Actually Achieving Your Goal Can Be Scary



Whether its weight loss, or that promotion you have been working towards, achieving a goal is one of the best feelings ever! But what happens after you have completed that goal and you have what you wanted?

Have you ever spent time working towards a goal and then you finally reach it, now what? It's a time when you start to realize you put your mind to something and actually achieved it. How Amazing is that right?!

I've recently had this realization and was wondering do other people have this. I reached a goal and now I feel like wow I did it, now what? Something that you could of been striving for is now here. Whether its a job, weight loss, etc. you reached that goal, now what?

I feel like once you reach your goal, you have so much more confidence. and you just want to achieve more. instead of staying in that position. Its like getting a  promotion and now your like wow I've worked so hard for this, but I want more,
does anyone else have that feeling?

The best feeling in life is completing a hard challenge that you put on yourself.

I do have to say reaching a goal is the best feeling in the world. Someone once said don't sulk about the loses and celebrate the wins. Your achievements are a part of your life good or bad. But its always amazing to reach those desired goals and feel accomplished.

let me know what or how you guys feel after you've reached a goal?

until next time!
xoxo


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Are You A Morning Person?


Mornings are my favorite part of the day! I love waking up early and seeing the sun come up and the birds chirping (as cliche as that sounds lol) It's just a beautiful time of day.

Sleeping in makes me feel so unproductive!! And I HATE that feeling. I feel more tired then I did before I even went to sleep. My body is always super drained and I feel like my morning passed me by.

I love my mornings! They are peaceful and it has a different feeling than In the afternoon. Through out the work week I wake up at 5am everyday. So when the weekend rolls around I feel bad sleeping past 8am. Its such a different feeling waking up early and getting your day started. Even if its just going to dutch bros and grabbing coffee. (I love dutch bros haha)

I also feel like we should make the most out of our days and by doing that is, WAKING UP EARLY! Making good use of your daylight is the greatest feeling. Then when night comes you can relax, go out to eat, whatever you want.

I find myself more productive during the daylight hours. Mornings are usually the time when I run errands, because the stores are not crowded. I wash my car, grocery shop etc. I just enjoy my mornings so much more than I did a few years ago.


Are you a morning person or a night person?



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Happy Fall / Revisiting My New Years Goals



Happy Fall Everyone!!! YAYY! Wow, Can you believe summer is over, I couldn't be more happy and sad at the same time. Fall is my favorite favorite season ever. All the colors,  the weather and the clothes. I just love it, But I really appreciate  those long days in summer, and all the delicious summer fruits! I'm definitely going to miss them.

Since we are 10 months into the year, I hope we all have been sticking to our new year goals (that might be something you haven't heard in a long time) and I hope most of you have achieved them. This year I've actually been trying my best to work towards those goals. Usually by this time of year, I've set my goals aside. But NOPE not this year. I plan to stay on track and knock out the rest of my goals.

It feels as if  sometimes we write goals and we are so excited about them and then months later we are like ohhhh those goals. So I just wanted to give a reminder and little boost to still work towards those goals, because the year Isn't over yet.

With a full 3 months left I feel we can knock some of those out and add another patch on our achievements .

Its never to late to open up that notebook and try to achieve some of those new years goals you have written down. Stick with them and stay consistent. Just because you made your goals for this year doesn't mean the process cant continue into next year.

I challenge you to go back and complete a goal or keep pushing and continue the goal you are working towards. Its never to late and we are all working towards something.

If you have any specific goals your working towards let me know in the comments. Maybe someone has the same goal. Or hey! Maybe I do as well.

Keep On Pushing!

xoxo


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It's My Birthday What I've Learned?



Another year down and I'm so excited to be 25. My birthday was august 4, #leoseason. Its so funny because certain ages you turn, make you excited for your birthday. Don't get me wrong! I'm always always excited for my birthday but this year I was extra excited. (how many time did I just say excited )lol I'm 25 years old wooooo! (saying out loud)  I can literally remember turning 21 and not doing anything for my birthday that year and thinking my life would be in this crazy place at 25 years old. Truth be told I thought I would have kids and be this stay at home mom and live in the suburbs , but life had another plan for me and i'm am pretty happy with where I am today. I am so grateful for everything that I have now, and every positive thing that has happened in my life up to this point.

What I really wanted to talk about was everything that I've learned this year. I have done a post like this in the past ----> link here if you would like to read that one. I feel every year we learn something new and there is always a huge lesson we all have every year so i just wanted to share a few of mine and maybe they are lessons you have learned as well.



