An Open Letter to Incoming Freshmen

So you did it! You're about to leave for college. This is such an exciting and confusing time of your life. In most cases, you are starting out brand new with no one you know. I am a senior this year, so I have been in your shoes. I wanted to share with you some … Continue reading An Open Letter to Incoming Freshmen

Travel Diaries: Nashville

This past month, I have moved to Tennessee about an hour from Nashville. I wanted to get a lot of things accomplished before I have to go back to school, so I planned the entire day from beginning to end, hitting some of the major Nashville attractions. I had a blast, and I cannot wait … Continue reading Travel Diaries: Nashville

Happy Healed-iversary: One Year Strong

This day last year I went in for my last Parathyroid surgery, scared that it would not be my last. I was told there was a chance that I would have to fight this for the rest of my life, and to be honest, I was scared. I believed God had a plan, but my … Continue reading Happy Healed-iversary: One Year Strong

Perfectly Imperfect

Let me let you in on a little secret........ Nobody's perfect (cue Hannah Montana)! We always talk about being the perfect wife, finding the perfect significant other, being the perfect student, or being the perfect christian, or even having the perfect body...... but guess what? There is no such thing! Isn't it relieving to realize … Continue reading Perfectly Imperfect

Travel Diaries: Clearwater Marine Aquarium

If you take a look at my bucket list, on the tippy top is meeting a dolphin (don't laugh). This past month, this dream of mine came true! If you are ever in the Tampa Bay area, be sure to make a stop at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This is the home of the stars … Continue reading Travel Diaries: Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Travel Diaries: Ruskin, Tampa, Clearwater, and Around

This past week, my family and I have spent 10 days visiting my younger brother in Tampa Florida. It was a great, relaxing vacation with a lot of fun field trips around the area. Its funny how the universe keeps bringing my family back to the Tampa Bay area, being that this is about the … Continue reading Travel Diaries: Ruskin, Tampa, Clearwater, and Around

Travel Diaries: Surviving a 13 Hour Car Ride

It's summer, so that means traveling. While flying is ideal, it can also be fun to drive. This past weekend, we drove the thirteen hours from Virginia to Tampa Florida to visit my brother for one last family hoorah before we all move to different states. Some of these tips may be obvious, but this … Continue reading Travel Diaries: Surviving a 13 Hour Car Ride