Book Review: Tina Fey, Bossypants

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Oh do I have a good one for you.

For my non-fiction book of the month, I chose Tina Fey’s autobiography, Bossypants. 

If you guys are not familiar with Tina Fey she is, as Wikipedia claims her to be:

“Elizabeth Stamatina “Tina” Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and playwright. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live and for creating the acclaimed comedy series 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tina_Fey).

Not only did I not know her real name was Elizabeth (did I read the book thoroughly?) , I did not know that I admired her as much as I do now. As a child, it was always my dream to be on SNL. It still is, but further out of reach unfortunately on the basis that I am not funny.

Tina Fey’s writing style this entire book is so funny and witty that I literally read the thing in 2 days.

Tina starts off talking about her childhood growing up looking like a boy and not having any sexual experience except with the boy who would pick her up at night and makeout with her while he talked about other girls. She mentions her father, Don Fey, who according to her looked like Clint Eastwood. Don Fey was the polar opposite of Tina and was a pretty strict and stern man. She talks about a story where Don Fey buys a carpet shampooer to figure out that it is indeed broken and needed to be returned. Long story short he ends up leaving Tina at the store because he will not cough up $3.

Tina picks up a job at the Young Men’s Christian Association in another chapter, where she works the desk. Tina works with her co-worker Donna who works the phones. Donna was one to complain, but you could NEVER complain to Donna. Tina writes about how the certain rich members felt entitled to pass the line and go in front of people waiting to sign in.

Rich entitled male trying to skip the line: “Don’t you know who I am?”

Tina: “Don’t you know who I AM? Then how could I know who YOU are? We don’t know each other!”

Long story short Tina ends up stealing the new office position from Donna on the phones because she wouldn’t settle for being the underdog of any situation.

My favorite portion of the book was her focus on women in the workplace. She goes on to say how Amy Poehler would make a joke and the men on set would say how women aren’t funny. In which they would respond “We don’t fucking care”.

“It is an impressively arrogant move to conclude that just because you don’t like something, it is empirically not good…”

She talks about Chinese food and how just because she doesn’t like Chinese food doesn’t mean she is going to sit down and write articles about how she doesn’t like Chinese food.

“Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions. Go “Over! Under! Through!” and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss…”

She talks about sexism in the media and how men commonly wont like a show because they don’t want to “f*ck the cast”. Women are seen as objects in media, television, and the workplace!

My favorite quote and takeaway from the entire book is this right here:

“So my unsolicited advice to women in the workplace is this. When faced with sexism or ageism or lookism or even really aggressive Buddhism, ask yourself the following question: “Is this person in between me and what I want to do?” If the answer is no, ignore it and move on. Your energy is better used doing your work and outpacing people hat way. Then, when you’re in charge, don’t hire the people who were jerky to you.”

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30 Rock was a show I never watched, and apparently not a lot of people did either. Tina talks about how 30 Rock only took off because of Alec Baldwin and the cast and crew and producers were ready for it to end at any minute.

In the words of Tina Fey:

“We were not a hit”.

This show did not take off, and honestly what I had heard about it when it came out, I never even wanted to watch it. After reading this book I will 100% be watching this show because I believe it will apply to my humor now that I am older. How she talks about her own show, her own idea, and her own cast and crew is absolutely hilarious to me and I respect her honesty like no other. This show was basically nothing, it was waiting to be canceled after the pilot. But then!!!!!! It received the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in September.

Nobody saw that coming.

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The show proceeded to win 7 more Emmys and is really Tina’s showboat for the American Dream.

I also did not know Donald Glover was a writer for 30 Rock, fun fact.

And here it is, Saturday Night Live. My dream, my passion, my extremely out of reach goal that I will probably never reach considering I am pursuing a career in nursing.

Tina talks about how she was never really asked to be in sketches because all of her co-workers had faces that could create other characters while she just looked like herself in a wig, or her brother.

Except when she looked like Sarah Palin.

She literally was casted for this part because she had brown hair, glasses, and slightly resembled the politician. She wasn’t even working for SNL when she got offered this. So what did she have to lose really?

One of my favorite sketches she did as Sarah Palin was with Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton. If you are not familiar with that sketch, PLEASE proceed to watch the video below before continuing on.