1. God Always Comes First
This has honestly been the {Biggest Lesson} I've learned and It keeps me so grounded and thankful. I wouldn't be anything If I didn't have God on my side looking after me. He should always be at the forefront in any decision you make or hard times you are going through. Always seek out God and keep him close to you. I think sometimes, when we are upset in life or disappointed we tend to push everyone out, and God is not one person to push out of your life. He is always here to guide us and help us on this journey of life. So putting God first in my decisions and how I carry myself throughout my life has been one of the biggest and greatest lessons learned!

2. Patience
This one is a hard one, because nothing happens over night. Things take time. We as people take time to develop and become better. They say it takes 21 days to break a habit so nothing is instant gratification. And usually anything that is instant can be taken away just as fast as it was given. I would say its definitely better to be patient and understand the process, and go through the process no matter what it is.

3. Put In Work
I laugh at this one because, Man.. putting in work is not just a saying. It is actual work. When you want something you will do everything to get there. even if its late nights, early mornings. You have to put in that time and quality. When you put work into anything you will always see a result. but if you never put in the work you will  always say "ill never get there" but you never put in the work to see if you will get there. Progress is progress, even if its slow. The more work you put into something the more you will get out of it.

4. Love Yourself Hard
You matter so much!!!! so you always have to look out for yourself. Take care of yourself and just be happy as the person you are. Learn everything you can about yourself. What you like what you dislike. What makes you happy! Discover a hobby or crafts that you like.





Hope you enjoyed this post and Until next time!



















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Change is a Beautiful Thing


Hey Hey,

Another random post, but an important one that's close me.
I know everyone says, change is a good thing and  THEIR RIGHT, it is!! Change is beautiful actually. It shows that your evolving and growing and learning new things and that is what life is about. The person you were at 18 is not the person you are at 25. Life experiences change us to become who we really are. And at this point in my life I'm all for change and embracing the new things that life can bring. It's funny because at 18 and 19 I actually hated change. I loved having a routine and the same home and having everything be the same. It wasn't until I was in college freshman year and I stayed in the dorms and during this time in my life I had sooo much change to adjust to that I just hated it. Don't get me wrong I really really enjoyed my experience living in dorms its just change at that time in my life was hard. Now going into this year of 2017 I'm going to be 25 years old yay me! and I'm finding so many things that I love and so many things about myself that I didn't know. There's things about me that have changed drastically and I'm loving every minute of it, because I'm turning into who I am. I would love for everyone to embrace their changes that their going through and be accepting of them. Change is beautiful and change is new and exciting and can bring you joy. I hope whoever reads this can take something from it and embrace and love all the changes in their life.



Until Next Time XOXO
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Just a Monthly Check-In/ Accomplishing Goals



Hey Guys,

I hope everyone had an Eventful New Years and Holiday Break. It's officially the end of January and we are now in the second month of 2017. Can You Believe It! I know time is flying by already, well at least for me it is. I've realized in the past I don't like "new years resolutions". I would rather say I have "these set of goals" I want to accomplish in the new year. Its just a personal preference. A lot of the time we are reaching for a goal for an entire year with out realizing you may need small goals first in order to accomplish the larger goal.

I honesty spent all of January re-evaluating my life and what direction I want to take it in. I had to sit down with myself and say "Look, if you want to accomplish this goal you have to complete these smaller goals first" I began to feel less over whelmed and more calm and at peace with starting a new year. 


Soooo, I came here today just to share a little insight into what has been going on in my life and share with you a few of my own goals to hopefully get you started on yours.

My main goal this year was to, start a project and finish through. I love taking on new tasks and what I found out about myself is I can get over whelmed quickly and just drop everything and pretty much go on hiatus. I had to really prioritize what was important in my life and take steps to reach my end goal.


Everyday I assign myself one task to do before I go to bed that is going to help me reach my goal. At the end of the week I look back on my tasks and say did I do everything I could do for that week that is going to help me progress to my goal. If Not... the next week I change my tasks to meet my goal.

Here's an example if your New Years Goal is to travel Out of the Country. You first Goal should be I need a passport. Then you would follow up to the steps it takes to get a passport.
  • Get a Passport picture taken
  • Apply for a passport
  • Research the cost of the passport
  • Research the country you want to visit etc
I've found that its a lot easier to have a larger goal then break that goal down into smaller goals that are easily obtained.

