Bites of My Life

Good vibes had me going last week! I found a house to live in next year, I'm making progress on potential jobs, I had good life chats with friends and really enjoyed each and every day. The week really flew by, so I was quickly greeted with the weekend. 
Family time has been mucho recently with all the breaks, holidays and wedding parties. The original five Tucker's were all under the same roof for this version of family time and I couldn't have been happier! We started the weekend with a girls only night with all the bridesmaids. We then showered sis and fiancé with a Tacos and Tequila themed party on Saturday. I love all these reasons to celebrate with my favorite peeps!
-I've tried my hand at making granola, but it never turns out as good as sister's! This lavender granola is top notch. 
-Had avocado toast almost everyday last week. One morning with red pepper flakes, one day with truffle salt, one day with tahini drizzle and pictured here with a poached egg!
-I think I took the phrase "treat yourself" to another level with this sundae the size of my face!
-Grabbed lunch at the cutest market after a fun meeting on Thursday.
-College students by day, pro golfers by night. 
-What the cake said was an inside joke, but what was actually inside the cake was hands down the best thing I've ever had. Us bridesmaids all went back for seconds and for some, thirds on this moist vanilla cake with raspberry filling and cream cheese frosting!
-Co-MOHs and the bride all in the same state!
-Kicked off the wedding festivities with some "tacos and tequila" (and Mexican beer)!
-Squeezed in one last family meal together before oldest sis flew back to NY! I attempted to squeeze this bacon wrapped shrimp and grits into the little room I had left in my stomach after all of the weekend indulgences!

Dear Diary...

Yes, I'll admit I keep a diary. Instead I like to refer to it as a journal. A journal doesn't sound as middle school drama queen as a diary does. 
-quick disclosure- 
Go ahead and just excuse my sappy diary like post today. Instead, just sit back while I "journal" real quick. My blog is definitely not as personal as some, but a little more personal than others. I like it that way, but today I'm feeling the need to just chat about life.
  I am feeling so refreshed lately. This summer has treated me right and I have never felt so happy-go-lucky. I love my     internship, I love the times spent with friends, I love the time spent with family, I love the opportunities and experiences     I've been having, I've loved blogging etc.

image via pinterest
{how could you not love life if this was your backyard?}

After catching up with a new friend last night, who seems like an old friend because we can't get together without talking for hours, I knew this post was going to be about how much I've been loving life lately. We were on the same page about everything and everything the future holds. I feel like so many people these days are so narrow minded about life and what's ahead. Go to college, get a degree, get a job in that field, get married, and go on your way. Um hello boring. (If that's your future there is nothing wrong with that, it just isn't for me.) I'm not saying I'm about to drop out of school to go travel the world and never look back, I just want to keep things exciting. I realize more and more how important it is to me to have fun, try new things, see new place and fill my life with only things and people I love because really there is no reason to waste my time doing anything I don't love. 
I get anxious and giddy when I think about what I want to do in the future. Is it own my own business, move far away, work at a company I love? Who knows, but I know I won't settle for anything less. 
College in general has really made me think about life; like it does for most. Everyday I get more inspired from things which make me confident everyday that I am in charge of what my life holds, so I'm going to do whatever it takes to make it great. 
So here's to loving the people around you, the things around you, and the opportunities around you. Love your life people because I am loving mine!
-end of sappy and obnoxious love everything post-

xo annie