Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Reorganized Bathroom

One area of my life that always remains messy (just kidding there isn't only one messy part!) is my bathroom counter. I never seem to keep all of my products in a neat collection as I'm constantly in a rush after I finish getting ready. My mom has constantly pleaded with me to clean my bathroom counter and after all these years, I did it! I've had this clear compartment organizer since I came to Baylor and only recently started using it properly. I found this acrylic piece at Target, but The Container Store has a variety of organizers that can be used for both makeup and jewelry depending on the user. I arranged my products by purpose and in the order I apply them throughout the day. Most of my minis and skincare products are in the top right section, my hair gels and sprays are in the top left, all of the everyday makeup is in the middle, bottom left features brushes and nail buffers, middle bottom is for feminine wipes and toners, and the bottom right box has a few extra lipsticks and glosses. I put my koa jewelry box near my beauty organizer and added each earring pair and necklace in a different compartment. Now let's just hope my counter stays this way!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

5 Things

1. My last practice with these kids (I cried in the car after this I have too many emotions)

2. My new phone wallpaper ugh death

3. Convinced Megan to drive to town with me for this shave ice

4. A hui hou for the next four months

5.We're the remake of Dirty Dancing where I'm Patrick Swayze and Brandon is Baby

Friday, August 17, 2018

My 2018 Summer Review

When I first flew home for summer break, I created a bucket list of all the places I wanted to visit and foods to eat. While I went to the beach more often than usual, most of my time was spent running between jobs and hanging out with family and friends whenever possible. In the past, my summers have been filled with boring jobs, summer school, and unhealthy relationships, so the last three months were an incredible breath of fresh air as I focused solely on myself and my goals. I'm thankful for all of the life changing opportunities I was given this break because they allowed me to reorganize my priorities, chart out my future goals, and embrace new paths. I'm not an adventurous person by any means (I hate meeting new people and being alone in uncertain situations), but I forced myself to step out of the box and reap the rewards that followed. After three short months, I learned that I *might* like children, earned a future coaching spot at Roosevelt, interviewed and wrote about one of the Hawaiʻi Innocence Project's clients, and turned three-four shades darker. Three of my favorite memories of the summer time were meeting Gordon's (HIP client) family, watching my Roosevelt boys win two games at the last second, and marching in the Keep Families Together protest with my mom! Here's to a fantastic summer and a brand new year!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Teeniest Bikini

I went through a two year phase of strictly wearing one piece swimsuits to the beach as I was/am extremely insecure about my body. I haven't been eating as healthy as I should or working out as much as before, so my areas of chub have increased. For those reasons, I've covered up as much as possible and sported the same two swimsuits every time I saw the ocean. However, I recently decided that I won't hide my body or feel self conscious when I'm at the beach because my self confidence issues eventually harmed my experiences. Instead of having fun with my friends and enjoying my time, I was worrying about how others were viewing me. One of the main ways I improved my perspective was questioning if today was my last day alive, would I rather cover up and stress out about how I look or invest my time and energy in having the best time with my friends? Thankfully I chose the latter! With a new mindset, I purchased this mix and match swim set from J.Crew during their swim sale last week. I love how comfortable and cute the top and bottom are and how confident they make me feel. Now let's have more beach days and fewer moments of anxiety! Also, pass the beach-ready Tanioka's.
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