I’m excited to be struck with the inspiration to jump back on the ol’ blog and get to publishing again. The inspiration came at JUST the right time because my URL subscription was about to renew and I was actually considering nixing the blog altogether but NOPE. If you’ve been keeping up with me over the years you know I always come back!
I’ve missed working on my blog but I’ve been very preoccupied with school, work/career, and the various mental breakdowns that always find their way back in my life! On the bright side, I’ve already hit rock bottom for the year and things are starting to look up. Actually things are actively being up. I’m just excited to have the breakdown band aid ripped off! I have all of my ducks in order and I’m good to go!
(This post was originally written in December 2016 but I forgot to post it)
It’s been a minute since I have had time to sit down and get a blog post written but WOW has a lot happened! Most of my time has been going into school: attending, studying, and practicing. I’ve also been busy trying to sort out my job situation…my coffee shop job wasn’t as school friendly as I’d hoped (for what I needed, at least) so I’ve been doing applications and interviews to line something new up for me.
I’ve been really wrapped up in trying to find balance in my work/school schedule and with the past couple of weeks off I’ve been able to stop, spend some time on myself, and reflect on how I can get through the rest of my school year without having emotional breakdowns several times a week (I’ve been STRESSED, guys).Read More »
Although I have quite a bit of time to plan my wedding (a little less than two years to get it all together) it’s never to early to starting pinning anything and everything on Pinterest! I don’t want to reveal any official plans yet since my fiance and I still have a lot of planning to do but I figure it wouldn’t hurt to share some images I feel inspired by on my secret bridal Pinterest board as a little Valentine’s Day treat.
I’ve been growing out my hair for SIX MONTHS now and I’m finally coming out of the awkward over-grown pixie cut mullet-y phase. A couple of weeks ago I had a handful of my classmates cut my hair and take some of the weight out of the back and it looks and feels SO much better! Props to anyone out there with the strength to grow out a pixie cut because it’s a long and grueling process.
So! Now that my hair looks like an actual hair cut again I’m sure you’re dying to know what my hair plan is for the rest of the year. My plan is to continue taking Hair, Skin and Nails supplements, NOT dyeing or bleaching my hair, and getting it trimmed 1/2 – 1 inch every three months or so.Read More »
I’ve been pretty quiet online the past month but I think it’s time for me to make an attempt to come back to the good ol blog. Social Media and the news lately have been so miserable this year (for good reason) and I had to make the choice to not expose myself to it as much as I could. I have a lot on my plate, on top of the fact I have to choose my personal wellness over the drama online. I just get so upset on social media these days, and me being upset all of the time doesn’t help any one.
I’m still going to staying pretty scarce on social media (even Snapchat…I just haven’t been in a posting mood) but I love writing and publishing blog posts has been the one thing that consistently makes me happy over the years so I don’t want to give up on it now! I’m not going to lie I thought about shutting it down for good over the past month because of so much going on in my life (and how much my life is going to change within the next couple of years) but…I LOVE WRITING. It’s an amazing hobby of mine and I know I would regret letting it go and having to start from scratch later.Read More »
Despite being an avid blogger I’m not huge on posting about my life on social media so I figure if I’m going to announce such an important milestone it might as well be on the good ol’ blog. Over my little holiday break my boyfriend proposed to me! I’m engaged!
My beautiful ring!
Austin left a sweet message on our fridge
On our year and half anniversary we went down to San Marcos, Texas where we first met and did some shopping at the outlet malls. I made quite a haul and had an amazing time walking around with Austin. Despite being pretty full from our breakfast (we stopped by Snooze, a local brunch spot in Austin and enjoyed some quality eggs Benedict) we went to the coffee shop where we first met and grabbed lattes and a snack.
I know when I moved into my current apartment I really did intend to staying for a good two or three years AT LEAST but lo and behold! I have another moving date next week!
Moving is typically a nightmare but as I’m sure you know I’m the type of person that constantly craves change. Being flighty isn’t the only reason Austin and I decided to move at the end of our lease though.Read More »
After months and months of waiting I finally started cosmetology school!
So far I’ve only been in school for a week, which has been an orientation week. I get to meet and get comfortable with the other girls in my class (from what I understand most classes usually have a guy or two but mine just so happens to be all girls). Orientation also gave me the opportunity to get used to walking around campus, clocking in and out, getting to school on time (traffic in Austin is BRUTAL and my school is strict about tardiness), and get know know the company behind the school a little bit.Read More »
Yes! I’m excited to be sitting here writing yet another tattoo post! I love tattoos and I find it as such a fun way for me to express who I am as a person. It’s hard to explain…but my tattoos make me feel more like myself.
Last November I get a peony tattoo that my boyfriend drew for me which I’ve been in love with ever since. In fact, that tattoo has inspired me to get a half sleeve of tattoos on my upper left arm of just flowers drawn by Austin. I’ve been waiting all year to add to it and finally I got around to adding a strawberry plant to my collection.Read More »
As I get closer and closer to the end of 2016 I feel like I have less and less time. My work schedule is opposite of my boyfriend’s, all of my friends live on the other side of town, and I’m constantly trying to keep my energy up. It’s been a lot to take on and for the first time in my life I’ve really had to start prioritizing the different elements in my life.
The first battle for me is finding a happy medium between sleep and how I use my energy throughout the day. I get exhausted really easily so I have to be mindful of getting plenty of sleep, working out but not too much, clocking in enough hours at work, and making sure I keep up with maintaining my apartment. I honestly couldn’t do it without the option of coffee in the morning and melatonin at night to make sure I’m awake during the appropriate hours and sleeping when I need to. I try not to be too dependent on either but they have been useful in the past month.Read More »