On-the-Go Essentials

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Eat. Sleep. Coffee. Repeat.

It’s no secret that our society is notorious for glamorizing busyness. We all live by the color coding in our back-to-back slotted Google Calendars and the nonstop urge to keep up with the picture social media paints of who’s doing what, who’s going where and so on. Nonetheless, the idea of wellness has never been a hotter topic; which leads us to the question of “how” we attain these lofty goals we set.

As you guys know, I’m a sucker for a good podcast. In the 20+ episodes I consume a week, there’s an idea that never fails to reappear: there’s no such thing as work/life balance. Life is the perfect storm. So, you must choose what elements make up your perfect storm. And the beautiful thing is, everyone’s storm is different and we have the power to choose.

When it comes to my schedule, I like to stay busy. I work a full-time job and blog on the side while attempting to make time for wellness and a social life. It’s far from easy and in all fairness, I don’t have to be pushing myself to schedule out every minute of my day— but that’s just my perfect storm.

I am shamelessly a coffee fanatic. So when asked to partner with Dunkin’ on the launch of their new espresso, I couldn’t resist. I must also admit, I haven’t always been a typical “Dunkin’ drinker” as I love to support local coffee houses, but this way a great opportunity to re-experience a brand I’ve always been familiar with.

I usually opt for a black coffee but instead amped up my almond milk latte with a shot of espresso.  It kept a smooth, rich flavor that would be incredibly hard to not love. It was freshly released this past weekend, just in time for Thanksgiving travels. I mean, that timing could not be more perfect.

In a nod to the on-the-go lifestyle, I’ve put together a list of the essentials I never leave home or travel without.

  1. Coffee (obviously)

  2. Lipstick

  3. Chapstick

  4. Sunglasses

  5. Water Bottle

  6. Mini notebook

  7. Hand Sanitizer (subway germs are real)

  8. Headphones (annoying subway people are also real)

  9. Compact powder w/ mirror

  10. Phone charger (okay, I forget this one a lot)

This post was kindly sponsored by Dunkin’ and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own, of course.