How To Get Your Life When You Feel Lost

I’m been away from my blogging safe haven for a while and during that time I had a breakdown, an epiphany, felt lost and confused .. and ultimately got back up and began to re-find myself.

I. Am. Still. Trying. To. Figure. It. Out.

Everyday is a challenge.

No, seriously.

A multitude of things has happened during my time away from my blogging safe haven. I am finishing up the final touches of redecorating my room. My heart was broken. I booked a vacation rental to Costa Rica for my 23rd birthday. My heart was broken again lol. I lost my voice. I stopped writing. I began to feel very uninspired. I re-found my voice. I wrote. A lot. I realigned my goals. My laptop broke – which ultimately stopped me from blogging to you all about all the things that I’ve been dealing with. I got a new laptop. I started to revisit the world of dating -yass honey! I started my natural body butters. I’ve been learning and experimenting with new jewelry designs and finding ways to better myself and my craft. I tried being vegan for a week. I realized that I can only be vegan for a week and the pescatarian lifestyle is for me lol. I also realized that my working environment isn’t one that makes me happy. Realized that a part of the reason that it is so hard to steadily be happy and journey on towards peace is because I am surrounded by more negative things, people and places than I thought. I realized that I need to separate myself from those things now more than ever for the sake of my mental health, clarity and continuous path to self love. Oh, I need a new job guys. This is FACTS. I’m actively looking. However, I also realized that my true goal is to work for myself. Aside from that, I also had to remind myself that even during my times of doubt and frustration that I am an extraordinary, exceptional, brilliant and beautiful human being. So for the time I was away ….. I laughed, I cried, I learned … and realized that I am a confused, beautiful but … seriously a confused mess and I need to get my life.

Yes, you read that long ass paragraph only for it to end with “I’m confused”. I am lost in translation. Swept up in thoughts of how to make myself a better person than I was yesterday and caught between making those around me happy, helping out where I can and perfecting my craft and writing and re-finding my voice and just wanting some plain old love and attention!

If the title has compelled you to read this then you’re probably waiting for the part where I give a list of proper advice about how to get ya life! Listen, this is one time where I am just as lost as you. No proper advice over here just the beginning phases of life getting that I went through, lol.


During my time away I learned that the best way to start is to identify the problem. The source of stress. Source of sadness, hindrance, confusion etc. For me, that was identifying that I felt stuck, stagnant and complacent.

Then I stopped in my tracks and thought about why I felt this way. I’ve been out of college for over a year now. I don’t have a job in my field. I gave up a year of my life to help out someone who doesn’t seem to appreciate it. My business has been open for a year and I feel like it should be bigger than it is (while I do know these things take patience, time, hard work and dedication). A relationship that I thought was going to flourish in every sense of the word … failed. I couldn’t hold on to money. Felt like important people in my life weren’t matching the effort in which I give them (this still holds true but this is for another post lol). Oh man, and so much more.

I cried. Then I cried some more. I let out a rage of emotions.

Then I snapped out of it.

If you are a frequent reader of my blog, it won’t surprise you that I then made a list.

I made a list of goals. Then I prioritized them. Then I made a list of how to accomplish them. I made a list of my feelings. Then I made a list of how to work through each one.

I consoled myself. Because at 2 a.m when you feel like the world is crashing down on you and there’s no one you can call .. you’re all you have. And even when you feel like you deserve more than that or you don’t feel like that’s not enough … YOU HAVE TO BE ENOUGH FOR YOU. No matter what.

I revisited yoga and different breathing practices. Because during this time, I stopped and I could feel the tension rising within me.

I prayed. I’m not religious in any sense of the word but I believe in a higher power and I find solace in talking to that being.

I woke up one morning and I decided that I could no longer let my feelings of complacency stop me from being motivated and taking charge of my life.

I woke up that same morning grateful that I have been given another chance to make things right & to be my best self.

I applied to jobs. I read a little. Put on a face mask. Laughed. Facetimed bae and told myself that the following days would be different.

I spoke my goals into existence and I have been doing it since that morning.

Then I smiled because the only place to go from here is up. There will be a few more bad patches along the way -I know. There will be more times, when I’m feeling less grateful and less blissful, more discouraged, more frustrated but I know that I will overcome it. As I stated before, I am an extraordinary, beautiful, intelligent, confused mess and I realized if it wasn’t so, I wouldn’t be me and I couldn’t and wouldn’t have it any other way.

