My First Month in San Diego

I have officially been in San Diego for one month. It’s crazy to think three months ago I made the decision to move out here. It’s even crazier to think that I actually did it. This first month has been a whirlwind of emotions and new experiences. My biggest takeaways thus far: get used to the discomfort, nothing lasts forever, and everything figures itself out. So while I don’t know…

My Cross Country Roadtrip Itinerary

Now that I’ve settled a bit in San Diego, it’s time for some road trip details! If you haven’t watched my road trip vlog yet, you can watch here! To give you a rundown, our goal was to get to Denver ASAP. It’s not that we didn’t want to see anything between Maryland and Colorado….we just REALLY wanted take our time to see everything driving from Colorado to California. I’m…

I’m Moving to California!

Hi everyone! Welcome back to my blog. I’m super excited to announce that I’m moving to California!! This is a little spontaneous but also a little bit planned at the same time. I’m hoping to explain a little more in a future vlog or blog post. If you’re interested in the backstory and how we got to this point, let me know in the comments! This vlog is taking you…

Weekend in my life

Hello everyone! I’m coming at you with another weekend vlog. I loved doing the last one, and I had some ideas on how to improve so it inspired me to dive back into it. I hope you enjoy. Like and subscribe if you’d like to see more! weekend in my life

My First Vlog!

Hi everyone! So glad to be back and blogging. I have a lot of updates coming and I can’t wait to share. First things first, my first vlog! It’s all a work in progress so it’s no where near perfect. I know I’m going to learn and grow through each video and I can’t wait for you all to grow with me. A lot of exciting things are in the…

Let’s Talk: Toxic Positivity

With all the heaviness going on in the world, I know I’m not the only one feeling it. I’ve spoken with so many people who are being tested this season, and while it’s important to stay positive and optimistic, there is such thing as too much. It actually has a name: toxic positivity. I wanted to take the time and break this concept down further as it’s come up often…

What gets you through the bad times

Hi fam. I figured it’s been a minute so here I am. Not going to lie I’m feeling very uninspired at the moment so we’ll see where this post gets me. One word to describe the last 4 months of my life: lost. My life feels like a giant question mark and I’m finding myself asking more often than not “how the hell is this all supposed to make sense…

Sunday Recap: Sifting Through Your Emotions

I know this is a late one, but I honestly was not planning on writing today. I’ve been feeling very uninspired and emotional recently-I’ve heard this from a lot of my friends as well. Things just feel more overwhelming than usual.  I became very anxious earlier this evening. This has been happening every few days now, and when it does I feel lost and insecure. Tonight was my breaking point…

all about burn out. what it is and what to do.

Let me paint you a picture of how the last couple weeks have been for me: I wake up in the morning with a desire to do absolutely nothing except fall back asleep. I go through my day feeling exhausted, no matter how many cups of coffee or hours of sleep I’ve gotten throughout the night. I’m irritable, moody, and just waiting to crawl back into bed when I get…

What I’ve Been doing During Quarantine

Hi everyone! I thought for this post, I would take you through what I’ve been up to during this quarantine. I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to get a little worn down by the current situation. I’m finding myself becoming super antsy to get up and get going again. Like seriously, when can I book a flight? So I thought to put things into perspective, I’d reflect a…

Sunday Recap: You Control Your Mindset.

Happy Sunday fam. Another quarantine week down. With society having to slow down a bit, it’s given me a lot more room to focus on myself and how I handle my everyday experiences. I like to think I’m getting a lot better at shifting my environment when something bothers me. I’ve been catching myself quickly when I have a sour attitude or snap at others. Everyday I’m realizing how in…

New Moon Ritual & Taurus Season

Happy Taurus season everybody! While Sunday marks the day of a new astrological season, I wanted to focus this post on the upcoming new moon on April 22nd. The new moon is always in the sign of the new season. Respectively, this new moon is in the sign of Taurus. So what the hell does that mean? Taurus is the sign of dependability, nurture, and home. It’s about comfort and…

My Skincare Routine

Ever since high school, I was obsessed with skincare. I had a whole routine going, morning and night. I was into skincare before skincare was even a thing. Clean & Clear was my go-to back in the day, but lately I’ve been dabbling in natural products. Not too much has changed with my skincare process, I still cleanse, tone and moisturize every morning and evening, but the products I use…

Sunday Recap: COVID-19 Edition

Since I haven’t done a Sunday Recap in awhile, I thought I would catch you up on my COVID-19 experience. Right now I live in Maryland, and we are currently under a stay-at-home order. Luckily, I work for an essential business and am still able to go into the office everyday. This has definitely kept me in a routine, and the stress of income hasn’t been an issue thus far.…

Sunday Recap: Giving Yourself Room to Feel

The past few weeks have been more emotional than I have lead myself on to believe. There is a lot inside me that I have pushed down unknowingly. I have been feeling a lot of anger recently. Towards almost everything in my life. What’s frustrating is that I can’t pinpoint the source and I also can’t control it. I went through my work week in Las Vegas and came home…

