The Power of Your Story

Sometimes I see someone walking down the street and I want to go up to them, shake them, ask them who they are and what their story is. I have a love and passion to hear peoples stories, because our stories matter. Our words matter. Your story doesn't have to have a happy-ever-after, it doesn't have to have a big twist or sad just has to be authentic and yours in order for it to matter.

I want to get to the bones of who you are. I want to know your big scary dreams. I want to know what makes you angry and what lights you up like nothing else. I want to know how you feel this very moment. Sometimes the best thing we can do is ask someone how they are feeling...and when you ask it don't jump in and say something about yourself, but really listen to them. Tell them you hear them and tell them you love them...then tell them to share their story because someone somewhere needs to hear it. You have the power to change someones life or maybe the power to change the whole world, by simply using your words and sharing.

So whats my story? 

I'm a 24 year old girl who loves to drown out the world with Taylor Swift.
I'm the girl who feels like good is never good enough.
I'm the girl who wishes to change the world, even in a small way.
I'm the girl who cries...over everything.
I'm the girl who scribbles song lyrics and quotes down in a journal on a daily basis.
I'm the girl that needs alone time or I'll be moody.
I'm the girl that needs to write it all out, but I am also the girl that is too afraid to share it out loud.
I'm the girl with her headphones on singing "You take my hand and drag me head first fearless" under my breath while I'm walking down the road.
I'm the girl that has anxiety about everything.
I'm the girl smiling and trying to cheer everyone up, even if the day has been long and terrible.
I'm the girl ready to share more 'real' life and use the power of my words to make a difference.

Spring Bucket List

Spring is finally here. Not has the actual first day of spring come and gone, but the weather actually feels like spring! Hooray! I need sunshine and vitamin D, I need longer days of sunlight and I need days that I can walk outside without layers and layers to stay warm. I was thinking about what I want to do now that the weather is nice, do you have a bucket list for spring?
I really just want to be out in the sun as much as I possibly can and I am determined to make it happen. What are your plans now that the weather is warmer?

making the best of it.

There comes a point in everyones life where you have to do something you may not want to do, that is just the way life works. If you have never done something you didn't want to do...well lucky you, but you are not the norm.

Currently I am anxious, mentally exhausted and stressed about the job I am doing, but I don't have a choice, I have exactly 11 weeks to suck it up and make the best of it.

So how do you make the best of any situation?

1// Learn something.
There is always a lesson to be learned, you just have to have an open mind. Even if the situation sucks, try to find a small lesson from it. This makes any situation worth it, we are better when we can learn something. Maybe we simply learn that we never want to do it again or maybe we learn that everyone does things differently. It doesn't need to be a big lesson, but try to take away at least one thing. It helps, trust me.

2// Laugh.
Laugh at yourself for mistakes you make, no one is perfect. Laugh at the situation or moment, because this time right here...well you never get it back, so laugh and laugh a lot.

3// Set goals.
If you are doing something you hate or something you really wish you weren't it helps to set goals. Set goals about something you want to take away from the situation or set goals to help you get out of the situation. Having a plan can help make it better.

4// Balance it with something you do love or enjoy.
Hate your job? Get a side job or a hobby that you love. This gives you something to look forward to each day! Hate running errands or hate going to you weekly family dinner with all your relatives? Make a plan to do something for yourself that week or day to motivate you to stay positive and happy.

5// Find the light. 
There is always an end, it may not be visible right now, but try and picture the light at the end of the tunnel. It is there trust me, and seeing the end can help you make it through the tough stuff.

How do you make it through the stuff you dread and hate doing?