Now that you have experienced the pure humor and brilliance these two share in this sketch. The subtle feminism focus is what I loved about this as well. They really focus on sexism in that campaign and how these women experienced different sides of the “sexism coin”. Hillary wasn’t liked and called a ballbuster, while Palin wasn’t liked and called Caribou Barbie. They were marginalized based on their gender. She talks about how this was a big feminism ploy but you couldn’t even tell because of all the jokes.

I never really thought I would ever want to read this book nor would I go out of my way to buy it. I picked it up at a thrift store for $.50 (Sorry Tina). I am SO glad that I did.

This was one of the most enjoyable autobiographies I have ever read and I truly did not want to put it down. I have already recommended this book to like 3 of my friends (my only friends) and will recommend it to all of you.

I never realized how big of a Fey fan I was until I read this book and it is making me go watch 30 Rock because I feel bad.

What a girl BOSS.

If you are interested in the book you can purchase it here.

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If anyone knows Tina Fey and has some gross connection please send her this blog post in hopes of completing my dream of being on SNL or even meeting someone who has been on SNL (I guess she is pretty cool for other things too).

If you guys have book recommendations please comment them below!

xx,

G

Rating: 5/5

Confidence is 10% hard work and 90% delusion. – Tina Fey 

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travel diaries: allegheny state park

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So, I have been on winter break for almost a month and a half now. Unfortunately, since the break started I have been on two antibiotics and been a very sick girl! My best friend decided to drag me out of bed and force me on a road trip to see some of the beauty this world has to offer.

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So we set off in the winter weather for a couple hour drive to go up to Allegheny State Park.

For it being January, the weather was pretty nice. It was still chilly, but the drive down was absolutely beautiful and I wore a dress. Good thing for a sick girl to do, right?!

Anyway, Sara drove and I controlled the music. It was her playlist, but I controlled the aux so it counts right?

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The park was absolutely beautiful and even though we didn’t have the winter snow or the fall leaves, it was still a sight to see. I loved sitting there and breathing the fresh air in and listening to the literal silence that was surrounding us. Living in a busy suburb with constant noise you never realize what actual silence is until you’re in a place like this.

We walked around for a couple hours frantically looking for bears and then later realizing that they are in hibernation, it is winter.

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We took some pictures, did some minimal hiking, and then realized it was far too cold! We ventured past the road closed sign and did most of our exploring because thats what rebellious 20 year olds do these days. 

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Although this trip was short lived, it was one of my favorites. Sara forced me out of bed and out into the fresh air for just a couple hours and I instantly felt my spirits lift. I highly recommend to get outside and put down your phone for a couple hours (unless it is golden hour and you take these cute pics). Go out of your comfort zone and say yes to days when you feel like staying in bed. It made a fun memory and it cleared my head so much.

One of my goals for this new year is to take footage of my little adventures and get back into creating videos. I used to do this with every trip I went on, but was embarrassed to post them anywhere and ultimately stopped doing so. I decided to make a video for this little trip of ours to inspire me to do more of it.

Heres a link to my little video if you are interested in watching.

(the stabilization on my GoPro is all wack, so I apologize for the little shakiness)

As always, do things that are good for your mental health! Do things that make you HAPPY. It is OKAY to take a day off of being productive and do things that make you spark inside.

To Sara, thank you for being the one who has been there for me during my ups and downs of my mental health and my life in general, you are my soulmate and best friend.

Do something for YOU today.

xx,

G

You can go to the gym, drink your water, and take your vitamins, but if you don’t deal with the shit going on in your heart and head you’re still going to be unhealthy

Book Review: When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger

IMG_3600.JPGI am a book worm.

I have always loved to read and I have always loved a new book. Unfortunately I have lost myself in the world of social media and lost my love for literature. I decided to create a goal to read at least 12 books this year, one every month. I am hoping that this will be an easy task to obtain, but I have learned to set my goals low and work to aim higher.

So the first book in my book review section is When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger.  

I received this book for Christmas from my mother, but I may or may have no picked it out because of the aesthetically pleasing book cover. The “packaging” (lol) is super cute and definitely caught my eye. Well down Lauren!

I am not a big fiction reader, so picking this up was outside of my comfort zone for sure. I used to love fiction books, but once I got into self help and non-fiction books I never looked back. Except of course for Harry Potter, but that is obvious.

