Photos && Videos from 02/18/2017

 

Hi! So, guess what! My internet stopped working again, so the post I originally was going to post today won’t be up till Monday! Anyways, to check out my post about Why the internet and I are having issues and breaking up click here! Today, I’m just going to be sharing with y’all the photos that you haven’t seen in Instagram && some you did. Also the vlogs I posted to YouTube will be at the very end! I hope y’all enjoy the photos & the vlogs!

As much as they may drive me crazy, my days wouldn’t be as much fun with out them 💕

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Being your aunt is the best 💕💕

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You’re a crazy little spider monkey 🐒🕷

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They do love each other!! 💕💕

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Love, Megan Anne

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The Internet and I are breaking up. | #MondayTalks

Man, it’s been a long time since I’ve done a #MonayTalks. Like forever, my last one was on December 19, 2016, and I talked about Christmas! To check that post out, click here! I’ll be honest about something else, I’ve also been seriously slacking on blogging this past month. Seriously, I think I’ve published two posts in two weeks? Maybe. I’m not really sure! Anyways, so the point of this post today is talking about why I’ve been gone and what the heck has been going on in my life and honestly, it’s because I need to explain a little bit.

So, basically, the internet and I are breaking up. We’re done, it’s over and honestly I’m so tired of it.

Let me clarify because I think I need to. I’m talking about my wifi signal. For the past two weeks, my internet has been going in and out. First my DSL (or broadband) wouldn’t connect. I got someone out to fix that, it was fixed for a few days, and then BAM! It broke again. well, it wouldn’t connect again. Ugh, so annoying and seriously I couldn’t stand it!

And here’s the thing, we live in the age of technology and what does most technology run on? Oh, that’s right! Internet! And the all the sudden I don’t have it and my life was pretty freaking boring. All the sudden I couldn’t watch youtube videos, I couldn’t post anything on my blog, I couldn’t watch any Netflix or do anything because I had no internet. And that got me thinking, what the heck did people do before the internet? Before technology? Before everything we did ran online. I mean really, I take at least 5 hours every day just to be and do things online. And that’s not including all the time I spend on my phone, online.

What did people do? I mean, I can’t imagine what I would do with all my extra time if I couldn’t get online and enjoy the wonder that is the internet. Think about it, what would you do? Leave a comment and let me know! I guess at one point, they didn’t know what they were missing. They probably talked on the phone, wrote or went outside, something. I know personally, I couldn’t spend hours on the phone. I hate talking on the phone as it is but I know tons of people who do.

What would my life have been like had I not had the internet like I do today. Would I have been in better shape? Or would I have been even more of a couch potato? Would I have studied more in school or would I have been the same? I just don’t know! I always wonder about things, because I’m so used to the way we live. Literally, my answer to most questions can be found online. Need to know to spell a word? Ask Siri. Need to know if a product is worth buying? Look it up online! Want to see a monkey doing the hula? Search it on youtube! Want to watch a full season of a show? Netflix!

It’s just so strange to think about what my life would have been like, what I would have done or not done. Literally, life would have been drastically different. Drastically.

Anyways, my internet is pretty much back to normal now and hopefully, I will be able to get back to a normal posting schedule. Which is, Monday and Friday. I also want to get more videos up, probably more vlogs because those are fun to film. And every now and then I want to have more direct videos.


What do you think your life would have been like? Imagine it and let me know in the comments!

Love, Megan Anne

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My Choice To NOT Wait To Have Sex

Sex, it’s a topic that most people don’t talk about, at least not online. If you’ve ever searched the web for these types of post, you come up with only a handful of good ones and the others are usually porn sites. Regardless, this is something I actually get asked a lot about, and something I have a lot of opinion on because, well… I didn’t wait.

