Let’s Live a Little Bit

Look at me go, putting my thoughts into action. It’s been a while – an eternity really. I mean, it’s safe to say that this Wino is a completely different girl than the one you’ve known before. I’m older…and wiser? That one is most certainly up for debate. While you guys were busy living your lives, without a Wino in sight – I was busy turning 30…2, and basically taking life by the horns.

Taking life by the horns, now that’s an interesting phrase. Honestly, it just came to mind – so I went with it. But, I decided to look it up – because why the hell not? Stay with me – you’re about to go on an adventure through my creative thought process. This could get messy.

While on Google, making sure that I actually got the saying correct, I found this quote – “Take life by the horns, conquer your fears, and live your life as a daring adventure.” And to that I say, YAAASSSS girl. Because, you see…that is the head space that I am currently in, but it took a damn long time to get here. Let’s dig a little deeper, and pull this quote apart piece by piece. Guys, this is where my college education comes into play, so let me live. I paid for it, okay?

According to UrbanDictionary.com, an extremely creditable source if you ask me – taking (or grabbing) life by the horns means to be a mover and a shaker. Man, don’t I hear that. If you’re not a mover, and/or a shaker are you even living? I think not. I’ve been doing my share of moving and shaking lately, and I say both literally and figuratively. About a few months ago, I did some moving – out of my parents house…and in my career. I also did some shaking…at my friend’s wedding. #DanceMachineQueen. Positive and healthy steps for sure, but I’d like to explore the figurative end of this a little more.

Let’s look at moving as moving forward. Something that is certainly easier said than done. Have you missed my clique style of writing? I know I have. Anyway, for me – moving forward in life was nearly impossible for a while. I could easily blame it on other people. In fact, I totally did. But, that was part of the problem – not taking responsibility for being in my own way. Happiness and self acceptance takes work, especially when anxiety decides to make an appearance. And, if you let those negative thoughts take over – they have to power to literally cripple you in your tracks. For a long time, they did for me – until I decided to move. Some may say that I leaped, but I had to. To get out of your own way, you need to move in whichever direction you have to to find the beautiful things in life that make you shine the way you’re meant to. Trust me, it’s a liberating feeling. You should try it some time.

Alright, it’s time to shake things up. And by that, I mean in life. Shake, and do it in whichever way you can. Shake it up, shake it off (I see you, Taylor.) – get creative about it. Shaking life up can be an altering experience – mostly because you’ll find that you can surprise even yourself. Trying new things is scary, but what isn’t? Going out of your comfort zone may not be easy, but do you want to be in a constant state of FOMO for the rest of your existence? Nope. Imagine if while you’re stuck in your bubble fearing the thought of missing out that you actually do. Shake it off, and get moving. There’s so much fun to be had on the other side.

Now that we’ve conquered one fear, let’s try and tackle the rest. One of the greatest American Philosophers of our generation, Britney Jean Spears, once said – “I go through life like a karate kid.” A statement that I have since learned to live by. If you are about to try something new, and fear starts to take over – karate chop that shit right in the face. That may not be the classiest and/or the most mature way to put it, but I don’t see any adults here.

Well, I think I pretty much nailed that piece of the quote. So, let’s move on…

If you know me, then you know that adventures are my favorite. Those adventures involve drinking wine, finding the right people (or person) to drink wine with, and maybe even going to a paint class where you can also drink wine. Just kidding, sometimes I like to go on hikes too. I also went to a Yankee game recently and sat in the rain for like two hours, and didn’t complain once. How adventurous am I? As for living life as a daring adventure, that – my friends, takes some soul searching. When it comes down to it, I think it all ties into fear – and how we choose to let it define us. In the past year, I’ve learned that if you want something in life, and for yourself – it is up to you to go get it. You may be lucky enough to get some help and support along the way, but it is up to you to follow through and make it happen – no one else can do that for you.

Adulthood is a funny thing. It may even be safe to say that we are all glorified kids just trying to fake our way through each day one beautiful mistake at a time. We go through the motions because that is what is expected of us, but that doesn’t mean we always know what we’re doing. And you know what? That’s more than okay. If you find the strength to truly believe in yourself, and how badass you really are – you’re going to be just fine.

