twenty five

I couldn’t be more excited for the chapter that lies ahead. A chapter that in so many ways I still can’t believe is here and is real because it’s quite literally a dream come true.

25, here’s to making dreams come true!

a magical albeit whirlwind january

I decided to take everything day by day [literally on some days, hour by hour] and list out what tasks needed to get done on certain days as I often wasn’t in the same city within the upcoming 48 hours. And you know what, I’m so happy I did. Because it allowed me to fully appreciate the magical albeit whirlwind that was January, including 2 trips I’ll never forget!

merry & bright

It may seem overwhelming or even chaotic from the outside, but I couldn’t love this tradition anymore. It’s nothing exotic or fancy, but it’s exactly what I want. Just time to be around my tribe. What are your holiday traditions? Whatever you may be doing to celebrate [or not], I hope you feel how I feel this Christmas Day- merry & bright!

Real Talk: Goodbye, San Francisco

My relationship with SF has had its highs and its lows from the very beginning; I’ve talked about that a lot here, and after 2 ½ years I’m ready to say goodbye. So I decided to write a letter to put into words the journey I’ve had over the last 2+ years. What follows is pretty personal and honest. These are my opinions as a result of my own personal experiences and  in no way do I mean to discourage others or come off as negative. I’m just keeping it real.

switching it up

 I thought I’d open up to you all a little bit more about what my work days are like at HQ. Over on Instagram, I mentioned that I just completed my first product launch at VidCon. A lot of you then messaged asking me what it means to launch a product and what it’s like working at YouTube. So I figured I'd take some time to do just that.

love is love

I don’t know if in the blogger book of rules I’m supposed to maintain my cool, but I’m going to have to break the rules for a hot second because 1) I couldn’t be happier to partner with one of my ALL TIME favorite brands and 2) for a cause that I hold dear to my heart.

1) The brand? Banana Republic

2) The cause? LGBTQ rights [even though I just really want to say love.]