December 4, 2013
While it isn't snowing, or anything close to snowing here in the sunshine state, winter is very much around the corner. I can hardly believe the end of the year is already here. I always feel so much nostalgia around this time. As we get closer to the end, I feel that it's only natural to reflect back on the events that unfolded throughout the year and think about what we can do differently in the new. I could never have imagined I would be where I am now. This time last year, things were very different. It's so incredible how it all works out. So many lessons learned, I can only be optimistic about the new year!
photo via flickr
December 3, 2013
November 4, 2013
There's really nothing like spending a weekend afternoon enjoying a good meal with good company. Yesterday, I went to Piquant, a place I've been very anxious to try for a while, for two main reasons: It's the first place in Tampa to offer cronuts and their brunch menu looked amazing (of course). I ordered the banana bread french toast, it did not disappoint. Definitely a little cafe I'll have to add to my favorites list!
**Not pictured was the Nutella cronut. OMGSOGOOD. :)
LABELS: sunday breakfast
October 30, 2013
October 24, 2013
There was a storm brewing, and you could see it miles away.
Unexpected clouds to cover a beautiful thing. The rain came and thunder roared. The storm rippled through uncontrollably, and we couldn’t hide from it.
I couldn’t hide from it.
But the thing about storms is that the sun eventually comes back and your world is lit again. Even though the tragedy of everything it ripped apart and damaged lingers, the sun comes back. There is light eventually. It’s what I remind myself. I repeat it over and over again.
There were days I drove over a long bridge… where I used to see the clouds coming from the distance. These days, they have been replaced with the sun. And there’s something calming about the sun rising over the ocean. The way its golden glow reaches out over the skies and reflects off the water to double its power. It brings me out of a dark place and gives me confidence to see things through; that the light at the end of the tunnel is real. Because you know what? The sun comes back and lights the world that was once dark and riddled with storms.