It’s Pride Month and I’m Pansexual!

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So today is Wednesday June 5th 2019. The 5th of June has historically been associated with Pansexual Awareness Day out of the 30 days of Pride Month. I have been open about my sexuality for a very long time and my family has been amazing and loving from the start.

As today is a day to celebrate being out and proud it always has me reflecting on the people who don’t have that luxury. I am so lucky that I not only live in a country that has allowed legal marriage since 2005 but has a family that loves me regardless of my sexuality. There are so many people that have to watch from a distance while we get to celebrate.

This pride month I am making it my mission to help my local charities that support LGBTQ+ members. I want to make sure those we are still in the “closet” or who have been abandoned by their family still get the love and support they need.

I’ve always been one to think of others in times of celebration. To me, no one should be celebrating when there are people who can’t.

So I would love if members of the LGBTQ+ family, allies, whoever remembers those who aren’t celebrating this month. Please help charities that work hard to help those in need, specifically LGBTQ+ charities this month.

Let’s make sure everyone feels the love even if they can’t.

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How to Get to Sleep So You Can Wake Up Earlier

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I start school this week and there is one thing that I hate the most when it comes to this time of the year. I fucking hate waking up early. I am a night owl. Mornings are just not for me. I wish I knew why I hate mornings so much. If I could wake up before 12 it would be a miracle. That’s not to say I don’t wake up when I have to for classes or work but trust me, I am not in the best of moods.

The biggest problem I have is that I will literally skip school because I don’t want to wake up. One of my New Years Goals was to start waking up earlier. I want to be able to get up more than 10 minutes before I have to go somewhere. I really want to be one of those people that go to bed early and have half their to-do list done before it’s even the afternoon. To reach these goals I have decided to compile a bunch of tips I have found while doing my own research on how to get up earlier.

  1. Turn Off Electronics

I love watching TV before bed or checking Insta one last time. I’ve quickly realized that I don’t listen to myself though. I will try and squeeze in another episode in or lose track of time while playing Sims or on social media. I always stay up later than I want because I can’t disconnect. That is why I am trying to close the electronics an hour before I want to go to bed. I have replaced that hour with reading/writing time. There are plenty of studies that say that it’s better for you. It helps your brain calm down or something like that. I love to read but as the older I get, I find I have less time to dedicate to it. Now that I am disconnecting I have been able to read more.

2. Change Your Environment

This was an interesting topic that I read up on. I read that turning down the thermostat in your room helps you fall asleep faster and sleep better. I naturally like when my room is cooler when I sleep. After realizing this connection I started to actually change the temperature to 18 degrees Celsius before bed. I also read that spraying lavender scents help calm you down and put you to sleep. Though I don’t do this because it doesn’t super interest me, I know it could work for other people. Don’t get me wrong, I love essential oils. I’ve tried it before and for whatever reason, it just didn’t work for me.

3. Meditation

I love meditation, it makes me feel great. I especially love it for falling asleep. When my anxiety it really helps me calm down and go to bed. I started putting it into practice even when I’m happy. If you’re someone who loves meditation I would try it before bed. Now, if you fall into the “I hate meditation” or “What are you talking about?” category fair enough. I actually have an app that I love for beginners and people who aren’t totally convinced. Breathe is a guided meditation app. You simply put in how you’re feeling and it gives you their suggestions of guided meditations to help you improve how you’re feeling. I’ve been using this app for years. I’ve seen the app Calm being advertised everywhere on social media. It’s fine but you need to pay for most of the features. Breathe has an option to pay but a bulk of their meditations are free. I like free, no I love it. As a broke student, I don’t have 15$ a month to spend on an app that I’m not using multiple times a day. So I highly suggest Breathe.

4. Just Go to Bed Earlier

I know this seems crazy but it actually works. Set an alarm for when you want to go to bed or when you want to get up. Just be strict on yourself until it becomes a habit. This can be done in little steps. If you always go to bed at 2 am. Then make it a goal to close our eyes at 12 even if you don’t fall asleep right away. Look back on other tips for falling asleep aid. I have been trying really hard to slowly go to bed early. It doesn’t even have to be dramatic. Your goal can start off by being 10, 20, 30 minutes earlier than you usually go to bed. Whatever works best for you to get up earlier.

These were my 4 suggestions to help you get up earlier. It’s all about going to bed earlier too. I hope you liked these tips and I would love to know if you’ve ever tried these tips. If you’re a morning person I would love to know what your secret is.

I also filmed a YouTube video if you want to know more tips on this topic.

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My 2019 Vision Board

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I am back after a very long writing break. I just needed some time to recharge. I think I will write a post about it sometime soon but for now, we are taking 2019 in stride and talking about my goals!

