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I Got a job!

I finally got my first official job at Starbucks as a barista. It is so much fun and I love that I am getting to learn something new everyday while getting paid. My co-workers are super sweet and supportive.

When I got the call that I officially had the job I freaked out. I couldn’t believe that I had actually gotten the job. I have worked there now for a bit more then a week and I have already gotten on bar, which is where I get to make drinks and hand them out. I also have amazing trainers who are constantly pushing me to do better and work faster so once I get put on a morning shift I won’t struggle to much.

I’m so thankful that God has blessed me with this job especially with all that has happened in the last few months. I finally have a good starting point for beginning what I want to do with my life and I have the opportunity to grow and succeed in this job.

My plan is to stick with it for a few years so I will have a good amount of savings built up and so that I will be able to get things like a car and be able to go on trips when I get time off.

Throughout the past couple weeks I have really started focusing on keeping a positive mindset and smiling more. I also have been working on improving my life style by creating a budget, doing a super deep clear-out of my room and closet. I also have been looking into starting a more minimalism type lifestyle so that I am able to focus on whats more important and so that when I come home from doing anything I don’t have to worry about picking up because everything will have a place and I will have routines and systems in play to make things simpler and easier.

Who knows how long it will last but I am determined to make it last.

I hope you guys like these life updates I have been really enjoying just writing when ever I can and just going over what has happened in my life.

Have a great day and remember to smile.

XOXO

-H

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Dealing with rejection

Rejection is one of the hardest things to deal with:

well, at least it used to be for me. I used to always get super upset whenever I was rejected especially by guys. In the last few weeks though I was rejected by a guy I really liked and I actually got over it super quick (it also helped that he still wanted to be friends). Then on Tuesday, I got notified that my application for the Army national guard was rejected because of my issues with depression in the past, but again I got over it really fast.

Both of these things would have torn me apart before, but I decided to not let them. When The guy I liked said no, I accepted it and just reminded myself that God has a plan and if this guy was supposed to be apart of my life I needed to wait for Gods timing. When it came to the military rejecting me things were a bit different, I immediately started crying when my recruiter left and I got super scared of what I was gonna do because I had no plan B. Then something happened though that changed my whole mindset on the situation. Right, when I started crying the server at the coffee shop we were at put her work down and came around from the counter. I told her what happened and she told me it wasn’t my fault and God obviously had a different plan for me and this was his way of saying no.

I sat there for a couple minutes but then decided that I wasn’t gonna let that hold me back. I got up and left and walked to Starbucks. For the past few weeks, I had been trying to get a job there and I determined to get the job so I went there and made sure they took my name and number so the manager could call me.

When I got home I realized that I was so tired of people judging me on my past and I realized I was doing the same thing to myself. That afternoon I gathered all my old journals and anything that reminded me of my past emotions and issues, and I boxed it all up, duck taped it then put it somewhere where I wouldn’t be reminded of it.

I have no time anymore to stay in the past. I want to learn from it and move on.

So that’s how I learned to deal with rejection, I let myself cry about it, but then I moved on and found a better use of my time than letting it consume me.

If you have any rejection tips or stories comment down below

xoxo

-H

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Graduation, New Friends and church (Update on my life)

Okay, let me tell you those last few months of school were so stressful. It was like a circus act trying to keep my grades up. I was waiting on one grade from my Government teacher to come in and I was so scared I wasn’t gonna pass but ended up passing all my classes and graduating.

Prom was during the last few months,  which wasn’t the best. I went alone because the guy I asked wouldn’t take the time to come by my school and sign the paper he needed.  The friends I cared about weren’t able to go and the people who did go were just as boring as the dance itself. At least I can say I went to my senior prom though.

It was probably a month or two before school ended when I made a couple new friends. The funny thing was that I had gone to school with one of them for a whole year and we had never really talked until then. We ended up all bonding in P.E class and became really good friends. They invited me to their church (which is the church I go to now). They both were just so kind and were able to see past the cloud of peoples opinions that had formed around me throughout the school year and they helped me push past it all and realize that I could get through it. (They probably don’t realize the impact they’ve had on my life but I don’t know where I would be without them.)

As I said they invited me to their church, I was shocked at first because I didn’t think I would like it because it was a lot different from the churches I had been to in the past. The church itself is Pentecostal so the beliefs are slightly different but very similar to what I was used to. The shocking part was the people and the worship. Everyone, there is super open when I talk to them, they are also super kind and greeted me with open arms and open hearts. The worship is crazy awesome. It’s the first time I had seen people of all ages truly pour their hearts out to God and not care one bit about how they looked or how loud they were being. It is amazing and I love going, every time there is something going on I get super excited. church for me has gone from a chore that I had to do to something that I get to do. My mindset towards God has also changed in so many ways such as the way I am able to talk to him about everything like he is my best friend and I don’t feel as closed off because I know he cares and loves me so much, especially because I’m filled with the power of the Holy Ghost. (which is new for me)

Some other things I want to mention: My graduation was small and short. After that, I enjoyed my high school freedom, went to a leadership camp that changed my life (there will be a seperate post on that) went to Seattle and did all the fun tourist stuff there. I also got into a relationship and out of it in the span of 3 weeks. Then I went on my first Youth camping trip a week ago, and now I am completing all the steps to become enlisted in the Army National Guard. Ta da you ‘re all caught up on the craziness I call my life.

