One Lovely Blog

I don’t usually find myself doing “bloggy” things (if that makes sense) like this, but when Sari from The Sweet Life nominated me for the “One Lovely Blog Award,” I thought, why not? Plus, to be 100% honest, I had nothing planned for today, so this came at a great time! 😉



[[Here’s the Deal]]

“The One Lovely Blog Award nominations are chosen by fellow bloggers for those newer and up-and-coming bloggers. The goal is to help give recognition and also to help the new blogger to reach more viewers. It also recognizes blogs that are considered to be “lovely” by the fellow bloggers who choose them. This award recognizes bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with viewers and followers. In order to “accept” the award the nominated blogger must complete five steps.

Steps to Accept the Award:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
(My link:
2. List the rules and display the award logo in your post.
3. Add 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate other bloggers you want to know better.
5. Follow the person who nominated you on bloglovin’.”

[[7 Facts about Me – In true QB fashion, 6 are true and one is a lie….figure it out. :)]]

1. My dad is friends with Dave Prowse, who played the body (not the voice) of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars movies. He came to Bloomington, IN (where I went to college) one night for a film showing, and I had dinner with him.

2. A few years ago, I had a very painful experience with stepping on sea urchins in the Dominican.

3. Though I covet high fashion, I’ve never owned an expensive bag (ie: Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs), with the exception of a Coach Outlet bag I got as a gift one year.

4. I take pleasure in discussing, practicing, and correcting grammar. Also parallel structure (if you get this, then we can be best friends).

5. I drink close to a gallon of water every day.

6. Though I love nothing more than a steaming hot cup of coffee, if I have a choice, then I typically choose iced coffee, even when I lived through terribly blustery winters in the Midwest.

7. I’ve celebrated Groundhog’s in Punxsutawney, Pa. In fact, it’s where I got engaged on February 2, 2012!

[[And my Lovely Nominations]]

>> Lauryn at Fit Awakening

>> Jinah at Heart and Seoul

>> Natasha at Bamboo Blossom

>> Megan at Hayes Days

*Please don’t feel obligated to participate in this – won’t hurt my feelings! Plus we’re not all new anyway! 🙂


8 Week Hot Body Challenge: Week 1 Update

Last week I mentioned I would be starting a meal plan to sort of “re set” and get back on track. After my Vegas trip at the end of September, I sort let of myself go. Surprisingly, I hadn’t really gained any weight, but all my healthy habits flew out the window. Honestly, I’m not that great at following guided meal plans, but with this one, I’m giving myself the freedom to make (healthy) tweaks as necessary. The meals do get a bit repetitive throughout the week (though I was fine with it for week one), so if I get tired of something, I’m fine with having the leftovers of another day, subbing something else, etc.

[[The Food]]

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For the first week, not too shabby. The old egg and banana pancakes are not new to me, but I’ve definitely perfected them (dash of cinnamon, splash of vanilla extract, pinch of baking powder, splash of almond milk), and now they’re one of my favorite breakfasts (topped with almond butter, of course). I had actually been eating egg white oats (thanks for my friend Lauryn) in the weeks leading up to this, so I was happy to see I could continue. I’ve starting making them on the stove and adding a little almond milk – soooo good! The meals have actually been pretty filling. I mean, meatballs, sweet potatoes, and cauliflower all for lunch seems like a feast to me, but it really did keep me fuller longer, so no complaints.

[[The Workouts]]

So, um, I only worked out Monday-Wednesday. Lame, I know. To be honest, I think I started to have sugar withdrawals because I just sort of felt like crap. That in turn made me very unmotivated to work out. I will say though that it’s Sunday night, and my butt is STILL somewhat sore from MONDAY’S workout! Once I actually get my butt in gear, then I’ll have more to report on this end.

[[How I’m Feeling]]

For the first few days, I followed the meal plan to a T, so like I said, I started to feel the miserable effects of sugar withdrawal and, inadvertently, caffeine withdrawal. I’m not trying to quit coffee, but I am trying to limit it. However, on Thursday, I ate a Quest Bar (straying from meal plan, but I don’t mind), and on Friday and Saturday I had a few drinks, so there’s sugar right there. As far as energy goes, it sort of comes and goes in spurts. I’ll wake up super tired (as usual), then I’ll eat and feel great and then I’ll just feel sort of “blah.” I’m taking this all as an adjustment period though.

