What I Learned

Hi everyone! I hope everyone in the Chicago-land area is staying warm and safe on the roads today!

SO! It has officially been one year since I launched TheBestSings! & what a journey it has been! I never thought writing my thoughts, likes, and dislikes on the internet would be so fulfilling, but it has truly been life-changing. I wanted to share a couple things that blogging and sharing on social media has taught me. For all of you out there that are scared to start something new in your lives because of fear of judgement (not just blogging, literally anything), keep reading!!

This is also for the people that have contemplated starting a blog or are thinking about becoming a social influencer! Do it! it’s amazing! Here’s your proof:

  • Your thoughts, words, and actions are so much more powerful than you can even imagine.

    • People need a positive light in their lives. Whether that is me, you, or someone else, positivity can be hard to accept in such a negative world, but people need it. & as much as they don’t want to admit it, they also love it. They also need people that are unapoligetically themselves. People that are who they are without apologizing are the kind of people others need in their lives.
  • Not everyone will support you.

    • Throughout this year, I have realized who my true supporters are. Blogging, Instagram, etc. isn’t for everyone. Not everyone in my life wants to know what freaking shade of lipstick I’m wearing, BUT those that want to see me succeed have been there every step of the way, liking every picture, and telling me how amazing I am. The right people will stick by you no matter what journey you choose to take.
  • Making people feel good makes me feel good.

    • I never thought I would feel so much joy trying to make other people feel good. I am 100% the person that appreciates a compliment or words of affirmation. I have realized that giving those words make me feel just as good, if not better. Uplifing others and showing them how much potential they have is such a gift. When I get a message along the lines of “I needed this today”, it truly does warm my heart. The world needs more light. Choose to be one.
  • You are the only thing that can make you happy.

    • The less I cared what people thought, the happier I became. Throughout most of my life, I searched for validation of others. When I started this blog, I did it for me. I did it as an outlet to express what I feel, what I like, and what I dislike. From there it became a platform that I wanted to use for good (because surprisingly, people like what I have to say) . All of these aspects combined made me so so happy. That’s why I keep doing it. Becuase I am so fulfilled with what this platform does for my life and even better, for the lives of others.
  • I have literally the best family and friends int he world.

    • I am literally tearing up writing this part because my friends and family are the biggest and best supporters I could ask for. My family barely understands what a blog and Instagram are, but they ask how they can help. My friends don’t really follow blogs or influencers, but every chance they get, they take a picture or give me ideas or tell me how amazing it is that I am doing it. I have the best friends and family in the world.
  • I have become SO self-aware

    • When you publicise even some of your thoughts and actions into the world for other people to see, you start to think about those thoughts and actions a lot more than not. I have realized what I stand for, what I want out of certain experiences ande even life! I have realized how much goodness I have that I never realized I had. I have realized negatives too. Like how I need to work on self-confidence more, how I need to stop comparing, etc. Overall, it has been very eye-opening internally!
  • I have started to live with more intention.

    • With everything that I do, I feel myself asking “Why am I doing this?” “How will this benefit me?” “Will this make me happy?”. I look at this as a positive because it helps me decide to do things that I ENJOY and not things that I feel like I HAVE to do. In effect, I find myself happier and I enjoy myself so much more.
  • I LOVE my job.

    • Music has always been my hobby. When I started teaching, it became my career and, in affect, something that I surrounded myself with SO MUCH. I found myself starting to feel like it was a burden and I NEVER wanted that to happen. I chose this career because of how much joy it brought me. When I started blogging, it added another hobby in my life. I started discovering new parts of my interests and my job became fun again since I wasn’t putting all of my attention on it. I feel like I have a good balance because of this blog.

Overall, this year I have grown more than I ever have. I hope this inspires you to start something that you were scared of before. Start taking baby-steps towards that goal. I promise it’ll be worth it!

Current favorites:

Drink: Honey Oat Milk Latte, Pinot Noir

Song: anything Jess Glynn

Food: anything peanut butter

Book: The Help

Movie: Midnight in Paris

Makeup Product: L’oreal Age Rewind Concealer


Stay curious & kind,


Top 5 Workout Leggings

Hi everyone! Long time no talk! Happy SUMMER!!!

So, I have been more active recently and have tried different leggings out during my workouts. It’s always so hard to find the right leggings for working out, so I thought I could help you out by talking about my 5 favorites!

**I base all of these leggings off of doing an Orange Theory workout (Running, Rowing, Free-weight lifting, and abs) or just going on long-distance runs.

What I look for in leggings:

  • High waisted that STAYS IN PLACE
  • Masking sweat
  • Hiding cellulite
  • *Personally, that if they’re supposed to be full-length, that they actually are on me. (I’m 5’11”)


My TOP 5


Aerie “Play Real Me” High Wasited 7/8 Legging

$39.95 (currently on sale for $27.96)

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These high-waisted leggings are light-weight and soft but still an athletic material. They are a very very good dupe for the Lululemon “Align” leggings which is why I put these in the top 5 instead of the Aligns. They are not as much compression leggings as I like, but they do pretty much stay in place during a workout and mask most sweat. (I would give it a 4/5) in sweat masking. They unfortunately do not hide as much cellulite as I would like, but for the price and performance, I highly recommend! These leggings are also available in tall and short lengths!

I would wear these for yoga or lifting.


Lululemon “Train Times”

$98 w/ free shipping & returns 

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These are high-waisted leggings that are a thick material that don’t need adjusting during a cardio workout. Other leggings sometimes feel droopy at the waist or in the legs, these stay in place throughout the entire workout. Out of all the leggings mentioned, these are best for masking sweat and feeling like your legs are still getting “aired out”. They have an adjustable waist which allows you to pick how tight you want the waist to be. It also masks all cellulite, so you don’t need to worry about what you’re showing the world. These are the priciest of the 5, but if I am going to be completely honest, they are the absolute best ad 100% worth the money if you want all of these things in a workout legging.

I would wear these for any workout.

Gymshark “Energy + Seamless”


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These are the highest waisted leggings out of the 5 at a medium price-range. When I first started working out, these were my go-to leggings because they are high in compression, don’t budge for the most part, and are a 4/5 in sweat masking. The only issue for me was that they were a little too tight for me and that they didn’t hide some cellulite. For you tall girls, they are more than long enough in the full-length version!

I would wear these for lifting.

Gymshark “Flex” Legging


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I just discovered these not too long ago and I love them! They are high waited, don’t budge at all, and are very very comfortable to wear. I love wearing these for workouts that require a lot of movement because I know they won’t move. The only thing is that they don’t mask cellulite at all. If you don’t care about that, then I highly recommend these! For you tall girls, they are more than long enough in the full-length version!

I would wear these for any workout.

Old Navy “High Rise Compression”


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These are a gem!! They are super affordable and very big competitors for the higher priced leggings out there. They are a thick material, high in compression, high waisted, and hide cellulite. I always find myself reaching for these when I do any work out. They do not budge with any workout. Some version of these leggings are a bit too tight for me, so I would recommend going into the store and trying them on before purchasing! For you tall girls, they are more than long enough in the full-length version!

I would wear these for any workout.


If you found this post beneficial or if you buy any of these leggings, let me know!!

Stay curious & kind