Why You Should Keep Long Distance Friendships

Why You Should Keep Long Distance Friendships

I can’t tell you how many college blog posts I’ve read that talk about the breaking off of a high school friendship. Some writers argue that it was imparted by them because “people change, circumstances change, yatta yatta yatta”. Others say the separation was dealt to them for usually the same reasons. Either way, I don’t see why so many feel that after high school it is time to make such rash relationship adjustments.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that it is always healthy to maintain old friendships/relationships. Just because you have known someone a long time, does not mean that they are a true friend at all. Sometimes the younger you doesn’t even truly know what friendship is supposed to be and you find the older you, who has matured, gained self-respect, self-love, greater knowledge of self and whatever else, no longer tolerates certain friendships. This is understandable and it happens!

What I am talking about however, is the decision-making process in which you feel like you need to rashly, abruptly, or even gradually end a friendship with one person or a group of people simply because… I mean hello, College! You are moving and/or want the space to mature in whatever you choose to mature in… without your past interrupting your present. I get it… I just don’t agree with it. Here’s why:  Continue reading “Why You Should Keep Long Distance Friendships”

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My Fall Playlist

My Fall Playlist

We are officially in the fall season as of yesterday and I couldn’t be more excited for everything it comes with! Bring on the pumpkin spice aromas and fall inspired lattes! One of the things I especially love about fall is the mornings. I don’t know if it’s just my mind playing tricks on me, but I feel like the air of a fall morning seems so crisp and clear.

It is always slightly chilly so when I get out of bed the first thing I do is reach for a sweater and some house slippers. Typically, when I get dressed for the day I play some music and fall mornings are no exception of course! Here are a few songs that are not only the cherry on top to what I envision a perfect fall morning to be, but for a perfect fall in general:  Continue reading “My Fall Playlist”

How to Boost Your Focus & Concentrate

How to Boost Your Focus & Concentrate

I blame technology. Specifically cell phones. I could be working on a project with laser sharp focus when it happens. My cell phone goes off with a “ting!” letting me know someone or something wants my attention. It’s pretty much downhill from there. Before I know it, I’ve wasted about 45 good minutes on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube. Continue reading “How to Boost Your Focus & Concentrate”

5 Reasons Why I Choose to Stay Content / 5 Positive Affirmations

5 Reasons Why I Choose to Stay Content / 5 Positive Affirmations

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1. Because no one can change the past, but I can change my present

Whatever mistakes I made are made. I can do nothing at this point to change them, so why should I be stuck on the past?

2. Because God’s mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23)

If God can renew his mercies every morning, I can renew my positivity and forgive anyone (even myself) every morning.

3. Because I’m grateful for the blessings I have

I have a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and breath in my lungs. Those three things combined are a hazy dream for some, so it should be more than enough for me.

4. Because I am loved

God above all else cherishes me and loves me dearly (John 3:16) and I am loved by my family. It is an immense blessing to have people in the world who genuinely adore you.

5. Because I am valuable

Despite the many mistakes i’ve made and will make in the future, I am not defined by them. God has a plan for my life (Jeremiah 29:11) and he would not continuously put breath in my lungs day after day if there wasn’t a reason he wanted me to continue living.

What are some reasons why you choose to be content?

Crest 3D Whitestrips Professional Effects Review

Crest 3D Whitestrips Professional Effects Review

Because teeth whitening products are sold in a few different forms and by so many different brands, choosing just one can be hard to do.  I did quite a bit of research before I felt comfortable enough to purchase Crests 3D Professional Effects Whitening Strips. Most of the YouTube video’s I watched and online reviews I read praised the product for its results. Out of the complaints, the majority were about how harsh the teeth sensitivity became while using the strips. I have never experienced any sensitivity in my teeth before however, so I figured I would give the whitening system a try. I am super glad that I did because I was actually pretty impressed by the results! Continue reading “Crest 3D Whitestrips Professional Effects Review”

September Goals

September Goals

Not only is it the month in which the official first day of fall lies, but I could not be happier to pick up on my goals posts again!

I had to pause my monthly goals posts for the month of August to reorganize my priorities and experiment with different routines. I felt like those two things were absolute necessities since I didn’t accomplish a single goal from my July Goals post… yep… not a single one.

Thank God for the fresh air of a new month! Out with the old and in with the new. Here is what I will be accomplishing this month:

  • Boost my IG following to 1.5k  (if you wanna help a girl out, click here!<3 )
  • Publish 2 blog posts a week.
  • Finish my current American Government course (It is totally dependant on my pace and I have been moving like a snail…)
  • Finish reading Design Your Life by Rachel Roy

   Do you have any goals you want to accomplish this month? Let me know in the comments below!