Hello 2015!

In honor of the coming of another New Year, I am posting probably the most understated and cliche thing any human can express….a New Year’s Resolution.

I’ve honestly never been one to really say I have a resolution or a goal I desired to accomplish. Last year, I had the same goal everyone else did, lose a few pounds and I am very proud to say that I achieved that! This year, I have a different, more important plan for myself. With 2014 coming to and end and 2015 just kicking off, I have every intention of trying harder to see my friends more often and to spend time with them when I can and to make more time when I am struggling. To contact them as much as possible and let them know that I am still here and still care. In 2014, I will admit, I failed to do these things as much as I wanted to and gave myself the excuse of school and work, which being in college and working, sometimes it does get hard to fill in blank spaces in your day to day calender. With that, I am not promising myself to see my friends and family as much as I want to, but to try harder to make them a bigger part of my life because I know that I will be busy and will have homework and sometimes will just want some time to take a breather and that’s okay!

Now that I have spoke my mind and told everyone what I am planning for my New Year, I encourage others to find a unique resolution, something that means more to you than some silly weight loss target. Look beyond that!

And when someone asks you what change you are making in the New Year, you can look at them and be proud of the words that you are about to speak. ❤

Thanks for reading Ladybugs and Manbugs 🙂

Happy New Year and be safe!

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Kayla’s Confessions!

A random conversation with a co-worker today inspired me to write a post confessing a few things that MOST people probably do but really don’t want to admit to… *no judgement* lol

Here it goes…

As a girl, I probably use an excessive, more than I should, amount of body spray when I go places.

I am guilty of binge-watching shows on Netflix, mainly Supernatural and Dexter.

I am, unfortunately, a procrastinator…

I love the show Rugrats and those old Christmas shows where the characters look like clay. Ex. Rudolph’s Shiney New year, A Year Without Santa Clause, etc.

I hate germs and use germ-x pretty consistently

Sometimes I even think I am slightly obsessed with exercising!

I have a secret board on Pintrest with nothing but wedding ideas on it lol (my boyfriend knows)

I’m really not much of a junk food eater, but I can put down some fries and ice cream

Once again, as a girl, I put on outfit after outfit until I find something I like and have like 8 pairs of boots in my closet

Half the clothes in my closet I will look at and say no to time and time again.

I could not live without caffeine. Seriously, I really think I had a bad response to caffeine withdrawal one time and it was not fun! I’m more of a coffee drinker than anything.

I love being a girl and dressing up sometimes, however, I love my leggings and sweatpants just as much! LOL

I will put on a tiny bit of make-up if someone is coming to my house, even if I’m not going out of my house.

I am guilty of popping pimples (gross I know!)

I literally hate shaving! (ladybugs, I know you agree on this one) 🙂

Those are all the things I can think of off the top of my head, however there are plenty more there lol. With that, we all have some weird habits or things we won’t admit to doing…so this is just my way of letting my readers know, it’s okay, we are ALL guilty of 90 percent of the same things lol. Don’t be afraid to admit these things anymore, we are all human!

Thanks for reading ladybugs and manbugs! 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Being in a serious relationship in your 20s

Sorry for the silence the past week or so, I just got finished with taking finals last week and trying to work out work schedules and all that, but anyways, I decided to make a post today about having a serious relationship while your in college since one of my last post was about my boyfriend and I.

I don’t know about you, but I have always been told or heard that you shouldn’t settle down early, live your life how you want and do this or this and that before you worry about love and finding who you want to be with. While I think it’s a good idea to take your time with it and don’t settle for just anyone, I don’t think that everyone needs to wait until they are almost 30 to find that special person or to be with them. For some people, they find their special someone a little earlier in life and that’s okay despite what anyone else says.

I believe having a serious relationship at a young age is a good way to learn to “grow up”  in a sense and mature into the person you were meant to be. It teaches you how to be selfless and that the world doesn’t, never has and never will revolve just around you.

I met Chris almost a year ago. We didn’t go immediately into a relationship, we hung out, had fun and got to learn about each other first. We have been together now for 8 amazing months and we still have fun together and we still learn about each other. Being with Chris has taught me a lot about people, love and about myself.

For starters, I have learnt how I should be treated. Chris is very good to me and I thank him for that every time I think about it. He has showed me what it’s like to be with someone who truly cares for you.

With that, he has shown me what it is to truly care for someone other than yourself and to want for that person. To want their happiness over your own. To pray for them more than you pray for yourself. To be selfless!

We have shown one another what its like to have your best friend and lover be the same person. Chris and I have more fun together and do more together than anyone else. We pick what we both want to do, what we both want to eat, what movie to watch, etc. We are the one each other turns to when we have a bad day or when we just need to vent. When we have exciting news, we can’t wait to let each other know. We talk about things a lot of people are embarrassed to talk about in front of their boyfriend or girlfriend. To me, we are literally the definition of best friends and he taught me how to be that way, just as I taught him.

We have shown each other how to share just about everything. We have shared secrets, stories and memories. We share food, time, space and even money here and there. When were out late on weekends, he stays at my house and I let him have my room while I take the couch. If I stay at his brothers house with him, he gives me the bigger couch while he takes the small one. We both pay for things for each other, which because he is a gentleman, he pays for most, but I will talk him into letting me get things here and there too!

We have shown each other what it means to love another person more than yourself. As cliche as it sounds, it’s true! There have been times when he has gone out of his way to do things for me and I have done the same for him.

The key here though isn’t what you do for each other or how much you sacrifice, that’s just part of it. What really matters here is that you figure out who you are because of them. Chris teaches me what I really want from a partner. He teaches me how I should feel, how he should make me feel. He has helped me figure out what I want out of life and has given me part of it. He has helped me cross things off my bucket list here and there. He has shown me what it’s like to be supportive and encouraging.

There is a lot more to Chris and I’s relationship. But I will admit that it is far from perfect. There are plenty of times when we get aggravated or upset or mad with each other and we know that’s natural and it’s okay. Just remember that if in a disagreement, watch your words and instead of screaming at one another, talk it out. If I’m pretty angry I use facial expressions or a different tone in the way I speak instead of yelling.

Anyways, I know that I in no way regret ever having a serious relationship being only 21. I am a better person than I was because of Chris and I have learned a lot over the past few years. I think that having this type of closeness with someone at a young age can be very beneficial because it guides you as you grow and shows you things you can’t see on your own! I know that this is not for everyone, which is okay. I just really wanted to express my opinion and help others see that it’s not bad to know what you want early on. Maybe in a few years when I’m at a different place in life,  I will give an update to see if I still feel this way for all of my readers!

Thanks for reading ladybugs and manbugs 🙂

Merry Christmas!