7 years ago the best thing in the world happened. It came in the form of four paws, black and tan fur and the heart of a saint. I could not ask for a better puppy to have raised and am so thankful I caved when those big brown eyes stared at me, giving me no choice but to become a pup-mom. Happy birthday Tyson!
So many people wish their life away without even realizing it…Wishing for the weekend, wishing for 5pm to come, wishing for Monday to be over with, etc. I was one of those people that made those wishes. I knew that in the blink of an eye, my life would have passed by having really only looked forward to 2/7 days of the week. Something with that didn’t settle right to me and as was instilled in me, “if you don’t like something, change it.” So, here I am, excited that every day I get to watch the #sunrise AND #sunset. Life goes by too quickly to not look forward to each and every day.
redeemedashes asked: I'm just curious, but are you a Christian?
I was raised as a Christian, as my both my parents are quite religious. I don’t necessarily consider myself anything aside from spiritual though.
Many people have asked how I remain so positive and the truth of the matter is that it is an ongoing process of training your mind to think a certain way. It doesn’t just happen over night and it takes time. I have been practicing it for over four years now. And yes, it takes practice. Practice each and every day because let’s face it, each day is a day to conquer and each day we have the power to make it a good day or a bad day.
This mentality started back when my world as I knew it was turned upside down. I was at a point in my life that truly felt like rock bottom. I saw no light at the end of the tunnel and just wanted out. I remember sitting in my bed after having just cried enough tears to fill up the Atlantic Ocean and it was then that the choice hit me. I knew if I continued down the same miserable path I was going, I’d end up even more depressed and digging myself into an even greater black hole. No body wants that for themselves and it was right then and there that I decided that I was going to be the best person I could be. I was going to be positive.
I no was longer going to let my situation dictate my happiness and take over my life. I realized that I was not my situation; I was what I made of it. So, I picked myself up, held my chin high, and took my first steps forward to a new way of life. Needless to say, I’ve never looked back.
Being positive comes with finding the good in every situation, no matter how bad you think it is. It’s about being grateful for the little things because they are what make up the big things. And most importantly, being positive is about believing in yourself and knowing that happiness can and will be achieved.
Anonymous asked: Does it bother you when people ask you personal questions? (so sorry if this is offensive)
It depends on how personal the question is. I don’t mind sharing things when they’re within reason. Being open is a big part of creating trust with others :)
Anonymous asked: Will you ever be doing more YouTube vids? :)
I hope so! I’m about halfway finished one a “night time make up” one. Editing just takes foreverrrrrrr.
runningtobefree asked: Hey Kara. I know you had to leave tyson when you went to LA so how did you deal with being separated from your baby? I'm leaving fot college soon and my dog is honestly my life right now and I can't imagine not seeing her everyday. Advice??
Leaving Tyson was by far the hardest thing I had to do. I think what helped me was knowing that he was in good hands and was still able to live a happy life. And as for me, I knew that this was something I had to do for myself, as is the same for you going to college. My best advice is just to know that this is something that has to be done. And know that you have something really exciting to look forward to when you visit home :)
Anonymous asked: hi! I love your blog :) i was just wondering (and it's a weird question, i was just curious) ... when was the last all time low concert you went to?
Glad you like my blog…thanks. I have no idea when I last went…