4 Things To Do While Getting Ready For Bed

We’ve all had those nights where you just can’t sleep. I know I have, so much. Over the past couple years, I have really figured out that I there are some things you shouldn’t do before bed. So here are my tips to getting a better sleep and getting to bed faster!

  1. Put your cell phone/technology to sleep. You don’t have to turn it off but it is very important to spend the last 30 – 45 minutes before bed winding down. The light from cell phones/TVs/Laptops/etc will delay the release of melatonin. Basically, the light doesn’t allow your brain to shut off. Your brain, even though tired will keep going because of the strain of your eyes. Here’s a credible website with more information: Relax, Turn Off Your Phone, and Go to Sleep by HBR.ORG
  2. Take a moment to go over your day, and think about all the things you did. Did you accomplish something? Did something get swept to the side? Take a few moments and think through everything that happened. Make a mental list of things that you need to do the next day. Think about the people you need to talk to, just think. Thinking is an amazing way to not only tired your brain but also to process everything that happened, that way you don’t go to sleep with it still weighing heavily on your chest.
  3. After you’ve put all your electronics up for the night, pick up your home. This is something that I try to practice every night. Once my phone is on the charger, my laptops down, and tv’s off, I go to picking up my apartment. I fix the sofa’s pillows, fold the blankets, wash some dishes, put up food that may still be left out, and usually at this point I’m yawning like no other and I’m ready to go to bed. Usually, I still need to do a few things in my room, maybe fix the pillows or clean up the bathroom from the day.
  4. Journal your goals for the next day. Now, this isn’t something I personally do but I have heard it works wonders. It’s basically a to-do list, but maybe will outlandish goals. I have a friend who does this every single night and she says it makes her days so much easier. Which I can defiantly understand, because then when you wake up the next day you’ll already have a list of everything you need to do.

Give these a try, and let me know if they help any! I’d love to know!

Love, Megan Anne

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3 Things Everyone Deserves In A Relationship

Lately, I’ve been having to really think about what it is I want and what I deserve. For the past few years, I have been single but I did talk to a few guys, I did have a few friends with benefits and guys I did think I could have a future with. When I think back on all these guys there is one thing that I can see that is similar to them all. I settled to what they would willingly give and I think that’s the problem. It’s not like I just take their crap or I just accept something, it’s more like… I don’t say when I want more or say when something isn’t enough.

I date guys with more of an intent to have sex or a good time, rather than to try and have a relationship with them. That’s not how it’s supposed to be or maybe it is when you’re young. Granted I’m only 22 (almost 23), but I’m starting to feel like I don’t want just sex anymore. I’m not saying that I’m really looking to be in a relationship but I defiantly wouldn’t be opposed to one either. What do I want? Happiness. I want to be happy with someone who respects me as a person, someone who will be okay with what I have to offer them and someone who will be there with me regardless of how boring and lame I can truly be.

But what do I deserve? What does every girl or guy deserve?

I want y’all to take a second and really think about what it is you deserve in a relationship. There are those basic things that everyone overlooks, or they think it’s asking too much but it’s not. So here’s what you and I deserve in a relationship:

You deserve romance.

This goes for guys and girls alike. Romance isn’t just a guy thing girls. Guys may show it differently than girls do, but none the less everyone deserves that aspect of a relationship. Whether it is a budding romance or a developed one. Girls, don’t let a guy not wine and dine you. And guys, don’t let girls just take advantage of the wining and dining. Go out on dates, light some candles, bring some flowers, show them a good time (wink wink). Romance is something that you deserve, something that everyone deserves.

You deserve to be treated equally.

I’m not talking about gender equality (even though that’s important too). What I’m talking about is in merit. If you do something, then expect that same from the other person. If they expect you to do everything but they aren’t willing to do a thing, then you have a problem. Don’t go out of your way to please someone who won’t even try to meet you halfway. It’s not worth it, and it’s not fair.

You deserve to be respected.

In the beginning of a relationship, obviously, everything will be new. So, this may be hard to tell at first but if they other person does not respect your decisions, whether it be health, job, hobbies, etc., you will probably never be truly happy. If you want to do something, and it’s not harming someone else or yourself, then there is no reason to not be respected. Not a single reason.


I won’t say that excepting these things makes it easy to find someone to be with because, honestly, it makes it harder. Sometimes the other person can be great but they just don’t fit the bill. Sometimes they aren’t willing to do these things, these basic things, and you have to walk away. Everyone should be respected, have romance and treated equally in every relationship you embark on.

