the adventure begins.

the adventure begins // LLinaBC.com

I could not be happier to share with all of you ..

I began a new full-time position.

[tomorrow will mark the completion of two full weeks].

the road to get here was so long, with many lulls. but it truly makes it that much more exciting + worth it. it’s hard not to get down on yourself when your job search yields numerous “we’re sorry, we have decided to go with another candidate. good luck!”. it is easy to second-guess your worth. but don’t. I gave myself the “they don’t know what they’re passing on” pep talk countless times. and now that I’m in a great position, it makes me want to work harder than ever.

now my concern is how am I going to decorate my office?

[if you know of any great etsy shops, I’d love the recommendation. I want inspirational prints + fun items everywhere. I do spend 8 hours a day in that chair].

happy thursday.

friday, we’ll see you soon!

top 10 things I miss about iowa.

It doesn’t matter if you move 30 mins away or 3,000 miles …you’re guaranteed to miss something. I miss my family & friends [that goes without saying]. But for about the first 6 months, I was so excited about exploring my new surroundings ..I [temporarily] forgot about my old ones. Now that I am one year and two months in, I will divulge the …[in no particular order]

top 10 things I miss about iowa.

1. ‘Mexi & Margs‘ nights. [$3 margs,¬†delicious mexican food, & grrreat company].

2. Line dancing. [I was introduced to this only 3 weeks before moving to NY, but it is a BALL ..& surprisingly a fun workout].

3. Tailgating, football games, & seeing black & gold everywhere. [so basically …college].

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4. Saying “pop” & not being judged. [“pop” drinkers: blue. “soda” drinkers: green & yellow].

5. Saying “traffic” & meaning there are 5-10 other cars on the road.

6. Grocery shopping every two weeks. [instead of every day].

7. Not worrying about how much or how heavy your groceries are because you’ll cart them out to your car and drive home.


8. Prices ..on everything; beer, food, rent, chain restaurants [an Applebee’s quesadilla burger: $16.95. wish that was a joke].

9. Not being too concerned with the daily weather report, because your car has heat, AC, and if raining ..only a couple steps out your front door.

10. Old Chicago. & the World Beer Tour. [I can’t even comment on this one, I’ll cry …]

There you have it folks ..the top 10 things I miss about my home state – IOWA.