Keeping it Real

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Lately, I’ve just been trying to keep it real. I’m trying to keep it real with myself, with my friends, and with anyone and anything.

I’m trying to be more transparent, genuine, and realistic with all my might, and here is what I’ve found so far…

I have came to the realization that I used to be a very closed off person. I wasn’t one to express all my thoughts, opinions, and feelings to others, and quite frankly, I used to blush in the face and turn as red as a tomato if I had to be up front with someone and tell them what was really on my mind. I don’t know why, how, or when that started for me, but I can successfully say, I am almost beyond that point! Yippee, a little victory for me!

Now, I actually find myself wanting to tell people how I am feel and what’s going on in my mind. I feel more open to express myself and talk about things that are going on with me. I mean, I still have a filter by all means, so I chose my words wisely and carefully, but I still keep it real and say what’s up and what’s on my mind.

I also have came to the realization that I used to be only open and candid with the ones I’m closes to, but now, I feel the same way with people I have met two minutes ago, as I do with my long time friends. And I think I came to comfortability with people because I am finally confident with myself as a person, and comfortable in new situations. I have also learned to accept all my quirks and habits, because they make me me, and I am proud of who I am.

With all that said though, I am always always trying to grow and evolve as a person, but, that does not stem from me feeling broken, because none of us are broken or need to be “fixed”. We are all unique individuals with our own experiences, purposes, and paths… and how could we even “fix” something if it wasn’t broken to begin with? So what I have been aiming for is growth, not perfection.

So today, I am encouraging you to just keep it real, really real. Keep it real with yourself, your co-workers, your friends, your family and all others. Tell them what’s up and what’s on your mind. You deserve to be heard, and you deserve to be accounted for. Your feelings and opinions matter, so make them heard! Try to recognize how you are feeling and how you interact with different people differently. Notice if there is a way for you to develop more of a comfortability with others to allow yourself the true freedom you deserve. Dig deep and find the comfort in your own skin, because it’s there, we all have it, and I know you can find it!

How do you keep it real? Do you close yourself off? How are you trying to grow?

As always,

Have a great day!



Patience Please

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Being patient is hard, like really hard. Especially when we already know exactly what we want, and how we want it. And when we have to wait for it, it’s no fun… But one thing I’ve recently learned is that being patient helps us settle into our feelings more, and helps us uncover what it is we are actually looking for.

In this time of limbo while we are waiting, we are able to discover the bigger picture and pinpoint what it is exactly we looking for. It could be a feeling, desire or identity, but whatever it is, we are looking for it, and trying to fulfill it. For example: If it’s a boyfriend, maybe the thing we are actually looking for is more love in our life. If it’s a new job, maybe we want more security to surround us. If it’s moving to a different part of the country, maybe it’s adventure we are seeking. It’s less about the thing, and more about the meaning behind the thing.

While we are patiently waiting, what we should be doing is focusing on those specific feelings and attracting them into our lives. Our energy should be directed towards bringing in more love, security, adventure, and so on and welcoming them into our lives with open arms. Doing so will help us ride out the patience wave until our manifestations become our reality. It will keep us occupied, focused and dedicated to staying on track and really committing to what it is we are waiting for.

Although we might not be seeing our dreams becoming our reality yet, it is important that we understand that the Universe is working on them, and they will become our reality when the timing is right. And that’s just it, the timing of everything is not in our control, so we just need to give our all up to the Universe and find comfort in the unforeseen, and it’s important to not get discouraged.

It’s hard when we have no control over something we feel so strongly about, but it sure is humbling. It reminds us that we are all human and that not everything will workout exactly how and when we want it. It’s because someone (aka the Universe) has bigger and better plan for all of us. So kick that discouragement to the curb and find your power from within. Make this waiting game fun and focus on yourself!

Like mentioned earlier, we should focus on bringing in those feelings into our lives, and on top of that, start focusing on ourselves. Start getting selfish (in a good way, of course) and do things to better ourselves. This way, when the times does finally come, we are 110% ready and good to go!


