My Malibu Marathon Experience

My Malibu Marathon Experience

You guys, I’m still on a small kine high from the Malibu Half Marathon.

Although the race was over a week ago, I can’t help but get all giddy when I think about the entire experience, because it goes so far beyond the finish line.

You see, this year I made a promise to myself to do more of the shit that makes me happy—like running, writing and inspiring the world around me. As a matter of fact, while most people spent January 1st, 2017 in bed with a gnarly hang over from the night before, I decided to run a half marathon.

Deep down, my heart knew that getting back on my running mermaid grind this year would give me the peace of mind I was yearning for.

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Be Your Own Bae: 8 Ways to Love Yourself

Be Your Own Bae: 8 Ways to Love Yourself

For the last five years the only relationship I’ve been in is with myself.

Sounds kind of sad, huh?

But what most people don’t know is, the reason for my dry spell single girl status was because at the ripe age of 23 I wanted to learn how to love myself. I made the ballsy move to breakup with my first true love and set out on a little journey of self-discovery.

And you know what I discovered?

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Confessions of a College Dropout

Confessions of a College Dropout

 

“What do you consider more valuable, an education or experience?” 

It was the on-stage question asked at the 2013 Miss Hawaii USA pageant, a night that forever changed my life.

Spoiler alert— I didn’t win.

However, sometimes I can’t help but wonder what I would have answered if given the opportunity to speak that infamous night. Chances are, I would have preached the importance of an education since I thought that’s what the judges wanted to hear.

But between you and me, the entire reason I decided to compete in the pageant is because I was looking for a valid excuse to dropout of college and start doing my thing.

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Pumpkin Koko-Spiced Smoothie

Pumpkin Koko-Spiced Smoothie

With basic bitch season in full swing, I can’t help but crave all pumpkin everything.

Cozy candles, warm coffee, and my Aunt Joyce’s legendary pie — you name it, I’m about it.

I mean, I even bought a pumpkin lotion to rub all over my body with the hopes some dude will smell it and feel the urge to cuddle the shit out of me. So really, are you even surprised that I’ve blended up the most epic pumpkin smoothie to sip on all season long?

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Commit To Something: My Equinox Experience

Commit To Something: My Equinox Experience

You guys, I have a confession to make— I’m afraid of commitment.

It’s not as much as the “settling down” kind of commitment, as it is the “all my eggs in one basket” kind of commitment.

I live in constant fear that saying yes to one opportunity will keep me from exploring another path of possibility and for the past couple of months I’ve been consciously trying to break this vicious cycle by challenging myself to commit to something.

But honestly, I didn’t know what the hell I wanted to commit myself to, until I walked through the doors of my local Equinox club and I saw the sign I was looking for (literally).

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Mermaid of the Month: Kayleigh Burns

Mermaid of the Month: Kayleigh Burns

Seriously you guys, how lucky are we to live in a time where anything is possible?

We are able to travel the world and submerg ourselves in different cultures with the intention to learn. We are able to quit the stale routine of a 9-5 job so we can find work that fuels our passions, and most importantly, we are able to overcome major obstacles that challenge our abilities by tapping into an unrecognizable force within.

Life is pretty incredible when you find the courage to live it to it’s fullest potential.

And when you find that courage it’s pretty addicting.

You start to do some crazy shit like jump out of airplanes, scale mountain tops, and swim alongside the most feared predator of the ocean. You will do anything and everything to feel the wild rush of adrenaline in your heart that makes you feel so, ALIVE. 

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Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do

Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do

Ok so here’s a little story of persistence.

Last week something told me to look into a hosting position for the NBA. Call it my intuition, call it a hunch — I don’t know exactly what it was, other than my heart telling me to follow this path.

After doing some research (and figuring out what the job was actually called) I found out The Los Angeles Lakers were having auditions for their In-Arena Emcee in a matter of days, but unfortunately I already missed the deadline to submit my resume.

Now, being the determined person that I am, do you really think I was going to let this opportunity slip away?

Not a chance.

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