50 Questions

Hey lovelies! I found this 50 Questions post from She Rocks Fitness yesterday…and thought it would be fun to add to the blog this week! I’ve tagged 3 other bloggers to do it as well, but feel free to do it too!

Here we go…50 questions

1. What are you wearing?  Black running capris, gray t-shirt

2. Ever been in love? No

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?  No

4. How tall are you?  5’4

5. How much do you weigh? Honestly, no idea. I stopped using the scale. It doesn’t determine your worth, happiness, or satisfaction.

6. Any tattoos? Never

7. Any piercings? Only the ears

8. OTP (one true pair, favorite fictional couple)? Favorite fictional couple would be…cinderella and the prince.

9. Favorite show? I Love Lucy has got to be my all time favorite

10. Favorite bands? Don’t have one

11. Something you miss? Fall, but thank God, it’s that time of year again. I was getting soooo tired of Summer

12. Favorite song? Billie Jean

13. How old are you? Nineteen, almost 20.

14. Zodiac sign? Aries

15. Quality you look for in a partner? Patience, kindness, and honesty

16. Favorite Quote?

exactly...and I'm not going to give you up Bryce, or give up loving you...never will that ever happen, I love you <3

17. Favorite actor? Nic Cage…and I’m serious. He’s so ridiculous. I also like Katherine Hepburn.

18. Loud music or soft? In the middle maybe…

20. Where do you go when you’re sad? For a run

21. How long does it take you to shower? 10 minutes

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 10-30 minutes (it’s according to what I’m doing with the hair)

23. Ever been in a physical fight? Never

24. Turn on? Pure happiness

25. Turn off? Whiny and bad hygiene

26. The reason I started blogging?  I was inspired by two of my favorite healthy living bloggers, Peanut Butter Fingers and Carrots n Cake. I also used to blog as a job, and it got me a little hooked!

27. Fear? Clowns and roaches

28. Last thing that made you cry? An Office episode

29. Last time you said you loved someone?  I just told my mom

30. Meaning behind the name of your blog?  You can be in shape and healthy but it’s okay to have a cupcake once in a while. Ever since I lost weight and got healthy, any time that I eat junk food or sweets at a party, special event, or out to eat, people always say “Why are you eating that? Aren’t you like healthy or something? Isn’t that bad for you?”. It makes me so mad because they don’t see that all week long, I eat healthy and balanced. I love treating myself to something super yummy once a week or I’d go nutzo!

31. Last book you read? Fault in Our Stars

32. The book you’re currently reading? Not reading one at the moment. Putting my focus in my school right now!

33. Last show you watched? Good Eats with Alton Brown

34. Last person you talked to?  My mom

35. The relationship between you and the person you last texted?  My father

36. Favorite food? Sweet potatoes

37. Places you want to visit?  Philadelphia, New York, California, Colorado, Boston, England, Costa Rica

38. Last place you were? Destin, Florida back in June

39. Do you have a crush? Hmm…sort of, yes. But not a full on crush. It’s someone I just met

40. Last time you kissed someone? Um, I kissed my brother on the cheek last week to get on his nerves. Does that count? I don’t usually go around kissing people and I’m not dating anyone either haha

41. Last time you were insulted? Haven’t been insulted lately and usually if I do, I just forget about it. No one’s words or opinions can change me

42. Favorite flavor of sweet?  What? I don’t understand the question

43. What instruments do you play?  Sadly, none. I’ve never been a musical person.

44. Favorite piece of jewelry? I don’t have one. I’ve never been a jewelry person

45. Last sport you played? Cross Country…does that count?

46. Last song you sang? Shake It Off, Taylor Swift

47. Favorite chat up line? What’s a chat up line?

48. Have you ever used it? Obviously no…because I don’t know what a chat up line is

49. Last time you hung out with anyone? Been too busy with work and health coaching…so no one as of lately.

50. Who should answer these questions next? Brittany @ Freckled Nettles, Brittany @ Dulce Vie, Stacie @ Simply Southern Stacie

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How I’m Dealing with My Unemployment (Personal)

Hey friends!

Thanks for everyone who was so kind enough to take the time to take my survey on Tuesday! If you missed taking the survey, its okay, you can still take it! I’d love your feedbackclip_image002

A lot of you have already said you’d love a little more personal posts on the blog, which I’ve come to realize that I don’t do that anymore. When I first started out with my blog, I was a little more personal than I am now, but I think as I have gotten into school, thinking about my future business, etc., I strayed from that because I was, to be honest, scared. When you’re personal out in the open on a blog, anyone can see it. You’re vulnerable. As a young woman, that just freaked me out. But, the community of healthy living bloggers and the full time support, I have become aware that there really isn’t a reason I should be scared.

What I really wanted to blog about today was the fact that I’m jobless. Did I hesitate on this subject? Yeah…you bet.

