Yes, I like traveling alone.

If there’s one thing in this world that will give you your independence and make you truly feel like a grown up, it is traveling…. by yourself.

When I turned 21 I decided that I needed to enjoy my life more and stop waiting around for others to join in on the fun. So my birthday week came and I jetted off (I just flew but this sounds fancier) to New York City. So what if I was going to be alone? I wasn’t going to let others decide for me when I get to travel to another state. 

After a cancelled and delayed flight, I finally made it. Honestly, I was never a New York fan but I guess as long as you’re an American it’s somewhere you need to go. Now, before I got their I was a very socially anxious person so I don’t even know how I managed to go on this trip. However; if there is a city to be alone, it is NYC. Because my flight kept changing I only had a couple of days to fit in everything I wanted to do. I was hopping on and off the double deckers like no tomorrow. I even managed to go to Little Italy and have lunch at a restaurant ALL BY MYSELF. If there’s one thing I learned from this trip it is to pack the right shoes.
After New York I was off to my next destination. A place I like to call home away from home… Nashville, Tennessee.


Unlike New York, Nashville probably isn’t a very common place for people to be hanging out alone. I remember I went to a restaurant by myself and people were being so nice to me because I was sitting there alone. Haha! Although, people seem to be nice there no matter what. Lucky for me during my first night there I met these amazing ladies from Wisconsin. When I tell people this story it seems like it’s out of a tv show. I ended up spending the rest of my trip with them. I got to do things with them that I probably would be scared to do alone. I couldn’t have met nicer people! I still have some funny stories with my time with them that I will not forget. Although they made my trip that much more fun, Nashville is such an incredibly friendly place that even spending time alone there wouldn’t be a problem.

As cliche as this will sound. I do feel like I learned a lot about myself while traveling and gained a lot of independence. I feel like if I can do that than I can do anything. I still have a lot of places I’d like to go to. Some I’ve already gone (not alone) but plenty that I would like to go to  by myself even.

Safe travels,

Suzy 🙂

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Time to get planning!

Planning

My life is a mess to be honest. I myself am a mess sometimes. Im definitely the spur of the moment type of gal. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but as I get more into adulthood I’ve realized I need to sort my life out.

I decided to get a planner. I found this planner off amazon and am so happy to have it. I have a few doctors I see regularly so putting in my appointments in here is going to help me keep track. Also, there is a page for phone numbers so in case my phone ever dies I’ll be good to go. There are a few quotes in this planner as well that I really like. Besides all of that there is a to do list which I think will be quite helpful, since I like to brush things off and have a short attention span. I know I will be getting a lot of use out of this as a phone isn’t always the most reliable source. I’m excited to fill this whole thing up!

Happy Friday!

Suzy [fragile, yet fearless]

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5 simple ways to BE KIND.


Let’s be real… it’s not hard to be a good person. I feel like in this world especially, people are discouraged to be kind because everything has a “negative” motive to it. Personally, I don’t think everything and anything even has a motive. 
I’m trying to do this thing where spreading kindness is part of my daily routine. Honestly, it’s just pretty natural at this point. At first it was a little daunting to compliment people I didn’t even know, but there’s nothing nerve wrecking about it. Nobody is going to get mad at you for being nice to them. 

Here’s a few way to spread the love.

  1. Compliment: If you like the way someone is dressed or there’s something about their personality that inspires you, TELL THEM! You might just make that persons day. I know when I get compliments it makes me very happy inside, especially if I’m having a bad day. 
  2. Text a friend something nice: I’ve found that getting nice texts are quite rewarding in itself, but sending one is quite rewarding as well. Sometimes I just write a simple “love you” or “thank you for being there”. It’s just my way of showing appreciation to those in my life. 
  3. Tip or pay for someone else: I know money isn’t everything, but picking up the tab for someone is quite a sweet gesture. It doesn’t even need to be paying for someone but even providing a great tip or any tip for others is quite helpful. I’ve been tipped $1 before, but I don’t even work a job where we get tipped so even that dollar made me feel like I must’ve been doing something good.
  4. Do something for free: Similar, yet different than the one before. One thing I find that helps people out is offering a hand when times are rough. This could be watching someone’s pet for free or running an errand without expecting something in return. Life is unexpectant so it doesn’t hurt to make someone’s day a bit easier. 
  5. Write a nice comment: Social media has taken over and we all know this. I think instead of using it negatively which is done way too often, it should be used positively. Writing a nice comment under someone pictures regardless if you speak to them regularly can really improve their mood. People don’t expect nice things to be told to them all the time so if you can make someone day by just typing up a couple of nice words then why not?

Kindness is important to me. I think it’s important to work together to spread positivity and respect one another. 

Let me know in the comments below if there is something that you like to do to spread this message. 

Thank you for reading,

Suzy [fragile, yet fearless]

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What I learned last year.


