5 Ways you can ‘Enjoy the Journey’ While Working on Your Mental Health Goals

So I’ve been talking about inspiration and goal setting, but I’m going to be honest with you, one of the things that I wrote about on my last post that I really struggle with is the concept of enjoying the journey and not being obsessed with the destination. Maybe our culture is a little too goal obsessed. We hear a lot about reaching goals, but to be honest the idea of enjoying the journey was introduced to me not too long ago. From what I know now, happiness is really found in the process, and not the destination. We’re told to be obsessed with getting to our goal, but doing so will make you miserable. Especially when you struggle with mental health, it’s so easy to get discouraged and overwhelmed when you don’t know how to enjoy the journey.

When we finally reach that goal we’ve been slaving over…then what? We’ll inevitably set another one for ourselves and when we reach that one, we’ll just set another. If that’s the case, why not have as much fun as you can as you reach your goals? I think about it like a road trip. If you take a road trip but don’t get out every so often, visit sights along the way, try new food, take scenic pictures and have fun along the way, then is it really a road trip? Perhaps, but certainly not a road trip worth taking. So here are some ways you can start ‘enjoying the journey’ while working on your mental health goals now.

  1. Make sure your goals are what you want, and not what someone put in your head. I know I keep saying this over and over again because it is so important! My personal theory as to why so many people are miserable is because they’re doing what everyone else told them to do and not what they want. So do what you genuinely want. 
  2. Remember that reaching goals takes time, and that’s a good thing, not a bad thing. Reaching goals and earning things is so much more enjoyable and all the sweeter when you have to wait for them and work toward them. Delayed gratification is always better than instant gratification. 
  3. Laugh at your mistakes. Yes, they really are just learning opportunities. You’ll feel much better about your failures when you laugh at them and learn from them instead of getting down and out about them. If the people around you put you down for your mistakes and laugh at you and not with you and your mistakes, drop them. 
  4. Take time to rest to build up your reserves. Take some time apart from your ‘goal reaching routine’ or you’ll burn out quickly. Take care of yourself. 
  5. Just. Have. Fun. I mean, it shouldn’t be that stupid simple (or maybe it should) but it is. Live, laugh, love.

So whatever your goal is, I hope that you’ll have a ton of fun along the way reaching those goals! 

Wonderland

I swear I didn’t mean to fall down this rabbit hole

Yet here I am

Bobbing about in the ocean of my own thoughts in a tiny bottle.

I feel so small.

Just when I thought I had found my way out of the ocean

The dodo just dragged me in to the caucus race of my mind.

I don’t know where this circle ends.

Then as I find myself wandering aimlessly through these curiouser woods

I’m confronted by the Cheshire Cat of a thousand questions.

Which way should I go?

But then I stumble into the mad tea party of my own inner chaos.

The Mad Hatter Pours me a cup of tea. He won’t let me leave.

Must I drink in all this madness?

But then, I relax.

I embrace them.

Learn to love them.

And now I’m free to move about my own Wonderland as I please.

15 Unusual Self Care Ideas that don’t Involve Bubble Baths or Wine

So I was typing in ‘self care ideas’ in the Pinterest search bar and the majority of what I got was bubblebaths, glasses of wine, and fancy candles. However, as I discussed in the last blog post about self-care, that’s not what it always looks like. So here are 15 self-care ideas that might not be talked about as much.

  1. Pay your bills early if you can or set up auto pay. This has taken a lot of the anxiety out of paying bills for me. 
  2. Find a fun side hustle to earn a little extra cash (as long as it doesn’t overwhelm you!)
  3. Set your clothes out the night before so you’re not scrambling to find your clothes or figuring out what to wear the morning of.
  4. Make dinner plans a week out so you’re not scrambling for what to make for dinner the night of (I need to do this, kind of writing this one for myself too). 
  5. Say yes to going out with your friend. It’s important to occasionally get out of your house (that’s not work) and out of your head.
  6. When cleaning, do it by time, not by task. For example, if you’re cleaning up the living room clutter, set a timer for 10-15 minutes and do as much as you can in that time. Once the timer goes off, just stop. You’ll be surprised how much you can get done in that amount of time.
  7. Tidy up your work space. Decorate it a bit as well, so long as the decor is not a distraction. 
  8. Turn off all screens an hour before going to bed.
  9. Keep off technology at least one hour after waking up if possible (unless you’re playing positive music or listening to a self improvement podcast or audio book. I mean don’t check e mails or scroll through social media an hour before waking up.)
  10. Go to bed 15 minutes early. 
  11. Get up 15 minutes early
  12. Say no to extra hours at work if you can (No seriously. If you’re not going to starve or get evicted, you don’t need those extra 4 hours!)
  13. Set a social media time limit for yourself (ex, no more than 30 min a day, but I’d recommend  less. Social media is a mental health killer, but I’ll go into more detail about that in another post).
  14. Opt for healthier food choices
  15. Wear something that makes you feel good 

I hope these self care tips and ideas help you. As always, I’m doing the best I can to hold myself accountable to practice what I preach. 

