Thursday, May 31, 2012


Tomorrow I'm going on a little trip and I'm so excited because it's something I've never done before. Follow me on instagram (kendlehollis) or twitter (also KendleHollis) or Facebook ( because I'm going to be posting fun things all day! Now I'm off to bed because my adventure starts super early!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New look

As you can tell, I was itching for some change (I mean why stop at just my life?) so I took it out on this page. And maybe the Libster. Her hair was just getting so long and it's so hot out, so we attempted our first haircut today. I'm thinking she looks adorable, how about you?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Well G-Vegas, it's been real.

I've done it.

I've officially left Greenville for good and am back home in my parent's house in Alexis. 

My months of complaining and worrying are over. (Aren't you glad?!?) Now it's on to new worries and adventures. I moved to Greenville on my terms, I lived my life in Greenville on my terms, and today I left it on my terms. I was feeling really brave all day. Even with Ashley coming to see me off and me realizing we are no longer going to be just a text away from each other, and even when I dropped off my keys and hit the highway with my mom going on about all of our wedding projects we can work on, and even when my grandparents came by the house this evening and were asking what I'm going to do now. I was feeling brave all the way up to just a bit ago, when my dad told me to do whatever makes me happy. Suddenly I wasn't brave anymore. My reality came crashing in and I couldn't find an answer as to what makes me happy. The only thing I could come up with was that I'm my happiest when I'm on my own terms. When I don't have someone hovering over me managing my day for me. When I wake up with a game plan for the day that is all my own. When I can do what I love without having to answer to someone or have them tell me it's not good enough. I interviewed with Cato a few weeks back to work in their corporate office here in Charlotte and while I was in love with walking down a hall lined with samples after samples of new fashions, I couldn't shake the slight dread that filled me as I looked in and saw all of those people working in their tiny cubicles. I found out this past week that I didn't get the job even though I was more than qualified for it. Part of me was disappointed because I don't like to be beat, but an even bigger part of me was relieved. Not many people get a chance to take a moment and figure out what it is they really want to do. Most people fall into a job, get so busy with the job and doing everything "right", and don't realize that they hate their job until 30 years later when it's too late to do anything about it.  I don't want that. My dad and I did some soul searching earlier and we came up with a few really good ideas. It's going to be hard, and take a lot of guts, but I can do this. I can make my way through this world on my own terms. 

Oh, and of course  with my husband in tow. Err future husband. Errr forever boyfriend. Yea, forever boyfriend. The word husband makes me feel way old. =]

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Holy packing boxes!

I feel like every time I start the packing process I think, I don't have much, then I actually start and I'm disgusted by how much I actually do have. I'm so tempted to just throw everything away and start over! Im honestly beginning to wonder if I'll ever get finished! Any good tips out there for the best way to stay organized through a move?

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Calm before the storm

After hours of packing, I've given myself a break and am laying out in the field near the river by my apartment. Libs and I are just trying to soak everything in. As much as I hate Greenville one day, I'm in love with it the next. Last night the girls I work with threw me a going away party at Winslows downtown. It was really nice to have a chance to say goodbye to everyone. The people are what I'm going to miss most about this place I've called home for the last 5 years.

I'm starting to get excited for the next step. Employed or not, I always like to think of myself as the girl who lands on her feet.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sorry it's been a while,

Things have done nothing but continue to get crazy. First, I woke up the morning of my 23rd birthday legitimately feeling older. You know how every birthday someone asks you if you feel any older? I usually respond with "no,not really" because I don't. I always feel just as I did the day before. This year as I was staring at my ceiling I felt every bit of 23. At 23 I'm going to move back to my hometown, be jobless, get married and start a completely new life. This is the year I can't come back from. This year will change my world as I know it. Terrifying and exhilarating all at the same time.

Friday is my last day at Overton's. Friday night my coworkers are throwing me a goodbye party downtown and Sunday my parents are coming to help me move. The next time I'm in Greenville, I'll be visiting. What a crazy thought! My closet looks soo strange all empty. I visited my good friend, Kristina, this weekend in Swansboro for our friend's,George and Jill, wedding. I insisted we walk down the beach so I could just see it. I'll never live this close to it again. I wanna soak it all in.
My wonderful abandoned closet!