Welcome to 2018! I’m a bit late, but hey it’s still the first week. I posted this blog post about my goals for 2018, but I think it can be useful to mention what I learned this past year. So with no cool introduction, here’s what I learned not to do and to do in 2017.

  • You can’t plan everything.
  • Stop thinking so hard about things. It’ll work out the way it’s meant to.
  • Enough of trying to please others and do what makes you happy.
  • There is no perfect age for anything.
  • Recovery isn’t always going to be as easy as it is right now.
  • It’s alright to ask for help.

I think as humans we need to sometimes learn from one another. I know I like to hear about others experiences as it makes me views things in a different way. Although 2017 might’ve not been the easiest year ever, it was one filled with discovery and values. I’m excited to see what I learn about this year!
 Sending positivity your way for 2018,

-Suzy [fragile, yet fearless]

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Mystery Illness Solved?


I think one of the things people forget to tell you is how utterly annoying it is to see doctor after doctor and not seem to get anywhere. Also, insurance is such a pain (even if you have good insurance)! This past year has been an absolute roller coaster. Mainly a roller coaster that has big drops. One year ago I started experienceing strange symptoms like blurred vision, nausea, leg weakness, and a fast heart rate. After ending up in ER twice and visiting multiple doctors I think I might know what’s wrong with me. 
After taking MANY blood tests and getting tested for many different things, I went to see a neurologist. My neurologist came to the “guesstimation” that I may have an autonomic dysfunction. What does this mean? My nerves are dysfunctioning and my body is trying to keep up. My body pretty much just thinks I’m running all the time which causes my heart to race. I am on medication now and have to check my blood pressure and heart rate regularly. This is pretty much a trial period to see if I really do have an autonomic dysfunction. Of course finding all of this out sucks, but at the same time it is a relief to know the cause. I spent a long time doing some online searching to try to get to the bottom of this and I was starting to question if it was all just in my head. 
Bottom line is…. if you feel like something isn’t right, don’t ignore it! Do what you need to do to get your health back! That’s something serious and worth spending time on. People are going to question you and judge you, but I believe a gut feeling is worth value. Just like many things, you know when you know.

Take care,
-Suzy [fragile, yet fearless]

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Adulting | Step 1:


So the story goes… 
You’re 18 and officially an adult! But wait, now you gotta pay for things. Does this mean you need a job? All of a sudden you’re 21 which means you can actually do “adult” things. This is your time to screw up as much as you can. One day it hits you. 
This is where I am right now. T minus 7 months until I’m officially in my mid 20’s. It’s time I take the next step. It’s time I find my independence for good. It’s time I go on this journey and let go of the past. It’s time I move out. At this point in my life that’s all I’m really concerned about. I ready to take the leap, leave all of my things behind, and move where I’m most happy. How am I going to do this? Good question because the world is expensive these days. Just a couple of weeks ago I got myself two jobs. I need these jobs because I know they will give me the financial stability that will allow me to be on my own. This has been a long time coming, but to know that I’ve actually worked to get here is priceless. It all actually feels real now. I’m on the right path to get to where I want to be. 
If you’re on the same boat don’t give up! It took me months to find jobs secure enough to take on. No matter how hard it’s been and how many bad days I’ve had, I can finally see a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel. So this is what it’s like to be an adult huh? 



Have a great week,

Suzy [fragile, yet fearless]
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Cinnamon Cookies Recipe!


During this time of year I spend most of the time baking. These cookies are something I started baking a couple of years ago and realized how simple they are. I always have everything used in these at home, so I like to bake these when I’m craving something sweet. Keep reading and find out how simple yet tasty these really are!

Cinnamon Cookies


Prep time: 5 min | Bake time: 12 min         |Makes around 20 cookies

Ingredients:

2 cups flour  

1 cup melted butter

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl mix in the flour and butter. Add in sugar and brown sugar. Once sugar is combined add the egg. To finish off mix in the baking soda and ground cinnamon. Mix well and start adding dough to a lightly greased baking pan. Leave cookies in the over for 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Once cookies are done leave out for 5 minutes. To finish them off sprinkle of powdered sugar and serve!!!


Happy (almost) Holidays!

-Suzy [fragile, yet fearless]      

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Things they don’t tell you…

If you’re in your 20’s you probably know what I mean when I say the “in between”. Simply, that’s what the 20’s are. No longer a teen, but not adult enough. Not reckless, but sometimes careless. I wish I were told some of the things I would be experiencing at this point in my life. Here’s a little heads up from me to you:

 

  1. The mid twenties crisis. Even if you think you have your life planned out, you’re bound to question all your life decisions. Just remember there isn’t always an easy answer to everything. 
  2. There’s no better education than life itself. Interning, working, and volunteering go a long way. Get as much experience as you can and experiment with career goals as much as you can.
  3. There is no perfect age to do anything. All of that is mumbo jumbo. Move at your own pace and try not to feel discouraged. 
  4. Setting goals are great, but having a game plan is even better. Instead of waiting for that job offer think of the steps you need to take to get it.
  5. You can always change your mind. We’re always told we need to have our shit together, but trial and error is what is going to help get you there… if you ever get there. 

