2 Year Anniversary of 1SE

I think it's already pretty obvious that I am a sentimentalist.

So when I realized that it had already been 2 years since I finished my 1 Second Everyday I couldn't help but watch the video like 5 times. 

I've been missing my college life a lot recently but after watching this I realize my life is still pretty much the same... I still watch the same amount of Netflix & eat the same amount of Chick-fil-a!


Day of Love

podcasts have become my number 1! And a current favorite is Modern Love

This week they had a special Valentines episode in which people shared their favorite quotes about love. I loved this so so much. Especially because it showed that love means many different things to many different people. Love isn't only for a spouse or a boyfriend. Love can and should be shared with anyone and everyone.

The 2 quotes that stood out to me the most were these 2:

not wanting me.
the beginning of me.
wanting myself.
thank you.- “the hurt” from poet Nayyirah Waheed

You are what you love, not what loves you. – from the 2002 film, “Adaptation”

You can find more from the episode here! And heres to feeling the love every single day. Whether that be from yourself, a loved one, or even a stranger!


The End of Small Talk.

"How could I go from the deep connection I had with Alejandra to discussing bus schedules and weather patterns?"

This is everything I have been telling people and thinking about for such a long time.
I took notes and want to talk deeper with others.



Ever since graduating college and getting a real job (which ties me to a desk 85% of the time....)
I have felt a nagging need for more creativity in my life.
I don't know if I have enough creativity juices in my body to make me chase after 100% purely creative jobs... I also don't have any experience and I definitely have the fear of rejection that would come with trying.

I've just always struggled with finding a middle ground using both sides of my brain.

But the other night as I was getting ready to go the gym I made a rash decision to whip out my doodle pad and just see what would come out...

Background: this year, in an attempt to limit my spending habits, I have been taking a picture of myself/my outfits every day. This may sound strange or egotistical but its seriously working. And I think it will be interesting to see my style/myself change throughout the year.

So I just started doodling on each of my pictures I've taken so far this year. And I loved it and was occupied for hoursssss (obviously the gym didn't happen).

I need a lot of practice, and I'm not necessarily in love the look of all of them but I think they will get better as the year goes along. But it's fun to draw inspiration from my outfits and see what comes to mind. Did an angel come to mind? Yes. So maybe I drew myself as an angel....

Don't worry... I have since cleaned my mirror.

We will see how far this attempt at curating a more creative life goes. Maybe that's my new years resolution??? My secret (not so secret) Instagram account has also been helping.

I'll add that resolution to my list along with "Support and love people even when you disagree with their choices".


What a blessed time to be alive!!!

I mostly needed a place to keep all of my favorites in one place...
But also unless you live under a rock... I am sure you've seen at least one of these...


2015: The Selfish Year

One year ago, i had someone try and tell me who I was and what I felt. This person happened to be upset with me not wanting to date them lololol & so began my year of not having to do things that I didn't want to do (ex: date).

I decided 2015 to be a year of me. A year in which I did what I wanted without taking too many opinions of others or worrying what others would think. Cue: chopping off my hair & booking flights to europe on a whim. It just so happened to be one of the best years of my life.
It was a year that I wasn't filled with worry about school or dating or being liked.
It was the year I decided to not take social media seriously and post what I wanted... when I wanted.
It was the year I decided it was time to attend church to gain a testimony as opposed to gain friends/boyfriends.
It was the year I realized that I really am capable of being loved and loving others.
It was the year I was really able to enjoy the people in my life.

This year was still hard. All of those things did not come easy. I had some pretty emotional and trying months, but I feel good with where I am. I feel ready to conquer this next year. I feel much less scared of change and more prepared for what lies ahead.

& now... a really short (as short as i could) compilation of my life through photographs of my happiest/not happiest times of 2015.


Real life diners & real life love! There's really nothing better than being a witness of love, am I right?


Birthday month with my greatest loves!


That time me & megan hopped in our car for the quickest road trip to vegas strictly for shake shack.
& BYE HAIR (bad photo but first photo of my hairless head)


The first time traveling alone. It almost freaked me out how much I enjoyed it, doing what I wanted when I wanted and having a whole hotel room to myself!!!!


Moving to Salt Lake... best move. Especially when it came to my goal of going to church for the sole purpose of going to church. I have had the best experiences in my ward in Salt Lake. 


I mostly just thought these photos in my phone were too hilarious not to post next to each other. Because really... is this not social media life vs real life????


The month I went to Hawaii and felt so comfortable and confident in a swimsuit it almost freaked me out. 3 cheers for that!


I remember this month being a hard one emotionally for even more reasons than my sister/bff leaving me. I had numerous friends listen to me cry via text, phone, or in my car late at night. So sometimes you have to trade in your all black wardrobe and wear a pink shirt to try and cheer you up.


The month I found true love in Brandon Flowers.


When traveling with friends and Europe became my everything


Busy at work, busy at home, busy with friends. November was just busy. 


The real month of love in my eyes. I love being with my loved ones non stop. I love gifting to show my love. I love love. 

This was a year of love. That is for sure.

Speaking of love.... I'd like to end this post now with a video to also show the love. As if all of these photos weren't enough. 

(& a few non snapchats and maybe ONE dubsmash...)


Da reason for da season!

This is really just a picture dump of memories from the last couple weeks... 
they've been really busy and really great!

real thanksgiving... 
we had a quick change of plans & stayed in utah and enjoyed a nice homemade meal made by the chefs @ sundance!
it was weird without our redheaded step child... that is for sure.

Thanksgiving also brought our possy/squad/group/club/gang/etc. back together!
i feel we are all our best selves- our funniest most vulnerable selves when we are together.
we have no secrets and no topic is off limits.
also- we played a rough estimate of 976 hours of a game called Fibbage. 
ITS SO GREAT! Cant even wait to play for 8723 more hours this Christmas!

when your friends become pregnant they will start inviting you to do domestic things
thankfully being domestic comes super naturally to rachel, jamie, and myself

& a cute Christmas party with cute friends

Also with a cute photobooth...

& last but not least... our 2nd annual Grillz christmas!
A night where we get to enjoy the talents of Linda while laughing and gossiping
we also exchange presents, cry while reading kind notes, and sing karaoke till our voices are gone.