Dear World,

Obsessed with exploring my city, healthy living and enjoying my twenties.

These are my musings about my life and the things that interest me.

Email me: kellyjones(dot)a(at)gmail(dot)com .
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"The genuinely untalented, meanwhile, probably have no idea that they’re no good—because they’re too untalented to realize it. (This is the “Dunning-Kruger effect,” inspired by the tale of an incompetent bank robber who thought rubbing lemon juice on his face would make him invisible on security cameras.) In short: if you’re worried you don’t measure up, that could well be a sign that you do."

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I want to be here.

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You guys… how come no one ever told me how awesome it is to be an aunt!?!?

Lately i’ve been going to the zen habits blog often just to browse and this morning this post really stuck out to me. The past few months, or year if I’m really being honest, have found me frustrated and stressed on more occasions than I’ve been relaxed and content and I think an over-scheduled, too complicated life is to blame. I was off from work all of last week and had a wonderfully lazy and uncomplicated week at home.

This post is so inspiring- I want to bookmark it here so I can keep coming back to ready these tips on how to keep life simple.

You guys.  It has been an EPIC weekend.  (And that phrase certainly has different meaning than it used to!)  It all centered around the birth of my beautiful nephew, Andy, early Saturday morning.  He’s adorable and tiny and pretty much the best thing ever!

These are the kind of weekends that make me really, really grateful to live so close to my family.  My parents and little sister all slumber partied over here on Friday night- Saturday morning felt like Christmas with all of us in our pajamas drinking coffee and waiting for updates from the hospital.  We’ve been dashing back and forth to see the new parents and the baby all while Molly, my sister’s golden retriever, parties down with my two dogs.  

Family, especially new nephews!!!, is really the best.

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Ane Brun And Linnea Olsson,
If I Stay


halo [beyonce cover] | ane brun + linnea olsson | via drivearoundtunes

a slow thursday morning, cup filled with a loyal companion - earl gray.

Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story.

Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (via psych-facts)

Play candy crush and not talk to a living soul.

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My little sister nominated me to share three things I’m grateful for five days in a row and I decided to share them here. :)

This is my current pump up tune.  All I’m going to say is put in on repeat tomorrow morning while you’re getting ready for work and I guarantee you’ll have a good day. :)

My little sister nominated me to share three things I’m grateful for five days in a row and I decided to share them here. :)

This song embodies two things I adore- oldies and the magic of musical theater.  I saw this song performed at the Tony’s this year and was totally captivated.  I’ve always loved this song, it has such a sweet sadness about it, but the build up in this one gives me goosebumps in a way the original never did.