… Or any other vacation, really. These are a few of the things I got before we went on our cruise in September, and they were lifesavers! These items are affiliate linked, but only because I loved using them that much! A fanny pack like this one – SoJourner Bags Fanny Pack – Tribal Boho Hippy Woven Eco Style (Blue & Red)! I have no … Read More 5 Amazon Buys to DEFINITELY Get Before a Cruise
There’s a lot to be thankful for in this life. Some big, some small, and some overlooked. Today, I’m thankful for these few little things that make the days better. 1. Mac & cheese from Cafe Eclectic. Y’all, seriously, it’s so good. My day was pretty drab but I just had some for lunch so I had to put this in here. 2. Sunshiny … Read More 5 Little Things that I’m Thankful For
There was a point in time when I didn’t feel anything. There wasn’t hurt or anger, no love or happiness. I just existed. I’ve never been the person to think about suicide, but, I was empty. Void of emotions. I didn’t really want to exist, but at the same time, I was afraid of what “not existing” would mean.The only thing that gave me … Read More Alive.
Don’t get me wrong, I adore children. I have always wanted kids. But I don’t want kids right now. When I was in my early years of college, I wanted to be married and have my first child by the time I was 25. I’m 24 and my birthday is in January, so I’ll let you do the math there. Story short: that ain’t … Read More But First…. Things I Want to Do Before Kids & Why Our Plans Don’t Always Work Out
Our last stop on our adventure was in Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Y’all, I have fallen in love. This is the day I had been waiting for, we had an excursion planned to go see a small Mayan ruins site (San Gervasio) and a trip to a beach. We hopped off the boat onto a long pier, which was surrounded by gorgeous views, and … Read More Mayans and Margaritas in Cozumel
…. Literally. First stop on our Western Caribbean cruise was the gorgeous island of Jamaica. Looking out over the island from the 12th Deck gym was awe inspiring. Mountains, trees, houses, and beautiful waters. We had no plans for Jamaica. Hop off the boat and explore. We ended up at this place called the Hip Strip where there’s a Margaritaville and some shops. Y’all. … Read More Jamaican Me Crazy
There are so many things I wish I could do to save you from what is going to happen. But I can’t. You will have to experience it all for yourself. Every time you don’t listen to mom or dad, because “they’re old and don’t know anything,” every time you bail on your friends for a boy, every time you want to quit, I … Read More A Letter to My 15-Year-Old Self
I’m journaling my way through Sophie Hudson’s “All in All Journaling Devotional” and you guys, day three just hit me like a train. It discusses comparison, calling it a “never-ending, pointless competition that no one ever wins.” I spend a lot of time criticizing myself. If only I were prettier, smarter, funner, more ambitious, more adventurous, less boring, and so on. I also think … Read More Comparison is the Thief of Joy.
Lately, the Lord has been putting a whole lot of stuff on my heart. Funny how when you pray for guidance, He grants it, even when it isn’t what you want to hear. I have always been a creature of habit and comfort, never really rocking any boats or doing anything unpredictable. I have been a part of the Church for as long as … Read More Where You Go, I’ll Go.
Anxiety is an ugly monster that shows up to the party uninvited. It lets itself in and grabs a drink and kicks his feet up, knowing it’ll hang around past its welcome. His favorite hobby is ruining friendships, relationships, and torturing the host of the party. And for so long, I let him stay and hang out. To my friends and family, I am … Read More I’m Sorry