Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog. 

In early May, I started planning an impromptu trip to Connecticut, visiting my family, and having some fun this summer. Last-minute plans usually don't go according to plan for me, but this trip has been one of the best trips I have ever been on. 

I was out of town from June 15 to the 23rd, and with an entire week in Connecticut, I was worried that I would find myself getting bored because I've heard there wasn't much to do in Connecticut, but there is plenty to do, it just depends on what you make of your time.

Some of the days I spent up north were nice and chill, so I will highlight some of my favorite moments for this post.


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I got to Connecticut on Saturday and settled in and chatted with my family the rest of that day and Sunday. On Monday and Tuesday, I went to a few stores and the movies, where Wednesday was where I could do a little sightseeing.


I was able to go to charming Downtown Hartford. Hartford is smaller than Atlanta, but it has its charm. One of my favorite buildings was the gold building pictured above, which is very aesthetically pleasing. I don't know what company owns this building, but the outside is just gorgeous. 

The streets in Hartford were not that bad, so I was able to take a few OOTD pictures without anyone passing through.

Later that day, I went to Cirque Du Soleil, which was a fantastic performance. I haven't been to a circus since I was five or six, so this was a treat.


Around nightfall, I went to The Sugar Factory for the first time, where my dad and I got the food below. Their food was delicious, and their shakes were terrific! 


Saturday was Her Conference day, and I was beyond excited for this event. Last year I wanted to go, but I thought it was impossible. I soon realized that it wasn't impossible; I just needed a plan. Since I was staying in Connecticut, I could drive to New York, and I worked a lot before school ended, so I had money saved aside just in case.

My plan went well because I made it to my first Her Conference!

Before getting into more details about the conference, we have to talk about the fit. I had to step up my game a little and try something new. I bought this button-down maxi dress from H&M and paired it with a mustard yellow blazer from Ross. I thought the blazer was a nice touch for a more professional look and the fact that it's yellow makes it stand out. Lastly, I have some heels from Rack Room Shoes which is a discount shoe store. Fun fact: These shoes were on sale for $20, but I got them for $12!

Her Conference was/is a great event for many college women. Some keynotes and panels talked about us as women empowering each other to make it out in this world. My favorite part was the panels, as we could attend any panel of our choosing for each panel block period. I choose a panel about social media and government, PR and marketing, and one about side hustles because they interested me the most. I took tons of notes because there was a lot of valuable information I could use later on in life.

As for the keynotes, each keynote was an extensive discussion about topics each guest was passionate about. I only attended two out of the four. The first was Olympic Gold medalist Michelle Carter and the second actress Jessica Marie Garcia from popular shows of Liv & Maddie and On My Block. I enjoyed both keynotes because they talked a lot about being confident and going after your dreams even when they seemed impossible.

Her Conference gave me the nudge I needed to keep pursuing my dreams. Seeing all these other women be in the position that I am in now of being confused with what they want in life to come out and be successful has truly been inspiring. Plus, I met so many girls with the same mindset as me, so I truly felt that my true self shined throughout.

Once the conference was over, the plan was to go back to Connecticut, but I would not leave before taking a little tour of Manhattan. My grandfather met up with me, and we walked up 42nd street; it was the busiest street I have ever walked. It was nice to see the lights, billboards, and street performers. Hopefully, next year I will have more time to enjoy all New York and Connecticut offers.

Until Next Time,


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