“OMG”

*GASP!* “JOBLESS!”

“WHAT?”

“That’s a shame!”

“YOU NEED A JOB, AUDREY”

Just a few of the things I hear day to day…

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I haven’t had a job for about a month but I haven’t really said much about it. You might have seen a couple of things I tweeted, but that’s it.

What I’m here to say today has nothing to do with negativity. No complaints, no discouragement, no crap.

Here’s how I’m dealing with my unemployment:

FAITH

Faith isn’t “Man, I hope that happens” and then you begin hoping, then doubting, then hoping, then you give up. That’s NOT faith. Faith, is having complete trust in something. Which, the something I’m talking about, is God. (Please, remember this is how I’m dealing with it)

Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

And faith doesn’t just ‘happen’. You must build it and feed it!

For example, Romans 10:17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”

I’ve taken this time that I have off, to completely focus on Him. He has a plan.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

Jesus calls us to meditate on the Word daily…

John 8:31-32 “Then said Jesus said to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Look, I’m not perfect and I have days where I’ve neglected Him and His Word and I still have to slow down and focus.

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So, while I’m being told I don’t have enough experience for a job that I know THAT I could do (I can do all things through Christ), or when someone doesn’t give me an opportunity, or somebody acts like they’ll hire me but then they don’t, I cast that over on the Lord! He shall supply all my needs and take all my burdens. I know He has a plan far greater than I could imagine! So, to my feelings and emotions, that picture above looks like it describes a lot of what I’m going through with job searching…but in my spirit and feeding it the Word of God, that picture HAS NOTHING to do with me. God made me a promise and He is the truth, the light, and the way!

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BEING THANKFUL

I’m thankful that the only job I have right now, is reading His Word, teaching myself more SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING, HTML & CSS skills, blogging, and throwing myself into my studies for nutrition school.

God has given me some amazing skills and a passion for what I mentioned above, and its not because of me that I have them. He has put them in my heart. So, I’m not bragging. I’m just thankful.

I’m also thankful for all of you guys…every blogger and reader I have come across have this wonderful touch of inspiring me and each other. I think that is quite simply, an amazing gift to have.

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REJOICING

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade…is something I could go on about and be super cliché. But that’s lame. Let’s be real here, life doesn’t give you stupid lemons and no one makes lemonade. We buy it, because who wants to squeeze lemons? Also, lemonade can make you fat (SUGAR OVERLOAD) Okay, maybe not…unless you drink it all the time. But you get what I’m saying!

My life is at a crazy turning point right now, I have no idea what direction I’m headed in and since I’m trusting God to lead me, I can’t plan anything out. I’m pretty much just doing my part, looking and applying for jobs, meditating daily on His Word, asking for wisdom, and praying humbly before Him!

So, at this crazy point in my life, I’m not making lemonade. I’m rejoicing!

Philippians 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say, Rejoice!”

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ENJOYING MY CREATIVITY

My previous job was far from home, which wasn’t always the best. It left me with lack of creativity. I didn’t have the time to create fun recipes, workouts, or take adventures. Right now, I’m totally embracing all what I’ve missed. Lately, I’ve completely enjoyed making recipes like:

MONEY & STATISTICS AIN’T GOT NOTHING ON ME

God is bigger than money. He is bigger than statistics. He is bigger than discouragement. He IS bigger.

That’s all I have to say.

I’ve been told by many, “Audrey, its hard to get a job right now,” and yeah, okay thanks for the support (sarcasm BTW). Do you not read His words? You say you are a Christian but decide you’d rather fill me up with doubt? That is of the WORLD, but my God is not of the WORLD! HE IS OF HEAVEN, FAITH, LOVE, AND KINDNESS!

God said in His Word that he will equip me with all that I need to do His will and good works. I believe he can do more than my mind can imagine. I’m ready!

You might ask me, “Well, Audrey, why would God let you be unemployed?” But I say, is it because of God that I’m unemployed? Maybe…but if it were so, I know that he is righteous in all his WAYS and KIND in all HIS works! So, in my opinion, if he wanted me to not have a job right now, it’s because he wants me depend on Him, seek Him, and pray. He is a God of truth…and I need to focus on the truths He gives us in the Bible. My times are in His hands and the moment He chooses to reveal the job, career, or opportunity He wants me to have, He will.

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Dear Readers,

Please take note that I will never, ever, ever try to push anything on you. That’s not what this post is. This post is about how I’M DEALING with MY unemployment. I wanted to share something uplifting, personal, and encouraging on my blog. This is me right now. I’m taking off the blogger coat, stepping into ‘Audrey’ today and presenting to you my current life.

Thank you for reading and hope that maybe these words could give you some light in your tunnel, if needed!

Blessed going in, and blessed going out!

See y’all tomorrow for a recipe!

Question:

  • Have you ever overcome the ‘job world’?