A whole new meaning to Orange County.

This Labor Day, we went on a 2-day mountain camping getaway in the San Bernadino National Forest (camping/dining review coming later this week) and we ended our trip with a stop in Lake Forest. Yes, you read that right- the beautiful location of these photos is in LAKE FOREST. To get here, simply look up Whiting Ranch Wilderness Preserve! You can pay $3 to park … Continue reading A whole new meaning to Orange County.

The trouble with overthinking.

Today was a pretty great day. My department had our first team bonding outing, we went boating on the beautiful Pacific Ocean along the California coast. We sipped wine, lounged on a yacht and had a delicious lunch. Although I have found my job to be stressful and overwhelming at times, I felt happy and at ease today. When I got home, the overthinking began. … Continue reading The trouble with overthinking.

Secret Swings of San Diego!

I have always loved finding beautiful spots that are lesser known to the public. Any spot that is somewhat sketchy or hard to locate- I’m down for. A few months ago, I spent a day in Malibu trying to locate a secret swing, and the challenge of it all transformed into an odd hobby for me- finding off-the-grid and super unique vistas/lookouts/spots (particularly, ones with … Continue reading Secret Swings of San Diego!

A Day in Historic Downtown San Juan Capistrano.

Today we ventured over to the beautiful Historic Downtown San Juan Capistrano for the first time and boy, it did not disappoint. First stop: Hennessey’s. We decided it’d be best to start our day with a drink (a nice Amber on draft for me and an Old Fashioned for Austin). It was so calm and breezy on the patio, it was perfect. Next, we headed … Continue reading A Day in Historic Downtown San Juan Capistrano.

It really is the little things.

Earlier this week- Monday morning, to be exact- I came to a pivotal realization. I’ve been struggling with how others treat me, and I’ve allowed myself to be consumed emotionally by situations that are completely out of my control. I woke up Monday morning at 3:45 a.m. and was unable to fall back to sleep due to crippling stress and what ultimately turned into a … Continue reading It really is the little things.

Today is my 1 year blogging anniversary!

Happy 1 year of putting my feelings into words! This has been deeply therapeutic for me, I love being able to release my stress, fear, and emotions into this blog. It pushes me to be creative, to really get in touch with myself mentally- and it has been a huge blessing for me. I started this blog when I was feeling extremely alone, and it … Continue reading Today is my 1 year blogging anniversary!

Secret cliffside swing with a skyline view.

The more and more I travel into Los Angeles, the deeper my love for the city grows. There is a fun, unexpected adventure around nearly every corner. But this secret swing definitely makes it into my top 10 coolest hidden gems list. Which… is a list I should actually finalize and turn into an epic blog post. Stay tuned for that… 💭 I had just … Continue reading Secret cliffside swing with a skyline view.

Embracing life’s little disasters.

You know those mornings where you’re exhausted and somehow the world knows that and decides to take a giant crap on your routine? Yeah. Imagine running late to work and dropping deep pink lipstick on your white pants. In the grand scheme of things, that’s totally trivial. But in the moment, on that day, it was disastrous. I panicked and came home to change. And … Continue reading Embracing life’s little disasters.