twenty seventeen reflection.

twenty seventeen reflection.

oh 2017, you were a one wild ride. Within the past year, my life has changed in ways I never expected or imagined. It has been quite the year of terribly low lows, like learning to live on my own, cracking my head open, and having my first ever heart break. But this past year has also brought me extremely high highs, like graduating high school and starting college, starting a blog, making some of the most amazing friends a girl could ask for, and learned to love myself despite all my imperfections. This year I’ve been through so many seasons of my life that have changed me incredibly, but every low point of my life came with a high as well. Moving away for college was difficult, as I’ve never lived on my own before! I had to leave my family, and friends to start something new, but thankfully, God blessed me with some real sweet gal pals at my new home. The girls of the 4th floor are some of the most selfless, and wonderful friends I have ever had, and they’ve helped me through every second of my roller coaster first semester of college. College has been quite the experience but I am thankful for every second of it, even the weekly mental breakdowns and homesickness! I was fortunate enough to have these girls throughout my season of heart break and I SERIOUSLY couldn’t have done it without them. heartbreak sucks… for real… but in the end its made me into a person I never previously could’ve been. I have been able to grow emotionally, and learn the importance of self love and self care. This year Ive taken a huge leap of faith, literally as I’ve come to God, and turned all my worries, and anxieties, and insecurities, into prayers. I couldnt have conquered such an amazing year without Him by my side. As for the next 365 days of my life, I have absolutely no idea what will be thrown my way but I know that Gods plan for me overrides any plan I have for myself! 2018 will be a year of trusting the Lord and I’m happy to be ringing in the new year with a full heart, and clear mind!!! God, you are the best and so so good. thank you for blessing me with such a fulfilling life full of all the best people!!! 2018, I’m ready for ya (i think)…

you. are. enough

you. are. enough

alright ladies (&gentlemen if you’re reading!!!) lets talk about being good enough, and how every single one of you are good enough regardless of what social media or anyone else says. I know we all take a look at that Instagram Explore page and see the “perfect” instagram girls with #bodgoals #relationshipgoals and every other hashtag goals you can think of… so lets just get one thing straight NO ONE IS PERFECT. you’re not perfect, i am not perfect, that girl you follow on instgram isn’t perfect. don’t ever for one second think that you’re not cool enough, good enough, or pretty enough because you indeed are!!!! Read more

its getting’ real.

its getting’ real.

reality is settling in. I leave the only home I’ve ever known in just a short 5 days!!!! i am overwhelmed with emotions and while I’m sad to leave my family and friends, I’m excited to embark on a new journey that is COLLEGE. despite only having 5 days left here, i have yet to pack a  s i n g l e  thing… YIKES! I’m leaving the only city I’ve ever lived in (even though ill only be a few hours away, change is change). Im excited for all the new friendships that will be made, the FaceTime dates with my main squeeze, and snail mail from my people back home. I have no idea what to expect from college but what I do know is that it won’t be easy, it will be fun, i will have my highest highs and lowest lows, i’ll have to do my own laundry, college will be fun but it won’t be easy. This isn’t a super long post I just wanted to update y’all on the chaos that comes with moving… but heres to a new chapter of my life!!

things are happening.

things are happening.

well. this happened. I MADE A BLOG! I’m so excited to take you all on this journey of life as I push through college, and adulthood. As an incoming freshman in college I thought there is no better time than now to be a #blogger and document my experiences, adventures, challenges, and all the other things that come along with conquering college!   I guess let me just start out by saying that I’m beyond excited and I can’t wait to write more!!!! and I want to thank the peeps in my life that supported my decisions to create a blog before it ever happened (you know who you are) I think thats all I have to say for now I just wanted to pop in and explain why i started this and I hope you enjoy!

surroundings.

surroundings.

okay y’all. surroundings. they’re sooooo important!!! and they’re something that we oftentimes don’t change regardless of the effect they have on us. surround yourself with ONLY positive things and positive people (no one likes a negative nelly). Us humans are naturally social creatures but not all of our social interactions are positive, the people you surround yourself with can easily effect how fulfilled and happy you are. Theres absolutely nothing wrong with a little change of scenery if your current one is giving you negative vibes! Life is all about surroundings and they can change our outlook on so many things, and I’m not only talking about literal surroundings… obviously the weather can brighten or put a damper on anyones mood… but the people. the people you surround yourself with NEED to be people who constantly push you to be your best self, and make you happy!!!!! Your surroundings are an important part of you and your identity, and EVERY DAY it reinforces who you are as a person. Tear your surroundings down and rebuild it to help create a new part of yourself and the person YOU want to be not the person your friends want you to be! at the end of the day, just be you, wear what you want. hangout with who you want. do what you want. whatever satisfies your sweet lil soul!!!!