Hurting People Hurt People.

Have you ever been so angry that it seems like nothing can calm you down?  It doesn’t matter what anyone says, nothing can provide relief to the intense rage filling up inside of you.  I had a situation happen recently that really tested me y’all, I mean REALLY tested me.  About two weeks ago at my church, my Pastor delivered a message titled ‘Dealing with Difficult People’.  It was such a good message, but honestly one at the time that I hadn’t really fully experienced.  I generally hate confrontation, hate arguing with people, and really do just want to get along with everyone.  I’ve also been fortunate where I generally haven’t had to deal with anyone who has persecuted me, been ugly to me, or just out right mean.  So while it was a great message, I didn’t think it was something I could put to use, until recently.

This week, I experienced a situation where someone said something derogatory and just plain out ugly about me.  It was a situation where I walked in and heard it being said about me.  I was shocked at first honestly, ‘wait, what?’, I thought to myself.  To me it came out of left field.  This was coming from a person who knew nothing about me, didn’t know me personally, but yet felt so freely to say such a disrespectful and ignorant thing about me.  So, after the initial shock, then came the anger.  I was angry.  Beyond angry y’all.  From the anger, then came sadness.  Eventually, that sadness turned into hurt.  From there, the anger returned and remained.  Typically, when something pisses me off or hurts me, I get over it fairly quickly as I hate confrontation.  But this was a different story.  Y’all I went to bed that night mad and woke up the next morning still mad.  You couldn’t tell me nothing.  I was reminded numerous times that I am a Christian, the message about loving difficult people, turning the other cheek, and all the other stuff I’ve been taught my entire life.  However, when it was time for me to show up, I responded with, “Nope, can’t do it, won’t do it, I don’t care.”  I rolled my eyes so many times to those reminders, I’m surprised I can see straight today.  That’s how angry and stubborn I was being.  “Are you kidding me right now?  Pray for this girl?  Forgive this girl?  You must be out your mind.  She owes me an apology.

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Navigating My Season of Transition

Oh hey y’all!  It’s me, Cassie!  You know the girl who has been MIA from this blog for the past 5 months…. or maybe it would make sense at this point if you didn’t know who this girl was from this blog.  Either way, I’m back!  But not only am I back, I’m writing this post from my hotel room all the way in Switzerland!! Far from home, across the world, and I happened to look back at my blog today and read my last post (not the outfits, the expectations post) and inspired myself to write a post.  Honestly, since I got here in Switzerland, I’ve had a lot on my mind and a blog post has been brewing in my head.  A post about what I’ve been going through, where I’m at in life currently, and just what I’ve learned.  Because let me tell y’all, a lot has changed since May.  A lot has changed in my life in general since the beginning of the year.  At the beginning of the year I felt the Lord telling me how 2018 was going to be a Challenging year.  Maybe challenging is not the best word to describe it.  More like a year that I was really going to have to lean on the Lord and trust Him in some of life’s challenging moments.  On October 7th, 2018 I can confirm that has been pretty darn accurate.  I plan on sharing these things and my struggles, because once again if sharing my life can help or encourage just one person, then this blog is all worth it.  Mission accomplished.

One big thing I want to share briefly is that I am now in a relationship!!!  She got a boyfrand y’all!!!

Finally. About. Dang. Time.

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Cruise 2018 Vlog

I used to go on cruises with my best friend and her family almost every summer after high school and throughout college.  We would have so much fun and made so many memories together.  Well, it was only fitting that we plan our own “single girls” trip recently since we are all grown now. 😉  Here’s the highlights from our trip!!

Some random/funny facts about our trip:
  • The weather was cloudy the entire trip. We literally only got 2 hours of sunlight on one day and that was it the entire vacation!
  • Although we went to the Bahamas, with the weather acting like it was, we called the trip our “Alaskan Cruise”.
  • Ashley and I made more friends with the crew than with other guests on the ship.
  • We are pros at the Cupid Shuffle, Wobble, Cha Cha Slide, and now the biker shuffle.
  • The boat we went on was the Carnival Elation and docked out of Jacksonville, Florida.
  • The Carnival Elation is a smaller ship and the port at Jacksonville was basically a Warehouse.

When you get a tattoo, but don’t handle it like a boss…

Fun Fact about me:  I can be a little dramatic/extra sometimes.  Okay, maybe a lot of the time.  But one thing is sure, I always make myself laugh.  A lot of those times I’m laughing at myself.

A year ago, I got a tattoo and recorded my reaction. And I’m so glad I did because it was too funny with how ridiculous I was acting.


Final Product:

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Back Story behind the tattoo:

  • I know, I know. All that commotion for a little tattoo the size of a peanut M&M.  Hey, in my defense it had been a while since my last tattoo and I don’t deal with pain well.
  • This was actually my second tattoo I got (surprise Dad!).  It’s a lot smaller than my first and in a better location (less painful). However, you probably couldn’t tell that from my reaction.
  • I love crosses, love Jesus, and had been wanting to get a small cross on my foot for a while. Shoutout to Pinterest, where I got the inspiration.
  • I went with my best friend Ashley to get this tattoo, and she is the one who I told to “hold my hand”.  
  • I went to the same place where I got my first tattoo, but once again didn’t plan or schedule an appointment. I just showed up after dinner one Saturday evening and was like ‘hey can I get tatted up?’
  • I’m a believer in, “If you can’t laugh at yourself, what can you laugh at?”