3 Things From The Past Week // 14


It has been a rough few days. I've been anxious and frustrated and sad and overwhelmed. I've been annoyed at myself for feeling those things. It's felt like two steps forward and one step back.

Today was better. Not totally absent of those feelings, which, considering it's my birthday, is disappointing, but such is life.

I'm 25 now. Still anxious, still human, still trying. But proud, and happy.

We Fed Giraffes In Colorado


If you follow me on Instagram, you know that two weekends ago, I was in Colorado visiting my friend. It's my third time going to Colorado in a year, BUT it never gets old, because my friend is an A+ planner. We always do something different and each trip has a new experience.

We explored the mountains, ate good food, went to a zoo, Netflix n chilled, brunched hard, walked around Denver, looked at street art, and came face to face with a deer. It was a very awesome weekend.

Whenever I travel, I debate vlogging and oftentimes I opt out so I can really enjoy the place. Carrying around a camera can be inconvenient and, sometimes, a distraction. But we did such cool things and saw such beautiful places that I'm really glad I vlogged this one.

3 Things From The Past Week // 13


1 | Last week after my Colorado trip, I took Monday off of work, which was my first day off that was an actual day off in a long time. Definitely the first one this year.

I slept until 8, did a long yoga session in my living room, read (a lot), did laundry, worked on editing my vlog from the trip, caught up on tv, did dishes. It was productive and relaxing.

I still haven't completely unpacked.

Why We Blog // A Collaboration


A few weeks ago I put up a post "What If I Stopped Blogging?" In response to that, my real-life friend and fellow blogger Laura texted me saying she wanted to collaborate on a post about why we blog. I thought it was a great idea.

Not only could sharing our stories be interesting for others, but it's good for us as bloggers to take a minute to reflect on why we're doing all of this anyway. After wondering What if I stopped?, I reminded myself Here's why I haven't.

My Travel Essentials


Today – Friday, the day this is being posted – I am flying out to Colorado to visit my friend. The fact that this post is going up on Friday means it was written beforehand which means I didn't wait until the very last minute to pack! Go me. This might be a first.

I almost always wait until the last minute to pack, and I also almost always overpack. I am indecisive about my clothes and over-prepared for situations that will not happen. I am the worst. I tried really hard this time to only pack what I needed. Surprisingly, I kept it down to only two outfits AKA the exact amount I needed, instead of packing two extra "just in case." 

Aside from the obvious things like a toothbrush, contact solution, phone charger, etc., here are my travel must-haves: