Wednesday, March 4, 2015


When I was a little girl, I would sit in front of the television on Friday nights and watch TGIF "Thank God It's Friday" on ABC. They had a whole line up of shows that were family based. It started with Full House, Family Matters, Step By Step and ended with Perfect Strangers. Full House would come on with the Tanner family sitting in the park across from the Painted Ladies in San Francisco. It would show them driving in their convertible across the Golden Gate Bridge living in sunny California. I was just a kid but I would think, "What a cool life to live!"
Fast forward to present day and I'm living in Sacramento, California. I live two hours from San Francisco and have seen the Golden Gate Bridge more than a handful of times now.  It's surreal. I'll have these moments where I'm out and in the middle of something it'll hit me. I live here now. This is my life. I'm living this life that I never really knew if it would happen. I had one of these OMG moments hit me when we were in SF doing our engagement photos. It was about right here that it hit...

This is really my life. I'm living in my dreams. I'm living in California. I'm marrying the man that I've waited to find. We're having an amazing wedding and it's all really happening. We have a house, my car is paid off, we have our cute pet Tesco the cat, I have a job that I enjoy. It's all real. It's all what I dreamed of when I was a kid.

It's in these moments that I find myself feeling incredible blessed. Are there times that I want more? Of course. I would be lying if I said no. But I feel so blessed and lucky in life. I have far more than others and I know that. I'm thankful for everything that I've received and work had for, what we work hard to provide for each other. I know that Beezy feels the same way because we've talked about how blessed we are. We don't take anything for granted.

So I say to all those people out there who dream of living a different life or moving to a different state do it. Don't dream about it anymore. Go out there and make it happen. Sacrifice, eat ramen noodles for weeks, save all your change. Do what you have to do. If you want it bad enough, you can make anything happen. Dreams can come true.