Take the risk

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Hello!

Recently I’ve been inspired to write a motivational pep talk to at least convince myself that it’s always going to be worth it! I’ve been reading A Girl who loved to write blog and being encouraged by Rachel Hollis’s book Girl, wash your face ( a review maybe coming soon…)

While I’d like to pretend that I have it all together; living in Hawaii, with an amazing boyfriend, the perfect job and I get to see my friends a ton and it looks like everything with absolutely no work. The truth is that I spend more time being envious of my friends lives even if it is just on instagram than actually connecting with them. I live with my parents and the job that I recently took this year while it’s stable and predictable doesn’t fulfill me like I thought it would. Why am I telling you all this?

Because as much as I want to make changes I spend more time scared of actually doing it than actually taking the leap. I’m hear to encourage you and me to take the leap, do the hard thing be unaware of what could happen and do it anyway. People take small risks every day and nothing happens to them, so why not me.

Rachel Hollis says “Our words have power, but our actions shape our lives.”

I could say a million other things to encourage you right now, but just do it ,try. As my friend Wayde, would say “What’s the worse that could happen? Just take that chance it could be the best thing that happened to you.

 

 

Sunday Confessions 3.1

Hello again!

If you read the first post of the latest installment of Sunday Confessions, you know that I had hoped that it would be a thing. In my hopefully mind, I would actually type these posts up on Saturday, so that they would go up early on Sunday for everyone that wanted to link up. In reality I’ll be lucky if I can actually manage to do these once a month since my mind is all over the place the last few days.

  1. In an upcoming post, there will be a pep talk inspired from A girl who loved to write blog. It’s talk for myself and for anyone else who needs it.
  2. I recently trimmed my hair and went back to an old style and color. I’m in love again!
  3. I just finished binge watching Quantico and I’m a little disappointed that it’s cancelled and a bit more disappointed that Alex might not have chosen McQuigg.
  4. I’m finishing Girl wash your face and it’s actually amazing as everyone says it is.
  5. Why is it that I’m always inspired to do the most work on Sunday, but can’t manage it on any other day of the week.

Let me know if there’s anything that you would like to confess or talk about this week. Also look for more great posts coming your way.

Museum of Aloha

Hey!
Welcome to another real life post. This is kind of great that this is happening again though I will admit that I was supposed to post this last week instead of the mid year chat, but things happen.

I heard about the Museum of Aloha from a friend and had no idea that it had already been up a month and that it was about to be taken down. I believe that it’s supposed to be model a bit after the Museum of Ice Cream in Los Angeles. Has anyone been to that? How is it? All the instagram pictures look amazing and make me want to go.

Matt and I paid for our tickets , it was $10 a piece for an hour or so. There are two rooms that are timed, but you could wander through the gated area for longer just taking pictures.

The tickets looked cute, too bad we didn’t get to keep them. 🙁
The first room you were able to go into was the lei room. There were thousands of fake flower leis hung up. I can’t remember how many the guy said were hung.

 

It was supposed to be a maze, but you could hear where the next room was so it wasn’t challenging. Matt finally got to do his Hobby Lobby challenge picture properly, so that was a bonus for him. It was kind of cool to see the color coordination of some of the leis and how they tried to do a gradient or rainbow in some areas.
The next room was the confetti volcano room. There was a ton of confetti on the floor and you were able to stuff the volcano or the cannon and take pictures as it went off. It went off 3 or 4 times. It was pretty cool!
  
I tried hard to look cute in all these photos, but honestly I look like a weirdo here.
 
And a weird cat here. I’m seriously not annoyed at the confetti.
They usher you out of the room after that and give you stickers to put on an oversized statute of a bear and that was incredibly anti climatic.
Around the outside there were several sets of angel wings, so of course more pictures
There’s also a cute picture on my instagram profile of me with angel wings. Matt says I’m the worst photographer of trying to get him with angel wings, but perhaps it just means that it’s time for me to get a new phone.
In a booth before you exit there was a place giving nitrogen filled ice cream balls, so it looked like you were smoking. The frozen ice cream reminded me of food they give to astronauts in space. They also sell that stuff at the Air & Space museum in Washington D.C. if you want to try some. I heard there’s another place that does nitrogen infused food, so perhaps we’ll have to go and try that sometime.

The last thing was a mirror photo booth with crepe paper, which you could also take pictures in. The reflective crepe paper made it really hard to take pictures.

I’m really glad that I found out about this and that Matt and I were able to go. I can’t wait to show you more fun things that we get up to in Hawaii. Let me know if there’s anything specific that you would like us to check out. I’ll see you soon with another post.

New Year, New Me

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Hey!

I know that it has been a while since I have written a real life post on here, so here’s a real post for you. Like many people at the beginning of every year and sometimes in-between seasons of life we look at our lives and try to decide things we want to change and ways we want to make our lives better. This year is no different for me. It has taken me a while to put together my resolutions for this year, but I think I’ve done it. Here are a few that I can share with you:

  1. read 30 books
    Last year, I wanted to simply increase the books I read by reading 14 books that meant reading one book a month. As you can very well tell from the blog that didn’t happen the way I had planned it to. I did manage to read 14 books last year, but I read more in the last quarter of the year than in any other portion of the year. I also didn’t read the books that I had planned to read. I once again am planning on participating in the Paper & Glam book club as well as another book club I found with their monthly reads. I don’t know if I will be able to keep up every month, but hopefully by participating in 2 different book clubs it will help me keep wanting to read and keep my reading diverse.
  2. work on my budget and savings plan
    As much as I claim to be a real adult in some ways I know that there is still a lot of growing for me to do. Last year though I was still able to afford all the things I wanted and needed to have in my life. I didn’t plan for the future. This year I am trying to use a monthly budget and plan for the future.
  3. create better habits
    Like many people I always aspire to lose weight, have more time to do more things. I did make a resolution to lose weight this year, but in doing so I want to create better habits. I did really well a few years ago, but have since gotten off track and not focused on it this year I want to focus on it more.
  4. Blog/Social Media goals
    While I have never spoken about it publicly or ever really made it a priority in the past this year I want to try harder to do so. For my instagram, I would like to have 1000 followers by the end of the year, which I know is totally doable if I try and stick to a posting schedule. I would also like to grow my youtube channel this year, though I am still working out a strategy plan for that.

I have so many more goals and plans for this year. I hope that you will continue to read and grow with me this year. What are some of your resolutions this year? Or do you have goals that you strive for?

Hawaii: Maui part 2

Hello!
I’m back with more from my trip to Maui. Sorry this post will be picture heavy, but you will enjoy it I promise! If you have not yet seen my vlog from this trip, feel free to check it out here!
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The living reef

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Maui harbor

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Travis playing with jellyfish

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fireball status

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fishes, sharks and stingrays swimming in straight lines

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Lahaina Jodo Mission temple

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Lahaina Jodo Mission Buddha

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sunrise from Haleakala

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bodhi tree at Makawao Hongwanji Mission

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Komoda bakery cream puffs, one of their specialties

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Travis at Alii Lavendar Farms

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street art in Paia town

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Tasaka guriguri, a local favorite

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I will be back soon with another post! I’m so glad that you are here with me 🙂