New blog is launched!

UPDATE || Hi followers and readers! I always love getting new followers, but to be sure you are getting the most updated posts directly to your email inbox, please head over to www.sweetsthrnsass.com and you will find a Subscribe section on the right side of my blog! If that isn’t your cup of tea, here are a few other options for getting notifications about new blog posts:


You’ll notice a lot of the same features on my new website, but with a few improvements here and there! Introducing the new Sweet Southern Sass…

www.sweetsthrnsass.com

I hope to see you all there! I’m really excited about this new path for my blog. It’s going to be very different, but also still very much the same.. haha I am just so excited!

See y’all there!

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Real life, grown-up blogger.

GUESS WHAT GUYS! I’ve bought a domain name and will be transferring my blog over there soon! It isn’t happening immediately.. But it will definitely be happening. Things are getting REAL. I hope y’all are as excited as I am! As soon as I get everything situated and pretty, I will provide the URL. Thanks for being great people. I hope y’all will join me on this new journey in making my blog the best it can be!

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Mindless Rambles

So here are a few things that are currently on my mind, in no particular order of importance:

Class got cancelled right before it was scheduled to start and after I was already on my way to campus. I’m probably the only person upset about this. But I am. There was no need to cancel. Seriously.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills made Lisa Vanderpump cry and I am mad. Very, very mad. That’s just not cool at all. They are portraying her so horribly. That also infuriates me.

I’m going to design a new type of outlet that can be a wall outlet and a permanent extension cord as well.

I find that women that workout to look like men are gross. I believe women should be healthy, but a little squishy. Muscle is okay. But don’t look like a man. That’s not attractive. A woman’s body is meant to have more body fat than a man’s. It is normal and healthy and ideal.

Boyfriend is losing weight on our new diet lifestyle change and I have gained weight. If you’re a female, you’ll understand and no other comment is necessary.

I can’t figure out who I am supposed to invite to my graduation party. Which has an official date set. Yay! I also don’t know who to send graduation announcements. Everyone? Yeah, probably everyone. I also never realized how expensive graduation announcements were, but oh well.

Kyle Richards, Yolanda Foster, and I all have the same birthday: January 11.

I’m getting very excited about couponing. Does anyone else like couponing?

Why is World of Warcraft always down when my class is cancelled? Tuesdays. Those dang Tuesdays.

Okay. I think I am done rambling… For now!

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Be my Valentine?

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Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!

Secret fact about me: I adore pugs. But unfortunately, the heavy breathing drives me insane. I grew up around them [my grandma owned a few] and loved playing with those cute little guys and gals, but after a while, it was really nice to get to go home and escape the panting. Until the next time I went to my grandma’s house though… and I fell head over heels back in love with them. Hehe.

Because of this love of pugs, I once found this adorable card that said “Pugs and Kisses” on it with the adorable pug face on it too and I bought it. I planned on giving it to someone, I believe, but I just couldn’t bring myself to give it away. So I still have it somewhere. In a “safe place”.

I have to admit, this is the first Valentine’s Day that I’ve actually enjoyed. Last year’s was great, but just wasn’t the same because boyfriend was still living in another state and couldn’t visit. I think he might be making up for that this year [and I don’t mind]. So far, I’ve gotten the most hilarious card which I will keep forever; a gorgeous bookmark that’s pink and sparkly and has an “R” on it; and Divergent by Veronica Roth. That boy definitely listens. And these might seem like super nerdy gifts, but they are so fitting for me that it isn’t even funny. Or maybe it is? But I love it.

Anyways, Happy Valentine’s Day, lovelies! Even if you don’t have a super special Valentine to go to dinner with, find a good friend and go to dinner with him or her. Just remember to spread some love today! That’s really what is most important! And if all else fails, buy some wine, find a sappy movie, and have a “you” day. You deserve it.

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Blog-dentity Crisis

I might be having a blog-dentity crisis. Well, I was. I couldn’t decide exactly what I wanted the point of this blog to be. But I finally realized: there doesn’t need to be a point! Honestly, I just want to share my experiences, good and bad, learn from those experiences, and have a creative outlet for the constant state of commentary constantly playing in my mind.

[You can imagine how hard it would be to ever get to sleep. But that’s another topic.]

I’ve used this blog to rant. I’ve used this blog to attempt to be a fashion blogger. I’ve used this blog as an excuse not to study for microbiology or some other class. But have I really been using this blog to its fullest potential? I don’t think so.

do want this blog to be a success, though. And the only what I can do that is if I actually post! I’m working on that. It’s kind of my late New Year’s Resolution, or something. I know I can’t always put everything into this blog, especially as I move to the next stage of my life [nursing school].

Someone recently reminded me of this: I need to really focus on nursing school and my studies because one day, peoples’ lives will depend on my knowledge. And while I absolutely agree with that, and my studies will not be any less important if I put a little more effort into this blog, the knowledge I learn by interacting with people and learning from my experiences is just as important, in my opinion.

I’m going to try to find a balance between my studies and blogging. I am not going to have a “theme” for this blog, so hopefully that allows me to cover all the bases I’ve ever wanted to with this blog. Does that even make sense? I hope so. I’m definitely rambling at this point.

Even if the experiences I share with y’all don’t directly relate to you in any way, I hope that I can at least have some sort of impact on your lives. Whether I make you smile, think, laugh out loud, or completely change your life, I want to make an impact. And I would love for y’all to tell me about this impact, no matter the size.

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Good morning! It’s going to be a fabulous day!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been an optimist. Even when things seem like everything has gone wrong and it is the absolute worst of situations, I try my hardest to find something positive in the situation. I’ve been criticized for that and most people think I’m just trying to avoid the hard things going on. But that isn’t true. By only thinking about the bad, that’s just enforcing negative thoughts. Yes, things might be awful and it seems as if there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, but being positive and trying to find something good in the situation can actually make the entire situation better.

You are the product of your own attitude.

Have you ever thought of it that way? If you only think about everything that is going wrong in your life, you might miss an amazing opportunity to have something positive happen. Constantly thinking negatively, talking negatively, and/or being negative creates a negative brain. Your brain will be hardwired to automatically have a negative thought no matter what. Honestly, does that sound like the kind of life you want to live? Because it doesn’t sound very fun to me.

Wouldn’t it be better to automatically have a positive thought in a hard situation? That sounds like the better option to me.

Take stress for example. Instead of using stress of fuel frustration and anger and even more stress, why not use the stress to fuel motivation and determination and success? Use stress to make yourself work harder. Imagine how much more you could accomplish by using stress in a positive way instead of wasting time complaining and then having to recover from negative stress. Don’t let stress run your life, use stress to do more and be better.

If you believe in yourself, you will be your best self. No one can tell you how to act. That is completely up to you. So tomorrow morning, when you wake up, look at yourself in the mirror and proclaim, “Good morning! It’s going to be a great day!” and then make it a great day.

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln

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Design Update!

FINALLY! I figured out how to use adorable fonts and make a header for my blog that is actually something I could enjoy. While it isn’t exactly what I want (it’s a little blurry), it’s definitely a step in the right direction. My blog is a work in progress, and a pretty header is progress! I definitely only stop there, but until a new idea comes to mind, I hope y’all enjoy what you see!

I spent almost two hours working on my annotated bibliography for my grant writing class. My brain is tired. Add on top of that an 8am aerobic walking class and I’m ready for a really, really long nap. But alas, I have two classes to go yet today. Yay me.

Wish me luck!

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