Finding My Purpose

Finding My Purpose

We are all driven by a purpose that inspires us. But finding that purpose can sometimes be difficult. The journey to finding my purpose began about seven years ago, when after graduating with a marketing degree, my plans suddenly shifted to pursuing law school. While taking Business Law during my last semester, I discovered a passion for learning—one that I […]

Drinking the Kool-Aid

Drinking the Kool-Aid

As part of the application to join the law review, I was tasked with writing a personal statement to illustrate why I want to be a part of the law review journal (which I have included below). UNT Dallas College of Law has two journals: one traditional journal and one multimedia journal designed to provide the public with access to […]

Bike Ride Down Pikes Peak

Bike Ride Down Pikes Peak

45. hike to the top of a mountain (and get down it…) Well, we didn’t exactly hike to the top of a mountain, but we did get down it. Brandon and I traveled to Colorado last July and we wanted to try something adventurous. Before traveling, we asked family and friends for advice on what to do while there. Numerous […]

We Bought a House!

We Bought a House!

We bought a house. Were we ready to be homeowners? Probably not, but here we are, owning a home. So far, we have planted flowers, decorated (thanks to my talented sister), hosted guests, and we’ve already thrown two parties (the first for Christmas and the second for Brandon’s 30th birthday (The Office-themed, of course))! *Update (May 2017): We sold our […]

Ed Sheeran. Boom.

Ed Sheeran. Boom.

Check. One more item to check off my bucket list – #8. See Ed Sheeran in concert! I knew how talented Ed Sheeran was before seeing him in concert, but I had no idea that he played EVERY part of EVERY song (with the help of a loop machine). I didn’t expect to be be so incredibly entertained by a […]

To My Parents, Thank you.

To My Parents, Thank you.

Dear Mother and Father, There are not enough words to express what my wedding day meant to me and the enormous gratitude I have for everything you did; but I’ll start with this… For so long, I imagined the day when Brandon and I would say “I do” and you helped make our big day better than I could’ve ever imagined. Our […]

The Hale Wedding – March 15, 2014

The Hale Wedding – March 15, 2014

Brandon and I tied the knot on March 15, 2014. It was truly the best day of our lives; we loved every minute of it! Even though the weather wasn’t the best, and I had a minor wardrobe malfunction, we could not have imagined a more perfect day. Here’s how it went… The bridal party started the day early; we […]

We Explored An Old Destroyer- The USS Kidd

We Explored An Old Destroyer- The USS Kidd

Last Thanksgiving (2012), Brandon and I took a trip to Louisiana with my parents. We visited my family and had a great time eating shrimp, fried catfish, and po-boys. Sure, we may have gained 10 pounds but that’s what you do when you’re in New Orleans. You shouldn’t even try to resist the beignets at Cafe Du Monde or the […]