Have you ever felt like there were just some things that were never socially acceptable to talk about? Typically these things are the types of things you NEED to talk about but never can. Hurts, fears, disappointments, regrets… the list goes on and on. What is it about these things that make us feel so “dirty” for talking about them? We have this distorted view of what life is supposed to be like and I believe that falling short of that ideal makes us feel like we are weird or not normal. Well, the truth is, that’s all wrong. Failing is normal whether we like to think it is or not, and good people fail all the time. People work hard and are given the short end of the stick daily, it feels. What would it take for there to be a world where it was okay to come out and say “I struggle with A, B, & C!” and for there not to be shame associated with it. Will we ever live in a world like this? Part of me sincerely hopes so, and the other part of me has little faith it will actually happen…
Here’s to hoping that there’s a better future tomorrow.



I always wondered what it would feel like to finally have a job I loved, where I felt wanted or even needed, where I enjoyed waking up in the morning and heading in to work…
I also wondered if I would ever find said “job”. What does a job like that look like? Does everyone find the same happiness in the same job? Do people that work at fast food joints and grocery stores love their jobs? Or can they? Was I just being selfish because I wanted more than that? The older I get (I know, the ripe old age of 24) the more I realize that is just not the case.  Do I look down on those people who are indeed happy asking if I want fries with that? Nope! Because I know now that people WILL & CAN be happy in a different job than I would. Everyone has a passion, some people want to serve themselves, some want to serve others, some want to be served. In the end, everyone falls into some type of category.
The more time I spend at work the more I am awakened to the realization that this is my happy job… for now, this is it. Will it be something else someday? Maybe! I don’t know. All I know now is that I LOVE my job. I love serving people and I love the relationships I get to build with each customer that walks through the door. Some leave more lasting impressions than others and some leave none at all. Either way, I love making people happy.
What is it about helping others that just brings a smile to our faces and warmth to out hearts?
I guess I’ll leave you with this…
I challenge you to start being aware of the type of impressions you’re leaving on the people around you. What would your bank teller, gas station attendant, and coworker say about you if asked? Let’s challenge ourselves to make sure it’s something positive and worth while!


Christmas is right around the corner…

There is one thing that comes to mind when I think of the Holiday’s and in particular Christmas. JOY. And with Joy, gifts and gift giving. This year I decided I am going to hand make all of my gifts. No more spending money on mindless gifts that essentially have no meaning, more time spent investing myself into the gift of giving and doing some self evaluation of myself in the process. If we think back on all these Christmas’ that have gone by, what gifts meant the most? The ones worth the most amount of money? NO, the ones that had the most thought and seemed as though they were MADE  for us as an individual!

Have you spent that much time on Pinterest lately? I totally have! haha Probably too much time. But, I am actually really enjoying seeing all of the home made ornaments as well as all of the cool things you can make with MASON JARS! Who doesn’t LOVE  Mason Jars? There are so many things you can make out of stuff like wood, light bulbs, bottle caps, newspaper,  and pretty much anything that you can think of!

I have linked a few of the SUPER CUTE ones that I am totally going to try this year. I will make sure to post a DIY of them when I do! In the meantime, check out the links to the ones below!

Snowmen/Penguin Ornaments

Wood Slice Ornaments

50 DIY Ornaments

DIY Sea Shell Ornaments

What types of ornaments or gifts have you received that stick out in your mind? Sound off below in the comments!