Travel Berkey Clean Water To Go Giveaway!

Thursday, June 6, 2019
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Travel Berkey Clean Water To Go Giveaway

Welcome to the Travel Berkey Clean Water To Go Giveaway!

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$269 RV
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Finding Love In All The Right Places!

Friday, May 24, 2019

Dating is a risky chance to take, but finding someone you connect with on another level is worth it. Online dating has become the new normal, it’s not so taboo anymore. It seems like everyone is joining a dating site these days. It’s fun, different, but unique and you have the opportunity to meet the right guy or girl even if they are miles away. Looking for the right person should be fun. 

You’re probably thinking why is she saying fun, but seriously it should be. Sure you’re taking a chance on finding the right person, but if this is something new, you should let you’re guard a little. When you take that step to meeting someone online, it’s about giving someone a chance. I mean if you know the type of person you want and you should settle, but having a long list of the perfect guy or girl doesn’t really exist. But that doesn’t mean that your soulmate doesn’t. You never know you could be scrolling right past them.

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to help someone find: the yin to their yang, the peanut butter to their jelly! So why not share what I would do as a matchmaker. When looking for someone, I feel like people look at appearances. It would be interesting to create a site where people couldn’t see what their potential mate looked like or having everyone post their “not so attractive” photo. At the end of the day, looks may be on someone’s list, but it shouldn't be at the top. You want someone to gel with on an intellectual level, someone to make you laugh and treat you with respect. Sure you may want to find someone good looking and it’s possible, but their personality might not match.

They say opposites attract and I do agree. I believe one mistake people make, is wanting someone who is the same and that can be boring. With the help of, wouldn't it be nice to learn something new. You can introduce one another to new adventures, whether it be a sport or a salsa class. Both of you could broaden your knowledge and each of you could bring something different to the relationship.

More importantly Honesty is important, am I right? Sometimes you will find someone who says anything, just to seem appealing. You do not want to mislead anyone and I take this seriously. Being in charge of the online dating service I would make sure everyone provides a screen test, including a background check. This is just a precaution to make sure all members are safe and in the best care. So if you didn’t pass the test, you will not be able to move forward. I would want my clients to feel comfortable and trust in my ability to connect them with their mate! Finding your match should be simple and safe, but also fun. 

*This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.

Important Things To Remember In Life

Thursday, February 28, 2019

It is very important for people to have positivity in their life. I know I talk about topics like this a lot, but it is only because I like encouraging others. You never know what someone is going through in everyday life. Sometimes we all need a little boost of support. 

Helping Someone Shine Will Not Dim Your Light
It’s good to support each other, that does not mean you will have a bad reputation for doing so. It doesn’t mean that you will not succeed in in everything you want to accomplish. 

You are good enough 
Do not let anyone tell you that you are not enough. If someone tries to belittle you and lower your self esteem, that means that they are going through something. Do not entertain their negativity energy, they feed of that. 

You matter 
You matter and you are loved! Don’t ever think that someone does not care about you because they do care. If you are around a great support system keep them close. You are important! 

Life doesn’t always go as planned and that’s ok
The thing about life is that sometimes you have to wing it and go with the flow. Some of the best things in life, come unexpectedly.

You are not a failure
If you did not accomplish a goal or you didn’t complete a marathon, does not mean you failed. The most important thing can do is try your best. That fact that you are taking risks and putting yourself out there means you have already won!

Do not give up
You can do it! Success does not happen over night, you might fall down and scrap yourself. Just know that it doesn’t matter how many times you fall, as long as you get back up and finish your goal!

I hope you remember these things and write them down if you have to! 

Doing Things Differently In 2019!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

A new year equals a fresh start, to do things the right way. So you have learned from your mistakes and life lessons taught you what to do differently this time around. I’m not an expert on life and I’m still figuring out my own. This isn’t me giving you advice, it’s just us group of friends talking. What this means is that I am going to be completely honest with you. You have the opportunity to change your story if you didn’t like the previous chapter. With that being said you should let go of any negative energy that followed you into this year.

If you’re around toxic energy, that can have a major impact on your life. Sometimes we’re afraid of change and because of this we stay in our comfort zone. This is very understandable trust me, I’m talking to myself in this post too. When you are comfortable in a situation you think that, this is all you need. In any relationship you have, whether it’s with your significant others or friends you need to pay attention to who is in your corner rooting for you. Ask yourself if the people in your circle ones that always support you, are always there for you and love you the way you love them? 

