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101 in 1001 Update

Well what better way to welcome myself back to this blog than to give you guys an update on my 101 things in 1001 days. I am excited to report I have marked  few more off my list and look forward to marking some more off over the next few months. 
Since moving to Mobile, New Orleans has been on the top of my list and for my birthday this year, I decided it was the perfect destination. I was lucky enough to spend my 27th year in the beautiful city of New Orleans and cross off an item on my 101 list. While in New Orleans we ate delicious food, of course we visited Cafe Beignet, and the highlight of my weekend was meeting Manny Montana live and in person. If you don’t watch Graceland on USA then you need to. 
After my trip to New Orleans I had two days before I hopped on a plane to San Diego, insert crossing off item number 58, Packing in under 45 minutes. Between work and laundry I didn’t have time before Tuesday to pack so about 45 minutes before I had to be at the airport I packed up my suitcase. It was a super proud moment. 
While visiting Christine in Missouri we decided to cross another item off my list and make macarons. It was a great weekend with an amazing friend. I will give you one piece of advice for Macarons…don’t convert to US measurements. 🙂 
I have started on list of reading new books. So far I have two down, In Defense of Food and The Fault in Our Stars. 
I am 1/3 of the way to owning a nice set of luggage. I have been traveling a lot for both work and pleasure and so I decided it was time to invest in a good medium sized suitcase. My roommate was thankful too, since I had been using hers. I decided on a Samsonite, this one, in blue. I plan to purchase the carry-on next and then contemplating between the largest suitcase or the garment bag. 
Final list item checked off is due to my lovely friend Dusti, she sent me a beautiful gold address book that I just adore. I have already filled it with as many addresses as I could. It is such a thoughtful surprise. 

Down South

So radio silence over here for almost a month. I kind of stopped posting, well if I am honest, because I didn’t think I or this blog were good enough. I was constantly comparing myself to others out there. Thankfully some good friends of mine convinced me that you have to start somewhere and so that somewhere is here and now. I’ve read that a blog needs to have a clear purpose, if you want fashion post fashion, food post recipes, travel well travel, but the problem is I am not sure what I want to write about. I really want a way to look back at my life and have a diary of it almost. That includes fashion, DIYs, decorating, food and life in general. So I can’t promise xyz, Monday through Friday but I can promise you will always get me.

So to start off, let me update you on where I am currently typing from. As of July 6th I am resident of Mobile FREAKING Alabama. Did I ever imagine myself saying that….hell no, but here I am and I am happy I did it. My job offered me a new position in a more sales like role, it is kind of a trial run for us all. For me to discover if I like sales and for them to determine if they need someone permanently in Mobile. So what do you do when offered a position in Mobile, AL? You say yes, drop head first into it all and try your hardest. That is seriously all you can do.

I drove straight from Savannah, GA where I spent the 4th of July with some friends. Which by the way, if you have never been please put it on your must see list. The city is beautiful and historic and full of real southern charm. I have been a few times and each time I love it more. This time might have been my favorite and one filled with countless memories. Window singing to people at midnight, so much soccer watching, fireworks, Wet Willies, good food and friends.

 
At the end I had to say goodbye to all of them which proved to be hard, and some tears were shed but I am lucky enough that regardless of distance they are still pretty great.
 
 
Christina, Travis, Katie and Bruno went on a tour and stumbled upon a man in Forsyth Park with some birds, so naturally they asked to have the birds sit on them as they snapped some pictures.

 
The birthday girl in her birthday shirt! This picture is definitely frameworthy….best friends forever!

 
Thomas, please forgive me for this but it was too good not to post. This guys is one of my favorites and definitely a hard one to say goodbye to. He is constantly making me laugh and let’s be honest….that is the best thing to have in a best friend, well that and someone who is willing to drive you all over the place! 🙂
 
So there is my life update! All thoughts, opinions and recommendations are appreciated.

 

Completely MIA

 
MIA Much? Yes that would be me. I could list out excuses for why I haven’t posted but truth be told it comes down to the fact that time is not my friend. I get to work before it is light out and get home after dark. Outfits pictures are REALLY hard to take in the dark. Also I have realized I am the worst at remembering to take pictures during random outings (I am working on this). 
 
Over the past few weeks I have celebrated my birthday, which was far better than I can explain. I have a full post on that coming up. I also had a work trip last week that took me to West Palm Beach. It was warm but not hot and I got to play golf…it was a great work trip. Don’t worry I attended plenty of work sessions while I was there too. I flew back Friday only to hop in a car and head down to Athens to watch my Dawgs take on the Mountaineers Saturday. If you follow me on instagram you already knew that. We handed it to them, which made my weekend extra awesome!

The view from my room at the PGA National Resort and Spa.

 
The view of the game from our seats! We had actual seats which was nice. My inability to purchase our first set of tickets paid of because these were better and much more comfortable.