What’s Been Going On Lately?

Hey Guys,

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these spur of the moment, impromptu, what’s going on with me lately, type posts.

I figure today could be one of those posts because I’ve got SO much stuff running through my mind at the moment that I wanted to share a bit with you guys, so I guess that’s what I’m going to be doing.

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So, where to begin?….

I guess I can start off with the way I’ve been feeling since we’ve gotten back from our trip.

The first couple of days were genuinely tough, not only because of the jet-lag that I was dealing with, but also because of the vacation withdrawals I was going through.

Vacation withdrawals are a VERY real thing; some people take it serious and some just brush it off because they know that they’ve enjoyed their time during the vacation, and now it’s over, and that’s okay. But for me, it REALLY sucked when it was over.

Why?

I guess because it was the first trip I had gone on in SUCH a long time, I was planning it for SO long and it was the first trip that I had ever completely paid for and planned on my own. We had such an amazing time and were so care-free while over there, it was great.

And then we came back to reality and went back to our normal routines, which is fine because that’s what’s supposed to happen, but it made me realize that I don’t really like my normal routine, and I know I can be doing SO much more.

I went back to working both jobs that take up AT LEAST 75% of my time most days, which I’m VERY grateful to have because some people aren’t as lucky, BUT neither of them are what I REALLY want to be doing…

It left me thinking a lot lately about why I’m giving so much of my time and energy to these things that leave me with little to no free-time for myself to be working on the things that actually matter to me? Obviously I need to work, and obviously I need money. However, why continue to give all this time and energy to these things that are in no way, shape, or form adding real meaning to my life nor my career??

*I’m predominantly referring to my second job, not my primary one, btw.*

Doing this, I’ve quickly realized, is actually what’s sucking the energy, motivation and creativity away from me. It’s leaving me exhausted all of the time, and is what’s forcing me to have lack of motivation to do anything but rest really.

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My writing and blog are SO important to me, and because of all this, it’s caused me to have writer’s block more so than what I normally would have. I know the type of things I want to write and talk about, but I’ve been second guessing myself SO much recently and don’t actually know or feel like they’re interesting enough to publish on my site.

I’m such a perfectionist and have such high expectations for myself that it’s hard for me to actually put myself and my writing out there sometimes when I don’t feel like it’s my best, and this just adds on to it since I feel like I’m not really giving it my all.

I mean, who wants to post just to post? Not me.

I want to make sure that if I’m posting and putting myself out there, it’s because I’m giving you guys my best.

I’m also well-aware that I’ve got no one to blame but myself for this, because I’m the one who chose to pick up a second job, and money-wise it’s been okay, but at what cost?

I’m past the point of doing these things and jobs that don’t mean much to me. I want and need to start focusing more on finding things that make me happy and continue to be an asset to my life as well as my creativity.

I want to be happy doing the work that I am, and although I was content with these things, jobs, etc. for a while, I’m realizing more and more that it’s time to take a step back from all of that (while being smart about it obviously), and really begin to look for and do work in the specific field that I want.

That being said, I’m making the executive decision to make some big changes in my life in the coming weeks/months.

I don’t know exactly what all of them will be and how I’m going to go about them, but even if I did, I don’t think it would be the best and/or smartest thing to do to tell you guys them just yet (I’m sort of superstitious in that sense). Once they become more final, I will be sure to share them with you guys as much as I can and bring you guys along in my journey as I’ve always promised that I would!!

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On a separate and somewhat more POSITIVE note, I’ve really been trying my best since coming back to keep myself as busy as possible with the fun and more creative stuff that I like to do like with my blog, planning other trips/events and shooting more content for my Instagram.

I told myself (as well as Diego since he is my photographer) that I want and need to be more consistent when it comes to my content on Instagram. Social media isn’t everything, but it is and I think always will be a BIG portion of where my following comes from, so it is very much true what people tend to say, that consistency IS key. So there’s that.

I’ve also seriously been considering more and more recently creating a YouTube channel.

This really isn’t anything new and is actually something I’ve been saying I want to try doing for a while now, but I don’t know….lately I’ve been watching a TON of different videos which has been inspiring me more and more to want to finally do it.

I need to figure a few more things out as far as how I’m going to have the separation between creating enjoyable content for you guys both for my blog here and on the channel, but let’s see…….LeoGirl could be coming to YouTube soon, who knows? ๐Ÿ˜ stay tuned for that.

And finally, Diego and I have a few things coming up soon that are pretty exciting. Nothing that’s too through the roof and extravagant, but a few things that are really fun and exciting for us that I can’t wait for you guys to see, INCLUDING a very possible trip for my own birthday in August…..๐Ÿคช, it’s still in the works, but remember what I told you guys, when I really want and/or put my mind to something, I will ALWAYS find a way to make it happen ๐Ÿ˜‡.

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I’m really trying to remain positive because I know all of this that I’ve been feeling lately is only temporary, but I wanted to share it with you guys in hopes that it’ll show you if you’re feeling the same way at all (about any of these things), that you are not alone.

It’s a sucky feeling to have in the moment, but unfortunately that’s life, and it happens. The only thing we can do is try to think ahead and hope that we can find solutions to these things and/or have things to look forward to before it gets us down.

