Happy Thanksgiving AKA Turkey Day

Hello readers!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I hope you spent the day with your loved ones and lots of food. I know I did. This was the first Thanksgiving I’ve hosted and it turned out really well. The only dish I messed up was the yams. However, they were still tasty. Just a little more liquidy than usual! Here is my day in pictures!

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I am thankful for so many things this year. Here’s to name a few:

1.) I have an amazingly supportive and loving family. And although they live on the opposite end of the country, I still get to communicate with them.

2.) I’m thankful for my amazing boyfriend. Whom without, I’d be very lonely and not have as many adventures under my belt. He is my one and only. ❤

3.) I'm thankful for my sweet fur babies. They are always there to comfort me and/or play with me. Not to mention they're super cute.

4.) I'm thankful for my job. Times are hard as far as finding a job and I'm lucky to have one. Especially one that doesn't require me to work on holidays.

5.) I'm thankful for the roof over my head and the food in my belly.

6.) I'm thankful that I am about to graduate. I can't believe I am about be done with school!

7.) I'm thankful for you guys! I'm so happy to have all of you read my blog. I'm so new to blogging but all of your comments really mean a lot.

Thank you all for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of Turkey Day!!!! 🙂

-C

Birthday Weekend

Last weekend was my birthday! (Rejoice, Libra’s) Although I was fighting a sinus cold, I managed to be able to celebrate my day of birth with the people I love most. As we all know, gifts are not the most important part of your special day. However, I also managed to score some great gifts as well. 🙂

My day was spent with relaxation and my best (fur) friends, Tyson and Chuck. ❤

Once the love of my life got home from class, he took me to get my favorite beverage at Starbucks and we went for a lovely drive. We ended our drive at an awesome restaurant where my fantastic Brother and my sister-in-law met us for dinner.

 

 

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We shared great conversation and a pricey bottle of Rose. As we were finishing up, we look over and see Bernard Pollard of the Tennessee Titans eating dessert with his lady.

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We then went home and had delicious cake! The next day I hung my fantastic gifts from my brother and sister-in-law!

 

Thank you to all who wished me a happy birthday! I had a fabulous day!

-C

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Because Sometimes We Feel A Little Worthless

Today I want to post something that has been on my mind this week. It is human nature to have doubts about yourself; and quite often. We are all living this life to accomplish something. To be successful, or loved, or adventurous, or rich. Whatever success means to you, we are here to be successful and to feel a sense of fulfillment. This week I realized what I have been trying to find for the past twenty-two years. Accomplishment. You see, I grew up in a household full of love. I can’t complain at all. That is not what this post is about. All though I had an extremely loving family, I lacked in other areas. My family has a history of feeling self doubt. It’s not hard to lose faith in yourself. And far too often, my family members lost sight of their belief.

My brother was the first kid to go to college. I never dreamed of going to college because I simply felt I would never have the money to go, or the brains and hard work to succeed. But, the day my brother graduated changed my negative thoughts. My brother is one of my biggest inspirations. He has taught me over and over again that whatever I want to do, whatever I dream of, I can make happen. Because of my brother, I have more belief in myself than ever. He is the reason I pushed past my fears and moved across the country from my family so that I could go to college and make something of myself. Unfortunately, we will always have moments of self doubt.

This week I felt that self doubt. I’m approaching graduation and I have so many questions and doubts. Will I be able to find a job? Did I learn all I needed to in school? What if I work retail forever? Why didn’t I work hard enough in school? What am I doing? Will I ever be successful? Those are just a few questions I’ve been asking myself. In moment of clarity on my way home from work, it hit me. I will always have questions like that. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not destined for great things. We all have self doubt. That’s just a fact of life. It’s what we do to stop those negative voices in our minds that really matter.

So here’s my conclusion. If you feel like you are worthless, like you have no talent, no way to make your dreams come true, and you are thinking about giving up because you feel you’ll never be successful; stop. Push through. Read inspirational articles from Tony Robbins, or watch his videos. Let me tell you, they help. Simply realize that everyone is destined for greatness. But getting what you want does not come easy. It takes hard work, perserverance, and a little faith in yourself.

Have a fabulous Thursday!

-C