Happy Valentine’s Day lovelies! I hope you are spending today feeling like you own the damn place.
So yesterday was Galentine’s Day and I spent It at work all day, had some class and then got to celebrate with my sisters. We played games, took pictures and ate pizza and cupcakes! We sang to old songs from Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana and danced and just had an all around good time.
Off of that, I think that self-love is also very important for this Valentine’s Day season. In my latest Insta post, you can see how I practice self-love. If you missed It, don’t worry, I put It below! I have heard a lot of people talking down on themselves lately and I have a feeling that Valentine’s Day is a reason why. People tend to feel lonely and just out of whack. But remember, you’re never alone and the person who will always be there for you is… yourself. You need to be your biggest cheerleader. Don’t wait around for someone else to be your cheerleader when you can rock the world all by your damn self.Read More »
“It takes 10 times longer to pull yourself back together than it takes to fall a part”.
Why is it okay to not be okay?
This is simple… because we are human. We are not born to be perfect, zero emotion creatures. We all f*ck up and we all get sad and that is what makes us human. Cry because you need to. You are allowed, it is okay. But remember, you will always be okay.
You are allowed to not be okay because something has happened and it has knocked you off your feet. That is the point. This obstacle came here to knock you down. When you hit the ground, it will hurt, it may hurt more than anything you have ever felt. You will take minute, you don’t have to stand right away, and you will feel the pain. Sometimes it knocks the air out of you and you have to find your breathe before you do anything. But, the fact of the matter is, you will still get up. You will get back up on your feet and you will walk forward. That is not an option. You fall to stand taller and stronger than you ever have before.
I want to start by apologizing to my readers for not posting in some time, if you follow my Instagram and Twitter (which if you don’t I suggest you start haha) I have been busy between jobs, school and extracurriculars, but I plan on hoping back on track again! With that being said, I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! I know mine was filled with food (including lots of Chocolate and sugar) and booze. Basically a very unhealthy, cheat day. But it was a fun, relaxing and great holiday filled with family, friends and a good time! It’s hard to say what my favorite gift I gave was, I feel like everything was just a giant shabang and everything was so cool that I got and gave! I just love watching people open what I give them!
I got amazing presents and gave a bunch too! I couldn’t be more thankful for the people in my life! Some of my favorite presents includes this HALO Charger below. This thing is so cool, it can plug in a light or anything with a normal prong plug, your phone, it has a flood flashlight and you can even jump start your car with this battery! Yea, thats right, jump start your car! You can check them out here!Read More »
So I have not had a phone for the past two or so weeks… here’s the backstory:My phone has been having some battery problems to the point where it wouldn’t work unless it was charging. If I tried to use it when it wasn’t charging, it would usually just die. To keep things short, it finally decided one day, while it was charging, to die and never turn on. So, there it is, the backstory to my unwanted phone detox.
Let me just tell you, it is not easy living without a cell phone. I knew how dependent I was on my cell phone, but there are a lot of things that I didn’t even realize I needed my phone for. I needed my GPS to go places, I was printing out directions, I needed an alarm clock, my roommates had to wake me up because I don’t own an alarm clock, basic communication, I couldn’t even make a phone call for a doctor’s appointment. This Thanksgiving was a little more aware of what my life is and the privilege I have because of this experience.
The nice part of this experience… you get to experience life a little more realistic. I’m not always worried about my Instagram likes and if I’m responding to people’s snaps. I wasn’t distracted while driving, even if it was just picking a song to play. I had to make plans ahead of time because I wouldn’t be able to contact people once I lost wifi. This experience had me reevaluating how much I use my phone. I usually blame the reason I’m on social media so much is because I am trying to learn more about it in order to do it for a living, and while that can be a good reason, it is not an excuse to devote all my time to my phone.
I think everyone could use a good phone detox. Do I think you should do it for two weeks? Absolutely not, that is torturous. But I do think you should do it for a few days so you can adjust to it. It will help you see things in a new light and appreciate it so much more. That doesn’t sound appealing? Learn to cut down for a few days or in general. Don’t rely on it all day, every day. They’ve only been saying this for years that you need to take some time away from your phone. Like leave it in another room when you go to bed, or at least don’t look at it for an hour or so before you go to bed. I think just stepping it back to something realistic for you can really be mentally beneficial.