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BOUNCING BACK TO NEW YORK TONIGHT @Bounce21NYC | In Memory of NY in November

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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?

#Hobbyist

My 2017 started off much different than any of the years in the past. I have been ignited with intent and eagerness to be more than what I’ve been…

I’ll be 35 this year and I’ve always loved documenting everything. Last year when I bought my camera for over $700, my husband thought it was going to be the same as all my other possessions.

spend a shit ton of money on something and never play with it after the first day…

He was wrong and quite honestly, I was too.

I had no idea how long I would keep this for but as each video goes live, I sense the purpose of my existence.

“There are two important moments in your life. 1st, you’ll never remember, which is the day you are born. 2nd is the day your realize why you were born.”

Something of that nature… at my graduation, the keynote speaker, Benjamin Jealous made this statement. These were the only words I remembered from that morning.

I can’t say I have experienced my 2nd important moment, yet, however, I know it’s near.

I hope you are too… or have.

Canon G7X

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Facebook , I’m Back!

I deleted my personal facebook a while ago. I hated/hate it.

I recently deleted my facebook page couple months ago. My likes weren’t growing and it was pissing me off. I had given up.

For 2017, I really wanted to focus on my hobby… which is vlogging/blogging/sharing.

I decided to restart a facebook page, though I lost 1000+ followers…

I hope to figure out my existence and grow my social reach.

Now that I’m done with college I hope to have more time for me. 🙂

(Though college was me too!)

https://facebook.com/bvityl

How To Eat A Drumstick @GusFriedChicken

My vlog went live last week and while I was editing the video, I realized how much I craved Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken.

We visited the location while we were in Kansas in December. We were there for a wedding and I really wanted to do a feature on a non-LA establishment. However, during our meal, the waitress informed us that Gus’s opened an LA location.

Now I’ll have to go visit!

http://gusfriedchicken.com/

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:

@WaterGrill @SouthCoastPlaza

I came here for HH one day after a meeting and decided I needed to go back STAT.

Met my friend one early Friday evening at the bar. We ate a lot and probably finished off 3 bottles of the Cloudy Bay 2015 SB.

I’ll be there again for a birthday next week and finally sitting in the dining area.

I look forward to my next trip.

As some of you may know, I am obsessed with public washrooms. This spot had a very clean and private one… I liked it a lot. 😉

Video to come soon! Make sure you subscribe to my channel!

Manolo Blahnik Rainbow Pumps (ON SALE!!!)

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