Vitality (noun):

The state of being strong and active; energy.

Hi friends,
Things were pretty rough up until two weeks ago. A lot of changes, some forced and others by choice. 

I was able to pull off all A’s for my second semester of graduate school, ending the first year of my program exceptionally well, despite losing my job to the new presidential administration's budget and spending long hours teaching, working and an intense job search.

To celebrate my survival of a tough couple of months, I traveled to California to see my boyfriend, Christian. I had the opportunity to photograph with him, which is something I always look forward to, especially this time because he spent a lot of late nights helping me with assignments through the phone or FaceTime. A LDR (Long Distance Relationship) is difficult, but when everything else is weighing on you, having a person always there is so important.

One highlight of my trip was our visit to the Ice Cream Museum. This exhibit is temporarily in the Art District of Los Angeles 'til August. It was wonderful learning the history of ice cream and trying so many unique flavors. I did have a major stomachache by the end of the museum due to a sugar overload, but I don’t regret a thing!  

Chris in the Ice Cream Museum
Keeewii Ice Cream
conehead keeewii
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gummy & Keeewii
keeewii sprink
keeewii with ice cream

In California, we did a lot of other activities (beach trips, café stops, etc.) and I plan to put together a “things to do in Los Angeles guide” very soon! I have read so many of these types of blog posts on Pinterest, and they are all unique and helpful in exploring new activities around the country.

Keeewii Chris in Bev
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Keeewii in Malibu

Much of my downtime is spent taking pictures, and now that it is officially summer, I finally have time to dive into creating some delightful content!

Life gets hard, and sometimes you have a lot of things on your plate - maybe not even a plate but the whole table. My advice to anyone going through it is to keep working hard and pushing through the tough times because all of your hard work will pay off and when the next obstacle presents itself, it won’t be so scary.

You got this!

"You're going to go through tough times - that's life. But I say, 'Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.' See the positive in negative events." - J. Osteen