Today's the day! Two years ago, I exchanged "I Do's" with the love of my life. It really has been a quick two years, but I feel like I've learned so much from them. So, in celebration of my two-year wedding anniversary, I wanted to share a few things I've learned. They aren't ground-breaking by any means!
I also want to show you how we celebrated this past weekend!
1. YOU'RE GOING TO FIGHT, AND THAT'S OK
Either way, arguing can actually build up your relationship. DO NOT go tell your partner I wanted you guys to get in a fight. No! Avoid it if you can. But if it leads to an improvement in your relationship, a few hours of talking and a few tears aren't bad!
2. YOUR MAMA DIDN'T RAISE YOUR PARTNER
3. GET A HOBBY TO STOP DRIVING EACH OTHER CRAZY
4. SUPPORT IS CRUCIAL FOR A HAPPY MARRIAGE
5. YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM CAN HURT YOUR PARTNER
6. BE BEST FRIENDS FIRST
HOW WE CELEBRATED
On Friday, I got off of work early. He didn't have to work. We went to Downtown Fayetteville, N.C. and visited Circa 1800 for lunch. He got a chicken sandwich topped with bacon and pulled pork, and I got a blackened chicken wrap! Afterward, we went next door to the new Caruso's Confections for a piece of three-layer chocolate mousse cake.
On Saturday, we had brunch at Metro Diner in Fayetteville, N.C. before heading up to Raleigh for an improv comedy show with ComedyWorks. We also visited our friend Lauren and her husband Aaron for a bit before heading home.
Since tonight is our official anniversary, we have a small chocolate cake to enjoy with one another!
Now more than ever, families and friends are torn apart by differing beliefs, be them political, religious, or ideological.
For some people, their beliefs did more than ruin familial relationships. Some paid with their jobs, their freedom, or even their lives. Keep reading to check out a is list of five (or more) people who were punished to the max for their beliefs.
1. NELSON MANDELA
2. AUNG SAN SUU KYI
3. DALTON TRUMBO
By 1947, the U.S. government had formed the House Committee on Un-American Activities, which quizzed members of the film industry about their ties to the communist party. Some refused to answer, including Trumbo. They became the Hollywood 10. After serving time in prison for contempt, Trumbo and the others were blacklisted. He wrote under pseudonyms and the names of fellow writer friends. He wasn't recognized for his work until a few years before he died.
Best way to learn more: See Trumbo at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre from now until March 17. Purchase your tickets online at CFRT.org!
4. MOST PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
- Rosa Parks (Pictured): Refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a bus. Was threatned with violence.
- Rev. George Lee: One of the first African American to register to vote in Humphreys County. He used his platform at church to encourage his congregation to register to vote. White officials of the time offered him protection if he stopped his campaigning, but he declined the offer and was killed.
- Viola Gregg Liuzzo: A white woman who was transporting marchers from different parts of Alabama to join the now-famous Selma marches. She was shot and killed by a Klansman in a passing car.
5. JESUS AND HIS APOSTLES
- Peter: crucified upside down at his request because he felt unworthy to die in the same manner as Christ.
- Paul: Beheaded.
- Andrew: Crucified.
- Stephen: Stoned to death.
- Thomas: Speared by four soldiers.
- Matthias: Burned alive.
-Matthew: Stabbed to death in Ethiopia.
- James: Clubbed to death.
Best way to learn more: Passion of the Christ movie.
Happy International Women’s Day! I wanted to take today’s blog post and make it all about some of the women of the world who are my inspirations. This isn’t my idea. I actually saw this on a recent blog post I read and commented on, and also on a post from Marie Claire magazine.
Please go check out the original post from Hannah Mary! She posted about her most inspirational women television characters. Check it out here: https://hanmwill.com/inspiring-women-tv-edition.
Today, I want to focus on some of the women who inspire me, real or fictional, from the last 100 years.
1910 - WINIFRED BANKS, FICTIONAL CHARACTER
1920 – HELEN KELLER, DISABILITY ACTIVIST
1930 – ZORA NEALE HURSTON, WRITER
1940 – ANNE FRANK & MIEP GIES, WWII ICONS
1950 - ROSA PARKS, CIVIL RIGHTS ICON
1960 – SKEETER PHELAN, FICTIONAL CHARACTER
1970 – GLORIA STEINEM, JOURNALIST
1980 – MATILDA, FICTIONAL CHARACTER
1990 - SELENA QUINTANILLA, SINGER/WRITER
2000 – J.K ROWLING, AUTHOR
PRESENT - SUSAN ISAAC, MOTHER
LEGAL: All images were taken from Google's "Free to use or share, even commercially," filter. The last picture is one of my mother, which she does not mind me using. The first picture is taken from Giphy.
It seems like it's been a while since I've made a post on my favorite things. February has been such a busy month for me, both professionally and personally. But at the risk of babbling on about random things, let's get into this favorites post:
STRAWBERRY GUAVA DIET COKE | $3.50/8 CT.
ILLUMINATOR/HIGHLIGHTER | $8.99
THESE CUPS | $5 EACH
DOVE OXYGEN MOISTURE CONDITIONER | $3.98
POP-UP PHOTO CUBE | $14.89
WUNDERLIST APP | FREE
FAVORITE YOUTUBER | SAFIYA NYGAARD
I think Safiya's videos popped up in my recommended, and I decided to check out her channel. I got so addicted. I think it's because she reminds me a lot of my college roommate, Emory.
Safiye is quirky and funny, and you'll love watching her do various lifestyle and fashion videos with her now fiancé Tyler. Check out her channel and let her know I sent you!