Keto and Ketchup

Ketchup – as in let’s catch up!

Sorry I’ve been gone, it’s been busy where I’ve been. In the last week, I’ve started the Ketogenic diet, and I’ve dropped about 8 pounds, I’m sure it’s just water weight but it’s weight that I haven’t been able to lose before, so there’s that. I’m dangerously close to a goal weight and I’m happy about that.

I’m still doing positivity posts and I think I’ve been doing those for about 2 months now, which is awesome. Depending on the post ~40 people like it, which means 40 people see what I’m writing out, and I think that’s wonderful in itself.

I’ve been working a lot more, which means actual work instead of down-time. But I’ve also managed to hit level 122 on a bubble game that I started 2 weeks ago on facebook – so I’ve had more time, but it’s easier to be on facebook so I can chat with my fellow library people.

I’m now actively searching for a full time job in the last month, and I was offered a position at AFLAC which I turned down, only because it was difficult to sign on to a job where I would be a 1099 instead of a W2, but I told them to contact me in a couple of years, because I do think I would be excellent for that kind of job. I love helping people, and I know how to tie an emotional connection to something to sell, so I am good at selling things (that is, if I think it’s worth it).

For this week, I have to work a lot extra for work (bleh), and I have a wedding to go to – they were our former roommates, but I was going to go to the bachelorette party, but have to work, because no one else seems to want to come in. Actually, a whole bunch of people took off for that day, and then my boss was like ‘yeah come in’ and I’ve been over a lot on hours, but it’s frustrating since I can only work so much.

I hope everything is well for everyone who reads this, if anyone wants to read this, because I’ve been gone, and I’m going to try to be more active. I have some stuff coming up this month and next, but that’s what makes life so exciting, right?

Thanks,

Kay

Liebster Award

This is my first ever blogging award, and it’s pretty exciting that Life at Any Size recommended this to me. I would like to post here, that I love following all of your posts, and I have downloaded WordPress on my phone for the sole purpose of keeping up with you and your life. It means so much to me that you extended this to me! And thus, the questions:

What inspired you to start blogging?

A friend of mine actually posted on wordpress back in December and I thought that this would be a great, convient way to post about things that interest me, and maybe others as well. Not only do I think that I have a great outlook, but I think it’s intriguing with my background how I view things and I hope that everyone else thinks so.

What are you most proud of?

Honestly, the fact that I finally graduated with my bachelor’s degree last August – I got my degree in Sociology and I started it because it was easy. But I love having a sociological outlook on everything – I think it makes everything more interesting and intriguing.

Describe your ideal Saturday morning.

As of right now, I currently work Saturday’s at the library where I am employed at, and while that is something that I highly enjoy doing, I think my ideal Saturday would be a bit different. I would probably like to wake up naturally and cuddle with my boyfriend for a bit (we live together) and then sit down and listen to my favorite Spotify playlist (Deep Focus) and crochet a bit. And just enjoy the day together.

Coffee or Tea? (and how do you take it?)

I love both. I’ve become somewhat of a Teavana hoarder, so I love the dessert teas that they offer, and I like to drink that at any time of the day. But when it comes to coffee, Dunkin Donut’s Ice Coffee with Hazelnut Flavoring is my favorite. Definitely a go-to in my life.

What is your favorite season?

This is my east-coast heritage coming out, but I love autumn. The way the leaves turn into a spectacular color set is amazing. Now that I live in Oklahoma, it’s not as pretty, but I love seeing my friends post on instagram, and sometimes I think that they take it for granted. However, the weather (for the most part) is beautiful and sometimes not too hot or unbearable.

If you could go back in time and change something about your life what would it be?

I actually think about this a lot, and I don’t think I would change anything. Mostly because I do believe in the butterfly effect – but I’m sure my life would be so different today if I went back and changed something in my life. But maybe spend some more time with my Papa who passed away a couple of years ago. You never truly know what you have until it’s gone.

What TV show or book is your favorite guilty pleasure?

