All over the place.

I am starting to think that the phrase all over the place is the only way to describe my life. I have so many random thoughts in my head that don’t go anywhere but chill there and then I put them in a note in my iPhone and then I forget about that and then I remember when it’s not important anymore and then I freak out and the cycle repeats over and over and over. So here are all the random things I’m thinking right now so maybe I can look back on this post and remember, although there is a 99.9% chance that I never will. Good. Oh, and I really like bullet points. Can you tell?

  • Did anyone watch that new show Mistresses on ABC Monday night? Oh goodness. It’s like Desperate Housewives, only faster and with extremely beautiful people. I am super happy about that. Good job network producers. You knew you had to do something to make up for how terrible The Bachelorette is this season.

  • I want to do this. Help.
  • I am so ridiculously obsessed with Miley Cyrus’ new song. I think I have been playing it non-stop since she released it yesterday. I am praying so bad that this means she is going to go on tour with Demi Lovato and all my dreams are going to come true. She’s single now guys. Not sure what that means, but I’m not mad about it.

  • Speaking of music, on my off 5 minutes from listening to Miley, I have been listening to the Ingrid Michaelson Pandora station and I cannot get enough. I kind of want to be her or invite her over to my house for cereal or something like that. She’s just so darn cool. I wish that I was tech savvy like some of you are and could make one of those cute little pictures with all my favorite songs right now, but I just have no clue how. So, sorry. I could screen-shot my iTunes, but guess what? Don’t know how to do that either! Thumbs up for being a college graduate.

  • I got a legitimate job! I don’t want to say a lot about it, but it’s full-time and I will still be nannying my girls one day a week, so I’m going to be super busy, but it’s all good. I need to grow up one of these days and apparently that day is like, tomorrow. Oh, and it’s a fitness job. Score.
  • I was *thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis* close to going to California this weekend to visit a good friend, but then unfortunately remembered that I am poor and cannot afford a last-minute plane ticket. And now I am very sad. I know I am going to regret it this weekend (not going), but I really just don’t have that kind of money at all. On the bright side, I have not a thing to do this weekend, so hopefully I can be productive for once in my life and catch up on all the little random things I need to do and people I need to see and all that jazz. If anyone has a plane and wants to fly me to LA though, I certainly would not be angry.
  • This is my friend Tara’s YouTube channel. She wants to work for Ellen as much as I do (if not more!), and we went on an adventure the other day. Check it out. So many links in this post! Again, too bad I can’t do anything with technology and actually put the video into the post. Teach me.
  • I’ve been running so much lately. Weeeeeird. I think it’s because I’ve gotten so much random, new music that I love and I just want to listen to it over and over and it’s more socially acceptable to do that while on a run than just laying in bed in the middle of the day for no reason. I might be doing a Tough Mudder in a couple of weeks. Oh goodness. Has anyone ever done it before that can convince me I wouldn’t die?

  • I would give up just about anything in the whole world right now to go back and re-do college. I know I’ve said that before, but it really was the best time of my life and I did not take advantage of everything that I should have. I am lucky that I made some absolutely amazing friends there, but I miss them like crazy and just want to have a reunion in approximately 5 minutes. I don’t know if it helps to talk to them, because that just seems to make me miss people even more. That was a confusing statement if I’ve ever heard one.

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  • These words are about to come out of my mouth and I am totally going to regret them, but I really want to do a juice cleanse again. Why? I have no idea. Told you I can’t make up my mind for more than 5 minutes.

  • It is my wonderful mother’s birthday today! To tell you the truth, I really don’t know how old she is and she would be very angry with me if I posted it on here anyway. She’s a cool lady. I do actually owe her for my life, but also for everything she’s given me over the past (almost) 22 years. No matter how messed up I have been, she’s never given up on me which is way more than I can say for anyone else I’ve ever known. And she sent me a card every week at college, which was super sweet. And she took my crying phone calls numerous times throughout the day and in the middle of the night. And now she lets me live with her and gives me food and doesn’t get (too) mad when my sisters and I act like complete fools. I love her.

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This is random and long enough, so bye. Have a wonderful Wednesday! <3

What should I do this weekend?!

Life lessons….

  • Nothing good ever happens after 10 p.m.

  • You should never see how low you can let your gas tank get before refilling it, because you will run out of gas on the side of the road and not think it’s very funny until a long time later.
  • Go to a lot of concerts.

