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:

October Wrap-Up

Happy Halloween, friends! This is the first year I'm actually dressing up at work. The scarecrow costume I did on Saturday turned out so well that I decided to do it again today. I also bought a big bag of candy in hopes that kids in my apartment building go trick-or-treating inside the building, but that could be wishful thinking.

B L O G  P O S T S

This month I thought to myself, what if I stopped blogging? Obviously, though, I didn't stop. The whole process can be motivating and discouraging and rewarding all at once. It's a coin I'm willing to flip. I wrote about living in the suburbs and why I like it. For anyone considering the Bikini Body Guide fitness program, or just curious about what workout routine I follow, I talked about my experience with BBG, sharing my takeaways and pieces of advice. My weekly three things included running into an old friend for the first time in three years, a reminder that fitness journeys don't have a finish line, and a theory about compliments we receive. Both of the books I read this month had me emotional and rooting for the main character.