Thursday, April 30, 2015

April Goal Re-cap goals were a joke this month.
Fail. Fail. Fail. and oh yeah, Fail.
Bahahaha. Let's recap, shall we?

mental health// Begin the journey of medication for my anxiety/depression.
Well, this I did. I've been on medication for about 2 weeks now. It's technically too early to say whether they work or not, but they're seeming to. I've felt better, had more energy/motivation, and felt less anxious.

physical health & weight// Log all my meals on MyFitnessPal and be under my goal for 4/7 days a week

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I think I logged one day.

relationships// TBA

Oh yeah, I did this too! I bought Meghan her favorite Brantley Gilbert shirt for her birthday. She bought it when she visited me and took me to his concert, but lost it at the arena. So I replaced it. :) I was pretty proud of myself for this one.

faith// No Complaining


money// Get caught back up after our trip

Hey! I did this too. Go me. 

project pinterest// spring bulletin boards in my classroom

Yes ma'am (or sir)

savings goal// $119

No. Because catching up after our trip took quite a bit, plus I had to pay the first round of Daniel's tuition. Hopefully we can get back on track at some point, because we're definitely behind (had to pull some out for the trip) but we'll see. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Live Original pt. III

Sorry, I'm posting on a Monday again.
But I've been having a great time in Nashville, so please forgive me.

Also, please forgive any weird formatting.
I'm posting this from my phone and will fix it later.

Chapter 5 - You Can Only Fix You

1. Why do you think taking personal responsibility and fixing yourself is important?
I think it's important to take personal responsibility because you can't change somebody else. You can't MAKE someone change. But you can make yourself change. Then others may see that and follow suit.

2. What's the biggest thing you think you need to fix about yourself right now? How can you start?
I think I need to fix the negative self talk. I've heard people say we shouldn't say mean things to ourselves because that gives other people the excuse to say mean things about us. To me, that makes a lot of sense. I need to focus on what I'm thinking about myself and turn it more positive.

3. Is there someone in your life who is causing you trouble? Instead of blaming that person, how can you respond to the situation in a way that will help you grow?
I really can't pick a certain person causing me trouble right now. Life's been pretty good.

4. Do you need to work on yourself by changing your group of friends? Who are some people who could influence you in positive ways and how can you develop relationships with them?
I really don't think I need to change my group of friends. I have a couple groups of friends but they're all pretty good people. I could get closer with my church friends. They'd be positive influences.

Chapter 6 - Let Your Smile Change the World

1. How can you change the world in some little way, starting today?
By sharing the gospel! It changed my life. It could change someone else's.

2. Will you commit to reading and posting only positive, encouraging messages on social media? What changes will you need to make to keep this commitment?
I try to do this anyway. If anything, my problem is with reading them, not really posting. My posting has changed a lot since becoming friends with my parents, grandparents, and Daniel's grandparents. But I probably should commit to not reading them.

3. Who inspires you to change the world, like my papaw Howard inspires me? How can you take the lessons you have learned from that person and make a difference?
There's a group I used to be very involved in called To Write Love on Her Arms. It is a group that tries to spread awareness and hope for those struggling with depression, addiction, self injury, and suicide. It's close to my heart and the founder Jamie Tworkowski inspires me to do something about these issues. 

4. If you could change the world in one big way, what would you do? When can you start?
I would make it so that every person has had the opportunity to hear the gospel. I just need to start with one person.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Project Pinterest #4

This month I did a simpler project.
All I did was focus on my bulletin board decorations and decided to decorate my door at school.

I used pictures from all the countries my kids and their families are from (There's a lot!).
The kids love it. :)

I'm not sure what I'll do next month...

Monday, April 20, 2015

Live Original pt. II

Welcome to Part II of my "Live Original Challenge".
This week we'll be covering Chapters 3 & 4.

Also, sorry I'm late. Work was crazy hectic this weekend. Long story.