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I decided to make a vision board because every successful blogger or Youtuber I’ve seen has made one. I thought I may as well make one. Not only to mooch off the success of way more talented people but also because maybe it will work? If I have to see what I want in life every day maybe it will kick my ass into gear to actually do things. We’ll see.

I also made a video of me making this vision board and explaining it if you want to see it. I also have a Youtube channel and would love if you guys checked it out. I posted every day during the month of December for Vlogmas this year.

Let’s get started on what my goals are for this year. At the end of December, I had an overwhelming feeling of need for change. I really wanted 2019 to be better than 2018. I was feeling motivated and like I had the world at my feet. I can do anything and all I need to do is set my mind to it.

  1. Going Vegan

One of my top goals for this year is to go Vegan. I have always wanted to go Vegan. I actually was a vegetarian for about 2 years and then I met my boyfriend. My boyfriend is not vegetarian so I ended up eating meat and meat products with him. I also grew up in a meat-eating family so it wasn’t much of a foreign concept. After eating not very healthy for the last few months I decided I wanted a change. I honestly believe going Vegan is better for you and so does my boyfriend so he is joining me with this goal. There are a lot of people that will disagree with me. That’s okay. I just have done research and now know that eating plant-based it just what I want to do in life. So on January 1st, it started. We have cheated a few times since starting but it’s mostly in terms of cheese haha. I knew it wouldn’t be as easy as going cold turkey but I hope by the end of 2019 we will be fully Vegan.

2. Mental Health

I had a rough time in my first year of college. I have talked about this on multiple occasions. I skip school and get sick a lot. I decided that I was not doing that anymore. I was tired of ruining my own chances in life. I decided that I was taking 2019 to heal myself. I am working on my anxiety always. I just want 2019 to be the year where I get everything under control. I am tired of feeling sick and like I can’t leave my home. I’m not saying that I will be perfect. I am sure I will still get days where I can’t leave the house. I want to make it less than last semester though. That is my goal! I also want to meditate more and do yoga. I want to be more in touch with myself and put my feelings first and needs first.

3. Weight Loss

I want to lose weight. This is one of the biggest new years resolutions of all time. I believe in my heart that 2019 is the year for me to heal myself both mentally, physically and spiritually. Eating better and focusing on my mental health are the stepping stones for weight loss I think. I am at the heaviest I’ve ever been. I actually talk about this in a blog post from a few months ago. I don’t hate how I look per se but I do feel unhealthy and would like to tone up.  So I got a gym membership (who am I kidding? I’ve been paying for it for 6 months and have never gone) and I stopped buying UberEats. Hopefully, by the end of 2019, I will be in a healthier space.

4. Travelling + Seeing My Bestie!

I didn’t get to travel much in 2018. Travelling is one of those things I love the most in the world but I don’t get to do it too often. My goal this year is to really take the leap and go on as many trips as I can. I actually bought a passport holder that I leave on my desk. I believe in putting out into the universe what you want. I want to travel so I bought a passport holder to motivate me to save and plan more trips. Travelling is also important because my best friend lives like over 8 hours away. I miss her so much and really want to make more time to see her this year. There is no excuse. There are enough days in a year to make something work.

5. “Don’t stop until you’re proud”

My quote for this year is the one above. I really want to make this blog and my YouTube channel a full-time income. I hate working for other people and really just want to be my own boss. I actually photoshopped 1000 subscribers under my YouTube channel because I hope that this year will be the year that I will finally be qualified for Ads. I keep saying that I want to prioritize my blog and YouTube as a business but there’s always something that gets away, you guessed it, it’s myself! So this year I created a what I like to call a “content creating schedule” I literally bought an agenda and started scheduling in when things need to be done. It’s keeping my accountable. I want to say it’s working so far, I mean this blog post is up isn’t it?

So those are my 5 goals or New Year’s resolutions or habits or whatever you want to call them for 2019. I thought this was the best way to jump into 2019 with new content for you guys! I will be seeing you guys every Tuesday and Thursday! I hope you liked this post. I would really love to know if you guys have any goals for 2019? Or do you not believe in making goals?

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Why Did I Do This? – Day #31

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My 30 days of blogging has come to an end. Today is my last day. I thought I would wrap this up with my reasons behind doing a 30 day of blogging. I gave a bit of an intro to my 30 days of blogging right before starting but never made a blog post about it.

I want to begin with what my mindset was a month ago. I knew I had not been posting often and I felt really bad. I was in this bit of a grunt were I wasn’t very motivated and I was feeling really discouraged. I was off my posting schedule and I was just posting content just to post. I was feeling ashamed.

Due to me moving I had taken a mini break from posting on my blog to focus on moving in and adjusting to living with someone else. After I adjusted I just wasn’t ready to go back to writing on this blog so I took more time off. By the time I told myself I need to start posting I just wasn’t into it anymore. I had no motivation to do it.

