The Ultimate Checklist For Knowing If Your Friend Could Be More

It doesn’t matter if you guys are dating or not; This checklist will let you know if you’ve found someone that could possibly be THE ONE.

Everyone dreams of having the perfect guy/girl to eventually share their life with. So, if you’re already “sorta” sharing your life with a good friend, and want to know if he or she could possibly be more thenย just your good friend, here’s an ultimate checklistย to check.

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You feel like yourself around him & you feel like you can always say what you’re feeling and can be yourself and not worry about him running away.

You respect each other Respect goes a long way in relationships. You respect that they sometimes can’t hang out, or are hanging out with other people, and you feel comfortable with the fact that you aren’t always around each other. This is really healthy for a relationship.

Every time you see each other, you guysย light up I seriously mean “light up”! If everything just becomes brighter, such as, your mood, day, surroundings, his smile, etc, everything’s just perfect. If he lights up the moment you enter the room, all is well in the world.

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Although you guys are just friends, it already seems like you guys are in a relationship This is the first sign that “maybe, just maybe” you two would make a super cute couple! If people are even asking you if you guys are dating now, why not make it official, am I right? Lol. I know you think I’m right on this (;

You listen to each other Even if you don’t have the same opinion on something, you aren’t afraid to speak your mind! Also, when you do speak your mind, he listens! Listening is a key in relationships and helps you two connect!

You guys want to see each other Although you don’t always have to be together, you guys want to see each other! You get excited when you two can hangout!

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You both are able to share personal things and accept each other for who you are Although he’s seen you at your best, he’s also able to see you at your worst. You guys feel safe and comfortable around each other!

He compliments you Both Verbally andย non verbally.ย Sometimes you notice that he’s looking at you.ย Sometimes he’ll even compliment you and tell you you’re pretty, or you don’t need any makeup to look good.ย He could either be super shy about his feelings for you or more outgoing with them. If he ever says “Any guy would be lucky to have you” just be like “Well aren’t you lucky…” because obviously you guys are meant to be.ย He clearly thinks you’re a prize that he’s not good enough for, but you canย boost his confidence if you choose him.

You both love each other as friendsย ย If you guys are loving the friendship, the personalities, the face, the person, and you have chemistry, GO FOR IT NOW!! Think about if you guys already love each other as friends, how much more it could be if you just loved each other in general.

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If someone came to your mind while you read this, I want you to think about what your guys’ potential could be! Clearly this person is worth holding onto, so why not try to make your bestfriend your boyfriend too? Having a best friend is an amazing feeling, and if you could have a combination of a boyfriend and bestfriend, why not?

 

 

 

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Many Firsts

In the past two weeks, I have experienced two very different types of celebrations. One of these events were to celebrate a union of a man and woman, and the other was the celebration of a life that once was and now was gone.

My First Wedding

I was so excited to go to a wedding. Being eighteen years old, you would think I had gone to a wedding before, but this was the first one I have ever attended. The moment I got there, I knew I would love it more then anything. And I did. There was so much love in one place, so many beautiful people expressing their feelings, and so much happiness filled the air. It felt as if I were in a movie itself. Going to this wedding made me excited for my own wedding in the far future.

After being to a wedding, you’d think all is right in the world. Seeing two beautiful people want to spend the rest of their life together because they loved each other could make everyone feel as though they were in love themselves.

All is well in the world, until it’s not.

My First Funeral

It trulyย didn’tย hit me that my friend was gone forever until I walked into the buildingย for the service. He was only nineteen years old, we were the class of 2016 together, and he was on his way to college.ย How am I supposed to react whenย someone texts me out of the blue and says “Hey, did you hear he died”? Of course I didn’t hear he died, because he couldn’t have! He is only nineteen! We go to church together!

How am I supposed to react when multiple people are textingย me and saying “His death was an accident, he’sย gone”. Shock. Disbelief. You don’t know how to react. Is this real? A week passes by and nothing. You continue to go to classes, see friends, and watch movies. Then you attendย the service.

Yesterday, August 28th 2016, I attended my first funeral.ย Yesterday, everything became clear.ย Yesterday, I realized he was gone.

I believe it’s okay to grieve for the ones you’ve lost. It’s also okay to celebrate the time you had with them. You’ll wish you had more time with them, that you hugged them a little longer then you had, and you’ll wish they were sitting next to you right now. And that’s okay.

These two extremely different events made me realize that life is way to short. Always make sure you know you’re loved and the ones around you are loved. You never know how long you have on Earth, so you need to make your seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and years count.

Don’t worry about the past and don’t worry about the future. Worry about the NOW.

Congratulations to the beautiful wedded husband and wife.

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Congratulations to God for getting a beautiful young man who has entered heaven. You’ll be missed.

 

 

Senior-itis

 

It all begins when you begin to walk. Your parents begin to question “what’s their next step”? They soon send us off to daycare, and before you know it, you’re in pre-school, next to kindergarten, and in a blink of an eye, you’re leaving to go to High school. Four years. Four years to make a name for yourself in your town.

