LOL WHEN WAKING UP IS HARD

July 18, 2018
 i love the feeling of waking up early after you've made it through the awful waking up process. you get me?

P.S i accidentally turned off my alarm this morning and sarah came in my room like "YOU'RE LATE FOR WORK" lololololol so lets move on with this post with that in mind.  >.<


I work 3 very different jobs which all have different starting times. 3-4 days of the week I'm up at 6-7am and then usually work until 6-8pm. but then there is friday in which I only work a 2 hr shift typically???

ITS ALL SO MUCH TO KEEP IN ORDER LOL, which is almost fun, but also it makes it difficult to keep a strict sleeping schedule for myself.  I'm also known for having my shut down time where I literally just stop talking and people look at me like ??? and I'm like "night folks" 


also I learned that caffeine at 7pm is a baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad idea. I made myself an iced coffee last week because I had 5 hours of sleep on a 13 hour work day and well... I basically was up for 20 hours straight because the coffee was a little too strong *facepalm*


so here are my pro tips


  • go to bed early but not too early. I've learned that if I try to hit the hay too early I lay there and THINK. #firstworldproblems
  • reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!!!! I'm such an advocate for bedtime reading. turn your phone off (but maybe leave the finding neverland soundtrack please) and read.
  • prepare as much as you can for the day ahead. it helps yourself chill and relax so you don't have to lay in bed and think lol 
  • have soft lights on when reading. the brighter your light, the more likely you are to feel awake even tho you are tired. 

FOR WAKING UP 

  • set more than one alarm (that way you don't hit off LIKE I DID THIS MORNING LOL) 
  • also set that alarm earlier than you need to so you can hit snooze once. Ahh the beauty in that feeling xD
  • open your shade/turn lights on and your happy music 
  • think about the exciting things that you either planned or don't have planned for today. KEEP SMILING xxxx
  • or best of all, have a Sarah to wake you up, just in case. lololol 


what are some of your tips??
when do you normally wake up/go to bed?

A CHALLENGE FOR YOU

July 11, 2018
I'm afraid we are all fairly disconnected despite the amount of connection we have....
is that completely absurd or what? and, even though I would love to go into detail about that, I feel as if a) we feel stuck (after all, this is the age we are living in) or b) don't care lolol or c) already know and are looking for ways to change. 

WELL, I HAVE AN IDEA. 



I WANT EVERYONE TO SEND LETTERS TO EVERYONE :)

now, I'm aware this isn't original, but I really loved it awhile back when letter mailing had become a phase again. this summer, one of my best friends has been at camp where the wifi is weeeaaaaak to say the least (we squeal when she finds random chairs with good reception >.< lolol) so we've been sending letters!

FIRST OFF SHE IS LITERALLY THE MOST CREATIVE PERSON EVER. I am saving our 2018 summer letters forever. And, even though I love the speed of texting/the conversations you can have that way, I adore the fact that I can save this letter in my journal for years *fingers crossed nothing happens to that beloved thing of paper* o.o




annnyways. I wanted to challenge myself/you guys to do a darling thing.

WRITE ONE LETTER A WEEK. we surely have enough time for a short one even! ;) so mail one to your bestie who lives 10 minutes away, to your grandparents on the opposite side of the state(s), your special someone, your mail lady (or man lolol), LEAVE A RANDOM NOTE IN A RANDOM PLACE xxxxxxxx 

let it be encouraging and let it be the bearer of smiles



be brave in the words you say. Say the I love yous and thank yous your heart is burdened to say. 

ALSO IF YOU WANT TO BE SUPER FANTASTIC #ONELETTERAWEEK2018 on insta so we can all see them? YES YES YES
also also its a blast to make them adorably artsy. EEP ITS SO FUN I PROMISE.

LETS DO THIS THING !!!! 



are you joining?
when was the last time you wrote a letter / or received one?

ARE WE LOVING OURSELVES?

June 27, 2018

I wonder if we replayed the compliments we’ve received to ourselves over and over again, if we would learn to stay for our worth.

If instead it being called vanity but rather it being that we are needed and our given talents are rare. 

After all, we all are aware that we beat ourselves up over little things. maybe we could break the cycle of the negative being the focus and brag on ourselves

I mean, God really does love us. Live as such.




I wrote these words because I was pulling weeds in the onion patch and quite literally felt like quitting. I had hardly slept and had a big day ahead, which was a terrifying thought as I could hardly open my eyes at that point. I wasn't feeling like much of anything (ok I was. i felt like ew lol) 

as I'm sitting here with 3 out of 10 fingers painted because I didn't have enough time to finish them, I want you to know that actually makes me laugh. I'm not embarrassed; its okay. it's just that I screenshot any time someone reposts one of my poems and have a little folder on my phone with them all. (VAIN???? idk) I'm constantly blown away by the little things that people say that make me wanna cry. 

We are all worth so much. Listen to the kind words spoken and take the not-so nice ones with a grain of salt. Learn how to pick apart jealously, helpful critiques and just plain meanness. let yourself rest for a bit. Encourage yourself for a moment and then go encourage someone else to do the same. 

LETS REWIRE THE CYCLE. 



p.s I opened an insta for my poetry blog (@twilighttodawnblog) also gO reAD THIS POST NOOOW