[[General Thoughts]]

So far so good. I’ve lost a couple of pounds, which I know is just water weight. I took measurements at the start, and I’ll take my measurements again tomorrow (Monday). I know some people say not to worry about those things until “the end,” but it’s interesting for me to track from week to week. If I don’t make much progress one week, then it allows me to look back and reflect and see if I can pinpoint the problem. Just the analyst in me. 🙂 Onto week 2! You can find more info here.

Half Moon Bay and Sonoma Part 02

Happy Friday! Here we are wrapping up Part 2 of our fun-filled weekend last weekend in Half Moon Bay and Sonoma. Read part 1 here. Since it’s Friday afternoon, and everyone’s probably already checked out (at least mentally) into the weekend, I’ll keep this on the shorter side and be brief with my words. Here we are!


We love taking day trips up to Sonoma, driving around to 3-4 wineries, tasting, and choosing bottles to take home. On this day, we traveled up with some friends and stayed around the Petaluma area.

Stop One: Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

Jacuzzi Family Vineyards winen tasting

Jacuzzi Family Vineyards grape vines

As far as tasting goes, Jacuzzi was probably our favorite spot, mainly due to the employee who poured for us. He was so nice and friendly; Don will hold a special place in our hearts forever. You can get a glimpse of Don below, to the far right.

wine friends

Jacuzzi had olive oil tasting, too, which was a fun experience!

olive oil tasting at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

Stop Two: Cline Cellars Vineyards and Winery

We had been to Cline before, but we didn’t mind another stop. The grounds are beautiful (as they all are), but they feel a little more “homey” than other wineries, especially since the tasting room is in an old house.

Cline Cellars grounds

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Brett hung out with a pigeon, per usual.

Cline Vineyards pigeons

Lots of cool trees and cacti.

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And then there was this bench, which we found funny for some reason.

Jim Eller's bench at Cline Vineyards

Stop Three: Viansa Winery & Marketplace

Viansa Family Vineyards

Viansa was probably our least favorite of the day, not because it was bad, but we because we had been spoiled by free tastings at Jacuzzi and Cline. It’s actually pretty common to have to pay for tastings, so the fact that our first two stops were free was amazing and made us become a bit bratty when we had to pay at Viansa. 🙂 Plus none of the wine really knocked our socks off, so we left empty handed as well.

Viansa Family Vineyards wine tasting

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Excuse my ghost face above. Stunning grounds and scenery below!

Viansa Family Vineyards sign

Viansa Family Vineyards grape vines

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Sonoma Scenery

Stop Four: Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards

Now as far as general atmosphere and just overall beauty and awesomeness, Gloria Ferrer was my favorite of the day. They specialize in sparkling wine, so rather than pay for a (pretty expensive) tasting, we decided to just share a bottle. And a cheese plate, naturally. Sitting on the terrace overlooking the vast scenery, sipping on sparkling, and nibbling on cheese. Seriously, is there anything better?

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Sonoma Scenery 2

Gloria Ferrer scenery

sparklin wine at Gloria Ferrer

Last Stop: Rossi’s 1906


After our fourth winery, we knew we were pretty much done, but food was imperative. We did a quick Yelp search and ended up at Rossi’s 1906, which was quite tasty. Our table was right off of the dancefloor, which was sadly empty. Probably because we were eating what I like to call the “early bird special” at 5:30pm.

And that wraps up last weekend! Have you been to Sonoma Valley or any of the above wineries?

Tipsy Thursday 01 // Ice Cube Hack

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a delicious Bourbon Apple Cider, and I said I’d explain how I made the large ice cubes. Today’s the day, lovelies!

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There are quite a few products that make large ice cubes for cocktails (or mocktails, if you please) like this or this. I’d love to have molds like that, and I’m sure I probably will soon because the ice cube spheres are so cool, but in the meantime, here’s a trick for a simple and cheap way to make large, single ice cubes in a large quantity when you just don’t have those sweet silicon molds.

Step 1

Find plastic take-out ramekins, like the ones you get at a restaurant. You can find these at party stores or Costco, but the easiest place is a liquor store, which is where I found them. They’re technically “jello shot cups.”

