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I Can’t Write About Something I Don’t Love 

      Around Christmas time I attempted Blogmas, and before that I’ve attempted to blog consistently for a over a year now, but every time I just can’t seem to stick with it. It would honestly pain me to write posts about nails and candles (although I do love candles) and all this materialistic crap that I wasn’t even interested in myself. But I did it because it’s what I thought people would want to read, and I did it because it’s what all of the big, popular bloggers did. 

     They have aesthetic, they have catchy posts about fashion and makeup and stuff that I just wish I could get into, but when I tried to do this, I was just a sub par version of their content. I can’t write about something I don’t love, about things I’m not passionate about. That’s not why I started a blog. Truth be told, I actually started a blog several years ago anonymously at the advice of a counselor to get my jumbled, self hating, depressed thoughts out & that was when I fell in love with the blogging world. 

     But not the blogging world I tried to be a part of when I started itsrubymarie because itsrubymarie is NOT a fashion blog, not a lifestyle blog, in the sense of cute aesthetic posts about dinner parties and such as I’ve tried to make it. No…That’s not what I’m passionate about. 

     I’m passionate about photography, about expressing myself in an artistic way, about mental health advocacy, about being a voice for those things that people don’t want to hear about. I’m passionate about Jesus and about people…And that, that is what I want to write about. From now on, that is what itsrubymarie will be about. 

Disclaimer: I know many of my followers probably follow itsrubymarie because of what it has been in the past, but I ask you to take a chance at this new journey & open your eyes to what I have to say (…or write) as it is truly what is closest to my heart. Also, this is no hate towards fashion & lifestyle bloggers, that’s just not me but I think y’all are amazing & wish I could look that cute all the time! 😉 

Thank you for reading, expect new posts soon & of course tons of pictures still. 


Xoxox, 

Ruby Marie 

Shoot me an email at rubyymarie.contact@gmail.com 

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Fashion Blog Collab // Blogmas Day 5

Happy Blogmas Day 5! Today has been the best day. First of all, it snowed & that just makes me happier than anything! Second, I had the opportunity to photograph Hannah Read, a local fashion blogger! I am very excited to start working together & doing more collabs in the future, so stay tuned for that! You can check out her site here: xoxoblissfullybrunette.com

These are just some of my favorites, you can check out the whole shoot on my Facebook page here: Ruby Marie Photography

Let me know what you think & what you would like to see more of!

xoxo,

Ruby Marie

 

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Pumpkin Patch🎃

I feel like this Fall season has been exceptionally beautiful, I’ve had so many nice days to go out & shoot & I’m loving it! These are from a pumpkin patch trip a couple weeks back with one of my best friends. She’s adorable.

I’m dying to take more Fall photos so get in touch if you would want any taken, I would absolutely love that! It’s been crazy and amazing how many people have been supporting my photography lately, I am feeling crazy blessed so thank y’all!

Here are the photos of Angela from Mosby Farms:
Happy almost Halloween everyone! Have fun & stay safe! 🎃👻

Xoxo,

Ruby Marie

P.s. I made a photography page on FB, check it out- Ruby Marie Photography

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How I’m Saving $20,000

Hey friends,

It’s been a while. And by a while I mean way too long. I don’t know why I can’t keep up with posting consistently. Honestly life just gets busy and blogging unfortunately becomes a low priority. You don’t know how many times I think, “wow I should blog that” and then end up getting busy, falling asleep, playing Pokemon Go, etc…😁

I’ve also been feeling a little lack of inspiration lately, so I really am going to try to blog more but I need input on what to blog about…(Comment your ideas on what I should write about…)

Anyway, I did get a comment a week or so ago asking to post about why I decided to stay here and go to Community College rather than a four year university. This is something I haven’t really liked talking about just because it seems to be all anyone has asked me about for the last few months. However, after struggling with the decision for quite a while I finally settled on what I was going to do and I feel pretty content with my decision. So here is my reasoning:

Okay, so I honestly think it’s a little crazy to expect everyone to go straight into a four year university, knowing their major and life plan right after high school. I mean, if you are one of those people who has that all figured out already good for you, but that’s definitely not the norm. And that’s definitely not me. Yet, it’s something that seems to be looked down upon, if you don’t have figured all out.

As I said earlier, I  really struggled with the decision to not go off to a four year university. I felt a little bit like a loser to be honest. In my mind people were going to think things like “wow, she’s dumb…not going anywhere in life,” and maybe they will. But I had to make the decision to not care.

After I took out my fear of what others would think, what I actually wanted to do become really clear. And that was; I didn’t know what I wanted to do. As in I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my future career, life path. So I thought, why would I spend a ridiculous amount of money to go off to a four year university when I don’t even know what I want to do?

For my senior oral boards I even calculated out the amount of money I would be saving by not going off to a four year university right away. It was right around 20,000 dollars. Which is crazy. I mean keep in mind that I did do running start for two years of high school and do have a significant head start on finishing my AA, but still. Crazy. 

So that’s my plan as of now, finish up my AA at Green River and then go off to maybe UW or Central, I’m not sure! If any of you have any experience at either of those schools comment your opinions!

Xoxo,

Ruby Marie

P.S. I know the comment also said to write about my boyfriend but I don’t know what to write about him lol, but just know he is perfect🙈

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SNEAK PEEK-Angela 

Here is a sneak peek of a shoot Angela & I did a while back, I will most likely be uploading the rest soon! I’m obsessed with these so I just thought I would share😍 if anyone wants to take pictures, let me know, I would love that 🙂 (ps…these aren’t all edited yet)


Let me know what you think, give me ideas what to write about, let me take pictures of you!? Happy Labor Day!

Xoxo,

Ruby

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Off to Mexico

Days like today remind me of how blessed I am to be alive.

I went shopping with Victoria and Anne, where a lady who worked there told Victoria and I that we were too big for the sizes we were about to try on. (Even though they fit just fine.) but ya know what? It didn’t phase me for more than a a couple minutes.

Cause honestly screw our western beauty standards of size zero girls being ideal, I like my not size zero body more than I ever liked being stick thin. As Anne would describe it we’re “curvy and wonderful” lol

But moving on from that whole ordeal I ended up finding a pretty prom dress with time left over to go to Panera before Younglife. Which always makes it a good day.

Another thing that makes a good day, even a good Monday: Younglife! I was so happy to give the talk tonight on how there is a bigger purpose for the pain in life. (Which I might post more about on here later.)

After this we all went to McDonald’s and I just gotta say, I feel so blessed by all the Junior High girls I know. Like dang. I wish I had been that mature/nice/thoughtful etc… when I was their age.😂 They are seriously blessings to my life and bring me so much joy.

And finally, something that is also bringing me joy today is the fact that I leave for Mexico TOMORROW!! I cannot believe it’s already here and I am so looking forward to this little road trip with Tay. It is going to be a blast & I will be sure to keep you all updated❤️

Love,

Ruby Marie