Blogging

It’s More Than JUST Blogging

Hey Guys! Happy Sunday, hope everyone enjoyed their day and ready to tackle a new week. As bloggers, like any other entrepreneurs we always have busy weekends, especially if we’re blogging while working a full-time job or attending school. While blogging may feel like our “calling” I feel like there’s some misconception when this is shared with our friends/family. I can understand that blogging may be something fairly new and most recently the term Influencers, but I’m here to show you that blogging is so much more.

One of the first things you’d hear when you tell someone you’re a blogger is, “so you write your feelings and post them online?” or “you get paid to post reviews online?” I’m pretty sure there are so many other snarky remarks you may receive. But, what people don’t understand is that blogging is also a business and you’re gaining a variety of skills while trying to perfect one.

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These skills/jobs include:

Photography

If you’re a beginner you probably won’t have the means of hiring a personal photographer to get shots of you. So you have to improvise, which means purchasing your own camera and tripod. Then you have to learn how to use all this equipment on your own, how to pose, find the right lighting/background, photo editing software etc etc. Continue reading “It’s More Than JUST Blogging”

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Lifestyle

Currently I am ~ 14.02.18

img_20180213_155719_87344896315.jpgTHE STATS

Time – 2:34 PM

Feeling – Nonchalant? Not sure how to describe my feeling at the current moment

Eating/Drinking – Water

Listening To – People in the office

Missing – The peace and quiet of being at home; how easy school life was (Enjoy the moment if you’re still there; those problems are nothing compared to the “real world”).

Wishing – I was on a yacht or at a hotel relaxing, somewhere I can see and hear the ocean/sea.

Should be Doing – Β So much work, planning for meetings/fundraisers/blog posts/social time with friends and probably so many other stuff.
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Inspiration

Seasons are for a Reason

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We all go through things in life, and I think if it’s one thing we always notice is nothing lasts forever. The lows we may feel, or a spontaneous high from something exciting; it’s all temporary.

A Season does not last a lifetime

Not trying to be the bearer of bad news here, but it’s the truth. Let’s talk about the bad first. Try and remember a time where you were scared at the outcome of something; or felt like “this is it” life has no meaning and the worst thing was currently happening to you. Now fast forward to present moment, was it really?

Were all of the things you thought of previously the worst things that could happen in you life? Were there no silver linings? Did they last forever? NO!

It’s all temporary. Continue reading “Seasons are for a Reason”

Inspiration

Use Your 9-5 Job to Become a Better Blogger

Whether you said goodbye to the corporate life or you’re still slaving for a boss, what has the work world taught you in terms of blogging? Not only do you learn valuable skills which you can transfer into self-employment, but you also develop a base which can progress your blog life. Stay with me for a minute and don’t think I’m completely nuts.

For any person starting out in the blogging world it would be ideal to quit your job and blog 24/7. However, it may not be financially smart at this point; plus as easy as it may seem BLOGGING IS HARD WORK. So, how has you 9-5 shaped you into a better blogger?

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Inspiration

You Need More Than Motivation

Oooo its Wednesday, #HumpDay! Hope all is well and your week has been going smoothly, two more days until the weekend.

I know most of the time in order to get started with a project or plans for a goal we need a little push. Most times that’s readily available, whether it’s a person cheering you on or a podcast you listen to daily; the motivation is there. But what happens when you still don’t feel motivated enough or you’re not on the receiving end of any motivation?

This is the tough part.

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Lifestyle

Currently I am ~ 14.01.18

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So we’re two weeks into January and this is the state I’m currently in:

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Time – 11:15 A.M.

Feeling – Anxious and Content

Eating/Drinking – A PB&J Sandwich with a glass of lemonade

Listening To – The sound of the fan and the trees blowing outside. It’s actually a pretty gorgeous day and I’m spending it inside #womp.

Missing – My newest friend Nella and also this boy I’ve grown a liking to

Wishing – Things were simple and all my “problems” would just go away. I know they’re probably minuscule to what others may be dealing with, but stilllll

Should be Doing – My work reports, but who does work on a Sunday? Continue reading “Currently I am ~ 14.01.18”

Inspiration

Find Happiness in Yourself NOT “STUFF”

Happy Sunday! How have you guys been?

Happiness is something which we all try to achieve for our little own sanity. To be content, carefree, cheerful, merry, joyful all of that;Β It would be awesome if we could be happy 24/7 and not worry about anything but that’s just life.

However, many people feel that once they purchase something tangible or get into a relationship with someone, that they will be fulfilled. WRONG! That’s not how it works, or of course you’d be happy for sometime then you’d want something else again and the process repeats.

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Instead of relying on “STUFF” for happiness; whether it be a new car, phone, clothes, jewelry etc etc try looking within. True fulfillment can come in so many other ways, here are a few: Continue reading “Find Happiness in Yourself NOT “STUFF””

Blogging, Inspiration

2018: Unapologetic + Unstoppable

Hey everyone! Happy Monday and an oh so Happy New Year! We made it! It’s 2018 and I have a mighty good feeling about this one. 2017 wasn’t all that terrible nor was it great; just like any other year it had its ups and downs or more downs than ups. Nonetheless, I remain hopeful to the new year and all the good energy it brings forth.

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As I read many of my other bloggers last posts of 2017 I gained so much inspiration and words of wisdom which I plan to take into the new year. The word which got to me the most however was, “Resolutions aren’t the problem. Your discipline is.”Mattie James. That in itself struck a nerve, because I’d make all these lists of goals, plan a gazillion things in my head but do I act on them? No…. I’m lazy point-blank period and that has got to change for 2018. Continue reading “2018: Unapologetic + Unstoppable”

Blogmas

Blogmas Day 3 ~ Year End Bucket List

So there are two more weeks left in the year, or more so sixteen days and you’re probably thinking what can we/I get done in that amount of time. Well, that’s all a part of the challenge a bucket list brings. Today I’m sharing a few things I hope to accomplish before the year ends. Feel free to apply them in your own way ~

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1 // Β Making peace with my past

This includes any and every “bad” thing that happened in 2017. Letting go of grudges if that means forgiving those who wronged me or forgiving myself, as well as making my amends with anyone I need to. Also, settling any debt or outstanding payments *lol* or at least starting the process.

2 // Finishing things I started

We all start things without fully completing them so this is our chance. Earlier in the year I watched Girl Boss on Netflix, wrote a post which got a lot of attention but still haven’t finished the darn book. I will complete it before the year ends, because I have new additions to start. Continue reading “Blogmas Day 3 ~ Year End Bucket List”

Blogmas

Blogmas Day 1 // Welcome

Ahhhh it’s finally Christmas season! Well, to be honest I’ve been in the mood for quite sometime (aka after thanksgiving). I don’t know what it is about Christmas that makes me feel so happy and excited; it’s not even about getting gifts (I don’t anymore) but the all around good mood is amazing.

Anyway, this is my “fourth” year blogging and I’m deciding to give Blogmas a second try! Yes, I tried it for my first last year but didn’t complete all the days. Plus I was and still am only doing 12 Days of Blogmas. For those of you who are unsure about what “Blogmas” is, it’s practically blogging for Christmas where bloggers will upload a variety of Christmas related posts. It can be from the beginning of December until Christmas or from 13th until. Youtubers also participate by calling it vlogmas.

Here’s a little recap of last year’s blogmas:

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