• 2018,  Musings

    Musings: Solo Movie GO-er

    Try something new they said… When was the last time you did something new? Although it isn’t something to write home about AND plenty of people do it on the reg, my ‘something new’ has always been intimidating to me. Why? I have no clue! Going to the movies always felt like a partner or group activity. I was always intimidated to go by myself. I honestly have no idea why, insert shrink diagnosis. I can easily go have dinner by myself, even sit at a table solo, bar preferred though. I am generally not bothered by being out and about by myself. Maybe I like to have someone with me…

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    Musings: FALLing into Gratitude

    Fall brings one of my favorite holidays. Door Mat // Hobby LobbyShoes & Dress // Old Navy Thanksgiving, of course.  But more than taking in all the beautiful fall colors lining the streets of Sacramento, are the small acts of generosity that recently reminded me to be grateful and thankful. So, very appropriate for this time of year. To think that a child could not try a sport or activity is foreign to me. My naivety comes from the privilege and hard work of my parents, whom never let this be a barrier for myself or Lil. It went unnoticed at the time, but my parents worked so hard to…

  • 2016,  Friends,  Musings

    Musings: A Common Denominator

    A death, a wedding reception, and a birthday… What do they all have in common? The ability to remind me that I have chosen to surround myself with a great group of friends. I’ve been told on countless occasions that it’s rare, while simultaneously being complimented, on the strength and length of my friendships. Secretly, I’m also glad that many of them have blended together and most of the various groups of friends have all become friends. Some people may say I spread myself to thin. I appreciate your opinion, but I completely beg to differ. I chose to put a huge emphasis on friendship. This isn’t to say that…

  • 2015,  Friends,  Musings,  Wellness

    Musings: I Grew Into My Lips

    There’s always one thing……one thing that we all are self-conscious about. As a little girl, I never thought about my lips. They were just there and necessitated chapstick. I’ve always had larger, fuller lips. I was self-aware of them, but being a very naive child I wasn’t really too worried about human aesthetics or anything along those lines. I was worried about the next soccer ball I’d kick or the next softball I’d throw. It wasn’t until the end of elementary school, all through middle and high school, did I suddenly become aware that my lips were such a statement. I have no idea when I learned about what sex…