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Welcome to my little corner of the internet!!
I'm Kallie- a moment capturer, dollar spot obsessed, teenage blogger. Documenting special moments is my passion. Oh and 96% of the time I have a camera in my hand. You can read more about me here.
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Dear Rain, I love you



Its been so fun having this cooler weather these past few days! I love cardigans and boots and all the fun things that come with Fall. I have always loved Fall and this year, this season is extra special because, Tyler and I are getting MARRIED in the Fall. Wait.... Have I don't a blog post about the engagement? oops. I will fill you in SOON. So many posts, so little time!!

Here is to a new Season. May it bring you, happiness and love.

..and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies... everyones gotta have those!



Confession: I am embarrassed to wear a swimsuit in public


The other day I posted on Instagram about swimsuit confidence. I got pretty deep and since this blog is a lot like a journal for me I thought I’d post it here. 


Running through the fountains of the splash pad worrying that my legs are jiggling. Thinking everyone is looking at my cellulite on the back of my thighs. Wondering if my bum is more out of the suit than in it. .
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Lately I have tried to make an honest effort to not think those things and just be... be in the moment. You don't realize how hard it is until you take off your swimsuit cover up and you see all of these people around you with "perfect" bodies. .
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Here's what I have to think.. as long as I am trying to be healthy and Im working on my body, how could I have the audacity to, I guess the right word is bash my hard work AND the body god gave me? If I'm doing good things for my body like exercising and eating right I should not be self conscious. So much easier said than done right? .
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Well, here's to being confident. To taking of the swimsuit coverup happy and to run and play in the fountains with Halle. I can do this. You can too. Our bodies are a gift and here's to honoring that 🎉💗 #loveeveryBODY

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One of my all time favorite companies has these super cute bangle bracelets that have their company name on them, "Be Bona Fide."  It means to be real and genuine. So here I am, in a swimsuit feeling very self conscious but being REAL. I love their passion behind this marvelous company and you should definitely check them out. They are amazing. 




A lot of you know that my main goal and focus on my Instagram and blog is to promote self love. Well, as I put my personal feelings out there about MY body, I hope it can help you in some way. 

I love getting emails about this subject. If you want to talk about it, let me know! Id love to hear from you! kallie.cooper4@gmail.com!
HUGS!

Kal


I'm on a medication -- My Anxiety Medication Story







I have experienced my life with and with out. 
I have heard the pros and cons. 
I have witnessed those close to me, talk about this little thing that has changed my life in a demeaning and hurtful way. Little do they know, this little piece of science is not only, the one thing that has made me, Me but is something I am grateful for everyday. 

The truth?

They don't understand. They don't get it. They have never experienced it so why would they? Okay, maybe that’s not the best thing to say..maybe they have experienced it.. we don’t know that. But, maybe they don’t understand the importance, I guess you could say, of the medication. 

I went to a doctor for my anxiety almost two years ago. I was afraid to. Maybe it was just because, I didn't know what I had was actual anxiety and not just me being homesick..but I was afraid that the doctor will make me feel like my problem is not an actual problem. I was afraid she would tell me I am just getting ‘homesick’. 
There were some people in my life that mentioned to me, maybe getting on a medication would help. I didn’t think it would help. In fact, I thought it would classify me as crazy. I didn’t know if it was going to do the opposite and make it worse or actually help. 

Well, I went into the doctor and she prescribed me Fluoxetine. My doses started out small and then we worked our way up. My appetite went away. I got constipated. TMI I know, I just want to be honest in case one of your are considering getting on a medicine. After about a week, those symptoms were gone and I was feeling good. I didn’t notice a huge difference in my anxiety for awhile. Not until I got into some situations where usually my anxiety would flare up. 

After about a couple months, I noticed a huge difference. I noticed I wasn’t nervous to sleep somewhere else. I wasn’t anxious to be away from my home. I wasn't anxious to speak in front of people, I actually was excited. 


Now, Im not saying in a drop of a hat a magic pill zapped away my anxiety because that is definitely not the case. It took time. My anxiety is still here. I still deal with it everyday but now, my body is stronger and can get through the anxiety better and faster.