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SUMMER BUCKET LIST 2016!!!

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Oh yes, the time is finally here to start my Summer Bucket List for 2016!!! The past couple of summer's have been very well, boring and uneventful. So thought it was time to make a bucket list for summer '16. So with the help of pinterest and a few other sites, I made my very own bucket list filled with plenty of things to keep me from being bored. In true Brittany fashion on the list are a wide variety of things consisting from small adventures, trips, fun activities, DIY crafts, and more. So here is my 2016 Summer Bucket List which I plan to add as more ideas and adventures arise. #DLBsummer16 let's go!!!

  1.  Tye Dye (and do as many other bucket list items in my tye dye)
  2. Spend a day in Colorado Springs
  3. Go to a Rockies game (but I hate baseball?)
  4. Go to Red Rocks
  5. Make 20 GOOD Youtube Videos (this will be so hard!)
  6. Go Hiking (c'mon you live in Colorado...)
  7. Stay up for 24 hours straight!!!
  8. Build a Fort
  9. Pull off an epic prank
  10. Complete a TV series on Netflix
  11. Take 100 GOOD pictures
  12. Go to the farmer's market
  13. Go on a road trip
  14. Go to the beach
  15. 24 hour digital detox
  16. Go to the movies at midnight
  17. Hike Manitou Springs
  18. Make colored iced cubes
  19. Make popsicles
  20. Have a successful thrifting outing
  21. Fly a kite
  22. Watch the sunrise
  23. Go to DRAKE!!! (because there can't be a SUMMER16 without going to the Drake Summer 16 Tour)

Marathon, not a sprint.

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Continuing on with the recent topics of my past few blog posts, lets talk a little bit more about life and goals. It seems like it's always so easy to feel like giving in when things don't happen right when you want them to. You feel like you've been doing so much work, putting in all of this extra time and effort and still getting little to no results. At least not the results you wanted, planned  and expected. And what makes matters even worst? The natural thought to comparing yourself to the success of others who seem to have it all together that put in way less work than you. Next you just start to question everything. Your goals, your plan, your vision, and why you're even doing what it in the first place. Why is it always so easy to talk yourself out of your dreams when things get tough as opposed to picking yourself back up and just getting your shit together and fighting for what you love.

Today our society has a whole feels like it has a sense of entitlement, like everything should be handed to them. It's cool to have one amazing dream but now days very few people are actually willing to put in the work to get there. And those who do put in the work are quick to give in when things don't go as planned and road blocks begin to occur, people want the dream but expect the results to just happen.

I have to be honest with y'all, at times I'm guilty of all of the follow thoughts. But unlike those who just give up and give in, I have to quickly refocus and get my mojo back. We're human and none of us are perfect. At some point it's only going to be natural to second guess yourself when things get tough. But the key is to be able to quickly pick yourself back up, and that's what I've been catching myself doing here a lot lately. The easy thing to do is continue to complain and feel sorry for yourself. But I'm going to let you in on a little secret and the honest truth, NOBODY CARES!!!!  If we're all honest with each other nobody cares that you're struggling and chances are when they go home at night the last thing they're thinking about are you and your problems.

 
 

But that's the beauty of the journey and life itself is the story you will one day tell of both the high and low's of what it took to get there. So don't get discouraged and don't let a few road blocks keep you from pushing towards your goals. Stay focused on the end result and the feeling of what it will be like when you reach your final destination. It's never going to be easy and if it is easy, then why would you even want it? It may not be easy, but I can guarantee you it will always be worth it. Great things take time and we all need to allow ourselves to have more patience with our lives. Keep away from the bad vibes and toxic people who drain all of your precious time and energy. And the bottom line is you can always do more, just remember nobody cares, work harder.

I love you guys, fight for your life, and work for your dreams, EVERY damn day!

-Brittany

Current lock screen on my phone for a constant daily reminder...

Faith Makes Things Possible

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Good Morning and Happy Monday!!! One of the hardest things in life is to keep believing and have faith even when it seems like nothing is possible. It's not always easy to keep a positive outlook and stay focused on the end result of your goals. It's much easier to come up with a million excuses of why and give up instead of pressing forward. But that's the beauty of faith. It doesn't make this easy, it makes things possible.

Honestly, that's all you need is a little bit of hope, of faith to wake up determined to fight another day. Don't let one bad day, moment, or situation stop you from going after what you want.

Have a great week and stay faithful to your dreams and goals.

-Brittany

Stuck In Life :(

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If part of life is feeling stuck then I’m doing a pretty good job at life right now because all I feel lately is exactly that, stuck. Recently I’ve been feeling like I’ve lost control of the happiness in my life. I feel like everything that I want for my life in the future I no longer am capable of achieving due to circumstances beyond my control. This is honestly probably THEworst feeling in the world as a young, passionate, driven, independent person. Having goals and feeling like that they are out of reach and there is absolutely nothing you can do about them. People always assume I’m always happy and positive but you got me I’m human, and just like anyone else I too have those very weak moments. And this just so happens to be one of them.

I’m struggling lately to figure out what’s a person to do when you feel so stuck that your own happiness and future is no longer in your hands? First plan, sit, be sad, and stay stuck. Very, very unsuccessful this past week. Next plan? Pray, pray and give it to god. The past two days I constantly have caught myself all day long in deep conversations with God. Praying for guidance, asking for strength, peace, and patience. It’s silly of me to think I can be in control because ultimately, he his. I have to put all of my faith in God and his plan for my life. I have to continue to believe that he is in control and know that he did not put me here to fail or be unhappy.

So instead of dwelling on my problems, for now I will embrace them and know that in time God will show me the way. None of us should ever feel stuck about life and the difficult situations that come our way.  I know that what I'm going through is something that won't change over night, but everyday we wake up and have a choice. So every morning as I'm blessed to see another day, I will choose to be happy. I can easily doing that knowing that by giving my problems to God he will work everything out for me. Life is too short, embrace the struggle, have faith, and choose happiness.

-Brittany