Thank you, to my EX

Dear ex,

If it wasn’t for you, I would still be the person I was before you. I would still have the faintest clue of what I deserve and how I should be treated. You taught me a lot of lessons throughout our relationship and I am honestly thankful for that. You showed me what an unhealthy relationship was like. I became a monster when I was with you because there was no trust between us. I couldn’t trust a single word that came out of your mouth but somehow I trained myself to thinking it was all okay and moved on. I pushed my friends and family away for you and didn’t think twice about it because you had me brainwashed. I will never forgive myself for letting someone walk all over me and being so naive, but I will always thank you for showing me so much.  I grew so much from the beginning to the end of our relationship, and I am honestly so so grateful for that. You broke me, you shattered my heart, but I still loved you. You lied to me, cheated on me, but I still loved you.

Then reality hit. What was I doing? Why was I living like this at such a young age? For what reason?

It stopped.

Before I went to college I made the decision to think long and hard about why I was in that relationship, and I knew college was going to be hell if I didn’t make some changes. And that’s where it ended and I became who I am today.

So thank you.

Thank you for showing me that I deserve so much more. Thank you for showing me all the signs of an unhealthy relationship. Thank you for breaking my heart, because it healed much stronger than before. I am the girlfriend today because of you.

Thank you,

Jordynne xx 💕

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A Favorite Pastime of Mine

HUNTING IN MAINE

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(If you are against hunting, just give this a shot, it’s not all about the “kill”)

The Maine wilderness is beautiful and full of so many possibilities. By growing up here I’ve had the privilege of exploring many of these possibilities, many right in my hometown. Hiking, four wheeling, snowmobiling, kayaking, fishing, and hunting are just a small list of the many activities Maine has to offer.

Since I could walk I was out bear baiting with my dad. We share many memories from our bear baiting and hunting trips. This is where I need to include that HUNTING IS NOT ALL ABOUT THE KILL. It is WAY more than that, actually. When you venture into nature to do whatever you’re doing, you are one with nature, you are experiencing the great outdoors and there is something so surreal about that in itself.

Hunting is very controversial and is a big topic today. Many people are against, or just don’t fully understand the concept of hunting. This could be due to the people that abuse hunting by illegal activities, or just the fact that “innocent animals” are getting killed.

HARVESTED is a better word for “killed” in hunting terms. When you are an outdoorsman, you harvest animals for their meat. You don’t just kill them, unless you are hunting for all the wrong reasons.

The quality time is what I also love about hunting. You get to spend time in the outdoors with people you are closest to, which is an amazing feeling. For example, I have harvested 7 bears with my dad there to help me through every one. We share so many memories just from hunting that I am forever grateful for, and I will never forget.

Lastly, hunting is NEEDED. We need hunting to control the populations of these animals. Without hunting we would have an unhealthy abundance of animals which is not a good thing any way you look at it.

Hunters are not bad people, we simply love the outdoors and spending time secluded in the wilderness. No cell phone service, nothing to worry about but the sun rising and falling. Hunting is humane and needed.

xx,

Jordynne

Finding “The One”

In today’s world, the word “loyalty” is warped. This generation doesn’t know the true meaning and importance of a committed relationship, although we may think we do we have nothing more than a foggy perspective.

We take our significant others’ for granted, we cheat, lie, fight and disrespect them. We tear them down rather than build them up. We put them on the same level as everyone else when they should be put on a pedestal.

Every relationship I had been in BEFORE THIS ONE was unhealthy and quite frankly, miserable. But I don’t regret any of them because they made me realize what I deserved was much more than I was receiving. I learned so many lessons and grew from each one I was in, making me the woman and girlfriend I am today.

01/22/18 was the day that Shawn asked me to officially be his, and I was (and still am) the happiest girl in the world.

He has shown me that “the one” is out there, you just have to stop looking in all the wrong places, and maybe even stop looking in general. I wasn’t necessarily looking for a relationship when he came along, I had actually almost given up on them. But, that’s where I was doing something right, NOT looking. From previous experiences, when you “look” for a relationship, you are so consumed in finding someone that you settle. That is one of the worst things you can do. Whatever you do, DO NOT SETTLE.

Shawn has taught me that loyalty and commitment is still out there. He has taught me so many other things like patience, kindness, and most importantly, happiness.

No relationship will be perfect. There will be fights, arguments, disagreements, and ups and downs, but you can’t have good days without the bad. Take something out of each of these, learn lessons, grow as a person and as a couple.

Also, make sure you keep the love alive. Just because you may “have” the person, doesn’t mean you need to stop trying to win them. The little things mean just as much, if not more than the big ones. Be kind, love with all your heart and most of all, stay HAPPY ❤️

xx,

Jordynne❤️

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A Little About Me

WELCOME to my BLOG, and my LIFE 😊

I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile, make a blog, share my adventures, tell stories, be apart of this creative community. BUT, I haven’t had a chance to get to it until now.

To start off, I’d like to introduce myself. That’s how it usually goes right? Or else your audience really has the slightest clue as to who you are, and not an idea about what to expect from you. Well, this should help..

Okay everyone, here it goes. My name is Jordynne, I’m 20 years old, from a small town in the middle of Maine. I spend most of my time getting my education at the University of Augusta and playing basketball for the Women’s Basketball Team there, but when I have free time I’m either spending it with my mom and dad, my boyfriend Shawn and his son Carson, or somewhere in the great Maine outdoors.

I enjoy days at camp, hiking, camping, traveling (almost ANYTHING outdoors) and spending time with the ones closest to me. I really like to express my creative side as much as I can, so this should be a great outlet for that to happen.

I am an only child (spoiled brat, right?) You could say I’m very fortunate. My two loving, supportive parents always gave me everything I needed, most of what I wanted (to this day) and I couldn’t ask for better. They’ve been there for me every step of the way, and I am forever grateful for them.

My boyfriend Shawn and his son Carson also mean so much to me. You could say I’m dating my best friend. He is so supportive and caring, I am definitely the luckiest girl in the world.

What should I expect out of this blog you may ask?

I plan to make this as fun and enjoyable as I possibly can. Full of stories from my fun-filled life, adventures (including many photos), inspiration, motivation and everything in between. Sometimes divulging into someone else’s life for a little bit can take some stress out of yours, that’s what I’m here for. 💖

xx,

Jordynne