Tuesday, September 30, 2014

You're How Old?

When I started interning at Lighthouse, no one knew me, my age, or my story.  7 months later they know me, they know I am "only" 23, and they know a lot of my story.  The biggest deal to most others though is my age.  Many cannot get over that I am only 23 years old counseling women who are almost all older if not twice my age.

I remember when some of the women first found out how old I was.  One of my clients was talking about how the following Saturday was her birthday and she was excited to celebrate.  Well lo and behold the following Saturday was my birthday too! And of course I had to tell her this!

When I told her that we shared a birthday the next logical question was "how old will you be turning?"  Her answer: 28.  My answer: 23.  I said it as quietly as possible, scared to admit to them how young I was.  To say they were shocked is an understatement.

I was always worried about telling them because I didn't want them to think I was too inexperienced, too naive, too young, or just not good enough.  They all thought I was mid to late twenties before they heard this. 

Fortunately, my age has never been a problem with any of the women.  They have gotten to know me, how I work, and have come to love me for me.  Which I could not be more grateful for.  To them it doesn't matter how old I am.  What matters is that I am there for them, there to love them, and there to help in any way possible.

Tuesdays I help facilitate a group there with a couple of other women, who happen to be at least old enough to be my mother.  This week we started a class on grief.  Which is extremely hard for anyone, but extra hard for these women.

It was left up to me to open the group and lead the session.  I am use to this and just did what I thought was appropriate for the group.  I tried to show compassion and understanding for the heaviness of the topic.  I related to them and told them about some of my own grief.  And I emphasized to them the power of having God on our side during the grieving process.

When all was said and done one of the other leaders, who I only work with in this group, came up to me and asked me how old I was.  I meekly said "23".  She gave me hug, told me how amazed she is by my insights and maturity, and thanked me for being there for the women.  Yes she was surprised by my age, but that did not stop her from noticing and complimenting my work.

This warmed my heart to no end.  It is always great to hear that I am doing a good job at work that means the most to me.  I am thankful for her and everyone else who has lifted me up with kind words of affirmation on my work.  Receiving these words get me through my day and push me to keep working hard.  So thank you to anyone and everyone who has affirmed me in my journey to becoming a counselor.

Monday, September 29, 2014

When The Blog World Becomes Real World

If you have blog, then you know the kind of relationships that can be built over the internets.  A year or two ago I ran across Rissa's blog and just loved what I saw.  She was cute, sarcastic, and I just knew we would become best of friends.  And we did just that.

Starting January of this year, the two of us have had monthly Skype dates to catch up on life and hold each other accountable for our goals.  I have LOVED and looked forward to those little chats each month. 

The two of us definitely bonded over our love for Harry Potter.  I happen to live in the great state that houses Harry Potter World.  And one month Rissa started talking about how much she wanted to go and I told her all she had to do was come visit.  One thing led to another and we started planning her trip out here!

So this Thursday, October 2, 2014, we will offcialy be meeting IN PERSON!!!! Nate I promise I am not going to catfish your wife as long as yall promise not to catfish me:)

Of course the number one thing we will be doing is spending two days at Harry Potter World!  We will also be hanging out, having fires in the fire pit if it ever cools down here in Florida, and having the best time ever together.  I just know we are going to get along perfectly and I cannot wait for that!

So be prepared to be social media overloaded this weekend when she gets here!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Online Dating: The First Step

Last week I wrote about how I was thinking about online dating.  And then I got an overall YES from people that I should do it.  Many cautioned me about being safe, but that they had had a good experience and thought I should give it a try.  Even my whole family was on board with it.

So this weekend while I was in Macon with my sister, I signed up for Christian Mingle.  And even though it has only been a few days, I thought I would share my experience for far.  Online dating has definitely become more of a common way for people to date, I feel as though there is still some kind of stigma against it.  While many have said they met their spouse/significant other online, the experience isn't always shared.  So of course, I decided I must share mine.

First off, I hate it when I have to answer the question: Tell us about yourself.  Even my "About Me' page on here has always been hard for me to write.  I never know what to say.  And this time I am trying to say something to convince someone to date me? Yeah no.  Pretty sure I asked Mattie 467 times what to write in that space.

Do you write a lot?  Or only enough to get their attention? Do I explain all my hobbies?  Do I even have a hobby?  What about the blog?  Do I say I have one and then have them creeping up one me?  ( that was a definite no).  

