Road Trippin’

Hey guys!

I’ve been fortunate to be able to come from an adventurous family who travels a lot. I’ve been traveling from before I was out the womb. Growing up my parents used to take me and my sister everywhere. We’d go on numerous road trips, flights, and we’ve even been on a cruise. I’ve visited a few countries and got to experience life outside of Southern California.

As you may already know, my family is from the Caribbean and I grew up heavy in both cultures. So staying in California wasn’t a “thing” for our household. I’ve never “not” had a passport. I talk to my friends and people I know and it amazes me how little people travel. They tell me it’s too expensive or they don’t see the point. But if you spent that $500 you spent on shoes and bought a plane ticket, you might see it’s not all that crazy expensive to travel. It’s all about where and how you spend your money. Now I understand if you’re living check to check, but if you have disposable income, even a little, save it for a trip once in awhile. It’s worth it!

Another thing I’ve been fortunate to experience is commuting. My parents have been commuters for as long as I’ve been alive. Being a commuter, you get used to driving for hours and the fact that we’re in LA county, we get that lovely traffic everyone talks about. It’s a bittersweet thing! I’ve learned how to deal with sitting and driving in traffic because I’ve been in it all my life. Now that I’m an adult, I’ve continued in my parents footsteps as a commuter. It seems to just work out that way. I commuted everyday throughout my undergrad and every job I’ve worked so far has had a commute of at least an hour drive. The bad part is, the jobs aren’t even all that far. They usually range between 18-25 miles. That would normally be a 20-30 minute drive with no traffic.LA Traffic

Back in my Before 25 post, I mentioned I wanted to do another road trip. I haven’t done a coast to coast trip yet, but I did manage to get in a trip from LA to Sacramento and two mini road tips to Solvang and San Diego all in the beginning of this year. Some people wouldn’t be able to handle that.

I’m thankful I come from a family of drivers and travelers. That’s something I’m going to pass down to my kids and hopefully they’ll do the same.

Until next time!

~Kelsey Sherri

Pretty in Pink

Hi guys!

It’s the first day of Spring! I love spring for what it symbolizes, new beginnings. Makes me think New Years should be in March and not January. I feel like this would be the most inspirational time of the year, when everything is blossoming and growing.

But honestly,  I have a love hate relationship with Spring. I love the flowers and all the colors that come out but those same beautiful flowers give my allergies exactly what it needs to act up!

I’ve recently been doing some pinning on Pinterest, I mean when am I not? I found a picture of this beautiful pastel pink building with a fallen green tree in front of it. I don’t know if it’s the green up against the pink or the style of the photo, but I was intrigued by the pink building in the background.

Strangely, I’m not much of a pink person. I don’t usually gravitate to pink for MANY reasons and if you know me personally, you know I used to DESPISE the color, but for some reason I’m falling for this soft pastel shade of pink below. Maybe because it is a pastel. It’s so mellow and so pretty. It makes me feel like I’m in a cloud of pink cotton candy! So I’m going to overload you all with pink in this post! Click on the photos to see where I found it.
Happy first day of spring!!

~Kelsey Sherri

 

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