Everyday Is A New Day

This last year has been nothing short of a roller coaster. 2020 started out with a tremendous amount of hope for my then-boyfriend and I with our amazing engagement. After a few weeks, I seemed to have planned the perfect summer day with my family and friends to celebrate our union-to-be in our new city…

He Put A Pink Ring On It

Welp Ladies and Gentlemen, after years of writing about crazy dating experiences, someone very special has locked it down! Through my blogs, you have all come to know Brian in some way. Brian is extremely special to me: he has shown me more and more how much he loves me and how strong of a…

In March 2018 Brian and I had gone for a walk at the Manasquan Inlet.  Like most locals, it was a quiet spot to go to, to think, to breathe, to let go.  Things weren't going as planned in my world and Brian had been discussing moving back to CA.  He had suggested I go…

California vs. New Jersey

Since moving to California from New Jersey, I have noticed some differences with many things.  I will always be a Jersey Girl but I'm in love with Cali.  Check out the list I compiled for your enjoyment! Driving/Cars I have to pump my own gas.  I honestly don't mind because it's not like, "Oh, it's…

How I Got Here: Part IX

Finding my name on the Oceanside Pier was not the only sign I had during my short visit to Cali.  As I was driving around I saw a vanity plate that said, "Go Liz" and also another plate frame said, "Moore" which is my Grandmother's last name.  It just felt right. Brian stayed in CA…

How I Got Here: Part VIII

Needless to say, Brian and I had gotten back together.  I felt like I would never forgive myself for giving up on us too quickly.  I was also at a point where I felt like I needed to do something different with my life.  I had always lived in NJ (minus my college years) and…

How I Got Here: Part VII

I had ended our relationship because I thought things were supposed to be a certain way.  We should have a house, 2.5 kids, great jobs and everything would be perfect.  I quickly came to realize that is just not realistic!  Why does it have to be that way?  Why did I think I had to…

I Am Angry

*This is a personal story and I ask for your kindness.  Sharing this is very hard.* I interrupt my story of how I got to California for something that makes me very angry, ashamed and scared.  I am scared to share my story out of judgement from others especially in our current climate.  I have…

How I Got Here: Part VI

The day after I made my decision to say goodbye to my Grandmother, she passed peacefully while holding my cousin's hand.  I was grateful to have that moment alone with her the day before to tell her how much I loved her and how appreciative I was for her loving me.  My Grandparents were a…

How I Got Here: Part V

I ran into the men's room at Ichiban to find a small puddle of blood and Brian on the floor.  The paramedics were called by the staff as I tried to comfort him and cover the gash on his forehead.  He was understandably embarrassed, confused and scared. The police and medics were great and he…