I finally got something out and then had to answer 5384956 more questions.  I found out what color I was (blue) but do not ask me what that means.  It has something to do with matching you with others. I would associate it with a personality type assessment.  

After filling out everything they needed to know to match me to people, I finally got to start looking.  And others could look at my profile.   Friends, there are some interesting people out there on the internet trying to find love.  

Many of my "matches" did not come anywhere close to what I was looking for.  Just because I know you may be wondering "what is Mosby looking for?"  here is the basics that can automatically give you a yes (or a no)

1. Educated.  I want someone who has a college education.  It is very important to me to that they are as motivated as I am in their career.  It has nothing to do with money, as much as having someone on the same level as me.

2.  Height.  Above 5'8'' please.  I am right at 5'7'' and I like to wear heels when I can.  Simply put, I just like taller guys.

3.  How often they attend church.  We can already assume since they are on Christian Mingle that they are a Christian.  But attending church on occasion?   Not for me. I want someone who goes to church weekly and puts God first in their life.

4.  Attractive.  I'm just being honest, if there isn't a physical attraction there then I move on.  (Also guys have NO CLUE how to take pictures of themselves.  I have seen more up the nose pictures of guys then I ever care to see)

I decided when I went into this I was going to be as picky as I wanted to be.  I am not going to settle and if it isn't there for me with one guy, then I am moving on.  I am not on there just to date for the sake of dating.  This is all a pretty big deal to me.

So the next big question I bet you all are asking?  "Have you met anyone yet?"  As of Tuesday night (when I wrote this post) I had not met anyone.  Several guys have shown an interest (all the creepy ones....go me go!) and I have shown an interest in a couple.  But nothing else besides that.  I'm not talking to anyone and I have no plans for a date in the short future. 

I completely realize that it has been less than a week, so no I was not thinking I would have met and married anyone by now.  I just thought I would give a little update to this new part of my life.  I have no idea what is going to come of this, but you never know what will happen when you put yourself out there!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My Favorite Question

This past weekend I headed up to Macon to go help Mattie with her broken foot.  She is now in a hard cast, can't have her dog, can't cook, and can't clean.  So what's a sister to do but take her dog for a visit, cook some meals, and vacuum dog hair from places I didn't even know could collect dog hair. 

One of the reasons I was also excited to go up there was to meet Mattie's friends that I have heard so much about.  Fortunately for her I did not meet one I did not like!  When you meet new people though, there is one question that is ALWAYS asked.  

What do you do?

Recently this has become one of my most favorite questions to be asked.  Now I know what you are thinking... "wow is Mosby conceited or what?".  And while I do like to talk about myself (that is why I have a blog) the main reason I love the question?  I am in LOVE with what I am doing with my life.

I love being a counselor.  And not only that I love where I work.  And when you ask me what I do, then I get to talk about Lighthouse Ministries and share what amazing things happen there.  I love each and every woman and child I work with.  I feel beyond blessed to be loving what I do.

Another reason I love it when someone asks me that question?  When I tell them they almost always ask me if I am psychoanalyzing them.  The honest truth?  Yeah more than likely I am.  I listen and watch how people interact with one another.  Will I ever say anything?  Not unless you ask and really want to know. (Also yes I know I do not always know what I am talking about and I always make a point of saying it is an assumption and I would have to spend a whole lot more time with someone to really make comments)

At the end of the day, I know that I am beyond lucky to love what I am doing.  Not many people get to say that about their job.  I know that I am in the right field and doing exactly what God has called me to do.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Judgement: Whose Job Is It?

I hate it when someone who probably barely knows me judges me wrongly.  I hate it even more when someone who says they love me judges me without really knowing what is going on.  But I also know that I am more than guilty of judging someone else in both of those situations.\

Lately I have felt a lot of judgement coming my way.  It hurts my heart a lot when I find out someone is judging my life when they really have no idea what it is like or what is going on.  It has happened with close friends and peers who barely know me.  I have really been torn up about this lately.

All of this raises the question within me of "Whose job is it really to judge?".  At the end of the day I know that it is not my job or your job or your Dad's job.  It is God's job to do the judging.  So why do we do it now and why do we let it stress us out?

Most of us have heard/read the verse in Matthew 7:3-5
 "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." 

