• Lifestyle
  • Push Yourself To Leave Your Comfort Zone

    It is so easy to go through life doing the same repetitive thing day in and day out. Your comfortable with your life but you’re a little too afraid to rock the boat. Sometimes you have to take that leap out of your comfort zone to find something incredible.

    I know all too well, I was stuck in a constant downward spiral for 5 1/2 years. I didn’t think I could do anything else. I had conditioned my brain to think it was normal to have migraines every other day, get yelled at by co-workers, and truthfully dislike hearing the alarm go off in the mornings.

    I love writing, reading, and learning new things. Any things of all kinds. I love words and I have as long as I can remember. I had created another blog before this one for years but never did a lot with it but an occasional sponsored article and a personal post about my weekend.

    One day sitting in a morning meeting listening to my fellow co-workers complain about the priorities they were supposed to be doing daily I couldn’t help but think how much happier I would be by not sitting in that seat or stepping through the door at 7am every morning, just counting the hours until 6pm when my sentence would be over and I could go home to drink a glass of red wine and sing to my cat.

    After thinking about exiting my day job I fantasizes about creating a writing business. That is what I wanted to do, to become a freelance writer. I could set my own hours, at my own desk in the comforts of my office, a sunny beach, or a fragrant coffee shop. I caught a sudden wave of excitement as I thought about researching a topic before outlining and writing an article. I actually smiled, after weeks I smiled.

    On December 1st 2016 I walked into work with a letter for my resignation in which I turned in. As I walked out of the boss’ door I smiled again. I did it! I gave my employer an entire month to find someone to fill my position (which they actually hired 3 different people to fill my position).

    Thus The Write Words Freelance was born! I have never been so excited, nervous, anxious, or happy in my life. I pushed myself way beyond my comfort zone! I have done a few articles and I love setting my own hours and the freedom to work where I want. I am anxious because I have no idea how it will work out but if I didn’t do this I would never know. I am learning all I can about freelance writing and the writing process.

    I encourage anyone who has a thought or an idea of what makes you happy to just go for it. It would probably have been a good idea to get steady clients before I quit my job but that wasn’t an option. I have taken a position 2 days a week to make sure my bills are all paid on time. I actually love this job too, I work with my aunt at her insurance agency. I am totally happy with the decisions I have made so far. I haven’t had a migraine but twice in almost 2 months as opposed to every other day.

    If you are planning a new adventure then I wish you the best of luck!

  • Lifestyle
  • 5 Things To Know About Anxiety

    I have had anxiety since i can remember i just never knew what it was and i couldn’t explain it without someone telling me it was all in my head or just for someone to tell me to get over it (as if it’s as easy as that). I’ve talked to my doctor who has prescribed medications to help me deal with my daily life. I take that medication but i also help manage my anxiety naturally.

    There usually isn’t just one thing that can place you in the throws of a panic attack, it can happen at any time really.

    When you feel the storm rolling in you’ll notice your heart rate speeds drasticly, which causes you to feel dizzy or faint sometimes even weak, sweating, my muscles tense up, chest pains, numbing of the fingers, difficulty breathing or taking in breaths, also the lose of control is persistent.

    When an attack occurs i want to be left alone to deal with the mess that is going on in my head. Sometimes i don’t know how i will make it through one that seems like it is going on forever when in reality is only a couple of minutes. Once it’s usually over i have tears streaming down my face while i gasp for air.

    What is anxiety?
    Anxiety is a mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interrupt with one’s daily life.

    5 Things People Living With Anxiety Want You To Know:
    1. Anxiety disorders are not just worrying, it can be debilitating and disabling condition.
    2. Anxiety suffers don’t like to worry, but that is how this illness keeps us as prisoners in our own bodies.
    3. People with anxiety disorders are not antisocial. Given the way our body reacts to anxiety we try not to put ourselves in a situation that can bring on an attack.
    4. We are still a work in progress, which may feel to us like a never ending process.
    5. Our anxiety disorder isn’t who we are, it isn’t our personality. We shouldn’t be defined by the borders we’ve set for ourselves to help keep our anxiety at bay.

