One year ago, Albert and I moved into our very first home outside of downtown Charleston, SC where we both attended college. It was a major life event for me, as this home signified something much bigger than simply moving in with my boyfriend...it was the final piece in establishing a new life in a new city. It meant that everything I had sought out to accomplish by leaving West Virginia had all fallen into place. It meant I had found somewhere that made me happy enough to plant roots and settle down. I won't lie, sometimes I shed a little happy tear when I pull into my driveway because I can't believe I get to live in this beautiful home with this wonderful man in this amazing city. Okay, I promise the sappy part is over :) Let's get on to the tour!
Most of you know me as the 'voice' of Tori Talks...a writer and coffee addict navigating through adulthood who loves to dish out advice to you lovely readers along the way! What you may not know is that my day job is in luxury real estate, and that my interior design obsession is fierce. I spend my days marketing gorgeous, high-end homes...so naturally that makes me even more obsessed with how I choose to decorate my own.
And, while I can pretend to live a lavish life at work, my bank account begs to differ the minute I walk out the door. That's why I've had to get super savvy about what to buy and where to spend when finding the perfect pieces for my home!
It's not extravagant by any means, nor is it something that you'd see featured on mydomaine, but it's mine...and to me, that makes it more perfect than any million dollar home along The Battery or celebrity penthouse.
I hope you enjoy the tour :)
As young adults, we constantly run ourselves ragged trying to take over the world, achieve our dreams, and crush all of the goals we set. It’s truly amazing that we are so driven and determined, yet it can also be pretty exhausting. I’m going to be 100% honest and say that this is the first time I’ve been able to sit down and write in two weeks due to this type of dilemma. Yikes! If you guys didn’t know, that’s a blogger/writer’s worst nightmare. Two weeks without content? What if my readers don’t like me and aren’t interested in what I have to say anymore? That’s what we all think. I’m not too worried though, because if I wasn’t out there living life, making mistakes, and figuring my own shit out…then I wouldn’t have anything worthy to write about for you all, now would I? :)
On New Years Day I began 2017 the same way I did 2016: with a kick ass yoga class at Charleston Power Yoga, of course. I’m telling you, nothing will make you feel like you can take on the world more than a sweaty workout with those fabulous ladies.
And, during that class, the instructor said something really inspiring that I’d like to share with you all. Rather than setting a resolution for 2017 (which we all know I’m not a huge fan of), she talked about setting an intention: a simple word that embodies what you want to cultivate throughout your entire year. What a great idea! I immediately started thinking about what I truly wanted to manifest in 2017, and decided on the word excitement.
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