Life Updates

A long overdue hello blog friends! For those of you who regularly check in withphoto-1445311429009-0b7e0cff714a Scale it Simple you may have noticed that I have been MIA for almost two months now. Whoa time flies! Where have I been you may ask? Well admittedly I have had other priorities ahead of blogging, that mixed with a dry spell of writing inspiration and BAM… two months flew by. I miss sharing  positive vibes and adventures and I have also missed keeping up with the happenings of all you beautiful bloggers. So I am back to check in before another short break to share what I have been up to for the past little while.

I set a goal at the beginning of 2016 to read 30 books by the end of the year! Ambitious? I think so! So where am I with that goal? Well, 9 books in, and according to my Goodreads I am right on schedule. Hooray! Let me share my two favorites so far that I think everyone should read!

The Alchemist A imaginative book filled with magic and unique metaphorical answers to life and our own purpose and journeys. I enjoyed the author’s beautiful way of describing even the most mundane parts of life and it drove me to have a different perspective on my own life. A great light read for anyone looking for something more deep, imaginative and lighthearted.

Tuesdays with Morrie My favorite book so far! Filled with a lifetime of perspectives, wisdom and a true insight into the real important things in  life. This book has changed how I look at the elderly leaving me to wonder, what wisdom are they not telling me. Reaffirming also some views about the world that I already have, almost as if Morrie a dying man has given me permission to continue on thinking and feeling in a nonconventional way from the rest of modern culture. A book that everyone should read!

Besides reading I have also been keeping with other resolutions such as working out and eating healthier. I have been working out 3-4 times a week for the past two months. That is the most I have ever worked out in my life. I feel like a new person in so many ways. Working out a few times a week has made me happier all around, mentally and physically. Yay! That coupled with my slightly more healthy diet and I feel like a slightly new person. Small changes have made a big difference in my life the past few months leaving me thinking what those health enthusiasts say really is true.

Another update which ranges in the more exciting end of the spectrum is my approaching trip to Europe. I leave in 13 days! So excited. Belgium and Amsterdam here I come. I have been doing a lot of planning and research into my trip and I am looking forward to it so very much!

So there you have it, a little update from me. I fear I will not be posting for awhile once more due to my upcoming travels. However, I will be back in full swing when I return.


What to expect in the coming months from ScaleSimple? More positive vibes, unique perspectives, travel blogs and adventures, and some DIY projects. Lots coming your way so stay tuned!

Hope to see you soon! Cheers!


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  1. lexilife | 26th Apr 16

    Great little catch up post! I can’t say I was there before but it sounds like such a positive blog. Sometimes life just gets in the way sometimes, stupid life right. Lol who needs it! x

    • StephJ | 26th Apr 16

      It’s so true! Days turn to week turn to months. It is hard to get everything done that we would like to sometimes!

  2. Kristin | 26th Apr 16

    Where are you traveling?

    • StephJ | 26th Apr 16

      Belgium and Amsterdam! I am so very excited 🙂

      • Kristin | 26th Apr 16

        Wow! That’s so awesome!

        • StephJ | 26th Apr 16

          I know I am looking forward to it a lot. I am hoping I will return inspired also.

          • Kristin | 26th Apr 16

            You will! I’m looking fwd to hearing about All your adventures.

          • StephJ | 26th Apr 16


  3. Emily Sankuer | 27th Apr 16

    Tuesdays with Morrie is one of my favorite books! Have fun on your adventures 🙂

    • StephJ | 27th Apr 16

      It is such a good book. Thank you!

  4. live_a_life_less_ordinary | 28th Apr 16

    Good to hear from you again!

    Some time ago, a coworker came up to me with a copy of The Alchemist, out of nowhere, and told me I should read it. (I would have been in my early 20s, because I remember exactly which coworker it was, and I only worked there two years.) About five years later, I took four months to wander around the USA trying to find myself, and I found The Alchemist in a bookstore. It felt like a good time to read it again.

    And the way life is going these days, it might be time to read it again. Thanks for the reminder.

    • StephJ | 28th Apr 16

      It is a great soul searching and adventure book. I really enjoyed it 🙂

  5. KamilaRose | 31st May 16

    Cool post Steph! The Alchemist is one of my favourite books too 🙂

    • StephJ | 31st May 16

      Thanks! I loved it 🙂

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  8. Yentl | 27th Apr 17

    You mentioned two of my fave books! I cried through Tuesdays with Morrie. Both are such inspiring and touching stories.

    • StephJ | 27th Apr 17

      I know I was really not expecting it to be as good as it was when I first started it, then I was addicted. Such a great tale.

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