Storytime: My Flight to Las Vegas

So last week I was in Las Vegas for work. I touched on this a little in my Sunday Recap post, my friends told me this was a blog-worthy story so here we are. Hope you enjoy. It was definitely one of my more interesting flight experiences. To give you a background, this flight was leaving Baltimore at 7pm and landing in Las Vegas at 2am EST. So no part…

Sunday Recap: It Doesn’t Have to Be So Serious

If you’re interested in my current situation: I am at the airport, waiting on my delayed flight to Las Vegas, with 5 broken nails and no outlets in site. If that isn’t a metaphor for the past week, I don’t know what is. This week was a weird one for me. I wasn’t sleeping well, and by now we should all know that I am not on my A-game when…

The Color Factory

Hi everyone! Back in the fall, I visited The Color Factory in New York City. It was SO MUCH FUN. This past weekend, I had a wedding in Houston, TX and lucky me, found out there was a Color Factory there too! So I told my family we had to make time for this place. Enough talking, the pictures will speak for themselves. Enjoy! And if you’re in Houston or…

2019 Lessons

I know we’re all joking about how 2019 is FINALLY over, I’m right there with everyone else. 2019 was a bitch. To say the least. But with struggle comes great lessons. I’ve truly made some big shifts in the past 365 days, all for the better. I went through some difficult times and was sitting at rock bottom for awhile. But closing out the year, it all makes sense now.…

Life Lately: Growth is not Consistent.

Another 5am blog post coming at you. Recently I’ve been a little off. Usually when this happens, I’m falling into a rut. Not sure what causes these ruts for me, but they happen to all of us. Routine feels good until it gets boring. Not having a routine is exhilarating until it gets reckless. It’s all a balancing act. Everyone is different, but my major warning sign that I’m developing…

Feeling Burnt Out

This past week has been tough for me. I was getting stuff done but I couldn’t seem to keep up. I was waking up late, which led to a shortened morning routine. I was not on top of my meals like I have been. I skipped the gym because I needed to make up hours at work. I just couldn’t keep to my schedule. Looking back at the weekend prior,…

my recent sailing experience

Something I’ve always loved and really want to get back into is photography. Having my photo taken is definitely out of my comfort zone and doesn’t come as naturally to me as being behind the camera. I recently was in New Jersey (peep the Instagram Highlight) and went sailing with my mom and some of her sorority sisters. It was amazing! I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!

full moon in aries

Happy full moon everyone! I received some good feedback from my Pisces full moon post, so I’ve decided to continue writing full moon blog posts for each moon cycle. Let’s get into it. The full moon brings light to tough situations related to the astrological season we are in. Depending where you are in your growth, some seasons will be easier than others. Right now, we are in Libra season.…

goal setting: being honest with yourself

I figured since we’re in the last quarter of the year, let’s talk about goals! I honestly don’t set goals every month or every quarter, I’m more of a sporadic goal setter. But I do know a lot of people set goals quarterly, and I’ve been in a goal setting mood recently.. Let’s get into it. There’s that ongoing joke about how we set our goals and half of them…

cut yourself some slack.

Do you get frustrated with yourself for not doing simple things? I used to be so hard on myself for it. On days where I wasn’t feeling my best or doing my best, I would get so upset. WHY don’t I want to get out of bed? WHY can’t I stop ruminating over this one thing? WHY can’t I keep up? I literally thought that I couldn’t keep up with…

create a budget from scratch

I don’t know about you but I have a thing for Excel spreadsheets. I love the formulas and making it pretty and playing with numbers. All of it. Love it. So I created a budget template (this is what I use) to help anyone get started with budgeting. Link is here, just File > Make a Copy, and it’s yours! I’ll go over how to use it effectively below: go…

how to make that big change in your life

Recently, my dad let me borrow the book “The One Thing” by Gary Keller, and let me tell you it’s a whole new way to look at productivity and living a happy life. If you want to explore this topic more, you should definitely read the book. Today I wanted to talk about the one thing (no pun intended) that I took away from this book. It’s the idea of…

my favorite quotes

I’ll keep this intro short and sweet. When I get really down, or maybe just need a reminder that everything is going to be okay, I go to the Note app on my phone where I keep some of my favorite quotes. I thought I’d share some of my top ones with you, in hopes that one will resonate with you too. Sources all unknown, unfortunately. Don’t take advice from…

when what you want is not what you need

Sometimes, what you want and what you need are two completely different things. Add emotions to that and it makes the decision process even more difficult. Add being a Pisces to that…dude you have no idea. This internal battle has been an on-going theme in my life that I’ve had to constantly work on and come back to. I’m extremely influenced by other people, so creating boundaries and giving myself…

