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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

awake my soul

The past month has turned my whole life around. It's amazing to see that one area of your life can be so toxic that it spreads and infects everything else. Needless to say I'm out of that situation and on to bigger and better things. With that being said, I'm still blogging and more excited about it than ever. Blogging for me has never been about popularity, a following, or free items. It has always been for me - to keep in touch with the industry that I love, as a creative outlet, and hopefully to inspire others. 

I'm now blogging and managing social media for a footwear company and it's so exciting. The people are incredible, the product is good to work with, and the environment is positive and up-lifting. After having the lowest self esteem than I ever have professionally, this job has turned my confidence around. By the way fellow bloggers, there's a blogger program that you can be a part of - sign up HERE. :)

Whatever you do, no matter where you live or what industry you're in, NEVER let others make you feel that you are less than what you are. EVER.

This outfit was from a trip I made to Vegas a few weeks back before I started my new gig. Comfortable, relaxed, refreshed.

Top: Brandy Melville [similar]
Pants: Forever 21 [similar]
Jacket: H&M


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Saturday, March 1, 2014

we come in peace

A few weeks ago we explored Area 51 in Nevada - which is known for extraterrestrial life, sightings, and studies. While I get excited for a road trip to the 7-11 for a slice of pizza, I know this road trip will be remembered as one of my favorites of 2014. I'm a sucker for any adventure and I think it's exciting to believe in other forms of life, no matter where they may be. The truth is, anything is possible, and I'll never contest the idea of aliens. Come to think of it, we're aliens ourselves. Well, I like to think I am.

So we drove a few hours outside of Vegas, stopped at a nature reserve because I was convinced I would spot a wild bull, almost bought some super "exclusive" alien vodka from the "official" Area 51 souvenir store, grabbed a beer and a burger, and took a personal pick-up truck tour by a local in the tiny town of Rachel, and made our way back to Vegas in time to have doughnuts for dinner. All in all, it was a great day that I don't plan on forgetting anytime soon. 

Although there wasn't anything too stunningly interesting regarding extraterrestrial life out in Area 51 that day, I did learn some facts about the area. The folks in Rachel, Nevada have to drive all the way to Las Vegas just to get groceries (around 2 hours), and it gets REALLY cold out there during the winter months. Coming from the midwest, I always assumed that Nevada was all desert (which it is), but I thought it was really hot year round. Not such an educated assumption. There are also only 4 young people living in Rachel (18-26 years old) and they decorate the barbed wire fences around their double-wides with shoes. Whenever I think about wanting to live in the middle of nowhere, I'm going to remind myself of Rachel, Nevada and immediately change my mind. I liked Rachel, I could spend a few days out there (ok, maybe like 2), but living in such a remote area would drive me insane.

Anyway, I think a UFO tattoo is happening soon.

Sweater: Forever 21 [similar]
Tee: Forever 21
 Boots: Forever 21
Jeans: H&M
Scarf: American Apparel

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