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Step 2

Fill each cup a little over 3/4 full. You can definitely fill them up all the way, which result in larger cubes; I just find them harder to get out once they’re frozen.

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Step 3

Fill as many cups as you want and load up on a baking sheet or muffin tin. I recommend a muffin tin to eliminate spillage.

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Step 4

Pop in the freezer for 4-6 hours, or until frozen solid. Overnight is probably best. If the cubes aren’t frozen solid, then they’ll break when you try to pop them out.

Step 5

In order to get them out – without breaking the ice cube or the cup – I wrap my warm hand around the cup, while rotating the cup a few times and gently squeezing. The warmth from your hand will help to melt the ice just a tad and the gentle squeezing helps to start to work it out.

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Step 6

Once you’ve worked the ice out enough, you can flip it over a glass and use your thumbs to pop that cube out!

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Step 7

Add your beverage, and enjoy! Find the recipe for Bourbon Apple Cider here!

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Have you ever tried something like this? Let me know if you do!

Half Moon Bay & Sonoma Part 01

You know those weekends when you feel like you didn’t do much, but when you look back, it was actually quite the whirlwind? Yah, that happened.

I talked about my upcoming plans on Friday, and they did not disappoint. I love just randomly hopping in the car and going on daytime adventures (especially if they involve wine and cheese), and this weekend was no exception. Today I will recap part 1 of our weekend, which was Saturday in Half Moon Bay!

Warning: If you hate blog posts containing lots of pictures of wine, beautiful scenery, and other people’s good times, then maybe skip this one? 😛

Half Moon Bay

It was Brett’s idea to go to Half Moon Bay. I didn’t really know much about it, but I’m so glad we made it happen. Apparently we picked the perfect day to go because afterwards we heard that it’s usually super foggy there (even more so than SF), but it was a beautiful day! The drive there had no shortage of beautiful scenery.


I’m not even sure what this, but I’m into it.


First Stop: La Nebbia Winery

Nebbia Winery Half Moon Bay

La Nebbia Winery is right off the highway into town, so it was pretty hopping when we went in. If I’m being honest, we didn’t have the most enjoyable time, not because it was busy but because one of the employees was just super busy and frazzled and made no effort to hide it, which resulted in her being sort of rude. I don’t know about you, but when I’m wine tasting, I want to be immersed in the experience. I don’t want to get a quick pour and literally be told to head to the back until I was ready for more. Not fun. I understand being busy, but it just seemed sort of disorganized. The man working there that day though was super pleasant, so he somewhat made up for our less than stellar visit.

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The wines themselves were okay; nothing really stood out to us except, oddly enough, the dessert wines. I’m typically not a dessert wine person, but they were pretty tasty. Our favorite part was the add-on of port in a chocolate cup. Yes, please!

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Stop #2: Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Co.

Half Moon Bay Wine and Cheese

We liked Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Co. much better. Though not an actual winery, they offer flights and single 2/3/6 oz. pours. The place was bright and clean and pretty chill. We were able to linger at the tasting bar at our leisure and didn’t feel rushed at all. We started by sharing the “Autumnal Mix” flight, which included a Cortese, a Grenache Gris, and a Sangiovese. Tasty.


Next, we shared two 2-oz pours: a Tempranillo and a Chilean Cabernet (not pictured). Afterwards, we wandered around, popping in and out of the little shops. There was some ukelee playing.


Last Stop: Hop Dogma Brewing Co.

Hop Dogma Brewery Half Moon Bay

Hop Dogma Brewing Co. was so cute, like a little hipster slice of heaven tucked away. We could have gone to the bigger Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, but I had read reviews that Hop Dogma was more intimate and just a better experience. I have to agree. We each had a flight, and we got a couple of tacos from the food truck outside. The crowd was lively, and there was even a dog! Cuteness ensued.


From front to back: Polydactyl Pilsner, Danked and Confused (Indian Pale Lager), High & Dry Stout, and Potent Porpoise Porter (what a great name!)


Have you ever been to Half Moon Bay? Tune in later for part 2 in Sonoma!

