Yes, I like traveling alone.

If there’s one thing in this world that will give you your independence and make you truly feel like a grown up, it is traveling…. by yourself.

When I turned 21 I decided that I needed to enjoy my life more and stop waiting around for others to join in on the fun. So my birthday week came and I jetted off (I just flew but this sounds fancier) to New York City. So what if I was going to be alone? I wasn’t going to let others decide for me when I get to travel to another state. 

After a cancelled and delayed flight, I finally made it. Honestly, I was never a New York fan but I guess as long as you’re an American it’s somewhere you need to go. Now, before I got their I was a very socially anxious person so I don’t even know how I managed to go on this trip. However; if there is a city to be alone, it is NYC. Because my flight kept changing I only had a couple of days to fit in everything I wanted to do. I was hopping on and off the double deckers like no tomorrow. I even managed to go to Little Italy and have lunch at a restaurant ALL BY MYSELF. If there’s one thing I learned from this trip it is to pack the right shoes.
After New York I was off to my next destination. A place I like to call home away from home… Nashville, Tennessee.


Unlike New York, Nashville probably isn’t a very common place for people to be hanging out alone. I remember I went to a restaurant by myself and people were being so nice to me because I was sitting there alone. Haha! Although, people seem to be nice there no matter what. Lucky for me during my first night there I met these amazing ladies from Wisconsin. When I tell people this story it seems like it’s out of a tv show. I ended up spending the rest of my trip with them. I got to do things with them that I probably would be scared to do alone. I couldn’t have met nicer people! I still have some funny stories with my time with them that I will not forget. Although they made my trip that much more fun, Nashville is such an incredibly friendly place that even spending time alone there wouldn’t be a problem.

As cliche as this will sound. I do feel like I learned a lot about myself while traveling and gained a lot of independence. I feel like if I can do that than I can do anything. I still have a lot of places I’d like to go to. Some I’ve already gone (not alone) but plenty that I would like to go to  by myself even.

Safe travels,

Suzy 🙂

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Cinnamon Cookies Recipe!


During this time of year I spend most of the time baking. These cookies are something I started baking a couple of years ago and realized how simple they are. I always have everything used in these at home, so I like to bake these when I’m craving something sweet. Keep reading and find out how simple yet tasty these really are!

Cinnamon Cookies


Prep time: 5 min | Bake time: 12 min         |Makes around 20 cookies

Ingredients:

2 cups flour  

1 cup melted butter

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl mix in the flour and butter. Add in sugar and brown sugar. Once sugar is combined add the egg. To finish off mix in the baking soda and ground cinnamon. Mix well and start adding dough to a lightly greased baking pan. Leave cookies in the over for 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Once cookies are done leave out for 5 minutes. To finish them off sprinkle of powdered sugar and serve!!!


Happy (almost) Holidays!

-Suzy [fragile, yet fearless]      

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Things they don’t tell you…

If you’re in your 20’s you probably know what I mean when I say the “in between”. Simply, that’s what the 20’s are. No longer a teen, but not adult enough. Not reckless, but sometimes careless. I wish I were told some of the things I would be experiencing at this point in my life. Here’s a little heads up from me to you:

 

  1. The mid twenties crisis. Even if you think you have your life planned out, you’re bound to question all your life decisions. Just remember there isn’t always an easy answer to everything. 
  2. There’s no better education than life itself. Interning, working, and volunteering go a long way. Get as much experience as you can and experiment with career goals as much as you can.
  3. There is no perfect age to do anything. All of that is mumbo jumbo. Move at your own pace and try not to feel discouraged. 
  4. Setting goals are great, but having a game plan is even better. Instead of waiting for that job offer think of the steps you need to take to get it.
  5. You can always change your mind. We’re always told we need to have our shit together, but trial and error is what is going to help get you there… if you ever get there. 

Let’s face it.. the twenties are a hot mess and there ain’t nothing wrong with that. Best of luck to all of you!

Until next time,

-Suzy [fragile, yet fearless]

Super Dry Skin Recovery!


If you’ve read any of my past posts you probably know I have OCD. One of the “lovely” perks is always having dry flaky skin (sarcasm was used in this sentence). I know I sound SO appealing (in this one too). Sometimes washing germs off is a exhausting and miserable chore. My skin has been suffering because of this terrible disorder and the winter months definitely don’t help. Saying this my face has been a wreck, but I recently found a product that saved it. 
This First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream has managed to heal my skin in just a weeks time. It feel light, but gets the work done. I love the feeling when I am applying makeup and it just glides on to my skin. It’s nice to see what healthy or almost healthy skin looks like again. This repair cream is getting my skin back to the way it was. I’ve tried to a lot of face creams, so take it from me and give this a try! 

