It’s been a rough couple of years for me, my family and now my friends. The winter Holidays in particular have not been kind. Since dealing with these difficulties has become more and more frequent in my life, I thought I would write a post about dealing with illness. The last few years have given me an awful lot more experience with the topic. That’s not to say that I hadn’t already had more than my share, but the last few years have somehow been a little different. I have more and more often found myself being the “rock” that others are depending on for a wide variety of things. I’m not gonna lie. That’s not an easy thing to deal with. But it is something you can deal with and I thought that I would share some of my thoughts, experiences and tips for anyone else struggling to deal with one of those rough patches in life.
We’re going with another prompt post today. It’s from Brittany, Herself again. I’m going with prompt number 14 which says, “Teachers can make or break your back to school experience. Tell me about the best or worst one you ever had.” I certainly agree that teachers can change lives and the quality of your teachers truly shapes you in so many different ways. I honestly cannot say that too many of my teachers stand out in my mind. That’s not to say that they were bad, they just don’t stand out. However, there are a few that do stand out and, though I wouldn’t necessarily rate them in terms of best or worst, I do have a favorite…that I can still remember. 🙂 I took every class I could that he was teaching because I just found him so fascinating. That teacher was…well, believe it or not, I cannot remember his name (I found it and added it at the end to give him his due credit)! ?
As you may know, I’ve been having trouble getting posts written and posted the past month or so. I’m not entirely sure why, but I do know that it started by just pushing too hard when ideas and words just would not come to me. In an effort to try and remedy my issue, I’m going to try to post something from a blog prompt question as often as I can. I may jump around a bit as to where the prompt comes from and I may vary the order a bit. I’m starting with Prompt #5 found on the blog Brittany, Herself. The question? If you could bring one person back from the dead, who would it be?
For something a bit different today, I’m going to talk about exercise! (Booooo! 😉 ) I am no fan of exercise. I hate to sweat. I’m also one of those people who is told, “You don’t need to exercise” because I happen to be thin. Here’s a tip on that last part – don’t do that! It’s not only insulting, but everyone needs exercise no matter what their body type! It’s a health issue, not strictly an aesthetic one and everyone has something they would like to improve! Back to my point…. Regardless of your reasons for exercising, getting motivated and actually doing it can be really difficult. I’m no expert and certainly no fitness guru, but I’m going to share with you the things that I do to get and stay motivated, and to keep that momentum going.
I feel like a lot of the people I’ve met through blogging over the years, I’ve met more or less within the last year or two. And though I have done “Get to Know Me” type things before, it’s been ages. Since I’m not just a beauty junkie – who is? – I thought I’d try to share some things about myself today!
As you all may have guessed, I purchase a lot of beauty products. Whether it’s hair care, skin care, body care or makeup, I have a crap ton of it! (Not proud of that so much, but it’s the truth.) I thought I would share with you one of the ways I save on all these things specifically at Ulta today. And let me add that this post is in no way sponsored or supported or even known about by any of the places mentioned. It is just my honest experience of how to save on beauty products. Sooo…we all know that most high end brands rarely, if ever, go on sale. Fear not my fine friends because there are ways to save! To prove it, I most recently ordered $265 worth of products and paid $34 (plus tax of course). How, you’re probably wondering? Well, sit back and I shall share my secrets! 😉