Let’s face it.. the twenties are a hot mess and there ain’t nothing wrong with that. Best of luck to all of you!

Until next time,

-Suzy [fragile, yet fearless]

Super Dry Skin Recovery!


If you’ve read any of my past posts you probably know I have OCD. One of the “lovely” perks is always having dry flaky skin (sarcasm was used in this sentence). I know I sound SO appealing (in this one too). Sometimes washing germs off is a exhausting and miserable chore. My skin has been suffering because of this terrible disorder and the winter months definitely don’t help. Saying this my face has been a wreck, but I recently found a product that saved it. 
This First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream has managed to heal my skin in just a weeks time. It feel light, but gets the work done. I love the feeling when I am applying makeup and it just glides on to my skin. It’s nice to see what healthy or almost healthy skin looks like again. This repair cream is getting my skin back to the way it was. I’ve tried to a lot of face creams, so take it from me and give this a try! 

Have a great week!

-Suzy [fragile, yet fearless]

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Let The Resolutions Begin.


Believe it or not, it’s almost 2018 folks! I haven’t really been a resolution type of person lately. The last time I made resolutions was 4 years ago when I wrote them down and put them in a jar. A year later I opened it up and realized I had achieved almost ALL of my resolutions. I don’t know why I stopped. Maybe life just. got in the way. Now, I’m ready to set up some goals again, but realistic and without the pressure that comes with having a resolution. Here are a few things I hope to accomplish and will definitely be blogging my steps to accomplishing them! 

  1. Move to Nashville, TN: My most important goal has to be number one. I need to move to the place I feel the most at home. I’ve wanted this for so long and have taken the first few steps to get there (will blog about). 
  2. Start online classes: Scool is NOT my thing. I’ve always wanted to have my own gymnastics facility which you really don’t need school. However, I do want to learn and experience some other skills. This is why I’m turning to online courses.
  3. Pay off at least one credit card bill: Probably my most adult goal of next year. I feel like this will be pretty doable… hopefully.
  4. More self care: These past few months have been pretty tough. You know, just been busy with life. I haven’t been doing too well with looking after myself. Saying that, I’m going to take the initiative and take time for the little things in life. 

These are my goals so far for next year. I’ll be blogging my journey to at least TRY to make these happen. Best of luck to you for your new year goals! 
Until Next Time,

Suzy [Fragile, yet fearless]

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Reputation: Track by Track


In celebration of Taylor’s new album outselling every other album this year, I thought I’d do a track by track breakdown. I am a tswift fan so if you’re expecting me to hate on any track… that’s not happening. Alright are you ready for it? Ok I’ll stop with the bad jokes NOW. 

Track 1- …Ready for it?: Great first song to choose for the album! I love the “baby let the games begin” part… I can sing that all day. 

Track 2- End Game: I mean Ed Sheeran is on this track so is there much more to say?

Track 3- I Did Something Bad: Definitely one of my favorites on this album! The lyrics are genius and when the beat drops… oh my it’s a hit! I’ll be here patiently waiting for this to be a single.

Track 4- Don’t Blame Me: This song gives me a gospel church vibe, yet dark at the same time. 

Track 5- Delicate: This song is one that grew on me this past week and has become one of my favorites. The lyrics are very honest and have been stuck in my head!

Track 6- Look What You Made Me Do: She is just a winner with this track. Angry Taylor is my favorite! Best way to take charge? Writing a hit. 

Track 7- So It Goes…: Another catchy song. That’s the thing about this album. Every song has been stuck in my head, but in a good way. It gives off a mysterious/dark type of vibe. 

Track 8- Gorgeous: I bought this song before the album came out. Very cutesy old Taylor Swift style song. Again, catchy. 

Track 9- Getaway Car: Another favorite of mine! The lyrics are very honest and to the point in this song. The ex might not like hearing this song, but hey at least she’s explaining herself. The chorus is brilliant! 

Track 10- King of My Heart: This is a sweet song and pretty electronicy (I’m going to pretend that’s a word). 

Track 11- Dancing With Our Hands Tied: I really like the lyrics of this one. 

Track 12- Dress: I mean you can probably guess what this is about. It involves taking off clothes… whaaaaat.

Track 13- This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: I mean I can’t think of a better diss track. Revenge is the sweetest. One of my favorites! 

Track 14- Call It What You Want: Probably my favorite lyrics. It’s such a sweet song and very raw. 

Track 15- New Years Day: This one is definitely a wedding track. I think it ends the album nicely. It’s quite an emotional one, but in the best way possible.
I just had to share my thoughts on this album as I’ve been listening to it on REPEAT! 

Thanks for reading,

-Suzy [Fragile, yet fearless]