Thursday, July 24, 2014

I Wanted To Put this in a VLOG but it didn't work out...TMI TAG

Happiness is a form of courage...


1: What are you wearing? Miley Cyrus heart top and Blue jean shorts with my "I Have Faith For Today" yellow wristband
2: Ever been in love? Yes
3: Ever had a terrible breakup? Not in the ordinary sense of the word but yes.
4: How tall are you? 5' 8"
5: How much do you weigh? I've weighed 151 pounds for three weeks straight. My body has finally adjusted to no more SLU food.
6: Any tattoos? No
7: Any piercings? Just my ears even though I rarely wear earrings anymore
8: OTP? I feel like skipping this question
9: Favorite show? Right now, I'm obsessed with Just Keke and Hart of Dixie. I'm not a big tv person.
10: Favorite bands? Hot Chelle Rae, Superchic[k], Sidewalk Prophets, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, 5SOS
11: Something you miss? Having my own room
12: Favorite song? Underdog by Jonas Brothers 
13: How old are you? 22 soon to be 23
14: Zodiac sign? Leo
15: Quality you look for in a partner? Sense of humor
16: Favorite Quote? Just Keep Swimming or Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."♥
17: Favorite actor? Zac Efron (And no, it's not just because he's handsome)
18: Favorite color? Purple
19: Loud music or soft? Both because if the music is too loud, you're too old haha. 
20: Where do you go when you're sad? I talk to God, hug my dogs, or journal
21: How long does it take you to shower? 10-15 minutes if I have to wash my hair; 2 minutes if I just have to rinse off
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 45 minutes to an hour
23: Ever been in a physical fight? Yes with my sisters growing up
24: Turn on? A guy who believes in showing a girl off, arm muscles, and a guy who likes to read
25: Turn off? Clinginess, shadiness, making me feel not good enough
26: The reason I joined Youtube? I just wanted to post videos of my best friend Geniveve. My first video was called Welcome to The Geni Show.
27: Fears? High ceilings, frogs, and public speaking
28: Last thing that made you cry? Letting someone go
29: Last time you said you loved someone? My dogs this morning
30: Meaning behind your YouTube Name? three Florida sisters( My two sisters and I live in Florida)
31: Last book you read? All I Need by Susane Colasanti. (She's one of my fave authors and she always replies to my tweets)
32: The book you're currently reading? The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (so good...omg!)
33: Last show you watched? So You Think You Can Dance
34: Last person you talked to? My mom (on the phone currently)
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted? She's not only my mother but also my best friend. :)
36: Favorite food? Cereal or bacon or fruit
37: Place you want to visit? New York, California, London, Spain, Greece
38: Last place you were? In my Florida room
39: Do you have a crush? Just celebrity ones, and I'm ok with that.
40: Last time you kissed someone? Does my dogs count?
41: Last time you were insulted? Whoever they were, I forgive them.
42: Favorite flavor of sweet? Tiramisu or chocolate chip cookies
43: What instruments do you play?? Drums and keyboard
44: Favorite piece of jewelery? My rings (My birthstone ring that I got when I was confirmed and my Love ring that I wear as a purity ring)
45: Last sport you played? I swam
46: Last song you sang? She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5
47: Favorite chat up line? Is your name Lucky Charms because you are magically delicious?
48: Have you ever used it? I think so, it failed.
49: Last time you hung out with anyone? My family at the beach last Friday
50: Who should answer these questions next? Anyone who reads this. You don't have to do it by blog. Make a video. Or get creative.

Lastly, all of you need to follow my dogs on Twitter if you have one:
Follow Katrina @NuggetsofWizdom
Follow Hazel @HazelSnap26
Follow Geniveve @GeniveveDeVries

Thanks for reading!

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Letting Go and Moving Forward♥

Happiness is a form of courage..I've made a decision and if you can't tell from the the title of this blog, I'm letting go. Not only letting go of certain people but also the way they've hurt me and I'm standing up and saying: If I'm not enough for you, then I'll be on my way.♥

I won't get into all the details but I just feel like some people no longer deserve anything from me because they have not treated me with the respect I deserve as a human being. I'm not someone who holds grudges; I've actually given a lot of people multiple chances to prove they deserve a spot in my life. I'm a very trusting person so much so that I allowed certain people back in my life who I should really have forgiven, wished well, and continued on my merry way in life.

This is a decision that I've been turning over and over in my head for a while now. It's part of the reason I've been blogging about being down and having dark thoughts. These people aren't bad people, it's just that I've either outgrown them or they continue to steal my peace of mind and hold me back from my true God-given destiny because they are envious, have impossible expectations of me, or just a negative attitude toward me and the things God is doing in my life.

God has finally sat me down and told me: "How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing as I've rejected him from reigning over Israel?..."-1 Samuel 16:1. God doesn't want me to rehearse old wounds anymore, question things I don't understand and things that seem completely unfair, nor does he want me to keep regretting things I've done. He wants me to move forward. ♥

Yesterday is gone and you will be OK
Place your past into a book, burn the pages
Let 'em cook oh
Yesterday is dead and gone and so today
Place your past into a book, burn the pages
Let 'em cook- Sia, Burn The Pages

Today, I was watching Joel Osteen's teaching and these are the things I took away from it:

"As long as you're living in regrets, it's going to keep you from the bright future God has for you. Move forward and God will vindicate you."

"We should focus on what we can change, not what we cannot change."

In order to truly let go: you must quit thinking about it, quit talking about it, and quit reliving it. ♥

The Bible says in Philippians 4:8: "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."

God will give you beauty for your ashes but you have to let go of the ashes so God can give you beauty.

Instead of your shame
    you will receive a double portion,
and instead of disgrace
    you will rejoice in your inheritance.
And so you will inherit a double portion in your land,
    and everlasting joy will be yours. -Isaiah 61:7

That is what I'm finally doing surrendering it all to God. The pain, the heartbreak, the rejection, the betrayal, the abandonment, the disappointment, the feeling second-best, the feeling of not being enough, and forgiving those that made me feel that way but letting them go and giving them to God to take care of because my part in their life is over and only God can take care of them now.

So if you are one of the people I've chosen to let go of please know although this decision was incredibly hard for me because I care about you and love each of you so much, I've entrusted you into the best hands possible and he's never letting you go. As for me, this frees me to let new people and opportunities into my life and I plan to forget to what lies behind and strain toward what lies ahead. (Phil. 3:14)♥

Sunday, Keke Palmer posted a poem via her Instagram that also seemed to fit perfectly with this topic of letting go, you can read it below:

Until next time, let us pray:

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless
~Just Keep Swimming~