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

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… Continue reading Mindful Living Challenge – Giving Genuine Feedback {Week Five}

Coffee Chat | A Change Of Heart

I'm inviting you to grab a cup of coffee and stay for a while - I'd love to have a coffee chat with you! In this post, I'll tell you about my past few weeks, and you can let me know in the comments below what life's been like for you lately. Starting a couple… Continue reading Coffee Chat | A Change Of Heart

Liebster Award {Ceremony}

Three awards in one post can definitely be considered a ceremony, because my answers got quite lengthy. Haha, I hope you enjoy reading! This post was made possible by Maysa, Ara, and Hanne - you should go check out these lovely girls' blogs if you get the chance! Liebster Award {Ceremony} The Rules Acknowledge the blog who… Continue reading Liebster Award {Ceremony}

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… Continue reading 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 is… Continue reading How I’m Overcoming Social Anxiety Through Comedy

50 Questions To Get To Know Yourself {Part Two}

Here's part two of this post! I'll be answering the second set of 25 questions to learn more about myself, as well as share better insight into who I am. ❤ Click here to read the article that provided these questions. 50 Questions To Get To Know Yourself {Part Two} 26. What inspires you the… Continue reading 50 Questions To Get To Know Yourself {Part Two}

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… Continue reading Mindful Living Challenge – Embracing Boredom {Week Three}

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

50 Questions To Get To Know Yourself {Part One}

On Wednesdays, I'm currently blogging about tags and awards! For this week and the next, I'll be answering a set of 50 questions to get to know myself better. It will be a great exercise for me, as well as a way for new readers to learn more about this writer! Click here to read… Continue reading 50 Questions To Get To Know Yourself {Part One}

Celebrating My Two Year Blogiversary!

Two years ago today, I shared my first post on Dreaming of Guatemala!In the first official post I wrote (see here), this is how I started my blogging journey: This blog will be both an outlet for me to express what makes me joyful in life, as well as to keep track of my journey… Continue reading Celebrating My Two Year Blogiversary!

Blog Coaching Session {January 2019}

Early last summer, I tried out blog coaching for the first time. I was very happy with how it went, and in the months since then, I've thought about doing it at some point again. When thinking of what I should post this weekend, this is what came to mind! When I did this last… Continue reading Blog Coaching Session {January 2019}

A Year Of Skies {2018 Edition}

Last year, I finished off my first year of blogging on Dreaming of Guatemala by showcasing the photos I took of the sky in 2017. It was a beautiful way to wrap up a year full of so many wonderful memories, because one of my absolute favorite things to do is photograph the sky. It… Continue reading A Year Of Skies {2018 Edition}

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’