Suburban Kid Goes Hiking. Body Sore for Days.

I’m a suburban kid. The closest I’ve been to nature is sitting on a beach with a bag of chips and a bottle of sweet tea. But for some odd reason, I’ve been spending the beginning of summer begging someone to go hiking with me.

Again, I’m a suburban kid.

So most of my friends didn’t take me too seriously when I said I was going hiking. And why should they? My only experience with hiking was walking from my apartment to the not-quite-off-campus Target Express to grab some groceries.

But I was determined to go hiking this summer, and I finally found (okay, I forced) someone to go with me! Enter Chace – the guy who was unfortunate enough to say he would accompany me on a trip out to Potomac, Maryland, so we could explore the Billy Goat Trail.

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Eating My Way Through the Museum of Ice Cream

First and foremost, I need to apologize. I’ve been neglecting this blog for entirely too long. Life got hectic, and classes got intense (shoutout to all those 300 and 400 level classes), and I had to put less time into my writing and more time into my schoolwork.

But now summer is here, and I have more time dedicated to exploring fun things and sharing those explorations with you all! So far I’ve been to my third Pride, gotten a short story published, and had an ah-mazing spring break in Miami with my friends. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, then these things aren’t new to you.

One of the most interesting things we did in Miami was spend an evening at the Museum of Ice Cream. It was something that I had been interested in ever since seeing photos of celebrities swimming in a pool of sprinkles. So when we realized there was a Museum of Ice Cream only a few miles away from where we were staying, we quickly bought our tickets.

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No Resolutions Just Goals

We’re at the beginning of February. People have made their New Year’s resolutions and have already begun dropping them. No judgement though. We’ve all been there. We swore up and down this would be the year that we will finally live up to our resolution to live healthier. And sure enough, once February 3 rolls around, we’ve already eaten fast food for dinner three nights in a row.

So this year, there are no more resolutions. Just goals.

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A Summer Girl’s Guide to Surviving the Winter

Summer girls love the sun, the beach and all things warm. Summer girls also hate the cold. Like really hate the cold.

But for all the summer girls who are suffering this winter, I’ve compiled a list of tips to help you stay warm and cozy until the warm weather returns.

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$6.99 Press On Nails vs. 7 Hour Wedding

My cousin’s wedding was in an hour, my bank account was running low, and my nails looked absolutely terrible. Claire’s, ever the lifesaving store, was having a three for three sale. You buy three items and get three for free. Initially, I was going to get earrings as my three free items, but next to the checkout line, I saw a huge display rack filled with press on nails. I took one look at my unmanicured hands and was sold.

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