#1 Sunrise Hike Up Cowles Mountain #27ThingsforMy27thYear

Hello, everyone!

So, as we discussed in my last post, I will be completing 27 things that I have a) always wanted to do or b) wasn’t sure I wanted to do, but figured I ought to be able to. Number one is officially complete!

We are 9 days into my 27th year on this earth, and I was really excited to complete my sunrise hike with Ashley on Saturday, March 7th!

It started off a little rough. I worked 5 pm to 5 am, got off work and headed straight for the mountain.  My allergies were kicking my butt….so we are climbing a mountain at 5:30 in the cold morning, and my lungs were expanding as if they were outside my body, and I had to stop THREE times on the way up. We’ve done this hike twice before, and I never had this issue!

Nonetheless, when we did stop, we admired the moon behind us, and the little bit of sun peeking out in front of us.

The goal? Get to the top of this mountain before the sun does. And we did! As a matter of fact, I’d venture to say the sun only rose about halfway by the time we got up there.

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We admired it, took photos with our boards (Ashley is doing 29 Things for her 29th Year), and then we enjoyed croissants and mimosas (with pink champagne!) at the top! Also, I could breathe up there, too!

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This experience made me feel strong, it made me feel accomplished….and it made me appreciate the beautiful things around me everyday! I sometimes forget I live in one of the most beautiful states, and cities, in America! You can you see the beach from the mountains! It’s insane!

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Also, fun fact: I wore my new Healthy is the New Skinny tank on the hike, and @HealthyistheNewSkinny shared it on their Instagram! It made my day, and made the experience even more meaningful!

Take the time to appreciate your surroundings!

Take that walk around a beautiful neighborhood, run on the beach, climb a mountain and nearly have an asthma attack (hahaha)! You won’t regret it! I’m up early everyday (I went straight from a 12 hour shift to do this, after all), and never did this before. And now? I cannot WAIT to do it again!

Wishing you love and light, and the creativity to make a list of your own!

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It’s Been a Hard Days’…Two Months!

Time always escapes me!

Since July came, life has been a flurry of opportunity, strategy and some fun sprinkled where I can fit it in!

I was blessed with TWO new jobs since then, and I started working at both!

My work schedule has been a bit insane (as in COMPLETELY insane), but it’s afforded me the chance to financially re-construct my life, and start working on some major plans I’ve been anxious about!

So, a few updates:

I attended a couple of amazing country concerts this past few weeks, and had an absolute BLAST!

Went to see Rascal Flatts with Sheryl Crow and Gloriana:

Fresh and ready for Rascal Flatts!

Fresh and ready for Rascal Flatts!

Before we got sweaty and straight up covert operations in the Pit!

Pretty Girls!

Pretty Girls!

 

In the Pit with my Bestie, slowly and successfully inching forward until we were RIGHT. THERE!

This was not as close as we got! She touched his shoe!

This was not as close as we got! She touched his shoe!

Then there was Neal McCoy, Dan + Shay, The Band Perry, and Blake Shelton (God Gave Me You is our song):

Great minds think alike... and obviously very stylishly!

Great minds think alike… and obviously very stylishly!

 

Lawn Seats (Never Again..we;ve been too spoiled in the past)!

Lawn Seats (Never Again..we;ve been too spoiled in the past)!

And even though this was part of MY birthday gift to HER, she bought me a Dan +Shay wristband, because the first 90 to purchase mercy got a Meet and Greet with them! And I, by the way, have been obsessed with their CD the past few months, so this was AWESOME! One of them signed my wristband, and put a little heart next to it and said “That’s a heart, by the way.” I could be totally full of myself, but I sure didn’t hear him say that to anyone in line in front of me! Lol!

"Baby, I just wanna show you off!"

“Baby, I just wanna show you off!”

The next day, we woke up and headed to Artesia Spa and Salon at the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel for a much needed Spa Day as part 2 of her birthday gift! What’s the best way to end a day filled with a 50 minute massage and 50 minute facial? A rooftop pool, of course!

It's hard living in San Diego. Sigh.

It’s hard living in San Diego. Sigh.

And then I had a Beyoncé moment.

I woke up (from my massage) like this.

I woke up (from my massage) like this.

Tuesday of the past week took me on an evening hike at Cowle’s Mountain with Ashley, celebrating and conquering #12 of her 29 things list, and checking out the Super Moon! It also happened to be a Harvest Moon, and it looked especially amazing.

So proud of Ashley and her tenacity in making all of these things happen! She is seriously, ridiculously motivational!

So proud of Ashley and her tenacity in making all of these things happen! She is seriously, ridiculously motivational!

And then I was all like, “Take a picture of me with the moon behind me!”:

Note the "I'm So Fancy" tank?

Note the “I’m So Fancy” tank?

 

In other news, my obsession with Pretty Little Liars n Netflix has officially gotten out of hand. I was binge watching it one day last week, and this foolishness ensued after posting how insane it had gotten and how blown my mind had become (and that was just the middle of Season 3. I’m officially beginning Season 4!)

First Emotion: Terror. Second: Pure mirth! I haven't laughed so hard in forever.

First Emotion: Terror. Second: Pure mirth! I haven’t laughed so hard in forever.

It was that prankster I call my best friend, Alexis. Shenanigans. Did you know? There’s an APP that generates a fake phone number for you to text from? The world is gonna end soon.

Also, I finally found 10 seconds to Google how to use emojis on my Galaxy S4. My boyfriend has been using them for months and wouldn’t show me how. Sad story for him.

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OH! AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:

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WE BOOKED  A19 DAY TRIP THROUGH ITALY, FRANCE AND SPAIN NEXT YEAR!! WE LEAVE NEXT YEAR, SEPTEMBER 19TH AND THAT MEANS IT’S ONLY 369 DAYS AND 13 HOURS AWAY!

Not that I’m like, counting down or anything.

That’s all for now, but at least you get a look at what I’m up to!

There’s more to come… seriously!

Until then…. you know what you gotta do!

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