Long Beach Turkey Trot

Happy Thanksgiving! This morning, I had the pleasure of covering the Long Beach Turkey Trot for Long Beach Local News and thought I’d share some of that experience here on my blog. The Turkey Trot is a 17-year long tradition started by Justin Rudd. The proceeds of the race benefit his non-profit Community Action Team…

Taking the First Step

Life is uncertain. None of us know what tomorrow will bring, but if there is something I’m sure of it’s this: “Every journey begins with a simple step” – Lao Tzu And that first step can be the scariest one to take. Some people never ever take the first step to living their best life…

Listen to the Waves

“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown” Isaiah 43:2 Just like the sea, life moves in waves. We’re either enjoying the high or crashing down. An important lesson we can learn from the ocean is that we’re always going to rise. The hill in this…

Tuesday Thoughts: Ready to Fall

As we transition into Fall, I can’t help but get so giddy inside! Pumpkin patches are starting to pop up all over L.A, the wind is blowing my hair in my face and there’s an abundance of apple pie at costco!🥧 Fall has always had a special place in my heart. It’s the time of…

A TRUE American Beauty

Venice’s newest burger joint on Rose Avenue takes an artisan approach on a classic american staple. The joint keeps it simple by having an ordering window and speedy service. We waited less than 10 minutes for our order… An onion-smashed patty paired with pickles, cheese, special sauce on a delectable soft bun. 🍔 I’m definitely coming…

Lessons of a 29-year-old

Where did the time go? In just a few days, I’ll be entering the last year of my 20s. I can definitely say the time wasn’t wasted and I’ve learned many lessons along my journey. 1. Trust the timing of your life When I was younger and in the midst of heartbreak, rejection, or just…

Stay Rooted and Bloom!

I like to think I’m a very adaptable person. My life has taken me to various places and circumstances. and I’ve always seem to have fit right in. In order for me to succeed in all the different stages of my life, I’ve had to plant some roots. My roots are my foundation, and the…

Dumplings in Koreatown

Myung Dong Kyoja in #Koreatown is a gem of a place! 💎 It’s hard to find dumplings that dont leave me feeling bloated and these are it!! 🥟🥟They’re full of flavor and not a whole lot of salt which means I can eat as many as I want. Also, their ground chicken noodle soup was delish!🍜Lastly, shoutout…

My Better Half

On Sundays, I like to express gratitude for all of my blessings. Normally, I practice gratitude every day, but sundays are the perfect day to be extra grateful. My life is nowhere near easy but being grateful keeps me grounded and shifts my perspective to a positive one. My better half and I have been…

Dreams do not work unless you do

You know that moment when your surfing through Pinterest, and you stumble upon a quote that describes your current situation perfectly? That’s exactly how I feel with the  quote “Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do!” I’ve always had the dream of being a Journalist. I went to school and received my bachelors in Journalism but…