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  • If you’re ever sad, watch Bridesmaids and life will get significantly better.

  • If there is a snow storm coming and you are in college, make sure you at least have all the ingredients to make cookies. Otherwise you will be stuck in your apartment for 3 days with sugar cookies made with water instead of eggs.
  • Don’t try something on in a dressing room that might be too small for you. The attendant will have to come help you take it off, and that’s super embarrassing.

  • People who have accents typically don’t think it’s funny when you try to imitate their voice. Fun fact. Whenever I’ve met people that don’t live from Michigan, they tell me I have an accent. I beg to differ.
  • If you are still in school, you should go to your professor’s office hours. They kind of love you then and usually give you a snack when you go visit.
  • Don’t get on a treadmill right next to someone else if there are other ones open. That is creepy and weird and sets you up for an extremely awkward workout.

  • Starbucks coffee really is the best.

  • Going to Disneyworld is not a vacation. It is a heck of a lot of work.

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  • You should never pet a cat and then rub your eyes.

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  • Watch this every time before you go out.
  • Never get stuck behind a school bus.
  • If you have long hair and you run outside, make sure you always bring an extra hair tie, because if one breaks you have to run with your sweaty hair sticking to your face and your back and you look like a stuck-up fool.
  • Life is awkward. Get used to it.

And now you’re ready to go face the world. Bye.

Give me your best life lesson.

Fun Facts

Here’s a bunch of useless things you never needed to know about me, because I have to do something like this for work and I am also very lazy right now and don’t want to think of a better idea. (:

  • I am obsessed with brushing my teeth. I use two different mouthwashes and I actually do floss my teeth every morning and every evening. I am a freak; I know.
  • I could lay on the couch and pet my cat and watch How I Met Your Mother all day every day. Very high maintenance.

  • When I was 5-ish I fell on my neighbors driveway and his dad had to carry me home and now I have a little lightning bolt scar on my knee that makes me feel one with Harry Potter and that makes me very happy.
  • I have never tried any meat in my life other than chicken.
  • I can have my nails painted for approximately 1.3 days before I get frustrated with them and pick it all off. I always get chastised when I get my nails done, because they are so weak and gross. The lady then tries to convince me to get their “super manicure” or whatever the hell it’s called, and I proceed to tell her that I’m poor.
  • I would really like to have a YouTube channel or an online business and work from home and never have to put real pants on if I don’t want to.
  • My favorite food in the world is dry honey nut cheerios. WILD. So much so that I had to bring some to church the other day. Like I can’t go a freaking hour without having a snack.

  • I kissed Aaron Carter. If only I could find the picture….

  • If I could be on any TV show it would be Glee and I would be Quinn, because she’s really pretty and who doesn’t want to be able to bust into song at any opportunity you wish and not be judged for it?!

  • I put 3 piercings in my ears when I was like 14 with my friend Stephanie in my bathroom. Momma wasn’t too happy about that one.
  • If I had money, I would get a massage every single week. I think I would be a significantly happier person if I could do this.
  • There was this one time when I was in Italy and my friend and I got lost in Rome and just decided to sit down and have some wine instead of freaking out about it, and that was probably one of the best days of my entire life.

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  • I hate hotels. I actually hate sleeping anywhere that isn’t my own bed.
  • I think I am most excited to move out not so I can have my own life and grow up a little bit, but so that I can get another cat.

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  • College was the best time of my entire life and I would give just about anything right now to go back and re-do it.

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  • If I am not out of Michigan by this time next year, one of you needs to come kick me out of my own house.

And now that you know everything you never needed to know, I’m going to bed. Byeeeeeee.

Random fact about you. Ready set go.

Do you wanna hang out?

Okay so get this. I was supposed to go to Chicago this weekend, but then I realized I had to work on Saturday so I couldn’t. Then I was going to go to Grand Rapids (where I went to college) for the weekend because my day cleared up on Saturday, BUT NOW I HAVE TO WORK STILL AND I CAN’T GO. So basically I had my whole weekend cleared and now I have no plans and all 5 of my friends are out of town. So what do I decide to do as I’m writing this on Thursday afternoon instead of doing all the stuff for work that really needs to be done? I turn on Bridesmaids and drink some wine. Like yeah, good idea Allison.

