Well, it’s safe to say this didn’t go according to plan…. 😂
It’s time that we get a new car, so Troy isn’t my personal driver. Even though I kind of (and by kind of I mean REALLY) like being driven around by a hot blonde. I don’t ask for much. 😉
Started the process this weekend by checking out a car in the valley. Watch the vlog to see what happens, but it did not go well. Like, probably the exact opposite of what you want to happen while test driving LOL!
Hope you enjoyed this vlog! Busy day today so I gotta bounce (but of course vlogging it so you will see tmrw 🙂 )
Honestly felt like I needed to end this photoshoot vlog with a quick reminder to both myself and anyone needing to hear it.
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE photography and modeling. Both are an awesome creative outlet that let me collaborate with cool people. Yes, yes, yes! to all of that.
BUT, I feel like the state of social media/instagram is wild right now. Meaning, we’ve all been posting our highlight reels for so long that we forget it’s not what day-to-day life looks like. It is proven that social media causes feelings of sadness. While I love being creative and taking cool photos, I also like to keep things real and remind myself that all the carefully curated and edited images I see online are not representative of real life.
I feel like I’m making this vlog seem super serious, when it was actually a hella fun day shooting with my friend Eric. You should check him out if you haven’t already. Very talented and inspiring guy. 🙂
Anywho, felt the need to touch on the impact social media has on us, even though the day was super fun and I love the photos we took!
Mental health is still not a subject that we talk about openly. Figured I would crack that can of worms open today and introduce you to my dear friend Tiffany.
This is my first video really talking about mental health, and my hope is that we can all support eachother and feel less alone. Things like anxiety are ridiculously common, and we have no reason to ever feel ashamed or embarrassed.
Would love for you to visit my youtube and share your experience or let me know what you do to combat anxious feelings!
To say I am happy to be back in my semi-home, is an understatement. It feels so good to have a solid roof over my head for the next few months, and know where the heck i’ll be sleeping!
The travel life is awesome, but if I am being totally honest, I am a homebody. I like to cook, be at home, and be comfortable. Lame? YES. True? Also yes.
Travel is one of the most culturally rewarding experiences you can have (imo.) I am never anything but thankful for all the travel I have been fortunate enough to do. But in this very moment, nothing sounds better than to get into my own bed and watch the new season of Bojack Horseman with Troy. Tonight is “date night” so maybe we will be extra bad and watch TWO episodes. #WILD
I know, I have you on the edge of your seat.
But really. Right now I am so happy to just be here, and live our life.
I’m sure by the next time I post I will be like oMGGGGGG I NEED TO TRAVEL! EXPLORE! GO PLACES!!!!!! Because, that’s just how I am. But for tonight… being back at home is perfect.
k I feel like this post got unusually deep tonight. But i’ve also had half a bottle of wine at dinner so this all needs to be taken with a grain of salt.
On another random note we tried a new Italian spot in Santa Monica for date night. They had an EXTENSIVE cheese menu (winning) and I specifically asked them to bring the stinkiest/most foot smelling cheese on the menu and it was SO BLAND. I thought they brought the wrong order. Apparently I am the only girl in LA who can handle really smelly cheese.
This is the most random blog ever. Sorry lol. We started with be getting all emotional, and now we are talking about foot smelling cheese.
Whatever. These are the realities of my life hahaha.
OK GOING TO BED.
Bojack awaits. If you are kind of dark sometimes but also love smart humour, watch Bojack Horseman. You will need an episode or 3 to get over the fact that they all have animal heads but it’s worth it. So good.
I cannot tell you HOW hesitant I was to share this video. This is a super touchy subject, but the story had to be told.
The point of this video is to share my personal experience with living a healthy lifestyle my entire life, and for two years switching to an EXTREMELY unhealthy lifestyle. Looking back, I can’t believe I let myself live in such an unhealthy way. Crazy!
So check out the video for the full story on how I gained and lost 25 lbs. If you liked the storytime, please leave the video a big thumbs up! Still new to YouTube and it really helps me 🙂
Gotta keep things dramatic for YouTube, you know how it isssss.
SO yeah, my video schedule got a bit messed up due to some horrid food poisoning I got a few days before we left Tulum. Now, I am back to health and in Vancouver! Very nice to be able to eat and drink water again. Montezuma certainly got his revenge on me……….🤢 tmi? 😂
MOVING RIGHT ALONG.
I am actually really enjoying the cool weather here in Vancouver right now, it’s a nice change to the blistering heat in Mexico.
Filming something very exciting today, that will be live on Sunday! Gotta go get ready for that, so I will talk to ya soonies.
Literally took me one full year after saying “i QUIT!” (obviously I did not give my resignation in those exact words lol but for dramatic effect let’s pretend I did) to make this video.
Even after publishing this and explaining why I left my 9 – 5 job, I feel like there is still so much left unsaid. For example, the many more “whys” that I didn’t have time to include/didn’t feel comfortable including (yet…)
There is also the question of HOW I did it. This in itself was such a major endeavour I couldn’t possibly have fit it into this video. If you want to know the “how” behind saving up enough money to be able to become comfortably self-employed, let me know. I will make it happen for you. It was just too much to put in this one.
Anyways, I asked my YouTube viewers to comment on this video telling me more about what they do for a living and who they are! I would love to know more about YOU and what you do, or wish you were doing! Feel free to leave a comment here or leave one on my youtube. I want to get to know you better 🙂
Turns out, being in a Canadian/American relationship isn’t the easiest thing ever. There are some challenges that are a bit more out of my control than I’d like to admit.
Today’s video covers my relationship, why I am always traveling, marriage… all the real for realz stuff.
This video is also a bit different than most of the vlogs I’ve been filming lately. Feels like it has been a while since we’ve just sat and chatted, so wanted to try this new style of video so we can hopefully get to know eachother better :). It can be a wee bit hard to connect when I am out and about adventuring and vlogging!
So yeah, if you liked this style of video please leave a comment and let me know!