November 15, 2013

23 before 23

It's the final day in my "22" mini-series, and it's all about what I want to accomplish in the next year - before I turn 23. It's weird to think my next birthday will be 23...I can't be that old. But like I said earlier this week, I'm finally at the age where true adulthood begins, and I want to make the most of it by starting out on the right foot.

November 14, 2013

22 places I want to see

Day 3 of my "22" mini-series! I guess technically it should be day 4, but I missed yesterday. I really meant to post, but time got away from me/Parks & Recreation got the best of me. But c'est la vie, right?

November 12, 2013

How to: iPhoneography

Written by: Jessie

I was browsing Forbes, and I happened upon this article about taking the best travel photos on your iPhone. Being that I love travel and taking pictures, I figured I'd see how to take those gorgeous pictures that my Instagram role models always manage to take.

22 things about me

It's day 2 of my "22" mini-series, and today I want to share some things about myself that you (hopefully) don't already know.

November 11, 2013

22 + things I've learned

Happy birthday to me!

As cliché as it is, my birthday is one of my favorite days of the year. Even when I'm old and gray I think I'll still look forward to my birthday and celebrating it. It's just a happy time. And let's be honest, who doesn't like being able to do whatever they want and using "it's my birthday" as a justification for absolutely everything?

November 7, 2013

The Thankful Project: A Job

Today (and probably a few more times this month) I'm teaming up with Kenzie at Chasing Happy and joining in on her brainchild, The Thankful Project. At the end of October, Kenzie posted about this awesome idea, and being that Thanksgiving is one of my absolute favorite times of the year I've decided to contribute a little bit to the project. I hate that Thanksgiving is so often overlooked because of Christmas. Right after Halloween, and even before really, everyone seems to jump on the Christmas train and completely forget about what I feel is one of the most important holidays Americans celebrate.  I think it is so necessary to show your gratitude, and Thanksgiving is the perfect time to really stop and appreciate all that you have. It's a humbling reminder that the grass isn't greener on the other side; it's simply green where you water it.

Today's prompt for The Thankful Project is "A Job."

November 1, 2013

Book Review: A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

If you've been following me for a length of time you'll know that I love reading for fun. For me, getting lost in a story is one of the best ways to let go and forget about all the stress and worries in my life. It's so therapeutic. But this year, reading a book just because has not been at the top of my to-do list. Ever since January I've been go-go-go, and it's hard to start a book not knowing if you'll ever have time to finish it. But a couple weekends ago I'd had enough, and I decided to just start a book and hope for the best. In total, it took me about four and a half hours to read A Walk to Remember, and I can say it was definitely worth it.