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

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!

Inspirational Blogger Award

A blogger I recently met, the lovely Autumn (check out her blog here!), has nominated me for the Inspirational Blogger Award! I'd like to truly thank her for thinking of me. Her motivational, fun posts are among my favorite to see pop up in my Reader; she brings a lot of positivity and warmth to… Continue reading Inspirational Blogger Award

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}

What I’ve Been Loving – December 2018

"Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them." - Steve Manaboli Happy December to you! In all honesty, I have felt pretty distracted when it comes to blogging this month. That's probably due to it being the holidays, so I've been out shopping, being with family, and planning out… Continue reading What I’ve Been Loving – December 2018

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’

The Truth About Autism

My younger brother, Joshua (14), and my little sister, Elizabeth (2), both have forms of autism. Joshua has Asperger's Syndrome. On the spectrum, he has what's considered "high functioning" autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which means that some of what he does is like the average person, but several of his personality traits are different and… Continue reading The Truth About Autism

A Caged Heart ~ (Guest Post)

I recently asked a good blogging friend of mine, Bayance, if she'd be interested in writing a guest post for my blog.In this heartfelt guest post, Bayance opened up about the spiritual and emotional struggles she's been facing lately, giving us an inside look on how the girl behind the blog has been feeling. Thank… Continue reading A Caged Heart ~ (Guest Post)

Look For The Best In People

When you look for the best in people, You're giving them a chance to be The person that they know they are, The one that they can see. When you look for the best in people, In time, I'm sure you'll find That feeling positively toward others Will beautifully change your mind. When you look… Continue reading Look For The Best In People

Visiting An Allergist | My Experience + Results

Hi there! 💙 I hope you're having a beautiful day. 😊 Happy November to you! 🍂🌻💛 This past Tuesday, I visited an allergist for the first time. This appointment was a loooong time in coming, because I've suffered from skin and sinus sensitivities since I was a toddler. None of my conditions were or are… Continue reading Visiting An Allergist | My Experience + Results

Q&A Session ft. Autumn’s Angle

Hey there! I hope you're having a fantastic day. ❤ I have a fun collaboration post to share with you! Last week, I met a lovely new blogger named Autumn, and we immediately became friends! To celebrate the fact that she just reached 50 followers (check out that post here), we decided to team up… Continue reading Q&A Session ft. Autumn’s Angle