Three hard truths about self care I learned the hard way

Self care. What comes to mind when you hear this over used phrase? Bubble baths? A glass of wine? Sleeping in? Setting up a reward system of ice cream and binge watching Netflix? Asking your roommate if it’s okay if you go for a walk? Well I’m about to burst some bubbles because here are three of the hardest truths I’ve had to learn about taking care of myself:

1.The world will never give you permission to take care of yourself. If you ever find yourself asking those in your life (directly or indirectly) asking for permission to take care of yourself, stop. You’ll be waiting forever. When you know it’s time to take care of yourself, just do it. Don’t ask anyone for permission, do not try to explain yourself or justify it. There is nothing to explain or justify. However, people will try to make you feel lazy, weak, or selfish for taking care of yourself if it inconveniences them somehow. Take care of yourself anyways and don’t apologize.

2. Self care doesn’t always look like bubble baths and a glass of wine. Sometimes, it looks like doing those dishes you’ve been letting pile up because you know you’ll feel so much more relaxed once they’re done. It looks like finding tools to overcome your dentist anxiety so you can finally make that appointment so your tooth can stop hurting. It looks like getting to bed at a reasonable time instead of staying up until 2 am scrolling through social media. It looks like getting yourself a glass of water instead of reaching for that coke. It looks like doing that one thing you’ve been saying ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’ for the past month now. I think you get my point by now. Self care often times is doing those things we don’t feel like doing but we know deep down we’re going to feel so much better when we finally do them. 

3. Self care isn’t entirely about you. Yes, the term in and of itself is a bit misleading, and yes your physical, mental, and emotional health must be a priority in your life, but it’s not completely for you. Think about it; would you trust a surgeon to operate on you if you knew he/she only got 2 hours of sleep consistently for a week? Would you honestly be okay with dropping your child off with a babysitter you knew had so much on his/her plate and is so overwhelmed with stressors that he/she might blow at any second? Would you get in the car with an Uber driver that you knew was dunk/high/on medication that impairs his/her ability to drive? Do you see my point? How can you take care of those you love and be a productive member of society if you’re in no condition to do so? How can you take care of others if you can’t take care of yourself? 

Honestly, I’m still working on these things myself but I’m getting better at them. Self care is definitely a lot of work, but it’s also definitely worth it. 

4 Fun Exercises to Help Overcome Perfectionism in your Creative Projects

Show of hands, who feels like every creative project they do has to be perfect the first time? *raises hand*. I feel like I have a melodramatic critic in my head that has a melt down every time I make some sort of mistake. Seriously, it’s not enough for my inner critic to cry and play doomsday music, it has to do its best impression of a toddler who just got told she can’t have the candy bar. I constantly have to tell that inner toddler “no, we can’t have it perfect all the time, we’re human and humans make mistakes sometimes.” *insert inner tantrum*. I’m not sure what your inner critic sounds like or what specific events in your life has turned it into the loud, obnoxious thing it is, but here are some exercises I’ve discovered to help me overcome my perfectionism:

  1. Purposefully do something awful. Yes, you heard me. Go ahead and open up a word document page on your computer right now or get out a pen and paper. Now set a timer for 1 minute and write a story about a ninja in pink, fuzzy pajamas. Don’t think too hard about it, just write and don’t stop. GO! Come on, you can do worse than that! Make it more horrible! Does it absolutely suck? Good! Now delete it. Now get out a piece of paper and draw a monkey holding a glass of wine, and once again, make it as horrible as possible. GO! Wasn’t it fun though? Did you get a few laughs out of it? Awesome. We need to learn to have fun when we create and not worry about having it perfect the first time. The purpose of this exercise is to show that perfectionism sucks the fun out of creating and basically defeats the whole purpose of creating in the first place.
  2. Open up another word document on your computer or get out another piece of paper and pen. Now make a list of ten things in your life right now that you know aren’t perfect, but love anyways. Go! I’ll be honest, I actually had a hard time with this one myself. Not because I don’t love anything that isn’t perfect, but because I perceive everything I absolutely love as perfect, even though it isn’t. That being said, the point of this exercise is to prove to you that first of all, something doesn’t have to be perfect for it to be lovable, and second of all that perfection is subjective. We we say our projects aren’t ‘perfect’ are we really thinking ‘no one will love this because it’s not perfect, therefore no one will love me’? I know that’s a bit of a slippery slope, but what if that’s our deep, unconscious fear? Our perfectionism is deep down a fear of being unloved most of the time, but we need to remind ourselves constantly that imperfect things are still lovable.
  3. Schedule out two different sessions. One session is to just create. Whether that’s the novel you’re working on, blog post, sketching for that art project, whatever. This is your “no editing, only creating” time. Now, schedule out a separate time (preferably not on the same day) to just go back and edit whatever it is that you’re working on. This is your “okay, now let’s make it presentable” time only. Better yet, pull out your planner and put it in your schedule now! If you’re going to do this for a project with a deadline, plan in advance so you’re not rushed or stressed. Do this consistently. This exercise is meant to rewire your brain to stop thinking “This needs to be perfect the first time” to “I can always go back and edit it later.” This has worked wonders for me with my novel. I should warn you that this takes some self discipline to do, but you’ll feel your stress level go down once you do this.
  4. Research! What is it that you think you suck at? Now pull up Google or Youtube and research how to improve on that thing. No, this is not counterintuitive to beating perfectionism. We as a society are under this delusion that we’re born with a certain set of skills and abilities and, well, that’s it. That’s the farthest thing from the truth. Our potential is endless, and we are not fixed with our certain skill set and skill level. How awesome is it to know that you’ll never reach perfection in anything simply because you’re limitless? Now, you go learn that skill like the magical, awesome being you are!

I hope you will implement some of these exercises and that they’ll help you beat perfectionism in your creative projects.

Five Tips to Help Create a Daily Routine

Okay so another thing I’m currently struggling with is making a daily routine and sticking to it. I know in my heart of hearts and mind of minds (if that’s not already a phrase, it is now) that if I could just set a daily routine and stick to it, my life would be so much easier. Honestly, I’m sort of jealous of those who can set a daily routine and stick to it naturally as if having an organized life is in their DNA. However, since this trait obviously skipped over me, I googled some ways to create and stick to a daily routine and here’s what I’ve found that I believe will work for me (and if you have similar struggles, maybe we can try these together and see what happens!)

  1. Take it one day at a time. I don’t get these people that like to have their lives planned out months in advance, but hey whatever floats their boat, right? I find it easier to have a basic layout of how I want my week to go, but put my to-do list on the chalkboard in my room for the next day, that way I’m only focused on what needs to get done today. Now yes, I understand some long term planning is necessary for larger goals, but as far as routines go, taking it day by day keeps me from getting overwhelmed. 
  2. Find a reward system that will actually work for me. Look, I know the stereotype is to reward yourself with junk food and if that works for others, great. However, junk food doesn’t work for me as a reward system. It’s not motivating enough. Things that I find worth working for are naps, reading a fiction book, coloring, naps, bubble baths, naps (yes I really love naps. One does not know the beautiful power of naps until one becomes an adult.) So once I cross that last thing off my to-do list, it’ll be time for that well-deserved nap. 
  3. Focusing on only a few important things each day. I would love nothing more than to write out ten chapters in my fantasy trilogy, write ten new blog posts, read five chapters in four different books, do all the laundry, all the dishes, slay a dragon, lead an army to victory, destroy the ring and end world hunger all in one day. That’s not going to happen, though. So if I can’t be some epic fantasy hero on the daily, at least I can focus on just a few things a day to accomplish and be happy with what I’ve got done. 
  4. Making it fun and worthwhile. Not everything I need to do is going to be fun and I realize that, but I got to have at least some fun everyday. Making fun a priority in my daily routine makes the routine worthwhile, and I’m more likely to stick to something I find worth it. 
  5. Not skipping more than one day in a row. The theory is that it takes twenty one days to make something into a habit, and skipping days not only ruins the whole point of a routine but greatly decreases the chances of it ever becoming a habit at all. It’s too easy for the brain to slide back to old habits and it will if given the chance. I’m just going to have to remind myself that the routine is absolutely worth it and I’ll be happier in the long run when the routine becomes a habit. 

So what are some things that help you stick to a routine? I’d like to know and maybe get some more ideas from you guys! 