Instead of focusing on our brothers mistakes and life, we all need to be reflecting on our own lives and what we are doing. We should first take a look into our own lives before we even attempt to look into someone else's.  Not always the easy thing to do, but the right thing to do.

A constant prayer of mine is for forgiveness for judging someone (like I said I am very guilty of this) and for God to work on my heart and help me to be more aware of it and cease to do it.  Instead of judging someone who has hurt me I pray for them (the hardest thing to do) which creates a peace within me I would not know if I chose to judge.

If we have heard this once, we have heard it a million times: you never really know a person till you walk a mile in their shoes.  Hardest lesson to learn, yet the most important one I have been taught and try to implement in my own life.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

To Online Date or To Not Online Date?

Earlier this year I was over at my parents house having dinner when my Dad told me that I should consider using Christian Mingle.  I was a little shocked to say the least and thought for a second he was kidding.  He wasn't.  He suggested it for my sister as well.  And well she took his advice, found a nice guy, and now they are practically married.

About 8 months later and about 5 months after my sister joined and met her boyfriend the thought has popped back into my mind.  Should I online date or not?

Now here me out friends.  I am 23 years old so it is not like I am desperately needing to get married so I can have kids before my clock runs out.  But being in grad school and working all the time when and where am I going to meet someone?

There is a part of me that really longs to have someone who loves me and wants to spend time with me.  Life gets a little lonely at night when it's just Brutus and I.  He doesn't exactly have much to add to the conversation.   

But at the same time do I have the time for another person?  Do I have the energy to put into dating someone?  Am I ready to put myself out there?

I don't know.  So this is when I come to you my lovely blog friends.  Have you ever online dated?  How did it go?  Did you like it?  What website did you use?  Do you think I should give it a shot?

I cannot believe I am even entertaining this idea.  I promised one friend I wouldn't even consider online dating till I was 25.  But the loneliness is setting in and I will be graduating next May and I either need to find a husband or a roommate in order to not move back in with my parents.  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pro's and Con's of Moving After College

When I graduated from high school in 2009 I chose to move 12 hours away from home to go to Milligan College.  Four years later I had a choice to make: move back home or stay in Tennessee.  One meant I would be with my family, the other meant I would be with my best friends.  In the end I chose to move back home for Graduate school.  There have been many pro's and some con's to me moving away post college.

1.  I was back with my family and had a lot more time to spend with them after 4 years of only seeing them a couple times a year.

2.  It was a fresh start for me.  Both academically and personally.  I decided it would be best for me to learn from new people.  If I had stayed in Tennessee I would have had the same professors I had had for my undergrad.  Personally I was able to make new friends, even if I did resist it for a while.

3.  I moved to a place I could see myself staying for the rest of my life.  I was born and raised in Florida and even though I loved Tennessee, I knew I was not going to live there my whole life.  So why not come back to the place where I knew I would be?

4.  I now get to travel a lot more.  Since graduating some of my friends have stayed in Tennessee and others have moved.  And now I get to travel to new places and have fun experiences with them.  This is definitely a priority of mine.

1.  The biggest con is that moving away from my best friends put a large strain on most of them.  We were use to seeing each other everyday and then all of a sudden I never saw them.

2.  I didn't realize how scary and hard it would be to make new friends.  In college your friends are right there living down the hall from you.  In real life where do you meet friends?  I did make friends from one job and from grad school.  Without those places I do not know how I would have done it.

3.  I miss Tennessee.  I miss the fall and the snow (never thought I would say that one) and I miss the four seasons.  I see things from friends still in college all the time and my heart longs to go back there.  Please tell me every college student feels this way the first couple of years out?

Fortunately for me I seem to have one more pro than con!  I am so happy with my choice to have moved home and would not go back and change it if I could.  Yes there have been some hard times.  And yes I have had nights with regret.  But overall, it was the best decision I ever made.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Wanna Be Better Than The Best

We all strive to be the best at something in our lives.  We may even try to portray ourselves as being the best of the best. But if we are being honest, there are many things in life we could be better at.  I know I have quite a few things that could fit this category!

I wanna be better at decorating.  
I always thought that I knew how to decorate.  And I would say I do as long as I am not the one who has to buy everything to decorate with.  Most things in the store seem so much better than when I get them back home.  Currently my apartment is only half way decorated...and while I have ideas on what I want to do, I know they won't be happening anytime soon!