We can take this time to focus on our health, wealth, relationships, and overall wellbeing. This time could also be used to workout, experiment in the kitchen with new recipes, make new friends, meditate, take up a new hobby, and get some r&r. Time should be used to our advantage so we can find our power!

And when we finally get what it is we’ve been patiently waiting for, it’s a surreal and magical moment. It’s at this point when we finally understand why we held out so long and are so glad we did. It’s a special moment and something we will want to cherish forever.

The waiting game is never fun, but we can make it more enjoyable. So get ready to start riding the patience wave out, and using the time to understand the bigger picture and to better ourselves, and what ever we do, we can’t get discouraged or give up. Our time will come, exactly when it is needed, and then, we will finally understand everything.

Do you find yourself getting impatient? What have you had to wait for? How do you deal with being patient?

As always,

Have a great day!


Show Your Emotions

I wear my heart on my sleeve and show any and every emotion that I am going through.

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When you can’t put into words how you’re feeling, or let alone find the right words, sometimes all we can do it shed a tear or two to express our emotions. Lately I have been getting teary eyed, but not because of despair, but because of pure and utter happiness. Right now, in this moment of time, my heart is so full of love, happiness, excitement and joy. I truly have no other way to express or show it other than shed a few happy tears now and agin.

I sometimes can’t even believe I have the life I do, I think I’ll wake up one day and it will all be over. I am so beyond blessed and grateful for all the amazing people I have in my life. At times I feel so undeserving of all the people and things that surround me because I don’t feel worthy enough for them, but then I remember that they wouldn’t be in my life if I wasn’t, and that it’s just a silly thought to begin with.

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This life that we are all living is meant to be so pure and so full of emotion. We should all be expressing ourselves to others and showing them how we feel.

Joy, love, happiness, contentment, and compassion is what we should all be feeling. I want us to all be living our best lives and feeling all of these emotions.

I hope if you aren’t feeling this way at this time that you do one day soon. We all deserve a beautiful and blessed life where there are are no limits, no restrictions, and no social quotas. We all deserve to love our lives to the point where we could burst of pure happiness and joy.

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I think emotions can get a bad rap sometimes, especially when we show our emotions to others… but this isn’t how it should be. We should all feel free to express ourselves and show others how we are feeling. It doesn’t make us “unstable” or over emotional, we are just living in the moment and being raw and vulnerable.

We are being present and just living.

Some of us have so many barriers up that we couldn’t even express any emotions if we tried, and that’s okay. It might take some practice and trial runs, but what’s important is, we just need to be are ourselves and be personable to others.

So, find your emotions and express them. If you need to shed a tear or happiness, do it. If you need to burst out laughing on the floor, do it. If you need to cry of disappointment and lock yourself in your room for a minute, do it. How ever you need to convey them, just do it (but in a healthy and safe way)

Emotions. We all have them and need to learn how to show them. So find yours and make them known.

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How do you show your emotions? Have you felt discouraged to show your emotions before?

As always,

Have a great day!


20 Things I learned in 20 Years

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7305 days, 20 trips around the sun and 2 decades… Today I finally turn 20 and I can’t even begin to express my emotions to you. I am so happy and so over the moon excited, but at the same time, a little part of me will miss 19.

19 has been the most pivotal year in my life so far. So many wonderful things happened, that I don’t even know where to begin. For starters, I started my blog, switched schools, got the best job ever, found my soul sisters, and learned a crazy ton about myself. 19 was a wild ride, and I loved every moment of it, but I am even more excited for bigger and better things in this year to come.

To me, I believe 20 to be the most defining decade. So many amazing things are suppose to happen in your 20s like graduation, getting a “real job”, finding your spouse, and so on. I can’t wait for all of these amazing things to happen to me, so with that said…

Bring it on! because I am ready!

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As a celebratory b-day post, I thought it would be fun to share some major lessons I have learned so far in my 20 years. These all came to me in the form of personal experiences or life lessons. Life so far for me has had it’s own ups and down, but I have learned to appreciate them all because they make me up and create who I am. Anything in life can be seen as a lesson, and that is exactly how I choose to see it.

