Laced Up

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I’m finally 21!

Yayayayay. Definitely blessed to see another year. I praise God for it.

My birthday went nothing as planned. I didn’t do the whole travel to Philadelphia thing. Everything was falling apart and I decided my friends and I would just wing it.

But even winging it was a struggle. So tears were involved. Long story short, my friends made my weekend!

On Friday night, my friends surprised me with a mini pre-party with Popeyes and cupcakes. It was hilarious and so me. I LOVE chicken and cupcakes, guys. That night, we went out for my first official drink at Applebee’s. We shared so many laughs – I loved it.

The next day, we went to a women’s ministry event at a nearby church we attend by our school. I cant even begin to explain the experience so I’ll just say it was great to start my day for devoting time to the One who gave me life.

That night, we finally found a classy place to dine at! We went to PF Changs and stayed until it was just us. It was cool – it was like we booked the whole restaurant hahaha.

Planning for my birthday was definitely a lot and although I had to play it by ear, I’m super grateful to have done it with people who cared about keeping a smile on my face.

Memories on memories on memories. With people who are blessings on blessings.

With God and my loved ones, I am laced up and prepared for anything coming my way…
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Shoes – Forever 21

Accessories – ALDO

“Freshman 15” (& I’m Not Talking Carbs)

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Finishing freshman year has taught me a lot. Lessons on branching out, learning about yourself and most importantly: differentiating between who’s real and who’s not.

On my first day at Stockton, I found myself in a state of mind I never thought possible – antisocial. I didn’t know a soul and felt so out of place in South Jersey.

I was freaking out. I had no clue what was wrong with me. I prayed and it began to sound like repetitive lyrics because I wasn’t confident. I was so scared to leave my room. I called Tarah and she said, “Are you serious? Shut up and go outside. You’re just homesick.”

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