A Binge-Worthy New Blog

Hi, everyone!

I hope your holidays haven’t been too stressful! With all of the traffic and long lines in stores, sometimes it’s easy to forget that holidays are supposed to be fun and about family and loved ones! So take a deep breath, make yourself a cocoa and enjoy this last week before Christmas or Hanukkah!

One of the reasons I got into blogging was because reading other people’s blogs has always been a great escape for me, when my life gets stressful, or I’m just looking for something to keep me entertained I turn to others blogs. Reading the words that these people choose to share with the world make you feel like you know them on a personal level! You become friends with them just as I became friends with all of you!

I am mentioning my deep appreciation for bloggers today because I want to share with you a new blog I have recently been loving! It’s called “Jess Said That”, As you all know I love to share about strong women who are sharing their voice! “Jess Said That” is written by my cousins Jess, she is a middle school teacher and just became a first-time mom! Jess shares her perspective on motherhood, pregnancy, and life in general! Her posts are filled with truth, babies, humor, and 100% real life! She is an amazing writer and has so much to share with all of you! I wholeheartedly recommend you all go give “Jess Said That” a read and a subscribe!

https://jesssaidthat.wordpress.com/

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There’s A Little Turkey In All Of Us

Hey Everyone,

Happy Monday, I know Mondays are typically nothing to be excited but I still hope you all had a great day!

It’s almost Thanksgiving here in America and you we can officially let the Holiday season begin! Just like most of the world, The holidays are always my favorite time of the year. The magic is everywhere people literally sing in the streets!

The best part about this time of the year is that you get to spend it with family and friends and the people who mean the most to you!

To me, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because you get to express your love and thankfulness for each other! Its a time to reflect on the year and think about who and what you are thankful for. It’s not all about Turkey even though who could resist that much food!

Usually, I would post something like this on the actual holiday but for me, it was one of those Mondays I needed a little bit of optimism and thoughtfulness! Since this post is early I hope you all take the next few days to think about who and what you are thankful for!

For example:

I am thankful for every single one of my followers and readers, not only do I feel your love and support on a daily basis but you have become such good friends! Regardless of if we have ever met or ever will meet you all have become a huge part of my life! I wish you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

XOXO,

Michelle

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Internet or Reality 

Hello Everyone,
We are halfway through another week! 

Today I want to talk to you all about internet safety! 

It’s hard to know the extent of the internet when you are sitting alone in a room with a computer but the reality is that you are never alone on the Internet! 

Being a blogger internet safety is something I take really seriously! I am a very trusting person and I love all of my new friends I’ve met through being a blogger! But it is important to make sure you know exactly who you are talking too, and sometimes that’s impossible!

Online dating has become one of the most common ways to meet people now a days but make sure you take proper precautions before meeting these people.

Social media can be fun but make sure you are safe about it! Whatever you post can come back to bite you one day! Think before you post!

One important thing to remember when playing around on the internet is cyber bullying! It’s a huge problem and can do real damage! Cyber bullying is just like regular bullying, people feelings get hurt regardless of it being typed out or spoken! 

No one wants to be bullied! There are mean people who prey on others for reasons I will never understand! 

Please use the internet wisely! I want you all to be safe and be kind! 

Love you all, 

Michelle

  

Social Media

Hello, all my beautiful readers,

A few days ago I wrote about the 20 Beautiful woman tag. I have gotten a few mixed messages from my readers on this tag, some people see it as inspirational and others see it as a popularity contest. I couldn’t agree more with both of these opinions. It is both good and bad, it can make people feel beautiful when nominated and yet at the same time it makes other feel left out when they are not nominated. In my initial post about this tag I nominated all of you, every single person who reads my blog or even just stumble upon it right now. My Instagram feed is in the sidebar so feel free to mention that I tagged you. I want you all to feel beautiful because you all are beautiful!

This whole debate on good versus bad and helpful versus harmful had me thinking about social media as a whole. Are we harming ourselves by subjecting ourselves to a cruel virtual world where we are exposed to either criticism, neglect or praise. Social media is a funny thing it can help you stay connected with people who you haven’t seen or just feel like chatting to but I think too much of the younger generation (AKA my generation) social media has become a place to brag. Now I don’t always think this is a bad thing I’m a little guilty of showing off my accomplishments on social media like I’m sure many of you do as well. But there is a different between showing your accomplishments and posting something to deliberately make someone else feel bad. This is harassment and bullying, it is wrong!

Social media has turned into a like game. How many likes can I get? Why did no one like my post/picture? Why did she get more likes then I did? These are all valid questions in today’s social media society. But honestly this is what social media is, it is like another version of high school where people can hide behind computers or cell phones to play the popularity game.

These things can really harm a young person’s self-esteem. It seems like what social media thinks is the biggest things in the world, you think that these peers of yours that you have to subject yourself to every day at school then again to the on twitter, facebook, or Instagram. You think these people control your life and their opinion of you is all that matters but this is false! The only opinion of you that should matter is your own!!!  Every one of you is beautiful, you all are smart, and you all are capable of accomplishing your dreams. The only person you should have to convince this too is you! You control your future, your feelings and your life! Don’t let others pull you down because if you don’t let them drag you down you can’t loose they do and you win.

I know that somethings I am trying to get through to everyone sound like clichès. But they are true and trust me when you start really believing them amazing things will happen to you. You will be so much happier and your life will get that much brighter!  Remember you all are beautiful and if you choose to subject yourself to social media as most people do, you control you. You don’t need the acceptance of these peers who honestly will not matter to you down the road when you have graduated and started living you live.

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