Okay, are you ready? Here we go!

  1. Take care of yourself: Wowza, this has been a big one this past year. I had to learn hard and fast that you need to take care of yourself and put yourself before others to truly be healthy, happy, and centered. If you don’t practice this already you need to. It shouldn’t even be on option.
  2. Love yourself: Again, this was something that I really learned this past year. I think we all struggle with body image and body positivity in some form or another and this is something we need to change. We are walking miracles and we need to acknowledge that! We need to start loving ourselves for who we are, and not who we want to be. We need to find self love in order to be at peace with all that is around us.
  3. Heal broken relationship with a simple “I’m sorry”: It really is that easy. It doesn’t have to be this big elaborate thing. If you want to heal any relationship a simple “I’m sorry” will do. Doing this helps us move on and refocus and recenter our lives. If we want to be complete and free of guilt it is necessary for us to forgive, own up to what happened, and move on. I know it might be hard, but it only takes a few second and then you are on your way.
  4. Be open to, and ask for feedback: There is always room for improvement and growth. Take any opportunity you can to learn and expand yourself. Ask anyone that you are close, to or work with, how you can become better. And actually accept and acknowledge what they have to say. It might not be what you want to hear, but it might be what you need to hear.
  5. Positivity is a choice and way of life, always find the bright side: It’s as simple as that. Just choose to see the bright side in any situation and you are bound for success.
  6. In order to feel free we need to give our worries, fears, and doubts up to the Universe and just trust and have faith that everything will all be taken care of: This is something that is still very hard for me to do, but I am getting better and better every day.
  7. Fuel your body with the right foods and plenty of water to be your healthiest self: I truly feel at my best when I am eating the right foods for both my body and my health. When I eat right and drink plenty of water, I feel like I am radiating and have an abundant amount of energy. It is so important to nourish our bodies with the right things, I could go on and on, but I’ll save that for another day.
  8. Be present and put the phone down: When someone is talking to you, look them in the eyes and engage in the conversation. Be present and show them they are being heard. Our time is the most valuable thing that we have, and when we get to share it with other people, it is more meaningful.
  9. Surround yourself with the most positive and uplifting people: We have no time for negativity, plain and simple. If you want to live your best life and be surround by others who want the same things as you, then find them. Make changes in your life if you need to find your people. Optimism is contagious and it spreads. When you are around these people, you’ll be like that too.
  10. Anything you set your mind to, you CAN do: Don’t doubt yourself and be your own biggest cheer leader, and don’t give up. It takes will power and stamina, but just keep going.Processed with VSCO with f2 preset
  11. Learn to say “You’re welcome”: This was something I really learned to value this year. I always just used to say “No problem” but saying “You’re welcome” is more empowering and tells the other person that you heard them and respect them. And, they never implied it to be a problem to begin with, so why should we even consider it to be one?
  12. Be open to receiving gifts and don’t play it down: When someone gets you something because it made them think of you, be grateful and say thank you. Don’t say “you shouldn’t have” or  “oh I don’t deserve that”. Accept the gift and tell them how much you appreciate it. And it’s not polite to durn it down.
  13.  Give as much as you receive: Give your love, time, presence, and power. Use your skills to help others. Pay it forward and buy someone a nice little gift, even if it’s just a coffee or tea. It means a lot to others and it shows them you care.
  14. Start paying off your bills as soon, and as much as, you can: Whoa baby major life lesson here! I currently am a student so I have that debt that I need to pay off along with a few other bills and it is really teaching me to finance and budget. No one likes paying interest, so just start paying it now. Even if it’s just a little, it adds up to make a big difference.
  15. Let others help you: We weren’t put on this earth to do everything alone. Accept help from others and tell them thank you. Accept help in all aspect of your life and admit it to others when you need the help.
  16. Pets are friends too: Haha you might laugh at me for this one but it is so true! We all think that we have the cutest pets alive (which we do!) and it’s time we actually start giving them the love and attention they need. Think of them as tiny humans who have thoughts and feelings that need to be tended to too.
  17. Tell people what’s on your mind: Express your thoughts, feelings and emotions to others. Have an open communication channel that goes both ways. There is nothing worse then wanting to talk to someone and get something off of your chest, but they just don’t listen or pay attention to you.
  18. Take a leap of faith and try something new or outside of your comfort zone: I know we all hear this so much, but it really is true. Without trying new things we don’t have the chance or opportunity to grow and evolve. And, how could we possibly know if we like something or not if we don’t even try?
  19. Laugh more than you cry: Life will always have its own ups and downs but it’s more important to remember the ups. Take value in the good times and learn to treasure them for all you have. But on the other hand, take the low times as a learning lesson and see how you can grow from them.
  20. Receive love and give love: Ahh love, the four letter magical word that we all need a little more of. Love yourself, show love to others, and be open to receiving love from others. I am dedicating 2018 to the year of love, and I am loving it so far 😉 Don’t limit yourself and just encompass your whole life with love.

