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Check out my Feature Post on Becky Higgins’ Blog

Good Life Series | What living a good life means to me - Julie Gagen, How I Sustian blog

Remember my Friday post “around here“, where I mentioned I was getting a feature this weekend? Well it’s up on BeckyHiggins.comtoday!

They say that when you have the chance to be featured on another blog, you always share your best content there. I truly feel I captured that with this post.


It’s the story of my last year. It’s the story of what happens when your life simultaneously crumbles all at the same time and you think it can’t get any worse – and then it does. It’s the story of how you work through hard moments because it’s the only choice you have. It’s the story of finding inspiration to persevere when all you want to do is give up.

It’s also a story of love. And repair. And growth. And inspiration.

Read the full story here.


In Other News: New Product Coming Soon!

Occasionally, on Sundays, I share updates to the blog, sneaks on what I’m working on, and things to expect in the week(s) to come. Today, I have two exciting things.

Check out Instagram today to see sneaks of my first official product – woot! For months I’ve been wrestling with this one question: how do I organize my BIG ideas with all the other ideas that go with it? Enter: Make it Happen – a DIY notebook that will help you (and me) organize all the ideas in one place. I’m still working out the big picture concepts, but I’m SUPER super excited to get

In Other News: Social Media Challenge

Today also marks the start of me participating in Natalie Sisson’s 10-day social media challenge. After quite a bit of study (ok, fine, way too many hours), I wish I could say I’ve figured out how to successfully navigate all channels of social media, but really – I haven’t. Every day, I’ll receive a daily email as part of the challenge, and every day for the next 10 days I’ll submit a blurb about it at the bottom of – or in addition to – my regularly scheduled post.

As always, for more updates on what’s new here on How I Sustain Blog, you can follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Happy Sunday!