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Tangent Tuesday

Good morning lovies, and Happy Bunny Bunny Day! I hope everyone had an awesome Monday:)

Thank you all so much for your thoughtful comments on my last post! I loved hearing your stories and opinions about “supporting the troops”, whether it be through supporting someone you love, being a soldier yourself, or simply supporting the humanity of our men and women in uniform.

Additionally, I cannot be more thankful for all of you who are praying for my family. The last few months have been a trying time, which I will talk about on CK eventually, but for now needs to remain a family matter.

It warms my heart that we are in your thoughts and prayers! Please also keep Allie’s grandmother and family in your thoughts and prayers. Together, we can all get through the best of times and the worst of times! That is one of the reasons I love blogging so much, all of YOU:)

You really are the sweetest readers in the world, and I cannot even tell you how much it means to me to read your sweet comments and e-mails every day. Sorry to get all sappy on yous, but I just love you guys so much!! Let’s all have a bloggy meetup and talk about our deepest darkest secrets and eat lots of cookies and pizza and chocolate, mmmk?:)

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I really wanted to blog yesterday, but I was just too busy! The start of being a second semester senior is both stressful and exciting. Preparations for and decisions about the end of the year (and next year!) are being made, and I cannot wait to get a head start on my life:)

So, now for Tangent Tuesday! My girl Janae started Three Tangent Tuesday a week or two back, and I caught on with the tradition, but today I am just going to go on a tangent instead of telling you three random things because I like to talk too much🙂

Firstly, I got this son-of-a-gunster in the mail yesterday, and I cannot put it down. Can I just say that Brendan Brazier is a genius, aka my idol, aka reading this book is going to make me super speedy:)

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If you have not tried Vega products or heard about Brendan, you clearly live under a rock (just kidding…kind of) and need to go check it out now (the funk soul brotha…name that song!). He will make you an athletic MONSTA:)

Also, I started two new classes! Psychology and Law & Government.

Psych I just love, and Mr. Hiller is bomb. He has incredible dry humor that makes me want to be his best friend. Because it’s TOTALLY not weird to want to be friends with your psych teacher.

Law & Government is a riot because it is taught by my main man, DWilson. And yes, I call him DWilson. Last year, I had a serious boyfriend (a story for another day), and he would bring me to his Law & Government class on occasion to show me off and just basically be a riot (he was the “funny guy”). So, DWilson and I are tight. We chat about wisdom teeth and all things hilarious like Jersey Shore and whoopie cushions.

You know, normal stuff.

In P.E. we started our square dancing unit, which is like a BIG DEAL at our school. First of all, everyone loves it because we don’t have to change, and everyone gets super into it and wears cowboy hats and boots. At the end, there’s a square-dance-off that is televised throughout our district and people actually care about winning this thing. And no, there is no prize like a giant jar of pickles or anything.

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HALT, QUICK NOTE!!

This is really really important. So listen up.

I discovered that Cookie Dough Bowls are even better with a tablespoon of chia seeds and a tablespoon of ground flax mixed in pre-soaking (ew, soak is such an icky word!), if it is even possible to make these any better.

Well technically, you could add a bucketful of Swedish Fish and Twizzlers and chocolate chips and marshmallows and chocolate sauce, but that is only allowed on Sundays.

So, if you haven’t had one yet, I am here to inform you that you have not lived and must go mix one up right now. Yeah, right now as in get off your tooshie, missy!

 

That is a recycled picture because I blog too early in the morning and there is no such thing as natural light in Upstate New York.

Sorry, kiddos, you would NOT want to see one of these bowls in fluorescent lighting and all mixed up, it is not a pretty sight. But then again, fugly food always tastes the best, right?;)

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Tell me three random things about you!

Feel free to rant, your comments make me smile:)

What books are you loving lately?

I need suggestions, one of my New Year’s rezzies is to read more but that is currently a fail, give me something highly entertaining and delicious:)

Tell me your stories about your senior year! Or, if you’re not out of high school, tell me about what you’re looking forward to in your senior year!

I just love being a senior, end of story. I will have to elaborate more in another post;)

Talk to you later lovlies! It’s time for me to put some real clothes on and go to psych. Have a rockin Tuesday!

xoxox,

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The Lies We Tell Ourselves

I had a different post in mind for this morning (an update on my de-chipmunkingWinking smile), but a sermon I recently listened to at church has been on the brain and needs to let loose!

In all truthfulness, every single one of us has a lie that we tell ourselves.

Sometimes it comes from the media: “5 Tips to Lose 5 Pounds!” “Be skinny, beautiful, and happy!” A picture or a commercial creates a precedent in our minds.

Sometimes it comes from a loved one, a friend, or a rumor. “You would have been better off if you had done this instead.” “You should be more like your sister.” Someone spreading a rumor that you’re too fat, too skinny, stupid, or not good enough.

The worst ones come from ourselves. From self-doubt, self-pity, and words that be beat ourselves up with.

See something in common? All of these lies convince us that we are not good enough.

Not good enough to enjoy a beautiful meal with people we love.

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Not good enough to see the sun rise in the morning.

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Not good enough to smell the flowers, or eat the fake ones.

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Not good enough to make something sweeter than we are.

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But we are. We are strong,

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We are beautiful,

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We are loved.

me em and tita editAnd that’s all that we need to know.

I’m crying as I type this because we all have had our own journey to where we are today, and sometimes that journey takes us places that are darker than others.

Some of us lie to ourselves in more hurtful ways than others, but today we are going to end that. Today we are going to know how worth it we are.

This morning I read aloud from Kris Carr’s book,

Please help me open my mind. Ignite my child-like curiosity and anything-is-possible attitude. Tap me on the shoulder if I act like a cranky old bat. The voices that hold me back are thoroughly misinformed. Grant me the wisdom to release them now. – Page 184

Repeat with me please:

I am capable, confident, intelligent, resilient, and in charge. Health and happiness are my birthrights and I accept with gratitude. – Page 184

I know this sounds cheesy, but we all need to remind ourselves how beautiful we are.

It’s easy to forget what we did do, and what we did accomplish, when what others and ourselves focus most on is what we didn’t or couldn’t do.

Take a moment to think today:

What lie are you telling yourself?

How can you change that lie into something positive that will allow you to grow, be stronger, and live more beautifully?

Lots of love,

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