When I was growing up, my family wasn’t religious. My mom is Methodist and she’s been baptized and did first communion and all that, but my brothers and I aren’t. I did, however, start going to a Baptist church when I was 8 years old and was pretty active in it till I was about 15. With this church, like most baptist churches, they have “guidelines” for the young people. Basic things like women were skirts and dresses, modest tops and guys were pants. Yeah, it was one of those types of places. Back then, I didn’t really mind. As far as dating it was the basic, wait till marriage to have sex. And up until I was 15, I totally agreed with that. Then, at 15, I got my first high school boyfriend and I realized that he was the first guy I actually wanted to have sex with. Fast forward, because we didn’t have sex, but I did when I was 17 with the guy I was dating at the time and I didn’t regret it one bit. Still, don’t actually. The point is if I had that background of wanting to wait and being okay with abstaining, why did I want it so badly? Chalk it up to hormones, sure, but I don’t think it was that at all.

You see, there are different types of sex. There’s “let’s get it on to get pleasure” kind of sex, there’s “let’s make love” kind of sex and then there is just sex. Obviously, there are a ton of different ways to have sex, angry sex, break-up sex, happy sex, the list goes on and on. But Point is, I think you need to experience every type of sex with a person before you can really know a person. When I 15 I didn’t really realize this and your first time is a big deal, regardless of if you want to wait till marriage or not. The reason we didn’t have sex, among other reasons, was because I wanted to love the person first. Now, that’s okay because hey I’m giving you something I can’t take back, even though you’ve kind of already taken it (different story). But, once you get past that first time, or even the first person, sex can just be sex. I’m not saying, you should have sex with everything that walks, because no. But, having casual sex here and there, what’s wrong with that? Protect yourself, and everything should be okay.

Sex can be an intimate thing if you want it to be. I’ve had both, I’ve had that “I just want to have sex” kind of sex and that “I really care and love you” sex. Both are great and both feel/mean something different. Honestly, my choice not to wait based on this one thing. Love. 

Now, I don’t mean that I love everyone I have sex with or that I have to feel love to have sex. I’m saying that when I decided that I didn’t want to wait till marriage to have sex, it was based off showing someone else that I loved them. I loved my boyfriend then, still do till this day, which is when I didn’t regret having sex with him. And trust me, we were like rabbits after that.

Back to the point, my choice to not wait was my choice. I thought about it for a long time, I contemplate, researched, asked friends, etc. But for a long time, I couldn’t shake what I had been taught in church, that sex should be with only one person, that it should be done on the first night you get married, all that. Because it felt weird. At 1 5, I knew people having babies, but they’re telling us that we should wait?  How do you expect anyone to believe that when tons of people are having babies? And that’s when I personally realized that, maybe it wasn’t about waiting. Maybe all this, “till marriage” was because they didn’t think you could show your love in that form without then wanting to with other people? In reality, I knew it was more than that, a bible thing, or whatever was passed down. I think in school we were taught both safe sex and abstinence, which I didn’t even take that class till I was already having sex. Point is, for a long time, I couldn’t shake that until I realized that I didn’t really believe that anymore, how could I be feeling their feelings while I’m supposed to be believing that? After that, it was pretty clear to me that I didn’t believe that anymore.

So, why didn’t I wait? Because I didn’t want to. Yes, I cried. No, I wasn’t sad. I was the one that ignited it, I was the one that brought it up, and I was the one that made sure we were safe. I wanted to show him how much I loved him, and for me, that was by having sex. I’m not saying you should run out and have sex. Becuase if you don’t want to, then don’t. But for me, it was never going to be “virgin until marriage”, it just wasn’t. And as I got older, sex changed in meaning, a lot. I went from having sex to show someone I loved them, to just wanting to feel alive with a stranger. And okay, before you say it, no I didn’t do that a lot and yes, I was always incredibly careful.

Sex is just sex. Until you add emotion to it. I don’t think you can really know a person if you haven’t had sex with them. I mean, sex just brings so much out pf a person. How long they last, what they like to do after, are they giving or selfish, etc. Sex can change your viewpoint of a person, really it can. You could care about a person so much, but in bed, they just don’t do it. And trust me, it’s not worth it if they sex isn’t there. I couldn’t imagine knowing what someone is like in bed until after I have a signed a paper saying forever, and then it being just bland.

