Getting Personal – Being The Holiday Cheermeister

Good Morning & Happy Sunday! I hope you are all loving December so far, because I have to tell you, I’m having more fun with my blog and the internet now than I have had in literal YEARS.

I was thinking today we’d be a bit more chilled out. I love the posts that I’ve planned out within an inch of their life and the posts I’ve spent hours & days working on, I truly love them and am proud of them. That’s just not the only kind of content I want on Champagne Laced. Which is a topic for another time (January, winky wink).

For today, I’m just going to chat. I’m going to pick a subject and type until I feel like I’m done and then I’m going to hit publish. That’s pretty much it, so let’s get a little personal, shall we!

Several weeks ago now, early November, my sister called me the Holiday Cheermeister. I’m not 100% sure she meant it as a compliment, yea I’m onto you Linds, I see you being your shady self! However, I showed her and I did taket it as a compliment!

I actually love being called the Holiday Cheermeister! It is kind of the perfect nickname for the person I want to be. I want to be someone who spreads holiday cheer and who spreads general happiness and kindness! I hope more and more people catch onto it actually, because there are far worse things to be than a Holiday Cheermeister, I can tell you that right now!

I was thinking the other day how hard this time of year is for some people and how difficult it can be for some to feel any kind of holiday cheer. So, yes, I’m sure there are people who want no part of my Holiday Cheermeister self, but general kindness can go a long way and touch a lot of people.

There’s no reason that this holiday season can’t be the beginning of your new quest that I’m bestowing upon you to spread kindness around (like confetti)!

Go forth and be kind to one another!
Signed, The Holiday Cheermeister

Christmas Music Playlist

One of the best parts of the Holiday Season is the Christmas Music. And I don’t mean to brag (yes, I do) but I’m pretty confident that my Christmas Music Playlist is The Best. 

Yes, “The Best” is capitalized to draw attention to the fact that it is the freaking best. 


In all seriousness, I think my Christmas Music Playlist is the best because I put a lot of work into it. This is not a game. I kind of secretly start listening to my christmas music playlist in August pretty regularly and by Halloween I’m in full blown Christmas music mode. Ain’t no stopping me!! 

Everyone and their second cousin has an opinion on when it’s appropriate to start jamming to their Christmas music playlist, but the bottom line is that Christmas music makes me happy. Why wouldn’t I want to listen to something that makes me happy? I would.


Below I’ve inserted (I hope) my Spotify Christmas Music Playlist. You could also follow me on Spotify if you want to creep on the other playlists I’ve created. Aside from my Christmas Music Playlist, I’m also pretty proud of my “Musicals and Soundtrack” playlist. Basically just another set of songs that makes me ridiculously happy!

Enjoy my Christmas Music Playlist! There should be something for everyone!
Now, what are your favorite Christmas songs? Is it not on my Christmas Music Playlist? Well then I NEED IT. So let me know so I can add it!


Xx Kay

I Want To Discuss Comfort Zones

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about comfort zones. Stop me if I start sounding like a Pinterest quote, but all of the best things happen when you leave those comfy places. I know, I’m disgusted with myself too. Hear me out..

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Six months ago I was in a bad place in my life. Truth. I wouldn’t say rock bottom, but I was definitely dancing around the edges. I was just unhappy with my life and the direction, or truthfully the lack of direction, that it was going in. I remember wanting so desperately to make a change, but I was so scared of giving up what I already had and only finding something worse.

Fear was holding me back, guys. I was pinning all of the inspirational Pinterest quotes I could possibly pin, reading all of the inspirational and self help articles I could find, and watching all of the motivational videos that YouTube has to offer and at the end of the day? I was still scared.

It wasn’t until one day I read an old blog post of mine that was sitting in my drafts and I realized I had been unhappy with my lack of direction for over a year. ONE WHOLE YEAR I spent unhappy and scared. Then I kind of just thought, I spent a whole year being unhappy, so why not commit myself right now to a year of experimentation? The year was going to pass anyway, right? So at the time I just thought, okay.. One year, I’ll give it one year. I made sure I had an escape route and a nice backup plan, but I took the leap.

Six months ago I accepted a job that I didn’t really want, per say, but that I needed. It was out of my comfort zones, but still just enough in my comfort zones that I wasn’t giving myself panic attacks. Three weeks into said new job, I was offered a promotion and new position. WHOA. What? I accepted, scared to death, but I was also like “well why not? I’m only committing to a year anyway, so I’m still safe”.

Well the last month has been full of discussions and interviews and a lot of me saying “WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MY LIFE?!” but as of last week I’ve officially been offered another promotion and accepted a new big position. I hesitated to accept it, because I was (okay, I am still) scared shitless, but I figured this was all part of my Year of Yes, so I said.. Yes.

To recap for those playing at home, on the 6 month anniversary of starting this job, I received a new, big promotion all because I finally took the plunge and got out of my comfort zone. I’m still kind of like “WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MY LIFE” but I’m also really excited and happy.

I also acknowledge that none of this would have happened if I hadn’t first decided I was going to tip toe out of my comfort zone. So far, so many good things have happened to me since I’ve done that.

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Moral of the story? Do more of what you’re afraid of. Get out of those comfort zones and make things happen. It won’t be handed to you and it won’t all be easy and it most certainly won’t all come without fear.

I tried really hard NOT to sound like a motivational weight loss book, but that’s hard to do when you’re trying to be motivational. Ya feel me? So take it for what it’s worth and take everything I said with a grain of salt.

Oh, and stay tuned.. My Year of Yes continues..

You Make It

Xx Kay

6 Songs I’m Loving | Quickie Post

Just thought I’d pop in today to share a few songs I’ve been listening to on repeat the last 2 weeks! I’ve tried to listen to new things, but every time I open my Spotify, I just play these same songs over and over and over.. Obviously, these are songs I’m loving at the moment.

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Conor Maynard • Vegas Girl

Justin Bieber • Love Yourself

Charlie Puth ft Selena Gomez • We Don’t Talk Anymore

Zayn • Pillowtalk

Conor Maynard • Royalty

Sam Hunt • Break Up In A Small Town


What songs have you been loving? Always looking to add things to my Spotify!

 

Xx Kay