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The Journey to Uganda

I think every single one of my family members (maybe even some of my friends) looked at me like I was NUTS when I said I was going to Uganda in a month. And when I told them I didn’t know a single soul going, where I will be staying, or what I will be doing they nearly fell over. (Tehe the thought of that makes me giggle.)

After they got up from the floor, almost everyone asked the question “are you scared to go?” I mean, obviously that’s a reasonable question to ask given the fact that I had ZERO information of the trip. All I knew was what organization I was going with and what time I needed to be at the airport. (Did that just give you anxiety? Because typing that just gave me a bit of anxiety.) ANYWHO… every time I was asked this question, I always responded with “I’m not scared to go. I’m scared to come back.” Kind of an odd response but that’s exactly how I felt. For months, I have been desperately praying for certain things in my life to change. I prayed that God would make the changes happen Himself because I knew I wasn’t strong or brave enough to do it on my own. I had this overwhelming peace about going to Uganda but every time I thought about coming back, I felt sick to my stomach because I KNEW drastic change was coming my way.

Well… CAN YOU GUESS WHAT HAPPENED?!… I was right. (But really, when am I not? Jk.)
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Sweet Albert

While I worked at Universal, I had the opportunity to work premieres and attend the after parties of the upcoming films we had. Sweet gig, right?! There was one specific premiere that I remember the most and it was the premiere of Unbroken in Los Angeles on December 15, 2014.

I remember feeling off that night… I loved working events and being apart of what I was doing. I didn’t take it for granted but during this time in my life, I was struggling. I was questioning every aspect of what I was doing, who I was and honestly; I was questioning every ounce of humanity because of the things I was dealing with. Let alone constantly being around the superficial Hollywood scene did not help with this. But that night, I had the pleasure of meeting a cute World War II veteran who wore big glasses, a blue collared shirt, khaki pants, a blue hat and the most adorable smile.  Continue reading

Japan

It’s officially been a year since I was in Japan… So crazy how quickly time flies. I could write a novel on all the things we did and the places we saw but honestly, I’m not in the mood. I would upload more but this dumb dumb over here (me), misplaced half of the photos. UGH I could cry. But, check out these anyways! Geisha pictures are PRICELESS and are a crack up. Playing with monkeys was by far my favorite activity. Happy to answer any questions you may have as well, so ask away!

-XO-

New Year’s Resolution

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Well friends, we are 6 days into the new year… Did anyone happen to have any New Year’s resolutions this year? I haven’t heard much chatter about anyone’s if so…

I mean, I’ve never really been into New Year’s resolutions… In fact, I’m not really into New Years in general BUT I have tried to come up with resolutions… You know, New Year, New Me type of thing. (HA whata joke). Last year I was so excited, I got out my cute little blue journal/creative book and drew “2015 GOALS” at the top of a clean white page. And, you know what happened!? I stared at that darn page for a WEEK and could not come up with ONE THING! Not one. Ugh.

So, I tried again this upcoming year… Can anyone guess what happened? Yup, THE SAME DARN THING HAPPENED! I mean, of course, I thought of a few things such as workout more, eat healthier (HA. I love chocolate chip cookies too much), maybe not hit or back into any more poles, and yada yada… I was actually really frustrated on why I couldn’t come up with anything. “Come on, Caitlin get it together!!! It’s a new year, new start, what’s something I want to accomplish” I thought to myself. Well… Being frustrated didn’t help, so I had given up on the idea of having a New Year’s resolution until it finally hit me why I couldn’t come up with anything and what my resolution is.

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