• Beach Reads 2021
    Book Lists,  Books

    Top 10 Books to Read at the Beach

    It officially summer, and I have very mixed feelings about it, so I’m trying to cheer myself up with the thought of reading lots of books by the pool this year. I don’t think I’ll be making any trips to the beach with a few weddings on the horizon, but I will be moving to a new apartment with a fancy salt water pool, so you bet your butt I’ll be taking advantage of that. If you are going to the beach though, these are some must reads while you’re there. Let’s get started! one | Beach Read by Emily Henry Duh. January and Augustus can’t write a single word. Which is…

  • Malibu Rising Book Review
    Book Reviews,  Books

    Malibu Rising | A Book Review

    Taylor Jenkins Reid’s latest published work on shelves now, and you’d be a fool not to pick it up. If you’ve been here for a while, you know how much I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & the Six, and Malibu Rising is another Reid hit to add to the shelves. The Riva family is kind of famous. Not only are a few of them pro-surfers and models, but they throw the wildest beach party every summer that anyone who is anyone always makes sure to attend. This year though, things are different. This year, by 8 a.m., everything is up in flames. Reid tells the timeless story of…

  • Catching My Eye 06.11.21
    Catching My Eye,  Lifestyle

    Catching My Eye | 06.11.21

    Happy Friday! I had a good week. Anyone else? It’s been awhile since I’ve felt this good, and I’m terrified it’s going to go away (that’s anxiety for you), but I’m soaking it up while I can. This week was jam-packed with meetings, networking events, and late nights of work, but it’s all worth it. this week’s good things: I joined a Nashville bookstagram book club, I’m not as tired this week, I worked our four times this week. one | the power of thought I loved this article about how some people are scared to be happy because the world is such a dark place. But actually, acting happy and working to…

  • Spring Favorites 2021
    Favorites,  Lifestyle

    Spring Favorites | 2021

    I can’t believe it’s already summer here in Nashville. The months are flying by, especially since life is really returning “back to normal” with vaccines being widely available and the warm weather here to stay. I’m wrapping up a few things I loved over the last few months with a spring favorites list. Let’s get started! one | mood boards I create mood boards every month and create a type of collage in my planner. Not only do I love curating the images, but I love scrapbooking them into my daily routine. Being reminded of the things I’m inspired by on a regular basis is a great way to live.…

  • Books to Read During Pride Month
    Book Lists,  Books

    Books to Read During Pride Month (And Year Long) | 2021

    Happy Pride! This month, I’m sending love to those that are out and proud, those finding their safe spaces to explore themselves, those still figuring it out, and everyone in between. I’ve rounded up a few books I’ve read or plan to read that I think showcase the varied experiences someone can have in life. Please note, I do identify as she/her and as straight, so please support LGBTQ creators and authors as much as possible this month! one | Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz Aristotle and Dante don’t fit in. Aristotle is angry at the world, and Dante is a know-it-all. But…

  • Catching My Eye 6.04.20
    Catching My Eye,  Lifestyle

    Catching My Eye | 06.04.21

    Happy Friday! It was my first week back in the office since last March, and boy did it exhaust me! I went to a networking event last night, I got home, and I just cried from how bone-tired I was. It’s okay. All of this is going to be an adjustment, but we are in it together right? I shared some behind the scenes on my Instagram about how I’ve been feeling the last few weeks, but I’m trying to focus on the good things. this week’s good things: We’re back in the office for work and it’s nice to collaborate in person, I got back in the gym twice this week,…

  • June 2021 Goals
    Lifestyle,  Personal

    June Goals & A May Update | 2021

    We are almost halfway through the year which means it’s time to reestablish some of our goals! My boyfriend and I had our six-month check-in this weekend to reassess some of our annual goals, and it was a nice little reset to make sure we are going into the next six months of the year with fresh eyes and accurate goals. May was a pretty good month for me, and I’m excited to see what June holds. Let’s get started! May 2021 Goals one | take a day, and do nothing Mission accomplished, but not without the help of my boyfriend. He reminded me that sometimes we need to take…

  • Books I Read in May 2021
    Books,  Monthly Wrap Ups

    Books I Read In May | 2021

    Happy June! I read such a wide variety of books in May, and I powered through a few library reads that I really enjoyed. From the number one book on TikTok to a local author’s first published work, I read seven books in May. Let’s get started! one | In Five Years by Rebecca Serle — Audiobook Dani has it all figured out. Down the specific day she will get married, she’s been mapping out her life since the moment it came crashing down. But, on the night of her engagement, everything changes. She’s somehow transported five years into the future, and she’s not with her new fiancé, but a…

  • Catching My Eye 5.21.21
    Catching My Eye,  Lifestyle,  Uncategorized

    Catching My Eye | 05.21.21

    Happy Friday! This week feels like it flew by. I was sick at the beginning of the week — we can thank everyone leaving their houses for the first time in over a year for that — so, I was really just focused on getting better the first three days of the week. I’m really looking forward to this weekend — it’s going to be a busy one, but I think it will be really rewarding. this week’s good things: I don’t have COVID, I get to talk to kids today about taking their future in their hands, I attended an author event last night that was amazing. Let’s get started!…

  • Graduation

    It’s Been Four Years…

    It’s been four years since I walked across the Elon University graduation stage. Four years that honestly flew by faster than I ever could have anticipated. I wanted to do a little bit of a reflection post to share what I learned in this time and how the real world isn’t all that scary. Let’s get started! What I’ve learned since graduating is… one | the world is so much bigger than you think it is If you let it, the world will show you exactly where you need to be, and you will experience so much more than you ever imagined. When I graduated, I couldn’t image life outside…