Re: My Deepest Struggle

Re: My Deepest Struggle

After posting my last post I felt so free and light. I was absolutely terrified while filming that video and I almost didn’t post it. Now I’m so glad that I did. It was something that I knew I needed to do.

We all have a deep struggle. Nobody is perfect and sometimes I forget that. Making that video helped me put my guard down. I was able to connect with you guys on a deeper level. I struggle with letting people see the real me.

Before I end this post I want to show you guys these song lyrics. I had listened to this song before the video but now it means so much more.

You Say by Lauren Daigle

I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough
Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up
Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low?
Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know (ooh oh)You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
I believe The only thing that matters now is everything You think of me
In You I find my worth, in You I find my identity, (ooh oh)You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
And You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
Oh, I believe Taking all I have and now I’m laying it at Your feet
You have every failure God, and You’ll have every victory, (ooh oh)You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
I believe Oh I believe (I), yes I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
Oh I believe (oh)

How do you let your guard down?

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3 Tips For Improving Self Confidence

3 Tips For Improving Self Confidence

These days we teen girls struggle a whole lot with confidence. Sometimes I get pretty down about myself because I feel like I’m not cool enough or popular enough. I also don’t have social media so sometimes I feel out of the loop. In this post I’m going to share some tips on how I improve my self confidence.

1. Dress and Appearance

Photo Credit: My BFF

I feel a lot more confident when I wear one of my favorite outfits that are totally me. When I wear things that I think are cool I don’t feel as much myself. So for a week wear your favorite outfits that are totally you!

Now for appearance. I don’t wear makeup all the time but when I wash my face and deep condition my tight curls I feel just as beautiful as when I wear full face makeup. Try and go a day with little or no makeup and see how you feel!

2. Social Media

This is my actual home screen

So I don’t have social media. No Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter whatever. Sometimes it can be really hard because I feel left out and kind of weird. Then I realize that it’s nobody’s business whether or not you have social media. In fact, technology is so cool these days that you can personalize your phone and make it the you want. I am so much happier without social media because I’m not being inundated with pictures of other people’s “perfect” lives.

3. Personality

You may recognize that this character is from a show called the Backyardigans. This character’s name is Uniqua. Throughout the entire show you don’t know exactly what she is. That doesn’t matter though because she knows who she is and is confident in her skin. There is a quote that I saw once that says, “You were born an original, don’t die a copy.”- John Mason. I looove this quote!

As a blogger you have to find your niche. You don’t want your blog to be the same as everyone else’s. Each of us has a niche (personality).

To start, think about stuff that you love to do like music, singing, dance, soccer, art, computer programming? This is a piece of your personality! Next, ask people you are close to about your unique qualities. You’ll be surprised to see yourself from other people’s perspectives.

I by no means am always confident. I have my off days or even times when I feel like I’m not all that special but these things help me remember and gain confidence.

What do you do to improve your confidence?

Some Sad News.

Some Sad News.

Hello everyone, I bet you guys can tell by the title of this post that it is not a super peppy post.

I have taken an unplanned hiatus from posting because I have been trying to figure out what I am going to do about my YouTube channel. First my camera was making a weird sound so I switched to a different one. Then I wasn’t able to publish the videos that I was making. This has led me to the decision to discontinue my YouTube Channel.

I hope that you all understand and that I need to make the best decision for me. Sometimes your plan isn’t God’s plan so I am doing what I think is right. I will still be posting on my blog because I feel like this is the right tack and I just wandered off of it a little bit.

Love you all!

The Struggle Is Real

The Struggle Is Real

Lately I have been struggling with how to get my blog out there. I feel like no one is listening, like maybe what I have to say is not that important and that I maybe am not as special as I thought. Maybe I am just a normal girl trying to do something impossible by starting this blog and thinking that people will want to read something so simple, so real.

I was in the shower when the lyrics to a song called “Tiny Voice” came into my mind. I realized that I am special and I do have something worth sharing.

“Tiny Voice”

Are you listening
Or are you looking away
I’ve been waiting
For a chance to say

My unsaid opinion
That’s never made a sound
But if you’ll let me let it out

This tiny voice, it may not be perfect
But I know that it’s got some good things to say
A tiny voice, humble and quiet
Don’t turn away from a tiny voice

Within the static
It’s drowning in the loud
It’s so easy
To tune it out

The more you overlook it
And miss it day by day
It’s slowly disappearing
Don’t let it fade away

This tiny voice, it may not be perfect
But I know that it’s got some good things to say
This tiny voice, humble and quiet
Don’t turn away from a tiny voice

I know I’m not done now
I’m letting it stand out
A bit at a time
This tiny voice
And who would’ve figured
That I could grow bigger
Louder and stronger until you can hear

This tiny voice
It’s got some good things to say
This tiny voice, humble and quiet
Don’t turn away
Don’t turn away from a tiny voice
Hear my voice

I just want to thank Lexi Walker for writing this song. I have always loved this song but now this song means even more to me.