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Ah and there we have it. 20 things that I learned in 20 years. I hope that you where able to take something valuable from this list and are able to apply it to your own life some how. Thank you for coming on today and sharing a little time with me on my birthday. I am so grateful for you and all of your continuous support.

And for now, as always

Have a great day!



February Intentions

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Yay!! It’s finally the month of February and I couldn’t be more excited!! Out of all the months in the year, February is by far my most favorite, and I mean it! A few reasons as to why I love it so much: 1) it’s my birthday month, yay!! I am finally turning 20 and I am so over the moon excited!! My birthday is on the 10th so be on the lookout for a fun post on Saturday! 2) it’s the month of love and we all already know that I am dedicating 2018 to the year of love💕 3) everything is decorated in pink and it makes my heart exploded because it’s so happy. I love the color pink and just looking at it makes me instantly happy, it’s actually kind of crazy haha!

With all that said, I truly am so excited to be in my favorite month of the year, and I have a really good feeling that sooo many amazing this are about to happen!

As a quick overview, my main intention for January was to welcome newness into my life, and I feel as though I did a pretty good job at that. I started class again after a month long winter break, started challenging myself more on social media, took on a new job (you can now find me as a spin instructor, oh yeah!!) and went to so many different events and met some pretty amazing people. January was a very long, but great month!

Now onto my intentions for this month:

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For February, I am setting the intention of releasing my control and worries.

This month I am doing several things that I am going to have no control over and it can kind of be scary to think about. I am traveling a lot, spending time away from my usual routine that is oh so normal and familiar to me, and stepping way out of my comfort zone. Some things are also coming to me in the form of surprises, which makes me really practice my releasing of control, but these are all good things! I am excited to experience each and every one of these events this month, and I am so looking forward to all of the outcomes and memories.

This month I want to be free of worry, free of overthinking, free of planing everything down to the last detail, and free of self judgment. I just want to live this month and be freeI want to accept all the spontaneity and free flowing plans. I want to not overthink what I am doing and just go with it and have FUN!

This month I will be free of control and will be free of worries.

I don’t consider myself to be a Type A person, and not that anything is wrong with that, but lately, I have been noticing myself wanting to know all the details about anything and everything. I have also been getting frustrated when something doesn’t go how it was originally supposed to. And I get it, these are all normal tendencies, but I just want to keep it in check and keep it from going beyond this point.

I, and I think all of us, can so easily get caught up in the details of everything that we forget the purpose of what it is we are actually doing. We get so worried and anxious about our plans, where we are going, how we look, what other people are thinking about us, and how everything is going to go that we just forget to have fun and be in the moment. This months we should all challenge ourselves to be more free.

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I am ready to live in this month’s intentions and see how it all pans out. I’ll report back with an update to tell you all how it goes March 😉

If you want to see my January and 2018 intention click here

If you want to see my December intentions click here

Do you have a favorite month? What are your intentions for February?

As always,

Have a great day!


