Monday, July 16, 2018

Be The Masterpiece That You Are

I found this letter through Pinterest, and absolutely loved it!!

I do not have a daughter, or any children, at this time, but when I do, I will definitely be giving her this letter, or something similar.

She needs to know that she is important; that she is worth it.

Every girl should know that she is strong, beautiful, important, worthy, smart...And deserves to be treated as such.

Girls are always thought of as the "weaker sex," and that is just not so. Woman are just as strong, and capable, as men are, if given the chance.

Also, girls need to know that being popular, and liked by everyone, is not important in life.

What is important, is being who you truly are, being liked by the right people, and being the best that she can be. She needs to know that she is beautiful, no matter what other people say or think. She has infinite worth, and deserves to be here.

I am so thankful to have come across this letter, and I can't wait to have children of my own!

Monday, July 9, 2018

My Beauty My Say

I saw this article some time ago on Facebook by Dove, and their beauty campaign.

Yes, it's from a couple of years ago, but it just goes to show that people from all walks of life can do anything they put their mind to, even if they aren't in the 'norm.'

Every single person on earth is beautiful in their own way, no matter what they look look, what they identify as, whatever their religion/beliefs, no matter what.

I love that Dove is becoming more inclusive in their campaigns and what they stand for.

Every person deserves to be treated like a person, like they are beautiful (because they ARE beautiful!!), that they can be who/what they want to be.

There are as many stories to tell, as there are people in the world, and every story deserves to be told, and to be heard. And Dove is helping people tell their stories.

So, thank you Dove, for doing amazing things!!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Things That Made Me Happy in June

Here are the things that made me happy this month.
  • Celebrating a family member's birthday
  • Checking out a local festival before/during work (it was at a park that is right next to my work)
  • Seeing Solo in theaters
  • Going to a local thrift store for the first time in months (even though it was the last one until September)
  • Hanging out at a friend's house, whom I haven't seen in a long time
  • Getting my bike fixed so I could ride it again
  • Finally getting to ride my bike again
  • Seeing Incredibles 2 in theaters
All in all, another good month!

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Ways I Get Energized

With recently starting an internship, as well as working at my regular job, I now only have one full day off a week, so I try to make the most of my time off, with relaxing, and getting energized as well.

These are the ways I get energized:
  • Learning something new
  • Listening to my favorite songs
  • Going for a walk in nature
  • Journaling
  • Solitude
  • Watching my favorite movies
  • Taking a warm/hot shower or bath
  • Taking a nap
  • Reading
  • Playing and cuddling with my cats
  • Cleaning up my room (yes, this helps me get energized, as my room is a COMPLETE MESS!!)
  • Watching my favorite YouTubers (yes, this does energize me!)
**Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Things That Made Me Happy in May

Here are the things that made me happy this month:
  • Going to ukulele nights
  • Getting the top I ordered from an online shop
  • Getting the decal I ordered from Etsy (it says Hello Beautiful)
  • Getting the badge/ID holder I ordered from Etsy (I have/use an ID for work)
  • Getting the shorts I ordered from a YouTube family I watch
  • Registering and paying for my summer internship, that is a part of my college certificate/degree program
  • Opening up my very first checking account (which is just for me to use)
  • Going to a local festival, that goes all summer long
I didn't celebrate Mother's Day this year, as my mom passed away several years ago, and it is just too hard to celebrate the day.

Other than that, this was another good month for me.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Things That Make Me Laugh

To be honest, things that make me laugh really depends on what kind of mood I'm in. Something I might find funny one day, I may not find funny another day, and vice versa.

One thing that always makes me laugh, though, is watching my cats play fight with each other. Something about that just amuses me, and I love having two cats to take care of.

Another thing is some of the poses my cats make when they're lounging around, or sleeping.

**Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

My 2018 Summer Bucket List

I have made a list of fifty things I would like to do this summer.
  1. Go swimming
  2. Get my bedroom cleaned up
  3. Redecorate bedroom
  4. Make, eat s'mores
  5. Go on a photo shoot
  6. Go shopping at thrift stores
  7. Go to a concert
  8. Learn how to apply my makeup
  9. Practice cake decorating skills
  10. Have a picnic
  11. Get a slurpee from 7 Eleven on 7/11
  12. Exercise regularly
  13. Go mini golfing
  14. Eat healthier
  15. Have a spa day
  16. Donate unwanted items (in good condition, of course!)
  17. Visit the city for a day
  18. Visit Lincoln Park Zoo
  19. Visit Brookfield Zoo
  20. Visit Navy Pier
  21. Visit the botanical gardens
  22. Visit the local festival
  23. Visit the local farmer's market
  24. Start playing the violin again
  25. Start and maintain a regular skincare routine that works for me
  26. Go at least a day without technology
  27. Learn how to play the ukulele
  28. Relearn/become fluent in ASL (American Sign Language)
  29. Make, give dad a present for Father's Day
  30. Make popsicles
  31. Eat lots of ice cream
  32. Keep in regular contact with friends (text, call, email, etc.)
  33. Save up for, buy a laptop
  34. Make slime
  35. Binge watch a TV show
  36. Make a new friend
  37. Take up yoga
  38. Learn how to bbq
  39. Tie dye
  40. Go to an ice cream shop with friends
  41. Make lemonade
  42. Make homemade ice cream
  43. Draw with sidewalk chalk
  44. Go to the beach
  45. Have a water fight
  46. Play games from childhood
  47. Go on a road trip
  48. Learn how to cook
  49. Go bowling
  50. Color in a coloring book
There may be other things I want to add to this list, but this is a good list for me at this point. What do you want to do over the summer?

Monday, May 21, 2018

Ways to Rejuvinate Your Space

Sprucing up, and rejuvinating a space in your home really helps the place to look better, to look homely, and to lift up your spirits.
  • Rearrange the furniture in the room every once in a while.
  • Clean the space up, and donate any unwanted clothing, accessories, furniture, etc. that are in good condition.
  • Add plants to the space, to brighten it up.
  • Add pictures, paintings, etc., to the space.
  • Add colorful blankets, pillows, decor, etc. around the room.
  • If possible, purchase new furniture that will make the space more comfortable, more stylish, more you.
  • If your walls need a pick-me-up, put up a fresh coat of paint.
**Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Ways You Can Love Yourself More

You deserve to be loved, and that starts with you loving yourself. Here are some ways you can love yourself more:
  • Don't try to do everything at once. It's ok to do one thing at a time.
  • Journal-don't keep your feelings and thoughts bottled up inside. You will feel SO much better when you journal.
  • Don't be afraid to just be yourself. You are the way you are for a reason, and you should be proud of the person you are today.
  • Let go of the things that no longer serve a purpose in your life.
  • Let go of negative people in your life. Yes, it may be hard, but it is worth it in the end.
  • Take a day (or two, or three!!) for yourself, and just unwind. Read, take a long bath or shower, go for a long walk, cook your favorite dishes, whatever it is that helps you relax, unwind, destress.
  • Do something out of your comfort zone, that you have always wanted to do. You never know how it will go, unless you try. You will be thankful you did, instead of worrying about "what-ifs."
  • Find clothing that you feel comfortable in, that you love. Wearing clothing that doesn't fit properly, or that you don't love, will make you feel not so confident about yourself, and that is definitely not good. Find something that is your style, and wear it with confidence!!
**Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Words That Warm My Spirit

I love words, and with how many there are, it's impossible not to feel a sense of comfort with some of them.

Here are the words that warm my spirit:
  • Quiet
  • Peace
  • Love
  • Hope
  • Beautiful
  • Happy
  • Safe
  • Free
  • Dream(s)
  • Rest
  • Fine (I was going through a hard time several years ago, and was always asking my mom if I was going to be fine, which I was)
**Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!