Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sheesh, It's July!

Time flies when you having fun and I can't believe it's already July! Summer is flying by and I'm enjoying all the sweet memories I'm making with loved ones :) I still have a BIG to do list of things I wish to accomplish this year so it's time to pick up the pace because we only have FIVE months left in the year! Can you believe it?

Happy Fourth Folks!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I'm a Psychic Magnet

For some reason, I always attract psychics when I'm out and about running errands or out on my travels. The other day, I was approached by a middle-aged woman who first stated that she's seen me around before. It was weird because I've never seen her but no, she was extremely confident she has seen me before. THEN she proceeded to name drop a couple of stores in the area that she thinks she saw me at recently. I thought it was a lucky guess but she was specific and she was right! (All of this happening before she told me she was a psychic).

So then she asks if I go to these stores often and I said "occasionally but it's been awhile." This is when she said well "I'm a psychic and I'd love to give you your reading if your interested." I quickly said "no, thank you" and moved on with my errands. At the end of the day, I've been approached by psychics on several occasions and I do not know why! I remember one psychic told me she was getting "strong vibrations" from me and another one being overly pushy in getting me to sit for a reading.

I don't believe this is normal for most folks but I thought I would put it out there to see if anyone else can relate. Better yet, has anyone of my readers had a psychic reading before? Was any of it true? I am too creep'd out to sit with one...yikes!

Photo Courtesy of Victoria Pickering

Monday, June 23, 2014

Re-evaluating Your Circle

We’ve all heard the saying, “keep your friends close but your enemies closer” but in today’s world, I find that when you keep enemies closer they tend to pollute your space. I’ve never been a fan of drama or “crowds” of people around me, in fact, I believe that most of us misconstrue the definition of true friendship vs. acquaintances. 

There is nothing wrong with having both, in fact, I believe you should but at some point you have to discern who’s who in your life equation. Friendships add value to your life, acquaintances add value to your network. It’s simple life math really but yet the lines get blurred sometimes and that can cause confusion. 

But who says you can’t have more than one circle? Social media has shown us you CAN have several circles operating at once but you have to mindful of boundaries. Your true friends will always show their selves true in the hardest and happiest situations while acquaintances assume their role as sporadic contributors to your life. 

The other day, I had a conversation with a really great friend of mine about friendships and how we both have witnessed and experienced shifts in our relationships with people. While it is never easy to come to grips with that some people are being "removed" or "growing out" of your life, it doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad thing either. In order to get where you are going, it sometimes requires getting rid of dead weight- you could even be dead weight to someone else life as well. Sometimes taking a step back from situation can reveal a lot about a person and yourself! If' it's meant to be, it will be.

10 Things I'd Like to Learn

Never be afraid to try something new, because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know. 
1) Learn to speak a different language fluently- FrenSpanglish doesn't count!
2) Tie a tie and or a bow tie- I learned years ago while I worked in a male clothing store but I forgot!
3) To cornrow-OMG! This is my life struggle as a Naturalista
4) To sew/hem-I know how to sew on buttons but learning how to hem or just sewing in general would be fun!
5) Bake a cake from scratch- box cakes are cool but making things from scratch is a good skill to have I think!
6) To fly a helicopter-well maybe I'll just leave it at flying in one first
7) To grow my assets/diversify my portfolio- anyone know of a good financial advisor?
8) Learn how to love-I've tried it but I don't think I really KNOW how
9) Learn how to make a cultural dish from scratch-homemade pasta noodles anyone?
10) To ride a motorcycle-I've always talked about owning a bike someday so I need a license and training first LOL

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

NEW Blog Coming Soon!

Sooooo I know I've been on hiatus lately but it's not intentional! In fact, I'm working on several projects right now and one of those projects happens to be giving my blog a MUCH needed face lift. In the next couple of months (sooner I hope), I'm looking to completely redesign my blog so be on the lookout for this change. Don't worry, I'll let you all know when the time will come and I hope you all will be around for the journey.

While I'm in the "planning" phases, let me know if you all have any suggestions on this process. Just drop a line in my comments!

Thank you Xo

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What in the World?

I have a lot of things on my mind but I'll try to keep this post brief! The world has officially gone NUTS! It feels like I can never turn on the TV or view my social media platforms without SOMETHING insane going on in the world. What the world needs right now is not only LOVE but most of all PRAYER. Oh the days ahead look so dark but I refuse to fall in it's shadow. At this point in our lives, we all really need to do better. Accountability is everything and while we may fall short sometimes, we have to TRY to do better. Yard by yard, it's hard but inch by inch it's a sinch!

Even if you think you can't do anything, YOU CAN! We are all have gifts inside of us (some are undiscovered) but we we all have purpose. I'm not trying to preach (well maybe I am just a bit) but each day we wake up in the morning we should be grateful we are getting another chance at life. Tomorrow is never promised to us, so we have to LIVE out our lives the best way we can. How are you living today?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Creative Inspiration Fun

Oil Pastels 
  I'm not sure where this jolt of inspiration came from but it could be from my latest travels. Whenever I'm away and playing, I always seem to get a burst of energy to do something more. With that said, I've had quite a few personal projects/ideas pop in my mind that I want to sincerely explore. The hardest part is always figuring out where to begin but I feel strongly about giving these ideas a chance.  Trusting the process of creativity can seem terrifying at first but usually something beautiful is learned through the experience.

Most will agree that fear, uncertainty, or even our own self can hold us back from realized dreams. Don't let anything discourage you! Let's go be GREAT together Xo

Photo Courtesy of WideEyedIlluminations

Friday, March 28, 2014

Solo Traveling...Get Into It!

Passport Page with stamps

  I love reading travel articles! There is so much inspiration that comes with a picture from an exotic place and I for one, have been craving for some adventure. Lately, I've been reading quite a few articles about the importance of using your twenties to just "explore." Often times, we find ourselves professionally and personally stagnate these years because we are trying to figure out who we are as individuals. However, we don't seem to dedicate enough time to really pushes ourselves out of our comfort zone.

It's human nature to struggle with moving beyond your comfort zone but it's necessary for growth! The best way to challenge yourself is to try traveling alone. Yes, alone, especially to a foreign country! I read in this article that traveling alone is a great way to get to really know yourself. When you begin to submerge yourself with the uncomfortable,this is where you begin to recognize your true self. It's a great time for personal reflection and clarity that you wouldn't normally achieve among a group.

These articles have left me super inspired! For the most part, I usually travel alone whether it's for work or for pleasure but I've been bitten by the international bug repeatedly that it just make sense now that I focus on this more (plus I've already seen most of the "cool" parts of the US before). Furthermore, my friends are scattered around the country (some overseas) so it's been forcing me to travel alone for years. I actually started traveling by myself since the age of 11 or 12 so this normal behavior for me.

Got any ideas of international places to travel alone?

P.S. I definitely see myself living and working overseas very soon! I'm excited!!!

Photo Courtesy of Jason Smart