I’m sure a lot of you have noticed that I haven’t been posting on this platform for a while now. Social media is a great way to connect your passion with others all while networking but when you HAVE to do it for a living, it can get a little overwhelming, draining and lonely. Ever since I moved to Florida, I’ve had tons of family and friends visit, which has been great but also takes away from quality blogging time. Of course, I would squeeze in a quick makeup post from my Instagram feed or YouTube video but my blog didn’t initially begin that way. I want to get back into writing and talking to you on a more personal level the way I truly began this blog. While taking some time off, I’ve learned so many things about life that I wanted to share with you all. Keep these 10 things in mind and don’t forget them, you’ll be happier and might I add, even a tad bit wiser. I’m slowly making a come back but until then, I’ll leave you with these little life reminders that we all need once in a while.
Photographed: One of my besties, Xeenia and I!
- No one’s life is as perfect as their Instagram feed.
-We’ve all done it before. Staring aimlessly 34 weeks into someone’s Instagram feed thinking, “I want her life” or “she’s so perfect”. Truth is, none of it is actually “real life”. Trust me when I say that it takes the right backdrop, impeccable natural lighting, positioning of products and sucking in till your ribs show to get the absolute perfect picture. Oh and might I add, 58 frames later, we may have found 1 picture that is Instagram worthy. We only show the best moments of our life on social media.
- There’s always someone better.
-I don’t talk about boys on my social media simply because I’m 25 years young. Who has time for guys right now when you’re trying to hustle career-wise anyways? If you’re going through a hard time with a relationship, remember that there are plenty of other guys out there. If it didn’t work out the 2nd and must I say 3rd time around, it wasn’t meant to be nor is he worth it. More than likely, someone better is out there for you.
- Make yourself a priority.
-There’s no other time to focus on you than now. In regards to the reminder above, you’ll soon be married and have kids (if not already) and have to shift your wants and needs aside. When you have a family, your priorities change, that’s just how it works. This is the only time we have to be as young as we are, all while focusing on ourselves to do what we want, whenever we want without anyone/anything holding us back. Be selfish and enjoy this time that you have for yourself.
- Be thankful for everything you have now.
-I can’t say this enough. Unfortunately, after my dad’s passing, I realized how much I have to be thankful for. Being surrounded by the people who love and support you should never be taken for granted. Remember those times when you prayed for the things you have now?
- You never look good trying to make someone else look bad.
-No one likes that person so don’t be that person. It’s so easy to get angry and backlash at someone (especially on social media). I’ll be the first to admit (probably along with my friends) that I will take sh*t from absolutely no one but purposely looking down on someone takes away from who you are. You have no idea what storm someone has gone through, focus on bettering yourself and judge no one.
- Life serves the risk taker.
-If you never ask, the answer is always “no”. Amirite or amirite?
- Learn to file taxes.
-Why don’t schools teach this?! I’ll never know but it’s one step closer to adulting and being responsible. Your future self will thank you.
- Exercise is therapy.
-My anxiety ridden self is saying this one. Going for a quick jog, brisk walk or punching that bag feels so good after a long, stressful day. Not to mention, that toned butt is a plus.
- If it comes, let it. If it goes, let it.
-Don’t stress about the things you can’t change. Let life happen organically and take one day at a time.
- Your energy introduces yourself before you introduce yourself.
-Bad energy can block love, opportunities and be the reason you don’t succeed. Spread positivity and good vibes to yourself and those surrounding you. When you believe you’re in a great mood, so will others.
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll talk to you in my next post!
Love you all,