Freshman year: You’re told that every year counts, make good grades, do all your homework. You listen, but you’re not listening because you’re looking at your surroundings, terrified of all the new faces staring back at you. “What did the teacher say? Do these girls like me? Do I fit in? Do the guys notice me”? You seem to be very shy, very quiet. Very intimidated by the pretty girls… That is Freshman Year

Sophomore year: You’re beginning to find the people you like to hangout with. You attend all the school sport games to support the cute guy players and your new friends who play. You think about joining some sports. You don’t try out for any. Youย make working out a priority, which is an amazing journey for you. You’re still very quiet, but you begin to break out of your shell. You branch out more, meet more people, discover who you like and dislike. You’re proud of yourself. You stop eating all the junk food. You go to sleepovers. You’re happier…. That is Sophomore Year.

Junior Year: You are happy. You smile so much more. You workout almost everyday, eat better (besides chocolate). You have found your friends, and are still making friends along the way! You love watching shows on Netflix. You begin to hear teachers talk about tests you have to take. You take the ACTs and SATs. You go on vacation with your closest friends for Spring Break. You spend all your weekends with your best friend since 2 years old…. That is your Junior year.

Senior Year: You made it. You’ve also flourished into a social butterfly. Everyone thinks your super sweet and funny and great. You’re happy. You’re so freaked out about applying to colleges. You visit UNCC and love the campus, but hate your moms warning about being away from home. She wants you to stay close to home. You are scared to leave highschool. You are scared of failure to be accepted into college. You are scared. You got your first real job as a cashier. You are making friends everywhere. You get super freaked out about if you and your bestfriend will go to the same school. You don’t want to lose her. You are only less then 9 weeks into your senior year…. This is your Senior year so far.

 

Life goes by quick. Live to the fullest. I’m scared of my future ahead, but I’m excited. I know everything is meant to be, and I will find my way. This was actually more about my experience in highschool, and what is going on right now. Thank you for reading โค

XoXO, Courtney Leigh

Spirit Week OOTDย 

Okay guys, spirit week just ended so I think it’s time to post all the days outfits!โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ 

America Day

   

  

Twin Tuesday

   

Watauga Wednesday

   

  

 
Throwback Thursday 

    

  


Toga Day (For seniors)

      

And tonight we have our Homecoming Dance! I’m really excited and I’ll be posting pictures of that tomorrow!! Love you guys!

XOXO, Courtney Leigh 
  

Relatable Girl Posts

I’m 99% sure every girl can relate to atleast one of these. I relate to exactly ALL of them….

 

 

  1. When you like your crush and your crush likes you best friend ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ :)!!!!!
  2. Accidently ‘liking’ one of your crushes Instagram posts from 150 weeks ago ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ :).
  3. I wanna write “I miss you” on a rock and throw it at your face so you know how much it hurts to miss you :).
  4. That awkward moment you have to get over someone you never even dated ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ :).
  5. Hate being fat. Love eating food ๐Ÿ™‚
  6. Getting a boyfriend in movies is a lot easier then in real life :).
  7. Your mom’s trying to call you by your name, and they call you all your siblings names first ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ :).
  8. When your parents don’t appreciate the hilarious kid they’ve been blessed with ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ :).
  9. When you’re trapped in the corner of your shower because the cold water is running :).
  10. My attitude being based on how someone treats me, and they don’t seem to understand that ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ :).
  11. That mini heart attack when your teacher calls your name and you weren’t even paying attention ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ :).
  12. When it’s so easy to text someone but so awkward to say in person :).
  13. Being too nice to people, and always getting hurt because of it ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
  14. When your friends make it very known that you like your crush ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ :).
  15. When my crush does something stupid but you think he’s still super cute doing it ๐Ÿ™‚ :)!!
  16. When someone flirts with your crush ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
  17. When you can’t find the wifi ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
  18. When I wake up in the morning and realize I have to go to school ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
  19. When you’re on your period ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
  20. When someone posts an ugly picture of you and many people see ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
  21. When you just want to hold his hand but he has his eyes on someone else ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
  22. When you get to watch your crush play with someone elses hair ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
  23. When you’re single ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
  24. When you’re putting on makeup andย get one eye perfect and screw up the other one ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
  25. When you look bad in cute clothes and any clothes to be truthful ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
  26. When you’re like “I’m short and you’re tall…. We’d be cute”, but he goes for the “shorter” and they’re even cuter ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Comment if I missed anything else!

XOXO, Courtney Leigh ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

What Girls Should Look For In a Guy/Relationship

Considering I’m a girl, I feel like It’s my “rightfulย duty” to give my opinion on what girls should look for in a guy!ย Before Iย begin, I’m not ashamed to say I’m a little picky when it comes to guys.. In all honesty, Iย have dated three guys, my longest relationship being 11 months and my shortest being 3 days (I know, big differences). I’m also not ashamed to say that my guinea pig (Shortcake)ย is sitting with me as I type this. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Common Interests I think it’s important to have common interests because doing things you both love and doing them together can really add to a relationship.ย Don’t get me wrong though, differences can be very good too, and can keep the couple interested and always ready to explore more with one another! So girls, definitely see if there are any commonalities, because it’s nice to be able to hold a conversation about something you’re also interested in.

