Category Archives: Personal

1 year ago today my sweet little girlie puppy Leti was born! I love her! Check out a slideshow of pictures that I’ve taken of her over the past year! ❤

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Until next time!

– Katy

Do you drink beer?

I never did and for the longest it disgusted me! I wasn’t a true fan of beer until I had Live Oak Hefeweizen. It was one of the most delicious beers I have ever had in my life. It has this amazing floral taste mixed in with a splash of deliciousness along with a great after taste too!

I remember when I took this picture. It was on a hot summer day and I was in the pool with Kevin and we decided to just relax and drink some beer in the pool that afternoon. It was so amazing. If anyone ever wants to get me something for my birthday and you don’t know what to get you can ALWAYS get me Live Oak Hefeweizen.

Live Oak is based out of Austin, TX and I can’t wait to go on a trip out there to the brewery! I’ll be in heaven! Oh man.. I want some Live Oak Hefe now.

I know this post was short and simple but I hope you enjoyed reading about my favorite beer!

Until next time!

– Katy

Stress Sucks.

I’m always stressing about something. Do I have any good reasons for it? Nope. *I know.. I wish I truly had a reason for it* I think all in all I have slight anxiety in certain situations too, which makes me worry as well. I overthink everything, which in turn causes me to become more and more stressed out. Honestly, it is NOT a comfortable or good feeling at all.

I really hate feeling so powerless when all these thoughts are running through my head. I also think that society does not think of stress as a real issue. It bothers me every day and it seems pretty real to me. It stresses me out not knowing what could happen which, I know.. is pretty dumb because how are we supposed to know what could happen if life changes drastically each and every day. Things happen to each and every one of us and we can’t control it. I think that’s what is the most scary thing about living. That things happen without us being able to be in control and when it does and it’s something bad we don’t normally enjoy it or like it.

All in all stress sucks. So how can we minimize how stressed we get on a daily basis? I have 3 ways that I use to calm myself down and de-stress.

1. When I can feel the stress coming on I usually freak out and allow myself to just let any emotion through which sometimes doesn’t end well. I also find myself being very rude when I am at my highest stress point too. Once I’m at that high point and I realize how ridiculous I’m acting I take a minute to reflect on what’s going on. Can I really control this? Is this my fault? Is this someone else’s fault? Who cares. Yes there are things that we should take seriously and should pay attention too, but that does not mean that we need to freak out and stress until we can’t contain ourselves anymore. This is when I usually take a deep breath and try to clear my mind.

2. Another way that I calm myself down is to take a look at the situation and calmly express what is currently bothering me to the people around me. Now.. I’m gonna be honest, I’m not the best at calmly expressing myself to others or even my boyfriend when I am extremely stressed. This is something I seriously need to work on but I think that at least half of the time I try and calmly express what is going on in my head and tell the other person how I feel about the situation and why it is stressing me out. I think that if you are stressing about something it needs to be talked about unless you want to just blow up in someone’s face later. Which could very well excel to something bad in a short period of time.

3. My third way to de-stress is to just evaluate what’s going on in your life and take a “chill pill”. Sometimes people stress you out so much & you just have to realize that they will always make you feel this way and there is nothing that you can do to fix it. The only other option is to just let it go and stop allowing them to take this much control of your life. You should not let someone stress you out to the point of no return. It is not okay. Trust me I have been in this boat before in my life and it’s hard to just let it go. But if you can do it it will definitely bring you into a new light in your life.

I hope that this can help anyone out there who is going through tons of stress in their life.

Until next time!

– Katy

Losing Friends

At times I feel like I lose friends more than any person on this planet. Ever since I was in high school I have discovered that some people just aren’t who we always thought they were. We meet our friends and hit it off at the start, but when we start to go through the gritty things in life, they change, we change and our lives change. Some of the hardest moments in life are when we lose the ones that are closest to us. Once it happens the first time and the second and the third all I can assume is that it will continue to happen and that it could very well be my fault.

The sad thing about this way of thinking is that it never goes away. I can reach out to my friends and let them know that I am feeling this way but they always say everything is fine. I can’t help but feel like I have to always walk on thin ice to make sure that my friends don’t leave me or disappear out of my life. I know what you’re thinking though. Why would I want to be friends with someone who I have to walk on thin ice for? What is the main reason behind my feelings? I guess it’s just because I used to have a lot of “best friends” back when I was younger and I thought that they would always be there for me. When things got tough or they didn’t agree with me on something they just left. They told me off and insulted me for who I was and left. I think that I have this deep need to always have friends around me. This can be bad at times. Especially when I feel like almost none of my close friends really even reach out to me.

I need to come up with a way to calmly tell myself that friends come and go and even if I thought everything was going right and they just completely flipped out on me for no reason that they probably have some personal stuff going on that I don’t know about. I have to just move on but that’s honestly the part that sucks the most! When friends completely ditch you and then expect for you to go after them.. that’s not something that I am going to do. I don’t think that anyone should have to punish themselves for the amount of friends that they have lost. I guess we all have to grow up and when we grow up we change. Constantly. And when we change we also learn who we want around us and we realize that even if that person isn’t in our lives anymore, they were probably in our lives at that particular moment in time to help us with something that we were going through or vice versa.

Friends come and go. It’s a part of life and I have to learn to accept that. I just don’t know when I will be able to FULLY accept it. Just something to think about. ~

Until next time!

– Katy