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Tag: What’s on Your Heart?

What's on Your Heart_

Thank you to Hannah for tagging me! I love tags! I’m not typically the type to talk about feelings often but it’ll be a nice change of pace for me to do this one! Shouldn’t be very hard either as I have a wonderful family, awesome friends and am married to my best friend. ❤

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HERE ARE THE RULES:
Thank the person who nominated you to participate.
Link back to the original post (Purple Rose’s & Dollfaced Writer’s)
Attach an image that inspires you regarding the month’s theme (or use the original).
Talk about what this month’s theme means to you.
Answer the questions.
Nominate 3 people to participate.
Enjoy the rest of your month

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WHAT’S ON MY HEART:
Lately what has been on my heart the heaviest has been family. The sort of family I’m talking about isn’t limited to the family you share DNA with. I’m also talking about the people who have been so close to you your whole life to the point that you consider them family. You may have even grown up calling these people your cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents or second mamas and dads. These people are just as important as your real family, sometimes even more so. I’ve recently been reminded that these people who I care about so much are not immortal. One day they won’t be here anymore. So I encourage everyone reading this to reach out to those you love. Whether you speak to these people every day or have sort of lost touch and don’t hear from them or see them as often as you’d like, reach out. Let them know you’re still here and you still care and you always will.

I am in a really good place in life, guys! I married my best friend last year after dating him for over 6 years. We’re house hunting and it’s going pretty well so far. I get to see and spend time with my family regularly. I’ve got a few close friends who I value SO MUCH and I am so glad to be in touch with them even though most of them are far away. Life is great and I am so thankful to be where I am.

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THIS MONTH’S QUESTIONS:
Do you believe in love at first sight?
I definitely believe in lust at first sight. It’s easy to pick someone out of a crowd who you find attractive and ticks off all of your boxes when it comes to what you’re physically attracted to. I do not believe in love at first sight at all. In my opinion, love requires a deeper understanding of someone. To love someone is to know them wholly and still have that attraction to them.

Do you believe in soulmates?
Absolutely. Romantic and non-romantic. I think there are people who have a soul that meshes so effortlessly with your own and those people are the ones that we come to grow closest with. Those people are usually able to understand you a little easier and quicker than most can and are usually the ones we tend to show our true selves to.

What’s the first thing you notice about a person?
I’m a people watcher so it’s hard for me to pick out the very first thing I notice about someone. I guess I would have to go with the way they carry themselves. Whether it be their body or face. It’s usually fairly easy to pick up on if someone is stand-offish or has an inviting demeanor.

What’s your ideal date?
I don’t really have an ideal date! Haha. Literally anything done with my husband. Our favorite things to do are to go the movies or the zoo. We also enjoy walking around cities or downtown areas and exploring new places. Our absolute favorite though? Sitting on the couch enjoying shows together or sitting in the same room but playing different video games. Haha!

What traits do you look for in a friend/significant other?
This sort of adds on to my answer for the soulmates question. I think the things I look for in a friend are much the same as what I looked for in a s/o (back when I was looking). Someone I can laugh with. Someone who gets my humor and can appreciate my ridiculous references. Someone who has an open mind. Someone who is brutally honest and isn’t afraid to call me out. Someone encouraging. Someone who makes me comfortable in my own skin.

What are your thoughts on being friends with an ex?
In my experience, it’s not too terribly hard to be friends with an ex… unless you truly loved that person. In that case, it becomes the absolute hardest thing to do. It’s also impossible to remain friends with an ex who was horrible to you, but that’s a different story.
I don’t really talk to any of my exes as we have all moved on, gotten married, some have had kids… we don’t need each other anymore. I will always be grateful to every last one of them, though. Every one of them taught me something new about myself and made me grow into the person I am today. If I ran into any of them (minus maybe one) I would have no ill feelings towards them and it wouldn’t be hard for me to be perfectly civil. The one though, I think I would have to duck and weave until I could find an escape out of there before they see me! 😅

If you’re a believer, when did you give your heart to the Lord? If not, what in life keeps a bounce in your step?
I struggle with this specific thing. I grew up a Jehovah’s Witness but never really knew about other religions and their beliefs. I like to know all of my options before settling on one thing. Well, after a lot of researching and learning how they all differ, I became exhausted with the idea of religion altogether. I suppose at this point I would consider myself agnostic.

What keeps a bounce in my step? I believe everything happens for a reason and everything is going to work out in the end. I also believe in karma. Not so much in the spiritual sense but in the sense that if we strive to do good and be good, good will come to us. But if we are constantly deplorable, eventually we will make a decision that will set us on a path to shortcomings and misfortunes.

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It looks like most of the blogs I follow have done this tag already so I won’t tag anyone. BUT if you haven’t been tagged or would like to do this, consider yourself tagged! Make sure to link back to me so I can read your answers! 😁❤

Picture Time!

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My husband and best friend, Jacob. He supports me in everything I do. I am so grateful for him in every way possible.
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My best friend since pre-K! Amanda. Over 20 years of friendship. She’s always been brutally honest with me even when I didn’t want to hear it. She has been behind me every step of the way and has always been a huge support. She moved away but we’re still in touch and I’m so glad for it. ❤
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My parents who have loved me through every stage of my life including the ugly stages and supported me in everything I do.
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All three of these ladies right here. Each one of them has taken me under their wing and taught me something new about life that I’ve kept with me.
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My beautiful, crazy, encouraging, uplifting boss who has always pushed me to learn and grow as much as I can.
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And to end this post, a man who was recently lost. A man I looked up to growing up and into adulthood. A man who never turned away a soul in need. A man who has made a mark on more lives than anyone could count. A man who loved his family fiercely and cherished his friends more than we knew. A man I grew up knowing as Uncle Allen. The kindest, gentlest, most caring man who battled cancer with his held held so high that it was hard to remember he was fighting in the first place. We miss you. ❤
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