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It’s Only The Beginning! | 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

The first is always the hardest, whether it is your first kiss, first boyfriend, first job or in this case, my first youtube video! Now, before you watch this video, let me say this: my face is still a little swollen from the allergic reaction I had a week prior to this, but I wanted to do this now before I love the courage to! So, here’s my first video!

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5 Things I Learned In The First Year Of Blogging

When I started blogging I honestly didn’t know what I was doing and (shocker) sometimes I still don’t know what I’m doing. I think a lot of us are in this boat, just figuring it out as we go and making it work.

Hi, I have officially been blogging for a year now! I know many people have been blogging for a while now, so my year is probably just a short time but it’s a big milestone. I can’t say that I’ve actually held a hobby for this long. Especially one that I honestly started with no real thought on how to follow through with it.  I know, I know. I should probably no be admitting any of this but I am. Here and now I’m telling y’all that I started this blog with no real knowledge of how to even run a blog and over the past year, I have learned and grown to the place that I am now. Now, I am so passionate about this, about writing, helping, sharing, connecting. I’ve come to the realization that I want to make something real out of this.

So, before I get all sappy let’s get to this point of this, shall we? These are the things that I have learned over the past year.

  1. Social Media is KEY.
    You can write the best content, have the best layout, the best tags but unless you are in some way getting you content out, it will not be found. This is a fact for everyone. Anyone who ever start any kind of business, blog, youtube channel, etc. You have to get your name out these for anyone to be able to actually read your content / buy your stuff / watch your videos. You won’t get “big” or “popular” if you do not put yourself out these. When I first started blogging I did not put myself out there as much as I do know. I did not understand or feel comfortable yet to promote myself.
  2. While social media is key, you shouldn’t stress yourself out about using every social media.
    You’ve got Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc. There are tons of different social media site that you can use. More times than not I have found myself stressed out trying to use them all. But after about a month of stressing over using everything I made a design to make my main focus Twitter and Instagram. I do still have those other platforms but I don’t spend as much time using them. My advice, pick which one’s you think really help you, your blog, or biz the best and run with it.
  3. Connecting with others is a great tool.
    Over the past year, I have realized that connecting with other is so important. Now every just for the fact on getting your name out there but also because it’s really nice to see what others are doing that maybe you could do better. Also, it’s helpful to have people you’ve connected with that you can ask advice from. I’ve talked to many other bloggers and asked for the advice on layouts, plugins, content, etc.
  4. It is a job if you really want it to be.
    A lot of people, I included at the beginning, don’t realize how much work you really have to put in. I basically work a second job. Not that I’m complaining because I honestly love this so much, but I do put in at least 30 hours a week into writing, editing, and promoting. Thankfully I do have a job that isn’t high stress so I can do a little work, at work. But I spend hours after work, working on everything behind the scenes. Obviously, you can do as much or as little as you want to. You can post 2x + a week or you can post 2x a month. Honestly, you can choose which fits your time better or your passion. Over the past year, my passion really grew so much that I’ve made it a point to really take this serious.
  5. Not everything will be free.
     Now, this isn’t something that I thought. I knew that there would be cost involved in some things. Again, you can go the completely free route and spend absolutely no money on anything. But I found that, unfortunately, in order to really look professional and come across that way, you will have to spend some money. Again, you can spend as little money as you want. But there are prices involved. There’s the domain name, the hosting, editor, policies, etc. I try my best to stay as cost friendly as possible because I am on a budget. But there are things that you will want/need and you just kind of pick and choose which you are willing to spend money on.

Running this blog, this past year has been amazing! And I’m so glad that I’m continuing to follow down this path. Where this will take me, well that is still unknown. I strongly suggest that everyone who is willing and passionate enough to give this a try. It’s hard work, long nights, and sometimes for no pay. But if you really want to do something, it’ll be worth it.

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My Transition To Vegetarianism

A little over a month ago, I went completely vegetarian.

Okay, so let’s just take a moment and realize that I have made it a whole month without eating meat and I’m pretty proud of myself because of this. Prior to this, I had slowly started changing my diet. Six months I can honestly say I ate some sort of meat every single day. Over the course of six months, I went from eating meat every day to every other day, to going a couple days, etc. It was about a month and a half ago when I went six straight days without eating meat and then the next day I went out with a friend to a Red Robin (burger place) and I got a chicken wrap of sorts. It was the first time that I really just didn’t like the food. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t the food itself, it was the chicken that I was eating. It was the feeling that I got when I eat this chicken that really made me realize something. I no longer want to eat meat.

