Meet Minerva aka “Minnie”

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

It’s been a hot minute since I have posted anything on my little blog. I have to apologize life has yet again taken me for a roller coaster of a ride and I was not prepared for the impact it was going to make. I am back yet again and ready to wrap up this year with some *crosses fingers* amazing content. I feel inspired once again and as my semeter wraps up I will have more free time to dedicate to my blog.

So enough small talk let’s jump into the main reason why I am writting this blog post! My roomate adopted a cat and my life has never been the same. If anyone knows me in real life you all can testify that I have never been a cat lover. I didn’t dislike cats, but I never jumped out of my way to befriend one. I was more of a dog lover and that all changed in October.


*We could help but put her in a santa hat even if it only lasted for 2 minutes*

“Minnie” is a playful yet, gentle soul. She has the most quizitive gaze and enjoys her head being rubbed. She loves to stare out of our balcony window and hear all of the differnt sounds that come from outside of our apartment door.

We have officially had Minnie for a whole moth and she is one of the best things that has come into our world. Hey! Not too many exciting things happen when you are in graduate school.

Are you a cat or dog person? Any tips or tricks on how to live with a cat?

Have a great day, I will see you all on Friday.



Chit Chat: I moved & Starting Grad School

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

It feel like it’s been forever since I have written a blog post. Many of you know that I have been busy moving cities to start graduate school this fall. Most of the time I try and plan most of my activities out so I can be semi-prepared for what could/can go wrong, but with moving things are different. You are uprooting your whole life and nothing can prepare you for anything that comes your way!

For example I got to drive a UHAUL truck something I never thought I would actually ever get to do. I had some help from my family and a friend of course!

I learned that you don’t alway know what time it is while moving and sometimes a simple meals is far more appreciated than actually cooking or leaving your apartment for some crappy take out.

Overall I am finally settled! I can’t wait to share with you some of my favorite corners of my room and my desk. I am also pumped for the start of grad school next monday!

What are some tips and tricks you would like to share for others that are moving soon?

See you all on Thursday!


& Just like that everything changed.


Happy Wednesday Everyone!

This month is a very hectic month for me. I am starting to feel the stress of moving out and getting everything under control as best as I can. I have so many more things I have to do and yet not enough time to do them. I am still trying to balance my life while packing away everything I will need for this new chapter of my life.

Change has never been something I enjoy! As a little kid we moved twice and I had to start over and make new friends in two different occasions. Once we settled in VA I decide I wanted to stay for a while until I had no other option than to move. in comes furthering my education and BAM I’m moving 2.25 hours away into a big city that scares me.

I just wanted to share a few thought that have been going through my head recently and of course I always like to look at the bright side so here are a few things I have been loving!


Iced Coffee


This cute dog


Some beauty bits


Target Sandals

Normally I post three times a week and I will start scaling that down to two post a week due to all of the transitions I am doing. So instead of seeing you on Friday I will see you on Monday!

Have a great rest of your week and I will see you next Monday!


Grad School Wish List #2

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

As my start date for graduate school approaches I have been searching for things to bring into my new apartment that I will be sharing with two other lovely ladies. I want my space to feel clean and organized while being chic and stylish. I have found a few things I will be purchasing and a couple others that I am dying to have but can’t justify because of a little thing called RENT!

grad 1

Planner / Tape Dispenser / Stapler / Pencil Dispenser

grad 2

Motivation Print / Shelf / Glass Terrarium

grad 3

Pillow Cover Chair / Dresser / Eivor Cirkel Rug

I am so excited to begin planning out what I want my room to look like. As you can see I have a few different ideas from the things that I put on this wish list. I am thinking of doing a roomspiration post so you can be part of the process with me.

Have a great day and I will see you on Friday!


A Mini Update & Dealing with Change


Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Sorry I have been M.I.A this week let’s just say I have been focusing all my energy on grad school things and getting ready for my mini vacation this Friday. I want to focus this post specifically on talking about change and how I personally deal with it.

I enjoy the idea of change and all the possibility that comes with it. I am starting to realize I don’t like actually changing (or in my case moving/starting a new phase of life). I have set down roots and have had the privilege of getting to know some amazing people over the years and I won’t lie to you all I am going to miss my little community.

As I begin to slowly transition my thinking away from what I will be “loosing” (which is really hard) I will start to think of all of the potential possibility that comes with leaving everything you know and love behind. I’m currently somewhere in the middle of both of these stages, but as the summer goes by I will be ready the new adventure I will be embarking on.


I promise more fun post are on there way, but thank you for stopping by and letting me vent out my thoughts.

How do you deal with change? Any tips or advise?

Have a great day and I will see you on Friday!


Grad School Applications +Cake Batter Obsession


Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and that you are having a great start to your week so far. My weekend consisted of lots of writing, self reflecting and coming up with my personal qualities. If you guessed from the title I am applying to go to graduate school in the Fall of 2015. I will be pursuing a M.S.W and I am terrified. So far I will manage to make all three schools deadlines and that’s a huge accomplishment in it of its self.

I am at appoint in my life where I am ready for a change and this seems like the next logical step. I am extremely proud of how far I have come and know that anything else I do I am doing it for myself is an amazing feeling. I am so sorry for the lack of an interesting post today, but I have been busy trying to apply for my future.


On a brighter note I have been super obsessed with this Chapstick in Cake Batter. It smell amazing and it actually keeps my lips hydrated during this crazy cold weather we have been having.

Anyone else tried this? Are you as obsessed as I am?

I promise to have a more interesting post on Wednesday.

I hope you have a great day.


Taking a step back…


Hello lovely people!

It feel like it has been forever since I have sat down and typed a blog post for you all. Honestly, I really don’t have a good excuse as to why I haven’t sat down and posted something. I’ve just felt a bit uninspired and just wanted to lay low while I figured out what I wanted out of this little space that I have created.

I want to take more risk when it comes to what I post. I want this to be a place where I can express all the thing I am loving/the things life is throwing my way. Recently I took the decision to apply to Graduate school for next fall. This has not been a easy decision for me to make seeing that I have a really good full time job right now and I could just stay where I am.

I have learned life is not easy and taking risk and growing as a person is one of the hardest things you will have to choose to do. Am I thrilled at the though of writing papers and having my nose stuck in a book for two more years of my life? NO WAY! Will this be the best decision I could make right? I am hoping so, but I do know that it has been on my personal bucket list since I entered college and they always say “shoot for the stars” right?!

I’m glad that is off my chest! Now let’s get back to me being on her more regularly shall we.

Any tips on tackling graduate school? Any tips on moving and adjusting to a new place?

I need all the help I can get so I don’t freak out when next fall comes around!

Happy Friday Ladies and Gentlemen!


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