Lauren Weisberger is also the author of The Devil Wears Prada, so I was immediately attracted to this book, and I am GLAD I picked it up.

This book is about 3 friends who connect in an extremely interesting way. Emily, is a L.A. working girl whose main job is to diffuse celebrity “uh-ohs” and steer the mistake away from the public eye. She has a loving husband Miles who is a typical L.A. hottie who is obsessed with Emily and wants nothing more than for her to have a baby, but that is NOT in Emily’s plan. Emily was by far my favorite character with her attitude and humor and her love for wine.

Emily is friends with Miriam. Miriam is a down to earth, quiet, completely opposite of Emily suburban housewife. She used to live in the city with her husband Paul, but moved to Greenwich, Connecticut so that her kids could grow up with a backyard. (How sweet). Miriam has been long time friends with Miriam and has tried to convince her to move to the suburbs multiple times. Miriam focuses on her sex life, or lack thereof, her “mommy belly”, and her outfits almost the entire book. She is the friend that always thinks she is fat, when she is not. Paul and Miriam’s relationship goes through a lot of ups and downs and my opinion of Paul changed wildly throughout the book. Miriam has a long time best friend named Karolina.

Karolina is a beautiful, ex Victoria’s Secret model and current wife of Senator Graham. Senator Graham who is in fact running to be President. This book focuses on Karolina’s run in with the law that turns out to be an elaborate set up to bring her down. I don’t want to go into too much detail because it will give away a lot, but the entire situation has so many twists and turns that I literally found myself getting so mad at all of the characters and their involvement.

This book gave me so many feelings of hurt, anger, empowerment, and that is everything I look for in a book. I felt like I was watching an episode of Desperate Housewives and It was everything I loved in a soap opera.

This book in total was 340 pages and I finished it in two days. I was sick when I opened this book and boy am I glad, because I don’t know If I could have put it down. This was definitely such a good book to get me back on my fiction kick! I would totally recommend this book to anyone who likes funny, housewife drama.

If you guys have any books you want me to review, comment below!

xx,

G

4.5/5 Rating

Welcome to Greenwich, CT, where the lawns and the women are perfectly manicured, the Tito’s and sodas are extra strong, and everyone has something to say about the infamous new neighbor.

Year of YES: Spinning

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetSo I decided to try something crazy. This year I’m gonna say yes to things.

INSANE right?

For me, yes.

I have always been the type of person to say no or make an excuse for not doing something. I have found that I experience major FOMO when I do so, and regret not saying yes to the thing I said no to. So in 2019 (we’ll see how long this lasts) I’m gonna say YES.

My first year of YES came before 2019, but we’ll still count it.

Today, I decided to try spinning.

I have always wanted to try spinning, cycling, biking, whatever you want to call it, but never got my butt to do it. So, when I got asked to do a free class at 830 am. Yes, 8 30 in the morning. That is like 4 hours before my usual wake up time, I said YES.

I was really nervous to get in there for the first time, but the instructor was so welcoming and I didn’t feel judged or embarrassed like I do at most gyms when I don’t know what the heck I am doing.

This class was a slower pace, but do not let that fool you, it was FAST. My instructor played amazing music that was current and cycling to the beat of the music was advised. It was so hard to catch a rhythm the first time because I am so uncoordinated and musically challenged. Once I caught the rhythm, it was so much fun.

Spinning is so much exercise without feeling like you are doing a lot of exercise. I didn’t find myself being fatigued or tired once my body got used to it and the 55 minutes we spun, went so fast. I am currently sick so I was nauseous during it, but I don’t think that would happen otherwise! I was sweating up a storm, which is ironic because when I walked in I was complaining about how cold it was. The only thing I didn’t like was that on the screen all of our percentages were visible for everyone to see. I felt slightly insecure because I wasn’t keeping up with people who had been doing this for a while, but the instructor told me I did really well for my first time. She told me I didn’t have to go as hard as I did, but my competitive nature would not allow any less.

Overall, I loved the experience and could see myself doing it again. I want to wait until I have enough stable money to get a membership, but we have spinning bikes at school that are for free. This workout used my arms, legs, and core to intensity. I am sure I will be feeling this tomorrow and will regret the decision of going, but for now (20 min after) I feel incredible.

