The Self-Care Tag.


I will be completely honest.

The past couple of weeks have not been the greatest. I can blame it on a million different ideas of things but truth is I’m just burnt out emotionally. Holidays always seem to put me in some weird rut, and it causes me to not be the nicest to myself. I over indulge in everything which in turn makes me feel terrible. It’s not that I am ungrateful, it’s that old demons die hard.

When the lovely and amazing Jessica ( tagged me on this post, I delayed this until I can fully commit myself to it. Thank you, Jessica, I needed to get out of my rut and feel better. ❤

What better than a new year to talk about Self-Care right?

3 cheers for Jessica!!! If you haven’t checked out her blog, I RECOMMEND IT!! It’s lovely! 🙂

And more Cheers to another year of new beginnings!!!!


  1. What piece of advice would you give a child about to grow up with the pressures of today’s media and its crushing expectations?

Think before you post. That one photo you think is so funny will come back to haunt you years from now. Not just photos. Words, sayings, anything. You have to be really cautious with what you put out there in the social media world. Always be aware that what you post is a representation of yourself. Also don’t be a bully. There are way too many assholes in this world, don’t be another one of them.

  1. What song puts you in a good mood every time?

“Wake up” by Arcade Fire.
“The First Single” by The Format
“Aside” By The Weakerthans

They literally get me stomping my feet and clapping my hands. Absolutely magical songs.

  1. What is the best advice someone gave you or you realized about life?

“Life is too short to worry about petty bullshit”. My nephew passed away from cancer, and as simple as that saying is and cliche as it sounds he lived and breathed that sentiment. Any time anyone would complain about something he would be quick to say that. He’s right. Life is too short to worry about petty bullshit. Life is meant to be lived and lived beautifully.

  1. Who makes you giggle like a giggle monster?

My friends. All of them. Just our normal day to day banter that is just unbelievably funny. I have some amazingly sarcastic friends. If you’re not sarcastic with good banter, I’m gonna have to doubt friendship.

  1. What is something about society that bugs you that you wish didn’t?

Here is the thing. I get the constant need for social media. I understand the public’s need to know everyone’s social standings and coming and goings. I just hate the loss of communication. It’s hard having conversation enough with people but worse the moment a person stops to send a text or take a phone call. My time is valuable and if you sit across from me and have this need to answer various texts, post on social media, send a snap, etc., it doesn’t make me feel welcome. I understand we are all guilty of it, I’m even guilty of it, but it makes me feel like I wasted my time coming to meet people. If you wanted to be on your phone the whole time, maybe I should have stayed home and texted you. It’s just rude.

  1. What is one of your favorite things to do on the weekends?

Friday nights are my nights. I love seeing movies, I love meeting friends for drinks. I don’t drink as much as I used to but I love a great beer. My club days are over. My Friday night parties are over. I honestly just love having a great meal, having a drink, and having some good conversation. Saturday is just catching up on errands. I’ll usually plan an outing to the city or local. Nothing to crazy. I usually say, I’ll do some “hood things” but thats basically an errand at Target or going to the grocery store. I know, I’m basically living the life. Sunday is the chill day. Its very rare if I do anything on Sunday. Sundays are made for cleanup, laundry, fixing up the gross mess of the week. I honestly just chill as much as I can.

Living the rockstar life. I KNOW

  1. What is something you’re really proud of that you’ve done?

Being honest and talking about my feelings. I started this blog about a year ago as an outlet to discuss my problems with debt and money, and it opened up the flood gates of everything. I didn’t realize how much of everything I really kept inside. People think because you keep quiet that nothing is wrong. Truth was I was hurting for a long time that I had no way to express myself. This became my outlet to let everything go.

  1. What is one of your favorite memories with a friend?

I have too many. Honestly, I can’t single any out. I’ve done a lot of crazy things in my lifetime with friends that would make the Hangover look like Sesame Street. However some of my greatest memories I have with my friends are usually the coming home from the crazy adventures and sitting in silence. Maybe it’s the reflection of all the crazy antics we have done and knowing that no matter what, we have these great memories.

  1. What advice would you give to someone who needs a boost in confidence?

Listen to your favorite song. Scream it as loud as you can. Then kick some ass (not literal ass, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN).

  1. Lastly, how do you plan on investing in self-love?

Treating myself better. I’ve spent the last couple of years being miserable. Finally just want to get to the point of being better to myself. Thinking positively. Eating better and just over all feeling better.

I tag the following:

Katzi – She Loves You and So Do I –

Abigail – Hey Darling Love –

Crystal – Imakesht –


  1. This is great!!!! Thank you for tagging me in it!! 🙂

    First thing I noticed was…The Format. I would TOTALLY put that as a song that puts me in a good mood EVERY TIME. lol. I literally do all the claps and stuff. My husband laughs at me. It’s fun. “Clap your hands and stompy your feet.” I saw what you did there. 😉

    I totally agree with you on the social media thing. Not that it doesn’t affect boys, but it’s definitely bigger for young girls. I’m glad I am having a boy. Usually boys don’t care about that kind of stuff. lol. I will try to shield him as much as possible. Like…lock him in a cave until he’s 25. 😛

    I also agree with the aspect of having people with you and they are spending their time on social media. Trust me…I know how annoying it can be. I have also been the annoyance. Sitting here with facebook, a facebook page, 2 twitter accounts, 2 instagram accounts, 4 emails, a wordpress, a tumblr, a blogger, snapchat, bloglovin’, and many more that I have missed or have recently deleted…I needed to tone it down. Before my husband was my husband, when we first started dating he would say things like, “Can you please act like you actually like/love me?” That was his way of saying, “Can you please put that damn thing away!?” I got the hint. We normally aren’t on our phones when we are together anymore and I try to apply that in other areas of my life as well.

    This is a great post and I will try to get to it soon! I’ll have to really think about these answers! 🙂

    Take care!
    Much love,

    1. Seriously!!! it’s the best song EVER!!!

      I really enjoy reading your posts and super stoked that you replied!!! But seriously about the social media aspect, I can’t send a msg with my mom or someone telling me “I invite you to join us for dinner”. Super awkward. haha

      Thanks for reading and thanks for replying 🙂

      Love, Ellie

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