Chapter 3 - "Never Give Up"

1. What's the hardest thing you have ever done or the hardest day you have ever lived? How did you get through it?
One of the hardest things I've ever had to do was come to grips with the fact that what I was doing to myself (cutting) was not healthy and I needed to get help. I remember the exact moment I realized this for the first time. I absolutely lost it, broke down crying, and told my mom everything.

This happened before my faith in God really came around, so I have to credit getting through this to my mother. Granted, looking back, I know God played a role. But back then I saw it just as my mom. She listened. And instead of judging, she was clearly just sorry that I was going through it and she didn't notice. She got me the help that we thought that I needed.

2. Is there someone in your life whom you shouldn't give up on? How can you continue to love that person?
Without going into too much detail, I'm going to have to say my sister-in-law. She's been through so much, especially lately, but she doesn't tend to see what she's doing wrong until it's too late. I've been tempted to give up many, many times because our relationship isn't what I think it should be. But I know I shouldn't give up. I can continue loving her by continuing to open up as I have been, tell her what I think even if I get shut down, and pray for her.

3. What small steps have you started taking toward your passion or your dream? Are you determined to keep going and not give up, no matter what?
I've been learning a lot more about different countries and their cultures. Just by knowing these things, I can relate to my students more. Plus, if I ever do get to travel the world, this will really help. Yes, I'm determined to keep going.

4. Why do you think it's important to never give up?
You never know what you can truly have if you don't have the guts to go for it. If you give up, you may miss an opportunity.


Chapter 4 - "Confidence Is Key"

1. What would you do differently in your life if you had as much confidence as you would like?
If I had as much confidence as I'd like, I'd love to be a public speaker of some sort, sharing my story and experiences with mental illness and self-harm. I really do believe that it has the power to help others. I've spoken to a few friends about it and it's helped them to realize they need help as well. So I'd love to be able to do that on a bigger scale.

2. What kinds of situations can cause you to lose your confidence? What Bible verses can you use to strengthen yourself when these things happen?
When my ideas get shot down or something comes up that's better than my ideas, I lose my confidence. When my students don't listen to what I'm trying to tell them, etc.

Plus, I have a very bad habit of continually comparing myself to others. So really, whenever I see a beautiful person, my confidence is shot.

3. What are your best qualities? Knowing your strengths and good qualities helps you grow in confidence.
I have to say I do love most of my personality. Yes, there's a few things I'm working on changing. But I like that I am opinionated. It keeps the ball rolling.

4. What is one dream or goal you would like to achieve, and how will confidence help you get there?
Again, my goal is to travel the world, teaching. Confidence will help me to be able to approach people from different countries, even if I'm not completely sure how they'll react. It will also help me be able to share my story with other people.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Book Challenge

You know I love all things having to do with books.
So when I saw that Semi-Charmed Kind of Life is doing a Summer Book Challenge, I decided to jump on it!
I full out FAILED her Winter Book Challenge, so I'm hoping to plan ahead with this one.
Wish me luck!
Some of these may change, but here's what I'm thinking:

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the general rules.
TBD - I'll wait to see what looks good.

10 points: Read a book you have never heard of before. (Just go to a shelf and pick a book based on the cover, the title, whatever you want!)
TBD - It doesn't really count as "never heard of" if I pick it now, does it?

10 points: Read a book that has been on your TBR list for at least two years. (If you've had a Goodreads account for 2+ years, this will be easy to figure out. If you don’t, do your best to pick a book you’re pretty sure you’ve been wanting to read for years.)
The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards

10 points: Read a book that won a Goodreads “Best Book” award in 2014.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

15 points: Read a book by an author who is completely new to you.
Throwaway by Heather Huffman

15 points: 
Read a book by an author you have read before. (No re-reads for this one.)
TBD Nicholas Sparks book

15 points: Read a book with "light" or "dark" in the title. (Or "lightness" or "darkness.")