So, here is to my year of saying YES, and I encourage all of you to do the same.

xx,

G

Buy or Bust : Concentrated Naturals Bath Bombs

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So I decided to add a section to the blog with the coming new year. “Buy or Bust” is a little harsh of a section, but it is catchy. In this new section I will be buying or trying out things that I have received from myself or from other people.

First up: Concentrated Naturals Bath Bomb Gift Set

This gift set I received as a Christmas present and got super excited about it. It contains 12 bath bombs with names that seem to suit sensitive skin. “shea butter”, “lavender”, “sea salt”, I assumed that these were the only ingredients in these things, but boy was I wrong.

A little background on myself is that I have suffered with eczema since I was little and have not had it in a very, very long time. For some reason I like to continue to test things on my skin to see if I’ll have a flare up! Needless to say, I have very sensitive skin.

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The packaging of the bath bombs is super cute but for only reading the sticker on the bath bomb, and not the ingredients, I was very mislead. I chose to experiment with the least harmful one, lavender.

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I decided that I, myself, wanted to have a “Cozy Night”, so I popped this in my bathtub.

I have had severe allergic reactions to all of Lush’s products, including their especially “sensitive skin” made bath bombs, so I was a little excited for this. I assumed it would be natural due to the name, and soft on my skin.

The initial bomb was a pretty pink color and smelled more like rose than lavender.

IMG_3617Excuse my beautiful nursing student manicure and try to focus on the bath bomb itself.

I dropped the bath bomb into the tub and alas, my first disappointment. It was not fizzy and really just “plopped” in there. I had to break it up with my foot and I really missed out on the cool fizzing video I was preparing to take for some #content.

I want to make it readily open that I did in fact process this picture with a VSCO preset to match the “aesthetic”, and it was in fact not this No fizz, unfortunately.

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To spice things up and for my own satisfaction, I added some baby shampoo to add some bubbles, because like I said; no fizz.

Ah, now that is more aesthetically pleasing wouldn’t you say?

Unfortunately, to my disappointment, I did not have myself a Cozy Night with this bath bomb. I began itching extremely aggressively and began spiraling down the Lush bath bomb path in severe disappointment.

DISCLAIMER: the box does CLEARLY state that there have been reactions to people using with sensitive skin, but I, for some reason, choose to stay positive in these situations knowing what will happen to me.

So folks, unfortunately, I will be sticking to Dove Soap baths and things without any ingredients in them. I broke out in red rashes and hives and my eyes started to swell. I do not blame the company for this because they clearly gave me a disclaimer I refused to follow, but I am disappointed.

The misleading packaging had me thinking that this was a natural approach to bath bombs and I was really mislead.

Now that that is over, I’m going to take a Benadryl and hope my eyes stop swelling.

This product has been ruled as a : BUST.

(ouch i feel so mean saying this, nothing personal concentrated naturals 😦 )

xx,

G

 

Travel Diaries: Washington, DC

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Lately, I have been having the urge to travel. As a girl who is completely terrified of flying, this is a strange urge to be having. I had been looking back at my photos on my laptop and had completely forgot about how much I loved traveling to new places. The first time I went to Washington, D.C. was by far one of my favorite adventures.

So, I figured I would reflect on my desire to travel without being to do so at this broke time in my life. Reflecting on happier times during finals week seems like the perfect strategy to decrease my stress level and increase my serotonin levels a wee bit.

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“The Pencil”

This was a wild sight to see. I have never felt so small standing next to an object in my life. The “Pencil” or the Washington Monument was a big tourist attraction. It was insane to hear that there used to be a working elevator inside that government officials could ride. Thinking about my fear of heights made me extremely nauseous hearing this, but imagining a view from up top was unbelievable. People were taking typical “tourist” pictures, so of course I had to join in.

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I witnessed a lot of people laughing at me while I was doing these things, but seeing how many people were doing the same thing as me was humbling. Being in D.C. for the first time I got the true tourist experience. Living close to Niagara Falls I had always gotten annoyed with all of the people taking pictures and doing typical touristy things, but once I got to see something for the first time like this I understood.

I was like a little kid in a candy shop in D.C.

Processed with VSCO with m5 presetAcross the way from the monument, was the Lincoln Memorial.

Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to go and visit the actual memorial so I used my super fantastic zoom feature on my camera to act like I had been there! I am really bummed about the fact that we didn’t have enough time, but I am planning to go back and visit this specifically for SURE.

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Processed with VSCO with m5 presetThe World War 2 Memorial was by far my favorite. Seeing all of the states was an amazing experience. I loved the fountain in the middle and spent most of my time here. I was actually urged to move on because I would’ve spent all day here if I could have. There just simply was not enough time in the day! It kind of annoyed me to see the multiple people playing and even swimming in the fountain.. I saw it as a form of disrespect. I guess opinions can differ in that sense, and maybe that is how they experience the memorial themselves.

I thought the memorial was extremely beautiful and thought out. The different arches representing the different coasts and time zones were absolutely amazing. Of course I had to stand under my home state of New York and show my pride.

My favorite part of the memorial, was the engraving I showed in the second picture. The engraving recognized the women who took part in the war as well. I feel like it was such a stigma back then about women being in the military. Over 350,000 served in the United States Armed Forces in World War 2 and seeing it represented in this engraving was inspiring. Whether it be nurses, soldiers, etc, they were being recognized. They were not measured as women, but as citizens that were fighting for their country. Can someone say girl power?

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099126B0-0DEA-4E76-BD3E-96F3D37A71D8.jpgNext, we stopped for lunch in DuPont circle. This is a place where a million and six food trucks stop for lunch hours. I remember someone telling me that this was the place of the most food trucks gathering at once, but I could be wrong.

I got a philly cheesesteak (boring) and my boyfriend at the time got a hotdog. This was the most extravagant hot dog I have ever seen. It was called a Swizzler dog. https://www.swizzlerfoods.com/ Check them out. If you are ever in Washington, you need to get this hotdog. This picture just doesn’t do it justice.

I thought the atmosphere of DuPont was extremely cool, and I found myself repeatedly saying that I felt like I was in a movie. The college kids were sitting on monuments (illegal, just so clearly illegal), listening to music, throwing a football, it was like I was on a movie set.

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My absolute favorite place I went in all of D.C. was the Smithsonian. We went to the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of American History. I am the biggest nerd with museums so I was literally geeking the entire time.

I fell in love with the animal and science portion of the museum and spent about 30 minutes just watching the featured movie about fish that I could have literally watched on the Discovery Channel at home. I spent most of my time gawking at the animals frozen in time and reading literally every word on the plaques describing their lives. Even though I know what a whale is, I NEEDED to read every word or I felt like I was missing something.

My next favorite exhibit was the crystal, geode, and diamond exhibit. As you all know by now I am a BIG crystal guy. If you don’t know this by now you have not been reading my blog. Once again, I had to be literally dragged out of this exhibit because I spent all my time reading the information about each one.

In the museum of American history, I was more focused on the information than taking pictures. One thing that I thought was so interesting was the Greensboro Lunch Counter that was on display. I had actually just learned about this in my US History class so just seeing this in person was amazing to me.

A little background on the Greensboro Lunch Counter if you don’t know:

“Racial segregation was still legal in the United States on February 1, 1960, when four African American college students sat down at this Woolworth counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. Politely asking for service at this “whites only” counter, their request was refused. When asked to leave, they remained in their seats. Their sit-in drew national attention and helped ignite a youth-led movement to challenge inequality throughout the South.

In Greensboro, hundreds of students, civil rights organizations, churches, and members of the community joined in a six-month-long protest. Their commitment ultimately led to the desegregation of the F. W. Woolworth lunch counter on July 25, 1960.

Ezell A. Blair Jr. (now Jibreel Khazan), Franklin E. McCain, Joseph A. McNeil, and David L. Richmond were students enrolled at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College when they began their protest.

Protests such as this led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which finally outlawed racial segregation in public accommodations.”

If you read that little blurb of history, you understand how cool that was for me to see. I actually wanted to be an American history teacher long before Nursing school dropped into my life, so I’m a BIG history geek as well.

The last and final place I got to see in D.C., was The White House.

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All politics aside here, The White House was pretty anti climatic. I’m not sure what I expected, but from the distance you were allowed to see it it looked like a little toy. It honestly just looked like what it is, a house.

