Myself in 5 Years

A lot of times as a child you get asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Over time this question evolves into “what do you like to do in your free time?”, “what are you going to do after high school?”, “where do you see yourself in 5 years?”, and finally the competitive question “what are you doing these days?”. 

It seems like your whole life you are expected to know what category you want to fall into, and have some sort of idea on who you want to be. And the ironic thing is that so many people want you to have an answer and then when you provide one they say, “oh watch, that will change. You’ll change your mind a thousand times.” Maybe I will, maybe I won’t. 

I’ve gotten to the point where I am now asked and asking myself where I will be in 5 years. If you’ve ever had a conversation with me, you understand that I am completely goal oriented. I set my goals, meet my goals, and then set new ones. This leads to a lot of success, but it also leads to a lot of exhaustion. Nevertheless, I power on. And since I’ve been thinking about this topic so much lately, I thought I could share with you exactly how I think my life will go so we can all look back later and laugh.

I am 19 right now. That means in 5 years I will 24 years old. 

  1. I see myself finished with school with a degree in either Business Administration or Business Management. 
  2. I imagine myself in a cute little apartment in a cute little place with cute little plants all over the living room.
  3. A tiny car or little bike will probably be my mode of transportation depending on where I decide to live. 
  4. Obviously I see my boyfriend Dakota there, and we’re probably engaged or married. Most likely engaged though. And we cook together and fight a lot but love each other. It’ll be great. 
  5. This blog will still and always be a major part of my life. I’m hoping by then it will be my full time commitment. I need your help to get me there. 
  6. I see a happily simple life in a nice town doing what I love with the person I love. Maybe there’s a puppy there too. 

All of the time I think about my future. I worry that sometimes I think so much about my future that I forget about the present. When I look at my life right now, I see it as foundations blocks for my life tomorrow. My classes, my car, my passions, all just building blocks waiting for upgrades as my life progresses. 

If you ever found my journal you would find notes after notes after notes of plans and ideas for my future. Earlier I wrote:

It’s like we’re slow motion stumbling into adulthood right now trying to land on our hands but scraping our elbows. 

That’s exactly what life feels like right now. Stumbling and tripping, bracing myself for impact but loving the fall. 

I have short term goals too. Like finishing this semester with a passing grade. Turning this passion I have for writing to you guys and slowly creating it into a career. Figuring out the next place to go after here. Traveling while I’m young. Being with my friends while I can. 

The picture in the beginning of this post is a picture of downtown New Orleans. That’s a type of place I think I may like to live. That may change, but right now that’s sort of a visual of where I would like to be soon. 

I hope y’all enjoyed reading this. Know that it is alright to not know exactly how you want to spend your life. Not too long ago I was pretty sure I wanted to go into Graphic Design or something. I started this blog and now, thanks to all the love and support I’ve gotten from you, it’s taken over my life. Now I want to go into business. A lot of changes and uncertainty has been making its way into my life lately. It’s okay to stumble. It’s okay to make mistakes. 

But while we’re young and building our foundations, we should at least be happy.

Second Ipsy Unboxing

Recently I subscribed to a makeup sampling company called Ipsy. They send you a few samples every month for you to try for $10.00. It’s a pretty good way to hooked on new items and explore new brands. 

My first Ipsy unboxing was a success. I use and love many of the things I recieved. This month, I’m pretty disappointed, but not completely. Let me show you what I got.

This little makeup bag is one of the items I really liked. It’s a super cute pale pink color with this black threaded design that adds a weird texture to it all. But it’s super chic. 

This bag is perfect for you rose gold hardware fans out there. I do really love this detail. This bag is roomy and can fit many items. 

This next thing, I have NO IDEA what it is. It’s a little compact of brown powder. My instinct tells me this is eyebrow powder, and since I’m pretty stocked on eyebrow stuff I haven’t even opened it. 

It’s in the color Chestnut, which is cute but not helpful. If you have any idea what this is, let me know. I think a good thing Ipsy should start doing is adding a little booklet or note cards of the products they gave you. They now send an email that tells you how to use some items, but not all. 

One of the items I’m most curious about is this argan oil and keratin smoothing serum. Y’all know me. Always looking for ways to keep my hair beautiful and healthy. My conditioner has argan oil and keratin in it, so I hope this stuff is good at helps my ends hydrated. I’ve only used it once and didn’t notice much. But who knows? 

