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?

P.S. If you want any questions you want answered in a post contact me on my contact page or write a question in the comments section. ❤

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?

Journaling Can Be Informal

Journaling Can Be Informal

Do you feel overwhelmed with the idea of starting a journal? Does it feel like some daunting task that people keep suggesting you do but you don’t know how to go about doing it? Today I am going to share some of my experiences that might help you.

As I have struggled with depression, journaling has helped me get out of my head and re-grounded. When I write in my journal it’s like talking to a friend. When you say things out loud or write them out you are able to see things from a clearer perspective. If you are in a super low state try just writing or drawing what you think the root of your depressive episode is or what caused you to get to this point. This will help you look at it with an outside perspective and guide you toward a healthier state of mind.

My mom had me start a journal when I was very young. Before I could write she would write for me and I would tell her what I wanted to say. Back then my journal consisted of trips to the store and what life was like with a new little brother. Nowadays I write about my life as a teen and my blogging experiences.

At first, I thought that if I had a fancy journal everything had to look cute and be laid out nicely. Then I switched to a notebook and felt more free to write. Choose what works best for you. Make sure that whatever you decide you can write freely and not feel like you need to “stay within the lines.”

At first you may not be able to journal every day. Start by journaling once a week. Write freely. No one is going to read it. You can even burn it if you want when you are finished. Journaling is just a healthy way to get your feelings out. There is great satisfaction in putting your thoughts down on paper.

The last thing to remember is that no one is perfect. I don’t write in my journal everyday. Sometimes I down right don’t want to. Your journal is personal. Nobody needs to know what’s in it or how often you write. Believe me, if you saw what kind of things were in my journal you would realize that we aren’t that different after all ;). I will be posting about different ways to write in your journal in the future.

Do you prefer to journal in a notebook or a fancy journal?

A Huge Announcement!

A Huge Announcement!

A week or so ago I heard that quote. That quote helped me decide what I’m about to tell you!

I am starting up my YouTube channel again!!

I have a goal to hit 100 subscribers by midnight on December 31st. With your help I have a chance of meeting this goal! If I hit 100 subscribers by midnight on the 31st I will do a giveaway!

Please share this post and let’s see if we can reach this goal! 😄

YouTube link: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCTcos5AYI9bAhgqtRuYXOQg

#unpaintedgirls

#unpaintedgirls

A lot of us teen girls hide behind our makeup. My best friend decided that in 2019 she wants to be #unpaintedgirls

#unpaintedgirls means that she won’t be wearing any makeup except for special occasions like dances. Even then she won’t be wearing a ton.

I am going to join her in this exciting challenge. My friend and I hope that you guys will join us!

Post a picture of your beautiful face without makeup on social media with the hashtag #unpaintedgirls. Let’s see how many pictures can be posted before midnight on December 31st!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hello everyone! Today is thanksgiving and I just wanted to say how grateful I am for being able to have this blog.

This blog has helped me express myself and share what I feel is important. When I started writing it came easier than I thought it would. This blog has helped me start to find who I am.

I hope that we all remember to not only be grateful today but be grateful everyday.

Thankfulness Thursday

Thankfulness Thursday

Hey everyone! Today I am doing my first Thankfulness Thursday! Grace Anne from the blog Totally Graced started this tradition. I am so excited to be joining in on this attitude of gratitude.

This week I am thankful for a roof over my head.

Two years ago we went through the process of buying a house. It was a super involved process and stressful at times. It is a miracle that we were able to buy our house.

So many people live their lives on the streets. This past summer I was able to visit a teen homeless shelter in San Diego, California. I had not realized how many teens my age were homeless.

I hope that we all remember how blessed we are to have a warm place to come home to as the temperatures get colder.

Totally Graced Blog: http://totallygraced.blogspot.com/