TV Show – The Bachelor and The Bachelorette – I love watching reality tv, and it’s my favorite guilty pleasure. My boyfriend doesn’t get it, but I love the stupid drama that they have, because it makes me appreciate my life so much more.

Book – The Twilight series. Okay, hold on. I lived in Ukraine between the ages of 14-17 and this was my one anchor to the US that I had. I still like to read the books, because even though they are cheesy, they remind me of a simpler time, when I was a teenager obsessed with love. The idea of it, anyways.

If you could move anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Back home to my family – they’re all on the East Coast (NY, CT, MA, and DC) and I would love to spend more time with them, but it’s so expensive! And Oklahoma has been my home for about 8 years now.

What is your absolute favorite food and why?

Cottage Cheese – don’t judge me. It just reminds me of holidays with my family. That and I can eat tubs of it. I know, I’m weird.

Would you rather travel by car, plane, train, or ship?

Plane – it’s fast convienent, but also frustrating, because if you miss your flight, wave goodbye to your smooth travel plans. Seriously though.

And now, for my questions~

  1. What is your motivation?
  2. Where do you see yourself in the future?
  3. If you could travel anywhere with all expenses paid, where would you go?
  4. What is your favorite restaurant or coffee shop?
  5. What is your greatest fear?
  6. What do you regret most in your life?
  7. Chocolate or vanilla?
  8. What do you wish for the world?

And I nominate:

  1. BeautywithStaceFace
  2. Thriving Under Pressure
  3. Msletterwritingu

Thank you for all those who have even looked on my page, I wish you well in your future endeavors!!!

Positivity Month

I know that I mentioned it here, but I thought that I would give some examples on how I’m trying to write down not only common sense, but things that I think people need to hear.

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Also as a PSA – my boyfriend and I did not break up, but I still think that it’s important that these words are expressed.

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I hope that these words will help us over time. Also, if you noticed I changed the tag on the right bottom to my instagram name as well.

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Just so people could find me. I’m doing it for an entire month, so I should be done by March 3rd (30 ish days) but maybe I’ll do it for longer. It’s definitely making me more chill if that makes any sense.

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Hope you like them!!

Kay

“You’re so real”

I have heard that phrase in my life way too many times.

Don’t get me wrong, I actually like hearing it, but it also gets old so fast. Do you have people in your life that are not real? That are fake and don’t really get it? If so, you may need to let them go, or how about you don’t tell me that I’m “so real” because believe me, I get it.

Things that I strive for, is to in fact, be real. I literally see no point in being fake to people. You don’t like them? Let them know. (you can be nice about it, you don’t need to be telling people off for no reason) You don’t want to do something? Let people know. You are irritated about something? Say something.

However, this normally happens when I’m overloaded with stress, or I’m just comfortable in my setting. In past posts, you know (because I have informed you) that I’m not always cool under pressure. My anxiety takes off and I’m freaking out – which is normal. Especially today, in our society.

Dealing with this phrase a lot, I’ve come to accept it, and as I’ve stated, I like hearing it. I just also wish that it could become a norm that people were this way. I shouldn’t have to be the only one who is going to tell it to you as it is. Not trying to be extra mean in this post, but others should never have to deal with people who aren’t who they claim to be.

For now, I am content with people telling me that they love my personality.

Thanks,

Kay

Friendships

I know that I posted something about friendships in the past – but this one is positive, I promise.

So my best friend, Arran, (apart from my boyfriend, because he’s like my best friend too) lives in a different state, and we used to work together. We worked together, then lived together, then had a falling out – because it happens.

I think it took us a year to really reconnect again, and we were hanging out and all was well, and then life took ahold of us. I wasn’t really able to talk to him again until after he moved into a different state. And the more I think about it, the more I feel like it was the right time for us to be rekindling our friendship.

I wish that we did it sooner, but I think we both needed each other at the precise time, and thus we became better friends for it. We were both “hurting” from other relationships that have scorned us, and therefore when we started talking again through facebook, everything started to make sense.

Having a best friend that is essentially your sibling is rare – in fact, I’ve always just hung on to people because I want to have that relationship. I’ve made mistakes and I’ve found some really horrid people along the way who recognized this, and thus taken advantage of my situation. But, I’m really thankful to have him, and I tell him that I love him all the time.

