Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Holy Crap This is Long

Life have been so hectic for me over here. I can't really complain because many surprising things have been happening to me recently. For example, within the past couple of days I have been offered two different jobs at two completely different places and the cool thing is I didn't even apply for them. These people thought of me when the opening became available. At one of the interviews I was hired on the spot and the other place could possibly hire me, but I'm not going to get my hopes up on that one...even though it would be sooooo great. The only thing I'm worried about is the pay. At the job that I'm currently at I feel as though I am getting paid pretty well. Not the best but certainly not the worst. I'm thinking about maybe working two jobs this semester and see how things go. I'm just scared of stressing myself out. During the semester I tend to get easily stressed and I always seem to juggle too many things at once. The job that hired me on the spot will pay me less but I know that I will enjoy working there more because the environment is so chill.
Another thing is I need to buy a car. Not necessarily a brand new one but I do need something reliable and something that I enjoy driving. My original plan is to give my car to my little sister because she needs it for work and school as well. I've never purchased anything big before so this scares me. But I do need to start building credit and maybe this is how? So many things are happening at once and all at the same time. I'm feeling as though I'm being pulled in different directions and I need to make these decisions quickly.
Also, lately I have been working so much at Starbucks. I have been working well over what is considered full time hours each week and I am so exhausted. My days have been consisting of going to school in the morning and then heading straight to work after and not getting off until 11 pm and starting this pattern over again the next day. 
I do need the money because if I want to buy a car pretty soon I'm going to need a good down payment and if I want to continue paying for school without taking out a loan this is the only way to do it. 
I'm proud of myself though. I am working so hard in order to get what I need without help from anyone. 
There have been so many times this summer when I wish that my dad was still here because I know he would help me out with these situations. He would give me the perfect advice. But he isn't here and all I have is myself. But I'm doing it and I believe that I am doing it well. Yes its hard and I wish I could hang out with my friends more than I do, I wish that I had more time for my family and I wish that I could do the things that people my age do. But I will get there eventually. I'm so close to the finish line but yet so far away. 
These past couple of years I have worked harder than I ever had. I'm not sure if working two jobs and going to school full time will kill me, I'm not sure if I'll quit working at Starbucks (because every single day I wish I could quit), I'm not sure if I'll get the one cool job where I would reaaaaaaally love working at. But I do know that this will all work itself out. I definitely have faith in that. I will get through this and I'm going to continue being that badass responsible girl who is going to be debt free. 

Sorry for the long ramble. But this is what I have been going through. I hope I'm not the only one who worries about these type of things. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Duuuuude life has been crazy hectic lately. So much has been going on recently. 
Many of it is good stuff and then there is this one thing that's not so good. I was running from it a few months back but it seemed to creep back into my life again. So while I try and continue running from the past, you can take a look at these pictures that I took while in Austin. 

We visited our Texas State Capitol and it was absolutely beautiful! Just being in the same building where our Texas laws get passed was something truly spectacular. It made me miss visiting Washington D.C.; I need to plan another trip to our nations capitol soon! 
South Congress St. was such a fun area to visit. We spent most of our time here visiting the shops and restaurants. I wish I would have taken more pictures walking down this street but I was trying to take it all in and live in the moment. There is just so much to do and see here; so many bright colors, fun interesting people walking around, hipster hobos playing their guitars, artists on the streets selling their work, it's just a fun area to hang out with your friends. 
THE ORGASMIC BURGER. LITERALLY THE BEST BURGER I HAVE EVER EATEN IN MY LIFE. SO JUICY, SO CHEESY, SO WARM, SO FILLING, AHHHHHH. Many people suggested this place to me as well. One of my friends told me that they waited in line for two hours! I guess we were lucky enough to wait for an hour? The fries were also amazing. They were black truffle parmesan! ohmygod take me back. Btw, the place is called Hopdoddy if you ever feel like going. 
I also had the best omelet of my life at Cenote. I have no idea what was in this gem all I know is that it was vegetarian and made my tastebuds sing. I am a girl who loooooves a good atmosphere and this cafe was definitely my type of place. My sister and I came here every day of our trip! We both loved it that much. 
Right next to Cenote was this really cute juice bar called Ju Ju Juice. The man making the juices was so kind and extremely unique haha. We decided after one of our long days to head back over and order one of his juices. Honestly it was a bit too pricey but everything is supposedly fresh and organic. If you pay a little bit extra you can get your juice in a coconut shell, which was really cool. 
My sister snapped this picture of me reading by the pool. I was feeling totally awkward because, well, I always feel awkward when I'm around swimming pools, especially when there are hot guys around - which there were. But I just kept to my shy little self and continued reading. 
As soon as we were about to leave Austin I had a flat tire. Thankfully it happened right before we were about to hit the road. While we were stranded and praying for a miracle (because I cannot for the life of me change a tire) this nice couple asked if we needed help and thankfully the guy helped me change it. He then directed me to a repair shop down the road and it had the coolest mural painted in the waiting area. Even Austin's tire shops are freaking unique. 
Right after the tire drama we made our last stop to In-N-Out. This was the first time we had ever gone and it was pretty good. Not the best burger of my life (because nothing will ever top Hopdoddy) but I guess for the cheap price you pay, it was so worth it. And now I know why this place is so popular. 


