This page is made in collaboration with Ike's Love & Sandwiches. Ike's is keeping me full and energized moving into my birthday week. They have a great selection for everyone! From vegan to non vegan options, there is something for you. I loved the James and the Giant Peach vegan sandwich. My god was it amazing! My mom went with me to try out the sandwiches. She's not vegan and she said the Paul Reubens sandwich was fantastic! I really can't wait to go back and try out more of the vegan sandwiches. I can 100% guarantee that Ike's will be a go to sandwich shop for me. I'm not just saying that because it was so good, i'm saying that because it was THAT good. Also, the staff was so helpful and really made everything easy for us while we visited. I can't wait to head back this week. Yes, i'm going back, because it's THAT good. I'll be thinking about that Dutch Crunch bread and vegan dirty sauce until I return. Find out what I mean and head to the Ike's website to find a location near you.
Ready, set, go. Here we are! The last week as a 23 year old. Let me tell you this past week was not the greatest in this book. I mean we talked about it already, but I still felt its lingering presence as I exit this Saturday evening. I was a mess this morning. I wasn't happy at all, but I spoke to a friend who kinda help me shift my energy into making sure I am best self, to tell my story in the best way possible. I think that is why i've been shooting non stop. Keeping myself busy because I just want to make sure my story is told correctly and to the best of my ability. I started outlining 24 important things that I want to do before I am 25. I'll share them soon. But it was important for me to start to see what kind of life I want to lead moving forward. I still have so much baggage from the mess that was made in the earlier pages of this diary. I'm trying to figure out how to unpack that and give away all the unwanted and un needed pieces, that won't move me along as I grow. I've held back some things. I guess when I blew up this past week, I finally was able to see what I need to get a better grip of. Dash just turned 24 today. We had this talk about how we left to New York without these issues and then when we came back, we came back to a whole slew of new problems to face. I mean, I did not see any of this coming. I don't know what else to expect, but I have to deal with it somehow. I come from a small town so I can use these terms. I guess the moral of everything is I am at the yellow light right now. I'm at the yellow light, it is about to turn green. I've made my road map and marked places I want to stop and live a little life in. Every turn has something I may or may not like. As we all have seen, I did not know how to handle certain situations that came to life over the last month. That doesn't mean I haven't learned from them. In fact those fears play a big part in that list of 24 that I created. I think it is the overall thing that needs to be conquered, so I can be free. I'm holding myself back, Why? Why, is the big question moving into Saturday. I've let a lot of myself loose since turning 23... Now I have to turn that Why? into how can I Iet the rest of myself free, even if that means getting surprised and hurt by something else along the way. Because in the end, if I want I need to go as fast as that light turns green on Saturday.
Photographer: Courtney Johnson & Dom Baza
What I'm Wearing: Pullover - Forever 21, Jeans - Good Fellow
Every post I will include the song that inspired me to build a post around it's title
Stories From My Life - Chapter 13
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Stories From My Life
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