I hope all of my Emmi friends from around the world are tuck in cozy and warm. Currently in Philly we’re enjoying a white Christmas after the holiday, and I thought it would be the perfect time to do a DIY project.
Yup, those slacked house slippers up top were supposed to look like this.
The tutorial looked simple enough, and I did everything to the T, but they still came out looking like loose granny panties. I’ll give myself a pat on the back for almost getting the foot shape right… almost.
When I walk around the house in these babies my family laugh like hyenas because my slippers slide down like a stripper going down a pole. A quick trip downstairs to put a dish in the sink causes the heel of my foot to make an appearance. Yes, my slippers suck but they’re so warm because they were made from my favorite sweater (win!).
From the sponge ombre nails to creating a tee shirt dress, my Pinterest projects always come out looking FAWKED up, but I’ll never give up!
Ever tried a Pinterest DIY Project? How did yours come out?
Ok, so last week was a trying one, but I’m happy to say that I made it through. How did I do it, you ask? Affirmations. I have always dealt with having low self-esteem. I was a bigger kid when growing up and really wanted to be liked by others, so I’ve dealt with being bullied and teased. Sadly, that behavior hasn’t stopped much into adulthood because even adults can be cruel. This year’s word is Time, and I’ve really been thinking about how long will I care, I mean really care, about what other people think of me? I decided to start using affirmations as a way to counteract my negative self-thoughts. .
Taking two minutes for myself every day to say out loud that I’m pretty, smart and can do anything I put my mind to, has really helped me. If I hear something that would normally tear away at my self-esteem. I remember my affirmations. Now I’m beginning to know longer BELIEVE those negative statements from past experiences that were imprinted in to my subconscious and re-played in my mind. I’m finally learning that it does not matter what other people think of me. What really matters is how I think and feel about myself because that is the only way that I’m going to truly love ME.
If you’re dealing with a tough situation or want to become more positive try using affirmations.
Here are the rules.
- The statement must be written/ said in the present tense and with feeling.
- Repeat your affirmations morning and night-Repetition is key!
Here’s a good video about how to build self-esteem.
I’m thinking about starting an affirmation challenge. Tell me what you think in the comments below.
Last New Year’s, I wasn’t out having fun popping bottles or getting a kiss at midnight by some sexy man. Instead, I was at home making a painting of 2013, which I lost a few days ago. I painted the background Aqua. I made the 2013 numbers really stand out in yellow block letters. The confetti… gosh, I used glitter paint in every color you could think of because I knew that 2013 was my YEAR!
Now that 2013 is over, I’m proud that I took the leap on many of my goals and decided to share them on my blog. So, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane.
- I created an online dating profile and went on a date. Even though the date didn’t pan out the way I wanted, I got the experience to learn more about what I want in a potential boyfriend. This year, I will define what I’m seeking in a relationship.
- I’ve built better social skills. Ok, I’m a shy person and I tend to over think things. In 2013, I actually opened up. Now I’m really in the moment. I get a little nervous and it shows through my body language, but even with all of that I’ve improved tremendously because I put more effort into building relationships, hanging out with friends and meeting and making new friends both in-person and online.
- My last two goals were finding a new career and learning how to drive. I did just that… well on the career part. I found a new job in a healthier environment with tons of growth opportunities. I don’t have my driver’s license, but that is my top goal in 2014.
My word for 2014 is Time. I have so many goals, and sometimes I just think of the finish product and not about the effort it takes to complete them. Sometimes, I don’t even get started or put my best effort forward because I didn’t prepare. Toward the end of 2013, I noticed how important time really was and why I shouldn’t waste it on petty or stupid things that I don’t have any control over.
This year, I really want to work on bettering myself and becoming my best self. This woman that I will become will be more relaxed and self-assured in her abilities, and she’ll step out of her comfort zone to attain her goals. This woman is getting out of her own way and just going after what she truly wants in life because she believes that she can actually do it. She doesn’t define herself based on what other people think of her. This woman is in me and she’s finally going to make her appearance in 2014.
Thanks for showing your girl some love. Happy New Year!!!
-Me, Myself and Ems