The only half of the space above my cabinets with decorations.  Except Brutus ate that plant.
I wanna be better at cooking
Honestly I am not that bad of a cook.  In fact I even love cooking.  But cooking for one and cooking healthy I seem to struggle a lot with.  I never have the desire to cook just for myself anymore.  It's no fun and no one is there to appreciate it.

I wanna be better at not procrastinating
I am HORRIBLE about putting everything off until the last minute.  Homework, cleaning, cooking, running errands.  They are all done at the last minute.  Instead I tend to sit on my couch and read or watch tv.  I wish I was more likely to do everything else first, and then watch the tv.  

I wanna be better at spending time with people
It's not that I am too busy or don't want.  I just never seem to remember to spend time with people I love.  One of my first friends here in Florida is about to move away and now I feel myself cramming in time to spend with her.  I hope to get better at taking the time to spend with friends and not taking as much "Mosby" time.

I wanna be better at saving
I have never been known to be the saver in the family.  I get money, I spend money.  When I was working more jobs that actually paid last year, I was able to save quite a bit of money.  Since I do not have to most steady income saving is hard for me.  My desire is to get better at this when I know I have that steady income.

What do you want to be better at?  Maybe we can team up and help each other strengthen our weaknesses!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

What's In A Name?

I get asked all the time where my name comes from.  It is not exactly the most common name, so it does not surprise me when I get asked this.  Over the years I have come up with a quick answer, even though there really is a bit of a back story behind it.  Maybe some of you were wondering about my name, maybe you weren't.  But today you shall learn!

It was important for my parents to give their children family names.  And they did so with all but my youngest brothers first name (sorry you weren't loved enough Bryce).  When Mattie was born my parents went to my Dad's side of the family.  She was named Mattie Lee after my Dad's grandmother.

When I was born my parents looked at the other three grandmothers names to pick one for me.  The options were: Mary Mosby, Bonnie Ethel, or Irma Lois.  I am not quite sure which one is worse.  I mean really how often do you hear any of those names these days?!

Since Mary Mosby was my Mom's grandmother and my Mom was also named after her (Mary Anne) they went with that one knowing they would always call me Mosby.  Don't worry my dad made sure there wasn't anything that rhymed with it that other kids could call me.

So where does the original Mary Mosby get the name Mosby?  Well from John S. Mosby.  He was a Confederate Army commander during the Civil War.  He was a hellion (which I have been told I love up to) and had the Mosby's Raiders.

Apparently my mom's dad's mom's (the original Mary Mosby) family wanted to "represent" him in some way, so when their next child was born she shared his name.  And now I have the name.

I always love hearing where names come from, especially ones as unique as mine.  There is always a reason behind why we were names what we were, even if it is simply our mom loved the name.  

Monday, September 8, 2014

September Goals Update

1. Put 10% of each paycheck into my Savings.
Instead of putting away 10% of each paycheck I changed this to reaching a certain number in my savings and staying there. I have reached that number!!!!! And now I just have to keep it there!
Well friends life and lack of jobs got in the way of this goal.  Not only have I not been saving this summer, but I have had to dip into my savings a little.  But with the fall comes substitute teaching and more money.  Hopefully I will be back on track soon.

2.  Go Back to Charleston
Need to get to work on this one!
Nothing has changed here :(

3.  Focus on my Health
I ran (using the term loosely) 3 5k's this summer! I did the best I could and got them done!

This month my goal is to workout for at least 45 minutes everyday.  And on Thursdays to go to the gym and take Spin and Yoga Sculpt with Sherry. Also gotta get better with the food!

4.  Really get involved in Church
This month Church wasn't exactly a priority for me. With summer comes weekends at the beach with the family. So I really only went one or two Sundays this past month. My goal is to make it every other week, so that I can also enjoy some beach and family time. 
In the fall I do not go to the beach on the weekends as much.  So church is going to definitely be a priority to me!

5. Meet a blog friend in person
Plans to meet Rissa in October maybe!
Flights have been books and on October 2, 2014 I will be meeting Rissa!!!! Harry Potter World here we come!!

6. Visit Tennessee and New Hampshire twice at least before the year is up!
I visited Tennessee March 1. And I have plans to go to New Hampshire at the end of the summer!
This remains the same.

Ashlee did come down for Easter last month which was so great.  I was so happy to be able to spend some great time with her! It was much needed best friend time!

