Usually I look forward to the start of a new year. The chance to be better than I was the year before. An opportunity to create new goals. A new beginning. But this year is different. As I close out 2018, it feels as though I’m reading the last page of my favorite book. A… Continue reading 2018 | My Favorite Book
What an amazing life I have. If five years ago, you would have asked me where I would be today… I would have never guessed here. Sometimes, life goes by so fast we forget how much progress we’ve really made over the years. 5 years ago I was sitting in a cubical at quite literally… Continue reading Tick Tock
Isn’t Facebook great about reminding us what happened “on this day” throughout the years? It’s funny, I’m not really a Facebook kind of gal (I much prefer Instagram and my blog where I can speak my mind without someone debating every word I speak) but sometimes, I find myself posting important things JUST so I… Continue reading One Year Down
So... we are officially under contract for our first home! Eeeek! As most of you know, Paul and I have been looking at houses on Zillow since November-ish (about 6 months now) and have been working with a realtor since Febuary (about 3 months). We definitely have quite the long list of must haves and… Continue reading Are We Buying a House?!
Paul and I have been talking about marriage since day one. We had to, since he wasn’t even officially divorced when we got together and I had just called off my engagement. There was a need to talk about marriage because it was a sensitive subject and I wanted to make sure we were both… Continue reading Ring Ring Ring
Let me start by saying, Paul and I LOVE living in Downtown St. Pete, but we both knew it would be a one year deal, just to get it out of our system, and after our time is up, we’d buy a house somewhere local. We have been looking look around on Zillow once or… Continue reading The One That Got Away
What usually comes to mind when you hear “Girls Night”? For some of you (me) I'm sure it's super tight dresses, ridiculously high heels, big hoop earrings, and the darkest smokey eye. Those were the nights I LIVED for! It was the same routine. We'd text each other all day planning outfits. It was crucial… Continue reading Girls Night Out | Then Vs. Now
Well, yesterday was the end to a glorious (much needed) one month break from school. I’m not sure I mentioned this yet, but I’m finishing my degree in finance. Being almost 28 (ugh, I’m getting old) and still in college is, well, strange. On one hand, I’m extremely proud of myself for facing my fears… Continue reading Back to School | When You’re Old(er)
Hey there! Wow, you look like a totally new person!! Must be a new year! Listen, I'm not going to give you that "New year, New me" bullsh*t that everyone seems to be so obsessed with. What I am going to do though, is share my goals, and let you know why I think it's so important… Continue reading Welcome 2018 | #goals
How many of you are OBSESSED with the city you live in? RAISES HAND SO DAMN HIGH! Two weeks ago, Paul and I moved to Downtown St Pete. I have lived in St. Petersburg, FL my entire life and have always been a typical Florida girl. I like sunsets, afternoon rain showers, palm trees, dolphins,… Continue reading Hello DTSP
Ugh. You guys, this is so bitter sweet. Today is the last day in our apartment!! I really don't know why I get so emotional about it but I do... I mean, this is where Paul and I started dating. Where we had our first Christmas, our first fight, where we discovered so much about… Continue reading Moving Day!
Tonight, while I was cooking shrimp and super cheesy grits, I felt a bit... empty. Lost even. Like I had lost my purpose and drive to be myself, and to be happy BEING myself. I started thinking about how I used to be and what used to make me happy, and I instantly realized that… Continue reading Reinvent Yourself