If a situation is no longer good for you, then it will not benefit you. For example, if someone is always negative to you leave that negative vibes. Find people who are positive and always trying to lift you up and make you smile. If a friendship is one sided and you are the one going out of your way, maybe it’s not really a friendship anymore. Was it even a friendship to begin with. Most importantly, don’t be the one that is giving off negativity. Everyone is going through a battle or an obstacle in life and that doesn’t give anyone the right to beat them down further. If you are the one going through a battle you will get through it. If someone wants to be there for you, I know life may seem hard right now but don’t push them away. Those are the people you want in your life. You never know, but you might all of these things for a person. If you know someone is struggling be there for them, if you feel like you can’t then help them find someone to talk too. Kindness goes along way and it doesn’t cost to show someone you care.

So much is going on in the world today and we need to bring positive vibes more than ever. It seems like something terrible is happening either everyday or every other day. Be the light in your life, be that strength for yourself, be the friend you have always wanted. If you can find someone to be all of those things for you, that’s a bonus and the  person who can do that for you is a keeper. 

I hope you enjoyed reading this. Most importantly, I hope it helped you. Remember you are enough and you are worth it! 

Netflix Movie Birdbox

Thursday, February 21, 2019

When a new movie comes out, I don’t jump on the bandwagon to watch it. Unless I planning to watch the movie ahead of time that’s a different case. I’m not usually persuaded to watch anything, but seeing everyone on social media talking about the movie birdbox I had to see it for myself. Before watching I heard the movie just came out, but I never saw the trailer. Seeing all of the memes on Twitter and Instagram made me wonder what in the world was this movie actually about. I wasn’t sure whether it was a comedy, drama or suspense film. So I jumped on the bandwagon and saw the movie. If you’re not a fan of spoiler alerts than, I recommend you stop reading this. 

So I’m not going to lie, when the movie first started I was a little skeptical. I thought it was going to be boring because it didn’t really start off being interesting. Well I was way off base with this one. So after Malorie found out she was pregnant, she went to the hospital for a check up. This is when everything starts getting weird. As she’s leaving a woman is randomly hitting her head against the window. Now in the beginning of the film, Malorie and her sister Jessica saw on the news that everyone in other parts of the world people were not acting normal. So I guess she realized that whatever is happening has made its way to where she’s at. This is where everything starts getting intense. 

While in the car with her sister, everyone outside is acting erratic and running from something. We don’t really know why at first. Then her sister is staring into space while driving and something is wrong with her eyes. All of a sudden they get into a car crash. Fortunately both manage to get out, but the sister walk into on coming traffic and gets killed. I was low key shook and thinking what the heck did I get myself into. So why running to safety Malorie falls and this woman goes against her husband’s wishes and goes to save her, unfortunately she too got infected and died. 

That’s when the characters Tom and Lucy helped her and they went into the house. I’m not going to bore you with every little detail but what I will say is that being in a house with strangers you don’t know is already nerve wracking. The character Doug was a jerk and he did not like Malorie, because was the reason his wife died. Other than that, he was just a pain in my but. But that all changed in the end. 

Other characters like Greg, Charlie, Felix, Olympia and Cheryl we’re also in the house. Basically I was so upset that Greg sacrificed himself believing whatever this monster was, would not hurt him through the electronics. He was selfless, but was not thinking at all. After him everything started getting really intense amd serious. A few of them went to the store and once again, Doug being an airhead said they should stay at the store and forget about everyone else. During their time at the store Malorie found birds that proved to be helpful in the movie, by knowing when this unknown would arrive. Charlie sacrifice himself by running out the store and tackling someone who was possessed. 

Since then they went back to the house and this is where I became pissed of, Lucy and Felix took the car and ditched everybody. So if you watched it you could pretty much guess where they ended up. Later on in the movie Olympia let this strange guy Gary in and I was skeptical with that because he seemed off. So obviously Doug had problem it like always but I actually agreed with him. But because everyone didn’t like him with good reasons, Lucy ended up knocking him out and let locked him in a room. So I know I said I wasn’t going to tell you everything, but I also didn’t want to leave a big space in between either. So the next day Malorie and Olympia were on the brink of giving birth and that’s when sh** hit the fan. 

