I don't know if you've noticed, but lately there's been birds chirping, bees buzzing & sun shining. I LOVE spring & summer. I'm not a winter person, but I can respect it. If you are a winter person, I'm sorry to offend you. I just get so happy when spring and summer roll around.
I'm so excited to jump into spring and summer trends this year. And with all the awesome festivals coming up, and concerts, and bonfires and parties, I can't help but get ecstatic to showcase cute clothes and accessories. Anyone else out there feel me?
Another trend I'm loving are crop tops. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that us plus size girls are finally picking up on this trend. I have been waiting for SUCH a long time to see that happen, and now my homegirls are pulling it off and I love it. I am so excited to rock this look in the summer time.
So, what are your favorite trends this season? Is there any you've been DYING to try? Let me know in the comments <3
Ahh. Where to start, where to start. So, I'm pretty transparent on youtube, and I try to be a very open book so that everyone who comes in contact with my channel feels welcome. I struggle to be this way on my blog, only because that's not my writing style. I write very... closed off. But I thought, I write to tell my story, and to share my thoughts, so I might as well be myself, and show the good the bad and the ugly.
One thing I've been really struggling with lately is the fact that I'm the classic case of a broke college girl. I come from a single income household, and a very small income at that. I have recently started to make my own money, but just enough to cover living expenses (such as gas for my car, gluten free food for my allergy, etc.) Not to mention the fact that I'm planning to move about 1,000 miles away from home. With all this stress comes the realization that I am unprepared. I'm financially, emotionally, physically and psychologically unprepared to make this move. It's risky, but that's why I need to do it.
I want to push myself and drive myself to be better than I am. I'm lucky enough to have the most amazing mother on the planet. Raising me was hard on her, but she never quit. She never let me took our struggles out on me, and she never made me feel like she regretted having me. It was tough getting me here. I want to repay her for everything she's done for me....I want to be able to show her a life without having to struggle, live pay check to paycheck, and a life without burden. I also want to give my children a stable house, a stable upbringing. I want to be able to know I can take care of them, god forbid, anything ever happened to me, my husband, or our marriage. For me, this is only attainable through hard work and dedication, I just wish it was.... more clear. I'm at this point where I know what I want to do, what I want to turn into my career- but I'm struggling to make it a reality. I know that one day, this struggle will pay off though.
I guess I'm just struggling to find my path, which is okay. It's okay to not see everything clearly. Steve Harvey said:
"There are many letters between A and Z. It's not important that you get directly from A straight to Z. However, it IS important that you start."
The sun was shining, there was a cool breeze in the air. Today felt like spring. I couldn't help but be excited. Colorado hasn't gotten much snow this winter, but enough to get me waiting for spring- and it finally happened. We've reached a point of no return- it's officially warm outside.
In the spring time, I like to spice up my color pallet. It's a time to start fresh and rejuvenate my wardrobe. I know what some of you lovely people have a hard time starting anew- so don't be afraid to take old pieces, and fall in love with them again!
We played tourist around our town today, and had so much fun! We got some FroYo and walked through the shops downtown. Our town has a wonderful outdoor atmosphere and it was fantastic to see people out and about today. We decided to have a little bit of fun ( and play with easter bunny ears):
All and all, today was a good day:
So, I filmed a #DearMe video, and uploaded it to YouTube. If you didn't hear about the #DearMe movement, yesterday was International Women's Day. #DearMe was started to help women use their voice for change. The object was to write a letter to your younger self, and tell her anything you wanted. I chose to write to 15 year old me, and I told myself that it was okay to feel sad, and hurt and angry. I told myself that it's okay to not know where your going, and to not know the purpose for your life. I told myself that it's okay to be mad at God, he can handle it- AND He loves me anyway. I told myself that eventually, you learn to not be so stubborn, and listen to the people who only want the best for me. I told myself that I need to love myself more, I need to appreciate life more, and I need to be zealous again. If you want to see my full video, check it out right here:
Can you believe I haven't blogged since JANUARY!!!! Holy moly!! I have been so busy traveling, and working, and with classes and just, life. You understand don't you?
It feels so good to sit and blog, because I haven't really had time to put my thoughts down on paper. There's so much I want to tell you guys, but you'll have to wait and see!! If you would have told me a year ago that I would be where I am today, I would have told you you're nuts! But, here I am and I'm so excited to share these journey with you guys.
Tomorrow there will be another #FatGirlDiaries on my youtube channel, and it's a pretty 'heavy' one, not gonna lie. (Did you see that pun there?) But I hope you guys enjoy it, and I hope it helps even one person. That would make it all worth it.
I've had a bad diet week. My stepdad is out of town, so my mom and I went crazy on the sweets while he's gone. Since he's diabetic, we try to stick to his diet with him, so when we got the chance, we blew the diet, and ate to our heart's content. Now I'm paying for it! I've felt so miserable, and so has my mom, too! We both way over did it. Now we're trying to get back on track. Let's keep our fingers crossed!
Well, I'm gonna go get some shut eye, I'll be back tomorrow though! Look for my #FatGirlDiaries!!!