thanks are in order

Thursday, November 24, 2016

I just wanted to take a minute to express some gratitude for the amazing people in my life. I am so thankful for each and everyone of you.

To God:
Thank you for being an awesome Father and for showing me the way. I know you have great plans for me and I am so glad this blog, my book, and my future cafe are a part of them. I can't wait to see what you have planned for me. Thank you for always being around when I need you.

To my viewers:
This blog wouldn't exist without you. Thank you for making my dreams come true with this blog and for sticking by me through thick and thin. I wouldn't be where I am without your support! We're approaching the two year anniversary of my blog, which just makes me so giddy! And whether you've been here all along or you're new, you're so important to me. Thank you so much for being the best!

To my family:
Wow, where do I even begin? Whether you're my parents, brother, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, or friends who are basically family; I am beyond thankful for you. I can't believe you love me enough to always put up with me! Thank you so much for your undying love and amazing support. Yet again, I wouldn't be where I am without all of you!

To my friends: 
Whether I met you this year at college or I've known you for years, you have made a lasting impact on my life. I know that we will be lifelong friends and I can't wait for that. I can't wait for the jokes, game nights, and jam sessions that await us. Thank you for being you and for being the greatest friends I could ever ask for. Absolutely amazing!

To my dog:
Even though you're evil, I love you. God bless dogs! (Also got allergy tested and I'm not allergic to dogs so that's a win!)

To you (just a personal note to anyone reading):
I would imagine that you fit in one of the categories above, but still, I am thankful for you.

That being said, I am very grateful (look I changed it up, I didn't say thankful) for everyone! Happy Thanksgiving, now go eat some turkey and pecan pie!

xoxo, Aubs

excerpt from my journal no. 33

Sunday, November 20, 2016

hi guys! I have posted so much this week, I guess I'm making up for lost time. Today (yesterday by the time I post this) has honestly been so great. I went to Madcap Coffee with my friends and drank a beautiful Cafe Miel with almond milk (delizioso!!). I have also been listening to The Icarus Account again. Again, meaning I do this a lot. I go through these times in my life where their music just gets me and right now is one of those times. If you haven't heard them before, you really should listen to them!

Anyways, lets get to the point Aubrey! This is a journal excerpt, a place where I share my thoughts, feelings, poems, etc. If you're new, you can check out past journal excerpts and/or read some of my poetry. That being said, here is a piece I wrote back in April.

i've been single for three years and honestly i'm okay with that, i mean i like being strong on my own and independent, but that doesn't mean i don't want someone that compliments me. that doesn't mean i don't want to be loved and that sometimes i don't want to cuddle or be needy for once in my life. for once i want to feel weak in the knees, i want to feel like i need someone to survive. i want to feel love. 

Welp. I am always very critical of my writing because I never think it's any good, but I really like this piece. This piece just portrays the way I was feeling at that point in my life. I now know that God has been sparing me from heartbreak and I'm good with that! I know God has amazing plans for me, and I am not worried about it.

"May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed." Psalm 20:4

(peace love frida khalo)

xoxo, Aubs

Lord have mercy on my rough and rowdy ways

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Proud of ya'll if you know where I got the title to this post from! And for you butt heads who don't know where I got it from, go on Spotify and look up "Down in the Valley" by The Head and The Heart! Okay, but maybe you should just listen to that song while you read this post!

Anyways, this week has been rough to say the least. I have had this nasty cough for a little over a week and it has really been messing with my asthma. I haven't been sleeping well because I am up coughing or wheezing, super fun! I also had two papers I had to write this week so my stress has been out of the roof. But today, I felt good and happy so I put on a cute little outfit and had Amy take photos of me.

Oh exciting things are coming soon, like my birthday and Thanksgiving break and being reunited with Boo and being reunited with Amanda! Who is excited? ME! That's who! Okay I literally don't have a clue where I am going with this blog post, but that is just okay!