We all found out that the house should have listened to Doug and not let Gary in. Gary is one of those people who survived the plague just so he can infect more people. But you would have to see how we figured it out, if you haven’t watched the movie. After that he tried to kill Doug by opening the garage but Doug outsmarted him and didn’t look. So he made his way upstairs to infect everyone else. Cheryl and Olympia was some of his victims which is really sad because the girl just gave birth. He also knocked out Tom but he didn’t die. Before he tried to kill Malorie and the babies came to the rescue and shot Gary in the arm before he ended up dying. Tom managed to get Gary and he save Malorie and the kids. 

So five years had passed and they are taking care of the kids. The kids names through me off, just like everyone else but I understand why. She name them boy and girl because she didn’t really want them to have identities just in case they didn’t make it. Moving forward they got in contact with people who gave them directions to a location. Unfortunately people that were infected by still survived caught them. Tom ended up killing them but he took his blindfold off for the last one and died. That was one of the saddest moments of this movie.

After that while on their journey, Malorie needed one of the kids to look out so she could steer the boat. Boy which is her son and real child volunteered, she threw a small fit. I was low key shook and I felt bad for girl because she felt alone. But then Malorie decided that no one would look. In the end they all made it to the location which was a place for the blind which was a very powerful moment in the movie. Some people were able to see, that’s how Malorie and the kids got in. Malorie saw her doctor from the beginning there which was a nice thing because she’s a familiar face. When the doctor asked what the kids names were and they said boy & girl I laugh a little because of her facial expression. But what special about this moment is that she named girl after Olympia, her real mom and boy after Tom. 

I really enjoyed the movie and I think you should watch it, if you haven’t. A lot of people said this film was overrated and in my opinion I don’t think so. Everyone has their own taste in movies and it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. But for me it’s a deeper meaning than a woman running with two kids named boy and girl. Birdbox has so many messages in the film, it’s all about paying attention and understanding. For me what I took away from this movie is survival. More importantly it symbolizes trust, loyalty, sacrifice, love, betrayal, selfishness and how far you will go to survive. 

I hope you enjoyed reading and if you got to this post in my post, you’re a trooper and I appreciate you. I did not realize how much I’ve written. I basically summarized the movie, sorry about that! 

Brightech's 'Dress Up Your Home' Giveaway

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
If you love giveaways, this is the perfect one for you! Good luck to all of you that enters! 

Brightech Dress Up Your Home Giveaway

Welcome to the Brightech Dress Up Your Home Giveaway!

  • You must be located in the contiguous United States to enter. Sorry, no shipping overseas or to international addresses.
  • The giveaway will close on March 10, 2019.
  • 5 winners on will be selected at random by Brightech and Brightech is the responsible party for fulfilling and shipping the giveaway lamps after the closing date.

Host that put together this giveaway is Michigan Saving and More

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 3/10/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to Laura at las93063 (at)gmail(dot) com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura at las93063 (at)gmail(dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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I’m A Proud Introvert And I Approve This Message!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Just because an introvert is at home chilling does not mean that they don’t have friends. Understand that we’re content with staying home on a Saturday night binge watching Netflix and eating a tub of ice cream. Also introverts are not boring, we just enjoy staying on the couch or in bed on the weekends doing nothing but living our best lives! 

There’s a misconception about introverts and it really confuses me. Why do people feel the need to force introverts to get out of their comfort zone. First of all we’re not awkward, it may seem like all of us are out of place and you could probably point us out from a mile away. The point is stop judging we are fine and content. There is no need to call fun fairy. Unfortunately I don’t think that makes sense, but I’m sticking with it. 

Another thing that bothers me is when people who are the opposite get around introverts, they assume we’re party poopers or we are trying to damper the party. That is not here, we just like being snuggled under the covers and feeling cozy by the fireplace or some lit candles. It’s interesting the things I here so here’s a list of what I heard people say or read on social media. 

“They are weird”
“They have no friends”
“They are boring”
“They are awkward”
“They are anti social”
“They take the fun out of everything”
“They have no life”
“No one wants to be around them”
“They don’t know how to have fun or what that even means”

This is just a few of many things people say. In reality we’re probably stuffing our faces with popcorn, laughing at the latest comedy. Watching the latest makeup/ hair tutorial, looking up recipes on Pinterest, playing board games or throwing parties at “home”. We are not robots, we’re just normal people like you. Not everyone is the same and that is perfectly fine. 

