My Go-To Shows On Hulu & Netflix 

These last couple weeks I’ve definitely had more than a few chill days and the gloomy weather Illinois has been having isn’t helping. Fortunately, I’m not complaining because I’ve been able to catch up on all my favorite shows. Listed below are a few of the best (in my opinion) shows to binge watch on Netflix & Hulu. 

Shameless

This is a recent pick of mine. After hearing so much hype about this show, I finally decided to tune in. 

The episodes highlight the tribulations and hardships of a family full of kids placed in the city of Chicago. This bunch is anything but normal. The ring leader and eldest sister Fiona, tries her best to keep things under control within her family’s hectic lifestyle. Despite the siblings unfortunate living circumstances and a drunk as a father, they always find a way to stick together. 

There’s quite a few seasons available to watch making it the perfect show for a cozy Sunday indoors. 

Law & Order: SVU 

One of my absolute favorites. I am so invested in this show all of you have no idea..

If you didn’t already know, the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit works to solve crimes involving sexual assault, children, the elderly, and more in some cases. The television drama depicts a particular area of the police department most don’t see. Although the stories are stated to be NOT relevant to factual events, the cases presented often carry similarities to real life investigations detectives would solve. 

Everything about this show is eary, interesting, and surprising ideal for any super sleuth. 

11-21-63 

Have you ever wondered what the world might have been like if someone you admired never passed away? How about a president of the United States? 

Join James Franco in an urgent race to the past to determine the fate of the future. Following the assasination of late president John F. Kennedy, this show will leave you on the edge of your seat. 

FYI this series is based on the bestselling book written by Stephen King. So, it has to be good right? 

The OA

If you’re a fan of sci-fi and the undiscovered then you’ll love, love, love The OA. Without getting into too much detail, the episodes unravel a woman’s story stemming from her near death experience as a child. It’s captivating, heart breaking, and unusual-most importantly it’s fresh and a storyline other shows haven’t exactly explored. Just when you think you know what’s going to happen, the plot takes a turn. 

Bates Motel

This one of a kind masterpiece is unfortunately coming to an end. The final installment premiered on A&E a few months back but luckily all seasons will resurrect on Netflix mid January for your enjoyment. 

A mother and son duo who sadly have more bad days than good ones, try to juggle their perculiar lifestyles amidst running a motel. Follow the team, friends and foes throughout the episodes while they attempt to uncover secrets, lies, and betrayal. 

20 Quotes To Get You Out Of Bed

An easy way I’m able to get out of bed in the morning is reminding myself that I’m doing something right. It’s encouraging when I find a good quote that either helps me remember who I am or reminds me where I’m going. If you follow me on Pinterest, you know I’m always posting my favs and if you’ve been following me on other social platforms, you’d know I try my best to spread positive vibes whenever I can. Today, I’ve made a collection of these words to share with all of you. 

  1. Start somewhere. 
  2. Don’t stop until you’re proud. 
  3. The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell. 
  4. She turned her cants into cans and her dreams into plans. 
  5. Turn a setback into a comeback.
  6. Set a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning. 
  7. It always seems impossible until it’s done. 
  8. Inhale confidence, exhale doubt. 
  9. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. 
  10. Better an oops than a what if. 
  11. You make mistakes, mistakes don’t make you. 
  12. Your speed doesn’t matter, forward is forward.
  13. Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody. 
  14. The best way to get things done is to simply begin.
  15. Generosity is the best investment. 
  16. Don’t trade your authenticity for approval. 
  17. Hustle and heart will set you apart. 
  18. You will never influence the world by trying to be like it.
  19. Only dead fish go with the flow. 
  20. Say yes, and you’ll figure it out afterwards. 

2017 New Year’s Resolutions

A lot of people tend to think resolutions are silly, that they’re nothing short of promises we make to ourselves but break anyways-sometimes intentionally and other times not. Although this may be true, I still find excitement each year in making new goals! My resolutions set the scene for how I want my year to go, what I’d like to accomplish, and the things that are most important to me.

Below, I’ve listed all of my current 2017 resolutions for this year! What are yours?

Stop Worrying: 

The struggle is so real. In 2016, I considered myself a busy body who absolutely worried about everything. If I didn’t know what was going on or didn’t have a plan, anxiety would set in. This year, I plan to work on this habit. I’ve recently discovered more ways to keep my schedule on track while also keeping my mood in mind.

Set The Phone Down: 

I’m glued to my phone. All day, everyday you’ll probably never see me without it. Throughout 2016, I noticed how my phone had affected my relationships. It has interfered with family dinners, outings, and had distracted me from getting things done. Lately, I’ve tried to wean myself off my IPhone as much as possible. I’m hoping in 2017, I can find a healthy balance between having my phone with me and being on it 24/7.

Get Back Into Running:  

Getting fit is a goal everybody likes to throw on their resolution list. Bottom line, we all hate going to the gym and working out. Is it fun? Not always. Is it necessary and important to be healthy? I’d say so.

For me, I’d like to focus on getting back into running. My body a year and a half ago was strong and toned thanks to the treadmill. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to run consistently and I’d really like to change that.

See New Places: 

I had a lot of fun in 2016 venturing to different states but there’s still more to see. I’m hoping this new year will give me the opportunity to travel frequently and experience new things. Keeping my fingers crossed that the wallet will cooperate with this idea.