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!

Keep Moving Forward

If I told you how many times I have started to write this blog and then erased it, you’d be surprised. I had a few ideas to talk about, but I kept coming back to one certain topic. “Giving up”. How many of us at some point in our life’s just wanted to give up?  We felt like no matter what we did it just wasn’t getting us anywhere? That you couldn’t catch a break because one thing after another kept happening to you? That you kept putting good out into the world only to receive more negative? I HAVE! 

Life can sometimes beat you up like the wind does on a windy day. Where you are doing everything in your power to hold on, to plant your feet and to ride out that wind. After all is said and done, everything is just a mess. Do you give up when that happens or do you just brush yourself off (fix your hair haha) and keep moving forward?

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There has been many times in my life where I just felt like I was caught in one big wind storm. Nothing was going right no matter how hard I tried. Toxic people kept coming into my life that just wouldn’t help and they would knock me off course and I wouldn’t know how to get back on the right course. As that kept happening I just felt like I was drowning.

It is such a scary feeling when you just want to give up. When I was younger and was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, I just wanted to give up. I had so much going on at the time, and now I had to deal with that? It just became too overwhelming and I wanted to just give up. I did NOT care at all what I did or what life was going to bring me. At that point I figured my life was screwed up either way forever that there was no point in going out and trying to find happiness or to even fight the fight of crawling out of the dark hole I was in. I just did not care. Period.

However that’s when I came across the movie “Meet The Robinsons” (You’ll find out more about that movie in my last post “My Favorite 13 Movies) In the entire movie one sentence really stood out to me, “Keep Moving Forward”. I realized that no matter what happens in my life , I just have to keep moving forward because eventually I could get to my happy place. And I did which took YEARS. All I had to do was keep going.

So my advice to you, is Keep Moving Forward. No matter how hard it gets, no matter how challenging this life and world can get, I PROMISE you it does get better. It might not get better right at this very moment but it will. Don’t give up. Hang on. Hold on tight. Fight for it. Fight for that happy ending because it will come.  I would never imagine my life where it is right now a few years ago. If you told me I would of laughed. But I am so glad I didn’t give up because I wouldn’t of learned the things I’ve been taught. And most importantly I wouldn’t of learned who I really am. Hang on, I promise its worth it.

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Life Is A Roller Coaster…

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Life. Many things can happen in it. Life can have many meanings. Some good, some bad. But life is WONDERFUL no matter what. Life gives you struggles and obstacles. Life will build you up and life will tear you down. But no matter what, life will reward you in the end. Life will also reward you along the way as well, but we have to open our eyes and not harden our hearts to see those rewards. IT can award you in ways that you don’t see right away or in ways you could never imagine and believe me, it will catch you off guard. Friends will come along that mean the world to you and give you chances that you may never get again. Life is god. Life is a challenge but you never do it alone. You may feel like everything is ending right at your fingertips and that you have no grip left. But that is when you just need to hold a little tighter and have faith. Everything will be ok. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride of life. You see, its like a rollercoaster. It has ups and downs, twists and turns and sometimes really big drops but it always stops. You just have to hold on for the ride. Once it’s stopped it’s stopped. We are not able to go for that ride again. No matter how crazy or difficult it gets, we only have ONE ride. ONE way ticket. We must cherish it and hang on while we can.

Sadly there will be times when people, experiences, things come into our life and screws everything up. It gives you too much to handle and at times you think to yourself “What did I do to deserve this” and/or “I cant do this anymore, I don’t have enough strength”.

You actually may never understand why those things happen but in the end it makes you better. It makes you stronger, wiser. It makes you a very strong person. Life will give you scars, but that’s when you wear them proudly and show that you showed up to these experiences and came out stronger. However sometimes people jump off the ride, before it stops. They never really give it a chance to change and others around them feel like they are to blame.  All we can do is try to help people on this ride. Be there for them when things get tough. Show them it is ok to go through these difficult times and that there are ways to get through it. And when all they want to do is let go, just help them hold on tighter. Life is hard in general. It teaches so much yet hurts also. Life will never be perfect. Think about this though….

How much fun would life be if it was all perfect? You wouldn’t learn all you could. You wouldn’t go as strong as you could. You wouldn’t be a better person. Everything would just be going the way everyone would want. Boring I’d say. Just hang on for the ride.

Its BEAUTIFUL.