It’s taken me a while to learn this, but you are the only one who can ever define you. Not your family, your job, your social status. Just you. It’s a tough lesson to learn. In this day and age where everything superficial and fake is “goals”, anything less than perfect just won’t cut it. Read more “You Define You”
After meeting this gentleman downtown, he had texted me for about two days. The conversation ended with him asking my birthday. I don’t know if I was just too busy or if I had decided not to engage in conversation any longer but I stopped replying and continued to move on with my life. Read more “I Think I Know You From Somewhere – A Creative Story – Part 2”
I know Borough Market and Leadenhall Market are ‘the’ markets to visit when you visit London but I have another to add to your list of places to visit! Introducing Spitalfield Market or ‘Old Spitalfields Market”.
I’ve never felt more relaxed and happy this summer, and it’s still June. I’ve taken a new approach to my time off, and my life. I’ve decided to do what makes me happy. I’ve been enjoying everyday and these are my tips.
1. Do what YOU want. Seriously, just do whatever it is you want, and happiness will follow. Feeling like eating burritos every night? Go for it. Patio drinks with friends after work? Do it. Do not set limits, go out and enjoy yourself.
2. Spend your free time with people whose company you truly enjoy. No more dinners out of obligation, no half assed friendships- spend time with your people and you’ll enjoy whatever it is you’re doing even if it’s nothing.
3. RELAX. Enjoy the sunshine, read a new book, go for a walk, whatever. All I know is I’m happier in the summer and the sun is part of the reason why, but I also get to have more down time and this is huge.
4. Make plans, and stick to them. What could be better than planning day trips, shopping trips, dinners and movies- it’s always something to look forward too that’ll be sure to get you through the work week.
5. Find fun things to do for free. It’s not always easy to do it all when you or your friends have a budget. Go for hikes, lay by the pool, play cards, go to the beach, there is infinite free activities to fill your calendar up with. Take advantage of them and you’ll find you’re having a great time…for free.
6. Take a moment to appreciate what you have, and what you’re fortunate enough to experience. Take it all in, every little moment is a gift. Appreciating the time you have and the moments you share with your friends and family will make you feel euphoric. There is no greater happiness in life than looking back and smiling at everything you’ve done. Enjoy the moments before they pass, and always live in the present.
Oh and make sure you’re laughing lots too, but that’s obvious.
Another week, another set of snapshots on a Sunday! Got to enjoy some sun this week and do a bit of thrifting which is always lovely! Read more “My Week in Snapshots June 5th- June 11th”
It seems quite common among my friends, acquaintances and colleagues to hold a certain distaste for rainy days. They see the grey clouds, the wet and muddy ground ,so they get the overwhelming feeling of the rainy day blues. I don’t. Every time I step out of my front door and it is a ‘gloomy’, rainy day I am suddenly back in Paris. I’ve returned to last April, with bread in my hand and a camera on my arm, walking the streets of France. Read more “Enjoying the Rainy Days”
“My passions are my personality”.
This week’s artist profile is dedicated to model/actress/artist Bronté Mirriah Stanfield! Not only is she working with handmade crafts and products from around the world on the daily but she is also actively involved in the artistic world of modeling and acting. Interested in finding someone who is down-to-earth yet still part of the commonly titled ‘materialistic” world of fashion to read about? Then search no further! To prevent this introduction from becoming one of those “say nothing by over-speaking” scenarios, and without further ado ,I’ll leave you with the wise words of Bronte!
All throughout elementary school and into high-school I thought I needed a lot of friends to be happy and I thought popularity was extremely important. That being said, I was not shy to the lifestyle of being walked over by some of those around me and never really learned how to stand up against it. I am also not shy to being, well, shy. I kept going with the mentality that I needed a lot of friends to be happy even if I got burned by some. I’ve started to learn, it really is the opposite, isn’t it?
Read more “Why it is Okay to Not Have a Million Close Friends”