“Grief starts to become indulgent, and it doesn’t serve anyone, and it’s painful. But if you transform it into remembrance, then you’re magnifying the person you lost and also giving something of that person to other people, so they can experience something of that person.”
Oh, there you are again. I dare to say hello. It’s been awhile since we’ve connected, hasn’t it? Dark. Looming. Painful. You always linger longer than I ask and show up uninvited. I expect you during the holidays and know you’ll show up like clockwork towards the end of July, but deciding to pop up this week without warning was not the kind of surprise I was hoping to be gifted with. Read More
2016 — you were it. While others seemingly found you to be the worst, I found you to be the best. You were my greatest teacher and filled with invaluable life lessons. This year was filled with more growth and love than ever before. Read More
Who doesn’t love something FREE!? There’s something thrilling about receiving a free perk or gift of sorts especially when it’s in the creative blogging field. I am always on the lookout for fun freebies especially printables, social media downloads and images. I subscribe to many newsletters and blogs and look forward to their monthly (or weekly) gifts arriving in my inbox!
Today’s freebie comes from The Pretty Blog. In honor of today being #NationalCoffeeDay, they are giving away this adorable print with the ever popular saying “But First, Coffee.” Caffeine-ista’s rejoice, this is OUR morning motto. Am I right?!
Print on cardstock and color of your choice, find a suitable 8.5 x 11 frame and you’ve got the perfect addition to your home office, breakfast nook or bar area.
To get yours, make sure to first subscribe to TPB’s newsletter and confirm your subscription. Once you have done this, you will be allowed to enter into the site by shopping the products or going directly here: Happy Thoughts – Coffee Poster
I get this question often and I know that those who don’t ask but are silently watching my posts are honestly wanting to ask as well: “Why in the world should I start this business?” My answer is short and simple: “So MANY reasons.” I’ve complied a quick list below – let them resonate with you and really sink in. When you are ready to ask, I’m here to answer and help you get started!
Be your own boss.
Set your own schedule + hours.
No inventory, parties or deliveries.
Everything is done online.
Work from ANYWHERE you choose to, all from your phone.
Fits perfectly into busy schedules.
Unlimited earning potential.
Time + freedom + flexibility. Residual income (ie: make money while you sleep).
Help people achieve great skin + feel good about themselves.
Help families build an extra income.
Transformational skincare products with clinically proven results.
Low business start up costs.
All the support + training you need to succeed – you’re never alone in this business.
Taking my word though only gets you so far. You won’t know what you were missing until you TRY. The worst that can happen? It’s not for you. The best that can happen? Your whole world changes. You owe it to yourself to find out if this can do for you what it’s done for me and everyone else in this business. You’re worth it!
Welcome to a new portion of the website called, Thursday Thoughts! Every Thursday, I will share a quote of the week and in turn, discuss my own thoughts about this quote. Quotes to me are essential to everyday life. Yes I am THAT girl. You know the one I’m talking about. The one who posts quotes as their Facebook status, the #mondaymotivation Instagram poster, the cliche – you need advice – let me throw some of my favorite Oprah inspired passages at you – friend. Mhmm, that is me and it took me a long time to own this and embrace it.
Quotes are words but words are power. To some, quotes are cheesy and sure, I can agree and see both sides. Words don’t provide action and without action, words can be nothing but fluff. The icing on a cake that hasn’t been baked. But on my side of things, you know, the “positive patty” side – wink wink – it’s just so much more. No matter what people may say, we all need inspiration. We all search and long for more than what we know. We all feel lost at times and there’s something in the connection that quotes can provide that bring us back home and in essence, remind us we are not alone by connecting us to someone else’s thoughts and inner voice. There’s no better feeling than knowing that what we’re feeling is justified and valid.
Today’s quote of the week is one I found on one of my favorite Facebook pages: The Female Entrepreneur Association. The Female Entrepreneur Association is an awesome company founded by Carrie Green. This social media mogul has changed the #girl #boss game by teaching other women her secrets, tips and tricks into not only starting your own company but integrating social media into your everyday actions. Quotes are posted daily on their Facebook page and you can check out their website here.
SOMETIMES THE RIGHT PATH IS NOT THE FASTEST ONE.
I’ll make today’s post short as I’ve already taken up time explaining this weekly addition to my site. So, to put my response to today’s quote bluntly, “A – freaking – men!!!” Who even wants to take the quickest path?! It’s so “easy” – keyword easy – to hope and wish and dream for something to change whether it’s physically, emotionally, occupationally, or romantically. As little girls, we were often fed the fairy tale that dreams come true if you WISH hard enough. Search and find that “lucky” star and the shining beams of light will magically burst upon you and change your world. I surrounded my whole essence with these thoughts. I prayed hard, I wished hard, I spoke to the stars and drew my fairy tales out in my head. And did my dreams appear!? Of course not. All that happened was that years passed me by and I was still the same person, in the same place, with the same hopes and failed dreams.
So what is the “right path” and how do you get there? You get there by starting. You get to anything in life by doing. You get what you want by TRYING. And more often than not, that path isn’t going to lead you to the answer overnight. You won’t lose your glass slipper and wake up in the morning with a Prince searching for you to hand you what you desire. We all hold the power to save ourselves and we should want to. My thoughts for you today are this: What do you want? What are you reaching for? What goal are you wishing to achieve? Now, how are you going to get there? When you start this path, and you figure this out, start walking but know that you don’t have to run to get there. I hope that you take the time to enjoy the view, that you allow yourself the possibility to take a few detours and forgive yourself for them when you do. The blessing and ultimate accomplishment is always in the journey, my loves, never solely in the end destination.
Being adopted at 2 months old was one of the biggest blessings of my life. Being adopted by the mom who chose me and the Hawaii life that embraced me was the ultimate stroke of luck. I wouldn’t change my story or wish to be anyone else. “Who I am” has shaped my mind and heart to be the unconditionally loving, strong, independent and loyal person that I am.
What being adopted does not provide is any connection to my past – where I am from, what makes me me, why I am allergic to mangos 😝 or what genetic make up I might carry on to my future children. Then comes along this little #DNAkit that has the power to reveal the questions you didn’t know you wanted to ask and provide some closure to the parts every adopted child struggles with. I am sure it won’t be surprising or reveal my ethnicity is any more than I imagine it to be – #indian – but there may be a whole lot else I’ll learn and get to understand about myself and I just can’t wait…. The only way we move forward in life; is to understand our life looking backward. Stay tuned!