Breaking the Cliché


Clichés… they tend to be frowned upon, but I say why? Why should we limit ourselves just because of others preconceived notions? If we really want to do something and we don’t do it because of others and what they think, than we are blocking ourselves out and not living up to what it is we want to do.

There seems to be this negative stigma that posting selfies on social media is a major cliché, and the people who post them are self absorbed… but I’d think to think differently than that.

My theory is if we have a picture that we love and are proud of, we should be able to post it without any hesitation. We should just forget about what others have to say or think and do it! If we want to post it, we should post it!

Our social media is exactly that, ours. Everyone has their own freewill and can decide what they want to do and not do. Meaning, if we want to post something we should post it, if they want to follow or unfollow us, that’s up to them.

In addition to that, however, we should use our platforms as a force for good and to inspire others. We all have to ability to empower people through your words and action, so help uplift others to be who they are and love the skin they are in. We are all capable of this, not just a select few, I promise!

And trust me, it’s not a game of who is the prettiest or who can pose the best, it’s about sharing a picture that we love and feel good in, or at least it should be anyways. When we are comfortable in our own skin and love who we are, we aren’t trying to get instant gratification from other, we are simply just sharing ourselves and our lives with others. And when we use it as a force for good we are helping and inspiring others too, so why not give it a go?

BreakingTheCliche2Personally, I love sharing photos unedited, like the ones here, becasue they are transparent and show the real me. I accept and love all the “flaws” that make me, me. The acne scars, the fly away hairs, the uneven skin tone and all, bring it on! If it makes me, me, and creates who I am, then I love it and am thankful for it.

And believe me, I completely get it! Body positivity is hard. It’s all too easy for us to open up our social media apps and compare ourselves to others, but we need to end that bad habit now. I believe that most of us play this harsh mind game with ourselves because we are our own biggest critics and worst victims. Bummer, right?!

The people we see all over social media are edited and “perfected”, so it’s not like we are seeing the “real” them to begin with, we are just seeing them as they want us to see them. And trust me, almost no one has a perfectly symmetrical face, identical eyebrows, crystal clear skin, and so on… What I am trying to get at is we are all perfect and created to be just the way we are!

Love the skin your in and be proud of it!


So today I am challenging you to starting loving yourself and all that makes you, you! Start noticing all the little things that make you unique and different. Be transparent with yourself and others and don’t try to hide behind your own skin. Know you are perfect and created just they way you are meant to be because you are perfect as you!

I am also challenging you to share your story and post a selfie, or any other picture you feel amazing in, on social media and use the hashtag #breakingthecliché (breaking the cliché). I want to hear from YOU and hear your story! I want to know want makes you unique, what you have learned to love about yourself, what your journey with self love has been, or anything else you want to share, even if you just want to use the hashtag that works too! So, great ready to get down and dirty and share your vulnerable side, and bonus points because it shows people you’re human too.

Remember to use the hashtag and tag me (@petite.serendipity on IG and @PetiteSerendipity on FB) in it too, because I want to hear from YOU!

What makes you unique? How do you show yourself self love?

As always,

Have a great day!


Nontoxic Beauty

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I am very passionate about going green, eating organic, reducing waste and so on.. but one thing that I have recently switched over from conventional to natural was my beauty routine, and man! has it made the biggest difference to my skin! I am now using completely natural products, everything from my face wash, to my mascara, it’s all natural and I love it!

A little back story to begin with, in August I was on a mission to clear my skin and get it under control. I was willing to try almost anything, and then, my friend suggested I change up my makeup and go nontoxic, and I said okay!

Before I made the switch, I did a lot of research and found the most interesting, and kind of disturbing, information in regards to make up and what it is we are actually putting on our skin. I’ll share some info below:

  • In one year, on average, we absorb over 7 pounds of toxins through our skin. Think conventional body wash, lotion, scented oils, hairspray, nail polish and so on…
  • 85-95% of all cancers can be traced to diet and chemical exposure through the air and contact through skin.
  • It’s estimated that we apply over 100 chemicals to ourselves daily if using conventional products.
  • Hormones can be tampered with, with the use of synthetic dyes, scents, phthalates and other chemicals. Causing reproductive issues, hormone imbalances and breast cancer.
  • Our skin absorbs everything that we put onto it, and it gets absorbed into our blood stream.

