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"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life...it goes on."- Robert Frost

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Fall seven times, stand up eight.

Posted on October 20, 2017 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Don’t give up on a dream just because of the time it’ll take to get there or because another door slammed shut on your face. Be open to what you’ll discover and don’t be afraid of opening a new one, even if there’s a chance it may close on you, too. Just be wise enough to know when to go and when to stay. Some opportunities, for all intents and purposes, look like a brick wall. Impossible. But what you’ll soon discover is that when something is worth discovering, like what may be hidden on the other side, we find a way.





As they say, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Sometimes we build walls to see who is patient enough to find a way in. I just hope that you don’t give in to fear when the right one is standing there. You may fall trying to find your way in, but don’t let it stop you from reaching the top. Fall seven times, stand up eight.

Mental Health

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)


"Yeah, you're attractive,

but are you good for my mental health?"


You don’t realize how heavy toxicity is on your soul until you’re far and free from it. By free I mean that you’ve spent some time alone to find yourself again. The other day, I tried #Reiki. I went to @santamonicahealing and decided to give it a shot. I’ve only heard good things about it and being the open-minded person I am, I always believe in giving things a chance. I was instantly welcomed and felt a great sense of energy being there. I was simply reminded with a hug, session, and some time listening to what my soul needed that I’ve come a long way. Yes, a long way. I used to take so much stupid shit in relationships because I thought that’s what you’re supposed to do. You’re supposed to be there for people through the highs and lows. You’re supposed to be their shoulder when times are rough. Well, guess what? Who’s say you’re supposed to do shit? Especially when it’s not being reciprocated. That’s the thing about a push-pull relationship. Only one person is giving and the other is pushing you away. You know what that does to a person’s mental health? It fucks them up. It makes them think that something is wrong with them for wanting to help, care, and give. Not everyone is ready for the love you give, but you know who’s always waiting for a little more? You. Your mind, your body, your soul. It may fight you, but with a little loving, patience, and giving...your soul will thank you for loving it like you’ve been trying to love everyone around you. My dear, so many people try to escape seasons of loneliness and as fall and winter roll around, please don’t feel “lonely.” If you are feeling sad or alone, feel it. Be in it. Until you feel like a masterpiece alone, you’ll never connect with people for the right reasons. Be the person you’ve been to others and watch how quickly you’ll grow. You come first.

Ignited Passion.

Posted on September 2, 2017 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I think one of the rockiest journeys we take in life is figuring out who we are - detached from other's opinions and perceptions of us.



In all honesty, I used to care a lot how I was perceived and it really effected me more when I was voted "Best all around" my senior year. It put a lot of pressure on me to uphold an image. Years later, I realized the opinions of others will never cut you a check or change the course of the path you are on- unless you let it. Learning to care less about the opinions of the wrong people will give you a sense of freedom you never had and it's called a peace of mind. With that, you're able to focus your attention on things that matter like being passionate about the ones you love and your career. Maybe the journey isn't so much about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything that isn't you so you can become who you were meant to be. If you're feeling stuck or unhappy with where you are or aren't in a relationship, your career or life....I suggest you keep looking till you find the path that brings out the passion in you.


�� @leeniephotography.


Have a safe Labor Day weekend, all. Xo

Get the picture.

Posted on September 2, 2017 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)
"Many have an image, few get the picture." ❤️


The other day, a follower messaged me concerned with her inability to make friends easily. It got me thinking. We've come to live in a society where we believe the number of followers we hold determines the number of "friends" we have. It's far from the truth. If you were to scroll through your FB, Insta, Twitter, Snap, etc. list of friends- how many know your darkest secrets? How many know what makes you laugh, what makes you cringe or what makes YOU, you? Not many. I've always said I'd rather have one good friend than 100 fake ones. You can't put a price tag on someone who genuinely cares for you. I have a lot of good friends and then I have a handful of great friends and just a few best friends. Those people don't rate differently in my heart. I love them all. When you're young, you seek to find ways to fit in with the crowd but it's only as you age that you realize the odd ducklings were always the most beautiful. Shine from the inside out and the right people will come...and stay. Just do me a favor and never let anyone dull your sparkle, make you feel less than you are, or take advantage of your kindness. Be good to people...but better to yourself. #nonewfriends �� @leeniephotography

Wedding Bells

Posted on August 29, 2017 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)


