Let’s get 🎶PERSONAL🎶

Let’s get 🎶PERSONAL🎶

Hey!

Happy Tuesday.

I wanted to share some personal news with you guys if y’all are interested.

I’m back to work for at least the next two months, but of course, we get to go home for holidays. (minus Halloween)

They have us in Colorado, which I’m very excited about- If you know me, you know I vibe with the mountains, and I’ll always be a sucker for the cold. I love it❤️

I’ve talked a little about my job before, but I travel often. We go around to different hardware stores and rearrange the layout of the aisles and merchandise. It’s a lot of work, and most projects last a good 2-3 months per store. It’s a pretty tough job, we work the graveyard shift with maybe two days off if you’re lucky, but I’ve been doing this for four years now, going on 5.

I love my job! I do, it pays well, and I get to see the world with my hubby.🥰

BUT…

Working month after month turns into years, and just like that, in a blink of an eye, you’ve worked for three years straight with no time home besides Thanksgiving and Christmas.

It took a toll on my body and my mental, I desperately needed a break, so hubby and I took the month of September off, and I feel good and ready to come back with a fresh and determined mindset.

I am determined because I don’t want to disappear on you guys again like I always seem to do when I’m on the road working. I want to keep up with my blog posts, and keep interacting with the readers’ section. You guys are so talented 🥲

I WILL still be here!

The new plan is to work for a few months steady and have a month off.
That seemed to really help me keep a balance between my job and my mind.

I hope you guys have a great day!
Thank you for reading this nonsense, and THANK YOU for the support.
All your likes, follows, comments, DONATIONS!! (I can’t believe it, still)
I appreciate it very much ❤️

Have a blessed week!
I WILL SEE YOU SOON!

xoxo
-Brittany❤️🌻

Life Update! | New House, Birthday & Tattoos ? |

Life Update! | New House, Birthday & Tattoos ? |

Hello again…

I really have to stop disappearing, but this time it was for something good! I swear!🥺
Pls let me explain.

In one of my posts a while back a wrote about how we (me and my boyfriend) are moving back to our home town in Texas.

We made it, things have been GREAT! It’s been so good to see everyone again.

BUT the reason I was gone for a while was because we had been working on renovating our home!!
Getting things finished and move-in ready took longer than we expected…

It had originally started with refurbishing our hardwood floors.

Before
After

Then after the floors, we got ambitious..


I just wanted to sand and repaint the cabinets in our kitchen, but it needed some serious lovin’ to the whole kitchen.
So we decided to tackle it!

Here are the before and after pictures.

Before
Before
After
After

Can you see why it took longer than expected! 😂
Not to mention it’s been a steady 98-102 degrees here on top of all this work we were doing in such a short time.

Thankfully things are perfect. I am SO blessed and beyond grateful!

We finished just in time for my birthday got moved in, and my childhood BEST FRIEND from the 6th grade flew out from Chicago to help me decorate, and to celebrate my 24th birthday this year!
Things couldn’t have worked out better❤️
Happy Birthday to me! (Sept 12)
For her visit, we went to get tattoos as something special to do for my birthday!

DUH! Great idea.
I got my favorite animal!

I fell in love! I needed more.

So today…
I got this!

I found it on Pinterest a while ago but never actually thought I’d have the guts to do it.

Let me just say I’m SO glad I did!

I’m completely obsessed.

I feel new confidence inside myself. I feel proud to have stepped out of my comfort zone, and wear my heart on my sleeve…
Literally. 😂

Anyways I thank you for stopping by to listen.

Thank you to my 200 followers! I appreciate the shit out of you!

Your support means the world to me!

xoxo
Brittany❤️🌻


Affirmations of the week!

Affirmations of the week!

Hello

Welcome, to this week’s Affirmations of the week!

Positive Affirmations Every Monday!

Many of us struggle daily with our inner negative Nancy. Although, I have discovered a way to block out negative thoughts. It helps to write down positive quotes and affirmations that make me feel confident and more at peace.

 When I find myself in a mood for the day, I refer back to the positive quotes and affirmations I’ve previously written to help snap out of the negativity. Happiness is a choice you have to choose every day. I know all too well how easy it can be to fall into that overthinking cycle of negativity and how difficult it can be to get out. That’s the reason I make these posts every Monday to help others like me break that cycle. 

Positive Quotes

Stop worrying about what tomorrow may bring.
Focus on what you can control.
Stay positive. Enjoy today.
Expect good things to come.

KARen Salmansohn

Be honest with yourself about what you really want to accomplish.
Sometimes we make goals based on what others think we should do.

I believed in myself, even if nobody else did.
There was a confidence in me.
My need to express myself was so big.
I would call it my fire. My drive.

