Hello 28

Well, I am 28. Funny, I thought I would have something witty to say but it appears that I am simply thankful to have made it to 28. Some may not like looking at 30 approaching so quickly, but I have learned to embrace it. You see, having had a dear cousin pass away before she got to 28, you can’t help but be reminded that tomorrow isn’t promised and growing older should be embraced as there are families that would have loved to have seen their loved ones grow older. But this post isn’t suppose to be sad. it is suppose be joyful.

I am loving this stage of life that I am in. I am an adult who still likes to watch Sailor Moon, likes to reread Nancy Drew, and the occasional punk rock song as I am cleaning my house. I have house plants, wear floral robes and care more for my skin care then I do my makeup. I have also added learning to crochet to my list of artsy accomplishments.

I am still not a big shinny diamond kind of girl, and I love my simple wedding ring. It means something to me.

That is the thing about life though, it’s what keeps it interesting.. is all the little organic changes that happens as we get older. My brother like to tease me about getting old, but I love the fact that I have lived 28 years. I have experienced 28 years of joys, hardships, laughter and tears. Thank God more laughter then tears as evidenced by those laughter lines I slather eye cream on. It’s harder to lose weight but I don’t regret that donut at all.

I still have the desire to travel, and I have learned to fully embrace myself from the parts I am proud of to my flaws. This is who I am. I am complex and I am confident in who I am. I learned that over the course of time, not everyone is going to like you. Some people are going to take advantage of you, and then there are people who think they are protecting you. Even so be gracious. The world doesn’t need to know your accomplishments, it’s to busy pointing out all the wrongs. Be kind anyway. You are going to disagree, be classy not petty. Because when your classy about it, people listen to you, and know that even if you disagree they have a seat at your table anyway.

We worry to much about this, that and everything in between, we don’t live. So for my 28th year, I am going to live. Live my life to the fullest, have fun. Because I will only be this age once. I am going to embrace it fully. I am going to run with it. Okay, maybe not run because running is not for me. I am going to dance my way through and enjoy this life that I have been blessed with. I am going to do the things that make me happy and say no to the things that don’t.

So Happy birthday me, 28 is going to be a good year. I can tell.

~Bee

 

27 Things I Have Learned.


Hello and welcome to my little home here on the internet.

As of yesterday I turned 27. No, I don’t feel old. I don’t actually know how I feel about being in my late 20’s. So far it hasn’t been so bad. I went to New York City the day before my birthday and then for my actual birthday I went to Harpers Ferry and Antietam Battlefield. I had cupcakes and pizza… I turned 27 quietly and it was beautiful and this introvert rejoiced just spending time in cute little towns and learning some more history. 


I also stayed off the social media for the most part (I posted the pic above on Insta).

I believe we are always learning and so I am going to share 27 things I have learned. 

1. There is no better hiding place then the Bible.

2. Happy fat is a real thing and I am still trying to figure out how to lose some of it.

3. In times of distress, grieve, anger, sadness….. anxiety….we need to extend grace to ourselves. We need to be kind to our selves. Don’t wallow in it, but allow time to feel the feelings and then step back and don’t allow those things to rule over you. Don’t allow them to define you. 

4. As annoying as the word “Vibe” is it is so true though that your “ Vibe Attracts Your Tribe” if your a negative person you will attract negative people. Be positive! 

5. Beth Moore studies are always so pretty.

6. No matter your opinions; This Is Us makes me cry but I love it. I love the story, I love the characters.. I love it.

7. Life is short so tell the people you love in your life you love them. 

8. Always say Thank You to people who do nice things for you. 

9. Fireplaces are amazing. 

10. Staying in New York City overnight is not as noisy as I thought it would be. 

11.  I will most likely be the pastor’s wife who wears black nail polish and that is okay.

12. Jo Ann Fabrics coupons can be texted to you. Seriously get on bored!

13. A lot of people have opinions on Holy Yoga, but I enjoy it and I feel close to God while doing it. 

14. Pizza is good just not for your waist line. It betrays you.

15. No matter how many times I watch Anne of Green Gables, it is still my favorite movies.

16. Paper Mate colored pens are amazing for taking notes and underlining things in my Bible.

17. Pod casts are not as boring as I use to think. 

18. If you love something and enjoy something; such as going to the theatre, going to the movies, do it. Go! You’ll regret it. 

