What I Learned Living In Lakeland (1 Month)

Three words: I love Lakeland. I've been living here for a little over a month and have discovered the perks of being a Floridian-- from finding the most gorgeous seashells at the most beautiful beaches to going to Walt Disney World every weekend. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't living my best life.

Here's what I've learned so far:

While all of your friends are posting pictures of the snow on Snapchat, you'll be posting pictures of your feet in the sand.

I think it's been below 50 degrees once. And, I'm totally fine with that!

Biweekly pedicures are a must.

I wear flip flops all the time. My feet sometimes get a little cracked and dry. Exfoliate and moisturize!

Boys from the south are so much sweeter.

No one is sweeter than my boyfriend. However, the boys at the local Publix are always offering to carry my groceries to my car. I can count on one hand how many times this has happened to me up north.

It's hard to make friends in your 20s.

I've turned to social media to help me link up with some girls in my area. Hello, Facebook Groups!

My mom gets really mad when I scream at the top of my lungs because there is a lizard on my windowsill.

Fortunately that was a one time thing. Unfortunately I have a feeling it will happen again. Those lizards are everywhere!

The beaches in Florida are a thousand times prettier than those in Delaware and New Jersey.

I can actually see my toes!

My pool is my favorite thing ever.

I love sitting poolside with a cherry coke blasting Taylor Swift.

Crisper's over Panera Bread.

And, that's a really big deal for me to say. I ate, slept, and breathed Panera Bread back in Pennsylvania. I've got to give credit where credit is due.

Long distance relationships are completely doable.

Andres and I have been doing the long distance thing for a month now. We spend a lot of time FaceTiming, playing Facebook Messenger games like UNO, and sending silly selfies on Snapchat. It's going really well!

It's hard to find a bad spot to take pictures.

Florida's plants are absolutely gorgeous and they're everywhere. They make for the perfect photo backdrops.

Lakeland is pretty much the perfect place to live.

45 minutes to Walt Disney World. 45 minutes to the beach.

This past month has been a lot of fun exploring my new city. I can't wait to unravel more hidden gems this town has to offer.


  1. Nice post! I couldn't imagine seeing lizards everywhere, I get scared of seeing spiders never mind anything bigger.