20 points: Read a book with the name of a city, state or country in the title.
The Princesses of Iowa by Molly Backes

20 points: Read a book with an animal on the cover.
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

25 points: Read a book that is part of a series with at least four books.
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

25 points: Read a book that is longer than 500 pages long. — Submitted by winter finisher Kristen from See You in a Porridge.
A Time To Kill by John Grisham

30 points: Read a book with an alliterative title. (All words in the title must begin with the same letter; no exceptions for articles or prepositions. Examples: Gone Girl or Nicholas Nickleby. Yes, this is tough, which is why it's worth the most points!)
Educating Esme by Esme Codell

Wish me luck!

Monday, April 13, 2015

My Favorite YouTubers

The other day I was clearing out my e-mail inbox when I realized my "Social" tab was over-run with e-mails about YouTube videos that I have yet to watch. 

So I watched them.
It took 3 hours.

That's when I realized I should share my love for YouTubers.
Because these people are funny as heck.

So, I present to you -- My 10 Favorite YouTubers.
(In no particular order, because I love them all for a variety of reasons.)

You can click on their names to be taken to their channels.

I said no particular order, but if I was forced to choose my favorite YouTuber, Jenna would be it. Jenna is HILARIOUS. She's got a mouth of a sailor though, which is okay because so do I. She makes some videos that are solely to entertain us with their ridiculousness and their satire. But she also makes some videos that are a little more serious. I've seen every one of her videos, multiple times. She's great. She puts out new videos every Wednesday.

2. Robby Motz on Equals Three
My love for this originally started with Equals Three when it was run by Ray William Johnson. But, Ray left to focus on other things and stayed on as a producer after hiring Robby. Equals Three is a show that comes on a couple times a week, where Robby reviews viral internet videos and makes ridiculous jokes about them. The great part about this is if I watch Equals Three and see a funny video on there, he links to the original video so you can go watch the whole thing and have yourself a laugh. 

Kingsley is a YouTuber that I fell in love with when he was on his own, making videos of himself just ranting about things. He's more recently gotten his own "show" on Clevver TV's channel, called Drama King. He rants about pop culture, then plays a related game with his guest stars, which range from other YouTubers to actors, etc. It's an interesting way to learn about what's going on in the celebrity world.

Hannah Hart is the hilariously down-to-earth host of My Drunk Kitchen. I originally went to watch MDK to see what all the hype is about but oh my goodness, it's fantastic. Hannah is the PUNNIEST person I've ever seen. She is constantly making awfully corny jokes, puns galore. But she also has a serious side...

5. Mamrie Hart
Mamrie is a YouTuber where I love some of her videos but can't even bring myself to watch some of her other ones. Actually, I like her most when she's featured on Hannah Hart's or Grace Helbig's channels. She has a great sense of humor and loves to laugh at herself. She also likes to drink, so she posts a bunch of drink recipes, if you're into that.

6. Grace Helbig
I love, love, LOVE Grace. She is all of your most embarrassing moments, wrapped up into one very awkward woman. She loves putting herself out there and being totally awkward, so that others don't feel so bad about being awkward themselves. She actually just got her own show on the E! Network because so many people loved her YouTube. Check her out!

7. Hartbeat
Hartbeat is such a genuine individual. I haven't seen many of her videos yet, but I've loved the ones that I have. She is funny and loves being creative. Like I said, I haven't seen a lot yet, so I can't say much more, but you should check her out.

8. IISuperwomanII
Another lovely YouTuber who rants about whatever is on her mind. She's also really funny (do you see a theme here?) She loves to laugh, especially at herself. Her Grammy recap was perfection. She makes jokes about her Indian parents (respectfully, but also stereotypically) and about life in general. She's another one that I've more recently picked up.

9. Alonzo Lerone
This guy makes me extremely happy. He has a running segment "Dumbest Tweets of..." where he goes online and makes fun of everyone with stupid spelling/grammar mistakes on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter. His reactions are everything that I ever think when I see these online as well.

