• Don’t Let The World Change You

    Have any of you ever been in a great mood and then one person just acted really rudely to you and it changed your whole mood? Maybe someone honked at you because you didn’t hit the gas pedal the EXACT second the light turned green, or someone yelled at you because you weren’t walking fast enough for them. Or, maybe someone yelled at you because you were walking behind them and they didn’t like how close you were to them. That situation happened to me the other day. I was having a really nice day and decided to go for a run along the lake. It was a gorgeous day…

  • The 10-10-10 Rule For Stress You NEED To Know

    Hey, everyone. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’ll overthink little situations and get stressed over things I shouldn’t stress about. I  will realize this a few hours or days after I get stressed, and try to tell myself not to worry so much in the moment next time. This is where the 10-10-10 rules comes into play. I get Daily Shine texts as I mentioned in a previous blog, and I got one a few days ago that REALLY stood out to me. It started off by saying this: “A new study shows when we *think* we’ll be stressed (ex. those mid-commute worries) the floodgates open for stress,…

  • Life Update & July Preview

    It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, and I really REALLY don’t like that. Since I finished graduate school, there have been a number of changes (all good) and it’s just taking some time to get used to my new schedule and routine. I’m sure you all can relate to that. I’m not going to lie, I am not and have never been a fan of change. However, change is good and we all have to embrace it instead of fear it. Now that I finished grad school, I am working at a marketing/ad agency as a content & social media strategist and I am absolutely loving it. It’s a new…

  • 10 Random Things That Make Me Happy

    The spring weather is finally here. Today, it’s supposed to get up to 80 degrees, and I am beyond excited to soak up the sun. As I was walking to work today, I began thinking about random things that make me happy. Of course Nic, my family and friends make me happy, but today I was thinking about little random things that always bring a smile to my face. I actually started making a list of random things that make me happy over the last few months, and I figured why not share it with you all? So, that’s what I’m doing today! 1. Fresh Cut Tulips This probably doesn’t…

  • 5 Spring Activities You Need To Do

    Spring has FINALLY sprung! The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and that warm weather is finally starting to make its grand entrance. Spring is one of my favorite seasons (let’s be real, I love all of the seasons), but spring has a magical feeling about it. Everything is coming back to life from the cold winter, flowers begin to make their appearance and we can finally ditch those heavy winter coats. Ah, spring. I’ve missed you. To get the most out of these spring days, here are 5 spring activities you can do \ to capture the season’s beauty. Go On A Long Walk One of my FAVORITE…

  • Goals, Gratitude and Grad School

    HI! Wow. It’s been over a month. I’ve kind of gone into hermit mode, but that’s because I was feverishly working on my Master’s Project… which I am happy to say I officially handed in yesterday! WOOOHOOO! I started my project in May of 2017. My project was a 244 page content marketing strategy eBook for a fellowship I have been working at during grad school, and to say I’m proud of it is a major understatement. The process of working on my Master’s Project really showed me that anything is possible when you give it your all. Throughout the process, I cried many times, had many knots in my…

  • Worrying Less = A Better You

    Have any of you heard about Daily Shine Texts? About a week ago, one of my best friends Molly (hey Molly) told me about it. It’s a site where you can sign up to get texts at a specific time with motivational quotes, ideas and actions to take to make yourself be as positive as you can be and the best version of yourself. Anyway, today, I received one that really resonated with me. The exact words were: “TGIF, Christiana! Each year, we spend the equivalent of *2 months* worrying. This weekend, ease up on predicting the future.” Did anyone else read this and just go, wow? I did. I…

  • It All Starts With Us

    The other day I was driving home from work in the pouring rain. I saw an older man crossing the street, without an umbrella, and he was completely soaked. All I could think was that I wish I could have given him an umbrella. If I had one in my car – it would have been his. A few weeks ago, I was at a stop light when I saw a women drop her suitcase. She was having a hard time getting it back up on her rolling cart, and she struggled for a bit until she got it back up. I was in my car, and all I could…

  • My Rainy Day Essentials

    Rain, rain, go away. Or… let’s embrace it! I don’t know how the weather has been by you, but it’s been pretty rainy here. I don’t mind the rain here and there, and I actually find it soothing. It’s nice to cozy up in a warm sweater and listen to some Frank Sinatra while watching the rain fall outside. So, it’s no surprise that I have put together a blog with some of my rainy day essentials. Fringe Studio Journal – Who doesn’t love to journal on a rainy day? I love to journal and blog, especially when it’s raining outside. There’s just something about it that I love. So, it’s…

  • Nic and I: Our 5 Favorite Traits About Each Other

    To start off this blog, I have some exciting blog news. This is the start of a new series on Casually Christiana called Nic and I. Similar to previous blogs I’ve done with Nic, this series will be focused on blogs we do together. They will range from tips, advice, stories, memories and everything in between. I’m so excited to be starting off this new series with today’s blog, which is Nic and I talking about our favorite traits about each other. First, I’ll name my five favorite traits about Nic, then elaborate on them a little bit. Then, Nic will write down his favorite traits about me and elaborate…