But that’s okay, because I literally have 5 days now with barely anything to do at all. And what’s on my big list of important things to get done?:

  • get a fancy pedicure
  • go shopping for everything in the world
  • organize my client files for the first time in, um, ever
  • make a million and five calls for work
  • get some tan lines that aren’t from my running clothes
  • apply for some “real” jobs, ugh
  • figure out a way to clean the 5 years of dust out of my laptop
  • clean out my car…..that may take all 5 days in itself
  • go through all the crap on my computer and delete all the random old things I have so it runs faster than taking a half hour to start up; too bad I’m technologically challenged and this will probably also take me 5 days
  • WATCH THE BACHELORETTE FINALLY OMG.

Don’t I have an exciting life? I swear, one of these days I’ll get it together, but let’s be real. That’s probably not happening anytime soon.

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So I actually did do something productive and develop a few new circuit workouts for some of my clients. And look at that, I actually have pictures to show you how to do them! This very well may be the first and last time I ever do this, so enjoy it while it lasts.

I use 5 lb. dumbbells for these circuits and repeat them each 2x for a full body workout.

Circuit #1:

  • Static squat row (25 total)

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  • Crescent lunge kickback (15 each side)

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  • Standing side crunch (20 each side)

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  • Lift off lunge with shoulder press (15 each side)

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  • Warrior 2 row (10 each side)

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Circuit #2:

  • Plie punch (30 alternating)

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  • Long leg crunch (20 alternating)

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  • Clock lunge (5 rounds each side)

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  • Push up to side plank (10 alternating)

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  • Booty side kicks (15 each side)

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Don’t judge me and my awkward facial expressions please. Kbye.

What are you doing this weekend?! Let me live through your exciting lives since I don’t have one of my own.

Jillian Michaels: “Mazimize Your Life” Tour

Jillian Michaels is super cool.

Going to see her live made me realize how awkward and naïve I am and how I really need to start standing up for myself and being honest with myself. Maybe it was all the wine I drank during the show, but I swear that she totally inspired me to follow my heart and do what makes me happy and what is best for me, rather than just going through the motions of my life and taking each day as it is: the same.

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I went to the show with one of my best friends, Erica, and her mom. We had an absolute blast. We went to a super cute little Italian restaurant first where we got some red wine, Caesar salads, and margherita pizza. Obviously started the night off on a healthy foot (just kidding). But hey, that’s fine. We’re all in good shape and into health and fitness, so it worked Smile with tongue out

Then we ended up getting super lucky and getting our seats upgraded from the 40ish row to the 3rd row. SCORE. Still not sure why, but I’m sure not mad about it at all. I will tell you that I was surprised at the crowd of people that was there. I had this notion in my mind that it was going to be all health and fitness professionals or all obese people, but it was seriously a mixture of every person and gender you could get. I thought that was fantastic, because it really made me realize that a lot of people want to be informed about their own health and success in life and are taking steps to get there.

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I didn’t take any notes during the show, since it was really dark and I would have rather held my glass of wine than a pen, but here are the main things that I took out of the night:

  • If you want something, do it now. Right now. Don’t wait any longer.
  • You can do absolutely anything you want in the whole world, and the only thing stopping you is whether you will do it or not.
  • As long as you’re not an ass, you’re doing something right in life.
  • People need other people to thrive, and you need others that lift you up in order to succeed and be happy in life.
  • You are completely, 100% responsible for where you are at in your life right now.
  • If you are a cynical person, you are setting yourself up for failure. You are going into a situation with a negative attitude and have a much lower chance at coming out on top and/or successful.
  • It is totally okay to fail in things in life, and in fact, it is a good thing. That means that you are doing something right by taking chances and risks and trying different things.
  • Find the source of the problem rather than trying to cover it up or make excuses for yourself or someone else.

I am surprised at how long I could go on with this! I am also quite surprised at how I was able to pull all this out of my head at 11:40 p.m. at night when I am exhausted. Jillian just inspires me like that apparently. Bottom line is that she is adorable and brilliant. She tells you stuff that you already know, but preaches it in such a way that makes you want to go after all your dreams and be happy and run around in the flowers forever.

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I am determined to get up with a positive attitude, put myself out there, and take steps towards leading a happy, productive life that I am proud of. I work all day nannying my girls and then am going to a Tigers baseball game; yay! Hope you all enjoy this last day before the wonderful weekend <3

What is one of the best motivational quotes you know?

365 Happiness Challenge

Oh hey friends! It feels like I haven’t written a normal post in just about forever, so I’m excited to get back to you all Smile I suppose I have quite a bit to catch you up on!