10. React
Last, but not least, the React channel. Now, with React, I pick and choose which videos to watch. They have different segments - Kids React, Teens React, and Elders React. It's exactly what it sounds like...they pick something and have these different age groups react to them. For example, a wonderful one is Elders React to Grand Theft Auto V. It shows adorable old people trying to play GTA and telling what they think. There's also a lot of Kids React based on things that kids don't use anymore, like typewriters, old game consoles, etc. Some of them are really great. Others I don't bother with. It depends what you're into.

Bonus: Bart Baker
Bart makes hilarious parody music videos. Not only does he change the words to make the songs hilarious, but he also completely redoes their music videos. Some of his parodies are better than the original songs! (Though of course some aren't too great. It happens.)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Introducing the "Live Original Challenge"

I'm not sure if I mentioned it (because honestly, as a stand alone fact, it's probably not all that important) but for Valentine's Day my hubby got me a book.
A book?
Yeah, one of my favorite things in the entire world (aside from him).

Now, this book that he got me was Sadie Robertson (of Duck Dynasty)'s book titled Live Original.

(From Goodreads):
Seventeen-year-old Sadie Robertson star of A&E's Duck Dynasty and daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson;shares her outlook on life as she opens up about herself and the values that make her family what it is.

Sadie Robertson represents everything that a well-adjusted teenager should be, even while growing up in the spotlight on Duck Dynasty. She exhibits poise, respect for her family and friends, and a faith that influences her choices. Everyone wants to know how a family as eclectic as the Robertsons are raising such confident, fun, family-loving kids. With this book, Sadie sheds light on the values instilled by her family that make her the person she is. 

Sadie lives by a simple list of principles that lead her to personal and spiritual growth and allow the relationships she has with her friends and family to flourish. These values include think happy, be happy; dream big; shake the hate; do something; and many more.

Living as a culturally relevant teen who loves God and her family, Sadie has become a role model for other teens and for parents who are eager to instill the same characteristics in their children.

At the end of each chapter, Sadie lists a few discussion questions that she called the "Live Original Challenge". 

My good friend, fellow blogger, and fantastic book lover, the newly re-branded Meghan Anna and I have decided to take Sadie up on her challenge. 
Both of us have discussed how we want our faith to grow and how we want to show God more in our lives (and how we want a book club), so we are ready to put it to the test.

For the next seven Sundays, we will be tackling the questions two chapters at a time. Feel free to join along with us, or comment with your thoughts on each question.

Chapter One - "Think Happy, Be Happy"

1. In your own words, why is this true: "If you think happy thoughts, you can live a happy life"?
I truly believe that a lot of what happens to us - what makes us happy and what makes us sad, is about how we react to it and how we think about it. Even if something terrible happens, if you find a way to put a silver lining on that cloud, you can still find a way to be happy about the situation. I think it's really all about trusting that God has a plan for you and that you can choose to be happy.

2. What thoughts are you thinking today that will lead you to the future you want tomorrow?
It seems backward, but I just keep thinking of all the things I can improve. I'm not focusing on what I'm really good at, but the things that I can't seem to figure out. But because of this focus, I know what I need to work on. I know that if I better these certain things, my future will turn out even greater. A lot of it right now is in relation to my job.

3. What one thought can you change today in order to make yourself just a little more happy?
One thought that I cling to when I start to feel unhappy is Psalm 139:14 - I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. A friend told me this a few years ago when I was going through a really rough time. It was a reminder that I was made by God and God doesn't make mistakes. If I (or someone else) thinks something is wrong with me and the way I was made, well, I/they are wrong. 

4. Take a moment to think about the thoughts you've had today. Do those thoughts make you happy and lead you in a good direction?
Overall, I'd say a lot of my thoughts are not necessarily going to be leading me in a good direction. That's part of the reason I'm taking part in this challenge. 

Chapter Two - "Dream Big"

1. What's the biggest dream for yourself you can think of?
My dream is to travel the world and teach children everywhere. I want to teach them to read, to write, to speak English. I also want to teach them the Good News and the Gospel of my Lord. Above all of this, I want them to teach me. I want to know what it's like to live in a place that's different from where I grew up. I want to speak multiple language. I want to be immersed in many different cultures. 