Breaking Down S.M.A.R.T Goal Setting

Goal setting. If you’re anything like me, you probably cringe when you hear those words. I myself am not that much of a planner and begin to feel that deep-in-your-chest dread feeling when it’s time to make plans or set goals, especially long term ones. However, I’m finding that my tendency to leave things too open-ended also has a tendency to drain my inspiration and stifle my muse. When I have no idea what I really want or where I want to go with my creative projects or in my life in general, then I really get no where at all. To summarize what the Cheshire Cat said to Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,  if you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t really matter which way you go. 

I’m sure we’ve all heard of the S.M.A.R.T goal setting acronym but I must confess, I don’t use it half as much as I should. Okay fine, I seldom use it at all. Yes, I’m totally calling myself out on this one. But while we’re on the topic, let’s break it down.

Is your goal…

  1. Specific? I know for me, one reason I rarely reach goals is because I haven’t defined them well enough. Saying “I want to start a blog” is one thing, but saying “I want to have at least 1,000 subscribers or more on my personal development/artistic blog in eighteen months or less” is quite another. With the second, I have a clearer idea of where I want to go, and now I can set my mental GPS to create a roadmap to get there. 
  2. Measurable? What’s the point of setting a goal if you don’t know when you’ve reached it? This ties in with being specific. For example, saying “I want to sell my paintings” isn’t measurable enough. Okay, what would ‘selling your paintings’ look like? Now saying “I know my goal is reached when I sell at least $10,000 worth of art within the next 12 months”. Now you can measure that. So when I’m struggling with this step, I ask myself “what would that look like?” Or “how will I know when I get there?” Then I take it from there. 
  3. Attainable? This one is personally the most difficult step for me. It can be hard to define what is and isn’t attainable or realistic. We have so many voices in our heads (most often the voices of our well-meaning loved ones) that are telling us what we can and can’t do. One good place to start is asking “what is it going to take to get there?” Then go from there. Sometimes, I like to look at the stories of people who were successful in what I want to do, and see how long it took them to get to where I want to currently be. I guess my thinking is ‘if they did it in this amount of time, why can’t I?’ I also try to hit that beautiful in-between of challenging yet possible. If the goal is too unrealistic for me, it’s just demoralizing. If it’s too easy, I don’t grow and I don’t learn anything. That sweet spot looks different for everyone, so find what that in between would be for you. 
  4. Relevant? A lot of people use ‘realistic’ as the R in the SMART acronym, but I prefer relevant, because I feel like attainable and realistic are kind of one and the same. We hardly talk about goals that are relevant to us. This is (at least in my opinion) the biggest reason why people don’t reach the goals they set for themselves. We set goals that we think we should have or set goals that we think society or our loved ones think we should set without asking ourselves “is this what I really want?” Quite simply, we won’t put in the effort for goals that we don’t actually want to reach. If the goal isn’t relevant enough to you, you will end up giving up the moment it gets hard. Ask yourself “is it truly worth the time and effort it’s going to take to get there?” If the answer is no, find another goal, regardless of what others think or tell you. The truth about reaching goals that even I struggled with for the longest time is that working towards goals isn’t about the end result; it’s about the process and enjoying the journey. I’m still working on wrapping my head around that one too, but from what I understand, being obsessed with the destination is no good if you’re grumbling every step of the way towards it. So to sum this part up, make sure your goal is what you want and not what someone else wants for you, and that you’ll be enjoying the process of reaching that goal and not just focused on the end result.
  5. Timely? Lastly, I’m learning that goals must be set in a proper time frame. I feel this ties in with attainable as well. If you try to reach a big goal too fast, you’ll just end up stressing yourself out for no good reason and you’ll get all discouraged and give up. On the other hand, if you set the goal for too far out in the future, either you’ll start to become complacent or discouraged by how long it’s taking. So once again asking yourself “what will it take to get there?” Might be a good place to start when deciding the timeframe that you want to reach your goals. 

Yes, I’m probably going to go back to this post to remind myself of what it means to set goals and how to do it. However, in the long run, I know it will do me good and once I get to it, inspiration will begin to have room to grow. 