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Commitment If you notice that the guy you’re interested in is talking to multiple girls at once, he’s probably not the right guy for you. You want to be able to trust your boyfriend, and you can’t do that if you don’t believe he could stay committed to you and only talk to you in a romantic way. Now, this doesn’t mean he can’t have girl-friends and not talk to anyone of the opposite sex, this just means you need to trust him! If he believes he can hold hands, text flirtatiously, and flirt with other girls while in a relationship with you, he not the guy. Go find one that’s interested in you and only you, because no girl deserves that.

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Respect A guy should respect you 100%. If you don’t want to do something, he should understand. If you feel uncomfortable holding his hand just yet, he should give you the time you need to feel comfortable. Ifย  a guy ever gets upset with you for not wanting to do anything, he doesn’t deserve you. I believe respect is one of the top 5 things you must have in a relationship.

Positive Attitude You should want to be around someone who puts you in a good mood! Their positivity should want you to be more positive!

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Encouragement ย  He needs to be encouraging youย in whatever you decide to do in life!

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Personality Personality is key!! Okay.. We’ve all been there. We fell for a guy only for their looks. DON’T GETย MESMERIZED BY HISย EYES! He probably gets mesmerized by his own eyes…. Make sure he has a personality you like before you even think about getting into a relationship with him!

 

Super important: Chemistry If he makes you laugh, smile, feel all giddy, gives you butterflies, fireworks go off when you kiss, that’s chemistry, and that is something you should have when in a relationship! If you’re not sure you have chemistry with this guy or can’t seem to figure out if you like this guy more then just friends, ask yourself “When we are apart, am I excited to see him again”? “Is he always on my mind”?ย  Maybe asking yourself these questions will help you realize what you really want!

 

I know I’ve missed out on things girls should look for in guys/relationships!

What do you look for? Comment below I’d love feedback!

XOXO,ย Courtney Leigh

My Super Awk Experiences w/ Guys (Spring Break)

I realize you guys don’t know me well enough yet, but this is something that happens to me a lot. “Awkward experiences with guys”. Luckily, I’m able to laugh about these things..

When it comes to guys, I’m pretty awkward myself, but now that I think about it, I’m only awkward because what they sometimes say make meย VERY uncomfortable. I’m gonna split these “‘Super awk experiences” up to where each blog I post about these, it’ll be in one place each.

SPRING BREAK BABES

My Junior year Spring Break, I went to the beach with a few of my closest friends. We walk into a little shop on the boardwalk around 10:00pm, and talk up a storm with the girl working there. 30 minutes go by and some super cute guys walk in, and before we know it, we’re talking to them too. So the worker starts talking about how sheย has a taser (cool story bro), and howย people ask if she can taser them (cool story bro, again). So this guy tells his friendย “dude you gotta do it”, and the super cute guy isย like “Okay dude”. So as she is about to tase him, he backs out (this back and forth thing goes on for about 30 minutes). So, I’m over here minding my own business, when the worker and ALL MY FRIENDS decide to use me as a prize? “dude, if you get tased, you can have her number! You don’t want to let her down, do you”? THANKS GUYS. 5 minutes later, he gets tazed (he gets no number).

Embarrassing enough? Think again.

Again, we are walking through the boardwalk, as we were passing by a huge group of black guys, along with a few cops. With cops very close by, we had no problem walking by the huge group of guys because “why would anyone do/say anything inappropriate with the possibility of getting in trouble”? Being the only one out of my friend group with a very short walking stride, I was falling behind all of my friends. As I’m about to leave the area of guys, I sense one approaching me. “bigger strides, bigger strides. Don’t make eye contact, don’t scream”….. A little black guy, (shorter then me, and I’m 5″3) ย who looked around 30 years old, came up to me, got in my face and goes “Hey little white girl, you like some chocolate” (obviously referring to himself)?!!!!?????!??!?!?!?!!?!?!?! I looked straight ahead and almost yelled “NO”.ย  That, my friends, was the first and only time I’ve ever said no to chocolate.

Of course, all my friends had turned to see this whole thing happen, and we died laughing all the way back to the hotel. To this day, I haven’t lived it down. They literally tell everyone about it. Not lying. Everyone.

Once again, we were walking on the boardwalk, and I spotted two really hot twins. I had my Nikon camera with me, and as we were passing by where these twins were, one of them looked at me and was like “are you here to take my picture”? I laughed and said no… (I regret my decision very badly). Then he says “I can take my shirt off if you want”??? Do you know what my response was??? I LAUGHED AND WALKED AWAY, because I didn’t hear him. All my friends wanted to literally kill me, and once again, I haven’t lived this down. They all think I can’t hear anything, and I agree. So ladies and gentlemen, please keep open ears always and say yes to shirtless guys (only to some things though).

So these three lovely stories happened over spring break (along with some more guy experiences, but they were much better, so no need to blog about them), and I hope you’ll give this a nice thumbs up if you guys want to hear more extremely awkward stories.

XOXO, Courtney Leigh

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