All the Things 05 // Ankle Boots (Splurge vs Save)

Fall always has me wanting ALL the ankle boots…

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1.  the reid boot // Madewell

3.  Calf Hair Ankle Boots  // J. Crew

5.  ‘Pacific’ Wraparound Strap Bootie // Sam Edelman via Nordstrom


2.  Ava Ankle Boot // Target

4.  ‘I Get a Click Out of You’ Bootie // Modcloth

6.  ‘Kona’ Bootie // Bella Vita via Nordstrom

Which pair is your favorite? Are you loving ankle boots right now as  much as I am??

Tidbits & Coming Attractions

I didn’t have a particular topic scheduled for today, so I thought I’d drop some tidbits on your as well as give you a sneak peek into what’s on the agenda this weekend.


1. I added quite a few new items to my Poshmark closet. Some of them I’ve worn on my blog, so if anything strikes your fancy, check out my closet, and feel free to make me an offer!

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2. Does anyone watch American Horror Story? I’ve always been a fan, but was sort of let down with last season; however, I am LOVING this new season. I just watched the newest episode last night and had to cover my eyes and ears for a good portion, but I can’t get enough!

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3. I got my 6th Fix from Stitch Fix today, and I kept two blouses, both from Collective Concepts: The Esten (mine is a gorgeous purple) and the Lydia. Can’t wait to wear them both!


[[Coming Attractions]]

1. We randomly decided to take a day trip to Half Moon Bay tomorrow. We don’t have much of a game plan other than maybe a winery and a brewery. Stay tuned!

2. On Sunday we have plans to drive up to Sonoma with a couple of friends. Again, we don’t have much of a plan. Typically we just pick a spot (Sonoma Country is huge) and then drive to 2-3 wineries close by. I may do a little research before we go, but the spontaneity is one of my favorite parts.

3. I was going to write a personal post about body image today, but I didn’t want to slap it together hastily, so I’ll work on that for next week.  In that post, I was going to bring up that I’m making changes come Monday. Throughout much of late summer/early fall, I was doing so well with eating right and working out hard every day in preparation for my Vegas trip. Then Vegas came and went and so did all my hard work. Now, with the holidays coming up, I just know that it’s only going to get worse, so I figured why not start NOW rather than wait til the New Year? I don’t want to give myself “free passes” to just gorge myself during the holidays. Nope.

photo (3)Seriously, dat cheesecake doe…sooo good!

So, even though I feel a little silly about this, I purchased a meal plan and a fit journal from Blogilates. I’m not sure why I feel so silly; I guess it just feels like something my teen-age self would do, buying a fit journal. Ha. 😛 Though I do get obsessive over documenting things, and I LOVE handwriting things, so it may just be perfect for me! We’ll see! I’ve also decided that instead of doing straight P90X or straight T25 or even following a hybrid calendar, I’m going to write my own plan each week, incorporating the Blogilates monthly calendar as well as my favorite weight lifting exercises and moves from my favorite programs I’ve done in the past. So, what does that mean for QB? Not much. I will definitely be writing about my journey; however, I don’t want inundate everyone with food and exercise talk if that’s not what you’re interested in, so I will most likely be doing weekly update posts. I like this idea for accountability’s sake. I’ll probably post more frequently on Instagram.

So there are some random tidbits from me as well as what to expect in the coming weeks! What about you? What are you up to this weekend? Any suggestions on fun things to do in Half Moon Bay??

Taking Stock 03 // The “I’ve Lived in SF for 6 Months Now!” Edition

I kind of can’t believe we’ve been here for six months already! In that time, we’ve made a small handful of friends, done some touristy stuff, and drank lots and lots of wine. I figured it was about time to take some stock!

