I have officially been in Houston for 1 year, today. It’s definitely been a roller coaster of a year, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I will say though, that it’s taken about a year for me to be happy living here. It took awhile, but Houston is starting to really grow on me.

With that said, my boyfriend and I went to Free Press Summer Fest this past weekend, and even though I was exhausted this morning – it was so worth it. It was hot as balls and humid as heck, but so much fun (minus the temporary evacuation due to the thunderstorm on Saturday).

gym view

#gymview last week

outfit of the day

#ootd last Friday. Actually decided to wear some color.

Wild Bill's Old Fashioned Soda Pop

Wild Bill’s Old Fashioned Soda Pop – free refills ALL DAY!

Allan Parkway
temporary evacuation at Free Press

Everyone ended up taking cover in the parking lot right outside the entrance when they announced the temporary evacuation.

Mariachi El Bronx

Mariachi El Bronx. They ended up getting cut short because of the thunderstorm.

Mars main stage
Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino.

waiting for Vampire Weekend

Waiting for Vampire Weekend.

waiting for Ms. Lauryn Hill

Waiting for Ms. Lauryn Hill.





Since Friday was my mom’s last full day in Houston, we took her to a couple of tourist spots so that she could take some more pictures. Earlier in the week, I had made reservations at a restaurant called Underbelly, that I had been dying to try from the reviews on Yelp and I knew my mom would love it. Let me just say that it was DELICIOUS and I cannot wait to go back. It is definitely a must-try if you are in the Houston area.

I am definitely sad that my mom had to go back home, but hopefully I can go back to visit or she can come back soon. Moving away from home is a life experience that has not been easy, there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about home. But it is something that helps you grow as a person – it gives you perspective and allows you to see and experience things you wouldn’t normally see or do otherwise.