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Let’s start with some real talk: 2018 was tough, y’all.  During the last few months I was wearing myself thin – trying to finish up my schoolwork for my degree, feeling the weight of my sister’s absence around our birthdays and the holidays, and struggling with some changes to my vision.  Around mid-November, I knew I was going to be dragging myself across the finish line into 2019

So here we are, 2019! While I’m not completely free from the entanglements of last year, I did check off #73 from my Bucket List, providing me two things I desperately needed last year: more time and opened doors.   While thinking about what I ultimately wanted out of 2019, I kept being pulled in the same direction.  One going towards a word that wasn’t only motivational, but that also holds me accountable and proactive in my approach to the year.

Throughout the year, the Disney Vacation Club hosts special events for it’s members – one of the most popular being the Moonlight Magic after hours events. Exclusive access to a Walt Disney World theme park, rare characters, and free ice cream? Sign me up!  I was fortunate enough to have a friend who is a DVC member invite me to their 2018 event at Hollywood Studios

In discussions about understanding vision loss, you’ll commonly hear phrases like visually impaired, low vision, or legally blind. I make reference to each of these terms a lot in my posts and social media. I even have it in my Instagram bio. But what do they actually mean, and and how is it determined what category those with vision loss may fall under?

If you are planning your first Walt Disney World vacation or visiting Orlando for the 20th time, it’s not easy to choose which resort to book your stay.  If you’re like me, you probably wound up on this page is because you’re trying to get as much information as possible about the best Walt Disney World hotels.  I don’t want you to only rely my opinion, so I reached out to 18 other bloggers to ask the question “What is your favorite Walt Disney World resort and why?”

Ever since my sister passed away, I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve been looking for a sign. Something to indicate that even though she isn’t with us anymore, things will be okay. Other friends and family had been posting their own stories about signs they had been receiving. And although I have been receiving plenty of reminders of Beth every day, I was still feeling lost. Until last weekend when a double dose of Gertie gave me the signs I was looking for.

Almost everyone at some point in their life has thought about what locations, events, and goals would be on their bucket list.  The combination of being diagnosed with myopic macular degeneration and losing my sister increased my urgency in writing my list down and working towards checking items off.  A few are close and achievable (#s 52 and 55); some are completely out of my control (#95). But in an ideal world, they are all things that will fill my life and hopefully I will be able to complete them with as much of vision as possible. 

There’s something so appealing about subscription boxes, regardless of the theme. Even though you’re paying for them upfront, who doesn’t love having someone pick out gifts for them? I usually go for food-themed boxes, since snacks never go to waste in my presence.  But as soon as Sparkle Hustle Grow came across my radar, I knew it was bound to make its way into my house.  I finally placed my first order for the July 2018 Sparkle Hustle Grow box, and I can’t wait to show you what I received – and a chance for you to get $5 off your first box!

First look at the new Doctor! SHAZAM! Trailer! NEW CLONE WARS EPISODES!!!! The 2018 San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone, but people are going to be talking for weeks about some of the news that dropped.  It also means that it’d be pretty easy to have missed out on new footage or announcements.  I’ve put together a list of the news and previews from 2018 San Diego Comic-Con that I’m the most excited about!

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