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A Frest Start

Well like everyone else I've had a very interesting year. Let's just say Covid-19 & all the changes we're going through wasn't the the beginning of my interesting year. I'm going to rewind the clock a little bit to tell you how I got here to July 2020 because this is the start of my blog journey & hopefully this will be something you can relate to & if not hopefully this will be something that will entertain you.

Oh & don't worry I'm not going back to my childhood

So this year I turned the big 3-0! I know, I know, I don't look it but let me tell you it's real & it happened. This picture was my bday outfit that I didn't get to wear out due to quarantine, such a waste of a cute fit. Anyways, let me tell you turning 30 seemed scary to me last year but I realized it was because I wasn't happy with where I was at with my life. I think I could accurately summarize my 20s as the decade of figuring out how to be proud to be me & learn to stand up for myself & the things I believe in. I was that girl that wanted to make everyone else happy, even if that meant pushing my dreams to the side. But the more I did that, the more I lost sight of who I was & the things that brought me joy. So I found myself at the end of last year not happy even though I had a house, a boyfriend who seemed perfect, a pup (ok she is perfect & I'll stand by that), a job, a nice car...but even with all those things they weren't right because I wasn't being myself. I won't get into the drama of it all but I left all those things behind, well except for the pup you'll be seeing a lot of her, & I started from scratch. I realized I needed to work in a more creative field, I realized I had different goals than that partner so we broke up & then I found myself basically homeless. Was I worried, yes, but lucky for me I have amazing friends & family who supported me during that transition time.

Things still aren't perfect & honestly it's been a lot of work trying to put everything back together but I had it almost all figured out right before my 30th birthday in March. YEPPP... my birthday was the same week that the Stay At Home order happened in the US & the official beginning of quarantine for Covid-19 happened. Never in my life did I think I would have to reinvent the wheel of what I was doing, but I really didn't think I would have to do it during a pandemic. Yet here I am doing it.

I'll skip over all the boring depressing stuff & get back to present day. I am happy to say that I have my own little beach area apartment, I have managed to keep a job during quarantine & I've found way to connect to love ones during this time. So here we are... another way for me to connect & grow during this time of change. I've started this blog for those that are like me & just trying to figure things out. I'm excited to share with you guys the renovations I'm doing on my apartment, my cooking adventures, my random thoughts or things I've created. Even if this ends up just being a diary of this time so be it, we can just add this to the list of projects created during quarantine. But either way here I am & I'm excited to share with all of you.

xx Grae


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