Hello 30!

Wow! Today is my 30th Birthday. As I write the words it barely feels real. 


30 used to be my scary age..maybe it still is. But because I feel so happy with where my life is right now at 30…it doesn’t feel so scary after all. 

Age really is just a number. It feels like yesterday I turned 21 and even though things have changed, many things have still stayed the same too. 

When I look back at my 20’s I’m flooded with amazing memories.  I got to experience: (in no particular order)

  • Moving to a big new city
  • Traveling to New York, Chicago, and Hawaii
  • Online dating…. I did it all. Okcupid, Plenty of Fish, Tinder. 
  • Random make-outs on the beach
  • Girls weekends/getaways in Palm Springs, Laguna Beach, Vegas, San Francisco, Temecula
  • Sorority life
  • Graduating college
  • Interning for Ryan Seacrest and blogging all about celebrity news
  • Living in all the different areas of Los Angeles: Hollywood, Culver City, Marina Del Rey
  • Dancing, drinking, partying, making bad decisions
  • Night classes at UCLA and Santa Monica College 
  • Watching many  of my close friends get married
  • Making new and long-lasting friendships
  • Crying over heart break
  • Working in accounting/ business management and learning there’s a whole other world out there of super wealthy people
  • Falling in love

I think being in your 20’s is all about finding yourself and turning yourself into the kind of adult human you want to be. ha.
You are thrown into the adult world and there’s still a part of you that wants to have fun and rage but also focus and figure out where you want your life to lead and who you want to become. I definitely worked hard and played hard and feel I was able to keep a good balance. 

If my now 30 year-old self could tell my 20 year-old self anything it would probably be “Just enjoy life! Be kind to everyone, have fun, dont cry over boys because they won’t mean anything to you in a few months. And stop thinking that you will never find love. You WILL! Just wait and see! Also, take these next few years to focus on yourself because once you REALLY need to grow up, it may be too late to partake in those fun crazy times. And you will never get those opportunities or moments again.”

Things I’m leaving behind in my 20s:

  • Dating
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Reading “Things You Need to Learn in Your 20s” articles haha
  • Sleeping around with random dudes
  • Not saving money

So there you have it!! Happy 30th Birthday to me! Excited to see what my 30s bring!

And just like that…. I’m 30.

Happy Birthday to me!! Goodbye 20s and hello 30s!



The picture above I took of myself enjoying a mimosa with friends the morning of Jan 1st. It was a wonderful way to start off the New Year!
Looking back at old posts, it seems 2014 started off like every other year starts off for me. My goals were to eat healthy and go the the gym.
I so badly want to be in shape and be skinny but stupid food always wins the battle!! Also last year my other resoultion was to write down things that make me happy randomly throughout the year on a piece of paper and put them in a mason jar.

Well surprise surprise… My mason jar is empty. I would think about doing this throughout the year but I would always get distracted and forget to write it down. It’s such a nice idea though! Now that a year has passed, it would have been so fun if I followed through with it. haha

2014 was an awesome year for me. Highlights include:
*Olivias Bachelorette party in Vegas
*Olivia’s wedding in Maui
*Losing 10 lbs for Olivia’s wedding. I had never been so disciplined!
*Girls weekend in Vegas where I met the love of my life, Will
*Making a big change in my life and finding a new job
*Falling in love

Now that 2015 is here my New Years Resolutions are:
1) Find more time to read
2) Go to the gym more
3) Work on FINALLY launching my new blog

Thanks for staying with me all year long!! Excited to see what 2015 brings!


It only takes one moment…

Finally… I am finding the time to sit down and write down what has been going on in my life in just the last month or so.
It’s truly bizzarre how so much has changed SO quickly. And what’s even more crazy is how everything just sort of happened at once.
I’ve been blogging for about 4 years now… and I’ve written story after story of all the struggles I’ve faced trying to find my match. A person who I could click with, feel a mutual connection with and a person I could just find my special place in the world with.
And… it finally happened.

Good news, I have met and I am currently in a relationship with an amazing man!!

His name is Will… and surprising enough… I’ve known of him for years.
About 6 weeks ago I took a weekend vacation to Las Vegas with some of my closest girlfriends. The very first night we went out, one of my guy friends who I’ve known since high school heard I was in Vegas and sent me a text wanting to meet up. So he came out with his roommate, who just happened to be Will. And it’s so funny how it happened but for some reason the moment I saw Will, I was immediately drawn to him. I was giddy he was there and from that point on in the night, I just wanted to be around him.
He hung out with all of us for the rest of the night and knowing my skills, he probably had no idea I was even interested. But something lined up for us…because he ended up reaching out to me the next day and spent the rest of the weekend hanging out. By Sunday, I had realized more and more, in just that short of time, that he was an even better guy than I had guessed. Luckily, even after I had left Las Vegas he continued to text me. And we began talking all day every day for the next 2 weeks.