New Hampshire was amazing in August.  Most needed and best trip I could have ever asked for.  I cannot wait to go back!

I really wanted to go to Tennessee this fall, but I am not sure if that is going to happen.  Still trying to get it to work out any way I can!

7.  Finish decorating my apartment
I have loved my newest additions to my apartment. I added some new prints to my walls. I love the prints and the frames!

Here is what it looked like before:
The first three prints are from Lauren's Blog

Here is way it looks like now:
The new Prints are from this shop.

I also found this tin bin that I absolutely LOVE. It is going a over my kitchen cabinets. I am working on decorating up there and as soon as it is done I will share a finished picture!

So I haven't quite finished a room yet.  I am so close to having my kitchen done and I cannot wait to share it.  I had plans to get a bookshelf for my dining/living room. And then Brutus started jumping on the counters so I got him a cat tree and it sits where I would have out the bookshelf. So I would say at least I added something!?

This month I chose to change up my whole living room.  I changed the layout and I rearranged and added to my gallery wall.  I am in love with the change!

8. Find a Practicum and Internship site
I wrote all about my site here.  And I have also committed to being at Lighthouse until December for my internship.  I will also be working at a church doing support groups and working on gaining individual clients.  To see what kind of work I am doing read this post.

9. Go visit my sister at least one weekend before she comes home from Law School.
We bought tickets to go to Boyce Avenue in Atlanta in October.  So this trip will be happening soon!!

10. Quit one of my jobs
I DID IT!! You read all about it here

11. Do 10 Random Acts of kindness
I completed two already! I sent Lauren and her hubby a gift card to go on a date. Those two just moved and I knew life was crazy for them. I just wanted them to take some time for themselves:) 
Also when I was in Tennessee I treated some friends to meals. It was my way of showing love to them:)
Ok so this might sound completely conceded but I feel like I have completed this one unintentionally.  I love doing things for others and don't even think about it!

So I am changing it to intentionally going out of my way to do RAOK.  AKA paying for someones meal in a fast food line.  Or something that I have to go out of my way to do, not something I normally do.

12.  Spend more time in the Word
Still a work in progress. I was doing good and then I let life get in the way:(
Still working on this one too….

13.  Stop procrastinating work as much
New semester, new start right?!  I have begun my summer semester and I will be forced to be more diligent with my work.  It's a lot more busier and I have to really watch when things are due.  But I am looking forward to doing it all!

I find it funny I put this on the list in January.  Mostly because currently I m procrastinating more than I ever thought possible.  It's horrible and really stressful.  I MUST GET BETTER AT THIS!

14.  Put my phone away more
I really worked on this one. And I am proud to say, I have put my phone away a lot! I have enjoyed time with my family and friends without my phone involved. And I have loved it. It has also made me more aware of when others are on their phones or devices when I am trying to talk to them.not a fan of being ignored and so since I now know how it feels I won't be doing it as often anymore!

Slowly but surely I will be completing all of these goals! Like I said, I am loving doing them and I know they will get done!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Remember Who You Are

"Remember who you are" Those four words have more meaning to me than anyone could ever imagine.  They have made me laugh.  They have made me cry.  They have made me have all the warm fuzzies on the inside.  They have been words I have lived by.  And they have been said to only the best of friends.

Sometime during freshmen year of college, one of the girls I was best friends with said these words to us.  I have no idea who started it (anyone remember?) but it was said by someone every time another walked out the room.  The person may be going to class, to work, on a date, or just across the hall to their room.  But they must always remember who you are.

I am the sentimental kind of person who holds onto words like these with the stronghold of my entire heart.  I tuck them away and feel all the feelings when I hear them said to me.  Mostly because I know they are coming from someone I know loves me, but also because they make me laugh and remember the best time of my life.

The other week I was a little down in the dumps and I texted one of "those girls" Ashlee.  Girlfriend always seems to be able to cheer me up and I miss having her live less than 2 minutes away from me.  During the conversation she said at some point those four little words "remember who you are" and within seconds I had laughed and felt at ease again.

This is what best friends were made for.  They are there in our times of need, to say just the right thing, and to warm our hearts.  I am thankful to have and to have had some amazing friends in my life over the course of the last 23 years.  I wouldn't trade a single one of them for anything.  

So the next time you leave to go somewhere don't forget, "Remember Who You Are".

