Hello!! Remember me? I have been up to so much these past couple of months and my blog has definitely been taking a back seat (tbh my blog isn’t even in the same vehicle as me at this point..), but for the first time, I don’t feel bad about it! I’ve been doing a lot of growing and learning and I’ve been feeling so full, yet still so hungry to do more. Without further ado, here is a little run down of my year thus far:
I turned 24 and I got to celebrate it with my closest friends and family. I also got my nose pierced as a birthday gift to myself, which to me, symbolizes so much more than having a piece of jewelry on my face (if you know how much my mom disapproves of piercings, you would understand too LOL). In order to step out of my comfort zone, I applied to be a social media volunteer for a women’s conference. To overcome some fears, I got my first Brazilian and it hurt like a bitch, but hey, at least I proved to myself that I could do it. We celebrate ALL victories here, regardless of how small they seem. (PS I got sugared! If anyone is interested in my experience, I’ll definitely write about it because I am super happy with the results). I wanted to make more money and become more financially literate, so I got a part-time job as a tutor, which is great experience working 1-on-1 with someone. And the universe must have been on my side because I also got a promotion at my full-time job, which means more hours and more pay. Ask (and work hard), and you shall receive! I had a big wake-up call when my dad had a stroke in November and I realized that health really is wealth. So I started slowly going back to the gym, and doing HIIT workouts at home on the days when I felt lazy to go out. A bish also finally got around to getting a physical! Is that TMI? Idk, some people don’t go to the doctor, myself included, but going to the doctor once a year is really not that bad (and also v important!)
A blah month, mainly because of the cold weather. Like I feel like every day this month was -25 or lower, but it was a great month for quality time. Spent a lot of time hanging out with my girls, and my man. Started a wine night tradition with my dad. I tried macrame with my aunt, and I’ve come to the realization that I am really good with crafts/activities that involve string and repetitive movements. Probably because I can get into flow so easily. Also really good at critical thinking and knowledge games. Worked and worked out some more.
I went to my first rave, just to say I’ve gone to one. I had a lot of fun (granted, it was for an artist I actually like and listen to which definitely helps LOL), and I think everyone should go to a rave at least once in their life. You can’t knock it til you try it 😉 The women’s conference was this month, and it was a life changing experience. I’m not gonna lie, the night before, I was trying to talk myself out of going because I didn’t know anyone, and I felt so scared. But like I said, I’m trying to train myself to walk in the direction my fear leads me in… Being surrounded by a bunch of like-minded individuals was amazing, and the energy from everyone was infectious. I learned so much from each workshop, and I felt like I proved so much to myself. As someone who felt like she could never do things on her own, and who got anxiety attacks from starting conversations with strangers this was a big thing for me. I also finally got a car! After driving a minivan for months, it was about damn time. I’m so proud of it, I bought it in cash and it’s got everything I need to get me from point A to point B in comfort and style… somewhat. Also we celebrated my sister’s birthday for like two weeks, which was very fun and also made me realize how much closer I’ve gotten with my siblings as we’ve gotten older. My first best friends forever and ever.
I feel like I hit a wall this month. I have no one to blame, I’ve just been feeling super lazy and uninspired. Life ain’t all rainbows and butterflies and cliché quotes. Also, this month felt like it went by super fast. Started (and finished) GoT. Bought tickets for a Japan trip with my girls and I’m SO excited!!! My friends are having a BABY!! A little boy!! Went on a relaxing trip with my friends (relaxing is an understatement, because we really did nothing at all, but it was just fun to be all together 🙂 )
Aaaaand that pretty much catches you up with everything I’ve been up to. I’m not going to lie, lately I’ve been getting those feelings where it’s like “WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE!!! WHAT IS MY PURPOSE!!”. I’m trying to not be so hard on myself, but at the same time, I need to be realistic. I’m not going to find my life’s meaning by whining about how I haven’t found it yet, and by living my life exactly as I have the past 24 years. But while it’s been a rollercoaster of a year, I’m happy to report that it’s mostly been all good. I just want to give a shoutout to my support system. Y’all make this life worth living, and I have been extremely blessed to have been able to spend so much quality time with the people who mean the absolute most to me.
I also wanted to share my favourite IG accounts at the moment, for anyone who wants some inspiration for your own blogs or feeds. I’ve been using these accounts like free, valuable resources, and I think a lot of you would also benefit from following them as well!
- @thegreylayers – my favourite IGer. I love her style and she is just a big inspiration. Always makes me feel like I can do anything (which is true, I can), and I love that she is so interactive with her audience, despite her large follower count
- @thecontentplanner – I plan on using her free resources to help me pick back up with my blog, and I want to order a content planner of my own (but I’m going to wait until the 2020 one comes out in October)
- @theaceclass_ – the organizers of the women’s conference I volunteered at. Again, great resources for people and their events are an awesome way to meet local women.
- @vanessalau.co – she’s my age, and is a successful life coach and mentor (we’re talking six figures here people!!). I admire her drive and all the valuable content she puts out. Regardless of whether or not you are trying to make a name for yourself in this digital space, I think anyone can learn a thing or two from her.
And that’s it. Usually I’d write a big spiel here but I feel like I’ve been typing for forever, so I’m just going to say bye LOL and see you next time.