Friday Fives!

Happy Friday Everyone!

It’s really beautiful in CT today and I kind of feel guilty about enjoying it because I know how many people are suffering from these hurricanes, and fires, and now earthquakes. It breaks my heart for all these people that are struggling, but I hope they know that everyone is thinking of them, and sending all the positive vibes their way, where ever they are. Whatever disaster you’re enduring, stay strong, we’re all thinking of you.

On a lighter note, I really loved doing this Friday Fives thing last week so I HAD to do it again today! Here’s five things I put together from this past week that happened.

  1. I finally watched Avatar. I’m eight years late, but on my day off on Wednesday I found it on demand and had some coffee and watched it. It was really really good! I’m so weird when it comes to movies. I Love them. I love movies so much, but I’m not great about watching them at the same time they come out! My list of movies is absurd. It truly is, but little by little, I’ll get to watch ’em all 💁
  2. Today actually, I was out, doing some shopping and such with my sister and we were at subway grabbing grinders to take to my brothers football game tonight and I witness a random act of kindness that just touched my heart. While in line the lady in front of me, in a wheelchair, ended up being a few dollars short for her salad, as I’m reaching for my wallet, a lady who had been sitting down behind me got up and asked the lady behind the counter how much she was short so she could pay it, at that same time a young guy was getting up to do the exact same thing. The incredibly nice lady didn’t want the customer to know, ( her back was away from us because she was in the wheelchair) so she just handed the money to the girl making the salad and went back to her seat and I’m not sure if the lady in the wheelchair realized what happened, or thought the cashier just let her have it, or used her own money or what, but she was extremely grateful. In the world we live in today we just don’t see things like that. Little random acts of kindness that are done just to simply be nice! It really made my day to see that.
  3. Jana Kramer recently came out with a brand new song called I’ve done love. She’s got an incredible voice, but we haven’t heard but from her lately for unknown reasons to me. but this song man, ITS INCREDIBLE. I have to find out exactly who wrote it because the words cut me deep. I relate to it SO much and I think millions of other people will too. It’s a country song so If you’re into that, give it a listen and honestly even if you’re not, it’s a wicked good song, and like I said the lyrics truly speak to you.
  4. My love for women’s wrestling was ignited this week! I have a few posts up about it, but this week was the Mae Young Classic, and if you’re not a wrestling fan, it was a tournament with 32 women wrestlers from around the world competing for this trophy. I had heard of some of them, I’d been a fan of a couple already but then I found so many incredibly talented ladies from the tournament that made me huge fans, regardless of if they advanced or not. The finales for the tournament are live in Vegas next tuesday and I’m so excited to see who gets the crown. Every woman proved in their matches why they were one of the 32 chosen to be in this, and it was such a huge step for womens wrestling, especially in WWE, to have this tournament in the first place. Really exciting stuff.
  5. And last but not least, I am insanely excited for fall. I have always loved the weather, not too hot, not too cold, and I love most of the decor ( except the clowns, no freaking thank you) and as the weather gets cooler, and the trees start to change and all stores start setting up for it i’m super excited for it. So much so i’m pretty sure I’m going to make an entire blog post about it soon!🎃

And as an added bonus, of something probably a little more interesting to read other than five things that happened this week….

Five quotes I’ve come across this week that really hit me.

  1. From an Instagram post: “Never discredit your gut instinct, you’re not being paranoid. You’re body can pick up vibrations, some better than others, and if something deep inside you says somethings not right about a person or a situation, trust it.”      – I believe in this SO much. Any time I get a bad feeling in my stomach or feel off about something, I’m ALWAYS right. And I’ve learned to tell the different between my instinct telling me something and my anxiety just getting me all riled up!
  2. While Pinterest browsing: ” If I were really, really, ridiculously wealthy, I wouldn’t buy a mansion, Just tiny apartments in every city I love”    – This is EXACTLY what I would do if I could. If you have so much money, why stay in one place when you could have a little piece of home everywhere you love to travel?!
  3. I believe this is from Pinterest too! ” You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously”   – I love this because it’s like saying, I am who I am, and I’m more than okay with that, but there’s always room for improvement, but it doesn’t have to be stressed over.
  4. From one of my new favorite books called “food fight” by Austin Aries. ” To be a little more direct: Take your head out of the sand and eat like you give a damn. Eat like it matters what goes in your body, where it comes from, what it does to your body and what impact your food has on the larger ecosystem of planet earth. The information is out there, if you can be bothered to find it, and then act on it”    – I love this piece from the book because it’s just, like he said, very direct. The book is about his path as a professional wrestler and as a vegan. As a plant based eater myself, this quote really speaks to me, but like he goes on to say in the book, even if I wasn’t, that paragraph is still incredibly important. We have to take care of our bodies and pay attention to what we’re fueling it with. It takes a little bit of thought but it’s always worth it and your body will thank you.
  5. And last but not least, this one is from the GreenPeaceUSA instagram page. “There is no environment “out there” separate from us. The environment is embedded in us. We are as much a part of our surroundings as the trees, and birds and fish, the sky, water and rocks.” written by David Suzuki.      – This one hits me because of how much I believe in this statement. To me there isn’t anything better than the wind blowing in my face, or the rain hitting me, or my toes in the sand, or hearing the trees sway. Hearing the crickets at night or the birds in the morning. Those things matter to me, they make me smile, they mean something to me, even when others might think I’m nuts 😏

Well that’s all for this week!

Until next time. ✌


Published by missraee

I’m the girl who is as passionate about the environment as she is about wrestling. I’m the girl who eats plant-based snacks while screaming at the TV during football. I’m the girl who would rather sit and read a book than go out to a party. I’m the girl that feels most herself when she’s out in nature. I’m the girl who loves to get engulfed in a good TV series. I’m the girl who’s in love with superhero movies as much as she is chick flicks. I’m the girl who uses music to escape, I’m the girl that lives with anxiety every single day, but is always fighting. I believe that climate change is real, I believe in protecting the environment and all animals, domestic and wild. I believe that my vegetarian diet makes a difference in the world. I believe that a pencil can change the world. If any single bit of the above speaks to you, you've come to the right place. I'm still getting the hang of this blog thing, so bear with me. If I'm not blogging, you can find me on twitter at @amandaraee_x3 go follow and say hey :)

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