An escape

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway last week. The winner of the Cambridge Satchel Co. “Tiny” Satchel is @chrrrista_ct, who is one of the faces of the blog Gardenias & Mint, which is one of the first blogs I followed when I started mine. I highly recommend checking it out for hair and outfit inspiration and unique Etsy finds!

I asked the question, “How have you changed in the past 2 years?” as a second entry for the bag, and I was amazed by how much people had changed in such a short amount of time. Some had behavioral changes, others are now the proud owner of a master’s degree, great job or car. Others quit bad habits or are coming to terms with the reality of life.

In the past 2 years, I have become a better conversationalist, I have been monetarily supporting more artists I enjoy and I finally got my license. I used to be so scared of driving, and was convinced it would never happen for me. Now I can make my own trips to the grocery store and run errands like a normal adult. It’s freeing.






Dress: ASOS
Cardigan: Forever 21
Boots: Forever 21
Necklace: Forever 21

Always on my phone. If there’s something I wish I could change in the next 2 years, it would be my dependency on my phone. Despite knowing how to get my places, and having no real reason to check Instagram every 5 minutes, I feel this need to double-check myself. Just today I considered turning around to get my phone when I realized I had forgotten it on my way to the grocery store. It irks me when people keep their phone on the table when out at a bar or restaurant with someone. Let’s focus on ourselves and each other.

I’m talking out of my ass. I will probably continue to abuse the convenience of my phone. How else am I supposed to watch Rachel and Jun and practice German on Duolingo? How will I know which food trucks are in my area, or if someone dropped the price of an item I’m interested in on Poshmark?

I need to get a life.

  • So excited about this!! Thanks so much! Love following your blog as well πŸ™‚

    xo Christa |

  • HAHA! We shall all get a life together! πŸ™‚

    Real Life Nerd //

  • AH! I always thought I was a weirdo because I feared driving and it took me until AFTER I graduated from college to finally get my license. But I’m seeing more and more people who figured it out a lot later in life. I’m still horribly freaked out by it and I really should stop avoiding it so I can get around more easily. Cute dress by the way! I know you’re enjoying this cool weather Houston has finally gifted us before you jet off to Germany.