19. Travel. Whether it’s hopping a bus or plane, train… get in your car.. just go. See the things you want to see. 

20. Lifeway has a calming peace about the place. 

21. No one can ever prepare you for losing someone close. Don’t wallow or dwell in the land of If Only’s. Instead use that energy to remember the good times, the laughter. It will be hard for awhile, but in time, if you allow yourself, you will smile again when you think of that person.

22. Green Turtle has the best crab dip.. I’m kinda craving it now.

23. I still don’t like board games. 

24. Scrunchies are still amazing. Glad they are back.

25. Stevia is really REALLY sweet. Just me? Okay. Moving on…..

26. Vegan butter actually does taste like real butter.

27. I am wonderfully made in His image. From my looks, down to every little part of my personality He created. There is only one you. Be the best you, you can be. Love yourself, love others. Be the amazing you were created to be!

Thanks for reading my long list LOL. Till next time!

Brandy


Hello 25

I am 25. Well actually, I turned 25 March 16th. So I decided that I will share 25 lessons I have learned. 

  1. Walk as though you have three suited men behind you. Walk in a room knowing that your beautiful, loved and meant to be respected. Your a queen, don’t let ANYONE treat you as anything less.
  2. Happy girls are the prettiest. Smile! There is more to life then the things that bring you down. 
  3. Sometimes loving someone means taking a step back. The people we love are human. People make mistakes and hurt us. Sometimes we have to step back and stand off to the side with the first aid kit to run in when it’s time. 
  4. Always be yourself. It doesn’t matter what everyone is doing be your unique you. 
  5. Kindred Spirits are jems in life. When you find your Diana or your Katie ( if your kindred is an Anne-girl too) hold them close and be there whenever they need you. Kindred spirits are a blessing!
  6. Laundry detergent matters. Trust me. Laundry detergent is meant to bubble, and your clothes need to actually smell clean!
  7. A good book is always to short. When love the characters, the story…it all just ends to soon.
  8. Don’t go to Wegmans after you had Pina Coladas. Just trust me on this.
  9. Apparently not everyone knows what a Wawa run is. I am so sorry!
  10. No matter how old you, your never to old for the magic of Harry Potter!  If you got your Pottermore results then let’s go to Hogwarts together!
  11. I am really a Jedi Shadowhunter Wizard.. I figured… 
  12. Barnes and Nobles will always smell amazing to me. Coffee and books… 
  13. Don’t put a price on good hair care. 
  14. Girls love hockey too. I will always watch hockey! 
  15. Sometimes Punk rock is nessesary. When you need, you need it.
  16. Just because I like to wear black doesn’t mean I am depressed.  I have quite the colorful imagination and I find that wearing black shoes those colors.
  17. Always be a lady. Keep it classy. Don’t stoop down to the level of those who refuse to be classy themselves.
  18. Your NEVER to old to have a dance party with Family Force 5. Crank it like chainsaw!!!!
  19. Phil Whickam’s voice gives me chills. A God given talent.
  20. Nothing beats an afternoon tea.   
  21. Don’t ever waste sunny days.  Life is to short to sulk.
  22. Better to write a crappy first draft then to never write it at all. Got a story? Write a first draft!
  23. Blogging is still one of my greatest adventures! I started my first blog at the age of 17. I have had a total of three blogs. It has been a lot of trial and error. But I am here and wouldn’t trade it for anything.
  24. You can never have to many mugs. I love having a wide variety of mugs to choose from.
  25. Always love others. Seems like this should be a given. But people have different opinions, can be rude, and nasty. Jesus called us to love anyway. 

So there you have it! I hope you all have a wonderful day! 

~Brandy