I’m not one to make Valentine’s day a big deal. However, this year I decided it was time to bring the romance and try something new for my boyfriend. Between moving to a new apartment and getting a new job, we haven’t made time to go on an actual date, so this was the perfect day to do something special. I didn’t go crazy because after all it’s only one day and since we both having full-time jobs we would only be spending 2-3 hours at night together, but it was a nice surprise and he was very appreciative of the effort. I made dinner… View Post

  It seems like 22 passed by in the blink of an eye. Now I’m 23 and I’m going to try my best to truly appreciate it. I spent my birthday (December 30th) with family surrounded by a fire followed by an amazing homemade meal. It’s been years since I’ve spent a birthday in Florida, nonetheless with a home cooked meal rather than a fancy restaurant. And I will say this was one of my favorite birthdays yet, no stuffy restaurant or fancy gifts can replace the warm feeling of being with family and just enjoying each others company in 40 degree weather. Although 23 is still young,… View Post

It seems like every year the holidays come and go so quickly. I for one have so much to be thankful for this year. At the start of 2016, I told myself I’d write down a list of things I was thankful for every day. While I do forget to write in my journal some days, I’m proud that I’ve managed to get at least half the journal filled with gratitude. When I first started I’d have such a hard time writing down what I was grateful for, I was focusing on the big things like food and shelter and while I am grateful for… View Post