Thursday, January 31, 2019
21 AT 21

21 AT 21

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!
Okay, so my birthday was Monday, BUT I'm still celebrating!
I actually have been celebrating all week with friends leading up to tomorrow night when I'm throwing my birthday party! It's dancing queen themed and I could not be more excited! We are going to have a disco ball and bell bottoms and EVERYTHING! Cannot wait!

But wow, 21?! How did this happen. I have never been a huge drinker, and technically that's the main milestone when you turn 21, but honestly I've just been equating it to being a real full time adult. Like a why is your room still so messy, stop going to bed at 4am kind of adult! Love that for me. Love the stress that is yet to come with all things adulting!

I am going to post all about my Birthday Chronicles probably tomorrrrrowww... Today I just wanted to share with you 21 things that I am excited about for my year of 21!
champagne pop, girl popping champagne with confetti, confetti, party girl, fashion party,
1. Continuing my self love journey- Because you can never love yourself too much

2. Writing more- Not just journaling, but poems and stories, I used to write all the time and I want to get back into it! I'm at a place in my life where I know I'll want to look back on!

3. Traveling- 20 was a big travel year too with Hong Kong and all, but this year I'm going to Europe for the first time ever and am BEYOND excited to explore over there

4. Moving to France- but specifically, moving to France when I study abroad again this spring. Lacoste, France to be specific!

5. Living with my best friends- I'm already doing this now, yes, but I'm loving every second of it and am excited for it to continue all year long!

6. Dating- Because I'm single for the first time since early high school and it's FUN just meeting new people and seeing where it goes!

7. Getting an internship for sure. For sure.
8. Going to fancy bars and drinking colorful cocktails- I may not be a heavy drinker, the photo above shows that pretty well... But I am a sucker for an aesthetically pleasing cocktail

9. Growing a healthily on social media- I REALLY want to boost my growth this year, but in a non-back breaking, organic way

10. Celebrating all the little things- There is nothing better than getting excited over something seemingly small. So many things in life are worth celebrating!

11. Singing at the top of my lungs- Because what's better than a windows down, music up kind of ride?

12. Making conscious decisions- I am a very go with the flow kind of person, or at least I'm telling myself I am, but I would like to do things more with intentions and be more aware of what it is I am doing.

13. Being a supportive, loving friend- My friends have always been so good to me, and I want to always be there for them no matter what as well. Not that I haven't in the past, it's just something I want to continue to do

14. Biking at sunrise- Because why not?
15. Working on learning a new language- Well technically I took french for 9 years, but I know NOTHING! However I'm working on it so when I do move to France, I'm not going in completely clueless

16. Enjoying valuable family time- Now that we are all getting older this is rare! I want to enjoy every chance I can get

17. Moving into our new house- My parents are FINALLY done with their house renovations and are ready to move in, when I'm home, I'm VERY excited to be living there!

18. Growing my hair out- My impulsive side says otherwise, but we'll see how far I can go

19. Dancing until my feet fall off- Again, because why not?

20. Falling in love over and over and over- With myself, with my world, with my friends, with boys, with everything, because love is the best thing anyone can experience. I'm filling 21 with LOVE!

21. Celebrating ME every chance I get! Because I'm vain and that's okay, I recognize my worth and I want to celebrate that! Three cheers to me!
And that's all folks! I'm SO excited for this year, so many wonderful things await me! Here's to it! Xo, O
Monday, January 21, 2019
BIRTHDAY CHRONICLES 2019

BIRTHDAY CHRONICLES 2019

Hello! Today is January 21st, in exactly one week I will be 21!!!!!! WILD! So 18, sure big deal, you're an "adult." 20, yeah, whatever you're like "a little more adult", but TWENTY ONE?! That's like full throttle, no turning back, stop asking for grocery money, get a job why don't you adult!!!

And although I am STILL terrible at money management (can't stop, won't stop buying cookie dough brownies from the coffee shop next to my apartment, sorry not sorrryyyyy) and that whole part of adulting scares the living daylights out of me, I cannot WAIT TO BE A REAL TIME BIG SHOT ADULT!

It's only ONE week away! I don't even like alcohol and don't really drink that much but you better believe I'm going to be drinking some kind of fancy thing and slapping my ID on the table like I own the place. Check it baby, it's legal. 
SO! seeing as it's one week out, today is the day we start the iconic BIRTHDAY CHRONICLES! 
For those of you who are new around here, I have been doing The Birthday Chronicles ever since I started my blog, basically it is a mini bucket list of some simple, some more exciting things I want to get done, one everyday before my birthday. 

I used to do it for my entire birth month, but that was intense, sooooo one week it is! 
Let's get into it.
1. INDULGE in cookie dough brownies
2. Explore uncharted territory
3. Wear all the colors of the rainbow
4. Take some out of the box photos
5. Have an AWESOME 21st birthday photoshoot
6. Sing ABBA songs at karaoke
7. Drink a fancy cocktail and get carded! ;-)

LET'S DO THIS! 21 here we COME! xo, O!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
HELLO 2019

HELLO 2019

Happy New Year!! Although I've taken a little bit of a break from blogging, vlogging and social media since the new year, I'm back!! I just needed some time to get back in the zone with moving back to school, starting classes, and alllllll that jazz. I'm in Savannah and I'm feeling good! Honestly better than I have in a while!

I thought I would share with you some goals for myself for 2019. Less of resolutions, more of overall goals and aspirations if that makes sense. I don't want to push myself too hard or set unobtainable expectations for myself, that way there is less disappointment at the end of the year when those things don't get done, haha! Makes sense right? Okay let's get started!

(these photos are just a mix of things I've taken over the last week!)
1. Exercise transparency
Lately a lot of the blogging world has become a bit more upfront about their real lives outside of the blogosphere, which I really, really like. That being said I do think there should be some sort of line of what gets published and what doesn't, I just think it's important to share at least some of the good, bad, and the ugly.

There is such a stigma against bloggers for being fake, and only showing the highlight reel. My life isn't all confetti, disco balls, and rainbow patterns, I want to share with you more about my life, of course in addition to sponsored posts and fun photoshoots, but just some more content that is genuinely me.
2. Work on being more CONSISTENT! 
Blogging is a LOT of work, all the social medias, YouTube and all that, but it's so much fun. This year when my blog went dark for a while during my time abroad due to domain issues, I got so off track.

I've made clear schedules and want to really work towards being consistent with my posting. It will be a lot of work, but it's worth the work, it's my job, it's what I love to do!
3. Radiate positivity
I want to focus on not only my personal happiness, but others' as well! I'm going to complement more people, tell more silly jokes, and do more small acts of kindness. I want to do as much as I can to spread joy throughout others! Because who couldn't use a little more!?
4. SLEEP
This is a simple one. I need to stop getting into my work at FOUR A.M! I need to just go to bed at reasonable hours and wake up early. I literally will go to bed at 3 and then wake up at 7:45, that's gotta stop...
5. Bet better with money
This is also a logistical one, but I SERIOUSLY need help on how to be better with money, I'm the worst at it! Especially with going to France this year and hopefully working an internship in some other city this summer where I know I'll want to try all the trendy dessert places and all that money wasting stuff haha!!!

Any tips to being more financially stable? lol

That's it for me this year! Like I said, keeping things light, I have a lot going on this year so I don't want to overwhelm myself! I think this is good! Do you have resolutions/goals for 2019?

Here's to the new year! I already have a feeling it will be amazing :-)
xo, O