Make 2015 worth it!

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“I am vowing to write in this journal everyday. Good,bad, hopes, dreams, whatever! I am determined to make this year the best year of my life. No more procrastinating and letting fear and doubt get the best of me. Today I started this journey by writing down everything I hate about myself and ripping the list up. No more feeling sorry for myself and hating things I can’t change! From now on, I’m going to thank God for what he gave me and use them to the best of my ability.” ~ me, Jan. 1, 2014

On that day, I also wrote a list of goals and experiences I wanted to accomplish this year— some small, some a bit of a stretch. Did I learn to play my guitar, run more, fall in love, or stop procrastinating? Nope, nah, not even close and you got jokes! Seriously, the amount of times I wrote down, “stop spending so much time on YouTube and Tumblr and study more,” is ridiculous! But I did accomplish some things that matter so much more, like showing people I care about them, conquering fears, giving back to the community and finally starting this blog! I even squeezed in a few just for funzies, like going to more concerts, learning to play the ukelele and going stargazing!

2014 has definitely been one for the books; full of experiences, new interests and, of course, comically struggling! So I’ve put together a list of things I’ve taken away from this year that I think you could take with you into 2015! Continue reading

Christmas is for Giving!

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hu·mil·i·ty
noun
:the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people : the quality or state of being humble

This week’s “Whatever Wednesday” is indeed delayed because I planned to do something worth sharing this lovely Christmas morning. Serving is something that I’ve enjoyed doing for years. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some of the most interesting and humble people who have, in turn, humbled me. For the past 19 Christmases I’ve celebrated, I’ve received more than what I asked for, but this year I wanted to give back!

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Christmas display on a buck

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Now that Thanksgiving is over, I may now proudly display my love of Christmas without hearing from the scrooges of the world! Oddly enough, I’ve never decorated my, meaning my mom’s, house for Christmas aside from the tree and a wreath on our door. I thought I should change that! Both parts of the display were inspired by the ever-so handy Pinterest. Since I’m all about saving a dollar, I took to a nearby Dollar General to buy the materials. The only things that I couldn’t find there were the glitter, sparkly leaves and display plate, which all came from Hobby Lobby for a few bucks more! Continue reading