Thinking Out Loud 8/24

August 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

Haven’t done one of these posts in a hot sec. But I love reading them so I figured why not!

-It’s currently 8:10 A.M. and I’m sitting here writing this with a huge wrap on my foot. If you follow my Instagram (@blissful_lyss29) you know that I sprained the side of my foot yesterday. But it’s all good- because I know it’ll be fine soon. But regardless dealing with pain is not fun! Trying to trust the universe on this one and just take a friggin seat and chilllll.

-I move back to school Sunday morning!! This week has been a bit up and down with anxiety. Change is never easy for me, but it is so necessary. I love challenge because it helps me GROW. So I’m trying to embrace the challenges and changes coming my way instead of hiding from them. I am excited for this semester and to be with my best friends again. I’m definitely looking forward to a change of pace as well.

-I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting too- on this summer and just how much I’ve grown as a human. I really attribute a lot of that growth to my yoga teacher training and becoming a more spiritual person. Maybe I’ll do a post on that? My spiritual awakening? But maybe not. I know posting about that kind of stuff can be a bit tricky so I try to stay away from my views on religion and all.

-What’s happening in the world right now is weighing on my heart. I just have a hard time sitting with it all- but I know that I need to be the change I want to see in the world. So I’m rolling with that.

-I’ve been thinking a lot about future plans post college. I know I want to take a year off before grad school, and I’ve been looking into Peace Corps/ AmeriCorps/ other service programs. There are some service programs that I feel called to do and that excite my heart. Service is very important to me, and thinking about that year off as being a time to help others has made me super excited. But we will see what the future holds!

-I started the book “Gravity” by R.M Drake this week. He is incredible. Highly highly recommend. I’ve been doing a lot of reading so I’ll probably have a post out about some book recommendations for you all!

-And last thing: I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes lately. Quotes are so powerful and I think they can spark so much thought and sometimes inner peace.



How do you cope with change? 

Favorite book lately? 

Have a lovely day!

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  • Reply Stephanie August 24, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Wonderful!!!! You amaze me!

  • Reply Emily August 24, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I do not cope with change very well, but last night we were singing a hymn that said, ‘O thou who changest not abide with me.’ I’m so thankful that Jesus never changes, God never changes, the Holy Spirit doesn’t change, and so I can have complete confidence in Him no matter what.

    Praying for your foot Lyss. Rest well <3

    • Reply Alyssa August 27, 2017 at 2:26 am

      thank you so much em!!

  • Reply Krista August 24, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I like the quote about the ocean. I like to compare myself and my emotions to the ocean in a lot of ways

    • Reply Alyssa August 27, 2017 at 2:23 am

      I do too- I find many similarities to myself and the ocean 🙂

  • Reply Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar August 24, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    I hadn’t heard about your ankle. How frustrating–especially when you’re about to start classes and have to figure your way across campus.
    Hope the start of the new semester goes well. I always had mixed feelings moving back into my schol hall as an undergrad.
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    • Reply Alyssa August 27, 2017 at 2:22 am

      right? such a freak thing. And school brings about a lot of mixed feelings for me. But I’m trying to just ride the waves!

  • Reply Nicole @ Laughing My Abs Off August 24, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Totally relate to the challenge of starting a new college year, the anxiety mixed with the excitement for all that is to come. I’m a rising sophomore, so it’s an interesting mesh of being scared because I remember how tough freshman year was, and being excited because a lot of things seemed to be getting better second semester and I want to see where that will go.
    Fave book lately is definitely It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell. I think everyone should read it. 🙂
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    • Reply Alyssa August 27, 2017 at 2:21 am

      Best of luck to you this year Nicole! I will have to check out that book too <3

  • Reply kat August 24, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Hope your ankle is better for you today girlie. Be sure to take it easy! Maybe a friend can give you a piggy back ride to your classes each day? 😉
    LOVE those quotes. I seriously look up quotes and sayings almost daily – they serve as such great motivation and inspiration!
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    • Reply Alyssa August 27, 2017 at 2:18 am

      haha that would be so so nice. and quotes are the best. they most definitely do serve as good inspiration!

  • Reply Melanie August 25, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    So sorry about your foot! I hope it heals quickly. Good luck moving back to school 🙂 starting a new semester is so exciting! I’m looking forward to hearing more about your plans after college… I’m currently taking a year off and looking into service projects abroad! There are so many great opportunities to serve. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Alyssa! 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa August 27, 2017 at 2:17 am

      thanks Melanie!! best of luck looking for service projects girl- that is so exciting!

  • Reply Sarah August 26, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    I can totally see you doing the Peace Corps or volunteering abroad- you have the biggest heart Lyss.
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    • Reply Alyssa August 27, 2017 at 2:16 am

      sarah that means the world to me- thanks girl!

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law August 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Owww oww owwww to the foot sprain! I hope your move back to school goes super smoothly!

    I love that you have a huge heart for serving others, you are the sweetest!
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    • Reply Alyssa August 27, 2017 at 11:49 am

      thank you SO much love <3 means a lot to me!

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