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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Relationship With Yourself

It can be easy (or difficult) to have relationships with others and there are so many articles and books on having relationships with other people if that means friends, family or significant others. A lot of the time it is hard to find a book or article about having a relationship with yourself. Without being aware and connected to your mind and really pulling your mind, heart and soul together as one, there's no way you will be able to grow as a person and learn from your mistakes. Knowing who you are inside and out and being aware of all of your flaws and strengths will help you love yourself more and more each day. 


Of course I struggle with insecurities and what not but because I become aware of what those insecurities are, it's easier to tackle them. I also know my triggers and my maximum hitting point of when I need to slow down and take a step back and just breathe. For me, I can't be on the move every single day and being super busy. I used to be that way and it really hurt me as a person because I never had time for myself and I put all of my extra energy into everyone else and my jobs. Being able to sit back and relax is actually really healthy for the body and your brain and muscles need to recuperate and have a day of taking time for yourself. 


Some things I do to make sure that I do have a day for myself, is in the beginning of the week, I look at my schedule and see where I can place that day. It used to be on a Friday or Saturday because I didn't have school or any extra cirricular activities that were mandatory for me to go to. Since I just got a job and I work on those free days I made a point to not work on Sunday. So now, that I am busy all day Thursday - Saturday, it is harder to find a day to take for myself but I try to make that day be Sunday. Whether that's me reading a book, going to a park walking around and just clearing my mind or a taking a bath at night to prepare me for the week to come. 


Taking a day for yourself does not mean being alone and getting all your studies done, or blogging or anything like that, it means (in my opinion) to shut off everything that you usually do in the week and just have time for yourself. Not watching YouTube videos, or blogging - yes those are entertaining and fun but sometimes your brain just needs to shut off and take time away from the internet.

I realize after writing this post that it's a little all over the place but I needed to write it down so I can stay on top of my game since I did just get a job, and I realize that if I do write a post about something that I'm struggling with and need to work on, I try even harder to work on that after I have written a blog post about it.


So again, I apologize for the organization - if there is any - with this post but I do hope you can think about if you have a day to yourself and what you do during that day! I would love to know so I have an idea of what I can do on my day to myself as well!




xx, Lillie

Friday, March 27, 2015

Cleaning My Make-Up Brushes!

Hello! So here's a short video of me showing you how I wash my makeup brushes and why you should wash them as well! Other links that you want to know of will be in the description box from the video. 


So check out my YouTube channel here to know more about what products I used & where you can find them! 




xx, Lillie

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

What's An Affirmation?

Hi beautiful humans! Hope all is well with you. 


So of course when you're in college you learn A LOT, with yourself individually and who you want to associate yourself with. It's basically a big wake up call and slap in the face when you move to college. Once you get situated and have established yourself (which can take some time trust me it did for me) you finally feel like you belong and like people say you meet friends for a lifetime. Now I've only been in college for a semester and a half, but I can already notice the growth I have made and I feel so aware of who I want to be, and who I want to spend my days with. I've learned so much coming here and you really find your niche. 


For me, the incredible people I have met who I can truly call my friends, which I think is a very strong word and I don't use that often but I swear all of these people are my friends. The reason why I say these people are my true friends is because they actually CARE about me, they genuinely want to know when they ask me "how are you?" They want to know HOW YOU ARE DOING. Crazy right? I know. Not only are they genuine people but they are extremely selfless and not afraid to be affirming to one another. 


I've never gotten so many compliments in my entire life. And I'm not talking about compliments like you have really pretty eyes or amazing hair, which are good compliments too but these compliments have a little more substance in my opinion. They affirm me on how I treat others, and how much I care for people & they compliment me on who I am on the INSIDE. Which trust me, I want those compliments over physical compliments any day. It's easy to say, "you have really pretty eyes" but it isn't as easy to say "the way you care for people is how I want to care for people" that takes effort. Not only to see that in someone, but to get the courage to say that to someone. Seeing how they treat me makes me want to be a better person and now I am more aware and more observant of whomever I'm with and really taking in their personality and who they are. It's great to compliment someone on who they are as a person and to not expect anything out of it. My friends and I don't compliment people hoping they will compliment us back. They simply compliment that person because they truly believe it and want to make THEM feel good. It has nothing to do with them, it is so selfless and honestly so beautiful to see that they care about people in such a cherishing way. 