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Tell me the things you hear people say and does it annoy you? 

Taking Care Of Yourself Is Important

Thursday, February 14, 2019

There’s a difference between taking care of yourself and being selfish. A lot of people are confused by the two, so here’s why these are not the same things. When you take care of yourself: you are focusing on your health, mind, body and spirit. You are finding your happiness and improving your well being and lifestyle. You surround yourself with positive people. When you are selfish, you mainly think about you and no one else. The only person you’re concerned with is you and taking peoples feelings into thought and consideration is not on your list. Now that I have explained these meanings, the next time you want to take care of yourself remember that’s not being selfish. 

Everyone needs to start practicing self care. Remembering that you are a person and your feelings matter is apart of self care. Do things that help you relax like: exercising, taking a walk, reading, meditating, get your hair or nails down and watching your favorite movie, tv show or YouTube channel. It is normal to want time for yourself. Do not feel guilty because you want time alone. If you can find the time to care for yourself, do it. Whether an hour or even five minutes take a moment to just meditate and breathe. 

Here’s a few things you can do:

Wake up a few minutes early to meditate. When you relax and have a positive mindset for the day you will feel a lot better!

Making lists is great so why not make one to remind yourself to take sometime out to relax and enjoy yourself. Remember me time is important!

In your free time get a new hairdo, get your nails and maybe even buy those shoes you’ve been staring at! 

Binge watch your favorite tv in your favorite pajamas! 

Remember to eat healthy, it’s very important to take care of yourself on the inside because that makes an impact on the outside. But every now and then indulging in your favorite dessert isn’t bad!

Exercising is great to relax, even if you walk for 30 minutes a day! 

Is there anything you do to take care of yourself or unwind after a long day? 

Freeman Purifying Avocado & Oatmeal Clay Mask

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Skincare is so important, it starts on the inside of your body but using products do help. I struggle forming a skincare routine, I just like trying out different products. But as I am getting older I realize I need to start getting one together. I hope I’m not the only one who doesn’t follow a regimen. One product I love are facial masks. 

Most recently I have tried Freeman’s Avocado and Oatmeal Clay Mask. I love using freeman masks, it’s relaxing and perfect for a spa day at home. I don’t really use clay masks often, the last time I used one was a couple of years ago. I wasn’t really a fan of them because the texture is thick and product itself feels a little heavy on my skin. But I guess because it’s clay. So I was not sure how I would feel trying this one out, but I was actually surprised I liked it!

This nourishing clay mask digs deep into the skin to purge dirt and oils from pores. The Avocado, oatmeal and Vitamin E Help moisturize for lasting softness to the skin. This mask is great for people with normal to combination skin. I have combination so I was very excited to use this. After applying to the face and neck leave on for 7 to 10 minutes, I recommend going the full ten. Rinse with warm water and use twice a week or as needed. 

Overall I really like this product and my skin appreciates it too! My skin looks so hydrated and feels soft afterwards. The consistency is not thick at all and there is no greasy or residue left. It does not feel heavy on my skin and that’s one of things I like most about this mask. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. 

Have you tried this clay mask before? Let me know what skincare products you enjoy using and recommend! 

Shea Moisture: Jamaican Black Castor Oil Line

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Shea Moisture was the first hair care line I tried when I went natural. It’s the one I always come back to. There are other products I like to use, but this brand is by far my favorite one.  I’ve heard that you are suppose to switch up  products because your hair get use to them. If you don’t know how to tell look at your results. If your hair does not look like it usually does than you may need to find new products. 

I really don’t mind changing up products, but lately I want to stay with the same brand. Shea Moisture gives me the results that I want. Luckily they have one than one hair care line so I don’t have to go outside of the brand. It’s also cool to mix and match the products to. What really matters is finding the products that work well for you. 

With this particular line I have always wanted to try them. Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil my newest products to try. I have tried their Deep Masque treatment before and really liked it! This time around I didn’t get every single product in the line, I only bought the ones I wanted to try at this very moment. So I have the strengthen & restore shampoo, conditioner and leave-in conditioner. The one complaint I have is the ratio between the shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo is a little bigger than the conditioner bottle and if you’re like me or most natural hair girls we need a lot of conditioner. 

