New year, same fabulous me

Do you find yourself searching for a reset button? Perhaps you use New Year’s resolutions as a way to commit to being a better you, but quickly realize in 364 days as you’re counting down the final seconds of the year that you have fallen short? I know I do. For example, every January, I…

4 Easy Tricks to Get You Motivated for the Gym

Discipline. It sure is tough to stick to. Especially if your life is jam-packed. During the last six months, it has been unbelievably difficult motivating myself to get to the gym. I would find every excuse in the book not to go, until I woke up a week ago and realized, “Oh wow, my wedding…

The Final Fiesta: Texas Style

It has been a little over two weeks since my bride tribe and I packed our bags, put on our cacti shirts and traveled down to Austin, Texas for my #FinalFiesta. I’m pretty sure all six of us STILL daydream about the tacos. I mean, what’s not to like?! Great food. Southern hospitality. Guaranteed sunshine….

I’ll Take an Internship over Some Job

Drip. drip. drip. I stood there, amidst the drizzle as I waited to walk out onto the field for Miami University’s graduation ceremony. I looked around the sea of red surrounding me. Thousands of spry, soon-to-be grads were celebratory in their tones, filled with relief that they’ve made it. But there was uncertainty in some…

Social Media Can Wait

If you’ve been following along, then you’d know I got engaged 11 days ago. And if you haven’t…. TADA! I’m engaged 🙂 I felt compelled to write about why we waited to make the announcement and why I highly recommend couples do the same. My fiancé and I decided to wait a few days before…

A Million Times Yes

In most little girls’ dreams, the thought of marriage crosses their minds at some point or another. Of course, I was and am one of those little girls, dreaming of the day my very own Prince Charming would come sweeping me off of my feet. And he came on January 19th, 2018. Although I’m biased,…

Be the Sunshine Mixed with a Little Hurricane

Did you wake up this morning feeling like you can conquer the world? Okay, maybe not the world, but definitely your job or your kids or whatever lies ahead… I know I did after watching the Golden Globes. #Oprah4President2020 It wasn’t her speech that fueled my motivation for today, but rather, her delivery and her…

A His & Hers Kind of Christmas

My boyfriend, Vince, recently bought a beautiful, tall Christmas tree to set up in his living room. It’s a 9-foot artificial tree with six different light settings, allowing you to choose from all white light to all multi-color to a rapid switch between the two. It’s the perfect mixture for both of our tastes –…

It’s Time We Speak Up

I’m not one to talk about politics, ever. Sure, I can join the band wagon around my family and friends, but I am normally neutral. I guess spending three years being “politically correct” and “silent” about my views outside of the pageant interviews had a little bit of an affect. But something peaked my interest…

We’re All Thinking It…

Do you believe in chance? I do. Do you believe in everything happening for a reason, as cliché as that sounds? I do. What about doing the right thing, no matter how hard or uncomfortable it might make you? I sure do. Today was one of those days.  I’m the type that typically works her…