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
It was hard to ignore all the media and social media coverage yesterday surrounding the Senate testimonies from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh. As I listened to Dr. Ford’s testimony, her words resonated with me on a level that I’m not sure I’ll be able to describe fully in words here. I… Read More #MeToo #BelieveSurvivors