How I’m Focusing On Positive Change

Hi there ❤ I hope you're having a beautiful day! I truly feel like I have turned to a new chapter in the story that is my life, which is why I'm here to write this post today. I'd like to share with you some of the ways I'm focusing on embracing and encouraging positive… Continue reading How I’m Focusing On Positive Change

How I’m Overcoming Social Anxiety Through Comedy

"Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." - Peter Ustinov One day last week, I made a cashier laugh.I had made an offhanded observation about something she was bagging for me, and in the next moment, she was laughing. That hadn't been my intention; I was just commenting on the situation, which is… Continue reading How I’m Overcoming Social Anxiety Through Comedy

Why I Stopped Wearing Makeup For A Year + What It Taught Me

"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." - Sophia Loren I have suffered from lingering allergies and sensitivities my entire life. Every day, I am in some way affected by how my body responds to my environment. Whether it's triggered by something I ate, something… Continue reading Why I Stopped Wearing Makeup For A Year + What It Taught Me

She Calls Me ‘Kiss’

She Calls Me 'Kiss' When I look at Elizabeth, What I hope to see Is the sweet child that hides behind The eyes that gaze at me. When I look at Elizabeth, What I would love to see Is the girl who's chosen a nickname Which means so much to me. Elizabeth is slowly learning… Continue reading She Calls Me ‘Kiss’

Life With Baby Siblings | Thoughts + Confessions

Hello! I hope you're having a beautiful day 😊💜 Earlier this week, my mom and I were discussing the fact that I never thought I'd have baby siblings at the age I am now. Elizabeth's (2) and Isabella's (eight months) presence in my life has completely altered where I spend my time, which has then… Continue reading Life With Baby Siblings | Thoughts + Confessions

An Ode To Overthinking

When I think, I think too much. Things and situations, trials and circumstances ... They stay on my mind for far too long. I'll take something simple that I should hope for the best in ... But I analyze it instead. I'm cynical and pessimistic; I see the worst in myself. I ruin positive situations… Continue reading An Ode To Overthinking

When He Calls Me (I Will Go)

Hi there! I hope you're having a fantastic day! 💚✨ One of the things that has been on my mind a lot lately, as you might know, is Guatemala. It's funny, because there have been ups and downs in how much I think about it. Its significance in my life has changed more than once,… Continue reading When He Calls Me (I Will Go)

Whose Language I’m Learning

Hi there! I hope you're having a beautiful Sunday. ❤ It has been quite a while since I wrote a post on my language-learning journey, which means that this is the first time in a long time that the 'Spanish' category on my blog has been added to, haha! In the year and a half… Continue reading Whose Language I’m Learning

Celebrating A Childhood of Homeschooling | My Graduation Party

Hi guys! I hope you're having a beautiful day. ❤ I had another post I was planning to write for today, but I was too excited about what my family and I did last weekend to push this post back! This past Sunday, my family threw me a graduation party! I was homeschooled my entire… Continue reading Celebrating A Childhood of Homeschooling | My Graduation Party

What I’ve Been Loving – June 2018

Hi there! I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ❤ In this post, I will be wrapping up my month of June with you! 🙂 I ended up doing so many fun and productive things these last few weeks that I honestly feel like June was enjoyed to its full potential by me and my… Continue reading What I’ve Been Loving – June 2018

Praying For The Desires Of Our Hearts

Hi there! I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ❤ The idea for this post came to me yesterday while exploring the Bible app on my phone. I came across a verse that has been both a comfort and a hindrance in my walk with the Lord over the years. The verse I’m talking about… Continue reading Praying For The Desires Of Our Hearts

Eighteen Months of Dreaming of Guatemala

Hi there! I hope you're having a beautiful day. ❤ This morning, I was thinking about what post I'd like to write and share today, and within moments, I knew in my heart that this was the one! I love adding to post series I've been keeping up with for a while, and the last… Continue reading Eighteen Months of Dreaming of Guatemala

Learning To Be A Humble Blogger

Hi there! I hope you're having a beautiful weekend. ❤ This is a post idea that's been on my mind for the past few days, and I'm thankful to be able to share it today. Recently, I have been thinking about how I've been blogging this past month or so - from the basic schedule… Continue reading Learning To Be A Humble Blogger

The Privilege I’ve Been Given

Hey there! ❤ I hope you're having a beautiful weekend 🙂 With summer having just officially arrived, I can't help but think about all of the fun possibilities this new season holds for me and my family! I'm hoping that maybe, just maybe, we'll have the chance for all of us to go on a… Continue reading The Privilege I’ve Been Given

Teach Me To Be Gentle

Teach Me To Be Gentle Teach me to be mindful of every word I say. Teach me to pause in moments of anger and simply stop to pray. Teach me to care for my siblings when they’re sad. Teach me to think first instead of getting mad. Teach me that there’s more to life than… Continue reading Teach Me To Be Gentle