Monday, April 23, 2018

Things That Motivate Me

It's a massive effort on my part to get myself motivated to do things, so there needs to be something really motivational to get me going sometimes.
  • My favorite music
  • Seeing other people's success (it makes me a little jealous at first, seeing their success, but I get over it quickly, and am able to move on to being inspired and motivated by it)
  • Having the time to do the things I want/need to do
  • My favorite movies
  • Inspirational quotes/sayings/words
  • Writing my thoughts down, and then reading them back to myself, so I know what I am able to do/can do/should do
**Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Things That Make My Spirit Feel Free

There are things that I love doing, that lets me be myself, and lets me feel free.
  • My alone time
  • Being in nature
  • Being around animals
  • Knitting or crocheting something
  • Traveling by myself
  • Being able to do things for/by myself
  • Learning/doing something new
**Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!

Monday, April 9, 2018

My Best Qualities

I am a pretty good person in general, and I do have some very good qualities.
  • My empathetic side
  • My love of children
  • My love of animals
  • My ability to truly listen (or at least try to) to what people are saying
  • My love to bake
  • My crafty side (I knit and crochet)
  • My introverted nature, and wanting my alone time every day
  • My curiosity
**Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

My Current Favorites

I haven't done a current favorites in a while, so here is what I am currently loving.
  • Marc Anthony Strengthening Grow Long Shampoo
  • Marc Anthony Strengthening Grow Long Conditioner
  • Marc Anthony Strengthening Grow Long Leave-In Conditioner (yes, this is different from the regular conditioner)
  • Utz Ripples Fried Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips (these are really, really good!!!)
  • The Greatest Showman movie
  • The Greatest Showman soundtrack
  • Clara Flyaway Ruffle Top from Madison and Mallory
  • Side Slit Striped Tank from Madison and Mallory
  • Flowy Cold Shoulder Top from Madison and Mallory
  • White Embroidered Bell Sleeve Dress from Madison and Mallory
You can find out more about Madison and Mallory, and shop their store, HERE.

Monday, April 2, 2018

My Quirks

This kind of made me think for a bit, because I wasn't too sure what my quirks were. But I was able to think of a few things.
  • I have gotten so used to carrying a backpack around for school, that now, it feels weird when I don't have something to carry around. So, I like to have something around my shoulders, whether it's a backpack, drawstring bag, purse, etc.
  • Remembering some people's names, even if I only meet them once in my life
  • My love of teddy bears
  • Wanting to photograph lots of things (sunrises/sunsets, unusual things, etc.) but half the time not being able to because of either work, driving somewhere, or some other instance that won't allow me to take pictures
**Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Things That Made Me Happy in March

The things that made me happy this month are:
  • Going to ukulele nights after work
  • Getting the St. Patrick's Day t-shirt I ordered from a favorite family YouTube channel
  • Getting the March Ipsy bag
  • Getting the water bottle and backpack bundle I ordered from another favorite family YouTube channel
  • Seeing Black Panther in theaters
  • Seeing A Wrinkle in Time in theaters, with co-workers
  • Getting the St. Patrick's Day themed mug, and Easter egg from a favorite family YouTube channel
  • Getting the clothing I ordered from Madison & Mallory
  • Dyeing eggs for Easter
Overall, this was a pretty good month for me.

I am looking forward to seeing what April, and beyond, has in store for me!!

Friday, March 16, 2018

My Spring 2018 Bucket List

I love making lists, and checking things off of them. So, it seemed only fitting for me to make a spring bucket list.

Without further ado, here is what I would like to do this spring:
  • Donate any unwanted items (that are in good shape, of course!) to resale shops
  • Get bedroom cleaned up
  • Go for a 30 minute (minimum) walk 5 days a week
  • Go bike riding 3 days a week
  • Decorate eggs for Easter
  • Learn how to balance a checking account
  • Take up photography, and learn how to take better pictures
  • Make slime
  • Buy new clothes
  • Buy new shoes
  • Make a flower wreath crown
  • Decorate a cake/cupcakes for Easter
  • Make and eat s'mores
  • Go to Brookfield Zoo
  • Go to Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Build a fort
  • Host a game night
  • Get in a loving, caring relationship
  • Try jogging
  • Start a garden
  • Blow bubbles
  • Play on a playground
  • Read under a tree
  • Buy a fun/new umbrella
  • Go on a road trip
  • Visit a flea market
  • Do a paint nite event
  • Visit Navy Pier
  • Visit Chicago as a tourist
  • Be a tourist in my own city/town
  • Have a movie marathon
  • Paint
  • Do an Escape Room challenge
  • Learn how to apply my own makeup
  • Go on a picnic with friends
  • Plan/have a craft day
  • Go bowling
  • Practice cake decorating skills once a week
  • Have a spring photoshoot
  • Play mini golf
  • Go to a concert
  • See a play
  • Plant some seeds
  • Make a fairy garden
What is on your spring bucket list?

Monday, March 12, 2018

My Greatest Comforts

I am a painfully shy person, so there are things that bring me a lot of comfort, helping to get through each day.

These things help me connect to people, whom I otherwise wouldn't have the courage to talk to.

Or, they just help me relax after dealing with people.
  • My favorite book(s)
  • A journal and some pens
  • My phone (the games, radio, and texting options it has on it)
  • Hats that have brims that are wide/long enough to cover my eyes
  • Baking
  • Card, board, and video games
  • My cats
  • Walking in a park
  • My favorite YouTubers
  • Photography
  • My favorite movies
  • My favorite music
  • Hoodies (during cold weather, of course)
  • Being in my bedroom
**Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Things That Made Me Happy in February

The things that made me happy this month are:
  • Receiving the Valentine's Day T-shirt I bought from a favorite YouTuber family
  • Receiving the poster I bought from a favorite YouTuber family
  • Receiving the Valentines tote bag I ordered from a favorite YouTuber family
  • Making the "Out of this World" Donuts from the Food Stirs kit I got
  • Receiving the canvas painting I ordered from Etsy
  • Seeing Early Man in theaters
  • Seeing Peter Rabbit in theaters
  • Getting and enjoying Girl Scout cookies
February was a pretty good month for me, and I am happy about that.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Concerts I Would Love To Go To

I recently got the inspiration for this post from an Instagram post someone did, and where they listed the concerts they would like to go to.

It made me want to make my own list.

I have never been to a major concert before, and really want to go to one.

So, without further ado, here are the concerts I would love to go to:
  • Andrea Bocelli
  • Josh Groban
  • Celtic Woman
  • Francesca Battistelli
  • Jonathan Antoine
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Pentatonix
  • Andre Rieu
  • Garth Brooks (if he still does concerts)
  • Adele
What concerts have you been to? If you haven't been to one, which ones do you want to go to?