Have a great week!

-Suzy [fragile, yet fearless]

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Let The Resolutions Begin.


Believe it or not, it’s almost 2018 folks! I haven’t really been a resolution type of person lately. The last time I made resolutions was 4 years ago when I wrote them down and put them in a jar. A year later I opened it up and realized I had achieved almost ALL of my resolutions. I don’t know why I stopped. Maybe life just. got in the way. Now, I’m ready to set up some goals again, but realistic and without the pressure that comes with having a resolution. Here are a few things I hope to accomplish and will definitely be blogging my steps to accomplishing them! 

  1. Move to Nashville, TN: My most important goal has to be number one. I need to move to the place I feel the most at home. I’ve wanted this for so long and have taken the first few steps to get there (will blog about). 
  2. Start online classes: Scool is NOT my thing. I’ve always wanted to have my own gymnastics facility which you really don’t need school. However, I do want to learn and experience some other skills. This is why I’m turning to online courses.
  3. Pay off at least one credit card bill: Probably my most adult goal of next year. I feel like this will be pretty doable… hopefully.
  4. More self care: These past few months have been pretty tough. You know, just been busy with life. I haven’t been doing too well with looking after myself. Saying that, I’m going to take the initiative and take time for the little things in life. 

These are my goals so far for next year. I’ll be blogging my journey to at least TRY to make these happen. Best of luck to you for your new year goals! 
Until Next Time,

Suzy [Fragile, yet fearless]

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Reputation: Track by Track


In celebration of Taylor’s new album outselling every other album this year, I thought I’d do a track by track breakdown. I am a tswift fan so if you’re expecting me to hate on any track… that’s not happening. Alright are you ready for it? Ok I’ll stop with the bad jokes NOW. 

Track 1- …Ready for it?: Great first song to choose for the album! I love the “baby let the games begin” part… I can sing that all day. 

Track 2- End Game: I mean Ed Sheeran is on this track so is there much more to say?

Track 3- I Did Something Bad: Definitely one of my favorites on this album! The lyrics are genius and when the beat drops… oh my it’s a hit! I’ll be here patiently waiting for this to be a single.

Track 4- Don’t Blame Me: This song gives me a gospel church vibe, yet dark at the same time. 

Track 5- Delicate: This song is one that grew on me this past week and has become one of my favorites. The lyrics are very honest and have been stuck in my head!

Track 6- Look What You Made Me Do: She is just a winner with this track. Angry Taylor is my favorite! Best way to take charge? Writing a hit. 

Track 7- So It Goes…: Another catchy song. That’s the thing about this album. Every song has been stuck in my head, but in a good way. It gives off a mysterious/dark type of vibe. 

Track 8- Gorgeous: I bought this song before the album came out. Very cutesy old Taylor Swift style song. Again, catchy. 

Track 9- Getaway Car: Another favorite of mine! The lyrics are very honest and to the point in this song. The ex might not like hearing this song, but hey at least she’s explaining herself. The chorus is brilliant! 

Track 10- King of My Heart: This is a sweet song and pretty electronicy (I’m going to pretend that’s a word). 

Track 11- Dancing With Our Hands Tied: I really like the lyrics of this one. 

Track 12- Dress: I mean you can probably guess what this is about. It involves taking off clothes… whaaaaat.

Track 13- This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: I mean I can’t think of a better diss track. Revenge is the sweetest. One of my favorites! 

Track 14- Call It What You Want: Probably my favorite lyrics. It’s such a sweet song and very raw. 

Track 15- New Years Day: This one is definitely a wedding track. I think it ends the album nicely. It’s quite an emotional one, but in the best way possible.
I just had to share my thoughts on this album as I’ve been listening to it on REPEAT! 

Thanks for reading,

-Suzy [Fragile, yet fearless]

Three thereapeutic activities worth trying!

Let’s face it, life is tough. We’ve all got something going on. Jobs, school, kids, health problems, etc. One thing I’ve learned is that self care is ALWAYS a good idea. We can’t forget to take care of ourselves. Taking a break isn’t selfish, but it’s something needed in order for us to get our daily tasks done. Of course everyone has their own way to wind down at the end of the day, but here are 3 things that have really helped me.