This is all based on the idea that you’re going to marry the first person you have sex with, and okay you might, but in reality, most people don’t. And truthfully how do you know yourself if you don’t sleep around? How do you even really know what you like if you don’t experience anything different? Everyone is different and some people don’t mind the only ever having sex with one person, and to each it’s own. But, how? Your first time, it’s okay to want to wait for that. That I definitely get because that’s something you can’t get back. But waiting till you marry someone, I just don’t get it. Maybe that’s because I believe you should show someone your love, not just say it.

Not waiting to have sex, for me, wasn’t a choice I made because I was being pressured to, or because everyone else was doing it, it was made because I loved him with everything I had, and I wanted to show him. Make him feel it, which it wasn’t any of those things, but different story. The real point of all this is that if you want to wait, okay. If you don’t want to wait, okay. Make that choice for yourself, don’t let religion or friends or family tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. This is your body. Be educated on what it is you are doing, more than just watching porn.

If you want to wait, more power to you. But I’m not really sure that it’s a great way of thinking. Obviously, if you choose this, more power to you. But my choices were just that, my choices.


What’s your opinion on this subject?

Love, Megan Anne

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January 2017 – Round-Up & Updates

 

 Hi Y’all!

So, January has come and gone so incredibly fast. I can’t even honestly believe that it’s already over. This month has been just an emotional one, with things going on in my personal life that I’m not really ready to talk about with everyone or anyone yet and my writer’s block, I’ve actually been so ready for this month to be over. But all at the same time, I’m not. I’m going to discuss basically everything that has happened over this past month, blog post, youtube videos, fitness and social media. This will be a longer post, so bare with me. Also, at the very end, there will be a link to all this past month’s blog post and the videos I have posted!

Fitness Updates

  • As far as my fitness goes, it’s not the greatest. I’m not back to work out 5 days a week yet, but I have been getting atleast 2  – 3 work outs in. I have been battleing a bad case of insomina these past two weeks, so that defiantly makes it hard for me to get up and work out. I have been doing at home work outs, “yoga” (quotes becausae I know I’m not good) and meditating. I meditate almost everyday, usually in the morning. That’s probably my favorite thing to do and favorite time of the day to because it’s already usually pretty calm and I can start my day off feeling good.

Weight / Diet Updates

  • So, in my first post of the year (here), I said that I would not be checking my weight. Okay, well I have a friend that I talk to about my weight and working out alot, so she bugged me for about 3 days to check my weight and I caved. Give me a little credit, I held out for three days. But anyways, I did check my weight and I am actually down to 230lbs! Again, just like in that post, I say that I know that’s a lot. Trust me, I know. But let’s just say that I started this month out at 238lbs, so I lost eight pounds in one month! That brings my total weight loss to 25lbs!
  • Now, I will say that my clothes are all starting to fit me big or werid in differen’t areas. My pants are getting big but like I said before (here) I’ve worn the same size pants for four years, even when I went from 220 to 255. So, I don’t honestly except to lose that anytime so. I do think I will soon be back to wearing XL in some shirts.

Social Media Number Updates

  • There were certin goals that I wanted to meet for my social media platforms and these were them:
    • Instagram – 1k by 2018, so 38 – 40 followers per month
    • Twitter – 15k by 2018, so 48 – 50 folllowers per month
  • What I started out the year with:
    • Instagram – 542 followers
    • Twitter – 914 followers
  • What I currently have:
    • Instagram – 528 Followers (2/3/2017)
    • Twitter – 996 Followers (2/3/2017)
  • As far as instagram goes, I defiantly took a bite and feel about 20 followers, but I will say that this is usually what happens. As of late, my number have not fallen below 525, so I think that means I have atleast 525 followers that are legit followers. With that being said, I’m pretty sure this new month will go up, and not down.
  • Twitter was amazing this month. I did start using a new scheduling app, Crowdfire, and I have been loving it. It’s a little different than then one I had been previosuly been using, Dashboard, but I have seen results from the more scheduled tweets. The fact that I’m almost at 1k is pretty cool and amazing honestly.

