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I know I’ve been a little quiet on the blog this month and for that I apologize.

Not to go into any great detail, bottom line is, it’s been a rough month. Several unexpected things have popped up that have pretty much sucked. Yet, such is life.

There’s always valleys and mountaintops to conquer. It’s through those ominous valleys in which we get stretched and grow as a person. And, somehow, at the end of the day I fully believe there’s a purpose and a reason for it all. I may not understand but i trust that everything’s going to work out and be ok.

For the last couple of weeks the quote at the top has come to mind. Sometimes you just need a reminder to have a bit of courage. The circumstances won’t last forever and if you don’t give up you’ll be stronger for it in the end.




Happy New Year!


I do love this quote! I hope that you do have an incredible year and that you do something that you’ve always been afraid to do.

May you explore new places and discover something new about yourself.

Create. Dream. Explore.

Much love y’all.


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Do you ever just read something and it jumps out at you? This is one quote that I absolutely love.

I feel like so many times we don’t do things because we let fear and the unknown paralyze us. I can see it in people around me that have just settled and gone the safe route because they were afraid to fail. And yeah, sometimes you will fall flat on your ass but that’s never the end of it all.

I moved to Australia and felt like I completely screwed it up at the end of the time that I was there but now I can look back and see how it’s all worked out and how if it hadn’t ended I would have just stayed stuck in one spot. I learned so much from that whole experience that I will forever treasure in my heart.

All that to say, you never know what may happen. The things that scare us the most usually turn out to be some of the most amazing things that we could live through. What if you do fail? So what. But what if you don’t? What if you flourish and see your dreams come true?

At the end of the day at the very least you’ll have some damn good stories to tell. I challenge you though, What is it in your heart to do? Why don’t you take that leap already?

I double dog dare you!

#WanderlustWednesday: Savannah

This week I thought I would bring it back State side to the South.


Savannah is one of the oldest cities in the South, rich with history and culture. Known for it’s Southern Hospitality, Savannah has been called the “Hostess City of the South”.  The city is made up of 24 different plazas (or squares) that were all strategically placed. The downtown area of the city is one of the nations largest National Historic Landmark Districts. The architecture of the city varies in several different styles such as Federal, Georgian, Gothic Revival, Greek Revival, Italianate, Regency, Victorian, and Colonial, which attracts many people all the time.

Savannah is known to be an eclectic city, full of different scenes. Not only is it rich in history but it also has quite a large design and art community. They have all kinds of art, music and film festivals throughout the year. Savannah has a style  all of its own.

And that is why I must go! I cannot wait to go and wander around Savannah and see what I find. For now, these pictures will just have to do…

















#WanderlustWednesday: Randoms

Hey guys!

Hope you’re having a fantastic week!

This week is CMA Fest in Nashville. Most people aren’t really familiar with it. Basically, this whole week here in Nashville, there are just about every and all kinds of concerts and events. Thursday through Sunday at LP Field, they have concerts every night with the biggest names in country music. During the day, there are heaps of events and shows all around town. Basically, its a country music fans heaven.

I, being a fan of country music, have dreamed of being a part of CMA Fest for years. Thankfully one of my co-workers had an extra ticket so you best believe I snatched that up as soon as I found out about it.

Also, seeing as I work at the Grand Ole Opry, it is also a big week for us there. Between my two jobs and CMA Fest, this week is crazy busy for me. I am super excited for all the events but I’m already tired, haha. I haven’t had much time to work on the post, so for this week’s #WanderlustWednesday, I thought that I would just share some of the pictures and quotes that keep me dreaming of travel.















Just a bit of inspiration for the week. May you continually explore this beautiful world, learn from new people and do incredible things.

Love ya’s!




I, being an avid instagramer, occasionally will participate in the #throwbackthursdays, #mancrushmonday or the always faithful #flashbackfriday but then I came across #WanderlustWednesday. Instantly I was hooked. Anything that has to do with inspiring travel makes my heart happy.

Last week I posted a picture from Charleston, SC. As I was looking for the “right picture” to post I started to read about the city and I thought of why not making it an actual blog post. I must confess, I am a nerd and I love learning about the history and cultures of different towns/states/countries, etc. So this is my attempt at doing something more consistent with this blog and hopefully inspiring others to get out there and explore this amazing planet that we live on.

Now on to my first pick, Oaxaca, Mexico. (It’s pronounced wah-ha-kah. My 8th grade Spanish teacher pronounced it Oh-ah-chaka. It drove me absolutely insane and you best believe I rose my had and corrected her every time…but that’s beside the point.)


For those that may not know, my mother is originally from Mexico. As a little girl, I grew up going to Mexico all the time. All of her family use to live down there, so for any holiday, off to abuela’s we would go. They lived in Mexicali, which is on the border in between California and Arizona. Border towns are not the greatest places to visit. Unfortunately most of them have become run down and full of drama with all that’s going on between our borders. I haven’t traveled throughout Mexico as I would like to. I would love to know more about the other half of heritage. Each part has its own traditions and food.

What I would do to do a culinary trip all throughout Mexico and being the wannabe foodie that I am, I am a big fan of chef Rick Bayless. Here’s this white guy from Chicago who speaks better Spanish and knows more about the culture than I do. On Saturday’s he has a show on PBS where he cooks recipes from his travels around mexico or items out of his menus from his various restaurants. He shows scenes from mexico and his encounters with locals. He goes into the history and stories of various locations and local plates. He has been in Oaxaca several times on the show and every time I see it, I just want to get on a plane and fly straight there.


It’s because of him that I have added Oaxaca to my list of places I must go to. Oaxaca is filled with its colorful culture, unique foods and stunning architecture. The landscape ranges from its beautiful white sand beaches to vast mountains. The ruins of the Zapotec still remain of times past. The gold encrusted ornate churches loom in the skyline. The markets filled with multitudes of goods from food to chocolate to the locally made home goods. The moles and the mezcal that are so famous from the area. Each sharing the differences and the beauty that make up the land. It’s a place for foodies and those who truly enjoy the beauty of different cultures. For more details and information, check out http://travel.cnn.com/6-reasons-visit-oaxaca-954911