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For more information and to read it yourself, I found this information here and here.

I strongly encourage you to do some research of your own, don’t just take my word for it. Learn about it, look into it and find out for yourself!

Some great books on this topic are: Eat Pretty, by Jolene Heart, Women Code, by Alisa Vitti, and Goop Clean Beauty, by the editors of Goop.

A great app that I use daily to see how safe products are is, Think Dirt, and it’s free!

Finding all this information out was enough for me to make the switch and go completely all natural. I chose to do this all in one go, but if you wanted to, you could gradually switch out one item at a time and work your way up to an all natural beauty routine.

The makeup products that I have found and have fallen in love with are from the brand RMS Beauty. It is an all natural line that uses cold pressed organic raw virgin coconut oil for the base in most of its products, is free from harmful chemicals, and actually helps improve your skin.

The products have intact elements from the coconut oil such as: vitamin E, enzymes, and antioxidants. What this means is that using these products help clear skin, rewind aging skin, and give the overall look and feel of healthier skin. There is also live lauric acid which is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial, leading to even more healthier and hydrated skin.

All products are also certified organic, non GMO, nano free, and non comedogenic meaning they won’t cause breakouts, rashes, or dehydration. They are also gluten and soy free. So, as you can see, this is brand has a high quality standard and is by far the cleanest I have found.

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After using these products for over six months, I have noticed major improvements in my overall skin complexion. My skin looks more plump, hydrated, smooth, even, and is almost completely blemish free!

The products that I have from RMS and stand by are: “Un”cover-up, Lips2cheeck and Master Mixer. I use these products daily and they have lasted me for this whole time! I love them so much and look forward to using them daily!

Here is my routine and how I use my RMS products:

After I wash my face and apply my face oil, I first apply the “Un” cover-up in the shade 22 to my whole face and under eyes using my middle or ring finger. For me, this works as my foundation and cover up in one. I find it to apply very smooth and even. It also gives me a nice and dewy look. If you don’t prefer this look, then I would recommend applying a power on top to take away some shine.

Next, I apply the Lips2Cheek in the shade Modest to my cheek bones and onto my lips with my ring finger. It gives me a nice flushed look without being too major. I have found that a little goes a long ways and your really needs to blend it in to make it look its best.

Then, I apply the Master Mixer onto my eyelids for a little pop using my ring finger. And sometimes, if I am really feeling it, I’ll apply it as a highlighter to my cheekbones and cupid’s bow.

Finally, I’ll apply my eyeliner in the shade black from W3ll People, a few coats of mascara from Pacifica, fill in my eyebrows with a brown pencil from Zuii’s, and I am good to go!

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This whole process take me 10-15 minutes max, and is so easy to do! I am by no means a beauty guru, but I am passionate about living a healthier life style. I also just wanted to share my favorite products with you and show what I do.

Let me know what you think, and if you want to see my other natural products I use daily!

How do you live consciously? Do you already use green products?

As awlays,

Have a great day!


Go. All. In.

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Doing anything halfway does no good, so just go. all. in.

When we give something (or someone) our full attention and focus, it helps us be more efficient and appreciate what it is we are actually doing. Weather it be for an extended period of time, like a year, or a shorter amount of time, like an hour, when we focus and go all in it makes the process of what we are doing more enjoyable and seamless.

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Staying on task is like a trained art that is learned through time. (at least for me, anyone else?!) Doing so takes dedication and perseverance, becasue it’s not easy. Distractions pop up, emergencies come, minds wonder and so on, and then, we start to forget what it even was we were doing in the first place, out of sight out of mind, right?! But, when we go all in and commit to what it is we are actually doing, the more successful we will be in the end.

