Five Minute Friday #3: Making Changes to Fulfill a Purpose

I have a new companion who comes with me to all my meals, but I’m not really sure I want him there… He kinda weighs me down sometimes, but I can’t let go of him, and I always pay attention to what he has to say.

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See him? Mr. Exercise Physiology. I have an exam for on Tuesday, and I need all information about metabolism to saturate my brain.

Other recent happenings include lots of sandwiches with guac…

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…and Lent! It started this Wednesday, so this week’s Five Minute Friday vlog has to do with making changes in one’s life in order to fulfill a purpose (not just from a Catholic perspective).

link to the video here!

Catholics do have set rules for fasting and abstinence throughout Lent. Here are some infographics if you’re curious!




Ooo Valentine’s Day is this weekend, isn’t it? Flashback to when I wrote a letter to my future husband on this blog for Valentine’s Day two years ago. “Dear No One” is still my theme song.

Happy weekend!!!

So tell me:

If you participate in Lent, what are you giving up/adding? Giving up: makeup and scrolling Instagram (I can post but that’s it). Adding: Must be at least 5 minutes early to everything if I can help it and a decade of the rosary each day.

If you do not participate in Lent, do you feel called to make any specific changes in your life to meet your goals?

What are you doing for Valentine’s Day/President’s Day/the weekend?

I’ll be celebrating “Galentine’s Day” with Rachel tomorrow night! 🙂 The only way I might choose a guy over Rachel is if he comes up to me with a single rose in his mouth, Coldplay/Tori Kelly tickets, and a box of chocolates jar of peanut butter within the next twenty-four hours.


10 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday #3: Making Changes to Fulfill a Purpose

  1. I just love you. Especially when you post videos! Love what you’re doing for Lent this year, too. Have a fun weekend and Galentine’s Day! I used to do that in college too 🙂

  2. Your letter to your future husband was the FIRST post I ever read from you Alison! Ahhh I’ve been reading your blog fro two years now. I can honestly say that my life has significantly improved since adding your blog into my feed and you into my life. 🙂

    I’m on duty for my job this Valentine’s Day, so Rom-Coms all day for me! 🙂

  3. What a great message as usual Alison! You always offer much needed new perspectives and wisdom:)
    I’ve put limits on scrolling time as well and I think saying a decade of the rosary will be something else I can add. Can’t hurt right?
    Have a great galentines weekend (completely just realized what that was now 🙈 Quick as whip I tell ya;) lol

  4. I love the way you approach Lent! Obviously, it’s rooted in Christianity but I 100% agree that it’s applicable outside religion. We so often think about where we want to be in life, but I think this is a great way to think about how to get there; you often have to give up something or make a significant change to reach your goals. Awesome post 🙂

    And no big V-Day plans for me, but my last few midterms are this week, so I think I’ll keep plenty busy 🙂

  5. Lent is interesting… 🙂 I’ve never done it, but sometimes I think that fasting from something is important to point us back to Jesus Christ and that He is all that we need. I love that Galentine’s day is a thing. 🙂 We had a wonderful day with brothers and sisters at worship yesterday. 🙂

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