// How to move forward…//

Here’s to starting fresh from ground zero, literally..A now college graduate, currently unemployed, penniless, and trying not to go mentally insane while living between cities.


Let me give you a brief layout of life in 2014 (not in any particular order) : Mom getting sick. Sister’s wedding. money problems. Maid of Honor. Almost failing a class. Graduating. being sick from anxiety for 3 months straight. the worst birthday to date. A break up. almost getting and then not getting about five different jobs. Grandpa diagnosed with cancer. Aunt Joanie passing away suddenly. commuting 1.5 hrs to my horse. best friend struggles.

Needless to say, 2014 has been one rough year and I’m over it!

How do you get past it? I mean really. HOW on earth do you move past a never ending cycle of bad events??

I just want to go to a beautiful place where I can spread my wings and fly freely.

I miss the simplicity and beauty of traveling. Living out of a backpack for weeks at a time, moving from country to country, experiencing culture and people, language and art. Visiting a new city is like meeting a new love. You learn the dark and beautiful places, the smells, and how it functions, the norms of the culture, and the things is disdains. If you live there long enough you wake up one morning and find yourself falling into the patterns and cliches of life in that place.

freedom. that is what freedom feels like.

I guess you could say I have this knot in my stomach that I am trapped and held down right now. I just lost a job I was recently hired for because I had to stay at home for two weeks to be my mom’s chauffeur and my sister’s mover —the perks of having a truck—.

I know life has it’s highs and lows. Even with job hunting I’m learning to ride the waves of potential job offers and the ever disappointing “needs more experience”. —As a side note, might I add: how are you supposed to gain experience if no one is willing to hire you in the first place!— So I’m on a low wave and I just need to ride it out. God has a plan. He comes through every time, I just need to trust and wait. trust and wait.

// Riding the Wave.//

HERE’S TO STARTING FRESH FROM GROUND ZERO, LITERALLY..A NOW COLLEGE GRADUATE, CURRENTLY UNEMPLOYED, PENNILESS, AND TRYING NOT TO GO MENTALLY INSANE WHILE LIVING BETWEEN CITIES.


LET ME GIVE YOU A BRIEF LAYOUT OF LIFE IN 2014 (NOT IN ANY PARTICULAR ORDER) : MOM GETTING SICK. SISTER’S WEDDING. MONEY PROBLEMS. MAID OF HONOR. ALMOST FAILING A CLASS. GRADUATING. BEING SICK FROM ANXIETY FOR 3 MONTHS STRAIGHT. THE WORST BIRTHDAY TO DATE. A BREAK UP. ALMOST GETTING AND THEN NOT GETTING ABOUT FIVE DIFFERENT JOBS. GRANDPA DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER. AUNT JOANIE PASSING AWAY SUDDENLY. COMMUTING 1.5 HRS TO MY HORSE. BEST FRIEND STRUGGLES.

NEEDLESS TO SAY, 2014 HAS BEEN ONE ROUGH YEAR AND I’M OVER IT!

HOW DO YOU GET PAST IT? I MEAN REALLY. HOW ON EARTH DO YOU MOVE PAST A NEVER ENDING CYCLE OF BAD EVENTS??

I JUST WANT TO GO TO A BEAUTIFUL PLACE WHERE I CAN SPREAD MY WINGS AND FLY FREELY.

I MISS THE SIMPLICITY AND BEAUTY OF TRAVELING. LIVING OUT OF A BACKPACK FOR WEEKS AT A TIME, MOVING FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY, EXPERIENCING CULTURE AND PEOPLE, LANGUAGE AND ART. VISITING A NEW CITY IS LIKE MEETING A NEW LOVE. YOU LEARN THE DARK AND BEAUTIFUL PLACES, THE SMELLS, AND HOW IT FUNCTIONS, THE NORMS OF THE CULTURE, AND THE THINGS IS DISDAINS. IF YOU LIVE THERE LONG ENOUGH YOU WAKE UP ONE MORNING AND FIND YOURSELF FALLING INTO THE PATTERNS AND CLICHES OF LIFE IN THAT PLACE.

FREEDOM. THAT IS WHAT FREEDOM FEELS LIKE.

I GUESS YOU COULD SAY I HAVE THIS KNOT IN MY STOMACH THAT I AM TRAPPED AND HELD DOWN RIGHT NOW. I JUST LOST A JOB I WAS RECENTLY HIRED FOR BECAUSE I HAD TO STAY AT HOME FOR TWO WEEKS TO BE MY MOM’S CHAUFFEUR AND MY SISTER’S MOVER —THE PERKS OF HAVING A TRUCK—.

