Thank You Letters are Important!

Thank You Letters are Important!

Thank you letters are important. My parents made me write them growing up. Often they were scribbled misspelled “thank yous” on a card sent to the grandparents after Christmas and birthdays. When I got older, it was suggested I write thank you letters and cards but I almost always forgot to, felt guilty when I thought it was too late (it’s never too late BTW) and eventually got over it. I lost track of writing thank you letters, even though I have always loved sending and receiving mail. My grandmother once told me that she stopped sending certain family members money and gifts because Continue reading “Thank You Letters are Important!”

Welcome To Brette’s Bliss

Welcome To Brette’s Bliss

You may have noticed I am not longer using a Wix site. I realized that I wanted to get serious about blogging and I knew that I couldn’t do that with Wix that way I Could with WordPress.

All my content not linked to the previous website is here (and with updated images!)

I will continue to work on this site and add more features as needed, but right now it has everything it it needs to function in the current moment.

Thank you for keeping up with me while I figure out blogging as well as where and how I want to do it!

Why I quit Cheer leading, and Why I Don’t Want My Children to be Cheerleaders

Why I quit Cheer leading, and Why I Don’t Want My Children to be Cheerleaders

I was a cheerleader in middle school and  High School. I was even a captain my sophomore, junior, and senior years. I cheered for five years, was a co captain for two, and head captain for one. I lived for cheerleading. It was my life and my identity. My teammates were my people

Cheer leading was one of the Continue reading “Why I quit Cheer leading, and Why I Don’t Want My Children to be Cheerleaders”

I Will Never Pass Up A Selfie

I Will Never Pass Up A Selfie

I didn’t have a smart phone until after I graduated high school. The cell phone I had was $30 from target and I didn’t use it much (we didn’t have cell service at my family home). I always had a camera with me, but that tiny thing was never turned around and aimed at me. I used to only be behind the camera. Now I fully embrace selfies and love them, even if I look crusty next to my friends. There is no reason to hate selfies simply because they are selfies. They are self-portraits in an age where anyone can take them. Why do we continue to shame people for loving themselves, or at least trying to? Selfies are a personal practice, no matter who else sees them. I personally consider it an act of self-love, and love for friends and family.

In high school, my friends had smartphones and took loads of selfies. Sometimes I was in them, but for the most part, I wasn’t. I could only take selfies on their phones if they initiated, so I felt the need to boycott selfies altogether and Continue reading “I Will Never Pass Up A Selfie”