Friday, May 8, 2020

school recap

It’s almost hard to believe that this exact time last year I was so gung ho on transfer schools and preparing to kiss my current university goodbye, once and for all. With all this talk and hype I kept enforcing upon myself of starting over in a new city three hours away that I couldn’t totally picture myself in, starting a new school, changing my major, seemed like what was necessary for me to get a fresh start on life. If you’ve been following along with my life on here for some time, than you know by that that it’s  no secret that my college experience and I have had a “on-and-off again” relationship up until this year, which may I say, despite the corona virus cutting my spring semester to a close, has been the best year yet?! With wanting to almost prove to myself and others i was capable of “starting fresh”, I was determined to take the matter I to my hands and make the rest of my college experience something that I actually loved and will remember for the rest of my life. 

I don’t know if I’ve shared this previously on here, but I’ll never forget the day that I admitted not only to myself, but to my family that transferring schools wasn’t the best option for me. After touring, sending my transcripts and all that follows with transferring schools, something deep down inside of me wasn’t as thrilled as I wanted to be above the move. No, it wasn’t fear of the unknown or moving further away, but it was the fear that I was ultimately going to choose to be somewhere that I didn’t even picture myself being at.

 I recall my sister and my friends always bringing up the fact that I don’t seem 1000% enthusiastic about this “big move” I was about to embark on, dare I say they were right all along. They were able to pinpoint the truth inside of me that I was too worried t admit to myself because I didn’t wanna let myself self down, and more importantly let others down as well. After all, the past six months all I could talk about was how ready I was to leave my current school and get outta here, fast! 

Flash forward to today, as I sit here back at my parents home reflecting upon all the wonderful memories I’ve made throughout this year at the same school I wanted to put in my past and never look back. Moving into my very own apartment right behind the heart of campus and rushing to be in a sorority had made a tremendous impact of the way I feel towards the place once couldn’t stand. All the friendships I’ve made, independence I’ve gain from living on my own, as well as a promising direction thanks to changing my major to marketing, something I’m actually passionate about, has made all the difference within myself. 

I guess to sum up this year in a few statements would be to listen to your gut. Yes, I know you’ve heard this a thousand times before but it’s so important to do so! Like, I always laugh about the what if’s. “What if I decided to transfer, even when I knew deep down it wasn’t want I wanted for myself!?” Not to day things wouldn’t be good, but how different life would be! Sure it’s taken me some time to finally get things right, but I would take back the days prior to this year because everything along the route had taught me more and more of discovering myself! 

Monday, May 4, 2020

may mood board

With the fresh new beginning of each month (well, for this case a fresh four days into the month buy hey who's counting under quarantine haha), comes along new memories, expectations, as well as bits and pieces of inspiration to help remind us of all of the better days ahead. Sure, this may kinda seem like a "photo dump",  but I thought It would be fun to gather up some little things that have been giving me joy during this stage of life, I have found this to be a fun activity during the strange times we are living in. I tend to do this through my Instagram stories, but I thought this would be more enjoyable as a blogpost! Hope you all enjoy the outfits i'm drawing inspiration from, places i'd love to visit, visuals i'm admiring and everything else in between!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

mothers day gift guide 2020

With April coming to a rapid close, which is pretty weird during these slow quarantine times, mothers day is right around the corner! Clearly, it's not that simple anymore to just pop into a store last minute to pick up something for your mom on mothers day, so I thought i'd help you all out and put together a few items that your mom is guaranteed to love this Mothers Day! To shop click the links down below!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

what's kept me sane during quarantine

Maybe Elle Woods was right after all when she infamously states "exercise gives you endorphines, endorphins make you happy..." well you know the rest (If you don't i'm a bit disappointed haha.) Midway through high school I decided to take up running as a way to keep me active considering I was starting to slow down with dance and I was far from playing on any D1 sports team. For hating the thought of even having to even jog my whole life, I thought I was nuts but kept pressing on to at least run for 15 minutes, one mile, etc. until I built up the stamina, and dare I say it now brings me enjoyment?!

Over the years i've learned that by stepping out for my daily run has not only kept me in shape, but has allowed me to indulge in some "me time" which. Carving an hour of my day to shut off the world around me, no matter what may be going on in my personal life or within the world around me is something that I look forward too. Just me, some good music, and all that is around me. The little time spent of escapism through running has been extremely important throughout the years, not to mention it's been very beneficial in my overall mental health.

Now listen, I'm not suggesting that everyone should take up running, but find some activity that you enjoy, it could be biking, yoga, walking, dancing ,I don't know anything you name it!! My hobby of running has kept my sane during this madness and uncertain times we are all living in. So especially in these quarantine times, take pride in those little activities that make you happy and try to work on them more and more each day, trust me it'll be worth it!

Thursday, April 16, 2020

my best kept secret!

Never in a million YEARS would I have imagined myself as the effortless "girl next door" kinda individual. You know what i'm talking about, that cool, L.A vibe girl who just shows up in jeans and a tee to go grab an IPA brew with the boys yet still manages to look so effortlessly chic in jeans and a simple tee shirt. That was until I came upon the worlds best jeans, and you will never believe where they are from! I've always had such a hatred towards those denim pants. Every pair i've owned up  until now have been stiff, uncomfortable, to tight, or just downright farty looking on me. I thought in order to go for the look I wanted to achieve I'd have to shell up over hundreds of dollars in order to find the right pair.

Alright, alright, I guess it's time for me to "spill the beans" on my favorite pair of jeans... sorry I just had too! Drum roll go-to pair of jeans are from Ann Taylor LOFT, yes you heard me, LOFT! I'm sure we have all been dragged into that store by our mothers for them to try on work appropriate outfits, next time that happens to you go and try a pair of their jeans on, you wouldn't regret it! They are as soft as butter and their sizes fit incredibly. They feel expensive! I am on the more petite, shorter side and I didn't even have to get them altered, or even have to wear a belt to keep them from falling!

Another bonus is that they always have amazing deals! Loft is currently running a 70% off promotional on your first purchase than 50% off everything else! How could you pass up such an offer! With this new discovery of mine, do I dare say that I have become that "girl next door?" Still gotta stay true to myself and stick my drink of choice, a vodka soda (with extra lime) any day before an IPA though! Down below I linked a few of my favorite styles they currently have in stock! Hope you all will be just as transformed as I am!


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