right now, there is this lingering bittersweet feeling of sadness and joy that i can't seem to get rid of. spending this thanksgiving week and weekend with my family has been sweet. although it started off with me getting sick, we celebrated thanksgiving a day early. my sisters and i made all of our favorite fixings and the church that my mom and sister's attend was nice enough to get us a good deal on a premade turkey. we were all so ready and excited to eat that once we started eating we all of a sudden got really tired. not sure if it was all the cooking or that secret ingredient in that turkey haha. but i'm usually a several servings kind of girl (like 4!) and then i'm done for the day. luckily there were leftovers and those always taste better.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
hello! i’ve complied a few thoughts on traveling abroad solo below if interested. this may have been my first time traveling to europe and i know there are far better traveling experts than me, but i think it's always nice to hear of someone's personal experience traveling to a place that is of interest to you and getting their take on it so i wanted to share. hopefully these tips will help and encourage someone who is thinking of traveling abroad solo for the first time.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
there's that moment before leaving for work when you want to change back into you pajamas and lay back in bed with all your pillows and comfy comforter. and hold a hot cup of coffee with your favorite creamer in your favorite owl mug and read one of those books you started but haven't finished, so you snap a photo of what that moment would've been...
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
the older i've gotten the more i appreciate my little sisters. growing up as the oldest was not an easy task, especially when i had little sisters who were constantly in my stuff or in my personal business. although there's a huge age difference between us we have one big thing in common and that is our sweet tooth! i do enjoy cooking, but one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen is bake chocolate chip pumpkin cookies! it's a recipe i tried making before a couple years ago and they were missing something so i'm hoping this next try turns out a lot better.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
sharing a photo that was snapped last month when my family came to visit me and we spent the day together. it's always nice spending time with my family especially since moving out for the first time. it's like whenever we're together, our time is even more meaningful. since finding out about the cancer returning it's been a tough journey trying to keep it all together emotionally. and since that day it's been go, go, go with every day life that i don't have the opportunity to just sit and deal with my emotions about this situation. it's like every single one of us is in survival mode and we're just trying to get through each day. sometimes i am so optimistic and feel a sense of peace while other times i feel scared and anxious and don't want to deal with any of it. i think being a close knit family and having a good group of friends surrounding me has been a great support for all of us and i honestly couldn't be more proud of my sister who has to be one of the strongest people i know, second to my momma of course. ;)