optimism

My Evolution Of Optimism

Does anyone else agree that your twenties are basically just a broken record of feeling like you know EXACTLY who you are and what you want only to find that a year later you look back and say, “what the hell was I thinking?” Or, am I the only one? I knew for about year before the blog launched that I wanted to start blogging, so naturally I started doing some writing. I just found this post written from about a…

Skin

7 Tips For Glowing Skin

We only of one body, one set of skin, and taking care of it is not only necessary but can actually be uplifting. I don’t know about you but I feel worlds better about myself when I know that I am actively doing things to take care of my body. There is just something about enhancing natural, makeup free beauty that makes me feel more confident about myself. Which is why I got together with my friend Calli - at The…

mom

Dear Mom, Incase I Don’t Tell You Enough

Dear Mom, Well first off, thank you for bringing me into this world. That whole giving birth thing sounds AWFUL, I can't imagine the pain you endured to give me life. You are the strongest person I know. Thank you for showing me what it means to be selfless and to care deeply about other people. Thank you for building me up and laying the foundation of my self esteem. Thank you for teaching me your beliefs and values, but encouraging…

Woke Up In New Mexico

What kind of crazy people keep a bag packed for a week, ready to leave town at the drop of a hat – then, within an hour, coordinate a 6 person caravan at 4 pm in the afternoon and drive all through the night, arriving at 2:30am in the morning… To Albuquerque, New Mexico? The answer is, my family - a bunch of crazy people. My family is the biggest, craziest, most supportive, loyal and unreasonably loving collection of people…

happy

Why Being Happy Should Be Your Number One Priority

You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be, enjoy the moment, blah blah blah – I know, we’ve heard it before. But have you ever really, seriously tried it? A little over a year ago I was enthusiastically happy about where I was going, but I was terribly unhappy with where I was. All the goals were written out, the plan was in place, and let me tell you the future was looking very bright. Problem was I woke up anxious,…

Finding Confidence
Perfect

Why I Gave Up Trying To Be Perfect

  Perfectionism is most certainly the killer of dreams, or am I the only one who has let not being the best or good enough stop me from even trying? There are so many times when I’ve taken myself out of the game, because my mind told me I wasn’t ready yet. I would sit back and try to work everything out in my head so that it was absolutely perfect, learn and prepare enough so that I was perfectly…

Kaohs Swim

On Island Time – Royal Caribbean Cruise

We recently spent a week cruising through the Caribbean. Believe it or not it was my first time out of the country, besides a few trips to Mexico. I know, so sad! I've been almost everywhere in the US, but I definitely need to explore the world more. We flew into Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday and stayed the night there. Could barely sleep we were so excited. Sunday morning we headed straight to the port to board Royal Caribbean's Allure Of The…