My best friend since the sixth grade, @glamifer is getting married soon. I've always learned the best life lessons from those around me and she is one of those people I have learned a lot from. When I was in a difficult chapter of my life, she kept me going by encouraging me to try new things- outside of my comfort zone. We all need a best friend like that- who not only wants the best for you, but challenges you to grow. In honor of her officially become a Mrs soon, I wanted to share something I've learned from her experience in the field of love. One thing I have always admired about her is her ability to carry her worth, dignity and value with pride that others feel it, too. She's always had guys admire her and it's not just because she's gorgeous- but she's humbly confident. She knows what she brings to the table and isn't afraid to remind others too. There's absolutely nothing wrong with knowing your worth, holding your head high, and being confident in yourself. There are a lot of people who will be there to bash you, so make sure you love yourself, first. She found love where she least likely expected it, but took the bull by the horns when she did. "Sometimes love comes around and it knocks you down..."

Pop of Color

Posted on August 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)



A few years back, I never wore color. Mostly because I didn't want to stand out from others in a room. I felt like I could blend in more with solid colors, such as black. In more recent years, I've noticed that I tend to pick clothing now that has designs, color, and print. We don't always notice change in ourselves until others notice it, but pictures are a fun way for me to realize how much I've changed. To me, life is all about growth and becoming new versions of ourselves. If we're not evolving, we're not growing. It can be something as small as you adding color to your attire or taking the time to appreciate your features, like your hair, skin, and nails. We aren't taught how to love ourselves and we're often shamed for doing so. It's considered to cocky, conceited, or arrogant. Why can't we just be people who are comfortable in their skin? Why does it have to be labeled? In a day and age where so many are judging our lives behind a screen, why don't we be the decision maker of what we want to be perceived as? People will always judge you, perceive you, and believe they know you for what you show on social media...but trust me, I know there's more to you, too. Go on and love yourself, darling. You're gold. 

Live authentically

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)




Find light at the end of the tunnel. ✨ My hope for you is that you never feel alone and when your struggles feel heavy on your shoulders, you know someone out there believes in you. Don't let your current feelings, situation, circumstance, or worries break you. Let them be the driving force that gets you from point A to B. Crawl if you must, but please don't ever give up on your greater goals because they feel impossible now. Sometimes that means changing who we thought our greater goals were going to be with. Sometimes it means bravely moving forward without an idea of what's to come. I used to fear the unknown, what hadn't happened yet...the future. It took good things unexpectedly happening for me to realize that the universe wants good for us. The universe wants us to reach happiness, our goals, our destiny. However, to reach it, you must find gratitude amongst the present..and that means being grateful for things even when they feel terrible. If you're barely able to drag your feet today and the weight feels like it's on your shoulders, I am here. Message me. You're going to be ok.

Wasted time.

Posted on August 4, 2017 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

"Never let a confused man waste your time,

love or energy."


Not everyone will value your time, energy, space, and most of all...love. ���� Make sure whoever comes to you doesn't take the best parts of you when

they leave. You're worthy of something real, something true. It's ok to have standards to who's worthy of you.

Perspective.

Posted on July 31, 2017 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

"Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change." ��

BOLD in full effect today.


Give them a chance.

Posted on July 30, 2017 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)


My dog, Bubba, teaches me so many lessons on a daily basis. One of the most important lessons he's taught me thus far is to not judge a book by its cover. His breed is often misunderstood and judged. It's easy to do that with people -without even knowing them or their story based on what we've come to think a certain look, personality or attitude embodies. Perception is different for everyone and how we view people may not be the same as another person sees them. Sometimes we avoid dating new people because of this perception we have in our minds of how that person will be in a relationship. Maybe it's because we know what kind of partner they were to someone before or maybe we don't know anything about them...but want to believe we do. I've learned through Bubba that judging another person does not define them, but us. It does not help protect us in any way, rather eliminates what we may be able to get from someone's company. Whether it's good or bad, there's always something to gain from letting people be who they are. It doesn't mean you have to love and accept it into your life or even like it; but it gives you an opportunity to remember that we're all human and the beauty of it is that our stories are what make us who we are...not the perceptions others have painted for us. Give people a chance to show you who they are before you paint an image of them.


This fine goofball is living proof that his breed is all about love & loyalty. Ban stupid people, not dogs.