New Blog

Hey guys, so I’ll be posting all of my stuff from here on out on a new (and improved) website. It’s a lot easier to look through and it has an easy follow button that will notify you whenever I post something new so you don’t have to keep coming back everyday just to see that I was lazy and didn’t post anything…

All the writing will still be done by me and me only, it’s just a different url basically so don’t be alarmed! Please go check it out and I’m sorry to anyone who finds this to be a difficulty!

Heres the link!

And if that doesn’t work, just go to lifedonebyabby.wordpress.com

 Peace & Blessings ❤

Abby

Take That Leap Of Faith

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Have you ever held back from doing something even though deep down you know you really wanted to do it? Did you ever hold back because you were just scared or didn’t have a true reason to not do it?

I could be talking about anything honestly; That new job you think you want but you’re just not quite sure if its for you or not, buying a super expensive TV when you know you can afford it but you don’t know if you’re going to want to spend that money on something else, or whatever your mind comes up with.

A lot of decisions probably ride around the topic of money. Do I have enough money to get this? Do I have a little bit extra to spend to go on that vacation I’ve always wanted to go on. Do I really want to pay for that even though I don’t NEED it?

Well a lot of these decisions can be easily solved. Just buy a magic eight ball and it’ll tell you what to do!

TOTALLY KIDDING.

Depending on the scenario you’re debating with yourself on, I think your gut and taking that leap of faith is going to do you wonders.

For instance, I just recently was approached by this very sweet and kind girl on instagram who works for a certain business and she asked me to join her! Now my first thoughts were, alright this is a total scam. She’s just trying to take my money and run with it, its not real.

But after a while I got to thinking.

Maybe this isn’t a scam. Maybe she actually wants me to join her company and is trying to get me interested in this great opportunity.

Change is so hard for many people and a lot of people take the safe route and don’t ever try anything new and I’m over here thinkin, what kind of a life is that?

So I’m going to take my own advice, take that leap of faith, and run with it. You honestly never know how something is going to turn out unless you try. It might be a scam and I might waste my money on something that was nothing.

OR

It could be the best thing that ever happened to me and I end up loving it.

I know it’s difficult to see past the area of unknown. It’s like looking across a field and not being able to see the other side but you have a feeling there’s something on the other side that is important.

It’s a battle with yourself sometimes, I get it.

 “Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” – Louise E. Boone

As scary as it is, once you do it, every time after that is just going to be that much easier. It’s such a basic quote when people say, “you’ll never know unless you try it” but it’s so relevant in everyday life.

TAKE THAT LEAP OF FAITH. QUIT LETTING FEAR CONTROL YOUR LIFE.


Thanks again for reading guys, I hope my interesting words somehow inspired you to change the way you think a bit. I mean a girl can try right? Don’t forget to come back for daily motivational quotes and new posts a couple times a week (notice I don’t even put a day here cause that’s how inconsistent I am). As always,

Peace & Blessings ❤

Abby

Fooducate Yourselves

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Fooducate… May or may not be a word but whatever.

I am one of those people who love to try new things though. Whether its a different genre of music to listen to, a different book, a new hobby I’ve never done or a new restaurant/ meal to try.

This is when the word fooducate comes into action. I bet you know a few people who literally order the same thing at the same restaurant you and your friends always hit up… Maybe that person’s you? I don’t know, there are no judgements here, only friendly suggestions.

One friendly suggestion is to stop being so afraid to try something new. Now I know what a few of you are thinking. “I don’t want to waste my money on it if I don’t like it”, “I have a feeling I don’t think I’ll like it”, “It’s so much easier to just get the same thing every time”.

Quit it.

How are you supposed to know you don’t like something till you actually try it? You could try a new ice cream flavor and just fall completely and madly in love with it and end up saying it was the best $5 you ever spent.

YOU NEVER KNOW. I think that’s the rush I like behind it. The feeling of not knowing what’s going to happen or how it’ll make you feel. Taking risks is definitely a hobby of mine if you could call it that.