In the next few months, I will be:

  • Getting my drivers license which has been the most time consuming and annoying thing ever.
  •  Finishing up the enlistment process.
  • Getting a job so I can start saving up
  • Decide what I want to do for college
  • Then hopefully once I am enlisted I will know when basic will be and my career training so I can plan out some road trips and adventures to go on.

That’s about it for now.

xoxo

-H

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Welcome back!!

Hey, it has been a while, if you used to read my posts you probably were confused when I said I was gonna start writing again and didn’t. So first off sorry, I thought I was ready to start writing again but I wasn’t ready to face the reality that was my life. On the bright side though is that I’m back and better than ever.

Here’s a quick Summary of what has happened,

  • I Graduated!!!
  • I turned 17
  • I changed churches again but this time I am truly happy.
  • I decided to join the Army national guard so I will be gone for a bit when I leave for training.
  • I was in a relationship but it ended not so well, but I’m slowly realizing that I need to stop letting things go on for so long when I notice that something is not right.
  • I also made some new amazing friends that have seriously changed my life

My mindset has completely changed and so have most of my goals. I still want to travel but I also want to go to college and maybe start my own business. Who knows what will end up happening but I am so excited for it all.

In the next few weeks, you should expect more in depth stories of how the rest of my school year went and how I got to where I am now and also just some basic what I’ve learned and how I have changed because of events that occurred.

I can’t wait to dive back into blogging and dig deeper.

xoxo

-H

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It’s over?!?!

Okay okay before you say anything about me not finishing my happiness project I’m gonna recap on what has happened in my life so far this year and why I think my project has come to an end.

It all began with a blog post-

In January I decided to blog every single day for a month which was an amazing experience and made me realize if I put my mind to something it will get done.

In February I started posting really randomly and lost the motivation for why I started this blog in the first place, I was focused on the future and the people around me but not on what was happening in the now. 

In March I totally dropped the ball and gave up. My head was foggy and I was dealing with things I didn’t want to write about.

In April I started putting my life back together I had a quick refresh but I’m back now. And better than ever if I say so myself.

So where am I? what am I doing? What’s gonna happen? All will be answered soon.

First of the happiness project is done with because it was putting to much of a format to this blog when it is supposed to be free range and for everything on my mind. Not just the constant improvement side of me.  I also think I have achieved what the goal that the happiness project was made for. Which was to find happiness in everyday life and improve my quality of life without changing who I am. Which I believe has been achieved ( I’ll go more indepth on this if wanted- comment below if you want more)

Now we can move on because I definitely have already. 

This blog is going back to its roots of random high school drama and memories, tips and randomness. Because that was when I was having the most fun with it.

This last stretch of school is gonna fly by and I’m super excited to share it with you all.

So welcome back outlaws for season 2 😘

– H 

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When I think of Adulting I think of doing taxes. I don’t know why just the first thing that comes to mind. I’m going to change that though because my idea of a Adulting should be maturing in my lifestyle and in my goals. 

Life’s hard and life’s going to put you down but if you have the right goals in mind you’ll be able to push through it faster. How am I going to change my mindset? how my going to come up with better mature goals that are actually capable of achieving? It’s called working hard, so for the next month I’m going to be pushing myself further than I’ve ever pushed myself. I’m going to post a lot more often but this time it’s going to be content that relates to you and your daily life. It’s not gonna be me talking about me and my life. It’s going to be me talking about our lives.

One of the goals that I’m going to do in this month is I’m going to start a Christian club at my school. Which is going to be super hard because many people at our school are either atheist or some other religion. But I’m gonna do it I’m gonna work hard and I’m gonna push to get it done. Kids in my school are constantly getting put down by the people around them, they don’t have time to get to church they don’t have time to talk to God. So I’m going to create a club at my school that allows kids to be able to experience what Jesus has for them in their schools.

How this is going to work I’m not really sure yet. It’s going to have to though because I’m going to make it happen.

Please leave a comment down below suggesting anything about how sting a Christian club at a school. 

That’s about it for now I’ll keep you all updated on that.

See you soon outlaws,

-H

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Last months happiness project recap-

Last month was crazy I want to a conference, I met new people and I  was seriously trying to discover something new in life. It’s difficult as a high school student to discover new things when you’re limited to the things around you. I discovered so much about myself though and the lifestyle that I want to live. Things get really crazy when you’re growing up. You go from a little kid who knows nothing about the world and the people around them to a young adult who is learning every day that life is so much more than they think it is.