2. What small step can you take towards your dream today?
Uh, well...I can get to know the cultures of my students a little more. I'm at a unique school where almost every student is either from another country or has parents from another country. There's a lot of different cultures at my school. Some of the countries represented (that I can name off the top of my head) are South Sudan, Kenya, Ghana, Togo, Mexico, Ecuador, El Salvador, Laos, Vietnam, Burma, Eritrea... There's just so many. I could get to know my students even more. And I could start practicing my Spanish.

3. Think about whether your dream is according to God's will. If it is, write out a commitment today to never give up on your dream.
I do believe that my dream is according to God's will. God asks us to go out and make disciples of all nations and that's truly what I want to do. In addition to this, while reading this chapter and answering the first couple questions, I've been filled with the overwhelming feeling that I am also called to adopt a child. Daniel and I even talked at length about this after I read. Both of us feel like maybe this is something we do. So, we still want our own biological child(ren) but we are going to start looking into possibly adopting as well. :)

Either way, I'm not going to give up on my dreams.

4. Take a minute to pray to God and give Him your dream and wait on Him to make it come true.
Lord, I want to do right in your eyes. I want to be able to travel the world and help make disciples. I want to share your word, while showing young children your love through the way I teach even basic subjects. I know you have a plan for me, so allow me patience as I wait for that plan to come into my life. Allow me to never give up on this dream and keep pursuing it, as I continue to pursue you and your kingdom. Amen.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Top 10 Things I Don't Miss About High School

1. Getting up early - I do not at all miss having to get up early for school. Maybe part of that reason is because I get up around the same time 6 or 7 days of the week now to work. But honestly, if school could just start a little bit later in the day, I'd be fine. I'd go later in the afternoon if I could show up later in the morning.

2. Drama - I say I don't miss this about high school, but I've come to find out that it happens in adult life too. Which is a shame, really. It's always a matter of "I don't like your boyfriend so I'm going to say mean things about you." or "You bought the same shirt as me at the mall, so I don't like you anymore." REALLY?! Seriously though, drama is over-rated. And the people who say "I don't like drama." are 9 times out of 10 the ones who start the drama. Just don't. You make yourself look ridiculous. Social media just makes things worse, but that's a whole new argument.

3. Rumors & Names - Same as above. Holy moly. When I was in high school (and middle school even) I was called every name in the book. People spread rumors about me all the time. These things completely destroyed what little confidence I had and it took a long time to build it up. Now, I'm not saying I'm perfect. I was involved in my fair share of drama and rumor spreading, but looking back it's just awful and not something I missed.

4. Having to sneak around - It can't be just me that did that. Telling my parents I was going to the movies and walking around the town square instead. Telling my parents that I was hanging out with my best (girl) friend and going over to my boyfriend's instead. I wasn't the kid who snuck out of my house (though I snuck out of other people's) all the time but I did do some lying and sneaking, especially once I had a car and things were easier.

5. Living with Mom & Dad - I know this was featured in my Top 10 Things I Miss About High School post, but there's plenty of reasons why I DON'T miss it as well. Now that I don't live at home, I have nobody that I have to be accountable for (aside from my husband, but it's different). I don't have to tell my mom exactly where I'm going and who I'll be with. I don't have to be lectured about how much time I spend watching tv in my room. I don't have to eat whatever she cooks. I can do my own thing and live my own life.

6. Taking classes I didn't care about - I never have to take another history or science class in my life and I am THRILLED! I didn't care about those subjects. If it were up to me, I'd just take another reading class or an elective like Childhood Development. But no, I had to take Biology, Chemistry, Physics (I dropped that bad boy though), World Cultures, US History, US Government, yadda yadda yadda and I DID NOT CARE. Once I got to college, I got to take the classes I wanted. I loaded up on psychology classes and reading classes (for my education degree) and it was fantastic.