Now that we’ve moved, and also did some shaking – I think we’ve earned the right to sit down for a minute. While making moves in the right direction is extremely beneficial, let’s not forget that taking time to reflect, and live in the moment is just as important for your mental health, and overall well-being. Yesterday, I sat outside and watched the sunset – like all the way through… with no social media besides some good tunes to set the scene, and wine – obviously. Call me cheesy (It wouldn’t be the first time.), but that ish was magical. I mean it. Nowadays, our attention spans are the size of a pea, maybe even a grain of sand. Blame it on the iPhone, the social media scroll, or the need to capture and post every single thing that we do in life. Whatever it may be, being present isn’t as easy as it used to be – and that is a fact. With that said, I encourage anyone who reads this (Thank you) to take some time for yourself today – and go be present with the world in its truest form. You won’t regret it.

Well, I think that’s it for me. I sincerely hope that inspiration continues to run through me, and I post again sometime in the next year…because this was fun.

Let’s Go Back in Time…

Remember those quizzes on My Space that you would spend hours strategically filling out in hopes to get attention of a crush, or your ex? Well, I found a website with a bunch of them, and I find it extremely entertaining. From time to time, I am going to fill out one of these surverys for your entertainment. I can’t promise that I will be serious for any of it, but that’s part of my charm.

Enjoy…

  1. EVER BEEN GIVEN AN ENGAGEMENT RING? I’ve been given a promise ring in the shape of a heart, and a very fancy 2 for 20 meal at TGI Friday’s. That’s basically the same thing.

2. LONGEST RELATIONSHIP? 5 years

3. LAST GIFT YOU RECEIVED? A gift card to Dunkin Donuts. The gift to my soul.

4. EVER DROPPED A CELL PHONE? No. I have Stretch Armstrong arms.

5. WHEN’S THE LAST TIME YOU WORKED OUT? April 24, 2001.

6. THING(S) YOU SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON? No makeup makeup looks.

7. LAST FOOD YOU ATE? Kettle Flavored Poppins

8. FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX? Eyes and arms.

9. ONE FAVORITE SONG? Can’t Stop the Feelinnnnng

10. WHERE DO YOU LIVE? Where the wild things are.

11. HIGH SCHOOL YOU ATTENDED: We are the Lancers the mighty mighty Lancers

12. CELL PHONE SERVICE PROVIDER: AT&T 4 Life.

13. FAVORITE MALL STORE: The food court.

14. LONGEST JOB YOU HAD: http://www.frungillo.com (Shameless plug)

15. DO YOU OWN A PAIR OF DICE? I do.

16. DO YOU PRANK CALL PEOPLE?: Only when their refrigerator is running.

17. LAST WEDDING YOU ATTENDED: Every weekend

18. FIRST FRIEND YOU’D CALL IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY: United Airlines

19. LAST TIME YOU SAW YOUR BEST FRIEND: He’s sitting right next to me.

20. FAVORITE FAST FOOD RESTAURANT: Taco Bell

21. BIGGEST LIE YOU HAVE EVER HEARD: That a tomato is a vegetable.

23. WHERE’S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT WITH FRIENDS? Anywhere pizza is.

24. CAN YOU COOK? Like a boss.

25. WHAT CAR DO YOU DRIVE? My own.

26. BEST KISSER: It’s not a contest.

27. LAST TIME YOU CRIED?: Friday morning when my stomach was eating me alive.

28. MOST DISLIKED FOODS: Get all of the mushrooms and celery away from me!

29. THING YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF: My impulse decisions

30. THING YOU DISLIKE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF: My impulse decisions

32. LONGEST SHIFT YOU HAVE WORKED AT A JOB?: like 16 hours

33. FAVORITE MOVIE? The Sandlot

34. CAN YOU SING? All day

35. LAST CONCERT ATTENDED? Justin? I can’t remember

36. LAST KISS? I’m a lady

37. LAST MOVIE RENTED: Sisters

38.ONE THING YOU NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT: My feet

39. FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: The Jersey Shawwww

43. LAPTOP OR DESKTOP COMPUTER?: Laptop

44. FAVORITE COMEDIAN? Tina Fey

45. DO YOU SMOKE? Shutup

46. SLEEP WITH OR WITHOUT CLOTHES? With

47. WHO SLEEPS WITH YOU EVERY NIGHT?: My cat. SO WHAT?!?

48. DO LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS WORK?: If they’re meant to.

49. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN PULLED OVER BY THE POLICE? 3?

