Are you looking for a new restaurant to try? Or maybe something new to do on this weekend? Or what you should check out while you’re visiting Dallas? Well, your girl Lyd has got you covered! One of my favorite hobbies is scouting out the hottest spots in my city and giving peeps the low down on my experience. Now that I’m back home, I feel like I’m catching up on all the new(ish) places that opened up in Dallas while I was gone in September.
Happy Saturday, people!
I’m currently writing this post from a cute little coffee shop in Vancouver, BC. (The Nutella Latte at Smart Mouth Cafe is on point.) The weather here has been the epitome of the PNW…rainy and dreary and dreamy (not really, anyone who knows me knows I kill for sunny weather).
I’ve been off work for about week now, and still have a week to go. And while this vacation has been much more chill than I anticipated, it’s been much needed.
You went to college. You probably did a pretty dang good job while you were there too. You had a good GPA. You had killer extracurriculars. You got an internship or two. Then, you got a job offer. You graduated. You (*potentially*) travelled the world for a bit (because #backpacking). And then you walked into your first job and realized, “what the heck am I doing with my life?!”
The millennial struggle: I got a “great” job, but I’m not saving the world. I go to work and sit in a cubicle (or maybe even a closet) with Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint decks and emails and meetings…and I don’t think I’m changing anything.
How is it already August? Seriously, I’ve been freaking out this week at how fast this year is going by! Today, I’m trying something a little new on the blog. But before I do, I just want to say THANK YOU to all you people who have been following along as I started the blog this month. Your support has meant the world to me (seriously!), and I am grateful for your grace with me as I learn what I want this thing to look like. I know I’ve been all over the place lately. 🙂 What I do know is that the vision for Viva has been (and always will be) to share my real life with y’all. And in an effort to do that, I wanted to share what I’ve been up to the past month!
Happy hump day, people!
Last week you may (or may not) have noticed I was pretty quiet. In a spirit of honesty, it’s because a lot of things in my life have been changing. No one loves change (or maybe you do and I respect that), but this girl especially doesn’t. I don’t know why I felt like I needed to share what’s been happening in my life as of late, but here it goes.
Bear with me here, because for this post I’m going to take you on a little journey.
I moved to Dallas almost exactly two years ago today and started working at my current job shortly after that (seriously, where has the time gone?!). This week, I’ve been reflecting on all the people who made that happen and all the people who have made this city home. For those of you who don’t know, I sought a lot of wisdom from a lot of people (a few of them being mentors) in making the decision to move to Dallas. While it wasn’t far from home, the move didn’t really make sense at the time.
Happy Sunday, friends!
As many of you know, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started this weekend. If you follow ANY fashion bloggers at all, your Instagram feed has probably been filled with the best buys from the sale and basically why you should buy all the things. BUT you should still keep reading because I am making no money off this post. I’m legit just trying to help a girl out. Thank me later. 🙂