Showing posts from June, 2016

Weekend Adventures

This past weekend my beau and I ended up taking a somewhat spontaneous trip to Albuquerque, NM. We did quite a bit of stuff and it was fun to get away for a couple of days!

First and foremost we were PUMPED to finally get to see Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, NM. We were already kind of familiar with their work because a few years ago they had done an exhibition at our school. It was interactive, playful, and unlike anything I'd seen at the time. Needless to say we had some pretty high expectations for this installation and I think it's safe to say they were exceeded.

It's hard to explain what Meow Wolf is and what they do without having seen some of it yourself so I'll just leave link to their website here. I think one of the coolest aspects of Meow Wolf is the anonymity that they embrace as well as promoting the group as a cohesive unit. It's a true collective which is refreshing in a time when so many individual artists are trying to gain p…

Vegan Faves

It's been a little over two months now since I've transitioned to a plant based diet. During that short amount of time I've found quite a few products and alternatives that soothe my omnivorous cravings. I've been trying to stick to a more "whole foods" based diet rather than filling my body with a bunch of processed stuff but sometimes you just gotta change things up!

Some people may ask why vegans want to eat something that mimics the look and taste of animal products. I think this quote from an older Huffington Post article says it best: "As it turns out, vegans did not stop eating animals because they didn’t enjoy the taste. Who doesn’t enjoy the taste of a juicy hamburger, or a few slices of bacon? However, vegans chose to stop consuming and using animals on an ethical basis."Do I miss the taste of a burger or grilled chicken sometimes? Like, kind of. I do for a split second then I think about how those animals were mistreated before being slaug…

Moving Forward

I spent a lot of last week trying to process the attack in Orlando. No, I didn't know anyone who was harmed personally, but that shouldn't stop me (or anyone) from grieving the loss of innocent life.

I wrote a really long post/rant shortly after it happened that probably won't ever be shared because I realized afterwards that it was really just for me to relieve emotions and questions I had regarding this tragedy. So if you're part of the LGBTQ community, or simply an ally, and are still processing/grieving I suggest starting there. Write down how you're feeling, any questions you might have, and maybe how you plan to move forward from this tragic event.

I was able to come to one final conclusion after sorting out my thoughts: Above all, I will always preach love and acceptance in my home. Right now, it doesn't mean much because I live alone and I'm pretty much only responsible for myself. But this event left me thinking a lot about the future and what change…

Weekend Adventures

This is a combo of a lot of weekend adventures. A lot has happened in the past month or so and I wanted to share!

This past weekend was pretty chill and fun. We started out the weekend by grabbing some overpriced margaritas and guac to celebrate my boyfriend's graduation! He actually graduated almost a month ago but so much has been happening that we had to put off our celebration plans. We celebrated the actual day it happened with his family but I wanted to treat him to a night out because he way deserved it! I also ended up having "dinner" while we were out. I say "dinner" because eating out while vegan is kinda weird sometimes. Like if you're not at a place that specifically caters to that diet, you end up ordering some odd stuff. A lot of advice online about eating out while vegan suggests ordering several things off the sides menu and putting it together as a meal which is what I ended up doing. I had chips and salsa/guacamole, a side of rice, and a s…

Get out of my niche!


So my last post was a little bit of an experiment. It was exciting for me to write because it included a lot of topics that I'm really passionate about, but I also wasn't sure if it was too IN-YO-FACE. I mostly wanted to see what it would be like to share some of my very strong personal opinions and then see how I felt about it. Overall I feel good but it still feels weird...

If you couldn't tell I'm still trying to decide what kind of content I want my blog to include. There's so many options! I've thought about focusing on opinion based/current event writing like that last post because, well, I have a lot of opinions guys. While that idea is appealing to me, I also feel like it could very quickly turn into me just complaining about lots of things- like isn't that what Facebook is for? I've also thought about focusing on physical and mental health since I'm personally working on both, but it's a very slow (and maybe not that…