Lifestyle

Get to Know Me Tag

Hey Guys!!

Due to the growth in followers/views recently, I decided to do a fun little ‘Get to Know Me Tag‘. I thought it would be a great way to reintroduce myself as well as let my new viewers know who I am. I don’t think I’ve ever done one of these before, so the only option previously was to visit my About Me page.
I found this tag online via Root Report and you’re welcome to try it out if you’d like.


(This is me currently, peep the hair growth)

Here we go, get to know me —>

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Inspiration, reflection

Anxiety = My Life

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First off, I haven’t actually been diagnosed with anxiety by a professional. However it’s the only way to explain my life. For as long as I’ve known myself fear has been a part of me therefore causing anxiety.

There’s the fear of heights – what if I fall? Fear of flying – what if the plane crashes? Fear of enclosed spaces – what if i get trapped? Fear of speaking in front of a crowd – what if they don’t like me? what if they laugh at me? It was always something and trust me to have a ‘what if’ question.

Why was I like this? What made me this way?

But that wasn’t all. Continue reading “Anxiety = My Life”

Lifestyle

If we were having coffee // February Roundup

Hey Guys

I decided to start this new series that I’ve seen on other blogs as a roundup of what’s been happening in my life each month. It’s basically an imaginary scenario where ‘if we were having coffee‘ what would I share with you; sort of like a chatty catch-up session. So let’s get into it.

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Lifestyle, reflection, Reviews

Year in Review

Hey Guys!!

I’ve totally flaked on my blog this week *I know*. I had the grand idea of participating in blogmas by even shortening it to 12 days and I still fell short. However, I’m here today to discuss my year, 2016.

What can I say about 2016?

I don’t think there’s any one word to describe it for it had its ups and downs. I feel like a lot happened this year pertaining to the world, but for me not so much *or maybe I’m downplaying myself a bit*. Continue reading “Year in Review”

Lifestyle

Thursday Thoughts // Behind Closed Doors

Sometimes I feel like I’m living a double life, a lie, pretending to be someone I’m not. But, the crazy thing is I know who I want to be, it’s just different from what/whom people know me to be. I’ve mentioned this previously in my post Who am I?, but it’s becoming quite prevalent in my thoughts lately.

Who am I lying to the most?

People on the outside or myself?

Will I ever feel complete if I continue this “double” life?

You’re probably wondering why not join the two? Show the outside people who I really am.

The judgement? That’s probably the biggest reason as to why not.

So do I continue this way or attempt to get over it?

Are you the same person behind closed doors as you are in front of them?

These are just a few of my thoughts, maybe a new series? Thursday Thoughts?

Stay Tuned
xoxo

 

Inspiration, Lifestyle

101 Things to do in 1001 Days

Hey guys!!

Welcome to my new page “101 in 1001”. A lot of you may have seen other bloggers participating in this goal list challenge, and I thought why not? It’s an easy way to set some goals, make some new posts, and in some way be held accountable for completing them. I originally got this idea from blogger Jhaneel Lockhart and you can see her list here. It’s basically a list of 101 things you’d like to complete in 1001 days (2.75 years). I followed her idea of breaking it into groups: Long overdue, Personal, Travel, Antigua (where I currently live), Food, Family/Friends, Passion projects, Just for fun, Blog goals, and other.  So without delaying any further, here is my list!

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Daily Prompts, Inspiration, reflection

What’s Your Purpose?

C a u t i o n: May be lengthier than usual. *But worth it!*

After finishing university I was posed with the question “What’s your purpose?

What am I going out into the world to accomplish?

Thinking about it I’ve come to realize that only a select few individuals ever think about this question. This realization came from observing my acquaintances, but I guess that shouldn’t be enough, as I don’t know what goes on inside their heads. However, they all seem to do the same thing after graduation, as is the norm in society: Get a Job – Work – Home – Sleep – Repeat; maybe with the occasional going to gym, or out to eat, and other recreational activities. But I never see them doing any more for themselves personally; was your dream only to work a 9-5, get married, have children and continue with society’s “rules”?

Personally thinking about my life that way seems morbid.

Throughout high school I’ve struggled with the decision of what I would like to be when I grew up. It changed every year from a florist, artist, banker, teacher to the most serious one ever an architect. I honestly never thought about it seriously, and those answers only covered what I dressed up as on Career Mod Day.

The only certainty I had at the time was that I didn’t want to be the conventional doctor, lawyer, or accountant that everybody else seemed to gravitate towards. Those careers held no interest to me; I wanted to be different, and my mind didn’t accept them. I held onto being an architect for a while, and even picked up a class on it. However, the cost of going to school to continue that dream was way more than selecting something else. So I went to college and studied Environmental Science; nature, and how the earth worked was another interest of mine besides the obvious art.

Going away for college I realized that maybe I could have the best of both worlds, and probably more. The internet could easily become your best friend.I created a Pinterest, and realized that everything other people were out there creating that I could to. There was really nothing to it, and the ideas were all in my head.

So what was stopping me from creating, and exploring my artistic abilities?

Well, at first I started off with downloading adobe creative suite, and was eager to try out all their applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Lightroom etc) But obviously I got ahead of myself; it was too much to learn in such little time (trial period), and I was too busy with school. As quick as my plans came they soon disappeared along with my motivation. I didn’t quit entirely as I kept a sketchbook, and would occasionally sketch or doodle.

I soon met a friend who was interested in the same thing i.e designing; he shared his ideas, and I shared mine and for once I felt something. I felt progress being made that someone liked my designs, and it was a chance to show them off. He saw potential in me that i never really thought anyone would.

I also started a blog, but at first I couldn’t find my niche, or how to portray my blog how I wanted. So after sometime I let it die, occasionally going back to it based on a wimp of inspiration.

All in all I feel like my purpose truly lies in creating, and being an artist; whatever it may mean from blogging to graphic designing or DiY projects. This doesn’t mean I have anything against environmental science, or feel like my degree is a waste; but I feel like I can manage both under the right circumstances, and given the opportunity.

As you can see it wasn’t easy *and it’s still not* fulfilling my purpose, but the secret is NOT TO GIVE UP. If you give up, you’ve lost and let society win. You’ve fell captive to their norms, and would go on to be another statistic, is that what you want?

This in no way means that I have my life together *because I don’t*, but it’s a major start. Figuring out your purpose, and making goals/plans toward fulfilling it. If it’s just in your head it’s mainly a wish, but writing it out step-by-step on paper makes a huge difference.

  • “I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say because of you I didn’t give up.”
  • “Don’t quit your daydream.”
  • “I was born to do more than just pay bills, and die.”
  • “Don’t work 8 hours for a company then go home and not work on your own goals. You’re not tired, you’re uninspired.”

These are just a few quotes which stuck with me, and keep me going. Hopefully you feel the same way.

There is more to life than a 9-5!

What’s your purpose?

Another discover challenge topic “Tough Questions” brought me back to this post. Some of these highlighted questions are tough to hear and figure out, but further down the line you’ll come to realize their full meaning. Just thought I’d reshare.