Biggest Dream Achieved!

This isn’t a post I would normally share, however, I wanted to share this one for myself. I want it to serve as a reminder of the greatest day of my life and one I will truly never forget.

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On July 8th, 2018, the day I had been counting down to finally came around. I had traveled more than 20 hours to meet someone whose music and example has helped me through so many moments both good and bad.

I had the privilege of a lifetime to meet Faith Hill and Tim McGraw during their 2018 leg of the Soul2Soul tour. It was by far the best show I have ever been to. Faith and Tim along with their entire crew made the VIP experience more incredible than I ever thought it would be. Directly after the meet and greet, as I was shaking and crying with excitement and happiness, I was so surprised to learn that the autogenerated ticket that I got when I purchased this package had placed me directly in front of Faith’s entry point onto the stage.

The show is filled with energy, power, incredible vocals, and an endless amount of love shared between these two lovebirds. I am headed to their show again tonight and I can’t help but feel so lucky to see them once again.


Below I will share my feelings and thoughts that I wrote directly after the meet and greet and show! Oh, and of course my cute meet and greet photos will be included!

I shared this on my Instagram the day after I had met them.

“I don’t think it will ever fully hit me that last night happened and my biggest dream came true. Last night will forever be engraved on my heart. I truly don’t think people understand how much this experience means to me. Faith’s music has been something I have leaned on and grasped to through every good and bad moment in life. It was a constant when nothing else was. My biggest dream in life came true last night on July 8th, 2018. I got to meet her face to face. I was the first in line and had to stand in the empty meet & greet room until they appeared from behind the curtains. The only thing I could think about was how insanely gorgeous she was. I have always seen photos but never thought a human could be that beautiful! I wore a dressy gown and heels and right as she walked in she exclaimed: “you are so beautiful sweetheart, what’s the special occasion?” I said the occasion was meeting her and she went straight a hug. I also got lucky enough to get a solo photo snapped with her. I woke up this morning and could still smell her rose scented perfume, I sat there wondering when it is going to hit me like a ton of bricks that I met one of the biggest role models in my life. She is so real and authentic and her example in everything she does pushes me to be a better and stronger woman every single day. Faith, I am completely mesmerized by you and am so grateful I got to stand right in front of where you performed on stage last night. Until we meet again…I love you Faith Hill & thank you for making this the greatest day of my life, forever and always.
Xoxo, Lexie ***Also, I have had so many people dm, text, call, and comment saying that I could pass as Faith’s daughter and let’s just say if that isn’t the biggest compliment idk what is.”S2S070818SouixFallsM&G(2of17).jpg


My meet and greet experience:

I was the first one in line tonight and Aubrey was the sweetest at calming my nerves. I talked to her about her birthday and the Salt Lake City show next week. When it was finally time some of the staff help open the curtain and Faith walked in first and let me just tell you…FAITH IS EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL IN PERSON OH MY GOSH! Faith was the first to walk in and see me and was like “oh my gosh you are so beautiful sweetheart, what’s the special occasion?” And I said “you”. I was so awestruck that I practically forgot my name for a few seconds. She goes “awe, aren’t you just the sweetest thing” and then went straight for the hug. She said, “My name is Faith, it’s so nice to meet you”. Tim also introduced himself like that and asked me what my name was. It’s so sweet how they make the m&g’s so intimate. Faith’s hug was everything I could have ever wished for and more. Tim’s handshake was amazing and I got to get two. I was able to snag a photo with the both of them and one with just my girl Faith. We lined up for the photo and she goes you want to be in the middle. I said of course & then I looked her on the eyes after the photo and we kept talking. She then pointed at the camera as if we were going to take another picture. I said, “wait, can I get a photo with just you too?” She said “of course!” Y’all HER HUGS ARE AMAZING and she smells SO GOOD & now my dress smells like her. I was so starstruck and could barely get out any more words but Faith was so sweet about it. We talked a little more and then Faith gave me one more hug and Tim gave me a hug/handshake. My entire life is complete. I have met the woman that continually makes me strive to be a better human each and every day and it was more than I could’ve ever asked for. So damn blessed that I was able to get this opportunity and I will never ever  take it for granted. Faith & Tim, I LOVE YOU❤️You are truly my heroes and I am ready to scream every single song at the top of my lungs.


