Last night I had a dream. In the dream I was speaking with a girl whose face I didn’t recognize. She was telling me all about her struggles with mental health, her struggles with anxiety. She was telling me about the discussions she had been having with her doctor and her internal struggle as to whether she would try medication or not. I could see it in her eyes, to her this seemed like a failure. So I looked back at her and I calmly said, “I take Sertraline every day and I’ve been prescribed Xanax for anxiety attacks.”Read More
Did you know that water energizes you? Yeah, you heard me right. Not coffee, not green tea, not diet soda. Good ole’ H2O gives you more energy. I’ve always known there were TONS of benefits to drinking water and I’ve always been a water-drinker. (You know, the girl who always orders plain boring water at the fancy restaurant.) But one of the ways I’ve been working on my health lately is drinking even MORE water. My daily goal is at least 64 oz, 2 full Hydroflask water bottles. And when I do this, let me tell you, I feel SO good!Read More
Have you ever looked in the mirror and picked apart every insecurity you've ever had? Have you ever sat alone remembering every mean thing anyone ever said about you? Did you hear the words of the mean girl in middle school ringing in your ears? Did you relive the tears that ran down your face when your ex-boyfriend called you names? Have you ever looked at yourself on a bad day and felt ashamed, scared, angry, anything but beautiful, anything but loved? I truly hope that you haven't ever felt that way, but if you have, like me, and so many others, this post is for you. This post is to remind you that God made you SPECIAL. He specifically designed you to bring something incredible and unique to this world. So if and when you're ever feeling this way, here are some verses to read to remind you of how much Jesus Christ loves you are and how truly beautiful you really are.
"You are fearfully and wonderfully made."
"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."
"Have patience, He isn't finished yet."
"God is within her, she will not fall."
"The pain that you are feeling cannot compare to the joy that is coming."
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
"Always pray, and never give up."
"If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can move mountains."
"Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me."
Don't forget, even on bad days Jesus loves you always.
1.) Dunkin' Donuts (nuff said)
2.) Jesus LOVES you friend! He's got your back no matter what. If that doesn't make you cheese hard, I don't know what would!
3.) Hole-y jeans. I mean, c'mon I don't have to wear shorts, I don't have to suffocate in pants without holes that make my butt sweat!
4.) Fall Leaves. Isn't nature so utterly incredible? It amazes me how with each change of the seasons the leaves change colors, die, grow and come back again each and every year. Miracles are REAL people. We see them everyday.
5.) The Office Season 1, Episode 2, Minute 15:20 and the scenes that follow.
6.) Dove chocolates. <3
7.) There are only 72 days until Christmas!!!! (And if you're reading this later than the day this is posted, Christmas is even CLOSER!!)
8.) Also, Halloween is almost here which means that the day after Halloween is also almost here! Aka, all the un-sold candy will go on major sale and you can buy it all.
9.) Sushi exists. (And if you don't like sushi, you suck. Just kidding, I love you anyway!)
10.) Hot bubble baths on chilly nights. Is there anything better (besides food that is)?
11.) Target. Target clothes. Target shoes. Target dollar section. Target home decor. Target everythinggggggg. Just going to Target really.
12.) I'm 19 years old & still wear footie pjs in the winter. You know that made you smile/giggle a little ;) but really they are so cozy and if you don't have any go to Target and buy them now.
13.) You're alive, you're able and you are loved, I promise! You are so so loved. What's better than that?