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I spent this weekend playing catch-up. I spent some much needed time with Luke and some of my friends/family that I haven’t seen in a while. I did some awesomely intense workouts, including two 5-mile runs. I worked on my personal training business, contacting new clients and working on plans for my old ones. I developed some new ideas for ways to work for Ellen and make the world a happier place in the process. I made some new to-do lists and crossed off items on my old ones. I cleaned. I did laundry. And I feel so great today for getting all that done before I leave for my trip on Thursday!

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Now lets talk about what I will most likely be talking about quite a bit for the next year. I decided to start something called the “365 Happiness Challenge.” This video describes what it is and why I decided to do it:

Long story short, something cool happened the other day and I decided that I want to focus on those little things from now on to not only bring happiness to my life, but to the lives of many others. This cool shirt also happened from my friend Tara.

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Instead of having a pity party for myself that I’m not exactly where I would like to be in my life, why not make the best of it? I heard the other day that things fall into place when you are happy with yourself and not expecting it. It’s like the expression, “A watched phone never rings.” Truth! If I am waiting around for a phone call from Ellen or for Jeannie to knock on my door, it will not happen. I need to work on bettering my own life and striving to be the best version of myself I can be. I need to help others and be kind. I need to work hard, yet have fun. And then when things are going good, even greater things can happen!

“You’ve got to do what you love.”

You know what I love? Being happy. Watching Ellen. Drinking coffee. Running outside. Listening to stories from old people. Traveling. Learning a fun new fact. Seeing a good friend. No traffic. Babies. Good wine. Making someone smile. Making someone laugh. A clean house. These are all tiny, tiny things! I am not hard to please. I need to remember to appreciate the small things and take life one step at a time, and everything else will fall into place.

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Sure, I have some big goals for my life, but why not appreciate the small stuff along the way? Jillian Michaels says to not live the “monkey-bar style” of life. Don’t necessarily jump from one thing to the next, simply because it is there. It is okay to take some time off from your job because you are not happy with it and want to focus on finding what you love. It is okay to take a mini-vacation on your own to relieve some stress. It is okay to go away from the norm, simply because you want to! It is okay to work your ass off for a goal (*cough* working for Ellen *cough*) that no one else supports. It is okay to do what makes you happy even though it isn’t “normal.” Just be nice and the rest will happen naturally.

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So where can you find information and posts about my happiness challenge?

  • facebook.com/allison.hayes.37
  • twitter.com/arealisticlife
  • instagram: allisonmarietiu

Have a fantastic Monday!

What is a little, bitty good thing in your life today?

I believe in……

  • Mandatory naps at 230 pm, daily.
  • Lots and lots of red wine.
  • Days off.

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  • Love, of any type.

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  • Children & the validity of their thoughts/ideas.

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  • Cats.

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  • Yoga.
  • Driving with the windows down and the radio up.
  • Huge thunderstorms.
  • California weather.

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  • Riding bikes.

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  • Laughing.

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  • Dancing.
  • Reading and tea.
  • Staying in your pajamas all day long.

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  • Going on vacation.

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  • Coffee dates with old friends.

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  • Living your life to the best of your ability and to have the most fun as possible and to be as nice as you possibly can be.

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And now you know my favorite things. The end.

What do you believe in?

Sunshine and smiles :)

Well that’s a cheesy title if I ever saw one. That is how I feel about yesterday though! The day started out terrible. My phone is broken, I woke up late, my stomach has been hurting like crazy, and I’ve just been super stressed. I spent my entire day with children yesterday, from 8am-8pm and they managed to make me smile for about 100% of that time. Once the sun came out and we were able to play outside all afternoon, the day got even better. It really reminded me to cherish the little things in life and to try to remember to live each day as big as I can, even if I’m not currently as content as I would like to be. I was reminded of that little fact in an e-mail from a super special lady earlier this week; so thank you love Smile

I actually got a lot of little things accomplished that I had been meaning to get done. Ya’ll probably think I’m weird from getting a kick out of joy from making a 5 minute phone call that I had been putting off, but I really just do.

I also get a big burst of happiness from finishing the scrapbook I’m going to send to Ellen full of pictures and reasons I should work for her. I’m mailing it out today and am going to pray for the best! The girls I nanny helped me make it super cute (or super tacky, take your pick) and glittery. In their eyes, there’s no other way to do things.

