20 By 20

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I celebrated my 19th birthday a few weeks ago and can't believe that am entering my last year of being a teen! I feel like yesterday I was counting down the days to my 18th birthday and now here I am. Last year was a big year for me. I accomplished a lot and am so excited to take on another busy, exciting, crazy year! But sometimes it is so easy to get lost in that. My friends and family made my 19th birthday so incredible, and it got me thinking, why shouldn't everyday feel this special? So I made this list. What better way to cherish my last year as a teen than to live purposefully, go on adventures, try new things, and hopefully spread joy to others. I have between now and my 20th birthday to complete this list, so wish me luck!


1. Watch the sunrise. I want to make a conscious effort to wake up early, drive somewhere particularly gorgeous, and appreciate the beauty of the new day.

2. Take a class just for fun. Calligraphy, floral arranging, cappuccino making, or maybe all three!

3. Make a daily habit of reading my Bible.

4. Vote in the presidential election. 

5.  Be more generous. With my time, with compliments, with shared moments, with laughs.

6. Make a photo book for high school. 

7. Do the Hollywood Sign hike. I can't believe I've been living in LA for months now and still haven't gotten around to this!

8. Go on a road trip with friends. What's better than long drives with great friends (and pit stops for coffee of course)?

9. Be on time. If there was such a thing as a professional late person, I'd be one. Really need to work on this.

10. Start investing my money. 

11. Read 20 books. It only makes sense to read 20 books during my 20th year!

12. Start singing again. I really been missing that aspect of my life. Before college, I sang in church and jammed with friends all. the. time.

13. Go completely unplugged for a weekend. 

14. Go to bed by 11pm for a month. I'm convinced that college has made me nocturnal. I'm such a night owl, so I'm excited to see if I can actually do this.

15. Tackle my procrastination. 

16. Embrace my imperfections. Self love. It's important. Though this blog's motto may be to embrace the perfectly imperfect moments of life, its definitely something that I struggle with.

17. Travel to a new country. 

18. Go to a live taping of a show. Ellen, here I come!

19. Get an internship. Preferably in NYC or Paris please?

20. Spread joy. 
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Give Thanks for Warby Parker



Everyone experiences fall differently, and I am so excited to team up with the eyeglasses company,  Warby Parker to share how I see mine. This season has definitely included a fare share of homework, essay writing, and studying, but it also consisted of my favorite festivities! It's time put the pencil down, close the computer, and share my #FallSyllabus! My #FallSyllabus has included pumpkin carving with my sorority sisters, birthday fun in San Francisco, holiday baking, spontaneous trips to the beach, and reflecting on this season of thanksgiving. I've been counting down the days to Thanksgiving, and as I wrap up on one of my favorite times of the year, I for one am so thankful for Warby Parker. Lately I've been wearing my Durand frames to get me through early morning classes and late nights of studying. Not only does Warby Parker offer so many styles that you can try through their home trial program, but for every pair of glasses sold, Warby Parker donates eye exams and affordable glasses to those in need! And that is something to be thankful for! What was on your #FallSyllabus this season? 

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