Wednesday, February 12, 2014


They say that change is the only constant thing in life and I'm here to second that. That's why we try a new recipe, brush on a new nail polish color or book a vacation to anywhere other than where we are.

While switching it up every now and then is needed, both mentally and physically, there are things in life that should remain constant. Now, some of these will seem obvious to you while others may make you want to call me up because you are doing the exact opposite (see bullet point #8).

If what I say and what you do are two completely differently things...wonderful! Do what makes you happy and what is going to get you out of bed in the morning. If you are in or have gone through school, you know that "what works for you may not work for the next person" and this post backs that up.

In reality, this list is a reminder for me to continue to walk this ground carrying out the meaningful things in life that I don't want to lose sight of. And that's how the cookie crumbles...

Things That Should Remain Constant
(according to me)

  • Church on Sunday morning
  • Coffee to start each day
  • Painted nails
  • Manners
  • Mailing a birthday card vs. sending a text 
  • Greeting the ones we love with a hug
  • Playing outside until the sun goes down
  • Moving in together as a married couple 
  • Spur of the moment nights with your girlfriends around a bottle of wine 
  • Cooking barefoot in the kitchen 
  • Your goals and dreams
  • Family the table
  • Traditions
  • Reading to your child before bed
  • Cake on your birthday
  • Boardgames on a rainy day
  • Loving all people; the good and the bad
  • Keeping photo albums around the house...your cell phone doesn't count
  • Smiling at strangers
  • Donating...time or money or things
  • S'mores at each bonfire 
  • Prayer
  • Appreciating a Disney movie whenever possible 
  • Filling your lungs with fresh air
  • Not settling for anything less than wonderful
  • Never passing up the opportunity to build a snowman or a sandcastle
  • Keeping a journal
  • Being active each day 

Question & Comment: What do you wish to remain constant in your life? 


  1. Amen to these. I would add constant travel? Whether just for a weekend, travel and exploration are constants for me :)

    1. Constant travel - love it! Always good to get out and explore new surroundings, foods, people, etc.!

  2. LOVE this! Such a great message. Constant girls' nights...constantly killin' it! You rock girl! xoxoxo

    1. Constant hashtags for everything we do? Add that to the list! #killinit

  3. As your mom, so many things on your list just make me smile . . . hoping you continue to keep them constant in your life!

  4. Thanks for the reminder of things we should keep constant! So many of these things make me miss my childhood and look forward to having a family of my own someday! :) You're definitely right on with these things!

    1. It's funny that you say childhood because when I was making this list, I was thinking back to my childhood and what "traditions" I want to carry along with me when I have children of my own!

  5. I agree with keeping photo albums around the house I am always looking through photo albums they aren't necessarily out on a stand but I do take them out to look and reminisce in the past!

    1. I'm all for being "old school" when it comes to those kinds of things!