February 6, 2014 § Leave a comment
Yesterday my teacher asked us to tell the class a story that has impacted our lives. I mean, where do I begin? Every day impacts my life greatly. I heard stories about death, divorce, love, support and all I could think about was, “Am I the only one that thinks I impact myself the most?” Yes, I have had really shitty things happen to me… But so has everyone else.
So, I proceeded to tell a story about alcohol, a bar, the time of day at the bar and having the realization of, “What the F**K am I doing with my life?” I have to point out that I am the oldest one in this class and I sometimes feel like I am the one who is the most lost. Every single person in the room looked at me like I was a degenerate.
Um, hello – I work, I go to school, I support myself; I was just indulging a little too much… I also want to point out that I don’t have an alcohol problem; I sometimes just like to keep drinking (yes, I know how that sounds)… But it’s always on a day where I have nothing to do the next day so I’m allowed to be hung over all day, right?
Anyways, back to my point.
The reason this story impacted me so much was because, I am the one who is in control of my life. I am the one who has the ability to change what I don’t like. There is a quote from my guilty pleasure show, Hart of Dixie, that says, “Change your picture, or change your life.”
I have always pictured in my head that the woman I would become is successful, a mom, a wife, a creative mind in some sort of way, and most of all happy. And I wasn’t any of those things. I mean, I don’t want to be a wife or mother for sometime but I really want to be happy and I wasn’t.
I either needed to accept that my life was going to be filled with partying, no direction, and a constant cloud over my head or I needed to do something different. I needed to hold myself to a higher standard and not continue to blame my actions on the ones around me.
I chose to change my life.
The story about the bar took place about three years ago and I am still trying to figure everything out; but looking back on where I was then and where I am now is such a transformation. I still struggle constantly but I know that I am headed in the right direction and the best part is, I am happy.
January 29, 2014 § 2 Comments
It’s finally starting to rain in Sacramento after over 40 days of dry weather! Although I love this gloomy weather, I am ready to break out the skirts and high heels (or maybe even sneakers) once the warmth is back.
These are a few skirts I am dreaming about and plan to wear one similar to this for a birthday party next weekend.
1. asos: $59.26
2. H&M: $149
3. J. Crew: $298
4. Nordstrom: $48
January 23, 2014 § 1 Comment
This past weekend was amazing with one minor hiccup. That one minor hiccup could have ruined the whole weekend. I am one of those people that will try to plan for everything but when one thing doesn’t go right I can be pretty brutal on myself. I was being emotional and not very fun but because of my amazing friends and boyfriend, they pulled me out of my anxieties and told me everything would be fine – and it was. It was better than fine, it turned into such a great weekend.
We headed up to the North Coast and spent a day riding the Skunk Train. With wine and crab and gorgeous weather, I couldn’t have asked for a better day (besides that hiccup). There were long walks on the beach (not joking), mimosas, football and laughs that will last me a lifetime.
I am so thankful to be so fortunate to have people around that support me at weakest and forgive me at my worst. So cheers to many more memories with forever friends.
Riding the Skunk Train
January 22, 2014 § 2 Comments
I have been wearing glasses since I was in the 5th grade. I have had hot pink ones, light pink ones, wired ones, red ones and currently I am wearing black ones. BUT, when I stumbled across Warby Parker through Carly on The College Prepster Blog, I finally fell in love with buying glasses. You see, glasses are a pain in the butt: I need them to see but they are that thing you really don’t want to spend money on. Warby Parker are affordable, modern and cute. Plus, they will send you a trial frame set that you can try on and then send back when you figured out which one you look your absolute best in. These are the 5 I have picked to try on and even though I would love all of them, my budget is set for one. I’m thinking the Crane frame will be the most versatile and adorable; what do you think?
January 9, 2014 § Leave a comment
This time last year, we were in Mendocino for Wine and Crab Week. It is honestly one of the best weekends I have ever had. I am so excited that we are making the trip again next weekend with the same friends we went with last year. As we start to prepare for the trip, I went through some of my old photos and wanted to share a few just to get me even more excited. We have the same itinerary as last year which is to wine taste through Napa and Anderson Valley on our way even farther north.
The weather started out cold, rainy and wet but Zach and I were able to make the most of it by picking out wineries we had never been to before. Have you ever been to Coppola Winery? It is like a little museum filled with memorabilia from the Coppola family.
Once we made it to Mendocino though, the skies cleared up and we had the most epic time. We rode the Skunk Train, played darts at at a local bar, listened to an amazing, impromptu concert and finished the most annoying puzzle I have ever tried. I literally cannot wait for next Thursday to be here to make it happen all over again.
January 8, 2014 § Leave a comment
Zach and I haven’t bought new bedroom anything since we moved in together 3 years ago. Well, that might be a bit of an exaggeration… We did buy a dresser to match his, for me, and a bookcase to match both, but for the most part nothing else. We have been using the duvet cover I have had for over 5 years. Yes, I think it is time to redecorate.
I am so in love with the comfortable tranquility of blue, gray, brown and gold even though I had never really thought of it before. These images are a starting point for my inspiration. The best part is our furniture is already a modern dark wood so it will really be the accents that will have an overall. But it will be better than nothing, right? Xo.
January 7, 2014 § Leave a comment
1. J. Crew Parker Boot $250 (on sale)
2. MICHAEL Michael Kors Arley Boot $200 (on sale)
3. Steve Madden Ryyder Boot $160