50. PANCAKES OR FRENCH TOAST? Waffles

51. DO YOU LIKE COFFEE?: Is the grass green? Do caterpillars turn into butterflies????

52 HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS? Scrambled

53. DO YOU BELIEVE IN ASTROLOGY?: Yep.

54. LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?: Laurelllll

55. LAST PERSON ON YOUR MISSED CALL LIST?: My sister

56. WHAT WAS THE LAST TEXT MESSAGE YOU RECIEVED?: A bitmoji from Danielle that says, “I can’t even.”

58 NUMBER OF PILLOWS?: 2

59. WHAT ARE YOU WEARING RIGHT NOW?: PJ’s.

60. PICK A LYRIC, ANY LYRIC: Can’t stop the feelinggggg

61. WHAT KIND OF JELLY DO YOU LIKE ON YOUR PB & J?:Raspberry

62. CAN YOU PLAY POOL?: Not well

63. CAN YOU SWIM? I can

64. FAVORITE ICE CREAM?: Strawberry

65. DO YOU LIKE MAPS? Sure

66. TELL ME A RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOURSELF: I like turtles

68. EVER ATTEND A THEME PARTY?:College

69. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON: Fall, like a good basic bitch.

70. LAST TIME YOU LAUGHED AT SOMETHING STUPID? All the time

71. WHAT TIME DID YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING?: 8:30?

72. BEST THING ABOUT WINTER?: Knitted Hats, and Gingerbread Lattes

73. LAST TIME A COP GAVE YOU A TICKET?: New Years…when I was 23.

75. NAME OF YOUR FIRST PET?: Kitty Boy

76. DO YOU THINK PIRATES ARE COOL OR OVERRATED? Way cool.

77. WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS WEEKEND?? Major rager, bro.

78. BIRTHDATE: I don’t have a birthday anymore …I’m staying 29 forever.

79. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE?: A space cowboy

85. ARE YOU ON A LAPTOP?: Yes

87. ARE YOU SMILING?: I am now

89. DO YOU MISS SOMEONE RIGHT NOW?: I’m good

90. IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WHERE WOULD YOU GO?: To a Cowboys game for free

92. ARE YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL?: I never left

93. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?: Totally

94. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NAME? Stewart

95. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR BATHING SUIT?: A black one

96. DOES YOUR SCHOOL START IN AUGUST?: This means such a different thing than it use to, because now I’m the teacher.

97. DID YOU GO ON VACATION LAST MONTH?: Ha

98. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ON A CRUISE?: I have

99. DO YOU HAVE A SISTER?: I do

100. ARE YOU UPSTAIRS?: I am

101. ARE YOU IN LOVE?: With pizza

102. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL?: From too much pizza

103. DO YOU WISH YOU COULD SEE ANYONE PARTICULAR RIGHT NOW?: Anyone who will bring me pizza

104. WHAT JEWELRY ARE YOU WEARING? None

105. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO AFTER THIS SURVEY?:Dance

Press Play

As the QUEEN herself once said, “It’s been a while, but I’m glad you came.”

This is not the first time you’ve heard this from me. I could bore you with my routine excuses that are filled with wit and cliché one liners, such as, life got in the way…but, when it comes down to it – they are nothing but that…excuses.

In more ways than one, I have the tendency to be my own worst enemy. Like most people in my generation, I have the potential and opportunity to do anything I set my mind to…and I am fully aware of it. The problem? Well, to be honest – I am really not too sure…but I am making it my main priority to get out of my own way. Life is funny like that, especially when in your mid to late 20’s….the transition to adulthood is both exciting and completely terrifying at the same time. What if, however, we look at the emotion of being terrified in a totally different perspective? Instead of fear, that has the ability to cripple us at the mere thought of it, let’s allow it to empower us. The day we realize that the unknown should not be feared, may be the day that we truly start living life for what it is supposed to be. Stop making plans, wondering what could be, or could have been….and instead, live in the beautiful moment – because you will never get it back.