Blog Posts

2017 New Years Goals – Personal, Blog & Youtube

My Transition To Vegetarianism

5 Things I Learned In The First Year Of Blogging

3 Things Everyone Deserves In A Relationship

4 Things To Do While Getting Ready For Bed

Web Of Hearts And Souls by Jamie Magee | The Best Book Series I’ve Ever Read (Part 1)

The Coffee Shop Story | Writing?

5 Things To Do In First 30 Minutes Of Your Day

Youtube Videos

Let’s make this next month a good month! Here’s to another month of blogging, and having fun!
Love, Megan Anne
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5 Things To Do In First 30 Minutes Of Your Day

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about 4 things to do while getting ready for bed and naturally, I thought I should write a post about the things to do while getting up in the morning to make your day better! Now, just like in that post, these are pretty well-known things and I believe people probably already know these things but just like me, forgetting about these things come easily!

  1. Don’t check your cell phone for the first 30 minutes of waking up. Okay, I know that this can seem really hard because we are all so used to getting up and checking social media first thing, but between the harsh light that comes from your phone and the black hole that is twitter or Instagram, you’ll end up being on your phone for an hour and that’s an hour you could be doing a ton of other things.
  2. Rinse your face off or wash it. I do this every morning, I simply take a washcloth, put cold water on and then go over my face a few times. The cold water helps to wake up, and the pleasure of washing your face is just an added bonus. Now, you can show in the mornings and it’ll work them same, but I’ve found for me personally, showing in the morning makes me want to go back to be. The way to fix that is to splash yourself with cold water before you get out. I don’t know about y’all but I seriously have no interest in doing that. So I shower at night, usually, and then rinse my face in the morning.
  3. Have a glass of ice cold water. This works, in the same way, the cold water to your face works, but it’s also been said to help start your metabolism. I’ve been told by basically every health website, doctor, dietitian, that drinking cold water first thing in the morning is key to helping you lose weight. You typically go for 8 – 10 hours of fasting at night, so over those 8 – 10 hours, your metabolism is going to slow down because it isn’t needed. But you defiantly need it to be going during the day so you can burn off the calories that you’re eating.
  4. Work out before having your breakfast. This is a little more strange and I’m sure a lot of people will disagree with me on this one, but I’m not talking about like going to the gym or running, I’m talking about doing a light stretch routine, or a small yoga routine. Just like with the water, your body has been asleep, if you get your heart rate going, chances are when you eat you won’t eat as much. Now, this is me just going off what I personally do, but I think it helps. Usually, in the morning I try and get a good five minutes of stretching in before I start eating my breakfast. Nothing crazy, just a few arm circles, maybe a few baby lunges, just to get my brain functioning.
  5. Write a list of all the things you know you need to get done that day, so a to-do list. This is something I do more so on the weekend because during the week I don’t really do much that requires a list. But I’ve seen a drastic change in a number of things I’ve been able to get done just because I have these things written down. For me, writing a to-do list just helps me to remember when my to-dos are. Doing this in the morning, those first precious 30 minutes of your day, just helps to make you a productive person.

These are things that I try and do on a daily basis, things that I have personally found to be a great help to have a better day. There simple little things, but when you aren’t used to doing them, it can be challenging. The hardest one for me is not checking my phone. I have sure a bad habit of wanting to check my phone first thing, that I usually end up hurting my eyes. I’m pretty good about not looking at my phone now until I’ve sat down and am eating breakfast, but it’s still so tempting!


What’s the hardest thing for you to do in the mornings? Did any of these help you?

Give them a try and let me know if they help you!

Love, Megan Anne

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