In the outskirts of Houston near Webster, Texas, you can find the Armand Bayou Nature Center. Lush trees, swampy atmosphere, chirping birds, turtles, spiders, alligators… and BISON! (yes, bison!) You can find all of this and more at the nature center. The Armand Bayou is one of my favorite places to escape to in my area. It has three main walking trails that are about … Continue reading Getting Back to Nature at Armand Bayou Nature Center, Texas
So you’re thinking about moving to Texas? I lived in Houston for the past 8-ish months and for 6 months in 2017, so I know a little about what it’s like to move to Texas from out of state. Texas was one of those states that I NEVER thought that I would move to, but I got a job offer in Houston, so here I … Continue reading What You Should Know Before Moving to Texas
The San Jacinto Monument is basically the Washington Monument of Texas. When I first heard about it, I laughed because I thought, “How petty is Texas that they need their own giant Washington Monument, but a Texas version?” You always hear that everything is bigger in Texas, and it’s totally true… and, Texans have the personality to match. They’re very strong in their convictions and … Continue reading A Hidden Gem: The San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas
Is there ever a bad day to go to the beach? I guess that it probably depends on the beach, but a winter day in Kemah, Texas, was quite chilly and windy. Not unbearable, but you definitely need a warm jacket. Kemah is located about 34 miles southeast of downtown Houston in Texas. It’s fairly close to where I currently live and is very close … Continue reading A Winter Day in Kemah, Texas
I went to my first painting class at Painting with a Twist! I’d never been to Painting with a Twist before, but there’s a local studio near where I live so I decided to go with a friend. It was so much fun and really relaxing – so much more relaxing than I was expecting. I used to love painting and my mom put me … Continue reading I Took a Painting Class and Learned a Lesson in Self-Acceptance
I saw Dear Evan Hansen!! I have been listening to the official score of Dear Evan Hansen for probably over two years now, and I’ve been completely obsessed with it. The lyrics and themes for this musical are probably my favorite of any musical or Broadway show, ever. Dear Evan Hansen (I’m going to abbreviate it with DEH) is a fairly new musical. It started … Continue reading I Watched the Broadway Musical, Dear Evan Hansen!
Galaxy Lights at Space Center Houston was exactly what you would expect: space crossed with Christmas, and it was absolutely amazing. Space Center Houston (SCH) is the visitor center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center, located in Clear Lake, Texas (south of Houston). This year was either the first or second year that SCH hosted a Christmas festival of lights (I’m pretty sure that this was … Continue reading Galaxy Lights at Space Center Houston in Houston, Texas
I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! While my Thanksgiving was very calm at home with my kitty (which is very unlike my normal Thanksgivings at home with my family), I think that it was a good time to reflect on life. Despite all of the controversy behind the holiday and it’s origins, I think that it’s good to take some time to think about … Continue reading What I’m Thankful For