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What an amazing fourth of July weekend! Mark and I decided to take a road trip down to Nashville, we hit up Mammoth cave on the way and stayed in a sweet little treehouse

I spent four days away from my phone just enjoying the moment, spending time with the person I love. We explored, had deep talks, connected and enjoyed some much needed together time. After this weekend, I thought about how much we need time like this. Time away. Time alone. Time together. Time to connect to what’s so important in our lives.

I have to tell you, it seems like more and more these days, my soul craves nature and time off the grid. Spending time out on an adventure, filling my cup. It’s just the best kind of quality time there is. 

Insert cell phones, the internet & social media. Over the past decade, there’s been a huge shift from using separate devices to using our phones for literally almost everything. 

There are so many advantages our phones bring to our lives but just like anything, there’s that other side to having a phone that sometimes gets the best of me. And not just me, people in general when I look around and have honest conversations about this with friends. We want connection but slowly slip away from it when we bury ourselves in our phones instead of pouring ourselves into the people right in front of us. Into our life in front of us.

As conscious as I am about it, it’s been a moment to moment practice of turning my phone on silent, putting it away and getting present. 

For me, because I use social media for business and personal, I’m always looking for balance with using my phone. 

I miss the days of my boxy white and pink alarm clock. Hello, 90’s!

The days of wearing a swatch and looking on my arm when I needed to know the time. The days when you’d be hanging with friends or family and everyone were not just physically present, but really there with you instead of nowadays where you look over at a young couple in the restaurant and they’re both on their phones. 

Times where I really felt connected to my life and myself, separate from my phone.

Because my phone isn’t something I can just stop using due to the fact I use it for business and also, because I really do enjoy the perks a phone brings which is mostly convenience and a lot of amazing apps that I love~

I have to intentionally create boundaries around it. 

So I made a decision recently to start with one small goal. And I know because you know the meaning behind the Fierce Forward lifestyle and intention jewelry, you’ll totally get this when I say, 

taking one small step in the right direction is the key to any positive change.

I decided I’d start wearing a watch again!

This got me super excited thinking about looking down at my arm each day, reciting my intentions on my Fierce Forward bracelets, seeing my watch and remembering the significance of my decision to wear a watch. 

What I did with the watch was give it a killer meaning: my watch would be a symbol of being present in my life. 

That just makes me so happy even saying it.

What does a girl who needs a watch do? She finds the coolest rustic watch that makes her feel like she’s got nature on her arm. 


The watch I chose is this gorgeous hand-crafted wooden timepiece called the Frankie. Jord Watches creates the most beautiful wooden watches I literally drooled over when I chose which one most felt right for my new presence-compass if you will. 

What’s even cooler is my friend Tyten at Jord Watches loved so much how I’m using my watch he wanted to offer all my Fierce Forward babes the chance to win your very own timepiece! 

Jord Watches is giving away:

  • One lucky winner will win $100 OFF their first Jord watch
  • Two other winners will win an intention bracelet
  • Everyone who enters will receive 10% off (think Christmas gift for your loved one or birthday gift for yourself!)

All you have to do to enter is *rules: must do both to be eligible to win:

  2. Then comment below this post what intention you most would love to rock at this season in your life (include your email address so I can email winners)


Winner will be chosen and emailed by Jord Watches & everyone else who enters will receive 10% off discount via email by JW after the contest ends. I will choose the two winners and email you. Have fun and good luck babes! When was the last time you wore a watch? Let’s be twinsies and be super intentional about being more present in our lives. Comment below, I want to hear from you!


This is a Collaboration with Fierce Forward and Jord Watches.


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