& CHECK .. there you have it, in the midst of all things confusing, ya girl has begun to get her life.

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Along My Spiritual Journey: The Beginning

A few months before my 21st birthday I think I had an epiphany. I kind of fell … into myself. Let me explain.

I have always felt like the odd one out. Externally, I was happy and just like everyone else. Internally, I knew I was different. I pretended to enjoy the same things that everyone else did. I pretended that my beliefs were the same as theirs. I pretended that I cared about the same things. I knew I didn’t but externally it made me fit right in. So much so, that in high school it became me … or rather I became it. I became the girl that cared about drama. I became the girl that was hard on the exterior. I became the girl that didn’t take any shit. I became the beauty queen that everyone desired to be. The alpha female. Externally.

Internally, I was fighting. With myself. With what others would think of me. You see, when I was living in Boston .. although I pretended and I kind of fit, I never felt comfortable. It never felt like home. But when I moved back to New York, my pretending got me accepted. The boy I liked, liked me back. I mean he worshiped the ground I walked on. I made friends instantly .. and we clicked just the same. My home life wasn’t the best (I resented my family a lot because they continued their life in New York while I had to start over in another state … but that’s another story lol) but I was healthy and happy .. externally.

Internally, I still felt different. Awkward. Always trying to find the right thing to say. Although everyone thought I had it all figured out. So I went along with it. Up until the last day of high school. Good riddens, except for a few close friends I left high school and my pretend games behind. Or so I thought.

When I got to college, I was ecstatic. I felt like a new chapter had begun. Until one piece of high school followed me to college. She didn’t know me all too well, but we had the same group of friends .. and she felt safe, so we clung to each other. I could tell that she was playing a pretend game too, although we never spoke about it. Together along with some other friends we met, we became the cool freshmans. But we, us two stood out. For different reasons, and this story isn’t about her sooooo yea lol. I stood out for those same reason as I did in high school. I became one of the popular girls. In my group, I was considered the outspoken one, the one that people went to, the one that everyone wanted but couldn’t get, the one that couldn’t be figured out but had the answers, the plans. I was once again an alpha female.

I won’t lie. While in college, I did enjoy my pretend game. I felt on top of the world. And I had my group of best friends that I could turn to. To release the real me … at a bare minimum. Until a bare minimum with 5 or 6 girls wasn’t enough. I got tired of being sheltered. Sheltering myself and who I really was. I began to hate myself again. The fight and anger brewing inside of my yet again. External vs internal. Who I want to be vs Who I am. Ah.

The transition from sophomore year to junior year was the hardest and most fulfilling. Don’t worry, I’ll tell you why. Lol.

Sophomore year, I lost a good friend (yes, it was the girl from the previous paragraph). See, her game of pretending ended .. quite abruptly. Then she transferred schools. But, like I said this story isn’t about her lol. After losing her, I began to reevaluate things that were important to me. Over time, my views on things began to change. And I voiced them. I no longer stated what people wanted to hear. I stated what was from my heart .. as cheesy as that sounds. Buttttttttttt, something was still, I don’t know .. blocking me? Maybe it was me blocking me because I was so used to hiding the bitter parts of myself.

Well anyways, I continue to struggle internally and I think externally it began to show. I distanced myself from my loved ones, buried my head in books and work and went on a small hiatus. Then things went left. On my haitus, I fell off. I didn’t care about anything and fell into a spell of depression. And I mean things really did go LEFT. Everything that could go wrong .. was going wrong. Love life – wrong. Friendships – wrong. Work – I got fired so yea wrong. School – WRONG.

This is going to sound so cheesy and cliche and every word that is synonymous with cliche … but then I had a terrible hair mishap. Bare with me readers, lol. This hair mishap resulted in me having to cut my hair (something that I wanted to do for a while but was too afraid to do). Let. Me. Tell. You. I had never felt so free. The day I cut my hair was the day I got fired. I had cried on the way to my moms friends apartment but when I got there I was at ease. I guess I knew a change was coming lol. I told everyone that I got fired and they gasped. I remember giggling and although I felt terrible, saying “It’s okay, everything happens for a reason”. He told me to prepare myself and I sat in this little chair while he gathered his equipment. I vividly remember the buzzing sound as he turned the clippers on. I was scared as hell! And as he took this razor to my head, I began to shed so many fucking tears it was unbelievable. I just cried. It felt so good. Like years and years of fake, bullshit, sucky moments were being washed away. Oh my goodness. I remember when he was done, I let out this huge sigh, I wiped my eyes and he gave me a mirror. I was afraid to look, but everyone in the house was cheering me on and making me feel so pretty and awesome lol. I looked in the mirror, smiled and cried all over again because I truly did feel free in that very moment

That exact moment was when I think I had the epiphany.