I KNOW LIFE HAS IT’S HIGHS AND LOWS. EVEN WITH JOB HUNTING I’M LEARNING TO RIDE THE WAVES OF POTENTIAL JOB OFFERS AND THE EVER DISAPPOINTING “NEEDS MORE EXPERIENCE”. —AS A SIDE NOTE, MIGHT I ADD: HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO GAIN EXPERIENCE IF NO ONE IS WILLING TO HIRE YOU IN THE FIRST PLACE!— SO I’M ON A LOW WAVE AND I JUST NEED TO RIDE IT OUT. GOD HAS A PLAN. HE COMES THROUGH EVERY TIME, I JUST NEED TO TRUST AND WAIT. TRUST AND WAIT.

// 70 Lessons Learned in Your 20’s//

(this is not my work, but I agree with it ALL)

70 Things I Learned In My 20′s

1. Apartment living robs you. Renting a small house with the girls is the way to go.

2. Wine > vodka.

3. Leggings = life made.

4. Roommates are great to try recipes out on.

5. Disney movies will never get old.

6. Cheaters are not worth it.

7. Go the speed limit. Tickets are the worst.

8. Sometimes all you need is ice-cream or pizza.

9. Your friends were there for you before the boyfriend.

10. Tell your family you love them as much as possible.

11. Drinking & driving is not worth it.

12. Mexican hole-in-the-wall restaurants have the best margaritas.

13. You’ll fail a couple of times. It’s okay, I promise.

14. If you need help with money, ask, don’t continue to struggle.

15. Not everyone is going to like you.

16. Men’s razors work better.

17. Vote, but know exactly what you’re voting for.

18. When you need guidance, read your Bible.

19. If you think a dress is too short, it is.

20. Bubble baths aren’t just for toddlers.

21. Nanny or babysit regularly, it’s great practice.

22. You can never have too many shoes.

23. Stand up for your beliefs. They’re not stupid.

24. Sometimes you just need to cry.

25. Watch the news, read a blog, learn about the world.

26. Traveling is the best money you can spend.

27. Drink at least 2 glasses of water before going to bed if you were drinking.

28. Love is patient. Love is kind.

29. Being a bridesmaid is expensive. Save.

30. Exercise. Your health is everything.

31. If he cares, he’ll call.

32. Not everyone needs to know what you’re doing on Facebook.

33. Nude heels go with everything.

34. Wait to get a dog, they’re a lot of work.

35. Wait to have kids.

36. Use sunscreen. Sunspots and wrinkly skin isn’t worth a temporary tan.

37. Moisturize!

38. Sleepy time tea before bed… it’s surprisingly nice and relaxing.

39. Get in the best shape of you’re life — you’re in your prime!

40. Life is just better with coffee.

41. Set goals and actually try to reach them.

42. Smile more.

43. Judge less.

44. Compliment the beauty in others.

45. Nagging pushes you further away from those you actually care about.

46. Nice guys > Jerks

47. Never lose touch with your siblings and cousins.

48. Remember to call mom, but don’t forget to call dad.

49. Do something for others.  Tithe, volunteer, give a gift to someone in need…

50. Being single isn’t the worst thing in the world.

51. Guys HATE high-waisted jean shorts.

52. My mom was right… about everything.

53. Whattaburger’s honey butter chicken biscuits are the best food after a night of drinking.

54. Treat others how you’d like to be treated.

55. Set your alarm, and actually get up.

56. The real world can be really mean.

57. Crafting soothes the soul.

58. Dance… who cares if you “can’t.”

59. God’s timing is perfect.

60. Put your phone down and live a little.

61. Forgive.

62. Spoil yourself with new lingerie.

63. Duck face is not cute.

64. Remember to take pictures.

65. College was made for finding bridesmaids.

66. Exes typically always want you back…eventually.

67. Exes are NOT worth taking back.

68. You’re only in your 20′s for 10 years.

69. Men love classy ladies.

70. Glorify God… live to make Him happy.

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Diana Vishneva I love her a lot!
Amzing picture ever by Danil Golovkin


So beautiful.

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Berautiful Orchidea!

Diana Vishneva I love her a lot!

Amzing picture ever by Danil Golovkin

So beautiful.

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Jumping in the snow…. we never take a break

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Jumping in the snow…. we never take a break

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// alright. time to meal prep for Cinch’s “Fast Forward” plan//

carogetsfit:

this is always my go to when I need to get my head back in the healthy eating game.

I HATE the idea of a “detox” or even a diet, but I love this 5 day plan.

If you want to read more about it here, here is a link with the ingredients list and meals!

Back at it, lovlies!!

He showed the words ‘chocolate cake’ to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: ‘celebration.’
Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (via dark-rye)

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