Miscellaneous Musings | Vol. 1

Sometimes, actually most times, I feel like I can't find the right words for this little ol' blog of mine. I think that is something I struggle with on more days then not. I want my thoughts, words, blog .... life to be perfect (like coming up with the blog post title, ugh!). & the honest fact is it isn't perfect & it never will be. I think back to the main reason I started this blog & it was to keep track of my journey throughout PA school. It turned into something more quickly & I ran with it .. & I loved it! It was everything to me. Over the last 4 years, I go round + round with what I want my blog to be or find myself wishing it was more than what it has become. I strive to be the very best & it is scary when you have put so much time + effort into something & watch it fail .. according to your own standards.

I consider September to be a fresh start. Newness has always started in September. I want to get back to the main reason why I started this blog ... to keep track of my journey. I have made it through PA school, passed my boards & am now doing my dream job. Things have changed. I have changed. This life is worth documenting, so that's what I want to do. I am going to document the happiness, the sadness, the inspiration that inspires me daily, the beauty & the fashion. So stick around. xo


Currently Inspired By

Jacey Dupree, writer behind Damsel In Dior is gorgeous ... inside + out. I started watching her a snap chats a while back + have been obsessed since. I admire her honesty. Her sarcasm. Her style is impeccable. Her class is what I long for. & I wish I could travel the world like her. Until then I will live vicariously through her snapchats! • Tumblr is a big giant black hole of inspiration ... it made me purchase a pair of Adidas Superstars over the weekend. #tumblrmademedoit • Green plants are taking over my office desk ... the kitchen ... the house. The more I buy the more I want. Monstera leaves are cheap + they don't die overnight if you don't water them (probably because they don't have to be watered. win/win!) • Wanna feel amazing in a pair of jeans, then you need these because they make you feel skinny. Don't believe me, try a pair on for yourself. • Living these words. Let Go.

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THE DELIGHTFUL DETAILS: Hawaii

Bloody Mary's in Flight to Honolulu

Bloody Mary's in Flight to Honolulu

Waimanalo Bay Beach, Hawaii

Waimanalo Bay Beach, Hawaii

The Modern Honolulu Hotel where we got to see a surprise performance by O.A.R.

The Modern Honolulu Hotel where we got to see a surprise performance by O.A.R.

Palm Trees, Waikiki Beach

Palm Trees, Waikiki Beach

My favorite striped one piece swim suit + West Elm towel

My favorite striped one piece swim suit + West Elm towel

The view from Hole 13 at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course on 4th of July.

The view from Hole 13 at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course on 4th of July.

Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial

Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial

Relaxing on the Kaneohe Sandbar with good friends.

Relaxing on the Kaneohe Sandbar with good friends.

Me + the other half enjoying a day out on the boat.

Me + the other half enjoying a day out on the boat.

Good friends are hard to find. Glad I have this one in my life. Love you  Moe !

Good friends are hard to find. Glad I have this one in my life. Love you Moe!

A day on the golf course ... riding shot gun!

A day on the golf course ... riding shot gun!

The boat life!

The boat life!

Waimanalo Sunset

Waimanalo Sunset

Cruising in the Jeep on our last full day in Hawaii.

Cruising in the Jeep on our last full day in Hawaii.

Waimanalo Sunrise

Waimanalo Sunrise

LIVING MY LIFE THROUGH ONE DELIGHTFUL DETAIL AT A TIME.

Hello friends! Long time no chat, right? I really am deeply sorry for leaving all you wonderful people out of loop but it felt so good to get away, recoup + re-energize. Life gets hectic sometimes and even when you think things will start to slow down a bit they don't. 

A few weeks ago N + I spent some much needed time away on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. It truly was pure magic & pictures honestly don't do it any justice. We were blessed to have good friends that lived on the island + would host us during our stay - Moe + Travis

N + I spent most of our days with no definite plans. We did whatever we wanted to do when we wanted to do it. We ate what we wanted too (lots of Acai bowls, shaved ice + malasadas), took naps when we wanted too & explored the island until we couldn't hold our heads up at night. The 10 days we spent in Hawaii was so much better than we ever expected + coming home was hard & quite frankly depressing. We even tried to finagle a way for us to stay longer or hey, move there. But that wasn't in the cards. 

Spending time in Waimanalo with good friends + my better half was just what I needed to get inspired again. I hope to be back to blogging at least 3-4 x a week, work schedule permitting. I truly do love this little nook of mine & what keeps me coming back is all the readers whom I've enjoyed getting to know. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Now tell me! What have all of you been up too? Spill it :)

Coffee Talk

Pretty Stack of Magazines and Coffee

Hello Thursday! & Hello to another Coffee Talk. Let's get to it!*

FEELING: Oh So Tired! I feel like I am running on zero ounces of energy, which I am. I don't mean to complain, but I really am just not use to this whole go-go-go thing. I am sure it will get easier over the next couple weeks, but man is it draining. 

THINKING ABOUT: Last week, my best friend Holly's sister in law's husband  passed away in a snowmobiling accident. His new wife, Tyler is 5 months pregnant with their little boy. My heart has been in absolute shambles since I heard the news. More details here. But really this tragedy has really put things into perspective for me - you really have no clue when someone you love dearly won't be there to give you that bear hug when you need it, that laugh when all you have is tears or that i love you when you don't love yourself. Tell someone you love them today!

LISTENING TO: I haven't talked to my sweet mom in a couple days & I am missing her. I think I will give her a call tonight to catch up on life .... & maybe convince her to come visit me :)

WATCHING: Yesterday before the work day started my co-worker & I watched this hilarious video, that I am sure you all have seen or heard of. It was a great start to the work day. & now I can't stop saying "you so preeeeetttyyyy." 

EATING: Gogurt, coffee and microwavable lunches. It really isn't healthy, but it get's the job done. Next week, real food will slowly be added into my diet. ha! If you wish you share any easy recipes for lunch please do... I am all ears!

READING: I love reading Matchbook Magazine & if you haven't heard the news, but this is their last issue. Sad Face.

THANKFUL FOR: My new job. Seriously I can't say it enough. I am so blessed. 

LOVING: DC has finally made a turn for the best & Spring weather has arrived. Now I can't say that it is here to stay, but this weeks weather has been amazing to say the least. You don't have to wear a down parka, 2 sweatshirts, tights + pants, a hat + scarf just to keep warm .. maybe I am exaggerating a tad bit, but I love this weather. Bring on Spring!

Now tell me, how has your week been! Share the details! xo