A New Year

Happy New Year everyone! I was just thinking about everything that’s happened between now and this time last year. It has been a crazy year! It started off well. I spent New Years with a couple of the greatest friends ever and then just a short few weeks later, I found out I got aContinue reading “A New Year”

Thanksgiving in Hawaii

Happy thanksgiving everyone. In no way this time last year did I think I’d be living here in Hawaii. It was on my mind, but I didn’t think it was actually possible. I’m amaze myself everyday. When I first moved here, things were going perfect, then the last couple of months have been a bitContinue reading “Thanksgiving in Hawaii”

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Live-in Nanny

Just a little over 9 months ago, I accepted a job in Hawaii as a live-in nanny. I’m from South Carolina. I lived with my sister and my parents lived pretty close by as well. My life wasn’t perfect. I struggled a lot, but I always had them there for support. But I gave everythingContinue reading “3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Live-in Nanny”

Waikiki Weekend Getaway

Sometimes, life gets a little overwhelming. You get stressed out easily. You’re working a lot and you’re finding it hard to relax. You need a little vacation. So, what do you do? Well, book a Hotel and have a mini getaway, of course! Seriously you guys, this was just what I needed. My best friendContinue reading “Waikiki Weekend Getaway”

Trail of Trials

Back in October, I was diagnosed with Asthma. I’ve always had athletic asthma which made it difficult to play basketball or run. The older I got, the worse it became. And now it’s just full on Asthma. One inhaler for mornings and nights and another to use through out the day when I need it.Continue reading “Trail of Trials”

Island Fun

I’ve almost seen the whole island now. Before I haven’t been able to see or do much. It’s been incredible and loads of fun. I’ve done things I’ve never done before. I went cliff jumping at Laie Point and I finally saw my FIRST SEA TURTLE! If you don’t know me, you should know thatContinue reading “Island Fun”

Be Brave With Your Life

As I’m driving one day through Oahu, I look at the beautiful sunset behind the mountains and I can’t help but to smile and laugh a little. I became overwhelmed with gratitude and happiness. Sometimes I still can’t believe that I took a huge risk and moved here. I began to think about what myContinue reading “Be Brave With Your Life”

Life Has A Funny Way Of Working Out

“Life has a funny way of working out just when you start to believe nothing ever will.” But really though. I have always had a hard time seeing the good things happening in my life. It just felt like one thing after another was constantly going wrong and just when something good was finally happening,Continue reading “Life Has A Funny Way Of Working Out”

Hanauma Bay

I went swimming with the fishes and the other Mariah that I met here on the Island. Seriously you guys! I conquered a fear of mine. Ever since I moved to Oahu Island, I decided that I needed to do the following: Get out of my comfort zone Try new things Go with the flowContinue reading “Hanauma Bay”

My Happy Place

It doesn’t matter where, as long as I’m on the beach, I’m at peace. All of the weight of the world has been lifted off my shoulders and have been forgotten for a few hours. The sand between my toes and the sun on my skin relaxes me and sound of the waves crashing soothesContinue reading “My Happy Place”