  • Lifestyle
  • 4 Cringe Worthy Words

    Everyone has those words that make them stop in their tracks and try not to vomit. If you don’t have words then i am sure you have at least one word that makes your skin crawl when it falls out of someones mouth.

    Some words are worse than others and you’d love to do nothing more than shove them back into the mouth of which it came out of. However, due to laws and violations of personal space that isn’t an option so your forced to listen to every single syllable.

    To your friends it’s funny so they love throwing said word into random conversation, not once but multiple times. They’ve accepted the challenge of making you feel uncomfortable as possible in that moment. Maybe because you bought them the wrong coffee or because you took their last sprinkle mini donut. The point is they are always on top of it, it never fails.

    So what are my cringe worthy words you ask (you probably didn’t but for the sake of my feelings lets pretend ya did)? I have arranged them in their cringe worthy order from major cringe to least cringe and their meanings. Yuck.

    1. Moist – slightly wet; damp or humid.

    2. Coagulate – (of a fluid, especially blood) change to a solid or semisolid state.

    3. Secretion – a process by which substances are produced and discharged from a cell, gland, or organ for a particular function in the organism or for excretion

    4. Orifice – an opening, as of a pipe or tube, or one in the body.

    I literally have goosebumps after writing those! How gross are they. The sound of them just violates your ears doesn’t it? The main one i truly could go the rest of my life without hearing is “moist”, and it is everywhere! It’s on cake boxes, cookies, breads, ugh. It can’t be gotten away from!

    I know i am not the only one out there with these thoughts. What is your cringe worthy word?

  • Lifestyle
  • Letter To My College Self

    Most of us couldn’t wait to get out of high school, i know i couldn’t! I knew i wanted to go to college and i knew i would love it because unlike high school i could pick a major i was interested in and i loved.

    If your thinking about how to pay for college it is easier than you think, trust me. Student loans can help out a lot, you can also look into grants for your state. Don’t let the financial part disrupt the new journey and very exciting part of your life.

    There was a few bumps in the road as with any college life. You have the best intentions of course but sometimes basketball games took priority over studying and an evening out with friends trumped sitting in the library for hours sipping on a Java Monster “Mean Bean” (these drinks were my best friend) crunching on cheddar goldfish.

    If there is anything i could tell my college self it would be that life goes on no matter if you study for the test or hang out with the girls. It is important to soak up all i can while on campus, if it be English notes, learning to network, or strengthening people skills. It will be an experience that will not be forgotten, you’ll make lifelong friends that you consider family and you’ll also make a couple terrible decisions (to this day i can’t drink vodka). Your actions in these following years will help shape you into the person you were meant to become.

  • Lifestyle
  • February Goals – Let’s Do This

    I quit my full time job on December 31, 2016, i wanted to start working for myself the minute 2017 started. I was burned out, didn’t want to be body in a seat, i wanted to live my dreams not someone else’s.

    I am trying to get everything together with the freelance writing business but until everything falls into place to help pay the bills i have decided to work with my aunt 2 days a week. Which really beats working 10+ hours from the full time I’d quit. I know it sounds crazy but my office has windows & they are so pretty and refreshing! The office i’d left had no windows just a door that was usually kept closed, blah.

    I want to do more with Namaste And Eat Cupcakes too. I would like to reach out to do a few blog posts swapping. I am still learning a lot about blogging and it is so much fun, i love it.

    Freelance Goals:
    Make at least $100 worth of profit this month // I know that doesn’t sound like a lot but i have a lot to learn and i still need more experience.

    Blogging Goals:
    New posts to go up at least twice a week // I am looking at posts that do well traffic wise and i am wanting to do more recipes, lifestyle, health, and yoga posts.

    Personal Goals:
    Walk at least 10 miles a week // I felt so much better while i was out getting fresh air and moving.

    Eating better // I have fallen off the wagon with processed foods and so many french fri’s. It is time to take back my body and health again.

    Read // I would like to take out a little self time and finish at least 1 book. I have 3 more new books i can’t wait to crack open to get lost in.

    If you’d like to do a guest post swap please feel free to get in touch with me. I would love to introduce you to my readers!