On My Way To: Debt Free

A few weeks ago I was talking to my co-worker about credit cards. She made a point that I have never considered before: all the rewards you earn from your credit cards, you essentially pay for through interest on your cards so you aren’t actually saving anything. Unless you’re paying off your cards as soon as you use them (not me), this should be mind-blowing to you if you haven’t…

full moon in pisces

Pisces Full Moon: What You Need to Know

Let’s get right to it. The full moon is the perfect time to let go of anything in your life that is not serving your highest good. Depending on which sign the full moon is in each cycle determines what part of your life you should re-evaluate and purge. Tonight our full moon will be in Pisces. Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, very intuitive and all about…

Sleep Update

Hello, hi, it’s me again. Back with a sleep update. It’s 12:42am and I have been tossing and turning since 9:00pm. The other day, some friends and I were playing a game. One of the questions asked was: would you rather hibernate for 3 months and be wide awake for 9 months, or sleep everyday as you normally do. Only two of us voted to hibernate for 3 months. At…

Impatient Girl’s Guide to Owning a Pet

Okay here’s the back story. In college, I helped manage a restaurant. One morning, a cook came up to me and asked if I wanted a kitten that she had found. I obviously said yes. And the next night, I had a kitten. Fast forward 6 years (aka present day): I decide that I’m ready for another cat. So first things first, sign up for every possible adoption website ever.…

Emotions are not Weakness.

Anxiety has always been my biggest enemy. It comes out of nowhere and it’s truly debilitating. The scary thing about it is that I don’t always know when it’s going to hit me. That lack of control and fear of rejection by the people I love can build up to an overwhelming point where tears are streaming down my face and my only answer to someone’s “why are you crying!?”…

Life Lately: It’s All A Learning Process

I don’t know about you, but I completely missed the memo about your twenties being an emotional fucking roller coaster. I go through periods of time where I feel so on top of the world. Then all of a sudden, it’s as if I’m not doing or being enough. Up until we enter the work force, everything we do is on a timeline. We grow up going to school, doing…

The Smallest Exercise That Has Made the Biggest Difference.

If you ask my friends about me, they’ll tell you that I’m in my head a lot. Sometimes I feel like I can’t turn my damn brain off. Living in the present moment can be very difficult when you’re constantly thinking about the million other things going on in your life. I’m not going to lie I find it extremely draining and tend to beat myself up because it feels…

Shout Out to My Ex!

Come on, how can I not write a post on Valentine’s Day? Is it just me, or do you acquire habits from your exes? There are a few things in my life that I do because the guy I used to date did them. All good things, but I’ve always found it humorous how certain things just stick, ya know? Okay here we go: Highlighting & Writing in Books This…

Sleep + Me

One of the most difficult things I’ve dealt with, and occasionally still deal with, in my adult life is getting quality sleep. I’m going to be honest, I haven’t quite cracked the code for why sleep has been such an issue for me, but after talking to some doctors, I’ve learned that our generation in general struggles with sleep. Below is a bit of my journey through my sleep struggles,…

A Different Way of Looking at your 2019 Resolutions

Is it just me, or does today feel like the first day of the new year? Not sure if it’s because it’s the first Monday of 2019, or Saturday’s new moon, but I was super motivated over the weekend to plan out my resolutions for this year. A lot of people have this weird thing about New Years and goals. Some view it as just the time of year where…

You’re Probably Wondering What Happened to My Blog..

Hi everyone! Long story short, I’m starting to take this whole blogging thing seriously. I started blogging in 2015 truly as a hobby and something for me, but recently I’ve decided to just jump into it all. My website looks a little bland now, I know. But slowly over time it will blossom and develop (any input welcome)! So stick with me. I didn’t want to put off publishing posts…

Airport Anxiety

It’s kind of amazing how doing something that scares you makes you realize so much about yourself. As I was walking around the airport this morning, laughing about how going to the airport is never as scary as I think it is, I realized how much of a perfectionist I am. I’ve never thought of myself as a perfectionist because I’m not really OCD. Yes I know they are two…

Why I’m Not Looking

If you’re in your twenties like me, you’ve probably dealt with the ‘are you seeing or interested in anyone’ questions. We’re in this weird phase of our lives where half our friends are married and half of them are no where close to that. I don’t know, for me it’s just not a priority right now. I feel so much more at peace with myself when I’m alone. Actively looking…

What I’m Grateful for

It’s crazy to think that three years ago I really wasn’t that concerned with my future. Being 25 now, one thought that’s always floating in the back of my head is ‘am I doing enough with my life?’ Being or doing ‘enough’ is especially difficult when you’re not even sure where you want to go in your lifetime. If I’m being honest, I have a million ideas of things that…

Life Lately: You’re Not Alone

Do you ever have those days where everything is perfectly fine then all of a sudden you get this overwhelming feeling of sadness? Like out of fucking no where. Your day is practically over at this point. You can’t pull yourself out of it because it’s so fucking intense and you have no idea why. That’s been life lately. My first real breakdown was last week while I was at…