Things I Want Accomplish Before Turning 23

Quote of the day: “A month from now… you can either have a month of progress OR a month of excuses why you didn’t.” For the past two years I’ve created a list of things I wanted to accomplish before my upcoming birthday. Well, my 23rd birthday (November 9) is just about two months away and once again I am choosing a few things I want to fulfill. I enjoy doing this because it gives me an actual end date rather than “I want to do this at some point in my life.” Hmm so what to accomplish this year?

Travel Diary: Maui (Day 4, 5, & 6)

Welcome to the second half of my Maui vacation! If you missed the first three days, make sure to click the link: Travel Diary: Maui (Day 1, 2, & 3). I’ve been to Maui a number of times, so I can pretty much tell you all the best places to go to. I’m sure I haven’t seen EVERYTHING, but I have seen and done a lot. Vacations now are a lot more chill though, which I don’t really have a problem with. Here’s what I did the second half of my trip! Day Four (November 4): Family Photos and Paia We had a very unusual…

Travel Diary: Maui (Day 1,2, & 3)

Hawaii in November?  Unheard of in my family…except we just went! We typically go to Hawaii in the Summer and have also gone a few times during Spring, but never in November. It was such a different experience…GREAT different. I have been going to Hawaii with my family since I was in diapers. I honestly think I’ve been to Hawaii more than fifteen times in my life and it’s my favorite place…specifically Maui. We’ve also been Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island, but Maui is our absolute favorite. If you haven’t been to Maui, I hope this post inspires you to go ASAP. Today, I…

Travel Diary: Laguna Beach

My mom, sister, and I decided to take a little girls trip to Southern California. More specifically we went to Orange County. The weather was amazing, the people were nice, and the scenery was BEAUTIFUL. This trip was really fun and a perfect way to end summer. Where We Stayed We stayed at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point. Funny story about this hotel. I found it last year when I went down to Southern California because I really wanted to go use the gym. I snuck into the gym… I’m so sneaky! One year later, I got to stay at the hotel! This…

A Week In My Life

I just got back from visiting my boyfriend in Portland, Oregon! About a month ago Drew came to visit me in the Bay Area, so now it was my turn to visit him and have him show me all around. I honestly had the best week ever and we didn’t even fight… which is honestly surprising for us. It was the BEST! Here’s a little of what we did in Portland. Saturday I had a really early flight to Portland Saturday morning because I wanted to spend max time with Drew. When he picked me up, we went straight to his house and talked for…