The Newly Mrs. Yopp

Five years ago I married the love of my life. Best decision I have ever made. Happy anniversary to my cubby bear!

Five years ago I married the love of my life. Best decision I have ever made. Happy anniversary to my cubby bear!

Utilizing my Christmas gift. Not too shabby. (at The Umstead Hotel and Spa)

Utilizing my Christmas gift. Not too shabby. (at The Umstead Hotel and Spa)


They announced the nominations this morning. It makes me realize how much TV I don’t watch. We haven’t had cable for over two years now. ( three and a half if you don’t count when we had cable for 4 months when moved into our new place) And to be perfectly honest I don’t miss it. ( well maybe HGTV sometimes!)

I know people think I’m crazy and tell me I’m missing out on some great shows….game of thrones, breaking bad, etc. I guess I just like to watch things on my own time. My schedule changes week to week so it’s really difficult for me to watch shows religiously. Plus I don’t want my life to revolve around my television.

I’m not a complete weirdo though. I do watch tv with our digital antenna and really enjoy netflix bc I can watch things when it fits into my schedule. My husband and I were obsessed with house of cards and orange is the new black.

I like not being a slave to my television. I know that there is this thing called dvr but I just don’t like paying so much money for something that I will barely use.

Any of you not have cable?

Nothing Like

Coffee with a good friend to brighten your day. It’s the little things in life that mean the most.

Testing My Limits

The month of June tested my strength. I spent an entire month away from home doing my hospital rotation in Wilmington. I was nervous since I had no hospital experience and wasn’t sure I would even enjoy it. Plus living away from my husband wasn’t anything to get excited about.

The month passed by so quick and I had a great time. Besides getting a little home sick it was a great experience. It showed me that I need to believe in myself more. I’m smarter and stronger than I give myself credit for. I have a greater appreciation for hospital pharmacy and another career option to look into to.

So now I am home and so grateful to be sleeping in my own bed with my favorite human pillow. I am going to try and enjoy this next month off until school start back up again!

Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living. You may not have ended up where you intended to go. But trust, for once, that you have ended up where you needed to be. Trust that you are in the right place at the right time. Trust that your life is enough. Trust that you are enough.

Daniell Koepke (via katiefru)

Daily reminder. 

(via heymissy)

(Source: internal-acceptance-movement, via heymissy)

Enjoying my time off!!

Enjoying my time off!!


I went to Wilmington with some friends to celebrate the end of the semester. We had a great time at the bars and the beach. The weather was awesome and brunch on the river was spectacular! With that said you know what my favorite part of the weekend was?

When I got back sitting outside at Starbucks in the shade reading and enjoying the weather. I never get any me time. During the school year I am always in a hurry and have a jam packed schedule. It is so nice to be able to chill out and slow down. I need time to rest my brain and stop the running of my constant to do list.

I hope the rest of the summer is like this past weekend!

Summer Break!!

So even though I have been working it is so nice to be done with my second year of school! Going to Wilmington this weekend to celebrate.

The best part of break is being able to sleep in and take my time in the morning. No rushing. I actually get to enjoy my morning coffee!