I took a spur of the moment trip to Vegas to see him and the weekend went perfectly and I realized “I really like this guy!” 5 weeks after we “met” and I was visiting him for the 2nd time in Vegas, he asked me to be his girlfriend. It was fast but it just felt right!

I walked around for years and YEARS never knowing if I’d ever find a partner. And though I never gave up hope, I did get very depressed about it.
And now just like THAT, I have this amazing guy in my life. He has the kindest heart, he’s funny, he’s outgoing and he likes me just for me. Which probably sounds SO cliche…but I can’t even describe to you how hard of a concept it is for me to grasp that this guy really just likes me.

He makes me happy and smile every single day, multiple times a day.
He’s flying in tomorrow evening to stay with me for 4 days. And I cannot wati!! He’s going to meet all my friends in LA and I’m just excited to spend more time with him.

I also start a new job Monday!! Which I will discuss in a different post.

Oh goodness… I havent had time to blog this past week and it’s probably been the most epic week of my life.

Sooooo hang tight and keep checking back!! Promise to post a blog update soon!!! 

One Month Later Post…

I am 100% smitten. Today it’s been exactly 2 weeks since our first date. I can’t even believe I’m typing 2 weeks. It seriously feels like 2 months. How has it only been 2 weeks??? Good lord…
Anyway… it’s been 2 weeks since our first date and I have not felt this happy with someone in years. And this isn’t some “oh I like him because we make-out when we’re drunk on more than one occasion” bullshit. This is the real stuff. 
I’m spending Saturday afternoons laying at the pool with this guy. I’m going on Sunday hikes with this guy. I’m watching 5 hours of HBO Go with this guy…. it’s REAL. 
And though I can’t stop smiling and I’m completely smitten… I can’t help but worry just a little bit that this could all be over tomorrow. The ‘getting to know you and dating process’ can be pretty nerve wracking. Because when you know you’re fully into it, you always worry that the other person may not be. 
I was expressing my worries to my mom and she told me, “Just be yourself. If he doesnt like you for who you are… then it’s not meant to be.” And it’s SO obvious and SO true and we hear it a million times…but it’s seriously advice I need to be reminded of every day to help me feel better and not worry so much. If this guy decides he’s not into me then fine. I’ll find someone else one day who is. 

Diet Update

Ommmmmgggg. Is this wedding ever going to get here?? I feel like I’ve been trying to lose weight for like, ever!

haha Luckily I’m down 8.5lbs. And I’ve got 2 weeks to go!!! Praying for another 5lbs but not sure if that’s possible. We shall see!!

I’m doing no carbs, no fruit, no dairy. Only protein and veggies.

Sooooo much fun.


Oh my gosh ya’ll!!! Today is my birthday!!! I dont think you realize but I have had Selena Gomez’s song ’Birthday’ in my head since last Friday night. I just can’t get it out!! Cause it’s my birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

I can’t BELIEVE I’m 29!!! How on earth did this happen????
I have to say….I feel like I’m in a good place mentally and I’m totally happy and okay with turning 29. Last year, the week I was turning 28, I kid you not I was a hot mess. I felt like I was going to have an emotional breakdown and everything made me want to cry. I couldn’t figure out what was going on and then I realized, “Oh my gosh. I’m turning 28 and I’m depressed about it!”

Thankfully THIS year I’m 29 today and I haven’t spent the last week crying. haha I’ve been happy and okay and feeling a-ok!! Excited to embrace the last year of my 20s and just see where this year takes me.
It’s nice having a birthday in January because not only do you have all the hope for the new year but you also have hope because you’re a year older and who KNOWS what this new age could bring!

Happy Birthday to me!! Excited to celebrate tonight with my best friends here in LA over dinner and drinks . Cheers!


Week 1

Well…well….it’s officially been a week since I first posted about the new year and how I wanted to get on track and lose weight. This first week has been a HUGE success. I’ve gone to the gym almost every day. I think I only missed a day or two. And I’m already down 4 lbs!

I know this is a lot for a week…and it won’t be this great EVERY week. But just taking a week off from drinking and eating poorly has completely de-bloated me. I feel better already. 

I’ve been cooking all my meals, doing 30-40 mins of cardio a day, and haven’t eaten ANY junk food. I’m excited to keep ya’ll posted. Because talking about it here keeps me motivated. And I hope I can continue to receive better results.

Day 1 of 2014

The new year officially starts today for me!! Everyone knows the 1st is all about being hungover. lol

JK I wasn’t even hungover yesterday. I spent the first day of 2014 hanging out with good friends and having a nice dinner right on the beach. It was beautiful! 

Today I woke up…and had to go back to work… but I’m actually very excited to stay on track and eat healthy and get back in shape. I know everyone says this on the first of the year…but it’s very important to me that I stick with it. 

I will keep you posted on how it goes! I would like to be down 18.5 pounds by April 1st. Gah! 

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