i’m so pretty

Happy Monday guys!

I hope your week is starting off right and that you’re feeling amazing.

Today I’d like to invite you to list 3 physical things about yourself that you really like or love.

It’s unfortunate how often we’re embarrassed or even refuse to say out loud the things we appreciate about ourselves. We’re afraid of coming across as egotistical or conceited. Yet we have little problem thinking or telling someone that they have nice skin or a great ass. I think this is ridiculous, which is why I wanted to write this post.

Here are 3 physical things about myself that I think are rather nice:

My hair: I complain about my hair all the time. And I mean, a lot. It can be a real pain. But at the end of the day, I really like it. I love that it’s dark, wavy, and that it grows fast.

My eyes: when I was younger, kids in school would tell me I had frog eyes. I have big eyes and for a long time was self-conscious about them. Now however, it’s hands down one of my favorite features and one that I’m frequently complimented on.

My legs: I find them proportionate to the rest of my body and think they look pretty awesome in shorts/skirts. Hello there, denim cutoffs!

So, there they are. Now it’s your turn. Show yourself off.

Love,

Sammy

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friday check-in

Hi guys! Happy Friday the 13th!

How was your week? Anything new happen or something you’d like to share?

I had a great week. I’ve been going to bed at a decent time (I’m an insomniac) and waking up earlier than usual, which is a good thing.

Tonight I’ll be watching The Shining. Popcorn may be involved if I’m not still full from my Thai mixed veggie curry. Me? Thai food? Shocker.

What are you getting into tonight?

Let’s chat!

Love,

Sammy

 

 

dating: confidence isn’t always a good thing

Dating sucks. Sure, you get a few nice and fun experiences out of it, but generally it’s draining and disappointing. Especially when you’re wanting to find someone for a long-term relationship. It’s easy to get discouraged.

Sometimes you feel like you’re wasting your time and you’d rather eat sand than spend another two hours getting all dolled up just to meet up with someone who acts super interested but texts you five days later, or tells you that his last relationship ended because his ex-girlfriend was a “bitch”.

So, I want to talk about one red flag I’ve noticed in my dating experiences and that of friends and relatives that may save you time and energy. It’s one that many of us, women especially, consider a good thing, but that often signals a lack of interest on the man’s part, and that is a lack of “nervousness” on his part during your first few dates.

I know, confidence is so attractive; however, generally, when a guy really likes you, he’s going to be a little nervous around you. He may act a bit awkward or stumble over his words a little bit. You notice that he cares about the impression he’s giving you and wants to make sure he doesn’t do or say something that may turn you off.

When a man is too relaxed and confident around you on that first and second date, it often means one or both of two things:  A. he’s just dating to have a good time and to meet different people (which by the way, there’s nothing wrong with that, so long as it’s also what you’re looking for). B. he’s not very interested in you.

In this post, I’m mostly focusing on B, a lack of interest. I’m not saying that a guy has to bend over backwards or shake uncontrollably, but being on his toes shows that there’s enough interest and attraction on his part. And if you notice that he doesn’t really seem nervous around you, it doesn’t automatically mean that he’s not interested, but it’s something you may want to pay attention to and keep an eye out for other signs that may tell you he’s not really into it.

Please, please, please do not take these things personally. If a guy isn’t all that interested in you, it’s OK. It doesn’t mean you’re not interesting enough, pretty enough, smart enough, or anything else. You’re simple not his cup of tea. We all have preferences. You both deserve to be with someone who’s very interested in you and vice-versa.

So next time you’re on your first day with a guy, remember that his nervous laugh or over eagerness is probably a good thing.

Love,

Sammy

*Disclaimer: this post is geared towards women who are dating men, because that’s my case, and therefore it’s what I feel most comfortable giving advice on. The advice on this post can definitely be applied to any sex, gender, or dating situation. Just putting that out there. xo’s

 

friday check-in

Hey guys, happy Friday!

How was your week. Anything interesting happen at work or home?

I just got back from my favorite Thai restaurant, followed by a Hersheys milk chocolate with almonds bar. How’s THAT for a healthy dinner?

I’m excited for this weekend. My boyfriend has a secret outing planned for tomorrow. He’s been torturing me for two weeks about it. He’ll tell me he has something planned but won’t tell me what it is. It kills me. We’re also planning to go visit his mom on Sunday.

What are your plans for this weekend?

Let’s chat!

Love,

Sammy

 

prayers continued . . .

Happy Monday guys!

So, last Monday I invited you guys to join me in a week long prayer, where every night we prayed for the troubles of others and our own. We’d ask for restoration, healing, hope, and peace to those who are suffering, including ourselves.

I’ll admit… it had been a while since I took the time to pray on a consistent basis. I was a little hesitant at first, for some reason. But I’m so glad I did it because during this past week I’ve been feeling so much more at peace in my day to day. I wasn’t expecting that. I just feel more calm and less anxious. More importantly, I felt that I was contributing in a small way to the relief of others’ pain and suffering. I truly hope our thoughts and prayers brought some consolation to at least one person out there, and that you felt more at peace and hopeful about whatever you’re personally struggling with.

I have an idea. Would you be up for continuing these prayers for two days out of every month? Perhaps the first and second day of every month, at whatever time is convenient for you. Let’s give it a try starting November. What do you guys think? Of course, if you wish to pray every day then that’s even better!

What was your experience like during this week of prayer?

Love,

Sammy

 

friday check-in

Hey guysssss! Happy Friday!

How are things going? Anything interesting happen this week?

Monday I’ll start a new job in the field I love. I know it won’t all be rainbows and butterflies all the time. What job is anyways? I’ll be working with a challenging population group and am expecting the ups and downs that’ll come with that. I’m ready though, so bring it on!!

I hope you guys have some fun plans for this weekend.

Let’s chat in the comments, below!

PS. Don’t forget to join us every day at 8 PM EST through October 1st, 2017 to pray for everyone struggling and hurting in any way (including ourselves). If you’re not into prayer, then please send your thoughts and well wishes. 🙂

Love,

Sammy

a prayer

A major reason why I started this blog is to offer hope to those suffering in any way. My heart is burdened to think of the many people who feel hopeless or are questioning whether their circumstances will ever improve. I’ve experienced these emotions, the devastation, and am here to let you know that I stand with you in whatever you’re going through. You’re not alone. There are people out there who are praying for your healing, comfort, and peace. There are people who understand how you’re feeling and what you’re struggling with. People who don’t judge you and want to help you. I know it may not seem like it, but they’re out there.

Starting tonight, I’ll be praying for you for the next 7 days at the same time (September 25th – October 1st, 8 PM EST). I want to invite whoever’s reading to join me. If this time doesn’t work for you, or if you live in a place with a different time zone, please take a few seconds or minutes to pray for your pain and the pain of others at any time that’s convenient for you. Let’s ask for healing, hope, courage and love to enter our circumstances, and together stand strong in believing that they will. Even if we don’t know when. Even when the pain seems unbearable.

You’re not hopeless. I’m thinking of you.

Love,

Sammy