Every time I go somewhere new, or hit up some cool places, I always wonder what the greatest restaurants are in the area. I love local places that aren’t chain restaurants where they serve their own personal types of food that no other place has.

Not only is it fun to explore a new area but finding a super cute not well known restaurant actually gives me a bit of a rush as weird as that sounds.

For example, want to know what I had the other day? Of course you don’t, who would care but I’m gonna tell you anyways. LOBSTER GRILLED CHEESE. I can’t stop thinking about it because it was that good. Lobster in a grilled cheese sandwich… Holy yum am I right? I love creative people.

I also follow this Instagram page that shows you different types of super cool meals that are from different cities. They’ll tell you the restaurant it’s from too so if you’re in the area, you can stop by. The account is called @infatuation. I highly recommend you give them a follow if you love food like I do.

The picture I put at the top of this article I actually took myself and it’s from this cute little café in Minneapolis called Black: Coffee and Waffle Bar. They’re waffles are heavenly and so pretty too. I’d be hella broke if I lived anywhere close to it trust me.

So for all you food lovers everywhere, don’t be afraid to try the new restaurants in your area or take a little extra time to go somewhere else you haven’t been even if it’s a bit farther! Many of you will definitely thank me and be able to recommend new places to friends and family!

I mean, how many times have you heard people say, “Oh my gosh you guys have to go to Applebees, they have the best food ever”…. Like never cause almost every human in this world has been to Applebees at some point in their life.

Anyways, thanks so much for reading guys, I know the article wasn’t as long today but I’m going to start posting a little bit more than I have been lately I promise! I have not had too much time on my hands and even less motivation/ creativity to come up with new articles to write about.

I appreciate you all reading and sticking with me even though I slack off way too much for my own good! I’ll try to get more consistent and post every Monday/ Thursday of every week! If not, just know they’ll pop up at some point within a few days of each other don’t worry. Hope everyone has a wonderful rest of their night!

Peace & Blessings ❤

Abby

 

 

 

Why Writing Down Your Goals Can In Turn Lead To Future Success

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Everyone has goals. I don’t care who you are. Some might say they’re dreams rather than goals but the difference between the two words is just a mindset.

I think the smartest decision I ever made was purchasing a journal/ calendar that I’m able to write in every day. Creating one goal for yourself every morning that you want to accomplish is so easy too. It could be as simple as ‘make sure to get out of bed today’. Okay, that’s a little exaggerated… My point is that you don’t need to have insane goals that are a little unrealistic to accomplish.

“Under-promise and over-deliver” – quoted by none other than my father.

All it means is to set realistic goals but work to achieve past those goals. Most people set goals that are impractical, resulting in discouragement about the task and giving up. Don’t get discouraged, set realistic goals. For example, if you’re writing a paper say, ‘write at least 200 words today’. 200 words doesn’t seem like that much so it shouldn’t set you back by not wanting to finish it. I absolutely love checklists too! They make me feel so accomplished every time I get to checkmark that one task I was supposed to get done.

The one thing that I have learned throughout the years however, is that you won’t remember to do something unless it’s repeated multiple times. I’m talkin’ like every day. I am still constantly reminding myself to write down tasks for the day just to make sure they get done. One of the many great useful things about an iPhone.

Writing things down is also another great way to get it engrained in your mind that it HAS to get done. Write it on sticky notes the night before and stick it to the mirror in your bathroom, that way you’ll see it when you get up in the morning.

One task a day will lead you to future success, I guarantee! Kenneth Chenault, American Express CEO, says the last thing he does before leaving his office at night is to write down the top three things he wants to accomplish tomorrow. Then he’ll use that list to start his next day. Benjamin Franklin even created a much loaded to-do-list every morning with very specific rules for how he should start each morning.

You, and only you determine how successful you want your future to be. And if that starts with writing down tasks and goals every morning to get you closer then so be it! Let me know of your success stories if you have any, I’d love to hear them! Leave any comments or questions in the box below and let me know what you guys want me to write about next! I’m all ears for anything you want to throw at me! My next post will be this Thursday!

Peace & Blessings ❤

Abby