Surround Yourself with Good People

Yes, I’m all about personal growth and inner healing, but the work you do on the inside is affected by who you have around you. It is so so important to have good people around you. My mom always says, “Surround yourself with people who lift you up and make you strive to reach theContinue reading “Surround Yourself with Good People”

How My Rescue Dog Rescued Me

So they call you a rescue dog, and I can understand why: You were found abandoned, giving life your best try. At just 9 weeks old, you had battled many infections. But when I first laid eyes on you, all I saw was perfection. I took you in my arms and gave you kisses thatContinue reading “How My Rescue Dog Rescued Me”

Give Yourself a Day Off

I can’t tell you how many times I have worked and worked until I couldn’t remember the last day off I had. Yes, I know the hustle is real and we are all grinding away until that one day we won’t have to work as hard or as often. I always say, “Work hard now,Continue reading “Give Yourself a Day Off”

Mindfulness

Mindfulness isn’t difficult. We just need to remember to do it. Sharon Salzberg So many times when we feel uncomfortable or disrespected, it (usually) isn’t because people are intending to make you feel that way. Rather, they just aren’t being mindful of their audience–intended or not–and may be speaking without their “filter.” Growing up myContinue reading “Mindfulness”

Inspired by Music

Music has such a powerful way of connecting to you and making you feel something. Nature has the same affect. Put the two together, and the feeling you get is hard to put into words. I guess, in a way, it makes you vulnerable–feeling so emotionally drawn to music and mesmerized by scenery at theContinue reading “Inspired by Music”

Back and Better than Before

So for all of you who started following my blog two years ago when I first started it, I want to apologize for taking a hiatus. When I first began my blog, I thought I would have a lot more time on my hands. Turns out, I just sucked at managing my time. I lastContinue reading “Back and Better than Before”

Trust Actions Over Words

Some people might think its ridiculous, but I am such a sucker for self-accountability when it comes to relying on others. Absolutely trust people and have faith in people, but have your own back first. Stop being shocked when someone continues to do the same things they have always done. People are always so surprisedContinue reading “Trust Actions Over Words”

What do I want to be when I grow up?

When I was growing up, I thought I’d become a lawyer, financial analyst, stock broker, or really anything big in the corporate world. Now that I’m an adult and actually trying to pursue some type of long lasting career, I am more sure that I don’t want to be sitting behind a desk working forContinue reading “What do I want to be when I grow up?”

Practical Gift Giving on a Practical Budget

I’ve seen so many blog posts about how to gift during the holiday season… but none of them really appeal to my sense of efficiency and generosity. I️ want to spoil everyone! At the same time, I’m paying off debt, saving for a house, and getting ready for a tight budget (January through March areContinue reading “Practical Gift Giving on a Practical Budget”

Welcome to Simply Sonja

Hello, everyone! Thanks for taking a minute to join me in this new blogging adventure! My name is Sonja Hoff. Currently, I live in Parker, CO and am working as a bartender. I’ve lived here since 2004 and have had such a great time learning about and living in the Centennial state. In an attemptContinue reading “Welcome to Simply Sonja”