The next week at school, listen honey… I slayed. It was the last week of junior year but I still felt on top of the world. I carried that same attitude through summer vacation and back again into my senior year. Oh man, senior year (once again, that’s another story lol).

The beginning of senior year was met with so much positive vibes and good energy. The start of my spiritual journey had begun. I said what I wanted. Dressed the way I wanted. Felt the way I wanted and without apologizes.
This time around, I was still outspoken but in the most genuine and authentic way. Like, I am cheesing as I write this. That is how amazing it felt. I was still a reliable source for people, I was still dependable, tactful, charming and beautiful and people saw that. I was still an alpha female, but in a more positive and luminescent way. As a matter of fact more people gravitated towards me and the energy that I gave off. Was I still guarded? Of course. It was just the beginning. But opening up myself to receive the energy of other amazing and positive people was something I had never felt before and it was invigorating. I was satisfied externally and internally for the first time in what felt like forever.

I remember a friend of mine, Brian pulled me aside and he said to me “I see a change in you from the girl you were when I first met you and the woman you are now. I love it. Keep getting better. I see you, Sky”. I wonder if he remembers that. Lol. That comment was one of the best compliments I had ever received in my life .. even to this day. It just let me know that all along, I could have been myself .. and been happy being myself and the right people would have gravitated towards me from the beginning.

But everything happens for a reason.

I know that.

As a matter of fact, I am grateful it didn’t happen from the beginning because I wouldn’t have learned to love myself the way I do now. I wouldn’t have grown. Every hardship that I have overcome has helped shape me into a better person.


Making this this blog, has been about continuing to open myself up, in hopes to inspire at least one person. Or to help at least one person. Or to let at least one person know that they are not alone … and it is okay to be weird lol. With that being said, I hope that you guys enjoyed this post – a little more intimate side of me and who I am. Like the title says, this was just the beginning so stay tuned for part two. ❤

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Haul Time| Home Decor & Style ReVamp

It’s always fun to have a day (every once in a while) where nothing matters. You just enjoy the day for what is, take in the scenery, breathe and let go … and if you can do a little shopping!

This past Saturday, I visited Tanger Outlets/Foxwood Casinos in Connecticut and picked up a few different items (boyyyy, was I loving the sales!)

Btw| I won $40 at the Casino. I felt like a superstar! Lmao

Here are the things that I purchased:

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There’s something sexy yet sophisticated about Button Up’s. These H&M Button Up’s cost $12.99 which drew me right in (usually, I see Button Up’s going for $20 and up) and lately, I’ve been trying to revamp my style. It’s not news that my style is very bohemian inspired but lately I’ve become drawn to the minimalist/chic look which reminds me of sultry yet ‘grown woman’ vibes.

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I then saw these jeans and listen …. I loveeeeeee a good sale! I had been looking for a nice pair of black ripped jeans (and white ones) so when I saw these (and that price) I had to get it. As for the second pair of jeans, you really can’t go wrong with jeans that cost 10 bucks so I picked those up as well. When you’re a bit of a curvy girl, it’s hard to find jeans that compliment both your hips and waist but I find that H&M very rarely lets me down in that department.

Note: These jeans are a size 10 but my size varies with the style and cut of each pair of jeans. These two jeans had AMAZING stretch so size 10 was perfect and gave me some breathing room too.


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I stopped by Bath & Body Works (who is having an amazing sale by the way!) and picked up a few fragrances, two candles and a some lotion. Let me tell you, those Pineapple Mango candles smell soooooo good!

Note| If you are interested in candles, fragrances, shower gels etc … the sale is 75% off. These items were originally 13 dollars and up and I ended up getting them for about 3-4 dollars.


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I am lacking in the summer department so I decided to pick up a pair of shorts. American Eagle is another place that does me justice in the jeans department … however their prices aren’t always ‘broke blogger’ friendly. So, I was really happy that these shorts were 40% off, high waisted and with great stretch!

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There’s nothing really to this shirt. I bought it because I thought it was cute lol.


