Monday, June 11, 2012


Hi Readers,
I hope that this finds you wonderful. I appreciate you reading this blog. I have continued to face some of my best fears. Some yes, I fail but I cant give up because I know people in my life dont want me to give up. I have recently been conquering my fear of the dentist. Today a matter a fact I got two of my wisdom teeth pulled with the help of Reba blaring in my eyes :) It hard sometimes to look fear in the eye. But I am strong everyday I try! I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did writing it and I hope that you learn something! If not that is ok!

These last few months since I have started this blog has honestly felt like I am piecing together a jigsaw puzzle. I love jigsaw puzzles especially when I get it all together and know I finish something I started. I know everyone story is different and some people understand their puzzles but for me I just didn't want to piece together anything till now. What I mean by it being a jigsaw puzzle is that I feel every time something happens to me its like a piece of the puzzle to find the whole picture that is called my purpose in life. Every time I find a piece that doesn't fit or I don't understand at the moment, I know now that I shouldn't and can't give up because I could find the next piece and it could fit with the piece that doesn't seem to make sense. I also know that life with throw pieces that don't fit at all in your pile so you can sort them out. You will probably try and fit it with every piece but when you realize it doesn't fit then you can move on till you find one that will.

I realize that people in our lives are some of the strangest shaped pieces because some really shouldn't be there because they just keep hurting your life and confusing the puzzle up. But there is a reason for everyone in your life. Some guide us and love us but sadly some of them hurt us. The ones that hurt you though usually teach you a lesson in life if you watch real carefully. You just have to find the right pieces.

I've always learned that everyday is a new day every day of my life is a piece of my puzzle.  Some times I forget this and beat myself up because I thought If I didn't do it that day I ruin it. If one day doesn't work out like you would like it to don't worry because there is always tomorrow. Another piece of my puzzle I am still trying to connect is that I need to look at the positive things in life not just the negative things in life. An example of that is drama is a small town is just drama. Yes, some of it drives me crazy but if I doesn't hurt me that I don't need to worry about it. I know for me Reba was a piece, learning to trust again was a piece, my true friends are pieces, and so many pieces but I cant wait to figure out the whole. :)

I recently read a little story/blog talking about "What does it mean to really live life to the fullest?" It talks about family, friends, and other things but the whole book is based on a list of ten things. I wanted to share that list with you. I actually was surprised that I have a really similar list of my own like this.

The list was titled "Have you done this today?" 
1. Made a friend smile- A simple smile can brighten anyone's day.
2. Smelled a flower
3. Smiled for yourself 
4. Took a walk, mediate, swing or relax
5. Looked up at the clouds
6. helped a stranger
7. Told someone you love that you love them. 
8. Listen to music
9. Dreamed 
10. Hoped

This list made me think back on the last week and I went through. Alot of them I dont do everyday and makes me wonder if I did would I be a happier person.  Have you done these things today?? I hope that each person who reads this aleast does one or more things on this list everyday! Love you all!!! TTFN, Dream Girl :)

Comment if you would like! I love love reading all the feedback!!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

10 or more top ten lists

Hi Everyone,
So I have a friend that gave me a challenge and what it is is that I have to complete 10 or more top ten list . Yes that is a ten or more separate lists. She told me that this is a great way to get to know someone. The lists can be anything from a simple your top ten movies or can run deep like your top ten dreams. So I decided that I would try this out and share them with you all :) I hope that you learn a little more about me! :)

Top Ten Facts About Me
1. I am 1 of 1000 kids to be born with a disability called Spina Bifida.
2. I'm person that keeps my emotions in too long
3.  I can be a push-over (learning to not be)
4. I let my fears sometimes run my life for the most part. 
5. I hate being used but sometimes don't realize till too late 
6. My true friends are the world to me.. Mess with them and you will see my dark side 
7. I am more of a writer than a talker. I can pour my heart out in a message then I can face to face. 
8. I have two of the best parents a girl could ask for. Even if sometimes I don't think I do. 
9. Music is my life. I have to listen to music everyday!! 
10. I dont trust easily. I have gotten burned too many times. So if I say I trust you please take it to heart. 

Top Ten Books I Have Read (these books I have read recently. I dont always get a chance to read so when i do I sink in the book. I hope they inspire you to pick one of them up and read)
1. Unlimited- Jillian Michaels- this book is a self help book but unlike others she is so unfront with alot of things. I would recommend this book to anyone who has thought they are lost in life.
2. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks- I love this book. Yes, its a tearjerker but i love a touchy moments sometimes.
3.  Reba:My Story- this is the life story about my hero. It goes into great details of her struggles and triumphs
4. Shania Twain: From this moment on- I recommend this story to anyone who needs a good read about a girl that came from almost nothing and became one of most successful musician in the world.
5. Sleeping Dogs Lie- Rebecka Vigus- If you love a good mystery. I would recommend this book. It has a great story line and pace to it.
6. Dolphin Tales- this is a story of a dolphin that was caught by some fisherman router and got washed up on the shore. She was rescued and lost her tale due to infection. It tells of her incredible determination to live
7. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling- Yeah I know what your thinking that they are so childish but to be honest I love there story line of mystery and the meaning of love.
8.  Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton - This is the story of Bethany Hamilton. She got her arm bite off by a shark but learn to surf again.
9. She Said Yes by Misty Bernall- This is a true story about a girl that was killed in the Columbine School shooting. Great Inspiring book about Faith and Strength.
10. True Love: Three Novels in One by Lurlene McDaniel- Each of these stories are about love, romance, and true meaning of friendship.

