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Graduation @WaldenU

Wow, what a feat. After all these years, I’ve finally finished college with a Bachelor of Science in Communications.

As I struggled through the quarters, managing my social, professional and student life, it was apparent that I was almost finishing and it would be too late to quit.

Several, MANY years ago, I realized there wasn’t anything I’ve ever accomplished.

I played the piano for 10 years, played the violin and the flute but didn’t do it enough to stick. I figure skated, but only got to an axle jump. I’ve tried out different jobs, but after two years, I’d quit. I got married and decided to get a divorce…the story goes on.

I knew that I had to graduate college not only for my mom, family, Tyler (especially), but REALLY, for me.

This would be my first accomplishment in life. Hoping that this is a jump start to accomplishing many other things in life.

I always felt insecure about not having a degree, people would ask where I went to school and I would feel dumb for saying I didn’t and trying to justify why. Usually I’d blame my early marriage, but we all know the issue was the fact that I couldn’t get it done.

Now of course, no one asks where I went to school. 😛 But it’s okay, I feel confident, fearless and most of all proud.

Though my mom didn’t really seem that excited for me, all these years she would tell me to finish school and I’d just reply, “I am.” I think the whole online concept was weird for her. She quite didn’t understand the online university and I wasn’t about to explain how now. (Do you know how frustrating it is to show her things on her smartphone?)

Anyway, I am blessed to have been given the time and opportunity to finish my studies.

Now I just need to payoff my school loans. :/

Bear? Where are you?

#WithBennyD in AZ #Scottsdale

On NYE we drove to Scottsdale, Arizona for an engagement/NYE party. Bear’s college friend is having a small destination wedding so they decided to combine the celebration of the New Year and their commitment to each other.

We woke up early and headed east, but on the way we stopped by the outlets!

I blew my entire $500 gift from grandpa in an hour. I could’ve spent more but Bear put me on a budget. 😦

I found a few amazing pieces that I cannot wait to wear! Yippeeee!

It rained most of the day and all night and into the next day in Arizona.

It was super cold and not amusing.

I wore the same dress from my holiday party… I purchased it with the intention of wearing it for NYE and possibly my 35th birthday.

We had a great time, though the hotel we stayed at was sketchy. I was able to get a really nice photo in my raincoat. 😛


Party Before the Party

JC’s birthday is NYE. She always has a party before the party and most of the time, I’m not able to make it. I’m so glad I was in town this time around!

The Morrison in Los Feliz… next to the Los Feliz Costco. Their burgers were yummy.

JC is my friend from middle school all the way through hs. We tried out for the 8th grade cheer squad in 1995 and both made it.

I have fond memories of our childhood and enjoy hanging out with her on these special occasions.

Happy Birthday!

 

LAX -> JFK @BurgerIncNYC

My nail broke at the airport and I realized it on the plane. Luckily, there are several Marie Nail locations in NY so I was in luck!

I immediately booked an appointment as soon as they opened at noon after my red eye flight. We had a very enjoyable weekend… plenty of eating and drinking, we even danced a bit too!

I was able to do a couple of videos while I was out there… instead of my usual trip recap, I found a few locations to shoot at. First being Burger Inc NYC and Catch.

I picked Burger Inc NYC prior to my trip because of the instagram worthy foods… to my luck, an old friend was co-owner of the establishment…

Food was delicious, here’s the video:

Continuation @DinerenBlancLA #DTLA

So I finally edited my Diner en Blanc video and though my camera crapped out on me right when the event started, we still had enough coverage. Thanks to my iPhone!

Hope you enjoy!

The amazing Pineapple Tumblers: https://goo.gl/EZSlZZ

My date for the night: https://www.instagram.com/ingyish/

MY OOTN:
Quay Sunglass: https://goo.gl/jL9I7t
BCBG Stilettos: https://goo.gl/fAc5fc
Tutu: https://goo.gl/6lMSOg
GoJane.com White Tank: https://goo.gl/C3IszO
Theory Fur Coat (black version): https://goo.gl/jkXg81
Necklace: http://juliavaughn.com/
White Fur Clutch (similar): https://goo.gl/IYOXoo