Life Lately: New job, getting healthy, and moving

The last few months have been a whirlwind.

I can’t even believe I’ve been back in Hawaii for almost half a year already (what?!) and since being back here, I’ve been really focusing on myself for the first time in years.

My breakup, leaving my job and home, and relocating back to America in the span of a week or two was rough on me. And while I’m being honest, I’m still healing. Every day is a struggle, and I think that’s important to recognize.

Heartbreak hotel.

I recently took a trip to Arizona and Las Vegas, and it was everything I needed. Being in the desert, driving for hours each day, immersing myself in foreign surroundings, seeing new people and new places was healing.

On my last night there, I broke down in my hotel room. I cried and asked “why, why, why” and when I woke up the next morning, it was as though I woke up in God’s hand. I felt okay. My heart opened up and I breathed out the biggest sigh of relief and felt thousands of pounds of resentment, guilt and regret lift right off my chest.

I got on the plane back to Hawaii, and watching the desert grow smaller and smaller, I knew I was ready to move on. I’d been holding on for so long, I didn’t realize how tired it was making me. It was time to let go.

I left my heart there in that desert, but I gained so much more.

Health (It’s all you got)

While I’m on a roll with “epiphanies,” I should mention that I realized that I’m getting older and should start taking care of my health. (I know. I’m only 25, but I’m sure not getting any younger!)


I started drinking mate tea every morning, afternoon and night. It’s an amazing metabolism booster and detox/cleanser, and it’s filled with antioxidants!

This is the one I got (because it was on sale and they sent me a free bottle too).


I also bought some personalized vitamins from Care/of! I’ll admit, I saw their sponsored posts on Instagram and was drawn to their marketing and clean design.

So I went on their site to take the health quiz, and they built a personalized program for me! It’s pretty awesome.

Also: They’re giving customers discounts and free shipping right now because shipping will take 1-2 weeks. So if you’re interested, now’s the time to try it out! 

(If you’re interested in a separate post about this, let me know!:))


For the past two years, I’ve neglected my skincare. A typical night involved a makeup remover wipe, and that’s it.

So, I recently decided to splurge on some skincare products for myself, because again… I’m getting older and Father Time waits for no one to realize their neck is wrinkled and skin spots don’t disappear.

So if you need me, I’ll be diving head first into my Glossier skincare products I just ordered.

New year, new job

When you’re reading this, I’ll be starting a brand new job!

It’s a remote job that I landed by checking out these sites, and I’m thrilled to join their team of incredible, incredible people.

I’ll probably talk more about this later. Until then, just know I’m excited to put my skills and passions to good use 🙂

Moving. Again.

I’ll dedicate an entire post to the details about this, because it’s something so huge I can’t fathom squeezing it into this post. There’s just too much to say!

In short, I’m moving in June! I’ll be leaving Maui for the last time, and I’m excited, nervous, anxious and thrilled all at once.

The craziest part of it all? I have no idea where I’m going to.

I’m just going.

That’s what life has been looking like lately! What have you been up to? What’s something you’re looking forward to? ❤️

13 responses to “Life Lately: New job, getting healthy, and moving”

  1. Jasmine, Best to you in this new year. Change is difficult and you’ve got a lot of it all at once! Sounds like you’re on the right track though…self-care is so important. It’s great that you are learning this at a young age. I just posted about getting strong! I’m 57…it’s never too early or too late!


  2. It must be so exciting. Good luck on your journey. I am happy that you are healing and you’re right, it is a process. Also I can relate to the make up wipe debacle lol 🙂 i do better now lol


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