Some Really Good Filters

In the past three weeks, I’ve been to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, Detroit and Seattle. Needless to say, it’s been a wild April, exhausting and energizing all at once.

Between all of the photos I share on social media, I often jokingly get asked, “What is your life?”

I usually laugh it off with, “Anthropologie outfits that I got on sale and just some really good Instagram filters.”

But, in all seriousness, it’s something I’ve been reflecting on and I may have figured it out.

My life is the narrative I have written for myself.

It is the narrative that I fully endorse. One that I am incredibly proud of.

It is written with midwestern kindness and charm, fierce loyalty to the ones I love, a belief that experiences that bring joy are worth every penny, the ability to identify and express what I want out of life, and a tendency to say “YES” to whatever may come my way.

That has served me especially well this past month.

I’ve made new friends, caught up with old friends. I’ve gotten upgrades, heavily discounted tickets, comped food and beverages. I’ve checked out some really cool restaurants and some top notch bars. And somewhere in between there (okay, everywhere in between there), I celebrated turning 24.

I’m looking forward to sharing more stories, but I’m also looking forward to sharing more tips and tricks with you all.

Things like, “how to pack for ten days in a carry on and never have to repeat an outfit,” or “how to make a flight when you’re hungover and overslept.”

Those titles are very much so a work in progress, but if there is anything you beautiful readers would like to see more of, do let me know!

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