Now, I am fully aware that this is all easier said than done – but it is possible…and, dare I say – probably worth it. Time is a tricky thing that goes by even when we don’t want it to. Frankly, I have no idea how it has been almost 2 1/2 years since I have gotten my Bachelor’s degree. At the time, it was a cherished accomplishment of mine that I worked very hard for. Now, however, it’s a monthly reminder that I should be making way more money than I am…mostly due to the ridiculous amount of student loans I have to pay. But, whose fault is that? No one else but mine. Sure, we could all stay in our little bubble forever, and ignore our true potential along with the accomplishments we worked our asses off to achieve, or we could stop with the excuses, do something about it, and live the lives we saw for ourselves before fear got in the way. I don’t know about you, but instead of existing – I choose to live.

I also realize how horribly cheesy some of this is, but don’t pretend you can’t relate.

Moving on…

Now, for the next step…taking action. I could sit here all day, and preach to all of you about what you, and I, “should” do to be a functioning adult, a go getter….a person who doesn’t stare at Facebook and Instagram for half the day, and think that there’s nothing wrong with it. But, when it comes down to it – all of this is just words. It is after I press publish, and close the computer screen that those words can actually become my reality.

It is safe to say that the internal struggle is real. You can, for example, be in a situation that has all the promise in the world, but the second you allow negative thoughts and/or fear to take over it can all come crumbling down leaving no chance of recovery. The best thing you can do in those situations is give everything you have not to let your mind drift into a place that is anything but present. Sometimes, it is easy to forget to be mindful…to live in the moment with no chance of regret – that is where the problem begins, and can most certainly end if we are not careful. Many missed opportunities happen when we are too busy worrying about what other people are thinking. With that, our true selves can fade into the distance. Remember in Click when Adam Sandler’s character wanted to fast forward through life only to selfishly get to more successful times? It may have seemed like a brilliant idea at first, but by doing that – his presence was on autopilot to the people who cared about him during the times that truly mattered. Leaving him, in the end, with regret that he missed out on living. In my opinion, one of the worst feeling a person can face is regret of a missed opportunity to experience the happiness that we all deserve…especially if we are the sole reason that it ended up that way.

Until next time…

When you find yourself fading into autopilot, for the love of God – wake up….and press play.

When a Brown Suede Journal Brought Me Back to Life…

I know….I know, I’ve dropped off the face of the Earth, and with that – you have been slowly dying inside while waiting for me to, once again, share my wisdom with all of you. Well, lucky for you – I’m ready to start writing again. The inspiration for this sudden urge came from a very unexpected place…

After wasting almost an entire day sleeping off a hangover as a result of staying up til nearly 8 AM, I found my 5th wind – and decided to suck it up, and join my very attractive friends for a girls night. How did I possibly muster up the energy to such a thing, you ask? Well, it’s simple – I am a machine. Well – that, and I see absolutely no reason for staying in on a Saturday night as a single 27 year old rock star. So, with that made perfectly clear – I faked my best A game, and hit the town running.

While at the 2nd bar of the night, and a questionable amount of Vodka tonics – my friends and I were lucky enough to meet a young girl who was very eager to be the 4th member in our female wolf-pack (I mean, who wouldn’t be?). While conversed in casual conversation, I brought up the fact that I was a writer…immediately after that statement, her eyes widened – and she pulled out a faded brown suede journal from her Vera Bradley bag. Obviously, I was intrigued to see what her excitement was all about. She told me that she, too, had a passion for writing – and that she keeps a journal with her at all times so she can ask people like me to spill their thoughts onto a page or two. Of course, I thought this is completely genius, and was extremely thrilled to be a part of the magic. For two pages, I rambled on about what was bugging me in that current moment. It was both unexpected and wonderfully liberating to be able to share my raw emotions to a stranger on paper.

When waking up the next day, that situation was the first thing that came to mind. This 23 year old girl had the raw passion about writing that I use to inhabit. A passion that has since been tucked away by the pressures, and overall suffocation of the real world as a person in their upper 20’s. It became clear to me that, somewhere along the way, I lost the girl who would too – carry about a faded brown suede journal in her bag. And you know what? That realization scared the bajesus out of me, and I refuse to let it continue another day.

