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!
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
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.
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.
Disclaimer: For the purposes of this story, the gentleman in question’s name is Bill. Spoiler alert: it’s not actually Bill. Okay, people, strap in. A few things from my last post. I have not been doing well. My house has been a MESS, I haven’t really exercised since my 5K on August 11, I haven’t been to church in three weeks because quite frankly, I’ve … Continue reading Leaving it Behind – Literally
Alright, folks, so we’re just gonna dig right in here. You know how I wrote in my last post that there was a guy who was making me smile? Well, a week later, apparently I don’t make him smile. Or we’re not making each other smile. You get the point – no smiling happening anymore. We done. I have the tendency in life to find … Continue reading Goodbye Summer
I haven’t written in months. Literally, it’s been over a month since my last blog post. July must be the month because I’m pretty sure I didn’t blog last July either. But at least I still have my blog? Anyway, I’m writing now, and honestly I’m just going to start typing and see what comes out, considering I just looked at my 17 draft posts … Continue reading Thoughts As I’m Thinking Them