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July 19, 2017


It's been a while since I've made a blog post. I go through creative droughts; when inspiration is lacking and routine is monotonous. Sometimes all you need is a trip, a thought, a song, a moment, or even a nap to feel that inspiration again.

A few months ago, someone asked me what my five year plan was. To be completely honest, I DON'T KNOW!

About two years ago I graduated college in New York and I thought I was going to stay out there. I wanted to find my passion, score an amazing job and live the New York dream.  So easy and glamorous right?!  God had a different plan for me.  I ended up moving back to Washington and started substitute teaching.  I don't feel called to teach though.  Don't get me wrong, teaching is such a rewarding job and I admire teachers who dedicate so much of themselves to the next generation.   From what I've experienced in the classroom, one must possess a passion for it.  Maybe I'm fulfilling the "What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?" question everyone gets asked in the fifth grade (I said I wanted to be a second grade teacher.)  At first, this revelation made me uneasy and confused because I thought, what do I do now???? 

Sometimes society, friends, and family want answers.  Sometimes we don't have answers and that's ok.

I do know that I have a passion for creating and love the creative process.

So, I've landed here.  I am 24 and don't necessarily have a concrete five year plan.  I don't have it all figured out like so many of us feel we should.  I live at home and have accepted that it won't last forever -- my parents will indeed kick me out before forever! LOL  I am so thankful for parents who welcomed me back after setting me free.  Throughout my time out of college, while teaching and blogging, I've soul searched.  I've prayed about who I should be, what career path I should pursue, who/what I should invest my time in, where I should live, if I should even be blogging...the list goes on.

I am reminded that this journey is life.  Sometimes I want answers immediately.  I am a product of my generation: Don't know the answer? Google it.  BUT I am called to be patient.  I won't ever have all the answers and I am continuously reminded to be at peace with that.  Stress and anxiety about the unknown is useless and not of God -- I am learning to enjoy and embrace the present.

With that said, I recently visited San Diego for the first time and instantly decided that if my five year plan includes moving, I will hopefully be living in San Diego (I'm trying to speak this into existence people!) The vibe, the beaches, the views and the people hypnotized me.  I stayed with my Jersey girl Emily (we met in college!), whom I can watch an obscene amount of Real Housewives, admire (her) art, and laugh about anything with. I even extended my trip a couple days.

I kinda have of thing for this beautiful, sandy city.



  1. Love these photos!

    Leah x

  2. Makes me really miss San Diego!
    Lovely photos!

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