7. Pressure to get good grades - I was able to (relatively) easily get As all through school. In elementary and middle school, it was absolutely no effort. But then that turned into the "We know you can get As so there's no excuse for you not to" and I was pressured by my family (not in an unhealthy way) to get good grades. Once I got to college, it was more of an excited "You did so well. I'm so proud of you." when I got As. And when I got a D- in Chemistry (had a solid F the entire semester until I took the final and passed with a 50.25%) it wasn't the end of the world. It was a "Well, good thing your'e not a science major." They knew college was harder for me (and much harder because I never learned how to study since I never needed to before) so there was much less pressure.

8. Not having money - Let's face it, even if I don't have a ton of it, it's nice to occasionally have money to do things with.

9. Having to ride the bus, and later driving my brothers around. - I rode the bus until my junior year of high school. This meant spending more time with people I didn't necessarily care about, annoying younger kids (including my brothers), and people who don't shower enough. Once I got my car and license, it meant driving my brothers to the middle school before I drove myself over to the high school. Now, I just drive myself where I need to go, blasting my crappy music all the way.

10. Seeing someone who wronged you, every day. - Now, if anything goes wrong with me and another person to the point where I literally can't stand to be around them, I don't have to. In high school if that happened, you still had to see that person the next day in the hallway. And if they were in your class? Life was basically over. Now, I don't have to actually see the people who are in my nightmares.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April Bookshelf part 1

Only two books this time because one of them was so long and time consuming.

Big Little Lies
by Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies is written through the viewpoints of three women - Madeline, Celeste, and Jane.

Madeline is a woman who is strong, confident, and passionate. Her ex-husband is remarried to a woman with a very different outlook on life and it seems like their daughter wants to be around her step-mother more than Madeline herself.

Celeste is a beautiful woman with a terrible secret. Her husband travels the world and brings her back really expensive gifts. With twin boys in Kindergarten, the couple is set to be the leaders of the school. But is it worth everything they have to deal with at home?

Jane is a young, single mom who doesn't think she belongs with the rest of these women. She's new to town and is harboring an intense secret of her own.

Madeline and Celeste take Jane into their family of friends and try to teach her the way of the world. They learn her secret and try to help her solve the scandal that is going around the school involving her son.

Big Little Lies is written by an Australian author whose books I've never read before. But after reading this one, I definitely am going to look into her other books because she is fantastic! The book is really long, but I wanted to keep reading and didn't feel burdened to finish.

4.5/5 stars


She Said Yes
by Misty Bernall
She Said Yes is a story about Cassie Bernall, a young girl who was killed during the Columbine shooting of 1999. Rumor has it (though I believe it's been disproved by now) that she was shot because Eric and Dylan (the gunmen) asked her if she believed in God and her answer was "yes".

Cassie's mom writes this story of her daughter, discussing what her high school life was like leading up to her senior year at Columbine, when her life was taken away from her. She describes the way that Cassie had her own demons to deal with - thoughts of suicide and murder, self mutilation, rebellion. Until one weekend she went to a church retreat where she was reborn into the Cassie everyone knew that day in April 1999.

Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of this book. To me it's just a biography about a teenage girl. The shooting is hardly even mentioned at all past the first chapter. Plus, as I said, they've come out and said that the "Do you believe in God" conversation did not actually take place as described by the people in this book.

Part of me just expected more out of this story (the first time I read it...this is the second) but that's also because I grew up in Littleton and know a lot more of the background information of Columbine that most people reading this story do not know.

My 7th/8th graders are seeming to enjoy it, so that's what really counts.
3/5 stars

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Lent Recap

Hello, fellow bloggers.
I hope everyone (who cares about it) had a wonderful Easter weekend.
I know that I had a good time visiting family.

One thing that I wanted to be sure to write about is the experience I had over the Lenten season.

In case you forgot, I gave up all forms of social media for Lent. 
This included Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.
I deleted all 4 of these apps (plus the Messenger app) from my phone and decided that instead of wasting all of my time on these, I would be putting more time towards my relationship with Jesus.
You can read more about my decision here

Here's how it went --

Not well.

Well, I shouldn't totally say that because I did accomplish staying off of social media for the entire length of time.
However, I wouldn't say that I did any extra praying, reading, etc. which is kind of the point of Lent.

