What I’ve Checked Out From the Library

I love books, and I actually used to be a real snob about going to the bookstore and owning my books. The thing about library books is that they would never be mine, because I would always have to borrow it and return it. However, I did have a library card, and I still have it to this day. Since I’m trying to save my money during tax season, and it’s National Library Week, I thought I would take the time to visit my local library and see how its doing. Keep reading to see my thoughts and what I checked out from the library.

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Let’s Laugh with a Whole Heart

To this day, I’m very guarded about when I really laugh. If I’m in public, or with people I whose opinion I value, I will typically smile at the things that I find funny, or if everyone around me is laughing, I’ll let out a very controlled “ha-ha” so that I don’t stand out too much. With how forced the latter sounds, I’m surprised that it doesn’t draw more attention to me. It doesn’t feel natural.

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My Valentine’s Day Weekend Surprise

We were in bed watching Tayshia’s season of The Bachelorette together. It was one of the few times my boyfriend was going to endure watching terrible television with me. She was on her one-on-one date with Brendan, and they were riding around LaQuinta on horseback. In that moment, I said, “You know, when I was in seventh grade, I asked my parents for horseback riding lessons for my birthday. My dad said yes, but my mom said no because she thought that it was something that boys do and thought that I would get hurt.” I think that’s where he got the idea for my surprise Valentine’s Day date.

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A Rough Start to 2021…

I’ve been quiet recently because my grandpa passed away of COVID complications, and it’s a loss that has been messing with my head. And then in the process of preparing this blog post, I got into my first car accident. It seems that 2021 is going to be the year that my life gets shaken up. Hopefully, I can strap in and hope that it works out for the best.

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My Highs and Lows of 2020

Cheers too 2021! As I settle into the year, I’ve been reflecting on 2020. While it was a wild ride (I’m trying to refrain from saying unprecedented times, but wild ride doesn’t seem to work either), I have to say that this period has proved to be a time of patience, growth, and learning. Maybe I say that as someone who has the privilege that I do, but I truly believe that you can’t experience the highs without the lows. Today, I wanted to take the time to reflect the highs and lows before I manifest for the coming year. Keep reading to find out more.

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4 Green Flags Found In My Boyfriend

So yesterday was National Boyfriend Day, and I’m so grateful to have the wonderful boyfriend that I do. I’m willing to talk about him all day long, and I can do it with a smile on my face. Today’s blog post is inspired by this week’s The LadyGang: Quickie, where Keltie, Jac, and Becca all talk about the green flags in their relationships. It’s definitely more positive than red flags, so I thought I would do my own take on the matter.

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18 of My Favorite LadyGang Episodes

After 5 years of podcasting, Keltie, Jac, and Becca have released countless hours of questionable advice, honest experiences, and endless laughs. For today’s post, I wanted to highlight my favorites in case you wanted to check them out. In no particular order, here are my 18 favorite LadyGang podcast episodes.

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Why Your Mother-Daughter Relationship Doesn’t Need to Be Perfect

Since today is Mother’s Day and day 10 of my blogging challenge, I am going to open up and get really personal with you today. The thing about a lot of bloggers is that they open up and really expose themselves to you, and their life seems perfect. The truth is that no one’s life is imperfect, and if you were to ask me about the imperfect parts of my life, I would say it’s my relationship with my mom. And that’s okay. If you want to know why, keep reading.

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5 Things That Add Positivity to My Life and Others

For day 7 of the blog, I wanted to share 5 things that help me remain positive in hard times. These things are based on the 5 love languages, which I’m a big fan of. The things I’m about to share are 5 ways that help me stay positive throughout the day, and ways that I try to spread positivity to others.

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Why I Started Blogging

I’m going to try and challenge myself to blog for the next 15 days. To start off, I wanted to start with a post detailing why I even started doing this. There are so many blogs in the world, so what made me think I should start one of my own? Read all about it here.

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