January 2018

I told myself I wanted to try to post more on this blog of mine this year—at least once a month. It’s the last day of January, and hey, I guess I’ll be able to stick to it!

*weak chuckle*

Haha, anyway. In all seriousness (not that this is a serious post or anything), I just wanted to leave this little blurb here to reflect on my first month of 2018.

And let me tell you, it was spectacular.

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Finding a Goldmine

Last year, I went on an alternative winter break to volunteer for the homeless in the city which I can honestly say has contributed to my habit of remembering to be grateful for what I have. Right now we’re getting our upstairs full bathroom redone (we never got to move last year so we decided to just work on the house right now little by little—but that’s another story for another time!) so we currently only have a half bathroom at home. Read More

The Last 12

Today, I signed up for my last 12 undergraduate credits: Trends and Practical Applications in Information Systems Management…and then German I and Italian I ๐Ÿ˜‚ I had room for two electives and I thought those two may be helpful down the road ๐Ÿ˜‰ Read More

The Little Victories

I’ve been working since I was about 16 years old. From high school through community college, I worked at a local bakery (which was actually the first paying job I got!). Soon after I got my associate’s degree, I worked a tech support internship for about half a year. Now, on my last year as an undergrad, I work full-time as a project analyst.ย  Read More

I Grew Up Without Insecurities

I don’t know why or how, but I grew up without insecurities and the need to “fit in.” This is by no means my way of trying to toot my own horn, I’m just being honest. And trust me, it’s not like I have anything to boast about when I was younger either. Read More

When the Line is Too Long

My sister and I went to a local bakery the other day after finding out about their special shaved-ice dessert. While we were in line to order, a small woman behind us started a conversation with us… Read More

21 Facts About Me

I know, I know. Exactly how many times have I started this blog over? Probably a lot. More than I should’ve. Three times to be exact.ย But hey, third time’s a charm.

This time, it’s real and to prove it to you—as a 21 year-old attempting to capture my life before I get any older—here are 21 facts about me:

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My sister.

She is small, quiet, and fragile. There are days she is dormant and there are seasons she blooms. She is dependent—to be nurtured with water and sun to grow. But she is rooted. And in her peak she blossoms. She contributes, and of course, she is beautiful.

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Lost little boy.

On our way to get ice-cream, we saw a little boy with a police officer, making it pretty clear that the boy was lost. Obviously we couldn’t do anything about it but it made me sad to know a 5 (7?) year old kid was separated from his family at a beach filled with hundreds of people. Luckily a police officer found him (or vice versa).

When we finished getting our ice-cream, we walked back and at the same spot we saw the police and little boy, I saw a scene that literally warmed my heart.

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Life filtered.ย 

Because of what I post on Instagram, I’ve had a few people tell me how fun my life is, how happy my family looks, how cool my job is, etc…you get the point.

As much as I’d like to say what I capture in photos is a perfect reflection of my real life, *surprise, surprise* it’s not.

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