One of the things I love about Shea Moisture is how their products are sulfate free and color safe. These products intensely smooths and nourishes natural, chemically processed or heat styled hair. Most importantly, these products have no parabens, mineral oil, propylene glycol, phthalates, petrolatum and does not test on animals. 

So if you have decided to go natural, I definitely recommend using any line in this brand for your transition. Ingredients included are Shea Butter, Peppermint & Apple Cider Vinegar. I am not a fan of Apple Cider Vinegar, it’s just too strong for me. But one you keep using it, the smell is quite pleasant especially since it’s mixed with other things like peppermint. 

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Shampoo
This shampoo removes buildup, while nourishing and hydrating your hair. It does not matter whether you color, straighten, perm or heat style your hair, as well as kinky, curly, and wavy natural hair styles. The Jamaican Castor Oil and Organic Shea Butter helps to promote growth by, nourishing and strengthening damaged or chemically processed hair. This reduces breakage and shedding. The Peppermint Oil helps stimulate the scalp. 

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Conditioner 
This strengthening conditioner detangles and restores moisture without weighing the hair down. The Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Organic Shea Butter nourishes the scalp and strengthens damaged, brittle hair while helping to reduce breakage and shedding. Leaving your hair shiny and rejuvenated. Also included is Vitamin E, which is great for the hair and skin! 

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner 
This leave-in softens and detangles hair while controlling frizz. The Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Organic Shea Butter nourishes, moisturize and support elasticity so hair resists breakage when detangling. Conditioners provide a protective layer that improves the appearance of split ends. 

I hope you enjoyed reading and let me know what hair products you like to use it want to try!

Goals For My Blog In 2019!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Blogging has taught me so much over the years, but two things have stuck out to me the most. The first thing is confidence. I struggled with my self esteem, but blogging has since boosted my confidence. Writing has made me feel important and I am proud of myself. The second thing is very important, this platform gives you a chance to show everyone who you are and what interests you. You might say why is this an important factor when blogging. I’ll tell you why if you’re a shy person like me, sometimes expressing how you feel and showing people what you like is hard to do in person. So having a diary on the internet gives people an idea of who you are. The cool thing about it is that you find others who enjoy some of the same things as you do.

Not to stray away from the point of this post, but I thought I would share this. It’s not totally random but I do have a point in this situation. In a previous post I wrote about blogging, I explained why writing wasn’t fun for me anymore. I said that I was stuck and I felt like I was forced to stay in one niche. But the whole time I was not blogging I was slowly trying to find my passion for this again. During that time I realized that I need to write what makes me happy and if people enjoy reading my blog, they will come back. 

So with that being said I’m very optimistic about my blog and excited for the posts I have written. When I write my goals it’s to share with other bloggers and non bloggers, but it is a reminder to myself to keep going. Practice  makes perfect, we’ll nothing is perfect but you know what I mean. 

Writing more relatable posts
It’s nice to know that you’re not alone and that’s what I want my blog to be for people. I want others to know that we have similarities between us and we can laugh and talk about them through the computer. I want others to feel comfortable while reading a post. More importantly I want everyone to feel like we’ve been friends for a long time. 

Improving on my photos
Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve come a long way on my photos. I have changed a lot of old photos, because I didn’t either have any to begin with, I didn’t like them or I needed to change my watermark on them. But I’ll talk about photos in another post. There is always a lot you can learn in any craft you want  master in. Whether it’s lighting, position, backing, adding details like props and whatever the case may be. For me I still have things to learn. Maybe I’ll share all of the tips and tricks I have learned, but for now I’ll probably write a post on other websites you will probably find more helpful!

Having a plan
In my older posts I have always had a love/ hate relationship with makin lists and schedules for my blog. I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but it’s actually important. I want blogging to be more than just a hobby, I want to take it more serious while still enjoying it. I hope that makes sense to you. It’s not all bad having a plan and maybe I became stuck with my writing because I had no plan of what I actually wanted to write about. I feel like this hindered me of being where I wanted to be at this point in my blogging life. 

Supporting other bloggers
I do support other bloggers, but I definitely could be doing more. I retweet and like posts, I follow blogs and social media links. But as far as commenting on blog post, I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve been slacking in that aspect. Not because I didn’t want to and I don’t want to make excuses, but I was trying to stay away from blogging as a whole last year and part of the year before that. But it’s very important that we support each other because we are in this blogging thing together! 

