Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Life Lately

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Isn't it weird how certain smells, weather, and feelings can transport you back into time? I'm currently enjoying my first day off where I can do whatever I want for the entire day. I've watched my favorite pastor speak, ate lunch, and am focusing on my skincare routine lol. I walked out to grab my favorite face mask out from the trunk of my car when I was hit with what feels like our first fall day. (I'm in complete denial that summer is coming to end.) Immediately, I'm transported back to my first nannying days. I was living in New Jersey and was going full force on LookBrooke. I would roam the Hamilton mall, TJ Maxx, and Target looking at different displays and outfits gathering inspiration. I would head home and write up a post and meet the kids at their bus stop. It's funny how much your life can change yet still remain the same.

I'm currently sitting at the same computer I used then, with the same face-mask, and the same urge to go to Marshals and waste all my money on their beauty section. I don't nanny anymore, which kills me a little more each day than it had before. I still devour coffee, I've just switched over to Sheetz from Wawa. Fun fact: Their kona mocha with mint tastes almost like a mocha mint iced coffee and will have your head spinning and mind flooding with the good ole Jerz days.

I still get the urge to call my Grandma daily. I remember getting out of a job interview and immediately went to call her. You have a bad day at work, you have one of the best nights of your life, you get a deal on your dream sweater at your favorite store... the list goes on and on.  I don't think the urge will ever go away and no one will be my best friend like she was- but I don't want that urge to go away. It's like she's still there and I don't want that memory of her to ever diminish.

This was the first summer I didn't spend in New Jersey in 10+ years. I visited once, in late July but that was it. I thought I would feel odd all summer, that a part of me would be missing but I survived. Don't get me wrong I missed my friends terribly and FOMO is indeed real but I got a new appreciation for how much that place molded me.

My parents bought a condo in North Myrtle Beach at the very beginning of summer, my 60 year old beast of a Dad spent his summer being a lifeguard after retiring from Jersey two summers ago. It felt weird not being able to go to the beach whenever I liked (like after work every single day) and when I did spend time at the beach it was all the way in South Carolina... a place I hadn't visited since I was 18. Some of my favorite places there include: Nacho HippoBurgerFi, and the North Myrtle TJ Maxx lolol.

You can keep up with me and my day to day experiences on a couple different social media platforms:
- I post most actively on Instagram and Instagram stories, if you're into the more fashion and life style aspect of LookBrooke... this is the platform for you.
-If you want to laugh and see some day to day updates, twitter is for you.
-If you've ever wondered what it would look like if I cut out photos from magazines and created a "mood board"... tumblr is for you.

Connect, let's be friends xoxo.


1 comment :

  1. Brooke!
    It is so good to see you blogging again! I hope to see another post soon! Wishing you all the best! xoxo
    Sarah | https://livinglifewithsarahlillian.blogspot.ca

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