Let’s start with the basics. My name’s Grace. I was born and raised in Southern California. Currently working as an ER nurse in the beautiful South Bay, where I have lived for the past 25+ years. Being a nurse, I am lucky enough to have that three-day workweek schedule. That means when I’m not running around taking care of others, I am most likely out, spending my days off exploring something new — a restaurant/bar, events in and around LA, a cute boutique, or even traveling out of town.
As a kid and in my teenage years, I was very shy. I would get anxious in a crowd or even a simple interaction with another person. I wasn’t very good at expressing myself. I found it really hard to start conversations, or even keep them going. Growing up, I always found it easier to express myself through writing. Fortunately, working as a nurse helped me get over that anxiety of talking to people. I’m dealing with patients, doctors, family members every day, twelve hours a day. But writing is what really helped me find my voice.
I’ve attempted blogging before, but something always got in the way. Whether it was school or, later on, work. I was never able to stick to it. However, I always found my way back into it because it was therapeutic for me. Even if no one read it, it was an outlet for me and continued to be something I enjoyed doing. As cheesy as it sounds, having a way to express myself helped me learn a lot about myself. It encouraged me to go out there and try different things, find out for myself what I like and don’t like.
As I started going out and trying new things, it eventually evolved into this passion for discovery. Whether it’s something as exciting as traveling and exploring a new city, or something as simple as stumbling upon a great book. I am always open to a great find; something I enjoy, and can share with other people.
And that’s why I’m here now.
I thought — why not combine my love of writing and passion for trying new things and share these experiences & discoveries with others? I’ll share with you anything & everything that comes out of my love of eating, drinking, traveling, and exploring in hopes of inspiring you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new — make your own discoveries.
Let me know in the comments anything you think I should try. I’m always down for a new adventure.
♥ G R A C E