22 Days of Thanks – Sister

Seven years before I was born, my mother had another child.  She was steadfast, strong, and dauntless.  She is my sister.  I’ve already mentioned that my brother and I didn’t always get along much like siblings typically do, but my sister and I…sometimes we took it to a whole other level.  We fought a lot Read More

22 Days of Thanks – RP Community

I am a weird human being.  There’s really no point in denying it as I’m sure anyone that has been following my blog has likely picked up on that already.  It’s okay, though.  I embrace my weirdness.  That’s why I’m going to talk about one of my weird “secrets” today.   I’m talking about the RP Read More

22 Days of Thanks – Pets

I’ve been alive for a fairly long time and, throughout those many years, I can’t remember a time where I didn’t have a pet of some sort.  Whether it was a fish, turtle, hamster or dog, there was always something for my siblings and I to raise.   I guess you could say it taught us Read More

22 Days of Thanks – Nieces & Nephew

Let’s be real:  children are not in my future.  In a previous post, I shared my true feelings on how I felt about that fact, but it’s something that I have come to accept as my fate.  Thankfully, my siblings have found a way around that little problem for me.  They did this by giving Read More

22 Days of Thanks – Beauty Gurus

Oh, the beauty community.  It may have its share of drama here and there, but it played a major part in my fascination and love for makeup.  I don’t even remember how I happened upon my first makeup tutorial (or even who it was), but I was pretty much hooked from there.   My mother doesn’t Read More

22 Days of Thanks – Brother

I’m not going to sit here and lie and claim to be best friends with my brother.  As we’ve grown up, we’ve definitely gotten into our fair share of fights as most siblings do especially since we’re only four years apart in age.   In case you were wondering, I am the older of the two Read More

22 Days of Thanks – Work Friends

Work.  It’s something that most people have to do if they want any sort of chance at living a comfortable life (and I use that term, loosely).  We’re not all fortunate enough to get those dream jobs where it feels more like fun than actual work.  Work can be stressful and a bit overwhelming, but Read More

22 Days of Thanks – Dating Apps

I know what you’re thinking:  Chantel, you don’t even date!  Yes, it’s true.  After recently discovering that there is, indeed, a term that pretty much describes my sexuality (asexual, in case you were wondering), I’ve also discovered that dating isn’t exactly something that’s right for me.  But!  Would I have realized this without dating apps?  Read More

22 Days of Thanks – Grandma

Fun fact!  Today is my grandmother’s birthday which felt like the perfect day to give thanks to her.  After all, without her there would be no Mom which means there would be no me.  Let’s pretend that this made sense. I grew up with my parents in the military which means that I didn’t get Read More

22 Days of Thanks – Fragrances

Thanks to my allergies and asthma, I have a love/hate relationship with fragrances.  Of course, that doesn’t mean that I still don’t love them, especially when I find one that smells beautiful and doesn’t trigger any reactions with my body.   The thing I love most about a scent is how it can easily cause a Read More