I wish that everyone would have a best friend that is as wonderful and understanding as he is, even though we can be a bit of an asshole to others at times. You don’t need to have a friend that’s an asshole per say┬ábut if it makes life fun and keeps you out of trouble, then who cares?

As always, wishing all of you readers well,

Kay

Pulling Off the Band-Aid

So, as I mentioned in my previous post (below and some posts from earlier) the best way of facing something is by mustering up your courage and ripping off that band aid as fast as you could.

(I originally meant to post this before I went on my trip on the 15th, so sorry that this is essentially a half-month late.)

I had been dealing with some people in my life that weren’t exactly good for me – as in I’d been taking a lot of their issues and combining it with my own. They were getting to the point where they were essentially toxic, but because I saw them frequently, I couldn’t get rid of them. And, I didn’t really know how to.

When I went home this last time, I was very, very ill. And while I did actually stress myself out to the point that I was ill, (if you remember my luggage fiasco and how it heightened my anxiety – yeah great times) I was fairly certain that I caught something.

So, I’m at home and stressing out because of everything going on and I’m too ill to return home on time, and my sleep schedule is getting all wacked out. As in, I’m sleeping at 3pm and waking up around 2 am, completely. And my mom was telling me that I told her that I would just continue sleeping it off.

Which is fine, but I wish that my sleepy self would wake up so that I could spend some time with her. However, I was sick, so it’s okay. It’s just one of those things that I think about when I’m home, “you could have spent more time with everyone“.

That’s another topic for later.

But I came home and I realized that I need to face my fears and just swipe that stupid Band-Aid that didn’t need to be there in the first place, and I did it. It just took enough stress for it to affect my body (I lost 12 pounds that week according to Weight Watchers) and for me to finally tell my parents what has been going on and just “come clean” with everything.

My advice to you, is when you start recognizing these signs, just deal with it. I know it’s hard to actually follow through with that advice, but it’s really important if you do. Not only will you create a better environment for yourself, but you will also not be stressed out to the point of illness.

Thanks as always, and happy New Year.

Kay

Generic Goals

Not to sound uber sarcastic about the title, but every year people send out their resolutions, and while I do have goals that I want to continue this new year of 2017, I don’t want to post something and then have someone else remind me (mostly here in person, fyi) that I didn’t follow through with them.

One thing that I do, is that I keep a notepad app on my phone and I write down things that I am working on so I can continue to do what I think is best for me. Then I can also better myself along the way. It’s something that I look at when I start to slowly panic about the future, and as long as I have the space on my phone, it’s a great little tidbit to help me.

I hope to continue my goals throughout the new year, and I hope to continue to post about things that happen in my life so that I can be positive. But for my goals for the new year (they are not in any particular order):

  • Continue weight loss. This one is a given, I lost 14.6 pounds in the last year, and that’s over 2 months and that makes me so thrilled. In 2 months, I made something possible, such as losing weight.
  • Remain positive. I know that it’s easier said than done, but I have realized that the more I stay positive, the less my depression/anxiety hinder me.
  • Continue blogging. This has been life changing for me, because I know now that people are around me that care, and they aren’t “mean people on the internet”.
  • Apply for graduate school. I want to start by next August. Which means it’s time that I get my life in order, and I know that I can do it. I know that it may stress me out, but it’s completely doable.
  • Have a great year. And just in general, I’m ready for the year to whiz by – and that everything goes smoothly. Life is difficult and issues arise, but I want to remember all great things, and just enjoy everything.

I know that it’s generic. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that it doesn’t matter with what I have, as long as I’m happy. Yes, sometimes I want materialistic goods – because who doesn’t? (my weakness is makeup and clothes, though)

Boyfriend and I may argue, but as long as we have each other, I know that I’ll be happy. I may lose my job, but I have the skills to overcome anything. I can work anywhere, and I can be great at whatever I do. I have learned this about myself, and because of that, I welcome 2017.

Kay x