Making : excuses for not blogging and/or working. Get it together, girl.
Cooking : a decent amount but not as much as I’d like. Next week, I’m starting this “8 week plan,” (more on that soon!) so I’ll pretty much be doing nothing but cooking.
Drinking : wine, lots of wine. Seriously, “when in Rome” has never rang more true for me than with living in Northern California!
Reading : not much. I’ve been “reading” We Were Liars for a few weeks now…it’s actually due back to the library, but I keep telling myself I’m going to read it!
Wanting : to do something fun; I just don’t know what! Being vague is my specialty.
Looking : at different life options. It’s like there are too many but not enough at the same time.
Playing : with my little boy!
Wasting : money, really. On cocktails, coffee, clothes, I don’t need. #YOLO right? (I just bought these but paid for them with money from my Poshmark account, but that doesn’t count right?)
Sewing : still nothing. (Every time I fill this out, I say I’m going to get rid of this one, but I never do.)
Wishing : there were more hours in the day, but mainly only because I sometimes put off work until the end of the evening, or I forget to work out, etc.
Enjoying : all my free time still, but starting to want/need something more with my life. (same as the last time I wrote this in JANUARY!)
Waiting : for noon to roll around because I have a hot coffee date with Lauryn.
Liking : our Halloween costumes this year. Even though we dressed up on a bad night and no one else really appreciated them, still like love!
Dem eyebrows doe!
Wondering : if I should chop my hair off, and by chop off, I mean go for a lob.
Loving : that it’s November, and it’s in the 60s/low 70s! AND this view from my apartment!
Hoping : to go on more exciting adventures, make more friends, see more movies (have I ever talked about how I just genuinely enjoy theater going experiences? I really do!)
Marveling : at a) the Into the Woods trailer I just watched, b) at how hilarious this week’s New Girl episode was ( 1 // 2 ), and c) how sucked in to The Killing I am after only a few episodes. Apparently I don’t marvel at things like natural wonders of the world; I marvel at film and television.
Needing : to go back to Vegas STAT!
Smelling: a pumpkin spice candle. Duh. #BWG
Wearing : leggings and an oversized striped tee, which is pretty much my uniform these days.
Following : ALL the cute dog Instagrams. My favorites these days are @ThreeLittleBostons, @otisbarkingston, and @callmechowder! (You should probably go ahead and follow @macgyvertheboston while you’re at it!)
Noticing : that I need to get my hair done…my roots are starting to show (real talk!). — Again, keeping this from JANUARY….some things never change!
Knowing : that soon we’ll be traveling home for Christmas already stresses me out, but it puts a little joy in my heart, too. 🙂
Wondering : when in the world I’m going to figure my life out.
Feeling : a little chilly and a little hungry. That calls for shoes and a snack. Easy fix, self.
Bookmarking : lots of info on owning my own domain, changing blog servers, etc. It’s maddening.
Opening : up to new possibilities, people, places, etc. Trying to anyway.
Giggling : at how lazy Macgyver is. I’m always giggling at that guy.
What are you enjoying, hoping, cooking, feeling, or giggling at right now?  Or better yet, blog your own “Taking Stock” list and link it up below in the comments!

I first saw “Taking Stock” on The Daybook, but the idea originated on Meet Me At Mike’s.

12 Day Blogger Challenge – Day 12: A Day in the Life

And I was doing so well. Man, this weekend just flew by, and I didn’t have much time to blog. On Friday I had to write Day 11. I had intentions of putting this post together Friday night, but life happened. Then, Saturday I had to work on my actual job, you know, the one that pays me money. So, here we are Sunday night. I decided to just sort of wrap up the whole weekend rather than one day; trust me, it’s far more interesting that way.


1. I woke up somewhat late because Brett is a horrible sleep talker / walker and he kept loudly babbling every so often (it seemed like every 5 minutes) and waking me up. We are also dog sitting, so that’s always interesting at night too.

2. I had a haircut appointment at 10am, so I ate half of a MacroBar for breakfast (so bad…don’t skip breakfast!). Of course I forgot to take pictures of my hair.

3. On the way back home, I stopped by Backyard Kitchen and grabbed a wrap and a cookie. I devoured said wrap before I even thought about photographing it. Here’s my cookie.


Complete with Hint cucumber water, of course.

3. I finally got the dogs to settle down for a cute picture.


Then this happened. Mac’s face cracks me up.


4. I did some blogging and wrote Day 11 of #12DayBlogger Challenge. Here I am just casually sitting at my computer. (So I have my budget post up because originally I was just going to show my day from Thursday. Oops.)


5. I started craving another cookie. I did not go get one. High five to me.

6. Then I took some creepy photos of the dogs. Cuteness ensues.



7. For the rest of the afternoon/early evening I worked (I work from home). Then I opened a bottle of wine.

8. Around 8:00pm, I threw together a random pirate costume (I felt lame not dressing up on the actual night of Halloween), and we went to Off the Grid for dinner and then to a couple of random bars on Chestnut.



