Hi, 2018.

2017 has been magical.

The New Year always causes me to stop and examine my life and everything that I have been blessed with. I’ve been trying to write this post for a few days now, and each time I try to write a sentence on how this year encompasses joy, happiness, and peace for me, I fall short. I always say that I can write how I feel, much better than I can say it. This is just not the case for this year. I have met people who have changed my life. I have had experiences that have changed my life. I have had perspectives that changed my life. I have lived in two vibrant and alive places that are filled with people who surround me, support me, and lift me up. They encourage me to be the best version of myself and showed me that I have the potential to be something great.

In 2017 I became the person that I always wanted to be. The person that I always saw when I looked into my early 20’s. And it shocked me. I set goals, and reached them. I saw parts of myself that I didn’t like, and so I changed them.

I learned to love myself. I learned to work harder than I thought possible and enjoy the rewards that come when you do so. I learned about self-control. I learned about budgeting. I learned that being an adult means making hard choices in order to reap benefits in the long run. I also learned that being an adult doesn’t mean that you have it all together. I learned to push past that inner voice telling me that I couldn’t do it.

Whatever “it” may be for you, you can, in fact, do it.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Bachelor Casting Calls ( & More!! )

Hi! Thank you for stopping by Forge A Frenzy! Don’t forget to follow along on social media for updates on the daily happenings of my life – @MadisonCrowley ♥

So, today I went out on a limb and decided to go to the Bachelor casting call that was happening a few miles from my house. I had a lot of expectations of what the day would look like and some were super accurate and others were definitely not. I hope you enjoy this recap of my experience with the Bachelor!

I almost didn’t go through with this experience because I truly had no idea what to wear. Professional? Casual? Boho? Fancy? How do I stand out and make an impression but also stay true to myself…? All of these things were going through my head and so I settled on my favorite pair of Joe’s skinny jeans with a sexy-ish open + flowy top with one of my favorite dainty gold lariat necklaces and paired it with one of my go-to pairs of shoes – nude peep toes with a block heel. I felt like myself and I liked it.

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Long Distance Relationships: BFF Edition

Welcome back and Happy Valentines Day (or Galentines Day in my case)!! I am here to chat about gal-pals and their importance as well as open up about how long distance relationships with your bffs are incredibly hard, but incredibly worth it.

** very important PS at the bottom of this post **

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Adulting: The latest craze to hit the millennial generation.

Adulting.

The latest craze to hit the millennial generation.

Alright people, we’re about to get a little bit more serious here on Forge A Frenzy. While the majority of my brain is creativity and visuals and ideas, right now I’m going to take a second to break down a certain category inside my brain called adult life.

As a recent grad, the adult life (“big girl job”, buying a car, renting an apartment, paying more bills, etc. as the more boring definition) had been staring me in the face for months. I was excited to finally be done with all nighters at the SLC and dragging myself out of bed to attend 9 AM’s that I could have passed from the comfort of my own bed with laptop in hand. Friends were attending job interviews, getting offers, moving to cities, getting engaged, making all kinds of big plans, and so was I!

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