Goodbye, 2016!

Yesterday I spent almost an hour writing a really long, heartfelt post about my 2016, believing that being positive in the face of all the negativity of the year would start 2017 off on the “right foot”. After typing paragraphs of what I’m grateful for and have accomplished this last year and then scouring every … Continue reading

Baylie’s 18th Birthday Weekend

Back in July I visited my younger brother Baylie for the last time before moving across the country. The visit doubled as a “goodbye” and as a birthday visit since he was turning 18, and it was also an opportunity for me to see his new home and where he lived up in Jacksonville!   … Continue reading

Sinéad’s Visit to Florida – Part 3 + Jack’s Visit!

This is the last part of my series on Sinéad’s visit and it makes me sad that it’s almost over — I’m glad I have so many pictures to remember it! 😀 Aside from eating at various new vegan places, visiting magical Harry Potter Land, drinking lots of coffee, baking cupcakes and “scooping lefts”, we also … Continue reading

Sinéad’s Visit to Florida – Part 2

This entry has been a long time coming! It’s been 9 months now since my beloved Sinéad visited me, and I still haven’t shared everything from her trip – a travesty on my part, to be perfectly honest. I have been incredibly busy, but that’s no excuse – I have to share the amazing selfies and … Continue reading

Sinéad’s Visit to Florida – Part 1

I am so behind on posting this, and that sort of happens a lot. I normally feel bad about it and offer a short apology or reason, but this time I’ll just be up front about what it is: I have a pretty terrible anxiety disorder, and it sometimes allows me to convince myself that … Continue reading

Vacation Post: The Portland Experience

I’m moving backwards starting from the most recent on my giant list of make up posts, which should explain why this is just going up almost a full year after Nick and I’s trip to the West coast! I would say I’m ashamed, but it’s not for lack of trying – I’ve started this entry … Continue reading

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2015!

Here it is again – the infamous “New Year’s Resolutions/End of the Year” post! Gym sales team members everywhere are preparing for their big bonuses over the next month as people flock to create better versions of themselves while spouting slogans such as “NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!”   Instead of some huge list of ways … Continue reading

#NASASocial Event: MMS Mission Media Day at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center!

On a whim a few weeks before my birthday back in September, I decided to apply for a position as a NASA Social attendee – someone that specializes in social media as a way to spread information to those who may not otherwise be informed. I thought the chances of being chosen would be slim … Continue reading

Vacation Post: Shopping in Japantown

Sorry about the short hiatus! I started my summer term 5 weeks ago and between taking two 4+ month long classes condensed into the span of 5 short weeks, working 40+ hours a week and new puppies (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), it’s been pretty chaotic around here and I’ve barely had a good night’s rest, not to mention the time it’d take for me to update!

Now that the semester is winding down, I realize I never posted the entirety of my trip photos from Nick & I’s vacation BACK IN APRIL! :O

In case you need a refresher…

Vacation Post: Life on Alcatraz Island

 One of the activities Nick and I had been most looking forward to on our trip was the visit to Alcatraz Island. We bought our tickets online months in advance from Alcatraz Cruises and gave a few morning hours to ourselves so that we could explore everything we wanted to while there. The ferry to the … Continue reading