I’ve taken self-care seriously upon returning to class two weeks ago. My efforts fall by the way side occasionally, but for the most part, it’s becoming a daily ritual. Between my full-time job and interning nonstop, self-care remains top priority, because no one can take better care of me than me.

Autumn Russians: My favorite drink to make at home.
Kicking it with my main girl, Oprah
When the hubby surprises you with a donut on HIS first day back to work–*keeper*
Nightly soak in the tub with candles and music (Hiatus Kaiyote to be specific)
Tiny splurge at H&M
Showing my feet some love with an exfoliating sugar scrub, lotion and fresh polish
Lovin’ on my favorite goats at Happy Life Garden

I can’t capture everything on my phone, like intimate moments with my cat, blogging late at night, Pinterest binges or that refreshing feeling after sleeping 11 hours. And just because I don’t snap one off every time I treat myself well doesn’t mean it’s not happening. What I’ve learned these last few weeks is to take time out for myself with the aim of feeling replenished–not to prove a point to anyone. The more often I take care of myself, the better I feel, and that’s what really matters.