4 Questions to Ask Yourself When you Feel Uninspired

You know the feeling. It’s time to do art. So you’re about to put the paint brush or pen to the paper or you grab your camera to take pictures and then…nothing. You end up sitting there staring at a blank page for hours and eventually just close the journal, laptop, sketchbook or whatever project you were supposedly going to do and end up taking a nap instead, feeling awful that you got nothing accomplished. Or you did the usual stuff that you’ve heard from a million people to spark inspiration. You’ve gone for a walk through nature, took a break, went to your ‘inspirational music’ playlist on Spotify, scrolled through your pins on Pinterest, and you’re still in a funk. Honestly, that’s me more than I’d like to admit. Most times, the ‘usual’ age-old advice we’ve heard to spark inspiration doesn’t help, and I have a theory as to why. Inspiration in and of itself is too vague. One person may need inspiration for their next painting, another may need inspiration for their next photoshoot, while another person is experiencing writer’s block for their novel. See where the problem is there? Inspiration is found in different places depending on what it is you need inspiration in. Worse yet, what may feel as a ‘lack of inspiration’ may not be a lack of inspiration at all, but a deeper problem that’s not being addressed. When I feel ‘uninspired’ I’ve been learning to ask myself these questions to get down to the root issue:

1.When was the last time I’ve been somewhere or done something new?

Now yes, going for a walk in nature is one of the things everyone says to do to spark inspiration, but walking through the same nature-y park all the time will soon lose its inspiring power. Personally as a hermit, it’s difficult for me to force myself to go somewhere new, but it may be just what I need. It doesn’t need to be anywhere specific, just anywhere I haven’t been to. A new place in town? A nearby city I’ve never explored? Honestly, my husband is the more adventurous one out of the two of us and I know he’s going to use this against me when he reads that I’ve written this because he keeps bugging me about exploring new places but he’s right and I’m putting my foot in my mouth as I write this. If going somewhere new just isn’t in the cards for you right now, you can always learn something new or try something new that you may not be good at. The point is to get out of your routine one way or another. 

2. What are my specific goals for my next project?

If you don’t know the details of what you’re looking to get out of your next project, it will have no direction and you won’t know where to go from there. This applies most heavily with creative writing I feel. I know for me personally as an author, I experience the worst writer’s block when I haven’t defined my goals for my story or don’t know my characters or setting well enough. That’s why I, begrudgingly, am currently taking a break from writing my story to world build and character build in detail because I can’t write about characters or a world I don’t know enough about. If you’re an author like me, think about looking up world building, plot building and character building worksheets. I promise I’ll be making more posts going into more detail about world-building and character building in later posts for my writers. 

However, goal setting is crucial for art, photography and any other project. What message are you looking to send to your viewers? What feelings are you seeking to capture? What things invoke those feelings in you that you’re trying to capture? What things do you find value and deep meaning in currently? Then go from there. 

3. Who was the last person I talked to about my projects or ideas? 

Even as a hardcore introvert, I can not stress enough the value of talking to people about your projects and ideas or even previous projects and ideas. Who are your most supportive friends? Who in your life do you know loves it when you light up when you talk about your ideas? Using people as a sounding board for ideas is, for me, one of my most effective weapons against inspirational funkatude (yes, I just made up that word.) Having multiple perspectives is always better than one.

4. Is there something deeper going on that’s not being addressed? 

This is something I was struggling with very recently. Sometimes what feels like a lack of inspiration can be a sign of something more. Are you trying to take on multiple projects at once and getting very little done in any one of them, thus overwhelming yourself? Are you currently struggling with mental health issues such as depression or anxiety? Have you been feeling discouraged lately? Have you been dealing with a particularly stressful issue in your life? Have you been feeling unmotivated? Are you sure it’s not perfectionism that’s holding you back? These things are inspiration killers and must be addressed if those ideas are going to start flowing again. 

Now I know these are slightly vague and I want to get into details about all these things, but that would take half a novel to do so I promise for my next set of blog posts I’ll be diving deeper in each of these things but for now, I hope I’ve at least offered some things to think about the next time you feel uninspired. 

An Introduction to Myself

I was going to make this an introduction to myself, which I honestly found difficult because I try my best not to think about myself too often (although oftentimes I find myself thinking of me more than I’d like). How do I define myself? Well, I suppose that’s a question we should all be asking ourselves. What we put our identity in, what we value,  is what we use to answer the question “who are you”? 

First and foremost, I am an adopted child of God saved by his grace alone. I do not believe myself to be a ‘good person’ on my own, but only through God’s power and mercy can I even hope to be ‘good’. I want more than anything to be good, funny, wise, and all other virtues combined, but daily I must humble myself and understand that anything good in me comes from God. I understand that not everyone who reads this blog will share the same spiritual views that I do and I do not intend to make this a religious blog, but for me personally, I can not define myself outside of God. He is what has gotten me this far. All good that I do is through him and for him.

