Friday Favorites: Quotes Edition

Happy happy Friday folks! Even though this was a short week, it felt really long. I am looking forward to a relaxing no-plans weekend after tonights adventure to a Boston University hockey game.

This week is a little different from my normal Friday Favorites post because its all quotes I’ve heard lately that have really resonated with me.

I don’t want to change the world, I just want to change someone’s world.

Change the world

I am not sure where I heard this but I think it was on a podcast. I am not on a life mission to change the whole world; I can barely get myself together on some days. I do, however, want to make sure that in some small way, I can change people’s worlds.

We’re all a little screwed up and we’re all a little bit awesome!

Screwed up Awesome

Just, yes. I could not agree with this more. Again, I heard this on a podcast and immediately wrote it down. I think people take too much time worrying about how screwed up they are when they should be remembering how awesome they are too. Being a little bit awesome will always over power the small parts of us that are screwed up if we let it 🙂

Boldly Be You.

Boldly Be You

There are a lot of things in my life that I would have missed out on if I didn’t actively and boldly be ME! Between hopping lights to Hawaii and Iceland by myself to participating in triathlons, adventure races and just not being afraid to be my weird and adventurous self I have lived the last 30 years to the fullest.

One of the hardest lessons in life is figuring out which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.

(I think Oprah said this but don’t quote me on that.)

I don’t know the answer to this yet. Learning when to surrender or when to keep fighting might be a full life journey for me. In my professional life I feel like I have this one more in control than I do in my personal life. But in the day I stayed at a job far too long that was just toxic. I fought to cross the bridge because I thought that was what I was supposed to do and it ended up making me more and more unhappy. They job I went to after I was just as miserable with and left it after 5 months. I burned the proverbial bridge because I knew I would never be happy.

It took me until I found my current job to be truly happy in my professional life but I learned a lot of lessons along the way. Now I need to work on these bridges in the rest of my life!

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What is your favorite quote?


Friday Favorites – 2.6

Hello from the very chilly Boston. I’m downplaying it when I say chilly. Its colder than ever and I am ready to move to Bali. Or at the very least I am ready to plan my honeymoon to Bali 🙂

SL and I have a fun weekend ahead including a luau-themed birthday party tonight and skiing tomorrow. This is will be our first time hitting the slopes this year and I can’t wait! I am not the best skier in the world but I love to be outside and whizzing down the mountain. I also love drinking a cider after a long day on the slopes.

Friday Favorites

And now onto what this post is actually about – Friday Favorites! Here are some of the things I have been loving this week.

  • STACY’S® Fire Roasted Jalapeño Pita Chips



I bought these on a whim at the grocery store last night and dug into the bag the moment I got in my car. I’ve always loves Stacy’s pita chips but this flavor takes the cake. They are perfectly crispy and spicy and would be great with a side of hummus. I will probably finish the bag tonight before heading out for the night!

  • Nikki’s Macadamia Nut Cookie Coconut Butter

Nikki's Coconut Butter


This stuff…I can’t even. It’s perfect. Recent ways I have been eating it – on a rice cake and by the spoon full straight from the jar. I also made a quick breakfast/dessert with it that I will share next week! Nikki’s Coconut Butter is soy-, dairy-, gluten- and egg-free. So far, I have only tried this flavor but I am dying to try the Vanilla Cake Batter and Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie!

  • Amazon Prime

I finally climbed out from under a rock and signed up for Prime. I have already placed a gazillion orders and love that nearly every day I have a package at my house. It is a thousand times easier to just add things to my online cart when I run out of them instead of writing it down in hopes that I remember to pick it up at the grocery store. I’m in love.

  • Winning my DietBet

DietBet Final Weigh In

I wrote about this in detail yesterday but it wasn’t until today that I got official word that I won $10 on top of winning back my $35 entry fee!! Haha…not a lot of money but at least I didn’t lose my entry fee. Throughout the 4 week game, I kept thinking of what my first meal would be when I finished. Pizza? Mexican? Thai? Something else? Turns out, I haven’t had that celebratory meal yet but I am vying for pizza tomorrow after skiing. Have to make it happen.

Well, that is it for this week. Let me know what you have been loving in the comments below!

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