I have always been a person who believes that life is about passion, taking chances, and doing things on impulse. Sure, the result of these emotions might not always be positive, or even effective – but at least I can say that I followed my intuition. After all, that’s what life is about – and when coming into your own…it is sometimes easy to lose focus of the characteristics and qualities that make you shine. Whether it be the confidence to tell someone how you feel, the drive to get to next step of your education and/or career, or the passion to follow your deepest dreams….don’t ever lose sight – because your never know when those things could be beaten off your path of life and true contentment for good.

Now, don’t we all feel better? I certainly do.

Until next time….

I’m going to leave you with something to laugh at as you drift of to dreamland…because I care.

10 Steps of Buzzfeed Bliss

And for my next trick, I am going to make your late night boredom go away in 10 steps of Buzzfeed bliss. I’m completely and totally obsessed with this website, and its writers alike. The posts are simple, yet hilarious – mostly due to the approach that is used to get their point across…which is young, fresh, and utterly genius. No matter how ridiculous, it is obvious – for those with a witty sense of humor, that Buzzfeed has nailed it when it comes to combining honesty and sarcasm to form the perfect comedic love affair for those of our generation.

With that said, I have provided a list with click-able links to the respective Buzzfeed post for your entertainment.

You’re welcome.

 

1. 13 Things Scott Disick Could Teach Us About Self-Confidence

13 Things Scott Disick Could Teach Us About Self-Confidenceadriannaxoxomeow.tumblr.com / Via Giphy

2. These Brilliant Snapchat Stories About Disney Princesses’ Secret Lives Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

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3. 10 Problems Only Short Girls Understand – Extremely accurate.

4, 27 Reasons Why Parents Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Text

They don't stand a chance with autocorrect:Via brobible.com

5. 29 Problems Only Procrastinators Understand

You're always looking forward to tomorrow, because you are sure that tomorrow is the day when you will get your shit together.Via imgur.com

6. The 40 Most Divine Things Zac Efron Did In 2013

This:

Seriously? Has he not turned into the sexiest piece of yumminess you have ever seen? My GOD.

7. This Is Why Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance Was A Failure

This, is how it’s done:

WHAT MILEY CYRUS WAS TRYING TO DO: Steal the show.Via Getty Images/ Frank Micelotta

This, is not:

WHAT MILEY CYRUS ACTUALLY DID: Scream with an oversized finger with a big red nail.Via Kevin Mazur / WireImage for MTV / Getty Images

Moving on….

8. This Beyoncé Fan Dancing To “Crazy In Love” Will Give You Life

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9. 22 Of The Best Extreme Selfies

The "Drake"Twitter: @CrazySelfieGame

10. 33 Untold Truths That Writers Know Too Well

33 Untold Truths That Writers Know Too WellCBS / Via wheninlawschool.tumblr.com

As a writer, I could not agree more with this one. Friggin’ spot on.

Whelp, there you have it. After reading this, I hope you have fallen in love with Buzzfeed as much as I have. That is, however, if you haven’t done so already.

Until next time,

Get your friends together on a Friday night, and do your best to rock an extreme selfie.

20’s: The Decade of a Lifetime.

About two months ago, I turned 27 – an age of both internal panic, and glorious clarity.

The internal panic stems from many things, the root of it all – however, comes from the slow process of figuring out not only who you are…but who you want to be. And, when you begin to figure it out, that glorious clarity comes full circle. With all that said, getting there is a whole other story. In fact, it’s a journey – and I believe your 20′s are a lifetime all in itself.

Early 20′s (20 – 23):

Let’s be honest, if you screw this stage up by being an irresponsible party machine – you best be certain that you will be paying for it throughout the entire decade. Don’t fret, however, because I believe experiencing this is not only normal – it’s somewhat encouraged. To know what it is to be that drunk S.O.B ungracefully showing off their finest #WhiteGirlWasted booty pop on the dance floor, one must know it first hand. So, go ahead with your bad self – just don’t make it a habit. Waking up with that instant feeling of embarrassment in the pit of stomach is simply a foreshadow of the girl in their upper 20′s who should most definitely know better, because they are no longer young enough to pull it off.

