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V-Day Look + Self-Love & More Love

Hello loves,

I hope you all are having a lovely + loving February. During this month, remember that giving yourself the love you need not only can benefit yourself, but others around you too. I know, that with this month comes Valentine’s Day; and with Valentine’s Day can come the worries of not having a date or someplace to go or someone to be with and post photos for the gram. Please be easy with yourself. You do not need to be with someone or rush to have a romantic partner/connection just because of one day. Love does not have to romantically involve another person. Love comes in all forms-most importantly coming from the one that should be at the center of it all, yourself.

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Girl You Got This | Do Your Best & Rest

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Hi loves,

The past 2 weeks have been a bit of a rollercoaster for me—actually this entire month has been a rollercoaster. As much as I love October, it definitely has been filled with days that have been stressful beyond belief, challenging and not the brightest. I know not everyday can be the best and during this month I’ve come to the realization that that’s completely okay.  But the most important aspect I’ve learned from this is that when you have days that aren’t the best finding the time to relax, rewind and refresh needs to happen.

Our bodies and minds are constantly in motion and basically only have time to rest whenever we rest ourselves. For many of us, this moment of relaxation may only take place during a quick nap or when we go to bed. Sometimes that is all it takes. A good night’s rest or a cat nap to get us rebooted for the day or next day. Other times though we need much more than that. We need some good ole’ me time.

Your body and mind will let you know right away when you need a moment to yourself. And when that happens, please listen and take care of yourself. Learn to relax and to not worry about anything when doing so. I’ve had to learn this exact thing and make it a priority in my own life. I’ve always been the type of person who is thinking about her next move—what I should do next, what would happen if I did it, planning everything in advance, I mean even planning to plan. Thinking ahead of the game definitely can be a positive aspect to have,  but it can also get out of hand. I can sometimes have what people say is “no chill.” I always want to do more and in turn I don’t know when to stop. October has truly helped me learn exactly how to stop. How to really sit down, enjoy myself and my life, and to not worry so much—especially when it comes to things that are solely out of my hands.

If you are a person that is always on the move this may sound familiar to you. I only hope that you find some peace when you need it. Overworking yourself can be one of the worst actions you can take. We’re not made to be machines. We’re human. Down time shouldn’t be looked at as something bad, and you shouldn’t think of yourself as being lazy if you’re just kicking back. Instead, pat yourself on the back and be proud of the work that you do. Even on the days that you don’t think we’re your best, I’m positive that you still did your best.

Kick up your feet. Go to the movies. Take a spontaneous adventure. Finish that book you’ve been putting to the side for way too long. Create something. Take a few minutes to just breathe and close your eyes. Treat yo’self. Sing along to the radio as loud and as much as you want. Vent it out with your closest friends. Have a well needed night out.

You deserve it. Because at the end of the day you are strong and valued and utterly extraordinary. I’m proud of you. I hope you are too.

And remember, girl you got this.

“Today will be a good day. And even if it isn’t the best day, there will still be good moments within it. No matter if they are big or little. There will still be something good in this day.” 

Thank you for reading. <3

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Girl, You Got This | Little Life Update & Some Words

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Hello loves,

It’s been quite some time since I’ve shared a blog post with ya’ll and truth be told, life just has gotten in the way. So, what have I been up to as of late? I’ll sum it up in a few bullet points down below.

  • Working like a mad woman.
  • Spending time with my family.
  • Spontaneous adventures with my boyfriend and friends.
  • And last but not least, trying to find my way back to writing again.

Now the last bullet point definitely can sound like a shock because writing is what I do all the time. It’s what I went to school for, how I ended up where I am today and something that always helps me center myself when everything is wracking inside my brain.

Don’t get me wrong, I love writing and always will. Words are utterly powerful to me in the way that they can create worlds, characters and feelings without you having to see anything. Writing non-stop though can take its toll; I love what I do very much, but I am also my own worst critic. I had come to a point where I was putting pressure on myself to quickly write a piece, even if it wasn’t going to be my best work. That was when I had to stop. I needed to give myself a break and let life just swoop me up in the hopes to find my inspiration all over again.

I had an English teacher in high school who told me once, “Never put your name on something you aren’t proud of, because what you write is a reflection of yourself.” I have carried that quote with me for years; all throughout college and my post-grad life. So when I’m feeling crappy and I know my writing will be crappy, I need a revitalization. Something to wake my creativity up after it has been drained from using it so much. Does that make sense? Just envision yourself doing something you really enjoy so much that it starts to feel empty. It’s not second nature any more. You’re just doing it to get it done—cringing along the way and struggling to remember just what it is that made it so easy once.

With my fast-paced work schedule, spending time with my family, going on adventures when I have spare time and just having a “me moment” I had to remember why I love what I do. I believe we all need moments like these. A time where you just need to unplug yourself from social media, your blog, being creative, or whatever your niche is, and just be.

So that’s what I’ve been doing; living and finding inspiration along the way to help the creative juices start to flow again. It’s safe to say that I have a grip on them once more with this little blog post as an introduction to my favorite series from my old blog—say hello to “Girl, You Got This.”

If you don’t remember my motivational series from my old blog, “Girl, you got this” is a saying I’ve been telling myself for years whenever I have felt scared, in a rut (like writer’s block), doubtful, brave, emotional or gutsy. Those four little words help uplift me into going out into the world and just doing. In “Girl, You Got This” I’ll be sharing monthly blog posts filled with self-love, affirmations, quotes, feminist topics, inspiration, chit chats, personal insights and a whole lot of girl power made to cheer you on, and help any of you remember the extraordinary person you are.

I’m so excited to start this series again and hope ya’ll find something that you are looking for within each of them. Feel free to share with me anything that you may have on your mind in each post as well; I’m always happy to lend an ear or some words. <3 Hope ya’ll are having a beautiful week and stay tuned!

I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. – Roald Dahl

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