Sharing inspiration.

I just read a blog from one of my favorite musician and writer Chad Sugg, I related so much to what he had said that I want to share it.

“I’m pretty sure I’m like everyone you’ve ever met, and I’m like no one you’ve ever met.
I have the same emotions/feelings as everyone, I just express them differently.
I’m quiet. Until you get to know me
I get nervous about things most people probably wouldn’t even notice in day to day life.
I love humans.
I hate how humans treat each other.
I like things that make me feel nostalgic.
When I have nightmares, I wake up and have to turn my TV on to feel safe.
You know when people say they “have big imaginations”? Well, mine really does reach a bit too far at times, in both good and bad ways. It’s why I’m afraid of the dark. It’s also why I believe I like so many of the things I enjoy.
I don’t receive compliments well when they come from people who are close to me, I think it’s because I respect their opinions so much.
I love making friends, but it takes a certain kind of person for me to feel comfortable enough to talk to them regularly.
I hate negativity. (Is that a double negative?)
I like people helping people, and I like when people help people.

When are we gonna realize we’re all the same? We’re all hurting, happy, lost, beautiful, ugly, young, old, tired, learning, trying to forget, trying to remember, wandering, wondering, dreaming… But we don’t know it. We’re all so surprised to hear someone feels the same way as we do. We’re all so shocked when someone “gets it” like we do. Why is that?

I get it, we’re all different… But, I’m beginning to think that pales to the comparison of how alike we are. We all want to be different, but we also want to be the same. We want acceptance. We want love. We want to be heard. We want friends. We want it all.

We’re weird. Humans, that is.
I like it”.

The stuff in purple is stuff I added, otherwise it is no way my own words. Just something I 100% agree with and relate to.

On another note I just was directed to this musician Ed Sheeran and I am in love! Check him out … right now.

Okay time to take my sick self back to bed.

XOXO

Kayla

Is it weird …

that sometimes “sad” songs make me happier?

Either this is an odd quirk about me or it’s pretty common. I’m sure the mood I am in before I listen to these “sad” songs makes a difference but sometimes after listening to “Sad”, and I put Sad in quotations because I’m not sure if everyone would consider them sad, but I do.  Maybe they aren’t sad they just sound sad but there more inspiring instead?, idk but I get this feeling that I can’t explain … it’s a good feeling though.

Does anyone get what I’m talking about?

This week has been busy and long. Getting up at 4am sure is an adjustment.

I’ve began working out everyday before work. Which means I am up at 4am, at the gym by 4:20 am.

I love the feeling that I am doing something so wonderful for myself. I hope I stick with it, working out is so important. Even if you don’t want to lose weight. It helps your body so much. It’s just something you need to do, End of story. I decided to do it before work because then I won’t get busy, or make excuses.

It’s hard getting up at 4am sometimes, but what’s helped me the most is that I announced I’m doing this on my Facebook. So I have all my family and friends keeping my accountable. That’s actually helped a lot! I can guarantee I would let myself go back to sleep if I hadn’t done that. Once I get to the gym I’m motivated, and ready to go. My biggest thing is getting up and going so I’m really glad I shared this with others so that I actually do go. I plan to share more about this as I continue so stay tuned on that :)

I’m definitely living my life for me right now. Not in a selfish way though, at all. I’m spending more time with everyone I care about, working out to stay healthy and to get healthier, working hard at my job, and focusing on my future. It makes me excited when I think of all the awesome things going on right now. Sometimes I think wow all this good stuff is going on, what’s going to go bad? Then I realize everything that’s good is because I’m focused on my life and improving it. It’s not fate that’s making it good, it’s hard work and dedication and nothing besides giving up can take it away. I like having control of my happiness.

I hope everyone whose reading has had a good week!

Raining On Sunday

This weekend has been busy, actually this week has been busy. I think today is my first day since … I’m not sure when (at least last weekend but maybe longer) that I’ve spent this much time at home.

A very much needed relaxing day filled with thunderstorms, cleaning, and cuddling with the animals.

Glad to see everyone made it through the Rapture ;) I never put any belief into the idea that it may happen on Saturday but it was fun to make jokes about it, and to have a false reason to go out and celebrate (on Friday .. you know just in case it was our last chance, and on Saturday to celebrate the fact it indeed was not true)

It’s been a gloomy weekend .. but I don’t mind. I love the sunshine, warm weather, and beautiful blue skies but I also love a cloudy day, and  the sound of rain pouring outside. For some reason it gives me a comforting feel. It brings me the same feeling that fall does and I love fall.

Sunday’s especially I love Rain. I think it’s because I love saving Sunday’s as a “lazy” day to do whatever I want and when it’s raining outside you have more of an excuse to hide under the covers with your puppy’s.