Sometimes we just need to push ourselves outside our comfort zones and get a little comfortable with being uncomfortable. When we commit to something, we need to commit. No more of letting ourselves come up with excuses or getting sidetracked by another task we need to complete, no! We will start something and then finish it until the end, or until the day ends, same thing, right 🙂 ?!

Show up, be present and accounted for and commit, hard. No more of this over promised, over excused and overstated nonsense, we need to go. all. in. and show up 100% of the time.

When we actually show up, it makes us more reliable, more dependable and more trustworthy… and isn’t that what we should all be striving for anyways?!

Weather we are committing to people/plans, organizations, projects, or anything along those lines, we need to be there for them and for ourself. If we give someone, or ourselves, our word, we don’t want to fall through and disappoint them, so, going all in and committing to it 100% of the time is the best option.

Along those lines, if you have several passion projects, committees, jobs, and relationships that you are involved in (hello, me! I do!) that’s okay! I’m not saying we need to stop the others and only focus on one, what I mean is, when we are working on one thing, and have a big idea that relates to that one topic, then we need to give it our full attention at this time. This way we can give it all the time and energy that is needed to create the best outcome. Think of it more like an assembly line, work on one thing, and then move on to the next and so fourth. Sounds like an easy thing, right?

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And that’s another thing, time. We have it, need it, want more of it, and dwell on it. So if you want to start a passion project (aka side gig) then go for it and go. all. in. Forget what’s holding you back and just jump on in. There is no time like the present, and if you wait too long then your odds for finally starting it become smaller and smaller, so just start.

Forget the “norm”, forget the rules, forget others negativity, and forget about our own self doubts, just go. all. in. and hit the ground running. Become a trail blazer with flames coming off from behind you. Make others do a double take when you come walking by because you are so on fire 🔥

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Whatever encouragement or motivation you need, take it from me, you can do this! Weather it’s starting a new job, creating a business, starting a passion project, or whatever it is, get ready to pour your whole heart and soul into it because you are about to go. all. in.

When we commit, we commit and show up 100% of the time. We are reliable and dependable people who always give our best efforts. This time is ours, and our time is now. Go. All. In. 

How do you go all in? Do you have multiple things you are always working on? How do you set your time aside?

As always,

Have a great day!





Jumping Ahead of the Curve


Being self aware is a big undertaking. It’s hard to know what you want and how you want it, but once you get it, you really get it.

When we are self aware and know what we want, it’s easy for us to jump ahead of the curve and move through life a little quicker than the rest, and that’s okay! There is nothing wrong with it and we should actually be encouraging this more!

When we do things at our own pace and follow what’s most important to us, we know we are doing what’s best for us and our futures. No one gets it and understands it more than we do, so it can be a bit harder to explain, but just bite the bullet and go with it because there will always be those people watching from the sidelines encouraging you to slow down and just take your time, but how?! How can we just take our time and let it be when we already know what we want in life?! So I say don’t, don’t take your time (unless you want to, than do!). Run, walk or skip through life at the pace you want, not how someone tells you to!

There is no right or wrong way to go trough life, so following it like a benchmark is so unauthentic. I mean how boring is it to have the same story as everyone else: School to college, college to “real world”, then marriage, then family, and finally, retirement. I mean we would all have our own experiences through life making it a bit different, but, if we all have the same benchmarks, than it’s just like we are all living the same life. So, If you want to do something out of the norm, before it is the “norm”, just do it and do it with confidence.


Set goals for yourself and reach them! Reach them at any age or stage in your life you want to, and don’t let anyone tell you differently! Use their doubt as motivation and inspiration to keep pushing and going through what it is you want!

For example, if you are just starting out and want to invest your money before putting it towards other things, go for it! If you want to write a book and you’re only 21, go for it! If you want to start your own business and you’re only 19, go for it! Do whatever sets your soul on fire and makes YOU happy! There is no timeline that tells us when we can or can’t do things! Stand up for yourself, break society norms, and jump ahead of the curve!

