I love traveling and its something I've realized that many Millennials (yep, I said it) really value. Whether it be road trips or international vacations, our generation travels more than the generation before us ever did. That's awesome! As cliche as it sounds, traveling really teaches you so much that you couldn't learn in a classroom. It teaches you about other people, other cultures, history, geography etc. I grew up in a small southern town but my worldview is pretty large and I was able to develop an empathy for lots of different types of people because of all the places I was lucky enough to see and all the interesting people I was lucky enough to meet. And especially right now, I think we can all agree, a little bit of empathy is so important.
After traveling a bit I've learned some great money savers and financial tricks to keep your travel costs down. You don't have to make 6 figures a year and you don't have to have a sugar daddy, you can still travel and make that part of your lifestyle with a little extra research and some of these helpful tips.
My grandfather had Alzheimer's. I know you're probably thinking...wait but what does that have to do with deodorant??? Hang in there with me for a moment... Anyone who has a relative with Alzheimer's knows how terrible of a disease it is. In some ways its forgiving because you lose the person in pieces before they actually pass away so that by the time you do you've almost been hoping for it just so they get peace, but in some ways its worse because again it can be such a slow slow process and every time you see them you realize they know less and less of what is going on until they barely recognize you anymore. I've always wanted to go out Thelma and Louise style (a hot convertible right off a cliff), so to me, losing myself in pieces would be the worst thing imaginable. So when I read a few studies on how aluminum (specifically in anti-perspirant) was linked to Alzheimer's and dementia, I wanted to ditch my anti-perspirant immediately. Side note: There are multiple conflicting studies on whether or not aluminum is a cause for alzheimer's but for me, I'm not willing to chance it. Here's an article on it from a pretty good source - University Health News.
So I just got back from visiting my mom and her garden is amazing. She has so many cool herb plants and one of them is this gigantic lavender bush in her front yard. As soon as I get out of the car I can already smell it and it's one of my favorite scents ever. Lavender reminds me of being at a spa (and that's never a bad memory). Inhaling the scent of lavender is supposed to be calming and soothing and helps you sleep!
So momma cut a bunch of it for me and I brought it home where I quickly realized this smells amazing BUT I have no idea what to do with this. So after some googling and trying out different recipes I settled on...
This might seem obvious to some of you. To others, it's going to seem really harsh. If you asked me a year or two ago, I probably would've said it sounded harsh, but I've gotten to that point in my life where my bullshit tolerance is at like a 2 out of 10 and I'm done apologizing for it. I have dated a good amount of people. Some have been lovely, some have been terrible, some have been in that grey zone I like to call "fixer-uppers." My biggest flaw when it comes to relationships is probably hanging in there way too long. I'm always worried I'll regret cutting it off. I have frequently said things like "but what if he changes and I broke up with him and it's too late" or "I know deep-down he's such a good guy; he just needs to get stuff together."