COFFEE TALK | TRUTHS

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Before I share my 5 truths, how gorgeous is this hand made vintage bib necklace? I have never seen anything more fabulous! It really is a beauty. 

Now onto the real fun! Last week I was tagged by the lovely Mandy, writer + shop owner behind Waiting On Martha in her '5 Truths' post.  She shared 5 personal truths about her & then tagged me, along with 4 other bloggers to join in on the fun. So here goes nothing!

+ one:  I am by far the worst procrastinator of all time. I make lists after lists..after lists & somehow things never manage to get the important things marked off. I spend way too much time browsing the internet, playing on my iPhone, looking for inspiration, & making lists. side note: i make lists of lists. ha! so silly. 

+ two:  Back in the day ... actually only a little over a year ago was I an avid tanner + had no tans lines since I was a freshman college, slap my wrists please. thank-you! But I can safely say that I am no longer the sun-bed goddess I once was. I gave up my year round tanning cold turkey + have not touched a tanning bed since! Last summer, I think I put on a bathing suit two, maybe three times max. & I use to never wear sunscreen when I went out in the sun & now I don't leave the house without it. I am happy to be healthy & I can def see healthy changes in my skin since I stopped tanning. N still tans once in a blue moon & I get on him like white on rice every single time -- one day he will give it up!

+ three: I shave my legs every-single-time I am in the shower. & I really am not kidding. I hate the feeling of having prickly legs, especially when I have pants on. I was thinking back to what age I started shaving my legs & I was 11, going on 12 years old. My mom didn't let me start shaving until I started swimming year round in 6th grade. So, I must blame this OCDness that I have on the fact that when I was swam I wasn't allowed to shave my legs during taper, which means you grow your hair out, you wear drag suits (double up on swim suits), or wear tights in practice until the championship meet. I remember having hair on my legs that was so long that I couldn't sleep at night. So yeah, swimming you are to blame for my leg shaving OCDness.

+ four: Many of you who read my blog know that I am currently in school to be a Physicians Assistant & I graduate in only a couple months! eeek. So hard to believe that I started this little blog almost two years ago & look at where it has come is a true blessing. Some people ask how I can love medicine & then love fashion + design. Well, it is easy. I have a passion for both & honestly, when you have passion it is easy to love & do both, wholeheartedly. Even though, in only a few short months I will be sitting down to take my boards + will soon after start my career in medicine I still have bigger dreams & ambitions then many know about. This little blog of mine is only the beginning + my designing dreams could feel a room. I hope to one day be able to reach these dreams & show people that I can do anything that this little heart of mine desires, even if it different then my degree.

+ five: I am your average girl. Sometimes I wake up on the wrong side of the bed & let it affect the rest of my day. & other days I tackle the day full force + kick all the negatives to the curb. Some days I am a grouch & other days I am the bubbliest of them all. Some days I wear a smile plastered on my face hiding my true feelings, while other days my smile is a true reflection of how I am feeling. I have good habits like washing my face every night before I go to bed, waving to the driver who lets me over & giving N goodnight kisses religiously. OH & I have bad habits like not turning on the the fan in the bathroom when I take a shower, leaving my wet towel on the bed, folding clothes + not putting them where they are suppose to go, or pressing snooze eighteen too many times. I am the girl that wants girlfriends who know the meaning of what a 'true friendship' is. I have insecurities. I can be mean. I can be kind. I can be selfish. I can be selfless. I say things I regret. & sometimes I say the right things + other times I don't listen enough. I spend more money then I should & regret it later. I never get enough sleep because I never go to bed on time. I jump to conclusions & snap at N way to much. I wear my heart on my sleeve & I wear it big. My point is: I am me & very far from perfect. & this little space of mine is a reflection of who I am & what makes me smile. By no means is my life any better then any of yours & I hope I never come across that way & if I do please let me know. I truly cherish each + everyone of you more than you will ever know. So thank-you for your kind words, sweet emails & for sticking by this little ol' blog! xoxo.

Ok, so if you stuck around + made it through all my rambling. Thank-you!

YOU ARE IT GIRLS: KristinNataliaAlissaStesha, + Michaela

NOTE TO SELF: BE HAPPY


Hi sweet friends! I just wanted to drop in & say hello & that I miss you all! The last few days have been rather hectic with coming home, attending classes all day, writing papers & preparing for presentations. & on top of it all, my breaks went out in my car on Monday & my dad was going to fix them last night but the guy at the auto parts store gave me the wrong stuff & the parts have to be ordered now. Sooooo this morning I was at school at 7 am, an hour & a half before it started & I had to hitch a ride home. & the car won't be fixed until tomorrow, so I will be catching a ride with a girl in my class. Even though the last few days have been stressful + overwhelming to say the least, I am so thankful that she lives right around the corner& that she is kind enough to give me a ride home. 

Also, I am missing N. It hit me over the last view days that being close to him day in & day out now is something that I do not want to take for granted. ever. We lived a part for so long and moving in together has been such a huge change for both of us. It hasn't been a walk in the park by any means, but being away has been a blessing in disguise, because I have had time to think about all the things I need to work on personally in our relationship. With that being said, I can't wait to get back & give him a big ol' hug + smooch! ha!

I also wanted to share a little inspiration that I doodled today while in class. I keep trying to remind myself on a daily basis that my happiness is a choice & if I want to be happy then I need to be happy.

So. NOTE TO SELF: Choose to be happy every day of your life.

So go be happy, friends! xx

HAPPY WEEKEND


Hello, sweet friends! This week has been an extremely long one for THIS girl. I just can't seem to #GSD. I  make a list & maybe two things get marked off. I try to go to bed early & I can't fall asleep. I clean one area of the room & another becomes a mess. ahhh, I just can't seem to win!

Yesterday, I ended another 4 week rotation & today I am sitting down to take my FINAL end of rotation exam. I can't seem to grasp that I will be graduating in less than TWO months. EEK! I am going to be a big girl soon, big deep breath.  & it didn't help that yesterday I was one hot mess since this rotation was my absolute favorite & to top it off when I got to work the office got me a going away cake that said 'Good Luck Ashlyn' - seriously it made it that much worse!! Throughout the last four weeks, there wasn't a day that I wasn't challenged to learn something new or humbled when venturing out of my comfort zone to help counsel a patient with needs bigger than I have ever had to deal with. I really have found my calling & I am constantly praying to have the right heart + mind set for whatever opportunity comes my way. 

On another note, tomorrow I am packing up my things & heading back home for return to campus events for school until Thursday. The next week will be filled with family time, playing with my puppy Gracie & catching up with some of my best friends + I can't forget some relaxation in the mix!

What are your plans this weekend? Anything fun? 
Enjoy it loves. xx