About Me

Hello and THANK YOU for finding your way to my blog, The Golden Daze. My name is Briana and I am a 20-something year-old living in Chicago, IL figuring out her life one day at a time! 

After graduating from the University of Iowa, I moved to Minneapolis to try out life in a bigger city. Minneapolis was great, but after 4 years of living there, something didn’t click. California had always been a dream of mine, but the thought of making such a big move was scary. Long story short, my life came to a point where I felt like it was now or never. Move, or stay forever. So I packed my bags and headed west!

Moving was by far the best decision I have made in my life. I’ve always struggled with severe anxiety issues and was at a point where I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life. I knew something needed to change and California was the perfect remedy. After 3 beautiful and life-changing years on the west coast, I was ready for the next chapter of life. I moved to Chicago in October 2018 and have been loving life back in the Midwest. What’s that saying? You can take the girl out of the Midwest, but you can’t take the Midwest out of the girl. (I actually have no clue if that’s a saying, but it fits pretty perfectly!)


I love to write and I always have something to say (just ask my friends and family haha), so here we are! Have you ever read something and connected with it instantly? Even though you didn’t know the author personally? That is the power of words. Sharing experiences is a great way to connect with each other, and that is exactly what I want to do. I hope to share my experiences with you in hopes to connect with even just one person. That is the goal. I’ll be writing about an array of topics from dating, to health, to general life experiences, and I hope you will follow along on my journey.