I know I am being super random, which is pretty normal if you've been reading my blog for a long time! But I made this really great autumn acoustics playlist and I really wanna share it with you, it just seems to fit with this post! But also autumn is my favorite season and it just kills me that it's almost over! :(

You should also follow me on Spotify because I like to post really good playlists (sorry, I know I don't normally tell ya'll to do things)

Okay I am going to end this post before it gets super awkward and random, I love you all!

xoxo, Aubs

giving thanks

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

I am starting this new thing, where I am going to write a thank you note to someone important to me everyday up until Thanksgiving (Maybe Christmas, haven't decided yet). I just want to show the people in my life how thankful I am and how much I love them. I encourage you to do the same.

These thank you notes can be just about anything: a little sticky note, a thank you card, a sweet text, or a social media post. I wanted to do something special for two very special people in my life, my parents. These two are freaking amazing and wonderful, I don't know how I got so lucky to have them.

Dear Mom and Dad,

Oh my gosh I love you both so much and I am so thankful for you both. I am so grateful for the way that you raised me, for showing me unconditional love no matter what. I am so glad that you raised me to know Jesus and to know that he loves me more than both of you combined. You both raised me to be independent and to do everything for myself. You raised me to be compassionate and caring for others. You raised me to know how I should be treated and to never settle for anything less. I appreciate you, mom for cooking with me and listening to me complain about everything (blame dad that I inherited the complainer gene). I appreciate you, dad for watching Blue Bloods with me and for telling me to get a cough drop ever single time I cough. Mom and Dad, I am so grateful for all that you do. I love you both more! (Let me win okay! Don't ya'll dare say it's not possible because I will drive home and yell at you both! Let me win something okay!)

love, your freaking amazing and wonderful daughter

See how easy that is? It's so simple to say thank you and show how much you love a person or people. Try it out!

xoxo, Aubrey

excerpt from my journal no. 32

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

In preparing for this election I actually wrote a little something about politics, I promise it won't be too boring! Just read it!

I always dreamt of the day that I would stand on a stage with my friends and family surrounding me, I would speak into the microphone and say, "My name is Aubrey Sochacki and I am running for president!" 

I was 7 years old when I picked up my mom's book, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I didn't exactly understand the book at the time, but I knew I liked it. I knew I loved it actually. Ayn Rand wrote from the heart, from the mind of an objectivist. Ayn Rand helped me become the woman I am today. Ayn Rand opened up my eyes to this world and the government. She sparked my love for the libertarian movement, objectivism, and capitalism. Because of Ayn Rand (and my parents of course), I have learned to be a free thinker. I don't always agree with my party and I don't always vote my party. As a free thinker, I have realized that so many are sucked into their party affiliation and just go along with whatever they have to say, which is so dangerous. Because of Ayn Rand, I no longer want to run for president, but I still want to make America better. I still want to speak my word, speak up for what I believe is right. I want less government control, I want corporatism to die out, I want a free market economy, I want actual freedom, I want America to be run by it's people not by career politicians. I want Aubrey's America, not Trump or Clinton's America. I want America to be great again, I want America to be strong again. That being said, open up your mind! Realize what is happening to this country! We're so divided right now, when we need to be standing together!

That all being said, read Atlas Shrugged because it's amazing and exercise your right to vote! May God bless everyone and this country!

xoxo, Aubs
(Aubs for president? Someday, maybe)

donut worry, be happy

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Happy Sunday! Isn't God so good? All the time? Even through the pain and anxiety we experience, we can still feel joy in our hearts because Jesus has rescued us! Anyways, I found a church to call home on this side of the state. Crossroads Bible Church is where God wants me, where He needs me to be and I am so excited! Jesus is so so good!

I am feeling so blessed by God, not only for showing me a community to belong to, but also for the friends I have made! My wonderful dorm family and I had a bonding experience this weekend, we went to the cider mill! I had such a great time and I was just reminded of how blessed I am to have them. I also was reminded of how good cider and donuts are.

Aren't my friends the cutest human beings ever? I am so thankful for them! 

Okay guys, I am going to try and post a journal excerpt this week! Hopefully, I can get those creative juices flowing! But until then, have a great week! 

xoxo, Aubs