Juliette binoche

I am glad that we are sometimes happy and sometimes not.
You get your wisdom working by
having different emotions.

yoko ono

There’s a future version of me who’s proud I was strong enough.

khanos

Affirmations

  • Today is the day to be happy
  • Conscious breathing is my anchor
  • I believe in myself
  • I am fearless
  • I am becoming more in love with myself everyday
  • I am choosing a positive attitude today
  • I honor my feelings and am able to move through them in a healthy way
  • I allow myself time to create and play, just for the joy of it!
  • I honor all of my emotions
  • Creativity flows through me
  • Joy flows through me
  • Abundance flows through me
  • I am passionate about life
  • I feel pleasure every day

I hope everyone had a great August!
September is here and she’s my favorite😍🎂🎉

That’s it for today’s post I will see you all soon!

Have a great Labor day!!!!
-xoxo
Brittany❤️🌻

Using our senses can help reduce your stress, anxiety, and depression

Using our senses can help reduce your stress, anxiety, and depression

Did you know that using your 5 senses can help boost your mood?

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stressed?

Does everyday feel like another day wasted to bad vibes?

If your feeling fed up and looking for new perspective in life try these out:

Smell

Seek out scent.

Everyone has that one smell that can transform them back in time to when they were little, or perhaps even a scent that smells like vacation, smelling a favorite flower, the air after raining in spring. Anything you can think of that brings you home inside your mind. Seek out a scent that will help to clear your cloudy mind. (aromatherapy)

Touch

Take a cold shower

There are so many studies out there that can prove how good a cold shower every-now-and-then can be for your mental health and physical health. Taking a cold shower for up to 5 minutes, 2 to 3 times per week helps:

  • Increase endorphins
  • Improves metabolism
  • Improves circulation of blood flow
  • Helps fight off illness

Embrace the weather

Get some sun.

The lack of sunlight can affect your mood. So get up, put some sunscreen on and let your skin glow!

Rainy day? No problem

Rain can calm your mind and relax your body. Cuddle up with a book, journal, or a good movie. Let the rain act as white noise in the background, and reflect on your blessings. Feel your shoulders lighten up as you meditate to the sound of the rain.

Hugs

Hug your friends, family, spouse, children, don’t forget about your pets too! The embrace of someone else is always calming.

Hearing

Stop and listen

Communication is always good on your mental. Talk to somebody who will listen, get things out of your head and off your chest.

Listening to music that matches your mood always does the trick. Music induces relaxation. It makes you move, even if it’s just tapping your foot.

Vision

Look for reasons to be happy

Find some old pictures that might bring back good memories. Remember how you felt when this picture was being taken, what was going on?

Go for a walk and think about how lucky we are to be on this earth.
Pick a spot somewhere and allow yourself to daydream.

People watch.
No judgement, no thoughts just mindless watching.
( You can do this with animals and nature too!)

Taste

Cook with mindfulness

When you prepare your meals, bring awareness to how it got here.

Be thankful for the farmer that took the time to care and grow something that will fill your body with health and energy.
Think about others in areas who aren’t fortunate enough to have home cooked meals everyday.

Movement, relaxing, eating, and touching are essential in human experiences. We all do these things without thinking about it, but what if we bring out attention to how this affects our minds and bodies in incredible ways. Instead, let’s all be more mindful of how senses can bring us joy in life and repeat!

Hey Yall!

Hey Yall!

Sorry I’ve been MIA..

I’ve got some big things going in my life.

I took some much needed time off from work. I was too overwhelmed and focused I had no time to post or write or do anything I enjoyed. All I did was sleep work and eat not health foods. Went through some tough days and needed to take a step back and focus on myself FIRST before anything else, but I’m back home now. The boyfriend and I are looking for a nice apartment somewhere peaceful and quiet to call home. I’m so excited for that, wish us luck!

We are looking into getting new jobs that would be really good for us both!

Things are great, and I have so many reasons to be happy.🥰

Although we have lots to do! Monday is gonna be the beginning of a very busy week!

I’ve made some updates on my website!

I did a few changes on my website be sure to check it out!

Cya soon❤️🌻

Take a break today!

Take a break today!

Let’s all take a moment for yourself today.

Do whatever it is that makes you happy, and wholesome inside.

Here’s a few easy things we can try:

  • Read something fun
  • Take a nap
  • Unplug from your phone
  • Take a coffee/tea break
  • Listen to music
  • Go for a walk, enjoy the nature
  • Enjoy the little things in life
  • Meditate or do yoga
  • Daydream

This is the sign you needed today to let the pressures of everyday go, and enjoy the day for you!

I hope everyone has a great day!
You deserve it😊

Xoxo
Brittany❤️🌻

I’ve been slacking…kinda?

I’ve been slacking…kinda?

Well guys…
I moved back to Texas.

Sorry I’ve been away.

I originally was gonna take a week to give myself time to get settled and see the family without any extra stress on myself. One week turned into two..? How’d that happen?

