Life Updates & Chit Chat

Life Lately byDeze | No. 1

I’ve decided to try something new to foster our little community here.

I’ll be sharing occasional life updates with you guys and filling you in on what’s been going on with me lately.

What I need from you is your support and your life updates down in the comments!

Let’s get into it.

A picture taken on my New York Girl’s Trip

What I’ve Been Up To Lately

  • There’s been a lot of studying and career planning going on at our house.
    I’m truly truly grateful for the opportunity to build our future together but I’m ready for a LONG break. We’ve been working on some of these things for about 6 months and I’m exhausted and burnt out. K remains motivated and I truly admire him for that.
  • My niece came to visit us! I had SO MUCH FUN with her here.
    It was fun to have some youthful energy in the house and her stories caught me up on what’s going on in high school these days.
    All I have to say is I do NOT miss high school.
  • We have a lot of travel coming up. I have two weddings to attend this month and honestly, IT’S ABOUT TIME! I love weddings and it’s weird for a summer to pass without going to at least one.
    We also have a few family trips we are planning.
  • Last but definitely NOT LEAST, my sister is getting married!! (insert cheers, balloons, high fives, hugs and tears here)
    I’m really excited and honored to be her maid (matron?) of honor. The only thing that makes me nervous is that I’ve never even been a bridesmaid (much less a maid of honor) before. So much to learn. (I wonder if there’s a bridesmaid bootcamp I can attend…)


What I’m Loving Lately

The Sun
Growing up in Southern California, I took the sun for granted but now that I’ve lived through the harsh winters of the midwest, I know better.
I try to go outside to enjoy the sun every single day. It just makes me feel so good- like mother earth is hugging me lol. 

What I’m Wearing Lately

I guess I’m not wearing wearing this but The Ordinary! I bought a bunch of their products a few months ago because I wanted to pay more attention to my skin and I really enjoy this brand. Granted, I’m not a beauty product junkie so I don’t really know whats what but it seems like its doing the job. My favorite product is their moisturizer- it’s so silky and feels so good!!

What I’m Eating Lately

Brownie Cookies
You guys, it’s getting to be a problem.

I can turn down cake, pie, donuts, pretty much any dessert any day of the week but if you offer me a good chocolate chip cookie or a chewy brownie? I’m like “clean eating? who’s that? I’ve never met her.”

Someone at work introduced me to a brownie+cookie combo that they sell at Kwikstar (a local gas station) and I’ve been hooked ever since.
I don’t know anywhere else that sells them so I can’t really recommend but if you ever go to a  Kwikstar, well DON’T BUY THEM YOU’LL GET ADDICTED!

What I’m Reading Lately

Still stuck on Michelle Obama’s Becoming.

What I’m Working On Lately

As recently tweeted:

I’m “Currently working on freeing myself from all unnecessary timelines.

It’s good to have goals. It’s NOT good to compromise mental and physical wellness for those goals, ESPECIALLY when the timeline you’re killing yourself to meet is self imposed or in other words, imaginary

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How has your summer been?
Will you miss it or are you already ready for fall?


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