The Nashville Diaries

Jewel On A Plane

Jewel On A Plane

Jordan sat with me while we waited to board our flight to Nashville. “I have this sense of peace I haven’t known in quite awhile,” I chattered, unaware that I’d probably been talking for a good ten minutes. “I’m addicted and obsessed but I think it’s a good problem.” Me— once again— rambling about my READ MORE

A Novel Idea
After The Crown

A Novel Idea

Before I left for Nashville I had a strange urge… One that I, sadly, often fight. I wanted to READ something. Much like traveling, I feel like reading is an integral part of self-growth. But I don’t do nearly as much of it as I should. For one, I lack the time to commit to

Lessons Learned In Lightning Storms
After The Crown

Lessons Learned In Lightning Storms

It’s amazing what comes to light when you think you’re going to die. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. I hear your skeptical voices. But you weren’t THERE, okay? And before you judge, let me explain my crazy. I was house sitting out in Red Rock Canyon in a beautiful community that backs up to

A Letter To My Readers
Everyday Adventures

A Letter To My Readers

Dear friends and fellow adventurers, Thank you for all of your messages, letters, Whats App texts, and comments. I know I haven’t had much time to answer you or your questions regarding my latest adventures, but I have read them all and send my love right back to you. And yes, I miss blogging, too. 

When Life Gets Overwhelming… Leave.
After The Crown

When Life Gets Overwhelming… Leave.

I stared at my planner. There were so many colors and scribbles squeezed on top of one another, it made me dizzy. Yes, I am THAT girl who color-codes her planner. And yes, I still use a planner.  You decide which one is more horrifying. I deciphered my unabomber handwriting. In just a few short

Fighting The “What’s Next” Paradox
After The Crown

Fighting The “What’s Next” Paradox

It happens at least once a day. The question’s asked in a harmless manner but hits my ears like nails on a chalkboard. I am unable to embrace it, even though it always always always arrives. “So, now that that’s over, what’s next for you, Hilary?” While all my energy goes to keeping a pleasant

When The Reign Ends
My reign as Miss Nevada

When The Reign Ends

As all good and uncertain things do, my reign as Miss Nevada United States finally came to an end. Turns out they only give it to you for a year, regardless of how impressive you were as queen. Also, you cannot be voted in for a second term. I should know. I tried lobbying. I’ve

About Me

About Me

Hey fellow adventurers, my name is Hilary! After being rejected from grad school, I took off on a solo journey around the world. Now I constantly challenge myself to take on new experiences. This blog documents my journeys from Europe to Fiji, swimming with sharks and living with tribes, to becoming an accidental beauty queen and working for one of the top national media outlets. If you like what you're reading, please subscribe! Here's to the next great adventure!

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