life’s a beach

Okay, first off- I hate using clichés like that, but it just fits so well. I’m back in Ohio after spending a glorious week on the beach, being warm and getting sunburned, and it’s cold. We all know that I hate being cold, as evident in my last post.

We road tripped it to Myrtle Beach and with stops it took a total of 12 hours. Ugh. The drive was fun, though! We jammed out to playlists that we had made on Spotify and stopped to eat in random places, which was fun. I got accosted by a man for pronouncing his town’s name wrong. Wytheville. I’m sorry, but it looks like it would be pronounced “Why-thvil“, but I guess it’s “with-vil“. My bad. Sorry any Wytheville, VA citizens reading this. Also, sorry about your 2009 hostage crisis, but it was fun being there. You have a good Subway.

Alright, so we got to our condo, which we rented on Vacation Rental By Owner from a lovely woman named Julia who is now my best friend, and we unpacked and went grocery shopping. We were going to check things out that night but we were exhausted and opted out of that to get some sleep instead. The next day was beautiful and sunny and so, of course we went to the beach. IT. WAS. GORGEOUS.


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snow, you’re beautiful, but can you please go away?



For the past four months, I’ve been in agony. I love the way snow looks as it is falling, and I love a brisk winter’s day… but a brisk winter’s day is all that I need. I am an avid lover of summer and all things warm and cozy. I love warm weather and beaches and being outside without seeing my breath and freezing my butt off in -12° weather. No thank you, Mother Nature. Put that thing back where it came from or so help me*!

I’m so glad that in a mere week, I will be in the warm(er) land of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where my friends and I are celebrating our Spring Break. Of course, my professors loaded me up with work to do, which kind of defeats the purpose of it being a “break”, but doing that work will be all the better on the warm sands of a beach in a far away kingdom. We’ve rented a little condo in central Myrtle, which is super cute and I will remember to take a butt load of pictures! I used to be somewhat of a photography nerd, to the extent that it was my major during my freshman year of college, but lately I haven’t had a lot of time to take pictures and hopefully this vacation will give me the freedom to do so. Also, if any of my beautiful (and handsome) readers have any recommendations on locations to frequent, I would love to hear them!


* props to you if you noticed my Monsters Inc. reference. Gotta love that Pixar!