Insecurities & Loving Yourself

Mix insecurities, rejection, low self-esteem, and low self-confidence all together you have one big mess called the last 4 years of my life. When you have low self- confidence, everything is a struggle. Social settings, work, shopping, you name it and anxiety and fear are written all over it. You feel uncomfortable and uneasy and [...]

What Is A Good Life?

The American culture is one that is driven by materialism and consumerism . The ads, the stores at every corner, and people saying, “You need this in your life!” is over and underwhelming. Overwhelming because if we are not able to get this certain product we are not being successful. It's also underwhelming because it's [...]

Use Your Gifts.

I have been thinking a lot lately on who I really am and who I am supposed to be. Should I go to this job, should I try that job, what if I mess up... Then I end up stopping myself because my heart starts to take over and it starts feeling less safe and [...]

Book Review: Everybody Always By Bob Goff

If you know me, you know Bob Goff is my all time favorite author. His book Love Does is one that I read every year (sometimes twice a year) because it's just that good. Well Everybody Always, is going to be another one of those books I devour over and over again. Love Does is [...]

Beautiful Distractions

I am so glad God is a "come back to me" kind of love. Honestly, I have been so distracted lately, and not in God's presence. With working a full time job and part time job and then working odd jobs.... It's safe to say my mind has been elsewhere, and that's not a good [...]

Love Like Jesus

Loving the way Jesus loves is something that we are taught from the beginning of our journey with Christ. It is something that is imprinted on our hearts and we spend our entire lives trying to do, but heavily struggle with. Loving the way Jesus does used to confuse me. I never really new what [...]

Weekly 5 Minute Devotional: Isaiah 9:2

Hello lovelies!! Ok so I am starting something new for Live Happily Inked! Each week I will be posting a 5 minute devotional video. I have been wanting to do something like this for so long, so now it's happening woo! (It's also filmed with my iPhone so sorry for the quality.) But I decided [...]

I am the Desert. Jesus is the Water.

Rejection is something that scares us all. We all want to be accepted, loved, cared for, and known. We crave these things, and search for them so desperately throughout the world, but nothing ever seems to suffice. We think that if we meet the right person, do the right things, and go after our dreams [...]

Book Review: Big Magic

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert is one of those books you read that keeps you entertained while giving amazing advice. It each page cheers you on, but also slaps you in the face with being real and honest. This book is one that every photographer, artist, musician, movie director, actor, writer, [...]

Waves of Loneliness

Loneliness is something that I have struggled to face all my life. It is something that I faced as a child, all throughout middle school, all throughout high school, and all throughout college. Loneliness has become an old friend of mine that I've come to know and respect. Through my life long friendship with loneliness [...]