Top Ten Fears
1. Forgetting- I have had my share of deaths in my life. Heck when I was little I would being living from one to another. I have this huge fear that I will forget those people especially my Grandma Rita. I cant remember how her voice sounded, her smell, her laugh. It just makes me sad to think its all disappearing.
2. Moving away/Letting Go- This a complicated thing. I want to move away from here. I want to go to warmer weather or maybe Tennessee. The reason stopping me is the fear of what if? What if my shunt screws up? What if something happens and I don't know how to hang it..
3. Not fitting in- This is something I've struggled for a long time. Living with a disability, I've always compared myself to other people.
4. The Unknown (Future)- I am not a good one at new things. I get anxious alot and I actually think too much.
5. Standing in front of people- I have this huge stage fright for as long as I can remember. I can have dreams though that I am standing front of people at talent show and things but I froze even in Public speaking class.
6. Losing people I Love- This is a constant fear because no one is promised tomorrow! One minute they are there and the next they are gone. I just want them all to know I love them so much! I have had to many go and I regret not telling them how much i really needed them.
7. Crawling things- This includes spiders,any rodents, or bugs. They give me the shivers.  
8. Needles- Ive always had a phobia to needles. I am getting better though. I used to flip out just by the sight of them.
9. My Dreams Not Coming True- This is always on my mind. Its scares the crap out of me to never get to give my hero (REBA) a hug and thank her in person. To never get out in the world and make a difference.
10. Failure- I guess this is big fear of alot of people but for me it is huge. I dont like to fail. It hurts too much and when I do fail it feels like a part of me dieing.

Top Ten Music Artist I love           Top Ten Song (recently love)         
1. Reba McEntire                                                            1. I Didn't Know My Own Strength- Whitney H.
2. Kelly Clarkson                                                             2. One Day You Will- Lady Antebellum
3. Brooks and Dunn                                                         3. Its Not Too Late- Demi Lovato
4. Martina McBride                                                         4. Smile- Terri Clark
5. Mickey Utley                                                               5. A Little Want To- Reba McEntire
6. Whitney Houston                                                         6. Over You- Miranda Lambert
7. Lady Antebellum                                                          7. Today is Your Day- Shania Twain
8. Skylar Laine                                                                 8. Why- Rascal Flatts
9. Shania Twain                                                                9. The Living Proof- Mary J. Blige
10. Dolly Parton                                                              10. God Gave Me You- Blake Shelton

Top Ten Random Things on My Bucket List 
1. Getting to spend a day, sit down and get to have a conversation, and be friends with Reba McEntire and other country stars. Maybe go on tour with her someday. (My dream)
2. See something majestic
3. Feel like I belong
4. Travel the world to see sights like Eiffel Tower, Pyramids, and other great sights
5. Meet my true love
6. Make my mark on the world
7. Conquer my fears
8. Figure how to live with Spina Bifida
9. Meet as many country stars as possible
10. Attend the Country Music Award shows

Top Ten Movies of all time (Reba and non Reba) (in my eyes)
Reba Movies                                                    Non Reba
1. Forever Love                                             1. Raise Your Voice
2. Is There Life Out There?                            2. The Day After Tomorrow
3. Tremors                                                     3. Pretty Woman
4. The Secret of Giving                                   4. The Last Song
5.  The Man From Left Field                          5. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
6. North                                                         6. Just Like Heaven
7. The Gambler Returns                                  7. Now and Then
8. The Fox and the Hound 2 (voice of Dixie)   8. Sweet Home Alabama
9. The Little Rascals                                        9. The Lake House
10. Buffalo Girls                                             10. Angel in Training

Top Ten Disney Movies (these I grew up on so they are not included in the movies :) ) 
1. The Little Mermaid (all three of them) (ALL TIME FAVORITE, my parents will tell you I was obsessed)
2. Pocahontas
3. Beauty and the Beast
4. Peter Pan
5. Cinderella
6. Sword in the Stone
7. Pete's Dragon
8. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
9. Aladdin
10. The Jungle Book

Top Ten Quotes of all time 
1. "Growing up doesnt mean making every one dead-beat happy"- Reba
2.  “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
3. "Watch what you say and do, Little eyes are watching you"- Reba McEntire
4. "Without heroes, we are all plain people, and we don't know how far we can get" -Benard Malamud
5“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” -Oprah Winfrey
6."A Hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to peserve and endure in spite of overwheling obstacles"- Christopher Reeve
7. "Be Different, Stand out, and Work your butt off."- Reba McEntire
8.“Make sure you're always giving, way more than you're taking” - Reba McEntire
9. “I will be thinking of you with positive thoughts and prayers... Hang in there. And PLEASE Continue to "Dream On"” -Reba McEntire to me 
10.“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” -Walt Disney Company

Top Ten Hobbies
1. Listening to music
2. Drawing
3. Swinging
4. Playing with my chihuahuas
5. Visiting with True Friends
6. Reading
7. Writing my blog
8. Making someone's day
9. Craft projects
10. Jigsaw Puzzles

Top Ten Things That Make me Happy
1. My Heroes (Especially Reba Nell McEntire)
2. Music
3. My Dreams
4. Drawing
5. Swinging and listening to music
6. Making someone's day with simple things
7. My doggies Tinkerbelle and Princess
8. My True Friends
9. The Sun shining
10. Waking up know I have a purpose in life.. Not sure exactly what that is but Im excited to find out someday.

There you have it. I did it. I hope that you learn alittle more about me. IF you would like to do a top ten list, they are a great help into helping people get to know you. Post on facebook, Twitter, on paper, or email. Remember to Pay it Forward so that person can also pay it forward :)  I hope you enjoyed my lists! Have a great week!!! Love you all!!! TTFN, DreamGirl