Self promoting my posts
I have always had a very hard time promoting my posts. It’s like I don’t want to spam everyone’s timeline with my blog, but that is the only way for people to read it. In the past I have used buffer and hoot suite and both are very helpful. 

I hope you enjoyed reading and if you have any goals for blogging feel free to let me know about them! 

3 Instagram Accounts That Inspire!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

A lot of people talk about the negative side of Instagram, but maybe you’re just looking in the wrong places. Do not get me wrong, I see the negatives on Instagram sometimes but I know it’s not all bad. A lot of times you may have to search for positive people and or posts. While on Instagram I find that three accounts always get me inspired when I’m just not feeling the best. So I decided to share them with you. 

Mimi Ikonn
I’ve been following Mimi for some years now on Instagram. She co-founded Luxy Hair with her sister Leyla years ago. But now she and her sister have moved on to new chapters in their lives. But anyway if you’re ever feeling down, just go to her account and you will be left feeling more positive. She is so inspiring and encouraging to others and gives you a different perspective on life you may not have known. Her words of wisdom helps you become more motivated to take on the world, it is refreshing. Yesterday she started the #mimisquatchallenge. So basically if you want to join, you’ll be doing 100 squats a day for this month. I decided to join in and these squats kicked my but, when I was finished I felt good about it! 

Denise Vasi 
Denise is someone who is a positive person while keeping it 100% real. Although I do not know her personally she seems down to earth. Her Instagram/ stories are always filled with knowledge and I constantly learn something new. I’m always trying to better myself health wise and as a person. If you ever want to change your life into something positive or taking it to the next level, check out her Instagram and website! 

René Daniella 
In the beginning I started following René because we are both natural curly hair gals! But during the past couple of years, it ended up being more than wanting hair tips. From watching her Instagram stories and following her account, I find myself wanting to take more risks and getting out of my safe zone. I also started changing some of the foods I put into my body. I realize that change is good! I also want to travel in the future. She travels a lot and it’s made me realize there’s so much in the world I want to see and experience. 

I hope you enjoyed reading my post. If you need daily motivation or today is not the best, I recommend going to these Instagram accounts! 

Happy New Year 2019!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

For the last few years I have stopped making new year’s resolution. In my opinion it never works out, well at least for me. You make so many plans but they don’t last. So I started saying I just want to be the best version of myself. I also decided to write down goals I want to accomplish. This is something I did not think I would ever say. Making lists hasn’t really helped me in the past, but last November for the holidays it actually worked out. On a serious note, I’ve grown so much this past year and I’m ready for this fresh start. 

Last year really kicked my but and although I remained positive about things, some days it was harder. I learned that having a positive attitude and mindset can really set the tone for situations. If this post does not make sense I apologize in advance. I have so many things to say or I guess in this case write, but I don’t really know where to start. This post might be all over the place, but these are my raw thoughts and I don’t plan on editing them. 

As a blogger whether I post consistently or a few times out of the year, I put my all into writing. However for the past couple of years, I will admit the love and passion for blogging disappeared. I thought I had to confine myself to writing about one or two topics. But that is not me, I have so many interests. One of my goals is to blog full time. I’m starting to invest in my blog, because it is something I have been consistent with. It’s helped my confidence level and each year I make improvements on it. I am also working on my photos, this is one of my proudest moments as a blogger. My photos have improved so much throughout the years, but this year I’m taking it to another level. 

I have learned from the past and realized a lot and this year is going to be a great one. There are so many things I have in store and I can’t wait to accomplish them. I also added some categories last year that I’m going to start doing. I will be writing about shows and movies I enjoy watching. I will share recipes of my own and ones I find on Pinterest. I will continue my beauty and lifestyle topics and I am going to expand on those. 

I am very optimistic and my outlook has changed so much over the last couple of years. I’m going to take more risk and step out of my comfort zone. Not completely out but, you know baby steps! I hope this year brings you all joy, happiness, good health, success, love and so much positive energy. Sometimes seeing someone else being positive motivates others. So in my next post I will talk about a few people that are great for sharing positive energy. 

Happy New Year everyone and I hope you all have a wonderful day!