Some Major Changes!

Some Major Changes

Hey friends! As you read this I’m sure you’ve noticed the major change in my blog name. As I mentioned in my last post, I’m getting married in a few months and I’m going to be changing my last name 😉

How does that affect my first name?! Well, I’ve always been unhappy with my name, it’s long and it’s just not what I would have chosen for myself had I been able to decide (believe it or not, I couldn’t do that as a baby haha). My actual name is Anne-Marie, and my family and friends just always ended up shortening it to Annie, so that became my nickname and that’s how I came up with the title for my blog. However, I’ve never particularly cared for “Annie” even though that’s what everyone still calls me. Continue reading

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Happy Days

happy days

As I was preparing material for today’s post, I realized that I just want to share a little bit of my happiness with you all. It’ll be a shorter post than usual, but I wanted to share my day with you. So here’s a little bit of what makes me smile! 😉

I’m not usually a morning person, but I woke up early today. I prayed and spent some quiet time with God and then I went for a run. I haven’t gone running in such a long time, but it was so exhilarating!

The crisp, cold air blowing past me, the burn that exercise brings, the quiet atmosphere. It was a good time. I loved every second.

Then I had some errands to run and came home to make french toast and coffee for breakfast.

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My 21st

My 21st

It’s my birthday on Tuesday. Where has the time gone?! It seems like yesterday when I was a 13-year-old little girl excited to finally be a teenager. Now I’m turning 21. When did that happen?!

I remember when I couldn’t wait to be 16 because it was a milestone. 16 was the cool kid age. All I wanted in life was to be 16 and be cool.

Then I turned 17. That was not cool. I couldn’t wait to be 18. All I wanted was to be 18 and an adult.

Little did I know that being an adult at 18 didn’t really change anything. I was out of high school but I had a load of adult responsibilities. In other words, I still wasn’t happy.

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My Story

ppy Father's Day!

First of all, let me just say that I love books. Reading is great. There’s really nothing quite like a good book.

Now let me ask, you know when you have a dream when you’re young and then you get older and all the responsibility of being an adult just kind of washes it away and it no longer seems like a legitimate reality for you? #winded

I think we’ve all been there.

When I was a little girl, I used to write short stories. I had a rapid imagination, but unfortunately, I didn’t have the attention span to go with it. So I would start a story and then stop and start and stop another one and the process would just go on and on until I just gave up and stopped.

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