Moving on, another thing one should experience to it’s fullest potential, while in their early 20′s, is playing the field. Now, let’s be straight – by no means am I saying that giving out the goods every time you have one too many Cosmos is appropriate…not at all. However, I am talking in reference of dating – and doing a lot of it. Unless you are part of the lucky few who marry their high school sweetheart (jerks…), it is going to take you a few tries to figure out who that “right” person is…trial and error is the perfect way to do so. Take it from me, I was in a way too committed relationship for my maturity level that crept into my early 20’s. Of course, I was blessed to have had experienced love at such a young age – however, it took me years to let go…resulting in a dating pattern that has been nothing less than a nightmare. I don’t mean to be harsh, but part of my job as a writer is to inform all of you the reality of many situations – and this is one of them. So to you, in your early 20′s, I say again…date a lot – and date often. You can play house when you’re old enough to know the difference between real and make-believe.

Mid 20’s (24 – 26):

Ladies, it’s time to get wifed up. Not really….but if it happens in this stage of your life – more power to ya. In all sincerity, I believe this time should be dedicated to your career, and becoming a grownup in general. Sometimes, myself included, we focus too much on finding love – and forget that establishing ourselves is far more important. For the most part, if you are struggling with finding a boyfriend or girlfriend – it is probably due to the fact that you don’t have it all together. It’s normal, don’t worry – but take these few years to figure it out.

Let’s start with the basics. If you have been taking your time getting your bachelor’s degree, put on your big kids pants and finish already. If you have been contemplating furthering your education..get to steppin’. If you have decided that you want to travel a bit before settling down, do it. Life is about pushing yourself to the level of your own self acceptance…make yourself proud.

During your mid 20’s, feel free to occasionally get drunk as if you’re still in college….at a frat house – slowly but surely forgetting what occurred five minutes prior. However, this is to be done only in the comfort of your family, core friends group, or an established boyfriend/girlfriend. Although finding your future spouse is not crucial during this time, we certainly do not want to scare away a potential life partner by getting all sloppy on the 2nd or 3rd meeting….not cute.

Once you have a feel of establishment, whether it be from education or a career, it may be time to start thinking about settling down…

Right?

Late 20’s (27-29):

It happened…You’ve reached the point of no return, and have come in full collision with your late 20’s. We all know what that means, the dreaded 30 is coming – and before you know it, a life insurance policy will be in your near future. Don’t panic, my dears – because I am here to reassure you that it is, in fact, going to be okay….I promise. Why? Because you have handled this decade with care, and whether you realize it or not – you are probably more of an adult than you ever thought possible. Cheers to that.

Now, I am new to this upper 20’s thing – but I must say that I’m very much a fan. I don’t know why, but 27 has, so far, been an eye-opening age. Don’t get me wrong, I may still have moments of irrational anger during drunken card games with my friends…let’s just add it to the long list of what makes me completely charming. The difference? Those occasions are limited, and far less embarrassing than one’s I may have experienced when I was a rookie to the game. As a matter of fact, I will openly admit that I am still a slight mess when it comes to certain romantic relationships in my life, but at least I can say that I completely know better – and for that..am willing to take full responsibility for my actions, and feelings alike.

As for enlightening you on what should be done and/or accomplished in your late 20’s, I have no friggin’ clue – because I am still figuring it out myself. The beauty in it all, however, is that I have my karate kid face on – and am ready to take on whatever comes at me.

*A minor note to pending and/or future love interests: I will not karate chop you…unless you’re into that kind of thing.* #JustSaying

For those in the same boat as me, I hope you are as excited for the ride as I am.

To wrap things up, I want to leave you with something:

It is horribly clique to say that “life is short,” but it comes with experience, and some wisdom to realize that is actually is. With that I say…take risks, do things that scare you, don’t be afraid to tell someone how you feel, have your heart broken, grow from it, be ridiculous, dance in the rain, drink wine in your pajamas, laugh until you nearly burst, learn how to Dougie, eat too much chocolate – but most importantly, believe in yourself…

Every. Single. Day.

Until next time,

Bring it on, 30.

Welcome!

It has finally happened…That Wino Blog has its own domain! This is something that is extremely exciting to little old me.

Unfortunately, I cannot figure out – for the life of me, how to import my blog posts from my original site. For those of you are new to That Wino Blog – please take some time to check out some of my previous writing (It’ll be worth your while):

The previous That Wino Blog