National Geographic’s Women of Impact

Today I joined the most amazing Facebook group, made by National Geographic, called Women of Impact. As I read through the posts by other new members introducing themselves and explaining how they impact the world, I couldn’t help but feel a little out of place. These women are humanitarians, educators, healthcare providers, conservationists, advocates, and…

Don’t quit your daydream

I love this quote! Words to live by. Took this pic in Pacific Grove, CA a couple of years ago and thought they paired nicely.

Getting Off the Beaten Path

I love referencing this book when planning trips! It’s fun to see the normal sights, but this book has really helped us find some hidden gems that we wouldn’t otherwise know about. Have you been to any of the places in this book? Let me know your favorites! Always looking for travel recommendations! 

4 Ways I focus on self-care

Life is stressful. It’s easy to get caught up in your responsibilities, what others need from you, work, bills, family; the list goes on. It is so easy to forget to take care of yourself. I know I’m really bad about this. I find it hard to even call out sick from work when I…

Propagating Succulents

It’s safe to say my love of succulents has grown into a bit of an obsession. My collection started with a few plants when we were deciding on flowers for our wedding last year, and its doubled and tripled since then. This is all because I learned to propagate them, or grow new ones from…

How I Landed My Dream Job

One year ago today I started my dream job as a wildlife veterinary nurse. These jobs are extremely competitive and hard to come by. In addition to having experience, you often have to know someone on the inside or be in the right place at the right time. It was a long road for me…

Weekend Getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea

A few weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a short one night getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea. This cute little beach town is located in California just a couple of hours south of San Francisco near Monterey. Its unique charm and proximity to the SF Bay Area make it a favorite…

Downward Facing Goat

I’m sure many of you have heard of this glorious thing called goat yoga. If you haven’t, allow me to clue you in. Goat yoga is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a yoga class, only you are surrounded by little goats. And it is amazing! In addition to being a fun workout, yoga with goats…