• Lifestyle,  Miscellaneous,  Planning,  Self

    Going Back to School + My Online Learning Essentials

    Happy Monday, friends! *Disclaimer:  Affiliate links are used in this post.  I may earn a small commission for any products I mention.  However, I only refer products that I truly stand behind.  All opinions are my own. I’m so sorry that it’s been so long since I’ve posted.  It’s been a really wild two weeks or so.  If you follow me on Instagram (find me here @ohhappyhotalings) you probably saw that we were out in California for a few days.  Ryan was taking a test for a job opportunity out there and since my student is on vacation we figured I’d tag along and see California too!  But the time…

  • Lifestyle,  Miscellaneous,  Self

    Dear 30-Year Old Me

    A couple of months ago, I wrote a letter to myself titled “Dear 15-Year Old Me“.  I wrote a letter to the girl I was when I was 15 years old and it felt really good, to be honest.  It felt so good to give my former self advice using everything I know now from all the things I’ve experienced since I was that girl.  It was really empowering to know how far I’ve come. Today, I wanted to do that again but I wanted to write a letter to the woman I’ll be in 5 years. Dear 30-Year Old Me, First off, let me just say that I’m really…

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    On making my goals work…

    Good morning there guys! Today, I’m posting from warm and sunny Orlando while I’m here for #BlogHer17!! This morning’s post is somewhat melancholy, somewhat not. So on Tuesday, my kiddos at work had their last day of school.  This school year has been amazing and I have 100% loved every second of it.  However, I must say that I was happy for the year to end and for Summer to begin.  With it being the kids last day, that also meant that it was my last day with my co-workers. I did vlog a bit about this but basically, being an interpreter is difficult but especially if you work in…

  • Lifestyle,  Miscellaneous,  Self

    25 Random Facts About Me

    Hello there, friends! Today, I’m sharing 25 facts about me that you probably don’t know!  I thought this could be fun to help you guys get to know me a bit better. [adToAppearHere] 25 Random Facts About Me I am the youngest of 3 kids (I have an older sister, Katie and an older brother, Eric) My birthday is October 10 (Whoop, whoop Libra in the houseeee) I am entirely not a morning person (I used to be a night owl but I’m not even that anymore) I am a self-taught guitarist (though I am really not that good but I still love it) I did a plethora of sports…

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    Books Worth The Read

    Hello there! As you’re reading this, Ryan and I are in NY preparing for the North Face Endurance Challenge on Bear Mountain!  We are super pumped and so ready for this challenge! As something a bit different today, I wanted to experiment with something. [adToAppearHere] I have recently been finding so many things that have inspired me so much.  Something I’m getting more into these days is reading.  Gasp!  I couldn’t believe it myself.  If you think you don’t like reading, try reading something that interests you.  Something that isn’t being forced on you for a grade.  I think you’ll find that reading is so much more enjoyable when you…