Our Honeymoon Video

Derek and I took our honeymoon 5 months after our wedding last year. We decided to save the money that we got from our wedding, and plan our honeymoon later, so that we could go somewhere that we really wanted to go. It worked out great for us! Once our wedding was over, we still had something to look forward to and count down to, and we were in the “honeymoon stage” for six months straight. Okay, who am I kidding? I don’t think we will ever get out of the honeymoon stage. 😛

So a year ago today, we took a Caribbean cruise for 8 days, and traveled to San Juan, St. Thomas, Grand Turk, and the Bahamas. It was just what we needed to warm up from the cold fall, spend alone time with each other, and take a vacation filled with beaches, sunshine, and endless food. I miss our honeymoon every single day, but I am so glad I made this video to look back (and laugh) on.

Thanks for watching!

Onto the next adventure, Wren

 

 

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10th New Habit

14900484_1129054143814340_4194522289397707326_nI have to say, October was a much better month for me than August or September. I finished working at the hair salon store, and only worked two jobs! I am completely done with my wedding and event course and should be getting my certificate any day now. I am loving my new job as a wedding assistant!

Styling: Forever more events

Floral: Bloomers

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I have had a lot more free time nowadays, and my stress levels have dropped tremendously. I spent so much time with the people I love in October, and that alone made me a much happier person. (I even had time to go to a concert in Vegas for the night with a few friends!)

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I have always been a big believer in karma. I think whatever you put out into the universe, you will get back. Sometimes it takes hours and sometimes it takes years, but you eventually get what you give.

For the month of October, I made it a habit to tell someone something nice every single day. Some days I complimented strangers on their looks, and other days I texted my friends to let them know how much I appreciate them. Some days I called my family just to say have a good day, and other days I told customers at my work how much I appreciated their service (and their tip 😉 )

I wasn’t really expecting to get much back from making this new habit, I mostly just did it for the fun of it, and hoping to make someone’s day. But I was surprised by the amount of love and compliments I got back! Here are just a few things I was told this month, some by co workers, some by friends, some by family members, and some by complete strangers!

“I really like your hair.”

“Your smile makes my day.”

“When I see you, I feel like everything is going to be okay.”

“You are one of my favorite faces to see.”

“I can’t believe how hard of a worker you are.”

“Well, look how cute and petite you are!”

“Thank you for being such a great friend, I appreciate you.”

“You are just a beam of light.”

“Are you ever in a bad mood?”

“You are the nicest person I know.”

“I am so thankful for you.”

“I am proud of you.”

“Wren!! I am so happy you are here!”

Not only did I make it a habit to give out a compliment every day, I also made it a habit to listen and make a mental note of the compliments I received.  Some days I feel worthless. Some days I feel ugly. Some days I feel insecure or stupid. We all have those days, but that’s part of being human. It has really helped my confidence to listen to the good things that others think about me and appreciate the time they take to tell me. I am going to keep this habit, and really pay more attention to the compliments people give me instead of instantly disagreeing with them.

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So, next time you feel down or insecure about yourself, try giving a compliment or telling someone that you love that you appreciate them. You may just be surprised by the karma you get back and the confidence you receive!

Onto the next adventure, Wren