(Late) 2018 Resolutions!

Usually I don’t like the idea of resolutions during the new year because I feel like I should always be trying to better myself. However, I realized that the start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to reflect on what you could have done better last year. I wanted to publish this for…

Gypsy Inspired Shoot

I have had such an amazing time being creative and having fun and trying out new things with photography. My friend Lexi was my model for this boho-gypsy inspired shoot. It was about 27 degrees outside, but we somehow managed to have a blast and get some really stunning shots. We brought blankets and a…

Getting Back to What I Love…

A couple days ago my good friend Lilly modeled for me as I start back with my long time hobby/love of photography. To be completely honest, I didn’t really have a laid out plan of what I was going to do. Luckily since we’re close friends, it wasn’t awkward to think of ideas for a…

Finding My Direction

Throughout my entire life I have found so many things that I have felt passionate about and I wanted to pursue further. While that may seem like an amazing thing, it is actually harder than not finding anything you are passionate about at all. I don’t know if I am in the same situation as…

Fall Favorites! (so far)

At the risk of sounding incredibly basic, fall is one of my favorites times of the year. It’s a tough choice between fall and winter for me, but this time of year in general has a special magic in the air. The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, pumpkin spice fills the air of…

Feeling Out of Place

I typically like to write about more uplifting topics, but this has been weighing on my mind lately. I have had many seasons in my life where I have felt like I don’t belong and I’ve felt lost. I would actually venture to say that I have felt that way in most times in my…

Growing Up

It’s been quite a while since I last wrote on here and I know I’ve said that before. Senior year is kicking my butt and it’s one of those times in life where you feel like everything is hitting you all at once. Anticipation is the absolute worst. Sometimes its worse than whatever your anticipating….

Life Updates: Traveling, Grieving, and Moving Forward

It has been a little while old friend… Miss Blonde & Determined herself has been quite the traveler lately and I haven’t seemed to have that much time to sit back and breathe. Until now! I feel the need to give you a quick update on life since I have been slightly MIA. As of…

Short-Term Goals!

As I was cuddled up in my bed and binge watching my new obsession, The Carrie Diaries, I began thinking about what I hope to accomplish in life. Maybe it was young Carrie’s ambition that sparked my own thoughts, but I decided to create a list of short-term goals. I usually focus on long-term goals…

My Strengths & Weaknesses

To get to where you want to go you have to know where you stand. This is why I think it is so important to recognize your strengths and weaknesses. I decided to make a list of mine and hopefully this inspires you to think of your own. Who knows, you might even resonate with…

Being a Young Woman in Today’s World

Living in the world today as a young woman is a highly debated topic, typically talked about by people who aren’t young women. Depending on your outlook, it either sucks, it’s amazing, or we’re failing altogether as a young generation of females. Women are believed to get caught up in what “the look” of today’s…

How to Get to Know the Real You

As cheesy and cliché as it sounds, you would be shocked by the amount of people who don’t know themselves. You might be wondering what I mean by “knowing yourself.” The best way I can describe it is finally being comfortable with being alone. Being by yourself and content in your own silence. So many…