I also found that I was still wasting time on my phone. I was just checking my e-mail a LOT.

So, overall, I didn't accomplish the point of what I was trying to do, but I did stay off of social media.
Now I'm back on about half of them.
You can find me on Facebook and on Twitter.
As of yet, I have not re-downloaded Instagram and Snapchat, though I am considering getting Instagram back.
However, I will say I'm not spending quite as much time on them as I was before, so I guess that's a good thing.

If you did anything for Lent, how'd it go for you?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Blogger Men Tell All #3

We are going to try a new method of asking Daniel things.
This time, I'm going to randomly ask him the questions, without him knowing it's going in the blog.
Maybe I'll get answers. ;)

Do you like to cook? If yes, what’s your favorite thing to make?
Well duh. My favorite? Stir fry or Mexican food. I really like to make Asian food, but Mexican food is really good too. And I like making pasta.

(Side note: My method is working already! Also, he is an excellent cook. Yay for marrying him!)

What is the last movie you saw in a theater?
I don't know what was it? 
I don't know...

Can you name five makeup brands?
Loreal, Maybelline, Pantene 
That's shampoo...
Oh, is it? Okay uh... Sephora, Ed Hardy 
Ed Hardy? Really?
They make their own. I'm using this to my advantage. Wow, no. I can't. 

What are your biggest pet peeves?
Being interrupted is pretty much all I can think of. 

(I'll vouch for that too...I interrupt quite a bit. :/ and he doesn't enjoy it very much lol)

What are your biggest goals in life right now?
Money, child, school. 
Like, have/make money, have a child, and go to/finish school?

(Eeek! I'm so happy about his goals. I was actually wondering this myself. Good news is, we're trying, we're trying, and he's enrolled for the summer!)

So, he figured out my methods on like the second question. Because apparently I wouldn't just randomly ask him otherwise. lol
But overall, not too bad on the answers this time.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Goals, No Joke!

So, I'm done with blogging.
I just can't handle it anymore.

April Fools!

Haha lame, I know.
But I had to put something here before I told you all about my goals for the month!
(These are real goals by the way, joke's over.)

mental health// Begin the journey of medication for my anxiety/depression.
I am seeing someone on the 15th to talk about getting medication. 
My anxiety has gotten slightly better, but it's uncovered a lot of depression.
So, I'm going back on meds. But hopefully this time I can be a little more responsible with it.

physical health & weight// Log all my meals on MyFitnessPal and be under my goal for 4/7 days a week

Maybe this will be a little easier. 
Stick to 4 days a week, instead of expecting to be under my goal every day.
Because let's be honest...some days that's just not going to happen.

relationships// TBA

I have a goal. But, thanks to some of my real life friends that I know read my blog, I cannot say on here. Yet. All I can say is it's already in the works, so if it's not completed by the end of the month, we have a problem.

faith// No Complaining

Okay, I couldn't find a way to narrow down my wording on this one, so that's just how I'm going to word it. Meghan and I's "No" month this month is no complaining. Which, let's be honest, I'm going to fail. BUT here's the idea behind it. Obviously, some amount of complaining is healthy, so we will have each other to be sounding boards. However, complaining like "I don't want to get up this early" is just annoying and I want to be able to see the good and the God in these situations. For example: "I don't want to get up this early" could easily be turned into "Thank you God for allowing me to live another day. And wow! Look how much extra time I have to get ready!" Get it? Yes? Well, that's the idea here. 

money// Get caught back up after our trip

This month is going to be super tight because of our trip at the end. After that I want to be able to get caught back up on everything. It'll be pretty hard. But I want to do my best. Just try to get it to work. I can't even think of another one. Haha.

project pinterest// spring bulletin boards in my classroom

I won't use bulletin boards as my Project Pinterest every month, because that's just cheating. But I hardly ever change my bulletin boards (oops) so I want to make cute Spring-y ones. That's going to count.

savings goal// $119
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