I turn 30 on November 27, 2020. It’s exactly 13 months away today! I decided to make a 30 Before 30 list a few months ago and have been compiling the list since then. I finally finished the list a few days ago, so here it is! To follow along my 30 Before 30 journey, search for #torey30before30 on Instagram. Travel a state I’ve never … Continue reading 30 Before 30!
I am turning over a new leaf here on my blog! I have been immersing myself in the book world lately – primarily booktube, but with bookstagram and book blogging thrown in there as well. I’ve decided that little by little, I am going to expand my book blogging. Welcome to a whole new meaning of Torey Stories! I will still be posting about my … Continue reading Book Blogger Newbie Tag
As part of my job, I run the JA Instagram account. If you’re familiar with Instagram, you’re familiar with the “Link in Bio” call to action. There’s always so much more to say in an Instagram caption, so you encourage people to learn more by clicking on a link. Every time I post these three small, seemly insignificant words, I stop and pause for a … Continue reading Link in Bio
I betcha can’t tell what this post is about! 😉 Last weekend, I took over Derek’s house. Three of my friends and I took over the Albertson Homestead, and had a night full of books, tacos, drinks and Harry Potter. Derek not only let us take over his home (he headed to the cigar lounge for the night), but he set up a projector theater … Continue reading Derek 💙
It’s been a minute. Like my friend Katie said on her blog Raines or Shine, “What’s hilarious about blogging is that you can skip entire chapters of your life and just start writing again as if nothing happened.” Truth bomb, girl. I’ve realized that blogging is what you make of it. Celebrations are abundant in my life right now! I am in such a blessed … Continue reading Celebrations
Oh boy howdy, friends, I am about to nerd out on you all. This really won’t surprise any of you, but man. I’m excited. Personality development – I live for it. I absolutely love taking quizzes about personality development and growth – quizzes like, “What Hogwarts house are you in? (and COME AT ME if you think this can’t help figure out your personality strengths),” … Continue reading I am TRASH for Personality Development
I thought about titling this post, “I have no idea what to write about,” then I thought about talking about why I’m not celebrating Valentine’s Day even though I have a boyfriend this year, THEN I realized that it’s my first post of 2019, so what else than a natural life update for you all? If you look back through the life of my blog … Continue reading Hi, Life.
You remember when I was a runner? Because I don’t. I mean, I know I was one, once upon a time. I have a whole health category that has post after post talking about it. In my guest room, I have my 2017 5K bibs framed along with all my medals, cups, scarves and other fun trinkets I’ve collected along the way. My 5K t-shirts are … Continue reading Oops
I’ve been seeing a lot of those “Word of the Year” posts circulating on the interwebs lately. K-Love talked about how the Oxford word of the year is “toxic” (how sad!) and Merriam Webster’s word of the year is “justice.” This year, I realized that my word for 2018 has been fulfillment. When I look back on my year, I have come to understand that fulfillment is … Continue reading Word of the Year
On Saturday November 17, I flew to North Carolina for the start of a six day vacation. On Sunday November 18, while overlooking Cape Fear in Wilmington, NC, on the site that the rivercourt scenes of my favorite show One Tree Hill were filmed on, my mom called me and told me we were going to lose my favorite person on the planet – my … Continue reading 28.