My name is Cierra and welcome to my blog!
I guess I will start of with a little background of myself so you can get to know me a little better.
I am the youngest of three kids, I have two older brothers who I am still very close with. I’m originally from a small town in Western New York. I lived there until I was 16 when my mom and I moved out to the Mid-west, where I currently still reside. I’ve been here 10 years now and I have to say, it has grown on me but I would be lying if I said I didn’t still miss the rolling hills and Lake Erie from time to time.
I have two dogs Bodi and Reiki. Bodi is a great pyrenees and Reiki is a lhasa apso. I also have a bunny named Belle. They are all very spoiled but very cute!
Favorite Things To Do:
I’m not much of a hobby person, but I have a few things that I enjoy doing.
Spending time with my family of course is one of my top favorite things to do. I have 6 nieces and nephews and although I only see two of my nieces on a more regular basis, I love spending time with them. They are just so much fun!
I love going for walks in the evening with my boyfriend and watching the sunset. I am such a sucker for a good sunset, watching all the colors in the sky mold and form together is just beautiful to me.
The beach has always been my “happy place”. I absolutely love going to the lake, I wish I lived as close to one as I did growing up in New York but I’ll take a trip to the beach any day!
Baking is also one of my favorite things to do, especially when I am stressed. But I actually try not to bake too much when I am stressed because when I also happen to be the biggest stress eater ever. But I do love chocolate chip cookies and they are my absolute weakness!
I also enjoy walking/jogging on the treadmill. I actually enjoy exercise, most of the time. I also find it to be a great way to de-stress and feel better.
Watching my favorite shows Netflix is definitely on my list of fun things to do also. Does anyone else like to re-watch their favorite shows over and over? I get picked on so much for this! I cannot tell you how many times I have re-watched Gilmore Girls but come on, who doesn’t love that show!?
Reasons for blogging:
I have an immense passion for helping people so I majored in psychology and graduated a couple years ago with my B.A in psychology. Since graduating, I became a lead teacher at a preschool, which I loved!
When I began having medical issues in the fall of 2018, I had to quit my job at the preschool I was currently working at, which I loved. I suddenly began to having fainting episodes as well as other symptoms that went along with that, like dizziness, lightheadness, weakness and really bad headaches. I wasn’t able to drive or work or do much of anything really.
It was by far one of the hardest times in my life, thus far. After countless doctor appointments and tests, I was finally diagnosed with something called Mast Cell Activation Disorder. I have been put on medication that has finally helped and is starting to give me my normal life back.
Before I was diagnosed though and put on medications, I spent months feeling sorry myself, feeling down and just completely lost. I went from being very active, working full-time to being able to do very little. I didn’t know what to do. So I decided to do something I have always wanted to do. I decided to start this blog.
I started this blog in the hopes of creating a positive and encouraging space. I know every person on this planet goes through something struggling. I have always wanted to help people in one way or another and I am hoping that this blog can do that for someone. This side of sunny is all about self-care and finding the good in life, no matter what the situation is.