Hey y’all! SO sorry that I have been MIA for so long. Life got majorly busy. As this year draws to a close, I wanted to share something I’ve been working on…my list of rules to live by. Some of them aren’t so much rules but more like a statement.

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If you know me, you know I love to make lists. You would also know that I love to watch NCIS. If you watch this show, you know that Gibbs has a list of rules and I think it would be a great idea to have my own list. Here’s what I have come up with so far:

1. Times change, people don’t.

I remember hearing this quote back in high school from one of my speech teachers and it didn’t really resonate with me until lately. I truly believe it though. Stop and think about it, people in your life, did they really change? Or was it just the situation around them?

2. Sleep is overrated. You can sleep when you’re dead.

Talk about a lesson I learned a lot while in pharmacy school…this. Sleep is definitely not something I am used to getting enough of. But at the end of the day, I want to be able to say that I don’t have any regrets. I would much rather be busy than bored!

3. Never burn a bridge.

If I could tell anyone younger than me one lesson, it would be this. You will NEVER know who you will come across in your life. And you never know when they will cross paths with you again. Be kind to everyone. It will serve you well, I promise.

4. Always trust your gut.

I’ve had to make some pretty big life decisions lately, and this is a piece of advice that I’ve been trying to follow. No one knows you better than yourself…if you have a gut feeling about something, it’s for a reason. Always trust your gut instinct.

5. Next man up.

This is so true in the workplace. You cannot control everything that happens around you. But what you can control is your attitude. “Next man up” is a way of saying to be prepared for what may be thrown your way and put a smile on while doing it!

Now I want to know, what would be on your list of “rules to live by”? Let me know in the comments below.



Hey everyone! Happy Thursday. I hope you are gearing up for the 4th of July this weekend! I can’t wait to spend some time with family and watch fireworks. Let me know your plans! I’ve noticed that there are several new faces around here, so I wanted to re-introduce myself to y’all in this “about me” post!

I am finishing up my rotations in pharmacy school right now but I love blogging in my new found free time. It’s also important to note that I am OBSESSED with weather. I love watching the weather and predicting storms. Since I live Arkansas, I have seen it all (besides hurricanes). I have seen my fair share of hail, snow, tornadoes, etc. I am a fan of all four seasons but I love winter the most!

I am a DREAMER. I love setting high goals for myself and I look forward to growing this blog. I have found that it’s a great idea to write down your ideas & where you want to go in life. It will totally help. Also, I have a pretty big bucket list. You can see the places I would like to travel on my bucket list Pinterest board!

I LOVE to travel. As far as out of the US, I have been to Honduras, China, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, and France. I can’t wait to share more about these travels with you in the future. If you are looking for the most beautiful place on Earth, I suggest the Swiss Alps. GORGEOUS.

A few other little details–

favorite color: pink

favorite print: leopard

favorite band/singer: Maroon 5

favorite funny TV show: Chrisley Knows Best, Duck Dynasty

favorite dramatic TV show: NCIS

Last but never least, you should know that I LOVE my Savior Jesus Christ. He has truly blessed me with being able to have a supportive family and study a subject I love. I have also met so many amazing friends through blogging and I am thankful for that as well.

Thank you SO much for reading my little blog. I read every single comment & I appreciate them. If you aren’t already, follow me on Instagram to see a peek into my daily life. If you ever have any post ideas, email me at rebekahelizblog@gmail.com

PS: Be sure to check back tomorrow for an epic giveaway to celebrate my return to the blogging world! There might or might not be a Longchamp tote…;)


I’m so thankful for each & every one of my readers here on the blog! If you are new around here, I thought I would let you get to know me a little better with this fun questionnaire ;)


Detail-oriented, Organized, Multi-Tasker


Easily Stressed, Critical

Favorite Fashion Magazine

People StyleWatch & Lucky

Current Design Obsession

Shades of pink (from blush to magenta, I love them all!)

Drink of choice

Diet Coke, DUH & water!

Favorite TV Show

I watch a variety of shows (same ones every week!)

Sunday: Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Monday: The Voice & Southern Charm

Tuesday: NCIS & the Mindy Project

Wednesday: Survivor

Favorite Quote

Romans 8:38-39

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,¬†neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Fun Fact

I went to see Maroon 5 in concert with my bloggy BFF, Ricci, in Dallas back in February & it was EPIC.

Comment below with any fun answers to the questions above <3