I had actually been planning to do another month of blogging back during the school year. I knew that over the summer I would have the time to dedicate to my blog. So I had all the posts for July already planned and all I had to do was do it. So I decided maybe it would be the push I need to start blogging again and it was.

I know have a deeper understanding for how hard it is to be a full-time blogger or just a blogger in general. It is not easy to give 100% of creativity at all time. I give props to any blogger who doesn’t give up and keeps blogging even when they are feeling unmotivated. I also think it’s okay to say that you can’t do it and you need a break. Blogging takes a lot out of you.

Now what? I am more motivated than ever to go back to blogging. I love it and I need reminders like these that force me to blog to remember. I feel like I’m someone that needs to think other’s are expecting something from me to stay on track. I also believe that it is way harder for bloggers with low follow counts to stay motivated. The more I blog the more people start to follow or read my posts and the more I am motivated to continue.

I am hoping to get back on my blogging schedule and work more and more on my blog and social media. I really want to push and stay motivated to grow my blog. It get’s hard when you don’t believe in yourself. I believe I am the only person that is in control of where my blog goes and I will be doing what I can to get it to where I want it to be.

So anyways this is why I decided to blog for a month. Will I ever do it again? Most likely. Do I think it’s hard? Yes. Do I think it’s worth it? For sure. Now I want to hear from you guys. Would you guys ever blog for a month just to get back your blogging juices?

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Friends In Far Places – Day #30

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A few weeks ago I went to visit one of my bestest and closest friends Lauren in my home city of Philadelphia. We have known each other since we were babies. I went to see her so that we could see a concert together. It was really an in and out trip but it was worth every second.

I vlogged the whole trip for you guys too! I just wanted to say a few words about our friendship though before sharing the vlog. Lauren has been by my side through thick and thin. She is honestly one of the most constant and never-ending people in my life. She is my favourite person ever and it doesn’t matter how far apart we are from each other. She will always be my best friend.

So here it is, our vlog where I literally don’t introduce her haha.

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Let’s Talk About Addiction – Day #25

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I was not planning on writing this post at all during July but in light of Demi Lovato’s overdose, I thought it would be important to talk about. I feel like addiction is a very hard topic and maybe even taboo.

I am not a huge fan of Demi Lovato I will state that first. After she came out with her whole Stay Strong campaign something was just off for me. I just felt like it was not completely genuine. After her documentary, Simply Complicated came out my suspicions were proven right. She said so herself that she was not ready to get sober.

So how does this relate to me? I have seen addiction first hand. I know what addiction looks like. I know how it lies and manipulates. So that is how I saw the warning signs in Demi. Now, I’m not saying am an export or a fortune teller but I had a feeling.

I think this blog post really manifested and needed to be written due to my anger. I have been so angry and just all around annoyed with how Demi’s overdose has been treated. Suddenly every artist under the sun no matter how famous has been Tweeting and Instagraming and Snapchating wherever they can get some clout have been saying “Addiction isn’t a choice!!”

Why does that annoy me? Well, us normal people aren’t allowed to say that addiction isn’t a choice. We are expected to pay for the consequences of addiction. Being labelled a bum or even facing jail time is left for people who aren’t part of the 1%.

Now, I’m not trying to be an activist or anything. I’m just slightly frustrated with the fact that being rich excuses you from your own demons. I just don’t agree with the statement “addiction isn’t a choice!!” with the sole reason that addicts know what they are addicted to. Addicts know when they are going on a bender, they know when they are giving in and that is, in fact, a choice.

Anyways, I think I will just leave this here. This is my mini-rant about everything that has been going on lately. It’s like you can’t get away from it either. I would like to know what your thoughts are. Do you know someone that has suffered from addiction? Do you feel like this situation doesn’t deserve as much attention as it’s getting? Let me know!

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A Little Life Update

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I wanted to share with you guys just a little life update. I’m not someone that thought people cared about what was happening in my life. Even if people still don’t care I still wanted to talk about it.

I am moving! I know I have mentioned it briefly these last couple of posts but I really wanted to share more about it in its own post. I am so excited. I have been wanting to move out on my own for a bit now. I am going to be 20 and in my first year of college. In my area rent is too high for me to afford it all by myself or even with my boyfriend. That’s when my Mother came in. My Mother decided to move into a bigger place that so happened to have a basement apartment.

I am so happy for my next adventure in life. I can’t wait to be able to start a new chapter in my life even if it’s only in my Mother’s basement. I am also hoping my boyfriend will be able to move in with me too. He is on the hunt for a job right now as I type. I am hoping that everything works out and I will be able to see my boyfriend every day. For those who don’t know, I am in a long distance relationship.

I also posted this awesome homeware haul on my YouTube channel if you want to see what I’ve gotten for this move. I bought a lot of kitchen stuff that I am absolutely so in love with.

 

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