This disappointment right here is supposed to be a blending eyeshadow brush from Skone. I do not like this. It’s a big thumbs down from me. The hair of the brush is too long, so provides no structure or firmness for blending. 

I think this brush would be so much better as a highlighter brush. I could use this to dust highlighter on my cheek bones, tip of my nose, and all those high points but definitely not for eyeshadow. 

And here we are at the end. And we have a Tartiest lip paint! I LOVE the brand Tarte. You already saw my Tarte lip paint I got for my birthday from Sephora. I love that one so much, when I got this one I was so excited. The color looks the same in the bottle as the other one, so I was kind of disappointed at first. But the one I got for my birthday was called Birthday Suit, and this one is called Rosé. This one is a little bit more romantic because its a tad darker. 

I’m in love. I will recommend Tarte products to anyone. They always stand out to me. I’ve used this a few days in a row now. I do not keep it in my purse, so it isn’t my first pick for an everyday wear, but I do appreciate it.

So all in all, I give this Ipsy month a 3 out of 5. I just was very underwhelmed with this one. But it wasn’t a complete failure. I will continued to be subscribed to this awesome company and keep letting y’all know what I get and what I think. And if you would like a follow up on Ipsy products every now and then, let me know. I would happily let y’all know if I changed my mind on any of the things I got. Thanks for bearing with me through these low quality photos and reading!! It means the world. 

Day Trip To Dallas

Last Friday I posted a more personal blog post, letting y’all in on some big things happening in my life right now. One of those big things was my wonderful boyfriend and I having our 2 year anniversary. We decided to go to Dallas looking super cute and take a little adventure. The first thing we agreed on doing was going to the Aquarium. It had been awhile since the last time we both went. It was amazing!!

We went to the Dallas World Aquarium. It was huge. The exhibit is 3 stories high, and they have more than just beautiful fishies. They had sharks, flamingos, bats, it was insane.

The octopus was my favorite. I got so excited to see him, my flash accidently went on. Oops. But I think he’s okay. Check out how cool he is!!

We spent about 2 and half hours to 3 hours at the aquarium. Even stopped by the gift shop and got myself a key chain and pressed a penny as a token of this beautiful experience. After walking around so much we got hungry, and had already decided we wanted seafood. I know. Ironic huh? Just got out of admiring sea life to go eat some. But it was so good. We went to Hooters and devoured two Lbs of Snow Crab legs. It was awesome. After word we just wandered around a little, and enjoyed the sites.

Now don’t think I forgot today is Monday. I still have a look to show y’all. It’s this beautiful slip midi dress from 2020Ave. I’m telling you, this dress is to die for. I was comfy all day, and felt so beautiful (especially since my boyfriend kept telling me so). I brought another outfit, just in case it got too hot, but this dress was not too heavy at all. I wore this white tank crop top underneath just because the dress is so loose, and I wanted to make sure I prevented any wardrobe mishaps.

For shoes I wore these zip up sandles. I don’t remember where I got these, but I’m pretty sure it was an outlet store. They are a nude color with little beading details. They are heavy, but after you break them in a little they’re perfect.

My poor boyfriend though got a little hot after awhile because he was wearing this super cute button up, some black skinny jeans, and converse high tops. Needless to say though, he looked amazing.

After wandering around I wanted to go to Method Coffee shop. I’ve seen a lot about them on Instagram and thought it would be fun to check it out. Y’all know how I love going to new coffee shops. It was adorable inside, and the baristas were very nice. I’m glad I got to go.

Here’s me with my lavender vanilla iced latte. Very good in opinion, horrible in my boyfriend’s opinion.

On the way home we took turns picking songs to listen to. They were a lot of songs from our childhood we got to sing along to and laugh about. It brought back old memories so we could tell stories to each other. There was country music, old rock music, rap music, you name it, we probably listened to it. Very romantic stuff.

The one thing I will say about Dallas is that it is so intimidating. We had so much trouble with parking and things, it was hard not to get frustrated. However, we had such a great day and I’m so glad to be with Dakota!! Who knows what we’ll do next year.

As always, thank you so much for reading. Your support is everything! Happy Monday.