Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Oh Happy Day.

A few of my favorite things that make me happy:

How is that comfortable? 

My puppies
My favorite pens
Going to concerts
Surprise Taco Johns dates with Karen
Fountain Diet Cokes
Inside jokes with my friends
The love of Jesus
My friends and family
Country Music
My favorite books and movies
New notebooks
One woman dance parties
My nicknames and the stories behind them
my old worn Blaze sweatpants

What's one thing that makes you happy? 

linking up with Bailey Jean

Monday, September 1, 2014

About the Author.

'Cause I was born to be the baby girl without a chance, the victim of circumstance, the one who ought to give up but she's just too hard-headed.  With gentle hands and the heart of a fighter, I'm a survivor. 

I posted the above picture and lyrics from Reba's Survivor on my Instagram late one night this weekend, because those words, that song? I can definitely relate.  I've written about why I look the way I do here, if you are interested, but I am so much more than that.  

My name is Meghan with a 'g' and an 'h' as one of my instructors in college called me. 

I'm 22 and single. 

I live in a city that is countryesque(yep totally made that word up) that I have loved since I was a teenager visiting my dad every other weekend.  

Country music is what plays as the soundtrack of my life, I love Johnny Cash thanks to my Grandpa, George Strait thanks to my aunt and uncle, Garth Brooks thanks to my stepmom & pretty much any newer country as well.  

I have an awesome family, I've got an older stepbrother and a smattering of younger steps & halves, and one "real" brother as well.  We were raised to believe that family was family regardless of how we were connected.  

I gave my life to Jesus when I was 12.  Doesn't mean my life is perfect or even easy.  

I've had the same job since I graduated high school, was meant to be a college job while I became a court reporter, school isn't still around, but I still love my job most days.  

I love love and am a hopeless romantic. 

My closest friends are just an extension of my family.  You mess with them, you best be ready to deal with me.  I'm loyal to a fault.  

Writing is my anti-drug and my dream is to have a bestselling book, blogging is one of my favorite ways to share myself with the world on my terms.  

I hope you'll grab a cup of coffee or a can of Dew or whatever strikes your fancy and stay a while :) 

Happy Labor day everyone! 

Brave Love Blog

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday Social.

Social Sunday

Linking up with Neely & Ashley! 
1. What is one thing you hate doing?
I hate taking the time out of each day to shower, I obviously do it, but it gets so monotous haha! 
2. What is one thing you hate shopping for?
3. What is one thing you love doing?
4. What is one place you love going?
Up North. 

5. What is your favorite thing to do that you do daily?
Probably my nightly routine, which is get into bed, play a few rounds of Candy Crush and talk to Karen! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

50 Q's Part 1.

As one of the items on my newest 101 list, I wanted to complete the 50 Questions that will Free Your Mind.  These next five Tuesdays, I will be posting each subsequent ten question section.

1. How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
I would probably say mid twenties, because I'm still very much figuring out where I fit in the grand scheme of things, but I have experienced many things and been through a lot of things that people twice or triple my age have never been put through.  

2. Which is worse: failing or never trying?
Definitely never trying.  One of my favorite sayings is I'd rather have a life full of oh well's instead of what if's. 

3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don't like and like so many things we don't do?
So when we are able to do the things we like to do, we appreciate them that much more.  Or at least that's what I tell myself when I'm in the middle of doing something that I can't stand, in order to do something I love.  

4. When it's all said and done, will you have said more than you have done?
This is probably my biggest fear, because I truly believe that actions speak louder than words.  Rather than just telling someone I love them, I want to show them.  More than just telling people about Jesus and my faith, I want to always be an example through my everyday choices and actions.  

5. What is one thing you'd most like to change about the world?
That we are so busy trying to get to the top of the food chain that we often don't realize life is passing us by.  When we die, none of us get to take anything with us.  Don't miss your life! 

6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
Helping people achieve their dreams in anyways possible! 

7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
I had this discussion with a customer and then texted my dad the same thing.  I believe that God has me working in customer service.  I believe that I not necessarily what I'm doing, but the way I'm doing it, with love and compassion(Most of the time anyway!)

8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
I would spend as much time with my loved ones as possible, I wouldn't work as much.  

9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
I believe God has the most control over my life, but that I have the choices to decide how I live my life, so I would say I have some control, but only God has the ultimate control.  

10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
Doing the right thing.  

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Candy Crush Anonymous. #GuiltyTotalSocial

Before we get to the guilty pleasures part of this post, let's do an update for Bout of Books shall we?

I finished Waiting on You yesterday afternoon-so that's the first bullet point goal completed.

I finished Without You early this morning, I waited until midnight when it was released and stayed up until almost 2:30 am reading, my idea of perfection!

I started Staying True by Jenny Sanford as the book I'm reading off of my physical book case!

Helene in Between

So, what are some of my guilty pleasures?

1. Candy Crush Saga.  I am quite addicted to this game.  As in I did quite a happy dance when I finally passed 245 and 125 on regular and Otis levels.  & perhaps I squee'd quite loudly.

2. Chicken ranch snack wraps from McDonalds, along with their french fries. #fatgirlprobssaywhat

General Sexy aka Michael James Holden aka Bryan McNamara 

3. Re-watching Army Wives, even though I've already seen the series in it's entirety at least three times.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Social!

Haven't linked up with Ash and Neely in WAY too long, so I figured I'd do that today! 

1. What is one item you wish you could splurge on right now?

An iPad, I had one for a week or so, but then realized it wasn't financially smart to buy it right then, so I returned it :( 
2. If you had an entire weekend of no plans what would you do?
No work or anything? I would probably go get Starbucks in the morning then spend the days reading and binge Netflix watching.  
3. What is the next place you are visiting outside of your current city?
Hopefully Des Moines to see Brantley Gilbert with my bestie! 
4. Are you a neat freak or a clutterbug?
Clutterbug...wish I was a neat freak, ha! 
5. What is your favorite summer purchase?
My concert tickets and tees from Dierks Bentley/Miranda Lambert and FireFest! 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bout of Books!

I am a book nerd through and through, I am a speed reader and I will stay up until all hours of the night to finish a book.  That's why I was so excited when Emily from Love Woke Me Up This Morning posted about the Bout of Books read-a-thon challenge!

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

I debated a few days if I was going to join or not and then decided, why not? 

So here are my goals for the week, which starts Monday and goes through Sunday.

-Finish Waiting on You by Kristian Higgins if I haven't already by Monday.

-Read Without You by Kelly Elliot after it releases on Tuesday.

-Read a book off of my physical bookshelf that I have yet to read

-Read a book off of my Goodreads to be read bookshelf.

-Read a book off of one of my friend's goodreads shelves.

-Leave a review for each book and update my Goodreads

-Update my status during the week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

  • Have you ever participated in a read-a-thon?
  • Do you have a goodreads, if so, leave your link! 
  • What's your favorite book? 

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