8 Fun things to do when you’re single

8 Fun things to do when you’re single

I am the kind of person that never puts thought into being single. I always keep myself busy with work, college, church, friends, family, mission trips, and road trips that I never really think about being in a relationship. I mean I am sure when the right guy comes around I will take that leap, but for now I am trying to better and grow my life and be where God wants me to be.

Down below I made a list of fun stuff I love doing, feel free to comment below and add to the list. 🙂

  1. Star gaze- My most favorite thing to do is stargazing. I love grabbing my blanket and pillow and heading out of town to a campground located a few minutes away. Lying there looking up at the stars and worship music playing on my phone makes me think how small we really are in this universe. All my troubles and worries seem to fade away. d6c4830e7b52c9431a305780cf9b5056
  2. Hiking- Lacing up hiking shoes, grabbing a water bottle, and heading out the door can be one of the best decisions you’ve ever done. I honestly think that being surrounded by nature is one of the best therapies ever. Arriving at the destination you planned on and standing on the top of the mountain or at the end of the trail is so peaceful and rewarding. It makes you feel like you can achieve ANYTHING!64fd1948265de2e02b812fe4bed47843
  3. Get a massage- Ahhh, just reading the word massage makes me automatically feel peaceful. Being a massage therapist I know how important a massage is for the body. Going and getting a full body massage once every 3 months is something I love doing for myself. I come out from my massage feeling like a whole new person! I am usually so relaxed that I head straight home and go to bed. Head massage
  4. Read a book- A perfect way to get away from reality is to get lost in a book. I wish I had time to do this more often. The thing about books is that they let you travel without moving your feet. Have you ever thought about how every reader that reads the same book sees the story different in their minds, but it’s the same book! reading-book
  5. Take an Epsom salt bubble bath- I try to have a eucalyptus Epsom salt bath at least 4 times a year. I schedule them so they are right after I am all done with finals and can relax without worrying about school. I grab my candles, get the bubbles, and turn on some soothing music. With the lights off and candles lit I start the bath and pour eucalyptus Epsom salt and the bubbles in. It’s soooooo relaxing!IMG_9166
  6. Try a new coffee shop- This is probably my second favorite thing to do. I wish I lived in a bigger city so I can do this more often. I honestly tried all the little coffee shops in my little small town, so it’s always fun when I get a chance to go to a bigger city and try new coffee shops. I love getting iced white chocolate hazelnut mocha’s in the summer and when it’s freezing outside I love my basic caramel lattes with extra whip cream and caramel drizzle.attachment
  7. Keep a Journal- I’ve had a journal or how I used to call it back in the day “diary”, since I was probably in 7th grade. I have maybe about 5 or 6 full journals since then, and I used to write in there almost every day and now since I’m an “adult” it’s hard to find time to fit in the writing. I love sitting down at the end of the day in bed with my journal and writing down my thoughts and feelings, it feels so good to get it out even if it is just on paper.tumblr_inline_nkfclfV7Nm1rg49br
  8. Go on a night drive with music playing- One of the perks of living in the country is being able to drive on a straight road for miles and miles with trees and fields on both sides of the road. I do this quite often. There are times when I want to be alone and get in my car at night, turn on some music and head to nowhere and just drive. I can’t even describe that feeling. Driving past fields at night and pulling over and looking at the stars and moon, it’s something I feel like I will never stop doing. It’s when I lose myself and at the same time find myself. 7f009b0475cb97aea813624be766ac83

There’s a lot more things, but I’d like to hear from you, in the comments below, let me know what are/were some of the best things to do when you are/were single! 🙂

Review of 2015

Review of 2015

With the year coming to an end I was going to start working on my new year resolutions that I do every year. But then I started thinking and thought back to what 2015 brought me and what opportunities and accomplishments I achieved during the year. So before posting my New Year’s Resolutions I want to share with you my highlights of 2015. Enjoy! 🙂

January 1st, 2015- Leavenworth, WA

January 3rd, 2015- Snowboarding at 49 Degrees North

February 2015- Completed Insanity by Shaun T (fitness program)

February 2015- Visited my best friend in Portland, OR

March 2015- Completed 30 day shred by Jillian Michaels (fitness program)

April 2015- Visited my best friend in Portland, OR

May 2015- Visited my friend in Seattle, WA

May 2015- Missionary Trip to Mexico (Ensenada, Mexicali, and San Luis Rio Colorado)

August 2015- Trip to Sacramento, CA

August 2015- 5K Color Run in Sacramento, CA

August 2015- Seattle,WA & Bellevue,WA and meet Francis Chan (author of Crazy Love) 

August 2015- My Birthday party in Spokane, WA

September 2015- Started working at the college library

November 2015- Portland, OR for best friends wedding

November 2015- Visited grandparents in Seattle, WA

December 17th, 2015- Passed my citizenship test

Overall, I have been so blessed this year. I have made so much memories and looking forward to see what God will bring in 2016!