I hope this helps with anyone that may be struggling with life goals. My ultimate plan is to be more consistent on my blog and share more content with my readers.

Until Next Time XOXO



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What is Success?....


Well...Its currently 2:27am as I'm writing this. Why am I awake you ask? Mostly because I have a million thoughts running through my mind, but the one I want to talk about is Success! and what does it mean to be successful. I'm going through all these images of multi million dollar homes on my computer and my mind can't grasp what I would do if I could afford something like that.

We all want success but in what form money, friendship, love life, education, career or is success to us when we have all of those things. I think that we are molded to think that success means physical things and people who worship you (like having fans). Don't get me wrong I'm sure that is an incredible feeling to have so many people look up to you but at the end of the day what is success with just yourself.

I think its finding self fulfillment and finding things in life that you enjoy. I thinks its doing things that take your mind to a positive place and surrounding yourself with like minded people. but the key is finding that hidden success within yourself and creating a life that you enjoy. That could mean if you love to travel, take the time to travel and see the world and make arrangements in life for it. I don't ever want to get stuck in the mind set that I can't see the world because Im stuck at a job, No! I want to see the world and travel and try different food and just experience life.

I don't think you can ever find success within yourself if you never take risks and if you don't get rid of things in your life that may be hindering your success. As scary as that may sound I feel its true. Taking a leap of faith into an unknown territory is what can open doors in the long run. Or trying new things.

I guess what Im trying to say is find your success! and I'm saying this to myself as well. Sometimes we have to take a leap of faith to find out what we love and by finding out what we love, that can be the key to opening up our success. I feel that by finding success within yourself, life because just that more sweet and memorable.
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Getting to know me w/ 50 Random Facts


Well [hello] there! I don't think I've ever done a proper introduction as to who I am so....I'm doing it now and what better way than 50, yes 50 random facts about me:) Whenever I read blogs I love getting to know the person behind the blog(the master mind with all the creativity) I should say. hahaha I think it helps me to connect with the writer better and understand their sense of style and who they are. so here it goes. BTW grab some iced green tea or cookies and enjoy! (I'm only saying that because I want some iced green tea and cookies right now)

1.
I was born in California but raised in Arizona, so I consider myself an Arizonian for the most part

2.
I have an obsession with journals. Any Kind, Any Shape, Any Color (but I'm loving gold and turquoise journals at the moment) I just love them!

3.
Growing up my nickname was yakky because I talked to much, like all the time. I just liked to talk

4.
I love the rain. It's so peaceful and pretty

5.
The color pink is my favorite color and it has been since I could remember.

6.
I [hate] sleeping without covers over my feet, I just hate it

7.
My favorite wing are HOT WINGS!

8.
I am 23 years young

9.
I Never Ever wear shorts, unless I'm at home. other than that. Nope!

10.
My favorite sweets are cakes, cupcakes & donuts

11.
I really don't like pie, at all

12.
I hate (with a passion) shredded coconut

13.
but I love Pina Coladas (virgin) and pretty much any drink with coconut juice

14.
I love lions! #teamleo

15.
BTW I'm a Leo

16.
I was born August 4 

17.
I have 5 older brothers [cheers to being the only girl] NOT!

18.
My first crush was in kindergarten and he use to push me on the swings [almost every day.]

19.
I love to clean [all the time]

20.
 and buy cleaning supplies (mostly at target)

21.
In 6 grade my friends and I started a magazine club and would read magazines the whole time during recess

22.
My favorite show growing up was That's So Raven

23.
I use to want to be a News Anchor/Weather Women

24.
One day I want to visit London, England #LDN and maybe even live there for a few months. (who knows)

25.
I do not eat pork and I never have or never will

26.
I love burgers mmmmm

27.
I'm slowly trying to become a vegetarian....slowly I said

28.
but I love meat

29.
My dream job would be an Editor at Vogue

30.
I never wanted a sister but I always wanted a baby brother. But Now I wish I had a sister [life struggles]

31.
I like pickles

32.
Gardenia is my favorite scent [flower scent]

33.
I had a {ballerina room} when I was little

34.
I was and still am a girly girl

35.
I'm actually an introvert

36.
I've NEVER broken a bone

37.
I have a big sweet tooth

38.
I don't have a favorite movie

39.
I love Roller Coasters [the scarier the better]

40.
I'm shy

41.
I like having my alone time

42.
I hate mosquito's

43.
I love the show "King Of Queens"

44.
I'm not a big fan of "milk"

45.
I've never road a horse before, but I want to

46.
If I could have a Barbie Collection I would

47.
I might actually start one...

48.
My favorite fruits are Strawberries and Grapes

49.
I rarely ever watch TV, actually I never do.

50.
{I smile a lot }










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It's My Birthday!! What I've Learned?



