- I’ve played the piano since I was five years old.
- I’m terrified of spiders, bees, and octopuses.
- I was once grounded from reading because I was caught reading books at 2 in the morning on a school night. Just couldn’t wait for the ending!
- I don’t have any tattoos and I don’t plan on getting any.
- I hate sauce. Tomato sauce, alfredo sauce, apple sauce, gross! I order my pizzas without sauce.
- A poem I wrote in the third grade was published in a book.
- My favorite ice cream is chocolate chip cookie dough.
- I’m the oldest of five. I have three brothers and a sister. They are my entire world.
- My party trick? I can wiggle my ears.
- I love taking pictures of the sunset.
- My first job was at Starbucks. Ironic part is that I don’t drink coffee.
- I am very proud to say that my phone has never died. I always have a charger or a portable battery with me.
- I can’t sleep without my pillow that I’ve had since I was a baby. If my house was a fire and I could only grab two things- one would be my pillow.
- I’ve watched every episode of Grey’s Anatomy, I’m obsessed!
- I love baking! Cookies, cupcakes, brownies, fudge, you name it!
- I’m terrible when it comes to art. I can’t even draw stick figures.
- Tulips are my favorite flowers.
- I can cry at just about anything. Happy ending in a movie, sad commercial, birthday cards, cute videos on Facebook, even books.
- I’m the girliest girl in the world, but I love football. Always have, always will.
- I’m always cold. I sleep with four blankets and a space heater.
Everyone needs a mantra. Well, maybe not a manta per se. But definitely something that you tell yourself every morning or every time you’re feeling down. It’s necessary to remind yourself that everything is going to be okay. You might be having a bad day or going through a tough situation but it’s just that. A bad day, not a bad life.
I’m asking for you to take the time to figure out what would help you get through anything. Just something simple that you can say to yourself whenever you’re feeling down, not worthy, frustrated, or just tired. It can be corny or silly, whatever will make you smile and stop and appreciate yourself. I think we all tend to get wrapped up in the madness that we forget how truly amazing we are. We need to remind ourselves.
Here’s what I will be starting to share with myself whenever I forget how amazing I am:
I love you. You are enough. You make me happy.
I’d love to hear what you share with yourself, post in the comments!
With the first week of spring underway, I found it only appropriate:
“Spring brings new growth, weed out the bad, and make room for something beautiful.”
“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” -Elizabeth Gilbert
When you get married, there’s always the talk about the vow “for better or for worse”. But no one ever mentions that an individual changes for better or for worse when a relationship ends. When two people separate, both of them change. The way they perceive love, the way they see themselves and what they are worth. Everything changes. Sometimes for better, and sometimes for worse.
For better. Someone could realize that they deserve better, that they shouldn’t settle for mediocre. They see what they need to work on, to be a better partner and they do become a better partner for the person that they are truly supposed to be with.
For worse. They shut down, they lose their self worth and self confidence. They become so accustomed to the pain of being broken hearted, that they give up trying to find love. They lose themselves.
As embarrassing as it is to say, I’ve lost myself. I’ve gone numb. I’ve been hurt one too many times, and I’m simply destroyed. There’s nothing left.
For better or for worse.