Staying Fit

Basketball season is sadly coming to a close. I'm already looking forward to the next season! I don't know about you, but one of the hardest things for me when the sports season is over is staying in shape. A lot of my teammates have another sport such as volleyball or soccer that they play during the off season and that helps keep them fit. There aren't any other sports that appeal to me other than basketball, so I have to try and come up with my own way of staying fit.


My dear friend, Celia, told me about this amazing workout. It's quick (obviously hint the name) and simple workout that still makes you feel it the next morning. I personally could go on and on about this app, but that would take up to much of this post. ;) To sum it up I totally recommend it.


Ah, running in the fresh early morning. What a great way to start out your day. You may not even be the "running" type, but just getting out in the early morning to do a power walk is just as good. I really encourage everyone to try doing this.


Keeping up your arm strength is really important for my sport. I found this great arm workout that I want to tryout.

-20 Push Ups
-15 Burpees 
-20 Tricep Dips 
-15 Bicep Curls 
-20 Push Ups 
-1:00 Plank 
-15 Tricep Dips 
-15 Lateral Raises
-15 Tricep Kickbacks

I would love to hear what kind of workouts any of y'all have. Share in the comments bellow!


I wish I had said that......

I'm a writer. I love words. One word can mean a thousand things. (Oh, that sounds like a good quote! Write that down.)  Anyways back to the point, words are beautiful and are so full of meaning. I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes.

I came up with this quote. My last quote of 2015. :) 



There is no yes or no answer to this question. There are many pros and cons to playing a sport, but it all depends on you.

The pros are great exercise, fellowship, learning the importance of a team, how to become a leader, etc. I could write a list that would go on and on. 

Now you're probably thinking, "What are the cons?" Well, there aren't really any negative things about playing a sport. Yeah you could get injured, but that could happen while you were playing outside. You can't avoid things like that. The negative thing about playing a sport is you.  How are you going to respond when you're out there playing on the court, field, etc. This goes for the parent and the player. Let me give you an example of what I mean. Let's go with playing time.


THIS is probably the biggest argument every player and parent have with the coach. "I deserve to play! I've played longer than he has!" and "My kid needs just as much playing time as that kid does! It's not fare!" I've heard it all.

Now lets just say you play basketball. You play about 2 minutes every game and sometimes you don't even get that much. How are you going to respond to this? Are you going to complain about it or will you take it as a learning experience?

My youngest brother, Clay, has just started playing basketball for a middle school team. He the smallest player out there, gets about 2-5 minutes every game. Does he complain? No. He thinks of it has paying his dues. This is his year to sit the bench, but during the off season he's going to work hard and hopes that it will pay off next season.

Now again should you play a sport? The question is, how will you respond? 



And good afternoon! I've seen a lot of these "Goals For 2016" posts and I would like to try one myself!

I wasn't very consistent with that last year which was really disappointing. This year I would actually like to have a novel written by the end of the year! Yay! Even if I don't write a whole chapter just a paragraph a day would be better than nothing. :) (Keeping a journal has really helped with getting me into the writing mood.) 

It's basketball season so I already work out everyday, but when the season is over I often times slack off. I really want to keep the habit of running every morning and doing a few other little things everyday. Let's cross our fingers! 

Yeah I do practice during the off season, but not everyday. When I mean practicing I don't mean playing street ball with a bunch of friends. I mean doing ball handling drills, layup drills, shooting drills, etc. Practicing everyday would really improve my game. 

I've never really counted how many books I've read, so I would like to see if I could or do read that many books! Haha! 

Last year I didn't do well with this AT ALL! I really want to get into the habit with blogging at least 3 times a week. I know that's a big goal, but I really do want to try. 

I have really started getting into art these past few months and I want to practice a lot more. So hopefully I can get into the habit of doing this more. 

I need to still take the class for drivers ed, but with basketball season I knew I wouldn't have any time to study or come to the classes everyday. Now I'm going to have to take it during the spring. Oh well. Better than not getting it done at all. ;) 

Have a great rest of your day! 


Bible Journaling

The past few months I have really gotten into art. It has started to become a real passion of mine, so this Christmas I decided to ask for a journaling Bible. I wanted to be able to use my art passion for Him and His glory. I guess this is my way of doing it. :)

Isaiah 6:3
"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts. 
The whole earth is full of His glory."

Hebrews 6:19
"We hace this as a sure and steadfast anchor 
of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place
behind the curtain."

Philippians 4:8
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, 
whatever is honorable,
whatever is just
whatever is pure
whatever is lovely
whatever is commendable
if there is any excellence 
if there is anything worthy of praise
think about these things."

John 8:12 
"Again Jesus spoke to them, saying,
I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life."


5 Habits Every Writer Should Have


One of the many problems I face is having this great idea for a novel and I start writing on a regular basis, but the excitement starts to slowly where off and I end up just chunking that whole novel idea halfway through. Not good. One of the things on my 2016 bucket list is to start making writing habits so that I can start writing on a regular basis. I did some research and here are 5 habits every writer should have.

1: Visualize How Fun It Will Be!
Before you start writing think about how fun it will be! Think about you typing/scribbling away with a cup of coffee (or hot tea if you're like me;)) listening to your favorite song on a rainy afternoon. Doesn't that sound so nice? 

2: Make A Plan. 
Make a plan on how much, how long, and when to write. Using a calendar is a great way to organize all these things. I will tell you procrastinating is one of the hardest things for me to over come. If I have a plan then it's a lot easier for me to get things done. 

3: Make Time To Write.
This sort of goes along with #2, but I thought I'd mention it anyways. If you're like my family every season is a new routine and we have to readjust everything to go along with the schedule and if that's like this for you don't be afraid to change your plan a little bit to fit in writing. ;) 

Ideas don't come when you are trying. What I mean by that is when you sit down in front of your computer ideas won't just come popping up out of no where. You have to research. Go places and read things. This is how we gain ideas. Now having a notebook on hand all the time helps with this. For instance let's just say I was writing about a girl that lived at the beach and let's just say I'm going to the beach for vacation and I see this really cool place that inspires me for the concert my character was going to put together. This is where I can quickly pull out my note book and scratch it down. I understand not all of us like to carry a notebook, so you could always do it with the notes on your mobil devise. Though the problem with this is it can get unorganized and it would be hard to go and look back one what you typed. Just my thoughts. 

5: Write Recklessly And Rewrite Ruthlessly.
Whenever you write don't think just write. Don't think about how that character should have said something different, or how that description should have been a bit different, or how that paragraph should be taken out, no, that's for when you are done drafting. Next step is rewriting or editing. That's when you take out or add anything just do it without mercy. 

Maybe I can apply all these habits into my daily routine. ;) That would be amazing! Well goodnight and have a happy new year!

Hope y'all enjoyed!