I spent a lot of time this weekend with my friend Allie. Her and I have been friends since we were in middle school. Our friendship has had it’s roller coaster moments but in the end we’ve alway’s been there for each other and no matter what we always find our way back to each other. She’s a beautiful person (inside and out) who I can laugh with uncontrollably no matter where we are or what we are doing. I love having her in my life. I know I can count on her for support, for laughter, for times I need to vent, and for times when we just want to have fun and of course she can count on me for all those things as well.

If you haven’t seen Bridesmaids definitely check it out! It’s a fun movie. I saw it with my Sister this weekend we both loved it. My mom and I will be going to see it as well. I recommend it for a fun girls outing!

I stumbled across this quote (literally) and loved it.

I think so many of us believe that you need to be perfect, and we keep searching for perfection. No matter how hard you try things will never be perfect and you will never be perfect. That’s just the way it’s supposed to be. Instead of trying to be perfect, try to love yours and others imperfections.

I believe…

I saw this and loved it. I think a few of my friends would benefit from reading it right now. You know who you are :)

I Believe…

That just because two people argue,
It doesn’t mean they don’t love each other.
And just because they don’t argue,
It doesn’t mean they do love each other.

I Believe…
That we don’t have to change friends if
We understand that friends change.

I Believe….
That no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe…
That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.

Same goes for true love.

I Believe….
That you can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life..

I Believe…
That it’s taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.

I Believe…
That you should always leave loved ones with
Loving words. It may be the last time you see them..

I Believe…
That you can keep going long after you think you can’t.

I Believe…
That we are responsible for what
We do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe….
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe…
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I Believe…
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I Believe…
That my best friend and I, can do anything, or nothing and have the best time.

I Believe…
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you When you’re down, will be the ones to help you get back up..

I Believe…
That sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry,
But that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe…
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had
And what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I Believe…
That it isn’t always enough, to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe…
That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

I Believe…
That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
But, we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe…
That you shouldn’t be so eager to find
Out a secret. It could change your life Forever.

I Believe…
Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different.

I Believe…
That your life can be changed in a matter of
Hours by people who don’t even know you.

I Believe….
That even when you think you have no more to give, when
A friend cries out to you – you will find the strength to help.

I Believe…
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

Fresh air makes me smile :D

Let me start out by saying I am FULL of energy today!! Ugh I feel like I could go run around the world, and then repeat.

Yeah that’s me today.

So with my full speed ahead sort of energy today I’ve had a random day, filled with random thoughts. So beautiful out today. I forgot how much I missed nature. The outdoors just makes you feel good, and it makes you feel productive!

I went to the park today after work with a couple friends. FYI changing in your car at the park is a hard task (if you want to keep your dignity and not show the world everything) good thing I have friends to cover my ass  … literally. After the park .. Hollie and I went to well, another park!

It felt good getting out with her to vent. Mine was (mostly) good venting on how happy I am to be where I am -vs- where I was at this time last year.  I had a few ehh moments, but that’s life. If our lives were PERFECT we would be so damn bored and what the hell would I write about?

Then it was her turn to vent, well we meshed our venting together but .. I haven’t had the chance to talk (actually talk) with her in awhile so I was glad to hear what was going on with her lately.

The park was beautiful today. I loved seeing the sun reflect off the lake.

Not the best picture, but still so beautiful. Being outdoors tonight made me very excited for this summer. It’s going to be a great summer. I can feel it!

FYI As Im writing this (which Ive stepped away from several times) I am just as full of energy as when I began.. maybe more.

I think Im going to create a summer “bucket list” .. I want a memorable summer, and Im gonna make it happen!

I’ll offically make a post later with my list but for starters:

  • Girls Weekend (already in the works on planning this one)
  • Spend a lot of time with my family
  • Go to Valley Fair and Ride ALMOST all the rides (I am terrified of Rollar Coasters so I want to at least ride a few of them. I don’t think I can do the power tower, or the snake one though.)
  • Camp at least twice
  • Wefest 2011
Hmm that’s all I can think of right now. Like I said more to be added later :)
I kind of forgot what  I was going to say next so Im gonna wrap this up.
Have an awesome night everyone!

I love this..

and it’s exactly what I live by.

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself; I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”

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Josh Stewart .. Amazing Voice

Last post and then I need to get ready for the day! I JUST heard of Josh Stewart but what an AMAZING voice.

Check out his website @ http://www.songsforjude.com/

Here’s a sample of his music .. warning you will melt when you listen.

Hopefully everyone has a spectacular day. Mine was pretty swell. Same old day up until work got out. Then I got to spend the evenig with my Nieces. Let me tell you the BEST feeling in the world. Having an almost one week old laying in your arms, and a 22 month old cuddled next to you as you watch a movie.

Perfection

Those two girls are my world. So sweet and innocent. I am the luckiest Aunt Ever.

Off to bed for me now.. I hope everyone had a good day!

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