1. Brett and I got up somewhat early and hit up Goodwill to grab some costume pieces. We had Burger King for lunch (not typical of us AT ALL, but we were short on time and it was convenient).

2. Around noon, Brett went to a Purdue game gathering, and I worked for several, several hours. It was seriously my whole day. Thrilling. Here I am just casually sitting on my couch, chugging away.


3. Around 7:00pm, we got ready in our costumes while waiting for a couple of friends to come over.


Get it??? If not, see here!

4. We went out for a few hours, but we went to Polk Street, which is sort of a chill area anyway. That and with it being November 1 and all, there weren’t many other costumes; however, there were some photo booth shenanigans.




1. Slept in pretty late.

2. Had a quick lunch at Crave.

3. Went grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s along with what seemed like half the city. It was a mad house.

4. Made a quick and tasty Sweet Potato Chili.


5. Now we are watching The Killing, which we just started tonight!

How was your weekend? Hopefully you had an awesome Halloween! 

Well, that wraps up the 12 Day Blogger Challenge; thanks to all who participated! Link up below! I’m going to keep the link up open until Monday 11/3 at midnight. 

1. Participate each day. Latecomers welcome – start when you can!

2. Add your link(s) below.

3. Please mention in your posts that you are linking up with Quirky Britches’ 12 Day Blogger Challenge and provide a link.

4. Unfortunately, WordPress does not allow me to install a Widget, but make sure you check out the other fabulous bloggers through the link below!

If you’re not familiar, check out the 12 Day Blogger Challenge explanation post!

12 Day Blogger Challenge – Day 11: I used to be _____

Just a quick Day 11 here. Yesterday all my time was taken up by creating my budgeting post, so, sadly, #12DayBloggerChallenge got neglected.

<<<I used to be painfully, painfully shy.>>>

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The truth is, I still am to some extent. But I’m getting better! Growing up, I always had the same core group of friends, but once we all went to college, I pretty much only had my boyfriend at the time to rely on. After a year of really feeling like I had no identity of my own (other than being so-and-so’s girlfriend), the last straw was realizing that I had no one to live with my sophomore year. At my college, freshman year was the year of the dorms and then by the end, you’d met your future apartment roomies. Not for me. I finally made it my mission to meet some friends! I knew that I had to start putting myself out there in order to not continue to feel miserable. So while I wasn’t thrilled that I had to spend another year in the dorms, it ended up not being the worst thing in the world because since I was newly single, I was forced to get to know the girls on my floor and start to make plans. This really helped me start to gradually chip away at my shell. Eventually, by the end of college, I had made some close friends and was working at a restaurant full of cool people, so there was never a shortage of parties and get togethers to attend. I still never really felt like I fit in anywhere, but I did meet a best friend or two out of my whole college experience!

Now, I’m living in a brand new city, and I sort of feel like it’s freshman year of college all over again. Now, I’m married, but just like in college, all my friends seem to stem from Brett. Part of me feels like I’m “so-and-so’s girlfriend wife” again. And while I know that it’s perfectly normal to not know a soul when you move to a new city, let alone across the country, I’m still trying to fight my way out of that shell. Just like in college, I still don’t really fit in anywhere, and even though I’ve met a couple of cool ladies, I still don’t have those “bestie” girlfriend relationships yet. And it’s totally my fault. I could join a gym. I could volunteer somewhere. I could get a “normal” office job. But like a true introvert, I value my alone time. It doesn’t bother me….until it does bother me. If that makes sense. Obviously only time will tell, and ultimately, it’s up to me to keep chipping away at that damn shell.

What about you? What are you working on? What have you conquered? Any other shy sistahs out there?

If you’re participating with me, link up below! 

1. Participate each day. Latecomers welcome – start when you can!

2. Add your link(s) below.

3. Please mention in your posts that you are linking up with Quirky Britches’ 12 Day Blogger Challenge and provide a link.

4. Unfortunately, WordPress does not allow me to install a Widget, but make sure you check out the other fabulous bloggers through the link below!

If you’re not familiar, check out the 12 Day Blogger Challenge explanation post!