Mindful Living Challenge – Being Accountable {Week Twelve}

"To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved." - George MacDonald There have been several situations in my life when I told someone I would do something, but then it completely slipped my mind.Sometimes, it was a simple task that didn't really matter if I forgot to do it. Other times, it… Continue reading Mindful Living Challenge – Being Accountable {Week Twelve}

Expect Him: What It Means To Wait On The Lord

If you are currently in a season of your life where you're waiting on the Lord's answer to a need or desire that's on your heart, then this post is for you. ❤ There have been a great many instances in my life when I sought the Lord's direction. This was especially true when there… Continue reading Expect Him: What It Means To Wait On The Lord

Weekly Challenge #1: Trying New Food

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." - Ralph Waldo Emerson I have felt a recent surge of energy and motivation in my life. To celebrate these beautiful changes, I am happy to introduce this new blog series to you! But before we do that, I'm… Continue reading Weekly Challenge #1: Trying New Food

What Are Your Positive Music Recommendations?

Hey guys ❤️ I have an important, rather urgent post to share with you today. I haven't talked about it much on Dreaming of Guatemala, but 2018 was an extremely rough year for me and my family. There were so many things we experienced that made those twelve months very dark for each of us,… Continue reading What Are Your Positive Music Recommendations?

Improv Blogging + Other Ways I’m Challenging Myself This March

Hello! ❤ I'd like to invite you to attend a coffee chat-type update post on my blog on this beautiful Friday! I've been making lots of changes on my blog recently, as well as huge positive changes in my real life, and I wanted to let you in on all that's been happening (and will… Continue reading Improv Blogging + Other Ways I’m Challenging Myself This March

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)