But on the flip side, if you want to take a break and work before starting college, go for it! If you want to take a few extra years to get a degree and work while you are doing it, go for it! If you want to travel the world before starting out in the “real-world”(what ever that means anyways ;)), go for it! What’s so cool is we all have our own lives and we can live them any way we want to!


This life is meant for you and only you! Be selfish and do what makes you happy!

Yes, you will of doubters, un supporters and discouragers, BUT you will also have believers, supporters, and encouragers. Chose to focus on the latter, but use the first to motivate you to push through. There will be hard times, as there always are in life, were you will start to give up, but don’t! Just remind yourself why you started and what your end goal is. Never let lack of motivation get the best of you. Just shake it off and clear your head, it will all come back to you, and you will see why you began in the first place. Your interest and excitement will start up again, but sometimes a quick break can be good for the soul.

So follow your own rules, do things when you want to and make your own timeline.

Do you find yourself jumping ahead of the curve? What’s your biggest thing that you did as a “jump”? How did it make you feel?

As always,

Have a great day!


Judgment and how to detox from it

Judgment Detox

A few days ago Gabby Bernstein came out with a brand spanking NEW book, Judgment Detox. And you better believe I preordered this book months ago, and have been counting down the days ever since… the excitement was SO real.

If you haven’t heard of Gabby before, she is my all time idol. She is #SpiritualGoals and the writer of The Universe Has Your Back and many other books as well.

When I first read The Universe Has Your Back I was obsessed with it, and I still am! I have read it now three times, cover to cove no doubt, and I have a feeling this book will be no different. 😉

With this book being new, I have only read a little bit of it so far, but I have already learned SO much! In the first few pages I learned that we do indeed need judgment in our lives. We need judgment to determine when things are good or bad, and we need it to strengthen our intuition.We can never rid ourselves from it completely, but we can eliminate the negative judgment that takes us away from our center of love. I also learned that when we judge others and gossip about it with our friends, it gives us a little “high” and feeling of euphoria, making it an addictive habit and hard to break. It also makes us feel closer and more connected to the people we are sharing the gossip with, further encouraging the judgment cycle… So we need to make a change and detox from the negative judgment that is not serving us, and others in a positive way.

Judgment Detox3When trying to rid ourselves from judgment, the first thing we need to do is address ourselves. We need to get real and honest with ourselves and find what makes our judgment trigger and how we project that judgment either onto ourselves or others. After that is found, we also need to stop judging ourselves for how we judge. Yes, we need to confront the issue and get it to a point of freedom, but it all begins with being easy on ourselves and not getting mad about the little thoughts that pop into our heads. Progress is key, and anytime we judge ourselves we are taking two steps back.

So be easy on yourself, and learn to enjoy the process.

One exercise that Gabby had us do in the book, Judgment Detox, was to create a judgment list. On this list she had us to include “what and who am I judging”. Now this could be a certain type of person, event, or anything that gets your judgment going… whatever you feel needs to be on there, add it. Then, the next step is to write down how that judgment makes us feel, good or bad- and be honest with yourself because you’re the only one writing here, so no one will see it. After that, write down why you feel it’s okay to justify that judgment, again, be real and honest. And finally, write down what triggered you to have that judgment during your life time. In total, Gabby suggested to write down a list of 15, but I think it’s okay if you do more or less because this is your own list and you can customize it to how you see fit. You can also add to it when you find yourself thinking about another judgment that is not already on your list if you want.

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After creating this list, you are suppose to look back on it and see if there is a pattern or theme that triggers you judgment. If so, you are suppose to acknowledge it and be more mindful of how you react next time, but remember, don’t start judging yourself for how you judge. We are all human and have our own judgments, so it’s okay. The point of this list is to show us how much we judge without even knowing it, and it;s suppose to help guide us back into a state of mindfulness.

This is just one of the first exercises in the book that I had to share becasue my excitement is so high. I hope it helped you and that you are on your path to ridding your own judgment. If I find any other exercises throughout the book that are worth sharing, I’ll be sure to share them here.

How are you triggered by your judgment? Do you have any patterns? How do you plan to detox from it?

Until next time,

Have a great day!