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Guilty Pleasures

We all have guilty pleasures that we indulge in.  Some a little more often then we maybe should. Some big, some little.  No matter what the guilty pleasure, I am a huge proponent of indulging if and when you can.

My number one guilty pleasure has to be ICE CREAM!  I probably indulge in ice cream wayyyy too often than one should.  Every week when I go to the grocery store I tend to pick some up.  I have the worst sweet tooth after meals and ice cream is my number one fix for this!  At least I buy Skinny Cow which is kinda healthy right....
I also love a good BOOK.  Since I have been in college/grad school for the last 5 years, there is not always a lot of fun reading going on here.  So whenever I can find that book that draws me in, I indulge in a little couch cuddling and late nights.  My latest indulgence was Francine Rivers Bridge to Have.

TANNING!  Oh how I love a good day laying out in the sun.  Yes I live in Florida.  No I do not tan year round.  Even in the summers I find myself almost too busy to spend as much time out in the sun as I would like.  But when I can soaking up those rays warms my heart right up. 

A good CRY.  I tend to hold things in a lot and then BAM! It all comes exploding out of my with a river of tears.  And then I feel so much better.  Tears heal the soul.  Every now and then when I know there is nothing else I can do, I just cry.  Then I pull myself together and move on with my day so much happier.

What are some of your guilty indulgences? Like I said, we all have them.  Now fess up!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Real Life

In life we all try our hardest to portray who we want everyone else to think we are.  Whether it is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or the Blog, the person you see is not that whole person.  I know for myself I want everyone to think I am way funnier, cute, and more put together than I really am.  Which makes me ask the question...WHY?

Why do we also want to be something we are not?  Is it because we have hopes and dreams of becoming that person we portray?  Or is it because we are ashamed of who we are?  Whatever the answer is to that question, I still wonder what is wrong with being who you are right now, at this very moment?

When thinking about this in my own life, I tend to think I am portraying the real me.  The good, the bad, and the ugly of Mosby.  But even when I share the bad and the ugly, I tend to share it with a joke, a smile, or make it out to be a whole lot better than it really is.  Or I am really vague about something so that I think I am being real but not vulnerable enough to show everyone everything.  

I believe that it is time for us to be us and embrace it all, even the messy side.  I know I am not a perfect person and I also know that I have yet to meet a perfect person.  So why is that what we want the world to believe of us?  I am done hiding parts of my life because someone might judge me.  I am done only showing the "good" side of me.  And I am done worrying over making sure every last thing I post is perfect.

Because the fully real Mosby is...

...A complete mess.  Dishes are never done the moment I am done using them (or even the next day), my bed is never made, clothes and shoes hide my bedroom floor from me, and if you sit on either of my couches you will get cat hair on you.

...Beyond sarcastic.  I really do crack a joke any chance I can whether you get it or not.  But if you don't get I will feel horrible and apologize.  It is always in good humor.

...Very sensitive.  Little things break my heart and it doesn't take much to make me cry.  One word or a whole paper about me will make me cry.  I can't stand it when someone is mad at me or doesn't like me.  

...An angry crier.  When I get mad, and I am talking REALLY mad, I cry.  And I hate this about me more than anything.  I want to be the strong person who can hold it all together.  But I don't.

...Horribly lazy.  #reasons why I am a complete mess.  I will put off working out, cleaning, and doing homework just because I simply would rather lay on my couch and watch some Real Housewives.

...Insanely proud of myself.  I have worked my ass off to get where I am at in life.  I wouldn't trade a moment of it.  My hard work and determination is what I am most proud of.  I love that I have a strong work ethic and that others notice that.  I never would have guessed in a million years I would be where I am today, but I am loving every minute of it.

...Anxious.  I have anxiety.  Social Anxiety to be exact (yes I diagnosed myself...I am a counselor you know).  I have known this about myself since I was little and have had a hard time embracing it.  I hate going to new places when I don't know what to expect.  And I always feel awkward and turn red when I talk for the first time.  Most people would never guess this about me...hence why I make jokes about everything.

...Big hearted.  When I love, I love hard.  I have a hard time letting go of people and things because they each have a little piece of my heart.  I am the type of friend who will be there in 10 seconds flat when you call.

There are so many other "real" things about me.   And my hope is to be showing everyone more of the sides of me I may not desire to always show.    So if you see me out on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram know your getting real life.   And if you know it's not real life Mosby, then call me out on it!