Regardless, I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Please like, share, follow and comment, and I’ll see you guys in my next one.

-Xoxo, LeoGirl โค

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All About Fall

Gooooooooooooooooood Morning Everyone! ๐Ÿ˜Š

I’m here at work, and so far it’s been a pretty slow day, not much going on in the office right now. So, I was sitting here brainstorming what some of my future posts should be about and reminiscing on old ones, and although I do have a list already of future topics I want to and will speak about, I realized that a lot of my recent posts have been pretty serious/heavy topics. So I thought about it and figure that I’ll do an impromptu post of something a lot more lighthearted than some of the others that have been going up lately. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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It’s another tag, and yes again, I know doing tags are predominantly for YouTubers and you really don’t see things like that going up on blogs, but I thought it would be something fun and sort of out of the blue to do today. ๐Ÿ˜…

This is pretty much an Everything Fall ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ tag. I don’t know about anyone else, but Fall is like my favorite season. It’s not too hot, not too cold (that is when the weather is actually cooperating), and it’s just like the perfect time of year. The leaves are changing colors and falling, pumpkin and apple picking, it’s just a really beautiful time of year.

There’s a really beautiful quote that I always see around this time of year and love so much; “The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go.” It might sound a little weird and/or gruesome, but there’s just something about it that I like. It’s also the passageway for the holidays starting which is exciting in itself (to me anyway).

So it’s all going to be two different tags technically, but all the questions and stuff are going to be Fall related.

Let’s get started! The first one I’m doing is I Heart Fall.

I Heart Fall Tag:

1. Favorite Fall scent – It’s this candle called Home from Bath & Body works…UGH I love it so much, it’s so pretty and soft smelling, definitely my favorite. Unfortunately, it says limited edition on it so I’m not sure if it’s something you could still purchase online or in store.
2. Best way to spend a rainy day – Personally, at home cuddled up in a blanket with (or without) your significant other watching movies/Netflix all day.ย 

3. Favorite Fall Drink – This is hard to say, because I know the basic answer would be Pumpkin Spice Latte, which I’ve tried and think is okay, but I’m not obsessed with it like other people. So I’m just going to say my normal Iced Caramel Macchiato drink from Starbucks. โ˜•๏ธ
4. Football ๐Ÿˆย , yay or nay? – Somewhere in between, it’s probably like jumping on the bandwagon, but I always get excited for watching it when the SuperBowl comes around, and every year when it does, I tell myself next season I want to REALLY get into it, but never do lol.
5. Favorite article of clothing this Fall – Sweatersssssssssssssssssss ! and long boots ๐Ÿ˜
6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze? – Oh dear…haunted ANYTHING and me are just not a good mix, I’m too much of a chicken shit for any of that lmao ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
7. The scariest movie youโ€™ve ever seenโ€ฆ – The Exorcist movies SMDH!!!

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8. Favorite candy to eat on Halloween? – I’m such a chocolate person that I’ll say KitKat, but actual candy probably swedish fish or those candy hamburgers.ย 
9. What will you or your kids be this year? – I have no idea yet!!!! Still in the process of figuring that out lol.
10. What is your Favorite thing about Fall? – The leaves changing colors and falling is my absolute FAVORITE thing, it’s so pretty everywhere because of that. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜

The next tag is called An Autumn Tag.

An Autumn Tag:

1. The smell of pumpkin guts or rotting leaves? Rotting Leaves.
2. Sweet or salty pumpkin seeds? Sweet.
3. Store bought or pumpkin patch pumpkins? If I could go, it would definitely always be pumpkin patch pumpkins, otherwise I’ll settle for store bought ones. ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ

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4. Wool or knit sweaters? – Little bit of both honestly.
5. Halloween party or explore haunted places? – Halloween Party! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
6. Apple pie or pumpkin pie? –ย Pumpkin pie
7. Still, silent nights or rainy, windblown nights? – Rainy, windblown nights! โ›ˆ
8. Witches or ghosts? –Witchesย 

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9. Raking leaves or climbing trees? – Lol what? Umm climbing trees

10. Ouija boards or ghost stories around a campfire? – I’m a chicken shit people, neither!!!!! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

11. October or November? –ย November!!

12. Black cats or owls? – Black cats.ย 

13. Fireplace or candle light? – This one’s hard, so I’ll just say both.

14. Monster movies or their classic novels? – Can neverย  beat the classic novels!

15. Carve or paint pumpkins? – Carving pumpkins!!

Well that’s all I’ve really got for today, please comment below or send me messages on social media or something if there are things in particular you, my readers, want to see more of. Always open to new ideas of things to post!

Also, feel free to comment below somebody of YOUR favorite Fall things, and/or answer the questions that I answered ๐Ÿ˜Œ.

Also, I’m seriously thinking about starting a YouTube channel. I know basic right? lol, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while, and the more I think about it, the more I want to make it happen. It would sort of be a visual aid for my written blog here, not necessarily touching upon all the same things, but something similar to it. What do you think? Leave me your thoughts on it.

Until next time!

-Xoxo, Leo Girl โค