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Before leaving the outlet, we stopped in Charlotte Russe. I loved their clothing items and their prices but the quality of clothing wasn’t doing it for me so I opted out of purchasing anything in that department lol. However, along with that minimalist/chic look that I been loving lately, statement neck pieces are slowly but surely becoming my thing. Like I said the prices in CR are great so I snagged these for 5 dollars each.


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Last, but certainly not least I picked a few things at my local TJ Maxx, yesterday. I have been redecorating my room and the sign “Choose Your Own Adventure” really stuck out to me so I had to purchase that. I’ve been printing out all of my pictures recently so I snagged a vintage picture frame as well. To finish off my purchase, I picked up  2 Indian made porcelain dishes.

I have a few more purchases to make to kick start my summer and the redecoration of my room but I think this was a good start. I hope you all enjoyed this mini haul ❤

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12 Black Businesses To Shop From

For the past few months I have been really keen on switching over to buying from my black sisters and brothers. Here, I have compiled a short list of 12 black businesses that I have (or plan) to buy from/support in the upcoming weeks. Check it out ! ❤

For Head Gear

  1. Visit The Wrap Life .


Out of Brooklyn, NY, Nnenna Stella offers a variety of beautiful hand printed African inspired head wraps among other things.

2. Visit Loc Soc

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This business offers a wrap that is for fashion and protective styling. Two in one! Made with locs in mind, it has now been adapted to wear with any style, length or texture of hair.


Apparel

3. Visit Kashmir.VIII

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Kashmir Thompson’s giant selection offers everything from clutches, t-shirts to even coasters.

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4. Visit The Very Black Project

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5. Visit Tees In The Trap

This website features phone cases, coffee mugs, totes and of course t-shirts. All of these items are accented with popular terms and catch phrases from the hip-hop community, black culture and just everyday life.

6. Visit Mo’s Bows

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A 14 year old from Memphis is the CEO of Mo’s Bows hand made bow ties. He realized his love for fashion and at the age of 9 started his own company. I think we should all take the time out to re-evaluate our lives because this kid is amazing, lol!

7. Visit Gloss Rags
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This website features the names of our brothers and sisters that have been victims of police brutality, unfair justice system and unjustified killings on t-shirts. It’s a beautiful way to pay homage to those who are no longer with us.


Hair Care

8. Visit Camille Rose Naturals
Moroccan Pear Conditioning Custrad is a culinary cocktail blend of nourishing oils to soften and protect the hair's moisture barrier. Recipe: Our natural buttercream base is silkened with a culinary cocktail oil blend of Moroccan pear, Cherry Kernel and Urica (nettle). Vitamin-rich extracts A,B,C,D & K are mixed with protective Antioxidants to offer potent nourishment to strands in need of a little TLC. Rich Omega 6 and 9 top off this powerfully sweet conditioning treat for all hair types.

To all my brothers and sisters that are interested in using all natural products, this is for you! Developed in 2010 by Janell Stephens, Camille Rose Naturals is dedicated to providing hair care as well as beauty care products that are natural and hand made.


Beauty

9. Visit The Lip Bar

 

This website features a variety of beautiful lipsticks. Besides the amazing price, I love that they use natural ingredients such as jojoba oil and shea butter in their products.

10. Visit  Ka’oir Cosmetics

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CEO Keyshia Ka’oir offers a make up line that has the most radiant and beautiful lipsticks. Her website also features lashes, and nail products.


Fun!

11. Visit Cards For All People

Black Card Revoked - Original Flavor

Reminiscent of the popular game ‘Cards Against Humanity’, Cards For All People challenges your knowledge about black culture.


Jewelry

12. Visit Cielo’s Hippie Shop

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Now what kind of person would I be if I didn’t feature myself in this list of black businesses to shop from, lol! I am very much inspired by bohemian culture and incorporate a variety of healing stones in my designs.


With that being said, I hope you enjoyed this short list of black businesses to buy from. ❤

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Haul Time| Summer Sandals featuring Asos & Missguided

Summer time is coming! Vacation time is near!

And I’m out of control, lol.

Recently I’ve been stocking up on a bunch of summer essentials ❤ and sandals have been high on that list.

Below are some of the new members to my shoe family. I got some great shoes and even better deals!

