It’s New Years Eve 2018 and my fever has spiked and broken over and over for the last four days. I haven’t been able to go to work… just getting out of bed to go to the bathroom exhausts me. I find myself floating somewhere between almost relaxed and utterly delirious, wondering if I was… Read More My Sweetest Melody
For those outside of the blog-o-sphere, “blogmas” is a time for bloggers to blog daily for the entire month of December. Posts are generally holiday related and some example prompts include: gift guides for him/her, favorite cookie recipes, favorite holiday traditions, etc. I pondered long and hard for a solid two minutes about whether I’d fully participate or… Read More My Only Blogmas Post: Twelve Holiday Date Ideas
I vividly remember a conversation I had with one of my good friends when my boyfriend at the time had given me the whole, “We should just be friends” bit for the 78th time. I was over it in a “Fuck him!” kind of way, but also heartbroken in a familiar way where I knew… Read More A Lesson on Self-Worth From a Toddler
Many people back home have been asking me about my life down here in Destin. The way that I have summed it up to most: “Work is great, but the sunsets are better.” One of the best parts is, without a doubt, the 13 minute round-trip commute. Compare that with my 1+ hour round-trip commute… Read More Destin Livin: My Jet Ski Virginity
Over a month ago (time is flying — it’s almost THANKSGIVING!), I blogged about a product/company, The Giving Keys (Part I): A Pay It Forward Company that I have loved for many years and shared how I was exposed to it. On October 2, I gave my key away to my friend, John, who also… Read More The Giving Keys (Part II): Who I Gave My Key To
Back in August, I shared some easy [and practical] baby shower games on the blog. It’s hard to believe that I am now blogging that my first nephew, Weston James, made his grand entrance into the world at 4:20am on October 21, 2018. He is a true blessing and joy to our family! My sister… Read More Introducing Weston James, The Little Boy Who Lost His Name!
I can’t count the number of times I felt terrified packing up all of my things and preparing to close this wild, crazy chapter that made up the last five years of my life. I was a 22-year old college graduate when I moved just outside of Washington, D.C. in search of full-time work and… Read More Memories Cannot Be Sold or Donated
Many weeks ago, I wrote a blog on How to Nail Your Next Job Interview Through Mindfulness and Self Affirmation. A few of you asked me if I actually wrote and published a blog the day of an interview, instead of “preparing.” The answer is yes. I had applied for a job at a California university,… Read More How Rejection Led to My Resignation
Since launching my blog, I’ve reflected on Being An “Almost” Vegan Turned Vegetarian and also shared how I fell off the wagon On the Anniversary of One Year As a Vegetarian. What I have not shared are some of my staple vegetarian meals… while I have a few of my own, I first wanted to take the opportunity… Read More Hello Fresh – Vegetarian Style!
In June 2015, Chris Soules’ [snooze fest of a] season of ABC’s The Bachelor had just wrapped up and I had started following one of my favorite contestants, @brittkarolinabryne, formerly Britt Nilsson, on Instagram. I found her to be stunningly beautiful, intelligent, and down-to-earth. When I found that she had a humble following and still… Read More The Giving Keys (Part I): A Pay It Forward Company