I just wanted to say how grateful I am for their music and the power that it has. Faith’s music makes me feel so empowered and her example only exemplifies that empowerment more. I am so blessed that I was able to save up the money to make this opportunity possible. I worked to make my biggest dream come true and it was the greatest decision I have ever made. If you ever get the chance to witness their gifts in person, don’t let it pass you by.

I will remember this all:

“FOR THE REST OF [MY] LIFE”!

About to head to my final show of the 2017-2018 Soul2Soul tour right now. So many mixed emotions yet still so excited! I will keep you updated!


Xoxo, Lexie

 

 

 

 

 

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Dreams

Today’s post is short, sweet, and to the point.

Let’s talk about dreams. I want you to think back to your childhood. Can you count the number of times someone told you to follow your dreams? It is pretty hard, huh? This statement seems to be drilled into the minds of young children. As we grew up we often tend to lose sight of our dreams and put them on the backburner. There is always some reason why one of our dreams can’t be fulfilled. These reasons may include not having enough time, being worried about the cost it might take, or never actually taking action to make them happen.

All I have to say about this is FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS. Life is so short. Work hard. Set goals. Be spontaneous. Save and spend your money on the adventures and experiences your heart desires. Never let any time or money constraint get in the way of your dreams.

I recently began to work extra hard on making this a priority in my life. In December, I booked a flight to Nashville. This is the first major trip I have organized, put together, and paid for all by myself. After graduating from high school and finishing my first year of college I never thought this would be possible. I work so hard to make enough money to pay my bills and place money into savings. I will tell you giving up those few nights where I didn’t go out to the movies or dinner with friends because I wanted to save money has paid off. I am seeing the benefits of it now. I am not telling you to never go out and do fun things but rather spend your money wisely.

Some of my biggest dreams are coming true this summer and it has been a complete whirlwind these past two months booking these trips. I get to explore Nashville for a week and soak in the rich history and country music. I also get to see my favorite country artists, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw in concert twice in July. If this wasn’t already enough to make my heart full God blessed me even more. I was able to get enough money together to make a huge dream of mine come true. In July of this year, I get to road trip to South Dakota. I get to see Mount Rushmore for the second summer in a row and I get to meet Faith and Tim.

After this summer, I am not sure many experiences will the joy these dreams bring me. However, my next goal is to spoil my younger brother with a high school senior trip that I was never able to experience. I am sure that with a lot of hard work, goals, and trust I can make another dream of spoiling my younger brother come true!

Everything I just shared is proof that hard work, setting goals, trusting in God, and following your dreams can bring you great joy, memories, experiences and more. Trust me it is worth the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve your goals. The joy you will get from knowing you have worked to make your biggest dreams come true is indescribable. I urge each one of your to do the same. Who knows maybe your wildest dreams can come true!?

 

Xoxo, Lexie

 

 

100 LIFE GOALS

Today my post is a little different. I hope you enjoy!

Goals are such an important aspect of life. Creating goals provides you with a place to focus your energy and efforts. Measuring your progress becomes easier because you have a benchmark to compare with. Personally, goals help to fuel my ambition of staying motivated and aiming for dreams that can become a reality.

Those who know me well know I cannot live without my planners, lists, and organizers. It provides a sense of structure and I have been creating lists for years. Daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals help me to measure how well I am managing my time and whether I am achieving my goals or not. Trust me when I say that being able to check off goals you have achieved gives you a sense of pride and happiness.

Below are 100 life goals I chose to incorporate into this post. Let me remind you I have WAY MORE than 100 life goals. If I kept going I would never stop and no one would ever want to read this post.

