2019: A Year in Review

I wasn't sure if I wanted to write a review post for 2019 because it was truthfully a rather heartbreaking year for me, but if I’ve learned anything over the past few years, it’s the downs that make you stronger. Or, as my old nursing professor would say, you can’t have the ups without the downs (like an EKG, get it?). And while I’ll share all I can about these downs with you all (not quite sure who reads this, but hope it may be relatable to you), I want to focus more on the positives, because there were a lot of those this year, too. 

Mr. Coffee Occasions All-In-One Coffeemaker

Fall is officially here, and I'm super excited about it because it marks the beginning of cooler days, cozier times, and of course, warm beverages. Coffee is always my go-to drink in the morning, and I've been brewing it at home lately on my Mr. Coffee Occasions All-In-One Coffeemaker. It's been helping me satisfy all of my caffeine needs and also helps me save time and money by reducing the amount I go out to buy coffee.

On Graduating College

When I was in high school, I wanted nothing more than to attend New York University for college. My parents were both graduates, it had an excellent nursing program, and of course, I was itching to move out of suburbia and into the big city. I applied early decision. I vividly remember receiving the decision email while driving home from school with my brother, and having to wait throughout the entire drive to open it. As soon as I got home, I opened the email to an acceptance letter and started crying. It was one of the best days of my life.

A Guide to San Francisco

There's something magic about San Francisco that always has you coming back. I'd visited six years ago with my family and have been itching to visit again ever since. The chance finally arose once Spring Break from school came around, and I took the trip with my friend Christie. This was a pretty big deal for me since growing up, I had gone on many vacations, but this was my first trip by plane without my family. The idea that I was going on a vacation 'independently' for the first time added an extra layer of excitement. 

Winter Wear & Back to School

What I like about winter is the fact that I can wear the remaining 75% of my closet that I can't during the warmer weather, though the downside is that it's freaking cold out. I had been looking for a camel coat for some time, and got lucky when I stopped by Bershka a couple weeks ago. I love how its length covers most of my legs, keeping them warmer in the freezing weather.

2018: A Year in Review

New York, NY, USA
Lotte New York Palace, December 2018
It's crazy how time flies. Sometimes the beginning of 2018 feels like yesterday and sometimes it feels like ages ago. This was my last full year of being an undergraduate college student, and it's really unbelievable that I won't have quite the same influences on my life a year from now. But truly, 2018 has been a deeply personal year for me from start to finish-- I have learned a lot, and wanted to share my thoughts in words as a way to reflect on how I have changed.

Preparing for the Holiday Season with Basic Invite

One of my favorite traditions around the holiday season is the act of giving and receiving holiday cards. Growing up, my mom used to hang each one we received on the wall, to be viewed well past Christmas. Since the holiday season is now approaching, if you're trying to get a head start on sending out Christmas or Holiday cards and invites, Basic Invite is the perfect place to look!