Twenty nineteen

I’ve grown so much in 2018, I’ve learned how to find the silver lining, and I’ve learned to be more confident in my capabilities. Looking forward to all that 2019 has to offer

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New Zealand Day 12

During our last day in New Zealand we hit town in Aukland. Aukland is unlike every other city in New Zealand in that it’s actually…

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New Zealand Day 11

After getting home at 1 AM from the sunset last night, I felt like I was way too tired to do ANYTHING. Don’t get me…

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New Zealand Day 10

It’s actually day 10! I can’t believe that it’s actually been 10 days that we’ve been here. Time has gone by so fast, but I…

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New Zealand Day 9

We did a lot on our ninth day of this trip, but surprisingly it’s been one of the most relaxing days we’ve had (I actually…

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New Zealand Day 8

We took off from our hotel at 7 AM this morning. Everything was still closed because apparently December 26th is also considered a national holiday…

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New Zealand Day 7

Traveling is by far one of my favorite things to do, but it’s also EXHAUSTING. Most of the time when my family makes trips like…

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New Zealand Day 6

Our sixth day in New Zealand was December 24th, Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas! To whoever is reading this post. We started our day early, right…

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New Zealand Day 5

We spent our 5th day in NZ learning about Antarctica at the International Antarctic center in Christchurch. Of all of the things we’ve done in…

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New Zealand Day 3

On our third day of this trip and the second day actually exploring New Zealand, we took a cruise around Milford Sound. Even though I…

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New Zealand: day 2

Kia ora! Our first real day in NZ was nothing short of amazing. From driving around and enjoying the beautiful mountains and the lake beneath…

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Why you should love yourself.

Elleyce Pahang Photography A short post about recognizing all the good parts of you.Love yourself.Love your body, your mind and your soul.Love that your body has twists and turns and it’s like your spaceship or sea-ship or the best relationship you’ll ever have because it carries you through this life, down every rocky, bumpy road, and through the best memories that you’ll ever have.Love your mind. Love that you keep making mistakes, that you keep screwing things up but you keep learning and the

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2/4/18, Open Letter

Hey y’all, Congrats on making it through the last week of January, the first month of the year, and the first week of February. I…

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1/28/18, Open Letter

Learning to Handle Criticism Hey everyone! It’s the last Sunday of the first month of the year- can you believe it?!? Time really has sped…

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1/21/18, Open Letter

Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog for another open letter! If you are new to Handmade Hearts, I write a letter to my audience…

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1/14/18, Open Letter

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday and welcome back to my blog for another open letter! A lot of things- both good and not so good, happened…

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1/7/2018, Open Letter

Hey all! Welcome back to my blog for another weekly open letter. As some of my readers might know, university started back up for me…

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12/31, Open Letter

To my sweet readers, It’s almost time to bid goodbye to 2017- we have less than 24 hours! I’m going to keep this final open…

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It's Not Worth It

Having to Walk Away from Situations of Conflict Dear  Readers, I’m writing this post on a Saturday night,and I’m shook up. I’m prone to getting…

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12/23, Open Letter

Dear Readers, I’m writing this open letter a little earlier on during the week because tomorrow, Sunday, is Christmas eve! Regardless of whether or not…

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The Importance of Forgiveness

So when you yell insults, you don’t do it because you are a bad person or even because the person you are mad at is a bad person. You are trying to get your anger out, and yelling, angrily messaging and insulting are the quickest ways to try and get rid of that uncomfortable feeling of anger.

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Loving your body just like you should

Despite all the media promotion about loving yourself and how important it is to do so, I’ve never found one that effectively explains why it is important to love yourself, no matter what your current form might be. In order to share why I think it’s important to appreciate your body in any shape or size, I’m going to be sharing a bit of my story and struggle with you.

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Finding confidence in a pile of criticism

Whether you are starting a new school year, or your first day at a new job, or moving to a new city that you don’t have much experience being in, confidence is one of the most important characteristics- if not the most important characteristic- that you need to have with you in your “first day” toolkit. But for many of us, confidence can be hard to come by, especially when you’re afraid of people criticizing you about one thing or another.

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