100 LIFE GOALS

Financial & Writing
  1. Be debt-free
  2. Build my own house
  3. Create a budget and follow it
  4. Generate an income from writing
  5. Make conscious choices when spending money
  6. Publish weekly or bi-weekly blog posts for a year
  7. Save $5,000 & then make a bigger goal. (Ex. $10,000, then $20,000)
  8. Save more than I spend
  9. Set aside money from each paycheck for emergencies & traveling
  10. Write a book & get it published
Personal
  1. Get a dog
  2. Attend the CMA’s
  3. Be an audience member of a show taping
  4. Become fluent in a new language
  5. Build my blog
  6. Create a vlog or travel diary
  7. Complete a Spartan race
  8. Exercise regularly
  9. Fill 5 journals about my experiences & adventures
  10. Find a new hobby
  11. Get a new guitar & write my own songs
  12. Graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree
  13. Have a long-term loving relationship
  14. Have my dream wedding
  15. Horseback ride on a beach
  16. Host a Family Dinner
  17. Learn how to increase my photography skills
  18. Learn how to make sushi
  19. Maintain healthy eating habits
  20. Master 20 recipes
  21. Meeting the following people:
    1. Faith Hill & Tim McGraw (Met July 8th, 2018 SD) 
    2. Shania Twain
    3. Lennon & Maisy Stella
    4. Connie Britton
    5. Lea Thompson
    6. Leah Remini
    7. Tina Fey
    8. (I will add on as my list gets longer)
  22. Own a vacation home
  23. Read a new book each month for a year
  24. See a huge concert from the first few rows (07/08/18; 07/18/18 Soul2Soul, 07/28/18 NOW)
  25. Serve others more often
  26. Sing karaoke or in front of an audience
  27. Sponsor a child in need
  28. Take a photo every day for a year.
  29. Watch an NFL football game live
  30. Write every day for a year
Family
  1. Get married
  2. Become a mother
  3. Create family photo books every year
  4. Create family traditions that can be passed down
  5. Have consistent date nights with future spouse
  6. Plan family meals weekly
  7. Raise my future children to know how loved & valued they are
  8. Raise my future children to follow their dreams & work hard
  9. Serve others often
  10. Take annual family vacations
Travel & Adventures
  1. Explore Bora Bora
  2. Explore the Caribbean Islands
  3. Explore Havasu Falls
  4. Explore LA
  5. Explore Nashville, TN (June 1st-June 5th, 2018)
  6. Explore NYC
  7. Get up early & watch the sunrise
  8. Go cliff jumping
  9. Go on a cruise
  10. Go on a mission’s trip
  11. Go on a wine tasting trip
  12. Go skydiving
  13. Go scuba diving
  14. Go to all 50 states
  15. Go to concerts whenever possible
  16. Have a beach bonfire at while the sunsets
  17. Road trip down the West Coast (WA, OR, & CA
  18. Stand on the equator
  19. See the Eiffel Tower
  20. See Mount Rushmore…again (07/07/18)IMG_0467
  21. See Niagara Falls
  22. See Old Faithful erupt
  23. See the Northern Lights
  24. See the Statue of Liberty
  25. See the Taj Mahal
  26. Spend New Years Eve at a big celebration (Ex: NYC, Nashville)
  27. Swim with dolphins
  28. Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain in Rome
  29. Take a road trip with friends
  30. Take a cruise
  31. Travel around the world
  32. Travel to a new destination each year
  33. Watch the sunset in Greece
  34. Visit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  35. Take a gondola through the canals of Venice
  36. Take a Helicopter ride over
  37. Visit as many U.S History historical landmarks as possible
  38. Visit Australia
  39. Visit Bali, Indonesia
  40. Visit Blue Lagoon, Iceland
  41. Visit Cancun, Mexico
  42. Visit Cape Town, South Africa
  43. Visit the Galapagos Islands
  44. Visit London, England
  45. Visit Paris, France
  46. Visit Saint Lucia
  47. Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  48. Visit Turks & Caicos Islands
  49. Watch a movie under the stars
  50. Zipline in New Zealand

I hope you enjoyed reading my 100-lifetime goals. Although this list will change over time I hope to accomplish as many of these as possible. I challenge you all to create a list of life goals. Whether you are 15 or 55 it is never to late to accomplish the things you have always dreamed of. Take those dreams, make them a reality, and allow yourself to find happiness and confidence in doing so.

Thank you for reading!

Xoxo, Lexie