Since I’ve been talking a lot lately about things I dislike about Michigan, I want to share some of the things that make me really happy here:

  • I know this place like the back of my hand, since I’ve lived here for 21 years. “Seek alternate route” construction signs don’t stand a chance with me.
  • We get some really awesome thunder/lightning storms, which make me much happier than a sunny day does for some odd reason. They’re especially the best if I have wine and a good book.
  • This can also be a bad thing, but almost every time I go out in public I run into someone I know.
  • It’s an extremely safe area.
  • My room is the bomb. It is super organized and super cute (thanks to momma) and is just such a sacred place for me to chill in. I love leaving the windows open all night in the summer and waking up to the sun coming up. Wonderful.
  • I have become involved with some amazing families with some even more amazing children. I don’t think I would ever be able to find sweeter kids than the ones I babysit for. I just love them all. In total, I watch 9 kids on a regular basis!
  • My gym is sweet and has the best people. My yoga studio is my favorite.
  • It’s really easy to drive an hour in any direction and find a cool city or small little town with random things to do and see. Like if you go one hour south you’re in Detroit and can go to the casino and drink and have a blast. If you drive one hour west you’re in Frankenmuth and it’s a super tiny touristy Bavarian town with tacky sight-seeing, yet weirdly fun.
  • People wave when you pass them in their cars.
  • I have a really good doctor, dentist, massage therapist, etc. I am bad at getting to know new people to help me out with these things!

There really are a lot of positives about living in Michigan, but like I said in my previous post, I just need something more. I am so glad that I was reminded to make the best out of the situation for the time being though. That’s really important. Everyone that I have talked to about this has encouraged me to follow my heart. I have talked to a lot of women older than me about it (because I’m a nanny and am around real moms all the time) and every single person has said that their one regret in life has been not getting out and experiencing more. I will not let that happen to me. If my dream is to move to California and work for Ellen, why would I not go for that? It’s totally do-able if I quit spending my time watching cat videos on YouTube and put that time towards actually applying myself to something productive.

For the time being, I’m going to focus on spending time with friends and family and enjoying myself. Sure, I know deep down this isn’t what I want, but that doesn’t mean I need to have a bad attitude about it. Life goes on and the only thing we can’t get back is time, so I’m sure as hell not going to waste it.

What is one great thing about the place you live?

Get Your Stretch & Organize On.

Not at the same time though. Smile with tongue out

I am constantly sore. I’m one of those people that is limping around like an old man, clutching my shoulder, and cracking my hips multiple times a day. I have a problem. So you know what I do? I stretch, a lot. Here’s a simple routine I put together that is great to do first thing in the morning and last thing before you go to bed at night to get all the kinks out. Obviously complete each stretch on both sides.

10 minute anytime stretch:

  • Arm cross-overs (hold 30 sec. each side)

  • Wide legged reach down (hold 1 min.); grasp elbows and hang if it’s more comfortable for you

  • Standing side stretch (hold 30 sec. each side); keep shoulders down and reach OVER, not up

  • Warrior 2 (hold 30 sec. each side); keep knee over heel, not toe

  • Child’s post (hold 1 min.)

  • Downward dog (hold 1 min.)

  • Sitting side stretch (hold 30 sec. each side); keep your chest open

  • Sitting middle stretch (hold 1 min.); keep your back flat

  • Back-bend (hold 1 min.)

  • Cat/cow (move through poses for 1 min.)

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Now, I want to talk about Melissa’s challenge for a minute. Check out the post for the full details, but I’m choosing to organize 8 little areas of my life. Here’s what I’m planning on doing:

  1. Go through every single item of clothing you have. Get rid of stuff that you really don’t need/want.
  2. Clean out your car.
  3. Organize your Pinterest boards better and delete dead/unused pins.
  4. Go through your blog reader. Add/delete accordingly.
  5. Create a password/username document to keep track of all your online logins.
  6. Complete or start a project you’ve been neglecting (apartment shopping).
  7. Create something that will help you stay organized (new app).
  8. Create a functional recipe binder or box to locate frequently used recipes easier.

I can’t wait to get started on this! Thanks for coming up with the awesome idea Melissa Smile

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Sorry my posts have been a bit random and sporadic lately. I’ve had a lot going on and a lot on my mind and have really been trying to focus on my in-person relationships. Things should go back to normal after my LA trip next week!

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Last but not least, make sure you check out my post from yesterday to enter the Natural Vitality giveaway!

