My name is Traci and I recently graduated from college. Life post graduation has been pretty anti-climactic. Now what? pretty much summarizes it. So I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’m passionate about and I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to be a “better” person, and honestly it takes soo much. You have to be up on politics, you have to steward your privilege, you have to be educated and cultured, and you have to stop splurging on target… I’m not a yogi, a vegan, an athlete, or an artist. I’m just a recent graduate trying to get it together. I figure the best way to contribute positively to the world is to start with yourself.

Life documents aims to recount my attempts at all the self help advice out there. “Drink 8 glasses of water and if you really want to get crazy then drink it with lemon” kind-of-thing. It might be mundane, but drinking water is hard lol. I assume if I can’t get myself to drink water, to you know live, then paying off my student loans or making it to the gym everyday will just be that much harder. Fun fact: Dehydration is dangerous. Let’s look at this as celebrating the small victories. It could quite literally save your sanity.

We hear about people climbing Mt. Everest, or swimming across oceans for survival, or founding multi-million dollar companies at a young age – but we don’t hear about is what it takes to become the very best version of yourself. Shit happens and you have to remember to forgive yourself cause you’re all you’ve got. When was the last time something amazing happened while you wallowed in self-pity? Resilience and intentionality, my friends. That’s what will keep us going.

So here I am blogging, pretty aimlessly might I add, but it’s all in the name of self-improvement. My first challenge for you if you’re reading this is to commit to yourself! Don’t feel guilty for the ways you choose to spend your time, because it’s your time. You choose.

Anything that costs your soul peace is too expensive.

Posted by:Traci Ducusin

Traci Ducusin is a self-help junkie with an entrepreneurial spirit and an advocate for the “good” work. She believes that everything is a reflection of who she is and that success happens when personal and professional aspirations align. Off the clock, she focuses on self-improvement, both mental and physical, which leads to a more productive and intentional individual.

14 replies on “Introduction

  1. your post isn’t aimless you have life truths in it. we are not taught college, a job house and spouse does not give life fullfillment but really knowing who you are and why you are here and fullfilling that purpose is truely what makes life worth living. And truely nothing great has ever been done in pity ( not that I can think of anyway!)


  2. I love what you are doing! =) You have hit on a number of great topics! I made a video for my personal FB yesterday about why I came up with the affirmation …”I am willing to do hard things from a place of joy and fun.” The truth is, yoga has helped me re-learn (I’m 56 years old!) that I can dig deep and do surprisingly crazy hard things. What I learn on the mat, walks off the mat with me into every day life. Ah! So much I could say in regards to your post. It would be a fun conversation for sure. Anyway, Traci, you will find your way, I promise! And, remember that you can do anything you set your mind to do!! I love your blog!! Keep at it!! ❤


    1. Thank you Shileen! I appreciate your kind words. Yoga has been a positive influence in my every day life as well! Will be following your blog to keep the conversation going 🙂


  3. Congratulations, Traci. I wish you the best of luck on your new blog. I need to think more about myself too. Looking forward to your journey.


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