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I needed some new neutral sandals and brown is always the first color on my list when I think of items that are versatile. While peeking around in Target, I came across these beautiful leather and strap up Mossimo sandals. For people that have wide feet (like myself), these sandals are perfect because they have a unique design that helps to give your feet a slimming effect. Oh! and that wide leather band isn’t squeezing your feet into oblivion – which is always good.

Price – $20.00


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Ironically enough, I have never owned a pair of simple black sandals. I get so stuck on brown and tan colors that I neglect every other color. Lol. I definitely wanted to add black to my shoe collection and when I saw these on Asos, I had to get them. When it comes to shoes, I tend to be quite basic. However, these sandals also have a 3/4 inch platform so it gives it a little edge while still keeping true to my simplistic shoe style. Also if you are shopping on Asos, you get a student discount!

Price – $17.00


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I’ve noticed that when people hear “Payless” they tend to start the judging game. I am not ashamed to say that some of my best shoe purchases (especially for summer sandals and wedges) have been from Payless. There are a few things I love about these sandals. First the color. If black is not something I usually get then you can only imagine how out there silver is for me! I also love the unique ankle straps – that is certainly something that I haven’t had in my closet so I was excited about this purchase. The only con with these shoes are the front straps. For wide foot gals like myself, it is a little tight but after wearing it a couple of times I am sure that it will strength to become more comfortable.

Original Price – $39.00 | Price I Paid – $14.00


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These rhinestones make me feel like I’m back in 8th grade but something about these sandals screamed “Buy Me”. I love the double strap and the hippie vibe that the rope around the perimeter of the sandal is giving me. I also like the mini platform and the overall look of these sandals. Missguided is another online store that gives students a discount.

Original Price – $40.00 | Price I Paid – $17.00


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Rounding it off with some simplicity, I also got these beautiful sandals from Missguided. I love these shoes because while an all white sandal is a first for me, its still simple simple simple! This is something I can pair with just about anything and I love it. My favorite part about these sandals is the lightweight feel of it. While it does feature a platform and one inch heel, it is extremely comfortable and so free feeling. Walking around the house in these, I literally forgot they were on my feet – I did not want to take them off. The only con with these shoes …. it’s white so I will have to be extremely careful with these babies.

Original Price – 40.00  | Price I Paid – $12.00


Summer hasn’t arrived yet so I still have time to get more .. but I hope you enjoyed this mini haul and potentially found some new places to get some inexpensive summer deals ❤

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Outfit Diaries | Suede On Suede

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I have been dying to wear this outfit! I recently got these beautiful suede pants in the mail and was immediately thinking of way to rock it! The first thing that came to my mind was this suede olive green shirt/dress that I got from a boutique in Bay Ridge. I indecisively struggled between what shoes to wear before opting for these pointed toe snake skinesque heels. Finally I topped off my outfit with a thrifted Rugby snake skin clutch and face full of glam -check my highlight lol ❤

Shirt/Dress| Flavour
Pants| H&M
Shoes| ZooShoo
Accesories| My moms closet
Clutch| Thrifted

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Travel Goals – 2016 & Beyond

I’m in my early 20’s. No career, currently out of school, no MAJOR bills to pay and no kids. If you are like me then you know .. this is the time to travel! Now, don’t get me wrong, this is NO shade to people that have careers, children, bills or who are in school – actually I respect those that are in those situations but I am also happy that I don’t have those responsibilities yet! Not saying that if you have these responsibilities that it can’t be done but quite honestly, not having those major responsibilities like a career or children does make it easier to dive right into the world of traveling.

My mother always told me that this is my time to live! To explore and to conquer! With that being said one of my goals for the next 5 years is to start traveling like a maniac. So I thought, why not create a bucket list -if you will- of places that I have my eyes on. Some of these places I’ve been to but I never really got the chance to explore and really submerge myself into the customs and culture and that is really my main goal. Hopefully, I can start crossing these beautiful places off my list sooner rather than later!

  1. Amsterdam
  2. Sweden
  3. England
  4. Kenya
  5. Jamaica
  6. Panama
  7. Costa Rica
  8. Puerto Rico
  9. Texas
  10. Las Vegas
  11. Trinidad
  12. Barbados
  13. Bahamas
  14. St. Thomas
  15. Turks and Caicos
  16. Thailand
  17. St. Lucia
  18. St. Marteen
  19. New Zealand
  20. Fiji
  21. South Africa
  22. St. Kitts
  23. Belize
  24. Mexico
  25. Venzuela
  26. Chile
  27. Colombia
  28. France
  29. Curacao
  30. Cape Verde

What are some places you hope to visit in the next few years?

