Day to Day

[1] Spent part of the weekend with Lauren! It was so awesome to finally "meet" her.  And yes, we liked each other in person too ;)

Thursday we ate a restaurant in Little Italy with her sister and friend. I forgot how charming that part of downtown is! It's the perfect girls night out happy hour place hands down. Saturday we went shopping for something like FIVE hours, in the rain, in an outdoor mall. Now that's dedication. I also  took Lauren to In and Out for her first time. She approved. And considering I had it two days in a row, I approve too.


(kidding...but I do...)

[2] What I got at Nordstrom Rack. Sperrys AND mocs!  #YES!
[3] Saturday night I went to a wonderful friends house for a small get together in honor of St. Patricks Day. 
[5] Boyfriend <3

The past few weeks I've been feeling really like I'm getting stuck in a rut. I'm moving forward on my goals with school, but working a job that's not a dream job, and a 9-5 lifestyle with school at night has been taking its toll on my outlook. I've even felt like I have needed some sort of blogcation at times. I haven't had the same passion for being creative and blogging in the past few weeks that I've had in the past. I can think of topics I'd love to write about but the words haven't been reaching my keyboard. I don't feel motivated or inspired in the past two weeks or so. I've had little energy or passion about anything during the week. It seems like lately I've been putting too much focus on the fun of the weekends to get me through my life right now. My weekends never let me down, I just want to feel like I have a bigger purpose in the present with where I'm going in this life.  I just feel like I don't want to "go through the motions" until I finish school. I want to know what's next. I want to find the passion again in what's outside my weekends...if that makes sense. 

 How do you get yourself out of a rut?


  1. Sounds like this rut is going around. I know what you mean, and trying to figure it out myself! So glad you had a great weekend!

  2. I feel your pain Hollie! I've been trying to get out of like a three-month rut over here....I think adding school to the mix probably makes you feel spread thin. I'm taking classes and I know it definitely leaves less time for me to enjoy myself. So I don't know if this is the most sane, sage advice...but when I'm a rut I always treat the hell out of myself! Maybe doesn't make me any less tired but I feel prettier in the process. :)

  3. i miss in n out!! that place is SOO good! animal style burgers all the way!

  4. I love that photo of Lauren with the burger in hand. So cute. I need some sperry's.

    As for ruts, talking it out & trying to slow things down where you can. In college I always loved taking a drive down pch or just sitting on the beach breathing in the fresh air. Sometimes admiring your surroundings can help you feel better about what you're doing & why. I think the warmer, sunnier weather will help too.

  5. Hey girl. Sorry you're in a rut! Hope you find your way out soon. I find if I can get ahead on my posts, I have so much more creativity and interest in writing. Maybe that will help?

  6. Ruts are difficult, and I have been stuck in one before... recently actually. Usually, I am a frequent commenter on blogs, I read loads of blogs and I can't wait to write my own, but the past few days I have felt a bit blah ,,,

    I'm working on getting through it, but it is hard to write when you are exhausted. I find the 9-5 grind for me a real struggle because I hate my job. It makes me angry and bad-tempered and irritable and I hate that version of myself.

    But, we all get through it. You will feel creative again!

  7. i definitely find myself always wishing for the weekend or next thing to come. this morning i was read a quote about taking advantage of your day and not wishing for the next thing. i fail to do this all the time! i'm working on thinking of the things daily that God has given me and that i often take for granted. Hoping you have a better work week this week!

  8. Sooo fun! I love meeting bloggers IRL! I totally understand the feeling of being stuck in a rut. The best advice I can give is to try to enjoy each day to the best of your ability, even if it is just working a job you don't love and being busy with school. Try to find one thing each day that made you happy, or inspired you, and I think each day will start to be a little better for you. Good luck pretty girl!

  9. First off, LOVE your new Sperry's! I want some so badly.

    Second, I'm in a bit of a rut myself here, but I'm trying to sit back and remember that ruts are temporary. I do have good things going on in my life and I need to focus on those while trying to tackle the harder things bit by bit. I hope you are feeling better soon!

  10. Mhm I head down to the beach, take a walk, and think about what I can do in the present to bring me small bits of happiness. Then I whip out my phone and document these things so I don't forget.

    I know things feel tiresome and draining right now, but they will get better...and easier.

    Hang in there friend!


  11. You and Lauren are pretty much sisters and since she is my sorority sister, that means you and I are sisters too, mmmmmk? :) Glad you guys finally got to meet in person! I totally endorse In N Out too. Good gosh I could go for some right now!

    Now as far as the end of your post goes - I really hate that feeling. I've been feeling it on and off lately and sometimes feel there's really nothing to get you "out" of the rut. I think sometimes you just have to let it take its course, feel it out. When you do come out of it, hopefully you'll be able to find more clarity. I don't like the feeling of going through the motions though either. Just seems like a waste. Hang in there!!

  12. They're bringing in-n-out to CO, about an hour and a half away from my house. Many consider driving that far for a burger unacceptable. I disagree. Sounds like you had an amazing weekend!

  13. I think sometimes you just need a break... from "serious" blogging. Schedule some random posts and just BE for awhile, you know?

    So, I know that pretty much everything reminds me of you because it just does, but the Mega Millions is ridic high right now so we better get ourselves tickets tonight.

    I'm already excited for the next time I'm out in San Diego and I see the sunshine (I'll try not to bring bad weather with me again haha) AND for when you get out here possibly in the Fall.

    Ooooh and maybe NYC will inspire you!!

  14. I'd like to know how to get myself out of my ruts too. It seems like it happens every couple of months for me (which is maybe a sign that something bigger needs to change in my life?). Usually a long weekend filled with fun will help me a little.
    Good luck getting out of your rut!

  15. You know what worked for me? Taking that blogcation! Seriously. Step away from it for a day or two. Enjoy REAL LIFE, so you have something to blog about. It helps. I promise!


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