Secondly, I am a writer, both fictional and non-fictional. I constantly have ideas for stories buzzing through my head (you could imagine how difficult it can be to get to sleep when your brain won’t stop buzzing about with creative ideas in the middle of the night). I must write them out lest these trapped thoughts and ideas drive me insane. My fictional niche is fantasy and science fiction. I am one of those “geeks” that enjoy Marvel and Lord of the Rings as well as the Chronicles of Narnia and DC Comics. I may very well end up using such references in further posts, so don’t be surprised if I mention something from X-Men or throw in a Lord of the Rings quote here and there. In fact, I intend to create e books based on a fictional world I created sometime in the near future. To be honest, I just don’t believe my life would be complete if I just ignored my creativeness. Fictional stories have been used throughout the world to pass down history, teach valuable lessons about the human condition, influence culture, help us see things through another’s perspective, entertain people and help them escape reality for a while as well as inspire hope. 

I decided to start this blog because I have struggled with depression, anxiety, and a low sense of self worth with nothing going for me except for my creative talent. I have learned so far that self development is just as much of an art as it is a science, and when you change your mindset and you embrace creative thinking in every aspect of your life, you improve your life. For me personally, I can not separate the two and I know I’m not alone in that. So for those of you who can relate, welcome! You’ve come to the right place!

 Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t claim to be totally wise or that I already know everything there is to know about becoming your best self and creativity, but I do hunger to learn more about these things daily. Likewise, the more wisdom I so happen to find, the more I want to share what I’ve learned with others. So, in a sense, I am going on this journey of self-development right along with you. I’m more than excited to see where this road will lead us. Quite honestly, I’m hoping that this road of self-development will ultimately us to an unbreakable joy and peace, which the world is in such desperate need of. 

My challenge to you (there will always be a challenge, we can’t hope to grow without them), is to think about who you are. How do you define yourself? What do you place your identity in? What do you hope to achieve in your life, and what steps are you taking to get there? I know that last part is so cliche and I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times, but it’s something we often ignore. So, let’s get right to it together! 

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The Real Neat Blog Award!

Thank you WinterBetencourt for nominating me for this award! She is real about the struggles of being a writer in the most creative ways! I can definitely relate to a lot of her posts as a writer! So this is how this thing goes…

Rules

  1. Include the award logo in your post.
  2. Answer the following seven questions, asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Thank the person/people who nominated you.
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like by linking to their blogs.
  5. Notify them that you have nominated them.

My Answers

  1. If you could meet one character from your favorite book, who would it be and why? Probably either Devin or Lenier. They haven’t come up yet in my story, but they are best friend elves. I sadly know the least about these two characters and I’d like to get to know them a little more.
  2. What is one thing that is special or interesting about your hometown? Well I grew up right across the freeway from Disneyland in Anaheim, California. As a kid I was aware millions of people have to travel across the nation or the world to see Disneyland, while I was fortunate enough to only have to ride in a car for maybe 18-20 minutes. In addition to that, I lived only 3 miles from the beach, so I had the best of both worlds.
  3. If you were a superhero what would be your superpower? To fly. I’ve always been fascinated and obsessed with flying.
  4. What is one goal you have for yourself for 2021? To be able to make enough money off of this blog to sustain a living without having to have a full time job. I’m also considering making this into a podcast as well for my audio-loving audience so keep an ear out for that!
  5. What do you consider to be one of your strengths? Conflict resolution. Honestly I have a passion for peace and I’m fairly strong with empathy which makes me a good negotiator. Conflict resolution is a strength of mine that I need more confidence in to really unlock my potential in that area if you know what I mean.
  6. If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Either Denmark or Ireland. Both are very inspiring and beautiful places.
  7. If you could offer your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be? Be true to yourself. Stop trying to be who you assume everyone wants you to be and think hard about who you want to be.

My Nominees

Alright my nominees are…

Crispyconfessions

MagicalOverload

Edmyjourneyocd

My Questions

  1. What is one thing you’ve struggled with the most in your life?
  2. What was your favorite part of your childhood?
  3. Think of one bad habit you’ve been able to break. Tell me how you broke that bad habit.
  4. What makes the struggles of blogging worth it to you?
  5. When did you decide that you wanted to start a blog?
  6. If you could meet yourself ten years from now, what questions would you ask yourself?
  7. Do you know your Myers-Briggs personality type? If so, what is it?

Thank you so much for reading, Happy Sunday!