Hello loves! It marks eight months of living here in downtown Seattle! Whew, what a crazy ride! I can't believe I've been living in Seattle this long! Time flies when you're having fun! While, most of this amazing ride is, well amazing... sometimes I've had my rough moments! It's normal and totally okay! So enjoy my thoughts and this blog post!

1. Moving on up

Moving is kind of the most stressful part of this all. You purge, pack, and try to rearrange your life to how it was or how it should be "" Well, shocker, that doesn't happen! Moving takes time and that's something that I have had to learn, patience. 

2.  Sleepless in Seattle

Sleepless in Seattle is so accurate.. I had ZERO clue when moving to Seattle that location is kind of key... I learned. We live in Belltown, it's super busy and full of busy people. While I live in a nice area, when darkness comes it's a different story. I've seen and heard EVERYTHING!!! Drugs, knives, cuss words, and lots of fights. Living in Seattle after being raised in the good ole south is kind of life changing. You make zero eye contact and keep walking folks! 


I have so many food favorites! Seattle has so many options and all in walking distance! From cheese to coffee, Seattle has it all! Of course, all super aesthetic too.. hahah! Some of my favorites have been: 

The London Plane  300 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

The Yellow Leaf Cupcake and Co 2209 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Preserve and Gather  358 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117

Wasabi Bistro  2311 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Honeyhole 703 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

My top five! If you're in Seattle you must visit! 

4. Home 

I've had such a hard time adjusting to being in an out of control city and having out of control things happen. I think I put so much effort into making things work that I forgot to accept that it's okay if they DON'T work out.. which leads to unhappiness. So for the past couple months I've been trying to enjoy each moment, day by day. Sure, life usually looks better in pictures and through the general aura we all give off, but in reality life has its ups and downs. Don't get me wrong, I'm super happy and love my life. But for example, I cried when I got out of my Uber a couple days ago when I realized I had zero idea where I was going... But, I also laughed and smiled really hard the next day when I didn't have to use my GPS to navigate through the city.. because I knew where I was going! Point? You take the good with the bad, and just smile! 


This post is super ADD and all over the place... but hey, that's me! 



Kaitlyn Barinaga