10 (More) Facts About Me

Welcome back!!! So I asked YOU to decide what I should make my next Blog Post about. Everyone chose “10 Facts About Me”

So then I thought it would be a good idea to let you all decide what you wanted to know about me. I love the questions that were asked!!! I’ll have to do this again in the future! So here goes…. enjoy!

1. My Favorite Place To Visit?

This is really tricky. I could answer this in many ways. But I’m going to go with what FIRST came to mind. Indiana! I have a ton of family there and whenever I go to visit I just feel like I’m home! I’ll actually be going there soon, so keep an eye out for that Post!!

Oh and the next runner up is DISNEY!!

2. Favorite Make Up Products?

Ive always wanted to learn how to apply makeup right and also tips and tricks on how to get really creative. I think it’s fascinating how some people do their makeup. I have a couple Make Up products that I just LOVE.

“Too-Faced Better Than Sex Mascara” I’ve had people ask me if I have False Eyelashes on because they make my eyelashes so full!

“Cover FX” Honestly I love all their products! But this Setting Powder is AMAZING. I have naturally oily skin so after I apply my foundation, I put this on. It helps control my oil and also a little goes a LONG way!

Cicapir’s Tiger Grass Color Correcting

I have redness from previous acne and really just sensitive skin. I use to NEVER go out in public without having foundation on. But if I’m not in a breakout, I can just put this on and that’s it! This has really helped the redness clear up. I’ll always have this on hand!

( All three of these products you can find at Sephora or Ulta!)

3. Favorite supplement?

Alright so something I haven’t talked about too much yet (but I will) is a disease that I have. It’s called Gastoparesis which is paralysis of the stomach. It’s VERY hard to eat certain food and really each time I eat it’s like Russian Roulette. Sometimes I am unable to eat a meal so I have to have a supplement. Having this illness creates a lot of trips to the ER! Also my body isn’t able to absorb nutrients as easily so with this supplement I am able to!

I would honestly be SO lost without this! I always ALWAYS have some on hand. This has literally saved me in many ways and it’s delicious!

4. What Motivates Me Each Day?

I had to think about this. It’s just a loaded question. Honestly my past. I know we shouldn’t live in the past, but I have been through SO MUCH that it helps me stay focused on the NOW and appreciate my life NOW. I hope that makes sense. I have come such a long way (I’ll go more into detail in a later post) that I just use that to keep me going.

5. Favorite Personal Trainer?

I follow Kayla Itsines. I have her book and I also follow her app called SWEAT. This program kicks your behind but it works. All her recipes in her books are DELICIOUS. I’ll be honest though, I haven’t worked out in awhile but I’m going to be starting that back up VERY soon. (Stay tuned!) The whole SWEAT community is AMAZING. They help me to keep going.

6. One Thing People Would Be Surprised To Know About Me?

Again a loaded question! I have a very interesting story for my life. One of the things people would be surprised to know is that 11 years ago, I fractured two of my bottom vertebrae’s in my back. I fell in the shower and had to do about 7 months of Physical Therapy. Wasn’t fun and I still feel the effects of it today.

7. Favorite Childhood Memory?

I’m a Grandma’s Girl. To the T. All my memories with her are my favorite. But this one takes the cake. One year it was around Valentine’s Day. I made my box for school and was so excited for the candy and valentines but I got VERY sick with Strep throat and had to miss out. I remember laying there watching a movie and she knocked on my bedroom door and I looked over and she had one of those GALLON sized ziplock bags in her hand FILLED with candy for me. Anything you can think of was in that bag. Even hard candy to help my throat. She didn’t want me to miss out. To this day, that’s been my FAVORITE Valentine’s Day!

8. Favorite Song At The Moment?

This question got me GOOD. I’m a song person. I’m constantly listening to music. I always relate things to songs. So this is so so hard to answer! But I’d have to say:

I love ALL the song from this movie. This movie is one of my favorites now but this song just makes me feel good and makes me get up and dance!

9. Favorite Travel Destination & Why?

So I haven’t been the one to travel a lot. And if I do it’s close to home. As I have gotten older I’ve been CRAVING to travel. So I’ve promised myself that I’ll do just that. But my favorite place to travel to would be Egypt and France. I love learning about Egypt and especially Ancient Egypt. I am French and want to be able to go and experience my culture.

10. What Celebrity Do I Admire?

Lucille Ball. I love watching I Love Lucy. Years ago when I went into a deep depression I started watching the show. Little did I know that it would change my entire life. I felt instantly connected to her and that I could relate to her on different levels. This show has really saved me and the more I’ve learned about Lucille Ball the more I just admire her. Interesting Fact:

I’m actually related to her!!

I hope you all have enjoyed learning about me a little more. If you are still curious I have another Blog Post “50 Facts About Me” where you can go and find out more!

10 Quotes To Keep Going

Welcome back Loves!! So, I’ve always been the type of person who just absolutely LOVES quotes! I could spend hours looking them up. And thanks to Pinterest, that has happened on many occasions. I often find myself connecting with quotes because I simply can not find the right words to explain how I feel sometimes. Don’t you just hate that? You really want to express how you feel, but the words just won’t come out?

• With struggling with Depression and especially Anxiety, I would constantly be looking up quotes to help me keep going. Family and Friends would give me advice or encouraging words, but I would always find myself looking up Motivational Quotes or Strength and Faith Quotes and it would really really help me.

