10.20.2014

Autumn 2014

Happy Autumn to you from Northern California!

2014 has been a bunch of ups and downs and craziness for me. Through the past few years I have been through a lot... more than anybody can imagine. I will spare the details but just know that I have endure and am doing alright! Every once in a while I will have sad moments, but I feel that is expected from what I've been through.

I have so many amazing people in my life that have made these crazy times so much easier. Without them I don't know what I would have done. I am also a lot stronger than I lead myself to believe. It is amazing what you can do and how much stronger you can become while getting beat down by life and its hardships.

Putting myself first was probably the hardest thing I've had to teach myself. Growing up I was always taught to put others first and throughout my adult life I did just that until I ended up getting taken for granted. Not realizing this, I became naive and always put my feelings second. Learning to put myself first was hard in the fact that I felt I was being selfish and that mindset was hard to overcome.

Nevertheless I have since then put myself first at all costs and I couldn't be happier! I have met new friends who have helped me through some recent events (which I am super grateful for!) and my friend Karen has helped me build my new apartment into my home!

So here's to amazing friends (old and new) and family!

xoxo

8.16.2014

Portland 2014





I'm finally uploading some pictures from what seems to be a decade ago since I visited Portland, Oregon with my best friend. Portland is probably one of my favorite cities and I would definitely visit again in a heartbeat. It has so much charm, cute little shops, humble people, a Starbucks on EVERY corner (and when I mean every corner I'm not exaggerating). The forests are absolutely beautiful and the dreary weather reminds me of home.

My friend and I visited Powells book store, which we probably spent about 2 hours in, Voodoo donuts (oh. my. gosh. so good.), and the Rose Garden which unfortunately didn't have any roses because we visited in February... durr.

All in all our time there was amazing and if I were you you I would take a trip to Portland sometime in your life because it truly is a great city and a great experience.