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What’s your favorite stretch? What is the area in your life you most need to organize? My favorite stretch is pyramid pose and I definitely most need to organize my mind.

Learning About Myself

Alright, I have a lot to say so bear with me tonight. This is something I’ve wanted to write about for a while now, but never really knew how to say it. Want to know what changed my mind? Watching Dance Moms. I kid you not. I was watching the new episode last night when Abby said, “I can’t handle it. I’m a control freak.” I thought in my head, “Hmm, you and me both Abby Lee Miller.” Obviously in different ways, but control is one of the scariest things to lose (in my opinion at least). When you’re so used to things a certain way for an extended period of time and then everything changes when you blink, things become a little bit tough. I’ll give you a little bit of background information so you know where I’m coming from.

  • Getting all “A’s” throughout school. Control.
  • Competing in dance until the end of high school. Control.
  • Working since the age of 15. Control.
  • Participating in every possible activity I could at college. Control.
  • Developing intense workout schedules for myself and freaking out if I can’t stick to them. Control.
  • Getting into counting calories. Control.
  • Making intense to-do lists of every little thing every single day of my life. Control.
  • Having a really tough time spending money. Control.

These are all things I’ve experienced in the past. Now that I’m graduated completely from school and trying to figure out my life, I’ve lost control on a lot of these issues. I don’t have classes to get “A’s” in. I’m too old for dance. I still work, but that’s expected of someone my age now. I can’t seem to follow my workout schedules because of health issues and extra work coming up. I’m so stressed that my food choices suck. I’m learning that I have to spend a ridiculous amount of money on things now. I still make the to-do lists, but it’s a headache to follow them. And that’s just a couple of things that I’ve lost control over! I’m starting to realize that a lot of my issues I’m having currently with unhappiness, stress, etc. have to do with my lack of control. I’ve been focusing so much on developing a health and fitness career for myself that I’ve forgotten to take care of myself. I can tell you what to do to lose weight, tone up, or just be healthier, but I can’t seem to follow my own advice since I “don’t have time.” That’s bullshit! I’m making excuses for myself, and I’m just starting to realize that.

Why do I continuously do the things that I know will hurt myself, both in the short and long term? It makes no sense to me, and maybe it never will, but all I do know is that I need to do something to change it or I’m going to continue down this terrible path for the rest of my life. As I’ve said on here before, I absolutely suck at making commitments and goals. So I’m going to list some lifestyle changes that I think I would really benefit from.

  • Learning to breathe. I tend to make decisions on a whim that I later regret. This can be something as small as eating a cookie or as large as committing to an event I realize I’m just not into after saying yes. If I could just literally close my eyes for 3 seconds and take a deep breath and think about if I really want what I’m about to do, I would be able to avoid a lot of bad choices.
  • Scheduling my workouts like appointments. I am the queen of excuses. I’ve fallen into this pattern of always making an excuse for myself about why I shouldn’t exercise. Lately it’s been that I think I have something more important to do on the computer, whether it’s blog related or work related. Like, really? Those things can wait. I need to take care of myself.

  • Remembering that I don’t have to do everything on my own. I have had these previous misconceptions that everything has to be done my way and exactly how it “should be.” I’ve recently been trying to let Luke do things for me (us), but it’s been really tough. I know he’s fully capable, but I’m just not used to it yet. Sorry babe.
  • Saying no. Chalene Johnson says a good response is, “Thank you so much for thinking of me. I’ll check my schedule and get back with you.” I fully agree with that statement. Perfect. Now if only I could remember it when the opportunity arises.

Above all, I think it’s most important for me to remember that I do not have to control everything. It’s okay for me to let some things go, but I really do need to get some control back over certain areas of my life. It’s not okay to let myself eat junk food all the time just because it’s “easy.” It’s not okay to spend all my time on the computer doing work that doesn’t really need to be done. I need to learn how to spend my time wisely and how to do things that are beneficial and are helping me towards a healthier, happier lifestyle.

I’m not one of those bloggers that has a life-changing statement that will totally turn your perspective on your own attitude. Sorry. All I can do is share what you what I’ve currently been struggling with and hope that it’s something you can relate to if you’re dealing with something similar. A lot of my friends and family think I have it all put together. No, you are wrong. I do not. I am a mess. We all are in one way or another! We just have to remember that we all have our own battles and if the world just learns to be a little bit nicer place, we can help each other through them and live happily ever after <3