Mindful Living Challenge – Avoiding Procrastination {Week Ten}

“Waiting is just delaying your desired result.” – Kylie Francis Any time I have a project that I’ve been putting off working on for a long time, my automatic response to being reminded of it is, I’ll do that another time. My closet is a prime example of this. It will take a lot of work … More Mindful Living Challenge – Avoiding Procrastination {Week Ten}

Mindful Living Challenge – Learning From Mistakes {Week Nine}

“Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes.” – Unknown Having perfectionistic tendencies have held me back from learning a great many lessons in life. When I make a mistake, whether that’s in cooking, driving, gaming, blogging, crafting, etc., I feel very poorly about myself. Instead … More Mindful Living Challenge – Learning From Mistakes {Week Nine}

Mindful Living Challenge – Ending Comparison {Week Eight}

“Admire others’ beauty without questioning your own.” – Unknown Have you ever looked at someone else’s blog and instantly thought it looked better than yours? I do that all the time. We are so quick to compare ourselves to others. In nearly every situation we find ourselves in, there’s comparing going on. We either think … More Mindful Living Challenge – Ending Comparison {Week Eight}

Mindful Living Challenge – Utilizing The Present {Week Seven}

“We waste so many days waiting for the weekend. So many nights wanting morning. Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life.” – Joshua Glenn Clark Recently, I decided that I want to begin living in the present moment. I cannot fix the past. I cannot predict the future. And it hurts … More Mindful Living Challenge – Utilizing The Present {Week Seven}

Mindful Living Challenge – Being A Patient Driver {Week Six}

“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” – George Carlin I am one out of the millions of drivers in the metro Atlanta area. That fact alone has exposed me to a LOT of different situations on the road in my nearly … More Mindful Living Challenge – Being A Patient Driver {Week Six}

To College Or Not To College: Godly Advice From A Christian Teenager

“Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for and hope for and expect the Lord!” – Psalm 31:24 (If I had come across a post like this when I was in high school, I would have benefited from it immensely. That’s why it’s my goal on Dreaming of Guatemala to share … More To College Or Not To College: Godly Advice From A Christian Teenager

Mindful Living Challenge – Giving Genuine Feedback {Week Five}

“There is something really powerful about people who are genuine.” I absolutely love genuine people. When I share something that’s on my heart with an individual and they light up in response, there’s scarcely a better feeling in the world. When you know that someone else loves and cares about what you care about, there’s magic in … More Mindful Living Challenge – Giving Genuine Feedback {Week Five}

Mindful Living Challenge – Maintaining Good Posture {Week Four}

“Posture has such a big impact on the way people perceive you.” – Mary Helen Bowers Did you straighten your back when you read the title? (I know I did!) My dad’s been reminding me to stand up straight since I was a little girl. I’d listen for a moment, straightening my back and lifting … More Mindful Living Challenge – Maintaining Good Posture {Week Four}

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 … More How I’m Overcoming Social Anxiety Through Comedy

Mindful Living Challenge – Embracing Boredom {Week Three}

“Perhaps the world’s second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.” – Unknown For a long time, I’ve struggled with staying occupied. I remember as a kid, I’d be hanging out in my room doing an activity or playing with toys, then suddenly I’d stop and feel like there was not a … More Mindful Living Challenge – Embracing Boredom {Week Three}