Exploring Downtown

Exploring Downtown

I ended up going to the big(er) city for the day to go shopping with two of my cousins since my town doesn’t have a mall or anything close to it. After an hr drive we were at our destination! We spent our time mostly downtown exploring the city. The city is so beautiful, especially in the fall.

Downtown Spokane, WA

And of course it wouldn’t have been a great day if we wouldn’t have had coffee. We decided to try a new coffee shop, I have been wanting to check out Indaba for a month now! It was so delicious!, I had a caramel latte, my usual of course. One of these days I need to expand my coffee selection and try something crazy!

My cousin, Sergi. You can find him on Instagram @SIR_G__

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Since were on a roll on trying new places, we decided to try Steelhead Bar & Grille, which happened to be next door to Indaba Coffee. We made it just in time for happy hour and ordered bleu cheese fries and smoked steelhead artichoke dip. The food was to die for! The fries were perfect with just the right amount of cheese! The smoked steelhead artichoke dip was served hot with a touch of jalapeno and french bread an tortilla chips. The customer service surprised me. It was packed in there, literally people were waiting to get seats and our waiter was always checking up on us and refilling our drinks. The service was really good, I am defiantly planning to go back soon!

My cousin, Sergi and I. You can find him on Instagram @SIR_G__

Overall it was such a fun trip! I got a chance to get away from my little town and go shopping and explore new places and best of all I got to spend the day with some of my favorite people. More adventures to come!

Who is ready for flannels & apple cider?

Who is ready for flannels & apple cider?

With the days getting colder and colder, there is one thing I love almost as much as coffee, and that is apple cider! Not only does apple cider taste AHHMAZING but apples are super healthy for you. I am sure we are all familiar with the old Welsh proverb, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” After doing some research, I ran into a study that was done that shows that by drinking apple juice you could keep Alzheimer’s away and fight the effects of aging on the brain. 
IMG_9132I was able to pick up this adorable camping mug at Temple Coffee in Sacramento, California while visiting in the summer. 

Fall is the season that teaches us that change can be beautiful.

When fall comes upon us, flannels are my go to (sometimes I feel like I live in them). And what better way to wear a flannel then wrap it around your waist. Darker colors, like army green, is my favorite color to wear in the fall time, well besides maroon of course. 

Autumn is in the air

Autumn is in the air

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As I was getting ready for work today, I realized just how much I love Autumn. The leaves outside my window were yellow and orange, it was drizzling rain and I could have sworn I smelled Autumn as soon as I walked outside. After grabbing some coffee before work, I had just enough time to snap a picture of my outfit, it just SCREAMED Autumn!

Here are some of the things I LOVE about Autumn:

  • Over-sized Sweaters
  • Warm Coffee
  • Leaves Changing Color
  • Nature Walks
  • Reading by the Fireplace
  • Candles
  • Movie Nights
  • Booties
  • Scarves
  • Beanies
  • Baking cookies
  • Cuddling
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Campfire with S’mores
  • Apple Cider
  • Soup
  • Lipstick
  • Naps
  • Cozy Socks
  • Cardigans
  • Late night Drives
Happy National Coffee Day!

Happy National Coffee Day!

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Since it’s National Coffee Day I decided to post my first blog post on this day since it ties into my blog name. I am literally addicted to coffee, well I wouldn’t say addicted but close to it lol. There is something about coffee that always makes my day better and makes me super happy about life!

I got curious and decided to research why coffee made me feel better mentally and came upon an article. There was a study done by German researchers that when volunteers drank 2-3 cups of coffee, they were able to spot positive words more quicker than negative words. Previous studies have shown that caffeine might stimulate the central nervous system and increase the brain chemical called dopamine, which is linked with rewards, creativeness, impulsiveness, and addiction.

And BAM ladies and gentlemen,we have my answer to why I might or might not be addicted to coffee 🙂 Let me know if anyone else feels this way about coffee! I can’t be the only one?