Preface: I know I promised the Thailand/honeymoon recap in my last blog post…. and I fully intend to write that this week. However, I woke up feeling a little down in the dumps today, and I know getting these feelings out of my head and into words will be therapeutic for me. So this takes priority. Since I am currently using these methods to pull … Continue reading Simple ways to pull yourself out of a bad mindset.
Hey, it’s ya girl, Lauren. Apologies for neglecting this blog for months on months. Honestly, I haven’t felt the inspiration. I lost touch with a lot of my hobbies, but what better time to revisit them than quarantine?? Let me preface this post by addressing the obvious topic- COVID-19. The state of our world, and particularly our country, is almost unbelievable. Just 3 weeks ago … Continue reading 2019 was an amazing year!
In short: I am always the one who cares more. This seems to be a common theme in my life. I don’t get invested in people easily. In fact, most people are of no interest to me. I am friendly but consider few people friends. I have acquaintances but things rarely progress past that. I wish I could be more social honestly. But that just … Continue reading The Trouble With Caring..
We are almost 4 months into 2019 (come through ARIES SEASON, my fiery self is ready to shine) and I have been slowly working towards my biggest goal of this year: to be more in control. Let me start off by saying this- I do not define being “in control” as having it together 24/7. Being “in control” doesn’t mean everything is rainbows and butterflies … Continue reading 5 Positive Mental Health Habits to Adopt
So, it’s probably no secret that I live in Orange County and like to partake in anything type of adventure that involves booze. You can usually find me toting a 40oz beer in my purse through a park or on a hike. But I have grown super fond of wine lately, and have even made my way to a few wineries. And I have officially … Continue reading South OC’s best winery!
If you’ve been reading my blog, you already know I’m a sucker for a good weekend getaway. And what better place to escape to than the polar opposite of what I have everyday in Orange County- a winter wonderland in Big Bear! I booked an incredible Airbnb near Big Bear Lake. Here’s a link to the property. Kevin was a fantastic host, communicating everything we … Continue reading Winter Wonderland in Big Bear!
Only those who’ve experienced suicidal thoughts will understand. Perhaps you’re like me. You’ve been on the “upswing” for quite awhile now. Things in your life seem to be going well. Your future excites you. Life is looking good. And then it will strike you out of nowhere. That feeling that never goes away. It always lurks in the corners of your mind. Everyone is different. … Continue reading That Feeling That Never Goes Away..
Friendships end. Relationships crash and burn. These are two timeless truths of life. Growing up, I always focused on my own pain and anger when I would lose someone close to me- whether it be from an argument, time taking it’s toll, distance or simply not being right for each other- I never tried to see my own wrongdoings or the positive insight you can … Continue reading Lessons Learned & Bridges Burned.
I can’t believe I have lived in Orange County for a year and a half without making a guide to the incredible beaches here at our disposal. I mean, most of my weekends consist of beach trips, and I am blessed to live within walking distance to Doheny State Beach. I wanted to keep this post within a realistic geographical region to where you could … Continue reading Favorite Beaches in Orange County, CA!
I am still trying to grasp the fact that 2018 is over and a new year has begun. It is stressful, exciting and inspiring. I learned so much in 2018 and have high hopes for 2019. (This year is off to a great start, clearly- double fisting holiday coffees). I believe writing some lists at the start of a new year can help set your … Continue reading Bring it on, 2019!