Meditation of the Week: Stillness

I’ve decided to focus each week of 2016 on a different topic/feeling/concept. This week is stillness. As an ESFJ, I am someone who is constantly flowing with passion, concerned with the wellbeing of others, and always trying to do things. Sitting idly with nothing to occupy my time terrifies me. I feel the need to text someone…

Workspace

I am an absolute nerd when it comes to school supplies. My favorite part of back-to-school shopping is Staples, or Target, or wherever I happen to go. My last semester of college was a little bit different because I didn’t need a whole lot. So, I put a lot more thought into the items I…

I’ll Never Move On

I think about Paris every day. I have a map of Paris on my wall, pictures of my time there above my bed, posters, mini eiffel towers, books, music, ticket stubs, scrapbooks.. I couldn’t avoid thinking of Paris even if I wanted to. I was only there for 6 weeks, but while I was there…

Five Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About Social

I know, I know – the last thing you want to do is add to your competitor’s follower count on Twitter, be one more view on their YouTube video, or admit that you stalk their Instagram. But here is a list of five things you can learn from your competitors’ social presences that make it worth it:…

Gratitude Instead of Fear

One thing I am working on is being grateful for what I have in the present, rather than being fearful that I will no longer have the same circumstances in the future. For example: “I am thankful that I have this now,” rather than “I am afraid I will no longer have this tomorrow.” Circumstances change and…

2016 Goals

500 followers on Twitter (@sltaylor94) 200 followers on WordPress Publish blog post 1x per week Journal every day (no set length/topic) Keep planner up to date using Bullet Journal technique (see here) Read 1 book for enjoyment per month Keep personal website (taylorsamantha.com) up to date Personal finance with mint.com: adhere to a savings plan; monitor monthly…