A quick complaint.

My limbs. All of them. My biceps, my triceps. Even my forearms. My quads. My hamstrings. My glutes.

My abs. My back. & some other muscles that I don’t know the names of.

They all hurt.

Hurts to move. Hurts to get up. Hurts to sit down. Hurts to walk. Hurts to turn. Hurts to do anything.

But thank you, sister, for getting me to OTF both mornings this weekend. Worth it.

Hi hi hi! I’m back! Aspen was delightful, and such a great break from reality.

I’ve been a little MIA the past few weeks because life has been hectic. The move, the trip to aspen, the unpacking, the organizing, the late work days, and the late night Orange Theory Fitness classes. How to find time to blog?!

Let me tell you, life has been splendid. Busy, but wonderful. I don’t think I’ve ever been happier. My apartment is finally unpacked and all set up. Only one thing left - my custom pillow cases for my bedroom. So those pictures will come later!

This weekend was perfect & very well balanced. The number of things I checked off of my to do list is almost astounding.

We wrapped it all up with a Sunday dinner hosted by yours truly. We are constantly having family dinners, so it was nice to be able to host for once. & a great excuse to stock up on every type of wine you can imagine. We ate Pizza L’Vino and snickerdoodle cookies. It was a great way to end the weekend.

Back to reality and a busy week ahead. Work is really going to ramp up now that everyone’s vacations are over!

Happy Monday.

⭐️You tried!⭐️

⭐️You tried!⭐️

Good morning from Aspen, CO!

More updates when I get back, but can you believe this view?! I’ll be unwinding with the family here until Wednesday. & I may have never seen any place so beautiful.

Happy Monday from the mountains!

Good morning from Aspen, CO!

More updates when I get back, but can you believe this view?! I’ll be unwinding with the family here until Wednesday. & I may have never seen any place so beautiful.

Happy Monday from the mountains!

When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits - anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.
Kim McMillen  (via sheslump)

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My big plans….

…to be productive tonight and unpack my last 9 boxes…



…are being replaced with big plans to eat a sandwich and get in bed by 7pm to watch DVDs.

Just want to balance out my extreme productivity of the past few days with extreme nothingness tonight.

Guys, I did it. I moved. I now have my own apartment. & it is glorious.

The past 72 hours have been a complete blur.

Packers came on Friday at noon and put all of my belongings into boxes within 4 hours. NOTE: If you have never used this service, you are missing out. Do it. It’s a little more expensive but A LOT less stressful. Best decision I’ve ever made, it was completely painless.

Friday afternoon I picked up my keys. I went up to my empty unit to take it all in. To realize that this is where I will be spending at least the next year of my life. & then of course had two of my best friends over for champagne on the floor of my empty bedroom to celebrate the move.

On Saturday morning, the movers came. Truck was filled with boxes and furniture in only an hour and a half. The movers took a lunch break and met me at the building at noon. The apartment was filled & Uverse was installed by 2:30pm. So efficient.

& then the rest was left to me. I spent about 7 hours on Saturday and 7 hours on Sunday unpacking boxes. Kitchen. Then closet. Then bathroom. Then bedroom. Now all I have left is the living room. 9 more boxes. {of about 40 total.}

Look at my new view! My blinds will now permanently be open as I overlook a beautiful park, baseball field, and the Texas Medical Center Skyline. You should see it at night too - a photo wouldn’t do it justice with the lights.

Overall, I am as happy as a clam. Like, the happiest clam ever. & I am so excited to call this new place home.

📅📆📅📆📅📆📅📆📅📆📅 it’s the only day of the year with its own emojis and there are 2 of them!!!!!

More weekend fun // Summer in Houston

This past weekend, one of my very best oldest friends Gregory turned 29. 29!!!!!! Y’all, we’re turning Twenty. Nine. He’s one of the first to do it, but we’re all next. It’s coming. Very soon.

…which I guess means we’re only a year away from a slew of awesome 30th birthday parties!

Anyways, we gathered up the gang for fajitas & ‘ritas at Pico’s Mex Mex {one of my favorite spots in Htown}. Our table of 23 people had laughs, bebidas, queso, & cake for a solid 3 hours of gloriousness.

& naturally, we went to an 80s dance bar called Etro afterwards & ended the night at Barbarella. It was…. crazy awesome fun. For lack of a better description.

Another fun one in the books with all of my favorite people! Keep it comin’, Summer ‘14!