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Our Not So Perfect (But Special) Wedding Day

The day has finally come. I got married to the man of my dreams!

After delaying the wedding until 2019 and changing the date around multiple times, we finally decided to have a courthouse wedding on November 30th, 2018. We invited only our closest family members and had an intimate dinner reception after the ceremony.

Our wedding day was overwhelming to say the least. My now husband and I spent the morning relaxing and picking up my cousin from her house so she could spend the day with us and attend the wedding that night. I underestimated how quickly the day would go by. The wedding ceremony was supposed to be around 3:30 p.m., and we spent the beginning of that day running around doing last minute errands such as picking up the wedding cake and going to the venue to make sure it was set up for the dinner that night. When we finally got back to the house to get ready, it was around 1:45 p.m. I still had to take a shower, attempt to do my hair and makeup, and get last minute things to…

Life in Los Angeles

If you have read my previous blogs you'd know that I have been going to college in Los Angeles for the past year and a half to get my B.S. in Nutritional Science. The only reason I'm going to school here is because not many colleges have nutrition programs and the school I'm going to now was pretty easy to get into. I always thought the LA life was exactly what I wanted. I craved a fast-paced environment and wanted to be able to go to cute coffee shops and have things to do all the time, especially because I grew up in a small town where there isn't even an actual mall (well, it's technically a mall but I like to refer to it as a 'hall' since there are about 4 stores in it).

When I moved to LA, I was so excited. I had dreamed about living here for years. The first few months of living here were just as exciting. I moved into a house with a few people I had never met in my life; I thought my new life was going to be so interesting. I pictured it being like the movie La La Land but boy was I wrong! Nothing crazy or horrible has happened to me here. It's just not like I thought it would be. I know people who love living in LA and want to stay here forever, but it's just not my kind of lifestyle.

I used to think my hometown was so quiet and boring but now I can't wait to get home every weekend. Although living in a big city isn't exactly what I thought it would be, I'm glad I got to experience it while I'm young. If I had never lived here I would've always yearned to move here. Living in LA has given me a better understanding of what I want out of life. In the future I want to settle down in a quiet place where there is open grassland, animals, and trees. I want to live in a place where it doesn't take 30 minutes just to drive down the street and 20 minutes to order an overpriced coffee because of how long the line is. I want to live somewhere that feels like home...one that's quiet and inviting. I want to live in a small town where you see familiar faces in your local coffee shop and where people stop and talk to you because they genuinely care.

Although I don't like living in LA it's my reality for the next six months or so, so I'm going to try and make the best out of it. I feel so lucky to have been able to experience life away from my hometown. Remember, if you don't step out of your comfort zone and explore new places, you may be missing out on something great. You don't know until you try it.

Below are some pictures I've taken in Pasadena, one of my favorite places in LA.














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