It's me! 

It's me! 

I am a sensitive soul and an empath. I love easily and hard. I adore making personal connections, but it is so difficult to come out of my shell. From as far back as I can remember, I have dealt with anxiety and depression - but I currently in the process of trying to overcome the many challenges and life habits that have held me back. I'm totally a work in progress!

You'll find a little bit of everything on this blog - musings of my mind [scary!], some inspirational cheerfulness for your day, and all sorts of girly things like beauty, fashion, homemaking and all-around lifestyle subjects. I am always up for suggestions, too! Visit here to find out how to contact me! 

 My oldest fur baby, Penelope. Too cute for her own good. 

My oldest fur baby, Penelope. Too cute for her own good. 

More Facts About me........

3 ways to win my heart: 

Smile, politeness, consideration

3 fears: 

Darkness, heights, bad weather [except snow - it's my jam!]

3 places i've traveled: 

Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Ocracoke Island

3 objects i have to have: 

Photos, spotify, makeup

3 things that make my day: 

A good conversation, a kiss from my husband, a nice surprise

3 worst habits: 

Messiness, forgetfulness, moodiness 

3 hopes for this blog: 

Connect with new friends, positively inspire others, creative outlet


Hello!  

My name is Charity.   

I'm a 31 year old, born and raised Kentucky girl, budget guru [I'm good at the job, terrible at math], doctor's wife, and pet mom of 2 dogs and one cat. I'm a Christian first, then a wife, sister, daughter, and friend. I love my family and friends, but I also love a good bout of "alone time". My pets are my children, do not tell me otherwise. Makeup and chocolate are my vices. I love history, particularly American history. I also am a true crime junkie! Coffee is life. My favorite place in the entire world is Hatteras on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and I would rather be at the ocean than anywhere else on earth. 

 The beautiful, unequivocated beauty of the Outer Banks. [Waves, NC]

The beautiful, unequivocated beauty of the Outer Banks. [Waves, NC]

Why did you name this blog 'a cheerful life'? 

The title came to me one day, way back many years ago when I first thought about creating a blog. I didn't particularly enjoy it, I wanted something more catchy - but nothing ever sounded more appropriate! It reflects everything that I want my life to be, and what I want this blog to accomplish: an atmosphere of community, positive vibes and cheerfulness! 

Why really blog at all? 

About five years ago, when I first got into reading blogs and using pinterest, there was a passion that stirred to do it for myself. I LOVE to write. I like to create. I am moderately good at operating a computer. Sometimes I have great ideas. I just felt like it was something I would enjoy, and over time [yes, FIVE YEARS], I finally decided to break out my shell and go for it! And here we are :) 

 My newest pup, Molly, adopted in June 2017 [adopt, don't shop!]. And my baby cat, Augustus [Gus for short], moved in August 2017 [hence the name!].  They love to cuddle and play! 

My newest pup, Molly, adopted in June 2017 [adopt, don't shop!]. And my baby cat, Augustus [Gus for short], moved in August 2017 [hence the name!].  They love to cuddle and play! 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
— Eleanor Roosevelt