We had gone on a day that wasn’t so busy, but there were a handful of protesters there. I have never been here so I wasn’t sure if there was a time where you could go right up to the fence, but that would’ve been a cooler experience I’m sure.

If I’m not mistaken the lady that is in the fourth picture (I didn’t take this one) has been protesting there for an extremely long time. You cant protest in front of the White House, but she’s been there for so long that she has been grandfathered into it.

“She had been a fixture at the encampment site in Lafayette Square since 1981, frequently speaking to tourists about nukes.

In 2013, the peace protest came to a brief end after the site was left unattended overnight and the igloo-like tent was dismantled by authorities. The man who was supposed to stay at the camp overnight left the site.”

This was an extremely interesting and inspirational story to me, knowing that she didn’t leave her post once and was dedicated to fight for what she believed in. Once again, can you say girl power??

I wish I could have gotten a tour inside the White House, but I’m not even sure if they do that anymore. It is sad to me that so many amazing things have been taken away due to Terrorist acts, but understandingly.

If you don’t understand my personality, I asked to pet the bomb dog in front of the White House, and luckily was nicely let down by the attending officer. That could have turned bad REAL fast, but they were so cute and my mind took over.

Going to Washington was one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had. I learned so much and my inner nerd was SCREAMING the entire time. I had to go out of my comfort zone a lot here for many different things. Public transportation, crowds, and just the nation’s capital in general have always been a list of my favorite fears. It took a little push for me to get here, but I’m so glad I did.

Looking back on my travels reminds me that stepping out of my comfort zone and facing my fears turns out to be one of my favorite things to do!

Let me know if you guys would like more of these “travel diaries” or reflections on past / future trips!

Comment some places that I should visit

xx,

G

 

Wherever you go becomes part of you somehow. – Anita Desai

How To: Vision Boards

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I have wanted to create a Vision Board for as long as I can remember. I have always loved the idea of manifestation and visualization. So, after long awaited anticipation I decided to make my own.

I bought cork bord squares from office max and used four of them to create a vision board square on my wall. They came with adhesive stickers and I just used silver push pins to stick the pictures up there. I liked this method because If I wanted to change the pictures or my vision at any time, it was easy to do so.

My vision board consists of pictures of things I hope to accomplish in my life or in the coming year. Some things will take a lot of time to manifest and achieve, but other things will not take as long.

Something I hope to achieve is my relationship with God and my faith. I have done a lot of progress in this journey and have become a lot closer to God than I ever thought possible, but I hope to get a lot closer to him. For Christmas, my mother got me a devotional so I plan on using that each day to help in my spiritual journey. I like having something higher to believe in, whether it bed God, Buddha, or any other higher power.

Another thing I hope to do in the new year is focus more on my health. I put pictures of yoga and my “ideal” body in my vision board to inspire me to work hard and get where I want to be. Although, I do not have a problem with where my body is right now, being more healthy will improve my overall wellbeing and mental health. Along with this, I want to do more activities outside such as hiking or running. I live so close to the Niagara Falls Gorge that I plan on visiting it more when it is nice out. I advise doing things like that with your friends like hiking and doing outdoor activities!

Something I also have on my vision board is love. Self love, love with another human, love with my family. I want to formulate pure love in my life whether it be with myself, another human, or my family. I believe that 2018 was an eye opening year filled with a lot of fake love and I want to capitalize on creating pure relationships.

I want to heal in the new year. I have had an extremely hard year with growth and figuring out who I am. I have done a lot of things for my own happiness and it has cost a lot of relationships in return. “Healing is not linear” is a favorite quote of mine because of the ups and downs involved in the process.

My dream home and dream car are also placed on this vision board. Although these are things in the future that I hope to strive for. A house with a wrap around porch and a dog that loves me.

I want to focus on digressing from social media. The “social media seriously harms your mental health” picture is something I have seen a lot of social media stars have in their phone case. I think it is something to appreciate and think about, because we are all so obsessed with social media and the image behind it that we tend to not focus on the present. We live moments based on taking pictures and getting likes. I don’t want to spend as much time on social media apps as I do, because life is so short and I feel like I’m missing it.

I encourage you all to manifest your life and your year by making a vision board.

You can learn about vision boards and setting intentions here .

Let me know what your plans and goals are for the new year in the comments below!

xx,

G

If you change nothing, nothing will change