I Never Wanted To Be Skinny

Hello Gorgeous Souls

Today I’m going a bit personal. It might get a bit ramble-y who knows? But I’ve got some stuff that I want to get out there, so here goes.

Let’s talk about that word.

Skinny.

What does it mean exactly? Websters dictionary defines it as “very thin”. Society defines it as a requirement. For me, it’s defined as an annoyance.

I never wanted to be skinny.

I have heard that word my entire life. People have called me skinny, a skinny-minny, barely there, said that I was built like a dancer, and so on and so forth. And I have hated it. I hate it.

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I Am Enough.

Hello Darling Hearts!

This is insane. This is almost impossible.

But it happened.

And I have to share it with you.

Because last night I came to the greatest realization I’ve had in life so far.

I finally said it. I finally believed it.

I Am Enough.

I felt like I was on top of the world.

I said goodbye to Lauren the negative self critic.

Because I realized that she was my worst bully.

She hurt me more than anyone else ever has.

I said things to myself that I would never, in my cruelest moments, say to someone else.

But I took it as if I deserved it.

As if I deserved hate.

And you know what?

I don’t.

There is enough hate in this world already. There are enough people to hate me. Why be one of my own enemies.

Not anymore.

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Beautifully Imperfect?

Hello Gorgeous Soul!

A year ago, if you told me that I would participate in a tag called #ImperfectlyMeVG , I would have laughed.

Me? Share my imperfections? The things that I am self conscious about? Along with a picture of myself?

Yeah right!

But things are starting to change.

And I’m starting to realize that those imperfections? They make me who I am.

They don’t have the power to take away anything from me, unless I give that power over to them by feeling self conscious.

We are all beautiful.

Not despite our imperfections, but sometimes because of them.

They add to who we are.

Who was it who decided that they were “imperfections” anyway?

Society. Society and its dirty little judgmental mind.

 They’ve created this ideal of “perfection”. And it is impossible to obtain.

They created the “ideal woman”.

She doesn’t exist. She never has and never will.

So where did this idea come from?

It was created.

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#100HappyDays – Why I Am Doing It

Hello Dear Ones!

If you’re following my Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that I have begun the #100HappyDays Challenge.

The challenge is simple, or so it appears.

Post one picture of something that makes you happy every day for 100 days.

No biggie, right?

Except that it kind of is.

So much so, that 71% of the people who started this challenge weren’t able to finish it.

The excuse was that they were “too busy” to find the time for happiness.

71% of people are too busy to be happy!

To me, that is a big deal!

And I was almost one of the 71%! When I first heard about this website I thought: “That’s really cool! But 100 days….. that’s a lot to ask. Would I even remember?”

Thankfully, after reading the website, I changed my mind.Read More »

False Positive Body Image

Hello Darling Hearts,

Let’s just get one thing clear, right here from the start.

YouAreBeautiful

Completely and totally amazingly beautiful.

Body image is something that has been around for centuries.

Women have almost always been expected to look a certain way, otherwise they are deemed unattractive.

I believe that we are in the worst time for body image in the history of mankind.

Why are we, in my opinion, living in the worst time for body image?Read More »

Creating Your Reality

Hello Dear Ones!

How often have you heard the statement:

“Come back to reality.”

or

“Let’s be realistic here.”

Quite a few times right?

Those are both very common phrases. Sometimes they are meant well, and sometimes they are meant to bring you down.

But no matter how they are meant, if you take that advice to heart you are hurting yourself more than you know.

What is reality?

Let’s take a look at the meaning.

“The quality or state of being real.”

Seems legit, right?

But, far too often, that is not how it is used by us.

When we use one of the above phrases, what we are really saying is that we think that the person we are speaking to has their head in the clouds. They aren’t thinking “realistically” or intelligently about the subject.

They are dreaming. They are shooting waaayyyy too far.

They will fail.

Right?

That’s what we use the word “reality” for.

To bring people back to the way we think they should be thinking.

But who are we to decide what reality is?

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My Gratitude Journal

Hello Darling Hearts,

One of my Christmas presents from Granny was a gratitude journal.

Waverly and Catherine also received one.

I really love this journal.

It isn’t hard to find the time to write in it, you have two lines per day, plus a page a month.

It is filled with quotes and tips on writing and gratitude. Just the motivation you need.

I’ll tell you the truth, sometimes, I forget to be grateful. I do.

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Hello New Year!

Hello Darling Hearts!

It’s a brand new year and I’m so glad to be sharing it with you!

After going through the amazing Susannah Conway’s Find Your Word for 2015: A Free Five-Day Email Class, I have found my word for this year.

My word is:

Why believe?

Because this is the year I start to believe that my dreams can become my reality.

Last year I started the process of believing in myself, (still a work in progress), and now I am ready to move forward a bit more.

Actually, a lot more. I have so many goals to accomplish this year.

I have things I want to do, and for the first time, I am believing that I can do them!

My goals might seem a bit daunting to me right now. And, who knows, I might not get them all accomplished this year. But who cares? I started. And I’ll keep on going.

I’m not going to finish this race on my own time. I accept that. I don’t have control over everything and I’m just going to have to live with it.

But I do have control over whether or not I try. And I’m going to do it.

And I will finish the race. 

Not when I think I should. But when I need to. Not when my mind thinks I need to. But when God knows I need to.

Some of my life goals for this year are:

Be MYSELF in everything I do, despite what others may think of me.


Be less self conscious when it comes to pictures of myself.


Art journal more.


Fill out my Gratitude journal (gift from Granny) completely.


Take more beautiful photographs, just because.


Some of my business goals for this year are:


Make YouTube videos such as vlogs/challenges/etc.


Blog/vlog *at least* once a week.


Write an eBook (maybe more than one) and offer it for sale on my blog.


Purchase better equipment to improve my blog/videos.


Add some listings to Etsy


Design my blog to look just how I want it.


Purchase a custom domain name.

Become affiliates for/collaborate with some of my favorite people/companies so that I can share the love.


Give back to spread the positivity.



While you’re reading this you’ll find me celebrating the New Year with my Star Sisters, letting go of the past and preparing for the future. I hope you’ll come back to join me on my journey.

Until then, thanks for stopping by!

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The Amazing 2014 – A Proper Goodbye

Hello Darling Hearts!

Well, we’re officially here!

This is the last day of 2014. 

I will remember this year for the rest of my life.

It was amazing. It was perfect. It was everything I ever dreamed of.

I did it.

I believed in myself. I created myself. I allowed myself permission to be myself.

Wow.

I found something I love doing. I dared to dream of a future that I get to help determine.

I did it.

And I’m proud of myself for it.

If in 2013 you told me any of this was going to happen, I’d never have believed you.

Me? Try something? Start believing that I can do something? That I am meant for something?

Nope.

But I set a goal this year. A goal that I accomplished.


And I’m ready to move on.

I’ve got more goals for next year. And I plan on accomplishing them.

I’m ready to change. I’m ready to become. And for the first time in forever, I’m not afraid.

This is it. This is what I’ve been waiting for. The entire time I was looking for it I never once thought about creating it. A life I truly love. Doing something I love. Being everything I ever dreamed of being,

2014 was a year of believing. A year of conquering fears in small ways. Now for the big steps.

2015, I am ready for you. Bring on the awesome!

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