It's Officially My Birthday! Wooooo, Yay [I couldn't be Happier] 
Hello to all my Leos out there. [23 years old] is not a huge milestone in the age department but it's another year of life and of me being happy and healthy. On top of that what better way to bring in a new year of birth than things that I've learned in my 23 years on this earth. This was actually a challenge thinking of 23 things that I've learned so far. So... I narrowed it down to 10. Of course we all learn so much even in a day, but to actually recognize lessons that really impacted your life can be hard to remember. Since my blog is kind of like an online diary. I wanted to share this with you, because maybe, just maybe you can relate and boom! [we have something in common] soooo yeah!



1. Reach for something you've never reached for before. Basically if you have an idea or goal just sitting in the back of your mind. Just go for it and actually do it! You never know the payoff 

2. Practice what you preach. That sang never gets old [NEVER] and its extremely true.  Don't talk about something but your not a believer in it yourself.

3. Your confidence in measured more by how you think of yourself. If you think highly of yourself and you know your worth as a human/women/man/etc, then your confidence and strength will show more and the opinions of others will not matter. [they will eventually become irrelevant]

 4. Nothing is handed to you. If you want something go out there and work to get it. You'll have a much better feeling knowing that you worked for something and it paid off.

5. In order to see results you have to work towards them. I can't just lay in my bed all day and say I want to [loose weight] but never get up and try anything to achieve that goal.

6. Don't listen to the negative, focus on the positive. Everyone is going to have an opinion and sometimes we even doubt ourselves but knowing the positive affect in everything you do will kick those negative thoughts right out the window.

7. Everybody is in their own lane and that's okay! As humans/People we are always secretly comparing ourselves to others when it comes to success. In all actuality everyone is on their own path and thats okay because you will eventually get to where you want to be also.

8. I love and hate social media. I love all the good it does with networking and business and keeping in touch with friends but I hate how controlling its become and how attached we are. But don't get me wrong I love me some social media but every once in a while its good to take a break.

 9. Writing thank you letters go a long way. We forget how important it is to send a hand written letter. A letter takes time and the whole process is different from sending a simple text. Its just much more personal and Im glad I know that know. 

10. We as humans are always evolving and changing. You are never going to be the same person you were the day before. Theres always things that we gain or loose and those things can change our views on life, relationships, success etc. So over night you can have a different opinion or view on something or gain knowledge in a certain area, and be [slowly changing] without even knowing it.





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Sunday Thoughts



Well Happy Sunday!
I'm sitting here on my bed thinking of every possible thing I want to do, as in goals in life etc. BUT...as I go to write a blog post, I'm staring at a blank page. All I can think about is the life I want, and how am I going to get it? and what is ultimately going to bring Happiness, which is the most important factor. Have you ever just sat around all day thinking and planning of everything you want to do and accomplish in life? well that's been me lately. [lately, as in me all day] There's so many avenues and roads you can take in life, it's literally so hard to focus on one thing you want to do. I want to do everything at one time, Right Now! It's like you trying to figure out what you can do in life that includes everything you love. When your doing what you love it won't be like having a job, it would be LIFE! for me its like I love children, I love teaching, organizing, fashion, blogging, but also being my own boss. If I could I would throw everything into one and create my own job hahaha.


        A life where you are being creative and fulfilling that REAL you is so rewarding and inevitably what life should be about. Creating and Growing and helping others and just having that fulfillment.

just a few thoughts for today... Its been one of those relaxing (eating ice-cream) kind of sundays! Hope yours is all and well :)
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What I Learned In 2014!!


 I know I'm late but it's finally the new year Yay! Let me just start out by saying I have been having writers block ever since the new year, its like my brain reset or something! but I am so excited for whats to come in 2015!!! The process of coming up with new ideas and bringing them into existence is just so fun and fulfilling. I cant wait to bring out more of the creative side of me and just really make some great memories! My Blog is Truly like my outlet. I can express the things I like and the things I enjoy. I can be creative, and I get to open up a different side of me and that is why I love blogging. I hope this year is a great one filled with new experiences! I would like to share a few of the things I have learned in 2014. For me 2014 was a very personal year, but I had a lot of great experiences and learned a lot about myself. So grab some tea and kick your feet up, I kind of have a lot to say (smile).



