I went to the Museum of Death. And now I’m having a quarter life crisis. Okay, not a crisis so much as an awakening that I think is going to help me live a better life. Keep reading and I’ll explain!
My roomie Payton and I decided to go to Hollywood’s Museum of Death as a spooky pre-Halloween activity a few days ago. We’d heard about it from a few friends, and because we’re both true crime junkies, we were excited to see inside and check out exhibits like their gallery of art made by serial killers. I expected our trip to the Museum of Death to leave me feeling freaked out and possibly a bit disturbed, which it did. But more than that, I left feeling inspired. Weird, I know.
Long psychoanalysis short, life is so precious and such a beautiful gift. It’s fragile and short and there’s nothing we can do about it. But we can live the best life while we’ve got one! And that’s what I’m planning to do. I posted on IG stories a few days ago with some ideas about how I can be a better human. Check them out below!
There are approximately 1,432,543,765,897 more things that I could + should change and improve on, but I’ve started with these five listed above.
I was absolutely blown away by the response I got from these resolutions, and amazed at how many of you reaaaally have your sh*t together in these five areas!
HOW I PLAN TO LIVE BETTER
- I wish I could say I’m one of those girls who loves working out, but I’m not. I love a hike or a walk on the beach, but hitting the gym is not my favorite thing. I get easily intimidated by all the machines and toned people and overall vibe of the gym, and I’m way too uncoordinated to take a group Zumba class. After some research, I’ve decided to try out the Sweat app. It was developed by fitness goddess Kayla Itsines and gives you daily workouts complete with timed intervals, instructive videos and encouragement from other app users. This is NOT sponsored, I’ve just really liked it so far [ I’m only on day three ] and it can be done at home [ as long as you have a yoga mat, jump rope + weights ]. I’m tracking my progress on the app and will keep you guys posted as I continue using it!
- Since I can remember, I have been a terribly picky, unhealthy eater. I would dread sleepovers for fear that I wasn’t going to be able to eat what a friend’s mom was cooking. Now, as an adult, I dread dinner dates or brunch events because I’m sure I’ll be squeamish about what’s on the menu. This is one of my biggest insecurities and I get super embarrassed about it, so it’s something I’m really trying to work on. I’ve slowly been trying to eat better, drink my greens [ because it’s difficult for me to eat them ] and replace my unhealthy snacks with nuts, dried fruit, etc. If anyone has tips on how to crave broccoli instead of french fries, hit me UP!
- I have generalized anxiety disorder, and I see a psychiatrist to help me cope. While this may be surprising to some of you, or seem strange that I’m writing about it, it’s something I’m okay with talking about. Life is a crazy, stressful, amazing, chaotic ride and sometimes I need a little bit of outside help to handle it all. I’ve been working with my doctor and my anxiety is pretty well managed, but taking care of your mental health is something that can always be improved upon! I want to focus on waking up early, stretching and getting after my day so I don’t feel overwhelmed with work. I’ve also set my computer and phone to “do not disturb” setting from 9:30PM to 6:30AM, as a way to shut off and disconnect before bed.
- This is by far the resolution I’m most excited about…and it seems like the one that you chickadees are most excited about, too! I did tons of service in high school and some in college, but living in LA I haven’t gotten around to it. And there’s no excuse or specific reason why. Starting now, I’m looking for places to volunteer and service projects where my time can be used to help others. To kick this one off, I’m taking any and all SoCal based TC readers on a ride with the Do Good Bus. If you’re interested in coming along, shoot me an email or direct message on Instagram!
- Last but not least, I want to love more. I want to call my parents more, visit my friends more, and make a general effort to be a more kind + compassionate human.
That’s all, folks! Thanks for reading about my quarter life crisis and for being the best. Your support and advice gives me LIFE! Love you guys!