Behind the Blogger: A Life Update!

Hello, friends! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted – which is not all that unusual. I’ve always gone through periods where I lack the inspiration and motivation to post, until one day it finally arrives – and today is that day!

Last year I started my Behind the Blogger series in an effort to be more personal, which seemed to be a huge hit. So, rather than share one of my informational posts, I thought I’d dive into what I’ve been up to for the past couple of months!

May was definitely the busiest month I had all year, so let’s dive in:

Rang in 25 in Mexico

Two of my girlfriends joined me as I celebrated my 25th birthday in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and it was the best birthday trip! My friends had the worst travel luck getting down there and I was all set for an Eat, Pray, Love solo birthday – but luckily they made it! We had such a great time, as we enjoyed lots of delicious food, soaked up the sun, and drank way too many palomas. It was such a relaxing trip and exactly what I wanted!

Had a Fabulous Graduation Party

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Many of you know that I graduated from my Master’s program in December – but with it not really being graduation season and my move to Cleveland, there wasn’t really time to celebrate. Luckily, my parents were nice enough to throw me a party at one of my favorite restaurants in Ohio City – Townhall! It was such a great feeling having my family and closest friends support me, and I’ll always be grateful for such an awesome circle of people in my life.

Being a Tourist in My City

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My friends and I made a pact that we need to explore and see as much as possible in Cleveland, and I think we’re doing a pretty good job with that! My mom and I have been crossing off quite a few things, too. Believe it or not, but Cleveland has become such a foodie town and we have some of the best restaurants. Some favorites thus far have been Barroco, Next Door American Eatery (they have such a great happy hour), Rocky River Wine Bar and Astoria. Honestly, I eat out so much that it’s kind of hard to remember haha!

Anyways, I’m going to try to put more time into this little space of mine because I really do love it – so wish me luck!

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  1. Jessica wrote:

    Such a charming city indeed. Thanks for sharing these dear! Will definitely take note of these spots.

    Jessica |

    Posted 6.12.19 Reply
  2. Vicki wrote:

    really love your post. fun adventures and good food recommendations too !

    Posted 6.11.19 Reply
  3. Kate wrote:

    Yesss, you’ve already been to so many great spots in the CLE! I’m working my way through a Cleveland restaurant bucket list, & if you’re ever looking for suggestions/reviews, Bite Buff ( usually has some good ones.

    Posted 6.10.19 Reply


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