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Currently: ATX

I have been in Austin for the past couple of days and absolutely love it here!! I have no idea why it took me so long to find my way to this amazing city. It's only 3 hours away! Seriously...what is wrong with me?
I decided to surprise my sister with a long weekend vacation for her birthday. My girl is turning 18! I cannot believe that she is going to officially be an 'adult'. That crap just blows my mind. I figured she would enjoy celebrating her birthday in a fun hip place and this place is definitely unique. Another thing is, I think I have gained about 20 pounds just by being here. The food here is incredible. I have no idea why people claim that Houston is known for their food. There is no comparison when it comes to Austin. I have tasted some of the best dishes of my life these past few days. Today I went to this burger place called Hopdoddy and there was an hour long wait, which apparently is normal for that restaurant. The wait was totally worth it. That burger was freaking orgasmic. Just wait till I finish editing that burger photo *drools*
and don't get me started on the coffee - THE CAFE'S HERE, UGHHHHH. Also I have only seen one Starbucks here, which makes me happy as well.

Anyways, here are a few pictures that I have taken with my phone. In my next Austin post I'll upload the real food photos :)

Austin, you're a babe.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

On Bed Rest

Okay I'm not really on bed rest. Well not like a forced bed rest. I had all four of my wisdom teeth taken out on Monday morning and for the past two days I have been laying on the couch drinking chocolate milkshakes and watching the remaining seasons of Gilmore Girls and Bob's Burgers on Netflix. I'm not really complaining, I have an endless supply of milkshakes coming at me but I'm SO FREAKING BORED. I hate laying around doing nothing. I would go out but my jaw is swollen and it hurts to talk and laugh so I'm sparing the rest of society and staying indoors until I fully heal.
So this is one of those catch up posts. Basically posting pictures of the eventful things that I have been doing for the past few days. And my, my, my it has been eventful.

It all started last Friday. I had just turned in my final for one of my summer classes and needed to celebrate! All I can say is I'm so grateful for the friends that I have. They took me to get pizza and then we went on a trip to the Contemporary Art Museum (which is always freeeeeee)
^^ISNT IT SO BEAUTIFUL?! This was one of those moments where my heart was racing a little too fast when I was staring at this piece. But the colors and the emotion and the textures...its too much to handle. She is just so beautiful. 
^^friends <3

The next day was the Pride parade in Houston!! This was the first time I had ever gone and for a Pride virgin like me, there couldn't have been a more perfect time to attend! After all that happened with the Supreme Court and the changes that our country made. I am so happy about it all #lovewins !!!!! This year the parade started at night which made it "America's First Night-Time Pride Parade" 
^^We were waiting for the shuttle to pick us up and take us to the parade...turned out the shuttle was a party bus!! I had never been on a party bus before and my goodness that was a different kind of fun. I think I have a new love for party buses. Neon flashing lights and EDM music pounding? I never thought I would enjoy that but surprisingly I did. 

That has been my life for the past few days. Now I'm off to place some ice on my jaw cause I can feel that sucker starting to swell. Hope you all have a wonderful summer week. Welcome back July!