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Uplifting Quotes To Brighten Your Day … & Mine

In a time like this I need some positive words to surround me and I know that I’m not alone. Whether it be a person, a thing or situation, we all have times that we just need to be surrounded by positivity and good vibes. So I wanted to give you guys that and truthfully I need to give myself that.

Here are some of my favorite uplifting quotes.

“Without struggle there is no progress.” Image result for without struggle there is no progressThe real quote by Frederick Douglass reads “If there is no struggle there is no progress” but I tend to prefer the modified version. During my times of self doubt and when I am struggling to better myself or succeed at something I try my hardest to remember this quote. This is a quote that has ALWAYS helped me push through and persevere during difficult times.

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”This quote is by one of my favorite psychologist, Abraham Maslow. So, read it. Read it again. Let in sink in.  When I first read this quote, I was taken aback. I literally stared in awe for a few minutes because it is so true. If we continue to see everything with a one sided mind or from our own perspective, we will never be able to know any other solution. Every problem we come across, we will try to solve the same way. Every disagreement, every misunderstanding .. everything! And that is no way to operate. Every situation is different. Every person is different. You have to be able to at least attempt to understand things in a different light. You have to be able to take a step back and try different tactics to handle different scenarios and that is something I had to learn. Once I learned the meaning of this quote, it helped me with future problems .. and it still helps me.

“If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life” and “A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself”. I combined these two because they essentially mean the same thing but I love both of these quotes and couldn’t pick one. What I get from these quotes is – do what makes you happy and nothing less .. or you will be unhappy! Work to your highest and best ability and don’t give up. Even if there’s turbulence along the way. Even if you have nay sayers surrounding you. Even if you feel like your best isn’t enough. Even if self doubt is getting the best of you. Keep going, keep trying and don’t give up. It is better to try and fail than to not try at all (another favorite quote of mine lol) because in you trying you are reaching the goal you were meant to. So many times I see people go into professions or do things that they don’t necessarily want to do because they are thinking about the people around them or money but in the end they turn out to be so unfulfilled and not at peace. We have to come to the conclusion that we must do what makes us happy. We have to do it for ourselves and no one else. We must live to our greatest potential and travel along that path to self love and happiness and then we will attain peace <3.

“If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I’d still swim. And I’d despise the one who gave up.” This is another Abraham Maslow quote and I promise the last one! Lol. I adore this quote. You have to keep trying. No matter what. No matter how difficult the task. It’s that simple. That’s it.

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” I love this quote because it’s just saying that no matter where life may take you, you have to learn to go with it and change when needed so that you meet whatever goal you have set for yourself. Throughout life, whatever goal you are pushing for, the path to that goal will very rarely go the way you expect it. There will be ups and downs, right turns and wrong ones but you have to gain the mindset that these things -everything really- happens for a reason. And that reason is to make you a better person and after facing those obstacles, reaching that goal will only be more fulfilling!

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that rises against you in judgement shall be condemned.” I couldn’t NOT include a bible quote and to be honest this might be my favorite on this list. There was a time in my life (at a young age) that I was going through so much. One day, I was talking to my aunt over the phone and I literally broke down. She consoled me, talked to me so calm and started reading the bible. Now I am not religious (I do believe in God though) but something about the way she spoke to me helped. Before we got off the phone she told me to write something down. I got a pen and paper and she recited those words to me. Then she told me to put it on the door of my room and every night before I went to bed and every morning before I left the house to say these words. I don’t know if she even remembers that but even now before I leave the house I say those words in my head. No weapon that forms against you will prosper. Those weapons will form but if you keep your faith, work hard and stay positive they won’t prosper – they can’t. And every person that judges you or your situation can’t prosper. So stay positive and focus on that goal. Strive to achieve it and you will.

So these are some of my favorite uplifting quotes. If you are feeling down for whatever reason, I hope this helped you. ❤

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Surprise!

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So, sometime last week I was invited to a surprise gathering for a friend of mine. One of my new years resolutions for 2016 has been to start going more – so when I was invited I immediately headed to my closet and called two of my best friends to tag along. So without going into a thousand details, here is my outfit from that night!

Necklace| Boohoo
Dress| Missguided
Clutch| Missguided
Platform Ankle Shoes| H&M
Lippie| Colourpop Ultra Matte – Guess

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xoxo Cielo.