So down below, I am going to share with you all 10 of my favorite quotes that has helped me to keep going. I hope that whoever is reading this will be able to use these as daily reminders when things get though. Because trust me they will, but you CAN and WILL get through it.

10. This is so true. Just the littlest step can lead you in the direction towards something greater. 9. Even if you don’t believe in God, Life will always work it’s self out. You just have to HOLD ON and you will see everything fall into place.

8. Sometimes when things are just NOT working in our favor, we need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Sometimes we are the ones who need to make the change for things to get better.

7. Now this one is a GOOD one. We can not and I repeat can not let our troubles break us. No matter how hard it gets, you have to remember life still goes on so things will change. Don’t let these troubles define you. Stay strong.

6. This quote here I’ve had for YEARS. It’s really all about just making small changes and really everything will fall into place.

5. Oh yes, be gentle with yourself! I would often beat myself up because I would feel like I was losing control of everything. Just be gentle with yourself, you really are doing the BEST you can.

4. Yes. Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful. I always thought I had to change who I was because of some struggles I had to go through. But those struggles are apart of me. Apart of MY story. They made me WHO I am. So, I’m my own kind of beautiful.

3. Storms really don’t last forever. If you told me this years ago, I’d laugh. I would tell you “Yeah right, things will NEVER get better”. Guess what? They DO.

2. I don’t think anyone is ever really “broken”. So even when you feel broken, just remember “You grow through what you go through”. So no matter what, you can still light up the world.

1. YOU ARE ENOUGH. No matter what happens. No matter what life throws at you, you are enough. There is no one else on this earth like YOU. The world NEEDS you. Please always remember YOU are enough!

28 Things I’ve Learned In Life!!

Hi everyone!!! If you’ve been following me on my Instagram, you know I’ve had some things going on that needed my attention. That is why I haven’t been around lately. But with that being said, I AM BACK!! I’ve truly missed being here so here I am!

I did make a few changes, so let me tell you about them and then I’ll jump into my topic for today!

  • My name new on Instagram is “Mallory’s Thoughts”. You can find me with @mallorys_thoughts

  • For right now I’ll be ONLY be posting on Wednesdays. In the near future I’ll go back to Sunday’s and Wednesday’s.

So while I was gone I celebrated my 28th Birthday on June 4th! In my short 28 years I have learned a lot and I know I’ll learn more but I wanted to share what I’ve learned thus far!

  1. Life will NEVER go as planned. Growing up I had a painted picture in my mind of how my life was going to go. Boy was I wrong! But hey that’s ok! I’ve been through a lot that has taught me so much!
  2. When they say time goes faster as you get older, they are RIGHT! It really does. And I know it will only continue to do so.
  3. NEVER take loved ones for granted. Because once they are gone, they are gone.
  4. Pay attention in school! And also don’t take those days for granted because when those days are gone, you’ll miss them.
  5. There are many moments in life you’ll never get an apology. Accept that you won’t and just move on. You’ll be HAPPIER.
  6. Life truly does go on. Time waits for no one.
  7. START chasing and working towards your dreams as soon as you can. Don’t wait or put it off. Go and start NOW!
  8. Happiness truly comes from WITHIN. Things and people will add to your happiness but true happiness comes from within yourself.
  9. People can become so unreliable. Make sure you don’t solely rely on them but that you rely on YOURSELF.
  10. Don’t live IN fear. If you do that, you’ll miss so much of life.
  11. STOP and actually smell the roses. Don’t let small things pass you by.
  12. Not everyone will GIVE you support. Make sure you have enough confidence in yourself to make things happen and not let THEM stop your dreams.
  13. The world is a cruel cruel PLACE. Make sure you are the change you want to see in the world.
  14. There is going to be many scary and questionable times in life. Just HANG ON, because there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it WILL be ok!
  15. People are going to hurt you. And it sucks. But don’t let that DEFINE YOU. Instead embrace it and grow from it.
  16. Make sure your mental health is a PRIORITY. If you need a day to just focus on you, take it.
  17. Not everyone will UNDERSTAND you. And guess what!? That’s perfectly ok. Your life is your own story. You’re leaving behind a legacy everyday.
  18. Family is EVERYTHING. But just remember, not all family is blood related.
  19. Don’t let ANYONE control YOUR life. It’s yours and they have their own.
  20. You can not CHANGE someone. They will be who they want to be. Just focus on what you need to change for yourself. As the joke goes.. “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”
  21. You don’t need a HUGE group of friends. Just a few close ones. They make a world of difference.
  22. Your taste buds and style actually DO change as you get older. My mom use to tell me that and I never believed her until I started liking BROCCOLI and some floral designs.
  23. If people make fun of you, there is something wrong with THEM. It’s not you!
  24. If you’re not happy with something, YOU have to make the change. It won’t just change on its own. ( This was a tough lesson for me)
  25. Speaking of change. Change is HARD but it’s going to happen. Just remember to go with the flow. You’ll adapt.
  26. Learn to love YOURSELF first. It actually does make a HUGE difference. You really do gotta love yourself first before you can love anyone else. ( This use to drive me crazy when people told me this. I never believed it till now)
  27. The more you learn and try NEW things, the more you’ll actually discover who you really are. And you might actually surprise yourself.
  28. Last but not least. This is actually my favorite one…

Never give up on the little girl inside your heart