. What do you remember? What memories are cherished?

We don’t remember the days spent in comfort and perfect routine. We don’t remember the schedules or the safety or the unnecessary stress. We remember joy, beauty, new experiences, accomplishments, friends, family, delicious food, spontaneity, freedom, excitement, bliss


Make sure that your next 20+ years are filled with those things.
Nourishing happiness is one thing you’ll never, ever regret.

Here’s to smiling like it’s going out of style…


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  1. misshannieleigh said:

    That ending sentence….so perfect! This whole post was entirely amazing, I always need the reminder to live life and enjoy it. That last photo really makes me wish I were at the beach right now instead of studying for finals!! πŸ˜€ lol

  2. Taylor said:

    I need to keep reminding myself of the list of things you posted, such a lovely reminder ❀

  3. Great post.

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  4. P said:

    This is so true! Makes me think about how quickly 21 years has gone by for me, and how I want the next 20+ years to be even more remarkable πŸ˜€

  5. P said:

    Amazing reminder. Makes me realize how quickly the past 21 years have gone by, and how I want to make the next 20+ years as happy and as remarkable as possible

  6. Kaylee said:

    you are the most lovely person I have ever met ❀ πŸ™‚

  7. Ashley said:

    You always have the best reminders — thank you πŸ™‚ It’s crazy how we can waste so much time worrying about unimportant things instead of seeing the big picture and trying to appreciate each day for what it is, because our time here is so limited.

  8. Irina said:

    Love love LOVE!!! So simple, direct, honest, and utterly true. You are so right – we don’t remember the days that were routine for us. Our mind and memories skip over the days that don’t elicit anything special out of our hearts. It’s the unique days that burn into our memory for life πŸ™‚

  9. squigglefloey said:


  10. Yes, yes, YESSSSS (yes, yes πŸ˜‰ ). I used to think I thrived on routine and familiarity, but the truth of the matter was that it was suffocating me and taking away any excitement I had for life. Change keeps things interesting, and this world offers us so many beautiful things, that it’s a crime to do the same ones every day.

  11. Even if I’m the most repetitive of all broken records I can just say it once more: you’re an inspiration to many many people and you have a beautiful way with words. Clear, straight-forward, outlining the quintessence perfectly but still very warm tone. Okay, sorry for this analytic phrase in there. Can we just fast-forward to two years from now?! ❀

  12. Anna said:

    This is wonderful and so true! It just makes me want to go outside and do something spontaneous and exciting right this second πŸ™‚

    • Emily said:

      Aw, you totally should! (:

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