stop feeling guilty for doing something for you.

I wasn’t feeling it yesterday. I wasn’t feeling it the day before either. Sometimes I’m just not feeling things and I always feel like shit about it. I should be an awesome person today and I’m not, what’s wrong with me? Last night I had some alone time and decided to take advantage of it….

Welcome to Blogmas 2017

Happy December, For the past couple of weeks I have been seriously debating if I wanted to take on this Blogmas venture again this year. I woke up this morning and the first thing I thought was “December…Christmas….Blogmas!” & here we are. What you will find from my blogmas: Artsy fartsy holiday goodness, yummy in your…

Focus on love

“BREAKING NEWS. More than 50 killed in Las Vegas Attack. Over 400 injured in deadliest shooting in the U.S. History” was the first thing I saw walking down the stairs this morning. Las Vegas is so close to home. The shooter was even closer to home. My mind was racing of all my friends and…

Twenty-five and feelin’ alive

& here we are….alive at 25! I have been looking forward to 25 for as long as I can remember and I don’t have a reason as to why. I always knew great and big things would happen at 25, so I’m feeling pretty good today.  I have been seriously blessed this past year and have…

So now what?

After every big trip I get the question “So now what?” which is actually a question I ask myself everyday at least 3 times a day. So, I thought I would do a simple post as to what is going on in my life now and my current plans. As you may not know, I…

I’m pretty cool but I cry a lot

I often get asked how I’m so happy and positive all the time and I have a little secret I’d like to share with you, I cry a lot. My crying doesn’t always come from being sad either. I’m not secretly a sad person. I cry when I’m angry, lost, embarrassed and overwhelmed. Crying keeps me…

I’ve been hiding from you.

There’s a huge part of my image that I have been stereotyped as my entire life, which I have been able to live with up until I reached adulthood and have become a creative for a living. Always seen as the “good girl” sweetheart from Utah. This is not inaccurate. I am careful with my…

Walk with fear

During my travels I have been listening to many audiobooks. You may have heard of the award winning Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Gilbert also has an incredible book, Big Magic, which is all about creativity and creative living. There is a part of her book which I found most inspiriting, the difference between being fearless and…

Moments in black & white

Currently, I am on a month long trip between Eastern Idaho & Western Oregon. During this trip I have not only been able to experience beautiful places but most importantly connect with friends that inspire me. I often find myself in a rut of guilt when I’m not always updating others on social media, keeping…

Here’s why it’s important to get the hell out of your hometown.

It isn’t easy but it’s worth it. Since graduating high school from St. George, Utah in 2010 I have moved around a lot and currently planning another move. Although I have lived in St. G a few times as “pitstops” I have lived in Portland, Oregon…San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico…Denver, Colorado….Burlington, Vermont….San Felipe, Mexico….and currently planning…

Opening Our Minds To Creativity.

Creativity is often and unfortunately pushed to the side as something that is not the most important skill to have in our daily lives, education, and careers. Creativity has become the green beans of the Thanksgiving meal when it should be seen as the turkey (or, the cherry pie) However, creativity is much more than…

Only you can save yourself.

Let me say it loud and clear for everyone to hear in the back. ONLY YOU CAN SAVE YOURSELF. You can have thousands of dollars in your wallet. You can have 10K followers on Instagram. You can have the body every girl is dying to get this summer. You can have the most amazing man tell…