Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fall 2017 TV Preview - Shows I'm looking forward to!

Happy Thursday Everyone! Can you believe that we are almost half-way through September? I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that we are officially heading into the holiday season.  In fact, we are already 14 weeks away from Christmas! I am looking forward to the holidays and all of the family and friend time they bring.


One of my favorite parts of Fall is all of the TV shows the come back on our launch! Today I wanted to share the shows I am most looking forward to watching this Fall Season! I did a little post last year around this topic and thought it would be fun to do it again! 

Dancing with the Stars
Premieres Monday September 18th on ABC
This Fall will be the 25th season for Dancing with the Stars and I am super excited.  They have a few of my favorite people on the show - Frankie Muniz and Lindsey Stirling to name a few - and I cannot wait to see them dance!


This is Us
Premieres Tuesday September 26th on NBC
If you have not already started watching This is Us, I would highly recommend this show.  Every episode is a whirlwind of emotions and I am 100% invested in each character.  If you loved Parenthood, I would suggest watching This is Us. 


The Last Man on Earth
Premieres Sunday October 1st on Fox
The Last Man on Earth is one of those shows with which I instantly fell in love.  The combination of silliness, awkwardness and downright stupidity absolutely is right up my alley and I cannot wait to spend time time laughing and cringing at the show.


The Big Bang Theory
Premieres Monday September 25th on CBS
Justin and I started watching this show at the very beginning and I can say that I have enjoyed every.single.episode since it aired years ago.  It is one of those shows that always gives me a good laugh and I look forward to watching it. 


The Good Place
Premieres Wednesday September 20th on NBC
With the plot twist at the end of season one, I cannot wait to see how they run with it! If you are looking for a sarcastic and enjoyable show, I would watch season one, then pick up on season two!

Other shows to watch:


The Good Doctor
Premieres Monday September 25th on ABC
This show caught my eye immediately due to the fact that they are addressing the fact that someone with Autism can do extraordinary things.  I am very much looking forward to watching this show.

The Resident
Premieres --- 
I came across the video for this show and cannot wait! It has Logan from Gilmore Girls and Emily from Revenge so you know it will be good! The only thing I don't know is when the show will be releasing.

The Orville 
Premieres September 10th on Fox 
If you like Family or American Dad, then you are in a treat! Seth McFarlane is acting in a new Star Trek spoof.  I'm not sure if it will be funny or not, but I plan to check it out.



Question of the Day: What shows are you anticipating this Fall?

I'd love to hear from you!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Who I am Hates Who I've been


Music.  It is one of the most power forms of communication that human beings can use to connect with one another.  Music can build someone up, it can change their life, it can help them through a difficult time and so much more.  

Have you ever gone back to your "throwback" music and been so caught off guard by a song that it stopped you dead in your tracks

I personally had one of those moments yesterday while I was driving home from work.  On a whim, I decided that I would throw on some Relient K (the old stuff from early 2000) and reminisce with some of their silly music like Sadie Hawkins Dance.  But while I was letting Spotify jump around through their songs, I was caught completely off guard by the words of one of their songs {which I ironically knew all the words to because I listened to this CD on repeat when I was 16}.  

But for some reason, the words sunk in this time....

Image result for i'm sorry for the person i became

 While I was "happily" moving along with my life, I had become a completely different person and was unaware of that change until one day I completely fell apart.  I was completely overwhelmed by the simplest things, I was making harsh and irrational decisions and to be honest, I was a complete jerk.  At times, even I was shocked at the words coming out of my mouth, but there I was saying them and suffering with the consequences later.  And my actions and words resulted in me pushing away some friends that I love dearly and semi-destroying my friendship with my best friend.  I was going down in a blaze of glory, that was for dang sure.

I had let my anxiety and my depression completely take over my life until one day I could no longer pretend that I was okay and I fell apart.

And let me tell you, when I look back at that time in my life,
who I am now really does hate who I had been.  

But I have to say, I learned a lot during that time.  I learned that I am more resilient than I give my credit for.  I learned that no matter how "grumpy" I get, I have friends and family that will stand by my side and support me.  I learned that there is always things to learn in every circumstance.  And I learned that the only way to learn and grow is to continue pushing forward.

Now, almost three years later, I am back to the "old" me.  Except, I am not 100% the old me.  I am a new/old me that learned a valuable life lesson and grew from it.

The best part? An old friend of mine and I reconnected and she told me that when we got back together she thought, "Oh there you are.  There's my friend that I love and not this thing that she had became."

Sometimes in life we have to go through hardships and lose connections with people in order to "get back" to who we are.  The process is not fun, in fact it is very painful, but once you are on the other side you will be stronger and grateful for the chance to grow and reflect on your life.

And like me, you could hear a song that almost perfectly represents your hardships/your life and reminds you how far you have come.

If you want to listen to the whole song, check it out below.



Question of the Day: What valuable life lessons have you learned over the last few years? 




I'd love to hear from you!

Disclosure: Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. Read my full disclosure policy here.