Now let’s get a few things out of the way. I have never been a big red meat eater. Burgers, beef (only in tacos would I really eat it), ribs, etc. I did, however, enjoy things like chicken, bacon, ham, etc. Over the summer I started coming across a lot more YouTubers / bloggers that are vegan/vegetarian, and it really started to open my eyes. I live in Texas, which is very big on meat. It’s basically very hard to find vegetarian foods in most restaurants here because it’s such a big meat eating state. I don’t know the statistics, but I do know what I’ve been experiencing. But regardless of not being a big meat eater, I did consume meat on a regular basis for the past 22 years.

I have to say that when I first started eating completely vegetarian I didn’t really tell anyone, and I still don’t. The few people I have told have had one of these four reactions:

  1. “Okay, that’s cool.”
  2. “What do you even eat them?”
  3. “I couldn’t do it, how do you stay sane?”
  4. “Whatever, you’ll go back.”

And that’s why I don’t really tell people because let’s take a guess how many times I’ve been told: “you’ll go back”. Probably about 5 times to many. My vegetarian diet and my want to eat completely vegetarian isn’t a joke. But unfortunately, that is what a ton of people take it as, a joke. This is probably one the most annoying parts about telling people that I eat vegetarian or no meat. When I’ve gone to restaurants and requested a dish but to have the meat taken off I usually get the weirdest looks. One time I actually had a waiter ask me “why are you a vegetarian?” but in the snarkiest way possible. Of course, I said yes and he walked away to back. But all I could think was “am I supposed to tell everyone ‘oh by the way, I’m a vegetarian?’ like no, I shouldn’t have to explain why I want the meat removed from a dish.” But this could be a whole different post (and probably will be in the future).

When I was consuming meat I had felt so bloated and heavy after eating. Once I started going longer and longer stints of time without meat, I started to realize that the meat was what was causing that awful feeling. I honestly had never really placed the two and two together, because why would I? But after that, I could no longer ignore the fact that I felt so much better on my stints of non-meat.

Over the past month and a half (ish) I have learned quite a few things.

  1. Not everyone is going to be okay with you no longer eating meat and that is okay. I haven’t really lost friends, that would be dramatic, but I can defiantly say that people I used to hang out with occasionally will no longer even ask me to go out to eat with them. And so finally after the annoyance, I asked this personal what the heck was up and he said “I don’t know how to be okay with you eating no meat because I like to go places that specialize in different meat making. And I guess he was right because I honestly didn’t want want to even be around it at first.
  2. You taste better. Okay TMI (mom I’m sorry). But one factor of not eating meat is that you tend to eat a lot less processed food, so you are basically taking that grease away and replacing it was vegetables or fruits or grains. So, ladies, Worried about how you taste below the belt, eat a more vegetarian diet. Not that, that’s the only reason you should but you are what you eat? So yeah.
  3. Your cravings will change. Or they did for me. So prior to this change I used to crave fast food. Whataburger, Wendys, etc. I can’t even honestly think of anything anymore. I think this had to do with the fact that I transitioned really slowly and really stopped enjoying that food.

With all this said, I won’t say that I will forever be a vegetarian. I may one day go all the way and eat a vegan diet or I may go back to eating meat. This may be an experiment or it could be a life change. This could be a forever thing, but I honestly won’t know until I get there. I also what I make it clear that I don’t judge anyone who does eat meat. I did not go vegetarian for ethical reason, although it did help my transition.

This is such a misconception that people have with vegetarians or vegans, that we are not accepting of other who do not follow the same diet. If you choose to eat meat then that is your choice and that is not my place to input. If you ask me about my diet, I will tell you but I will not push it upon you.

I went vegetarian because I no longer felt okay eating meat. It was not processing in my body the same way it did before and I felt a strong will to make this change. The reason that I’m making this statement is because I coming up on my blog you will be seeing recipes and they will be mostly vegetarian and I have dabbled in vegan recipes too! So this will be happening soon!


Have you ever tried to do meatless Monday? Or cheeseless weekends? Okay, I made that up but still. If you’ve every experienced anything I talked about or you are just transitioning to this new diet? Leave a comment below, I would love to hear from y’all!

Love, Megan Anne
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