Hey y’all + welcome to my blog. I’m Lainey – a twenty-something grad student, broadcasting live from Austin, TX. When I’m not socializing studying on campus or interning, I’m most often found at charming, little coffee shops and the coolest #boulderinggym in ATX (aren’t I trendy?) Jokes aside, I’m just a girl who loves to read, hear people’s stories, eat my weight in Tex-Mex, and watch terrible reality shows.

With the start of a new year, I’ve decided to create this space to document my journey of finding new and authentic ways to supplement my life with more happiness, positivity, and gratitude – and I hope to share what I’ve learned (both the easy and the hard way) from my life experiences and  from some wise folks I’ve met along the way.

I’m not sure what 2017 holds for me but I can confidently say that I’m running towards it with a smile on my face and a heart bursting for adventure. If you’ve made it this far, I hope that you’ll leave my site feeling a little bit inspired or, at the very least, mildly entertained.