So I want to challenge you to affirm at least one person a day on something of their personality and not on their physical appearance. Really be aware of who you are talking to and take everything in on what they are saying and care about the person you are spending time with! It gives you so many benefits and makes life a bit better to live in. 




What do you say? Are you ready to be a better person? 


xx, Lillie

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Honduras Recap!

Hey all! So I am back from my CRAZY week of being in Honduras! Yes it was 8 days and there are thousands of topics I could speak about but I am going to condense it as much as possible and tell you my experience from it and what I really got out of it. So here comes the meat of my trip!


There was a lot of sacrifice and suffering - not just with the Hondurans but with us missioners as well - because we aren't used to how organic, fresh, and healthy their food is, I was prone to get sick. My stomach is so sensitive as it is so it was no surprise when I had to deal with a stomach infection for the three out of the four days we were in the mountains with the missioners. It did take a toll on the trip and I couldn't be the best and give it my one hundred percent but I was so blessed by having the BEST team mates I could possibly wish for and if it wasn't for them (and God of course) I don't think I would've been able to make it throughout the week. 


The people I met while being there were so selfless and extremely genuine. You could really see the love they had for God and because they had nothing all they could do was give everything to God. It was like a wake up call to me and I was blessed to actually experience the way the Hondurans live by living with a Honduran family and living the way they did. Their lifestyle is so simplistic and easy going. The whole town was one big family so the kids were always running on people's properties and just doing whatever they wanted and it wasn't a big deal. They cherish life so much and they are so friendly to one another in the mountains. Every time you walk by someone it doesn't matter if you didn't know them you always said hi and asked how they were doing. During the events the parents didn't mind if their child was sitting next to a stranger or if the stranger told the child to come sit next to them. No one is uptight and they trust everyone in the town, it was beautiful to see all the love.


Now let's discuss the language barrier. Yes, I only speak English and that definitely was a barrier that I had to overcome throughout the week. I didn't think it would be possible to connect with someone without using words, but boy was I wrong. I got extremely close and bonded with some of the most beautiful joyous people there without saying one word to them. Everything I learned in Honduras can be applied to my everyday life here in the States. I didn't realize that until I was seeing the difference of the countries and how much I was taking in from Honduras and seeing how this can make me a better person and have me fulfill my life even more.


I am so blessed that I was able to experience these encounters at such a young age and able to be someone's friend when they thought there was no one left who cared about them. We were able to show them that even people in another country are thinking about them and praying for them. Seeing hope in their eyes made all the difference and took away all the pain and suffering I was dealing with.  I knew God had me go on this trip for a reason and those little incidents proved to me the reason why I was there; to show these people the love I have and want to share to each individual I encounter and how I genuinely care about these people and how they are not alone.


I hope you enjoyed this little (big) summary of my trip and if you have gone on a mission trip or travelled out of the country let me know your experience!













xx, Lillie

Friday, March 6, 2015

I Did A Hair Care Routine!

Hey! So this is my last video I will be posting until I get back from Honduras!

It's short fun and to the point! It was really fun filming this and I'm so grateful
 to have a great friend film it and laugh with me of how awkward basically the whole video making process was! 

Haha, hope you enjoy it and see you in a couple of weeks!

xx, Lillie





Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I AM GOING TO HONDURAS

Yes, you read that right. On Saturday I will be hopping on a plane to go to the beautiful country of Honduras. I am so utterly excited I can't contain it. It just hit me tonight after our formation meeting with my lovely group that this is actually happening and I am going to Honduras for 7 days for my Spring Break!

The mission I will be doing there is helping the people who live in the villages and mountains who are already Catholic, but unfortunately they don't have the means of getting the Eucharist or the teachings of the faith. So that's where my group comes into play! We will be sharing them the love Christ has for every individual on this planet while giving them things that they have a shortage of like clothes and ziploc baggies and what not. 

So because I will be gone for a week in a third world country, I will not be posting anything on here or on my YouTube channel for the week of the 7th-14th. I am apologizing in advance, but the second I get back expect an amazing blog post of my experience. I really am looking forward to sharing with you through pictures and words what I encountered while being there! 

I hope you all have a lovely spring break or just a normal week if your spring break doesn't fall the same week as mine, and I will talk to you all in a couple of weeks! 
xx, Lillie



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