Love for self- One of the most important things I have learned was "loving yourself" and I  don't mean just saying it, No! I mean truly saying and showing I love me and I'm important. I think we are all special people with special traits and qualities and in order to love you, you have to embrace those traits and qualities and really not care what others think of you. You will eventually attract the right people to fit you and your life.I feel so strongly that self love is the most important love. If you don't love you, you will eventually let people run over you or you wont have that confidence to go out there and pursue your dreams. This is the body and person you have to live with forever. So never forget about you:)

Coming Out of Your Shell- Coming out of my shell ,a little, has been another lesson I've learned in 2014. Sometimes we dought ourselves and forget to take a leap of faith and just go for whatever dreams we have, even if we fail. You know you were at least strong enough to try and branch out. Sometimes it's life experiences that force us to come out of our shell.

Finding what makes you happy- Blogging, Blogging , blogging. 2014 is when I started my blog and I am so extremely happy and thankful that I was able to find out how much I love blogging. Growing up I always wrote in a journal my thoughts, dreams and ideas and I feel so good when I get to blog, its like my personal outlet to life.


Growing takes time- Growing into the person your suppose to be takes time, it doesn't happen over night. Knowing that makes me feel alot better actually! Sometimes you feel like your not progressing as a person but when you look back on yourself and how you thought or how you look, you realize, yes I am growing and changing but everything is a process. The person you were in 2014 is not the same person your gonna be in 2015.  Which is why sometimes people from your past don't click with you because you are constantly growing and changing.

Retaliation is never the answer- This is a weird one for some but a very relatable one I think. We as humans have feelings and emotions and sometimes we think if someone does something to us we have to get them back we have to give them an eye for an eye. In all honesty no you don't. It's best to just get away from people who don't have your best intentions in mind. No one should ever cause you to be other than yourself. Why bring yourself to such a low level.

Randoms...
I learned I love cake and sweets a little to much!!
I learned I can spend hours organizing and cleaning (i'm a little OCD)
I learned I want to live In a colder climate one day
I learned I love trying new foods, its exciting!


Share with me some of the things you learned in 2014 in the comments below! xoxo <3




Last but not least I am so extremely thankful for the people who support me! I really am, even if you just read a blog post or subscribe to my blog or share a post or follow me on social networks. I am so thankful and happy for you all. You have no idea how much that means to me! The smallest things matter to me and I couldn't be more thankful. 


I am so looking forward to 2015!!!!!


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Overcoming Fear & Just Be Happy... (Free Spirit Friday)




Hey,
This past week has been a battle of emotions for me.....I'm not going to lie. Over coming fear or the feeling of rejection can be one of the hardest things to deal with! But knowing that end result will pay off is what should really be the main focus. Stepping out on the limb and doing something you may have never done before gives me the bubbly feeling in my stomach. Actually when I think about it I just want to curl up in a ball and hide lol But this is life and you cant do that or you will never grow and prosper. I'm writing this post to say....well, never let fear or rejection stand in the way. Yes its there, and in present time its the worst most scary feeling ever. But getting over a challenge and doing it still gives you a sense of accomplishment for me at least it does. Even if you fail, you can always say you tried and took a big step. I would say try not to think of the cons or what can go wrong, but rather think of the good and how happy you are, doing something you love. If you want to join a sport but you may not have the confidence to do it. Just think what if you go out there and make a killing! Stop thinking of the bad in every thing you do. I feel like that's how you grow. just take a leap and go for what you like to do. You don't get anywhere if you don't at least try. Even if you had no one to believe in you. believe in yourself (cliche line) I know but very accurate. You are in control of your own life not others. and well sometimes you have to think outside the four walls you live in.
There's a whole world out there just for you. It doesn't just belong to one person or only certain people. It belongs to everyone and  we should all enjoy our lives and do what makes you happy! Stepping over the small hurdle of fear can get us so much further. I'm not just talking about jobs or careers, even in you personal life. You are never stuck in any situation! We all deserve to be treated right and fairly, we also have the right to be just HAPPY! what ever happen to that. Sometimes it seems like when your happy people can be so judgmental, like calm down I, we, people, have the right to be HAPPY! sooooo ...I hope I didn't bore you with my little rant. But its friday and I'm calling it free spirit friday! A time to just chill relax and express my thoughts. Anyways love you



until next time
xoxox<3
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