Back to back carousel post because what the fvck happened to me this past month? You betcha! This past month has really made me think about myself, where I am and where I want to be, and who I want in my life. I’m a huge pessimist – I have a tendency to look at the glass as half empty and find fault in just about everything, especially myself. Now before I get sentimental let me say that I managed to prove myself completely wrong and challenged myself in ways I wouldn’t have thought possible this whole month. Therefore this carousel is dedicated to new beginnings, goals, and setting the bar; To stepping out of your comfort zone and having an okay state of mind. Mind, body, and soul, baby!
One small thing a day. Believably, I haven’t designed or created a single thing until late last night, technically today (which also explains why Instagram has been quiet). Recently, I had the opportunity to learn about GoDaddy’s CEO, Bob Parsons, and his rules for success. One that isn’t outlined in this article, yet became a topic of conversation over the weekend, was that you should commit to doing one small thing a day for your own business. Simple, and incredibly effective!
Get your groove back. This past month was filled with lows. My typical self would have rolled over and let everything mentally and emotionally beat me up, except for some reason, this time I said NO. I decided to reclaim what was mine after two abusive relationships (love and non). I’m getting there, but I’m not fully confident, powerful, fierce as I know I could be. Gala Darling’s read on getting your groove back. Gala Darling is known for her Radical Self Love project, and is one of the fiercest ladies in the blogosphere!
Women are fierce. PaperMag recently made a post about Object As Subject’s new song, REMOVAL, which envisions a world of women in power. Whether a fan of the music style or not, this video is worth your time, as is PaperMag’s commentary.
In State Travels. I’m captivated by Spell & The Gypsy Collective’s blog post on traveling from Sedona to Monument Valley (and the pictures! I spy Antelope Canyon!). Once the weather becomes less intense, I’m planning to travel using this guide.
Chemical Bonding. Did I mention I’m basically in love with the feeling of being in love, especially with the right person? Lately, I’ve been feeling motivated to take better care of myself: I smile more, I dress up a lot more and actually bother caring about how I look rather than bumming it out 24/7, and I pretty much feel like I’m on cloud 9. Not only that, but I’ve also noticed that my mood is a lot better and I have more energy. Naturally, I stumbled across this article about how to tell if you’re chemically bonded to your significant other.
Get out and Explore. One of my goals is to explore more of what’s around me, whether that’s in state, nationally, or internationally. I figure it’s best to do baby steps, so I’ll start with in state travels and work my way up. Atlas Obscura’s guide on the elements of an essential explorer’s pack is a fun read that will definitely have me ready for when I’m ready to venture out!
Make travel meaningful. Well & Good’s article on transformative travel and what it means for us as millennials is a fun and enlightening read. I’ve been noticing these types of travels through well known YouTube Vloggers such as power-couple FunForLouis and RayaWasHere. Whenever I decide to travel internationally, I can only hope to make all my travels as meaningful, especially with my significant other / friends.
Speaking of travel, I’m dying to go on a cruise. Actually, I want a cruise to be my next trip to be on a cruise – ideally to Hawaii since I’ve yet to visit. Travel and Leisure is highlighting Uncruise Adventures, as they’re promising to show their passengers the wild side of Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest, and more. That is, if I don’t decide to wait for Richard Branson’s new cruise line next year!
Cultural Awareness. I’m absolutely in love with how Adam Koziol has been documenting dying tribal cultures around the world. As My Modern Met states, this is a race against time. Just today I was reading that a few Mexican indigenous cultures are on the verge of being wiped out as well.
Working out is fulfilling. First I have to say that I’m officially addicted to sports bras. Secondly, I’m starting to enjoy going to the gym every once in a while. Due to having a lighter schedule than I’m used to, I’m often finding ways to distract myself. Going to the gym has actually become something I look forward to, especially if I’m able to take care of myself and my body along the way. Since I don’t want to invest in a gym membership, I’ve started using Self’s tips on starting a workout program without joining the gym.