Happy New Year! It’s 2016

It’s a New Year guys!! So recently I’ve been thinking about the new year and resolutions/promises I want to make to myself. Normally I don’t make resolutions because since I’m being honest I tend to forget about them as soon as something else pops up in my life lol. However, this year I want to make a more attainable resolution/promise to myself. Recently, I’ve been struggling a lot emotionally and I’m the type of person to internalize it all and just not let anyone in on what’s going on. My resolution for the new year is to be more open about my feelings. In the new year I pledge to just be more honest about everything I might be facing at the moment and talk to the people closest to me about my struggles. It’s such an internal battle with me to open up with people and in the new year to ensure that my mind is at peace I pledge to stop holding everything in and just be 100% honest and open about my emotional struggles. Lord I know this will be hard because a lot of times I am afraid that the people closest to me won’t understand but I have to try. Trying is definitely the key. So this is my pledge.  (continue reading after the picture)New Year View Post

10 Things I’ve Learned In 2015

2015 probably was one of my hardest years ever. I felt like I wasted a lot of time this year, missed out on opportunities, had many personal growth moments and I also had a lot of emotional moments. This year was very trying for me. It was hard but i’m optimistic about the future. Tomorrow is 2016. This year went by really fast and I honestly have so many unanswered questions going into the New Year. This year I celebrated my 24th birthday and I didn’t really feel any older and I didn’t really feel any wiser. 2015 wasn’t all that bad though. It had it’s good and it’s bad moments. So today I wanted to share with you guys a little bit of what I learned and experienced in 2015.

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The Christmas Tag

Christmas is in 4 days!! I’m so excited. I have 3 days of work this week and it’s going to absolute torture lol! I am officially finished Christmas shopping and all the gifts I bought are wrapped horribly I must say. No matter how much effort I put into wrapping presents they still come out so bad. I so envy people who can flawlessly wrap a present. Today, I want to share with you guys my answer to The Christmas Tag questions. I absolutely love these questions and even though I’m not a YouTuber, I still wanted to bring these questions to The Kiss of Joy. Feel free to copy and paste any question you like and answer below or on your own blog. Merry Christmas my loves ♥The Christmas Tag View Post

The Bestie Christmas Gift Guide

I can’t believe in two weeks I’ll be vacationing in sunny Florida enjoying the Christmas festivities with my dad and the family. I’m so excited but I swear time is going by so slow lol. The fall semester is almost over and I’m so happy. This semester probably was my hardest. The work was just really hard and I was just having such a difficult time keeping up lol! Anyway thank goodness it’s almost over. Christmas shopping has been a blast. I am almost done. I have to confess I sort of got carried away and spent way to much money on gifts. I strayed so much from my original list that everyone will be getting extra gifts. Today’s Christmas gift guide is all about buying the perfect Christmas gift for your best friend. I already got my best friend the perfect gift (I can’t give it away because she reads my blog lol) and I just know she’ll love it. What are you buying your best friend this Christmas? Just in case you’re stumped you can use my gift guide as a guide on what to get him/her. Happy Holidays

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(1) Hello Ceramic Mug (2) Kate Spade Watch (3) Forever 21 Love Cuff (4) Gold Assorted Sentiment Pillow (5) Jouer Cosmetic Bag (6) Voluspa Candles

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Just A Little Prayer

The holiday season is one of the happiest time. It’s a time that we focus on the light in our lives. It’s a time that we never really think about loss. We never think about things falling apart. It’s a time of bliss. Losing someone during the holiday season has to be one of the most traumatic experiences. It literally hits you harder because you’re really not expecting it. With all the tragedy going in the world I just wanted to say a small prayer for anyone who has recently loss someone or anyone who has been personally affected the recent events going on. In the midst of pain there is always hope, joy and a promise that one day everything will be okay.

One of my favorite pictures of Lake Truesdale in New York by Alexa

One of my favorite pictures of Lake Truesdale in New York by Alexa

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