How Do People Make Internet Friends? 

I see it all of the time online. People always share their stories on how they met their best friends via the Internet and I am quite literally, dumbfounded.

I am constantly online. If it’s not making a dork out of myself on vine, or posting my lastest pic on IG, or writing a blog post here, I’m constantly doing something online. I have almost every social media platform and I have never once made a friend via the Internet. 

It actually quite interesting to me. I sometimes feel like people aren’t honest online, so I put up a guard to protect myself from the Internet deceivers. The majority of the people who comment on my vines or facebook message me are creepy guys and I’m smart enough to not engage in a conversation like that. 

My question to all of you is, how and where do you manage to find genuine friends online? 

~sincerely dazed and confused 

P.s. If you want to see me embarrass myself on vine, here is the link: https://vine.co/u/981780685754982400 


Dare To Be You 

a poem about following my dreams and being unapologetic about it

What I want is out of the norm               I want to dream, to succeed                    I want more, shamelessly 

Those 9 to 5s are not for me                   I strive to create                                        I choose to encompass my innate gifts

I want to travel the world and document                                                   I want to help those without a voice      Like I was 

Oh yes indeed, this was meant for me    

I choose to believe God’d plans made for me are unique  from those with a different destiny 

Me. Me. Me 

These plans seems to be self centered But my life is meant for something better                                                            To be a service to those in need 

Oh yes, my life is out of the norm, indeed 


Anywhere, But Here 

It’s a Tuesday night, I’m watching the popular gossip show ‘Extra’, and eating the last remaining pieces of Valentines candy. Typical, yes? While I’m physically here, my mind is thinking of the imminent Australia trip I plan to take in December. 

I’ve never been outside the country and I’m sure you can imagine How excited I am. I’m currently saving every penny to make my dream of travel, a reality. I bought a travel book at Barnes and Nobels and have done so much research on the country. I’m planning on staying at a youth hostile and getting a working visa to further fund my living expenses. I’m so excited to experience a new and foreign environment. 

Have you ever traveled outside of the country? How did that experience make you feel? Did it change your perspective of the world? Let me know in the comments. 

~ penny pincher queen 


You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful

“Oh, boy” this is the comment that I’ve been making in the mirror recently. I have just been feeling “blah” and especially being a female these “blah” feelings towards yourself can result in “blah” results in school, “blah” performance at work, or even “blah” experiences in social situations.
I do not strive to have a mediocre life, therefore I don’t want to feel like a mediocre person. I want to feel confident, I want to be confident.
I do not know the correct ways on achieving this desired confidence, but I will take steps that seem most logical to me.
They consist of:
1. Point out my flaws and “beautiful” attributes. These can be both physical and inner
2. Except what I cannot change and change what I can
3. Embrace the amazing aspects of myself
4. This may sound silly, but post a nice selfie on Instagram (my ig is @villarvalerie, if you wanted to know). Studies show that having people give you compliments can have positive affects on ones self-esteem ( but don’t let this be the main source)
5. Help someone in need. Helping others will improve your mood and ultimately, you can make a big change in another persons life
6. Exercise, exercise, exercise! Something as simple as a 30 minute walk or 50 jumping jacks in the morning can pave the way for a healthier life. As the cliche saying goes “when you look good, you feel good”
7. Look for and encourage the beauty in those around you. Uplift others and they will become happier people. This will have a positive affect on your environment and it just feels good to give someone a compliment and mean it!
Let me know if you have any suggestions on how to feel more beautiful and also let me know if you would like me to write a post on how I stay fit.
Until next time,
~ the girl with growing confidence

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The Unlikely Therapist

I have been in a funk the last couple of days. I have been feeling insecure, unhopeful, and unmotivated.
It’s very rare that these negative feelings last for more than 24 hours, but 72 hours later, they remained. It’s wasn’t until this afternoon that an awakening, an epiphany struck me like a freight train.
“I can choose to change my thinking,” was the inner dialogue that spoke as loud as roaring waters. I obtain the capability to put my negative and self-doubting thoughts in the bottom drawer and welcome my encouraging thoughts like the pizza guy on a Saturday night (I love my pizza).
I am making myself unhappy and for what? I only have one life to live and if I don’t use it to make a difference or positive change, then what’s the point of all of this.
God will restore my joy, but it is my choice to allow him to use me for his will. It is my responsibility to allow him to make my life fulfilling. Once I give it all to him, that is when I’ll begin to see change.

~the hopeful one

If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s command and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
John 15:10-11



Reconnecting With The Natural You

The future is so uncertain, but I believe that if you put your faith in God and set and achieve goals, your dreams will come to pass.

I find that when I immerse myself in nature, I reconnect with my dreams, my senses and passions are intensified. I’m also the most happy when I’m laying in the sands of my favorite beach, looking out into the vast oceans ahead. The beach, like many other of God’s beautiful creations, allows me to look into the deepest parts of my being. Thus, resulting in a renewed confidence in which I know that I can achieve anything.

Set outside today in search of nature. I dare you to gaze out into beautiful pastures, go swimming in your local swampy, lake. By reintroducing yourself with nature, you’ll soon realize that you are gaining a renewed sense of self.

~Hippie in training