Spa Day Treatment

I met Amanda because she is a direct seller, i love buying from direct sellers because it is helping a business woman (in this case), not a huge chain store. I have tried Perfectly Posh before but it was hair products and lip balm so i was all for it when i found her. Amanda added me to her Facebook group and everyone in the group so i could stay up to date on products, giveaways, and new offers.

Amanda put together a few regular sized products with a few samples for her awesome group members. We could buy one box or three boxes as all of the boxes had different contents. I am happy with my box and the products it contained.

I decided to do a review of the products i received, there are no affiliate links in this post and these opinions are all mine.

Cackle Spackle Detoxifying Face Mask:

After the mask is applied it stays on for 5-10 minutes, while your wait the spearmint dances with your senses as the charcoal swings into action cleaning out your pores. It smells so good and leaves my skin feeling soft and refreshed.

Seas The Day Big Bath Bar:

The palm oil helps to clean your skin but not dry it like other soaps. Shea butter makes the soap bar hydrating and the wild cherry extract mixes with agave and a wave of lime. What does all of that mean? It smells amazing!

Two To Tango Big Fat Yummy Hand Crème

My hands fell in love with this hand crème! It smells so good and it is hydrating enough that i only need it once a day and not to repeat it throughout the day. The crème feels silky and soft not greasy, which i really like. Greasy feeling hang crème makes me feel dirty!

Gender Bender Chunk

I am a lover of all things charcoal in my beauty products. Between the active charcoal & silt, these bad little bubbles can absorb over 1,000 times their weight. That is a lot of free radical butt kicking. This chunk will also be a staple in my shower from this point on.

That Feeling

Have you ever had where you just get that feeling it is going to be one of those days, the one where you forget your breakfast, leave a blue ink stain on your white pants, spill your coffee all over your desk and yourself, & top it all off burn a batch of protein Sugar cookies? If not, consider yourself lucky!!

On days like these I can’t get my spirits up (i bake because it makes me feel good. Not so much when I burn my creations though) no matter how hard I try or what I try to do.

I had an extremely trying weekend where everything was a mess, my anxiety was through the roof (which is an understatement, i really dont like that feeling.) and when i did pull myself out of bed i was rather disappointed with how events played out (i didn’t even do my morning yoga routine – so that tells you something), i went back to bed and pulled the blankets over my head without even fighting it.

The days when i get dressed up, do my makeup, and have somewhere to be i feel motivated, confident, and pretty but what nobody else knows is there are times wishing i was someone else, rather than trying to figure out how to love myself. I am slowly starting to realize though that i should stop trying to fix myself and be comfortable in my own skin.

I like to look at inspirational quotes which make me feel better about the tiny pity party i throw myself. They give the hypothetical smack in the face that i need, i keep my favorite ones on a Pinterest board so i can revisit them as i need to.

If you’ve had a weekend like i have or you just need a little motivational push to fix your crown (i have been reading “Girl Code”) here are a few inspiring words to carry you through your day.





March Goals – Let’s Do it!

Happy March everyone! I plan to do a few different things this month that i am excited about. I have decided not to put all my eggs in one basket, as i have in the past.

[[ March Goals ]]

Freelance Goals
Make at least $100 worth of profit from writing jobs // there are a few different avenues i’d like to try this month.

Read a freelance business book // I am still learning a lot about freelancing so i want to know all i can.

Blogging Goals:
Two posts per week // I like posting twice a week because it gives me time to concentrate on the posts interactions.

3,650 Twitter followers // Twitter is so much fun and i love interacting with other bloggers and brands.

950 Instagram followers // Instagram is my new favorite social media platform. The pictures are so much fun to see!

Personal Goals:
Create items for the upcoming Etsy shop // i have decided to get the creative juices flowing again. I love using different elements in creating.

Start a gratitude journal // i think this would be a great idea to help with my high anxiety.

Read more // I would like to finish the fictional book i am reading and start reading a book or two about freelance and business practices.

February was a fast month for me, i can’t believe how fast it strolled by. I slacked a little on the goals for last month because i was sick and for whatever reason anxiety decided rule my month. Always fun, right?

Let’s just see how i did on those goals for last month.

[[ February Goal Update ]]

Freelance Goals:
Make at least $100 worth of profit this month // I managed to make $1,200 last month in Freelance writing. I got extremely lucky because it was all from one client.

Blogging Goals:
New posts to go up at least twice a week // I did good on this goal too, i am going to keep it up.

Personal Goals:
Walk at least 10 miles a week // I bombed this one horribly. Somehow i tore the tissue slightly under my kneecap. KT tape was my friend this month as i waddled around.

Eating better // I made a tiny effort but i don’t think i can say i did because i am sure eating spoonfuls of vanilla frosting with rainbow chips isn’t on any healthy plan.

Read // Yeah, i don’t know where the month went in such a hurry. I got through half a book though.

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!

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.