17 weeks and counting…

Seventeen weeks ago, I made a decision that turned into a lifestyle change. After being tired of the extreme bloat that accompanied any dairy meal or product I consumed, I decided to detox for a week. During this week I would only eat vegetation. I would take on a vegan diet for the entire week. This didn’t seem like a difficult task for me being that I’d done two 20-day raw vegan detoxes before. What’s a week at this point? I felt my body needed a break and this was my attempt at giving it one. Well one week turned into two. Two into three. Before you know know it, I was 8 weeks in and not missing meat AT ALL. That is, until I heard someone mention fried fish. I then decided that I’d sparingly reincorporate seafood into my diet. What does “sparingly” look like? Well for me it was eating seafood on the weekends and also if I were outside dining and decided that’s what I wanted, that is what I would have. That worked for me up until about 2 weeks ago when I decided to remove seafood from my diet again. I am now back to eating 100% plant based. Today makes 17 weeks since that first week. With this change came a lot of questions. I will answer a few…

2020 Covid Escape (Girls only edition)

What a year 2020 has been. No need for any recaps. We are all aware of what it’s been like over the last 9 months, I haven’t written in a while. At least I haven’t managed to finish a post and actually press “publish.” It’s like having everything to say, wanting, and needing to say…

2019… LISTEN!

First off, can we talk about how fast this year went by? It feels like I was JUST sitting in this same spot typing Dear 2018 & Hello 2019! About a couple of weeks ago, a guy inside of Publix told me that as you get older, time seemingly moves much faster. I didn’t put much…

7 Travel Essentials

Whether you’ve just started traveling or you’ve got several stamps on the book(s) already, keep reading! Both green and seasoned travelers this is for you!¬† No matter the stage of travel you find yourself in, the one thing that all travelers can agree on is, the desire to make the entire process much easier.¬†Once the…

Charlotte

I decided to pick a place on the map that I hadn’t visited and just go there for the weekend. I’d driven through North Carolina and had several layovers there, but I’d never really experienced the city. That is, until this past weekend. Let me just say that I am happy that I did and…

Thailand! (Part 1)

***Due to not feeling so well after my return from Thailand along with a busier than normal schedule, it has taken me much longer to finish my entries about my trip, but I hope to have published my last entries by the end of next week. Bangkok We made it!!! Hellllooooo Bangkok! Let the party…

E for Elephants

I grew up with a momma and an uncle that was obsessed with elephants. My Uncle Felix and my mom had a real “thing” for these beautiful creatures, but their love came with a prerequisite. The trunk had to be up! Apparently, this meant good luck. I don’t know how or when it happened, but…

Amsterdam

A 9-hour layover in Amsterdam gave us about 6 hours to spare. When I book travel, I tend to look for great layover opportunities! What constitutes a great layover opportunity? Let’s see. You need a). a great location always helps. I tend to look for places, I haven’t visited yet or places I’d like to…

1st Leg Starts Here! (Washington, DC)

The meetup spot! Washington (IAD) was the first official leg of our trip. With my best friend traveling from Ohio and myself from Florida, this offered us the best overall options for our entire trip including, ticket pricing and layover options. We both had morning flights but with Ohio being closer to DC than Florida,…