Coming back felt pretty good. It’s nice to be back in familiar places, where you know the roads by heart. It was refreshing to see everyone too I missed my momma. ❤️ The week went by we got settled in, relaxed,socially drained. Then the next week came and still feeling drained/unmotivated to write something worth posting for my blog.

Although I’m proud that I kept writing in my journal, so technically I didn’t fail my goal to write everyday right?

To be real though, I feel setting my very first goal ever to writing everyday is a little hard on myself so the fact that I’m actually writing more than I ever have last year is progress enough.
Good Job Brittany❤️🌻

I need to remember it’s important to reward yourself for any progress made! Baby Steps

Anyways I am excited to bring you more positive vibes posts very soon!

Xoxo
Brittany

Daily Prompt Question

Daily Prompt Question

When is the last time you cried?

The last time I cried was on my dads birthday. I sat down to write in my journal that morning like every morning, (Well almost every morning..)

I had a lot on my mind and wanted to write it out, but not even a dent was made in the page before I closed my journal, turned to my boyfriend, and started crying on his lap.

He comforted me of course. ( He’s really the best ever)

It was a combination of emotions kind of cry. I was sad, sad because of the heart break we have done to each other, and sad that we are both to stubborn to apologize. Touched by flashbacks, good and bad. I felt homesick, wishing I could be there to do something to make his day special. Maybe it would help make up for all those bad memories. I was overwhelmed with emotions over my dads birthday. I do love my dad but our relationship is a weird one. Although, I’m thankful for a fresh start with him, and I’m grateful for our good memories. Those are the ones I will cherish. I hope to make more good memories with him and I hope he had a great Birthday this year!

This is a new thing I am trying to keep me focused on writing and posting everyday.
Daily Prompt Question.


Please, feel free to write your thoughts on the prompt. When is the last time you cried?

Leave a comment or email your response to: Barelyablog1@gmail.com

Thank you for stopping by! I hope to read your responses. Share this post with others!

Xoxo
Brittany<3

Affirmations of the Week

Affirmations of the Week

Hello

Welcome, to this week’s Affirmations of the Week!

Positive Affirmations Every Monday!

Many of us struggle daily with our inner negative Nancy. Although, I have discovered a way that helps me to block out negative thoughts. I like to write down positive quotes and affirmations that make me feel confident and more at peace.

When I find myself in a mood for the day, I refer back to the positive quotes and affirmations I’ve previously written to help snap out of the negativity. Happiness is a choice you have to choose everyday. I know all too well, how easy it can be to fall into that overthinking cycle of negativity, and how difficult it can be to get out. That’s the reason I make these posts every Monday to help others like me break that cycle.

Positive Quotes

  • There are hidden blessings in every struggle
  • The come back is always stronger than the setback
  • Being positive isn’t pretending that everything is good – It’s seeing the good in everything.
  • Love yourself first
  • Kindness begins with understanding that we all struggle. – Charles Glassman
  • Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
  • Flawed. & (still) worthy.
  • Visualize your highest self and start showing up as her
  • In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.
  • So many people love you. Don’t focus on the people who don’t. – Soyen
  • Being grateful for what you currently have is the midst of getting what you want.

Affirmations

  • I focus on what I can control & make peace with what I can’t
  • I release doubt & welcome faith
  • I wish for the greatest good for myself and everybody today
  • I am thankful for all I have & all I will accomplish
  • I am worthy
  • I have all the power I need.
  • I make my dreams my reality
  • I have the strength to succeed
  • I am responsible for my own happiness
  • I believe in myself
  • I am blessed and so thankful for a positive community
  • I am grateful to the journey of self love and thankful for my good character.
  • I can be anything I want to be.
  • Positivity runs in my blood
  • I am blessed with all my dreams coming true.

That’s all for this weeks Affirmations of the Week

I am truly grateful for those who have stuck around, and kept supporting me while I’ve been at war with my anxiety and doubts about writing posts. I am getting better!

Thank You! I hope you have a wonderful week.

Xoxo

Brittany<3

Just Write

Just Write

I have this constant hunger inside. The urge to write it always there. For reasons unknown, I ignore my gut. Could it be the doubt inside telling me my art isn’t good enough?

There are so many things to write about. Endless topics that still need to be researched and shared with the world!

Yet, there I am, constantly at war with my intrusive thoughts. They tell me, “it won’t be any good so why even waste your time?”

Like a fool, I listen.

I glance at my notebook, my laptop, I could write something breathtaking but I don’t.

Just write!

It doesn’t matter if someone doesn’t ever read it.

Just write for YOU Brittany!

Nobody in this entire world, even the ones closest to you, will EVER look at you with shame because I aspire to be a writer.

Just write Brittany.

Get it all out!

You know it’ll make you feel better. Overcome your fear!

JUST WRITE!

( A letter to myself)

Xoxo

Brittany