I’ve made friends that have huge dreams for their lives and goals. I realize that every person has the same idea of life yet some of them haven’t excepted that it could actually happen to them. Logan Paul is a YouTuber I like him because of his hard work and endurance. He made 1 hundredth Vlog video where he States that every year he wants to be able to say this is the best year ever. He hasn’t stopped working for what he wants he keeps going and going until he gets it. I want to do the same thing I want to be able to work hard and get what I want from working hard.

Every day I feel like I’m getting more and more pumped for life I’m getting excited to keep going and for the future ahead. This months discovery challenge has pushed me even further because I’m just more curious about the world around me. Yes I have people against me and yes I have haters but guess what none of that’s going to stop me from achieving what I want in life.

I’m gonna leave you on this note no matter what anyone tells you you can do whatever you want if you try. 

Thank you so much, see you next time outlaws

-H

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Happiness project: Adulting 

The pic is of a mouse I found at Home Depot and gave a little bit of my granola bar to. 

Okay gonna be totally honest I forgot to post. I’ve been pretty busy which is odd because I’m usually not that busy.

I’ve been killing this good grade thing, I got all A’s and B’s. I’ve been working hard and getting things done.

I’ve hung out with friends and family. I’ve gotten out of the house almost everyday today I haven’t left though. 

Life is good.

Now let’s get to the pint of this post Adulting. This ties into last months discover something new which I will be recapping in my next post. 

Plan:

  1. Make a list of things I need vs what I want. 
  2. Start saving, like actual saving not randomly thinking Starbucks is a necessity and pulling money out.
  3. Make some actual plans for this summer.
  4. Get up earlier. I literally wake up 30 min to as late as 15 minutes before I have to be out the door. It’s not good.
  5. Is the extra time to pack lunch and watch how much I eat.
  6. Finally pack, because my family and I will be moving by the end of this month.

Life’s gonna be getting crazy soon and Adulting is something I’m just gonna have to start doing. So why not start now.

Why start tomorrow when you can start today, because your somedays can be today.

Let’s do this outlaws,

-H 

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Conferences:

-Thrive 2015, aurora conference 2016, women of faith 2016, and encounter 2017-

All these conferences have been super fun and interesting. But what now??

If you are a church kid you probably are like me and have been to so many church events that you can’t even remember all of them. I’ve gone to 4 actual full on conferences. I’ve cried and I’ve realized tons of things about myself but what now what am I supposed to do now that I’ve been 

engaged ➡️established➡️equipped 

This is one of the main points my sisters church talks about and I loved it today cause I finally realized how it works in my life.

I have been Engaged with God and reading my bible and going to church. Then I established my place in the church singing on worship teams. I’ve been equipped with the knowledge of God. Now it is time to empower others. 

These conferences have been equipped us all not just to start someday but to start today in our journey to empowering and bringing others to Christ.

We can do this by making ourselves available not just for God to speak through us but to transforms us into the being able to have faith. Faith isn’t about an outcome it’s about an outlook.

Your someday is today, you can be transformed and equipped to reach and empower others today through your faith in Christ.

-H 

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Other people’s dreams-

Maybe it’s just me but I feel like everyone has an Idea of who you’ll become and what you’ll do with your life. Then there’s those people who say “be you ignore them they don’t control you”.  But who’s really right in the end?

Both of these types of people I have in my life. 

The idea for this blog post came from a guy I talked to at my sisters church this weekend. He pulled me aside and started suggesting things I should do in my life and how I should be praying for them to happen. Let’s get this cleared up I have never spoken to this guy before today. He knew nothing about me other than I play music and am Christian. He was bringing up changing churches, making sacrifices and praying. 

I agree with most of what he said other than the fact that he knew nothing about me and was suggesting things I should do with my life without knowing my hopes and dreams or what god has In store for me.

Than there’s my parents who just want me to get good grades. 

My grandmother wants me to go to college.

My sister wants to travel together.

My teachers want me to go to college and get my degrees in something.

My friends don’t care because they  have their own issues to deal with.

With all these different options in our lives how is anyone supposed to decide what to do when everyone around them has some type of opinion.

I’d love to say I have my whole life planned out but I don’t. I have ideas but no plans which I think is good.

I read this article and it says⤵️


This is like mind blowing stuff, cause if you think about it God has a plan for our lives. He has the beginning of our lives planned out to the end of our lives. He knows how we’re going to die and he knows how we’re going to live. Yeah we can get into the whole argument of free will but there’s nothing that can argue that he already knows what’s going to happen. This quote here literally states 

Never let the excitement of your dream out please the wisdom of God has for how you get to your dream

Because yeah you’re going to make decisions and you’re going to make a bad decision sometimes but God has a way for you if you let him lead you. This quote literally shook my life when I read it. Because it’s exactly what God wants us to do with our lives he wants us to follow him and believe that he knows the way. The question is are you ready to follow him?