   1. Pampering/Getting my nails done. 


Getting my nails done or even doing them is calming and I get to just sit there for about an hour doing nothing. It makes me feel good about myself after. It’s like I’m putting in the effort to look after myself. If you do it at home, try looking up videos online and try some new designs!

  2. Baking!


You don’t have to be an expert to bake! The internet is filled with recipes to try. I find baking to be a great distraction as I have to follow step by step instructions and at the end you get rewarded with your own baked goods! I’ll soon be posting a recipe for cinnamon cookies that I love to bake this time of year. It’s super easy too!

  3. Hiking/walking

Going on a hike or a walk around your neighborhood can be so calming! It’s nice to just be doing an activity where I’m not staring my phone or a computer screen for hours. And afterwards I feel better because I got moving and feel like I accomplished something. 
These are just a couple of things I like to do that are easy enough to get done. If you’ve made it this far… thanks for reading! 

-Suzy [Fragile, yet fearless]
 

Bucket List 

A lot of my blog posts consist of traveling as it’s something that I believe gives you the most independence. Traveling is eye opening, thrilling, educational, and simply just fun. Although I’ve gone to a lot of the places I always wanted to visit, there are still a lot of destinations that I haven’t been to. Here’s my bucket list of places I need to visit  (hoping this will push me to do so). 

  1. Brighton (U.K.)
  2. Stockholm (Sweden)
  3. Scotland 
  4. Newcastle (U.K.)
  5. Italy (mainly for the food.haha)
  6. Santorini (Greece)
  7. Spain
  8. Argentina 
  9. Seattle, Washington (USA)
  10. Charleston, SC (USA)

I think that pretty much covers places I MUST go to. Of course I’m hoping to add more to this list once I start checking some of these off. Do you have any recommendations of places I should visit? Have you been to or are you from any of the ones listed above? Let me know!!!


Hope you’re haveing a great Sunday!

-Suzy [Fragile, yet fearless]
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What’s wrong with me?!

Recently I decided to quit my job as I physically and mentally just can’t do it anymore. There are more reasons why I left, but those being the obvious. I have been a gymnastics coach for years now and this past year my body has been acting strange, aching, and hurting. My wrists have been a mess which has caused me to take a step back from my job. Other than that I’ve had a lot of strange symptoms like rapid heart beats, fatigue, getting light headed, and muscle weakness. I’ve gone to the doctor plenty of times and I’m slowly starting to get some tests done. I’ve made an appointment with a rheumatologist in December so hopefully that’ll give me some answers. This is has put a hold on a lot of things. I’m just too tired most of the time to stay productive. That’s mainly why I’m ready to figure out what’s going on!

I quit my job without having another, but right now my patience just isn’t enough to be working with kids. It’s time for me to move on for a bit and find something else until I figure everything out. I don’t know if I’m doing the right thing as I have a lot of bills to pay, but everything happens for a reason right? 
Happy Thursday! 

-Suzy [Fragile, yet fearless]

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I Love You London!


After years of obsessing over the U.K. And the English culture, I finally had the chance to visit last year. I always wanted to go to the small towns in England and cities that most international visitors don’t go to. When I ended up in London I didn’t expect to like it much because sometimes a big city is just a big city. After spending some time there I realized I actually realized…
I love London for

Beautiful Architecture

Coffee that’s actually good


Views for days


Afternoon Tea (Obviously)


Sweets (had to bring back with me)!!!


Public transportation that’s actually not bad

And Shopping!!!



I definitely plan on visiting again, but I’ll also be visiting other parts of England too! 
Happy Weekend! 

Suzy [Fragile, yet fearless]


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Younger self.

What would you say to your younger self? That’s a question at everyone seems to be asking, but my question is… What made you happy about your younger self?
Working with kids most of my working years, I’ve come to see such amazing qualities about them. They are brave, loud, daring, and DREAMERS. Sometimes I see my students and wonder how all of that changes and goes away. I’m looking back at my younger self and although I made mistakes, I’m proud to be reminded of how I was.

I was always myself. Maybe more then than now. I was stubborn and when I made my mind up about something, I didn’t let anyone change it.




I was fearless. I tried things I knew I might fail at. I took those risks because I loved doing things I loved.

I never questioned anything. Kids have a go get em type of attitude. Questioning choices rarely happens. 
I hope everyone can look back and maybe be reminded of how they were and take a little something from it.
Is there something about your younger self you admired? 


-Suzy [Fragile, yet fearless]