|Posted on September 2, 2017 at 11:30 PM||comments (0)|
One of the most questions I'm asked daily on my blog is, "How long does it take to stop hurting?" Healing takes time. It takes longer for some than others, but it doesn't mean a person is weak because they feel. Think of pain, healing, growing, changing, overcoming, and enduring like a sunset. There's all kinds of rays of light that go into a sunset, but it happens so fast that we can't remember the last seconds. When I reminisce on healing, it's very black and white. I remember the dark then the light. You don't see the bad days in photographs, but they're the days that get you from one happy sunset to the other. I know it sucks right now, but your dark rays are preparing for something greater. A light you can't see and maybe came always believe in. These wounds will one day give you strength. You've just got to believe me. I'm not afraid of going to battle anymore. I'm more afraid of becoming numb.. not caring, not feeling. I feel that way to some and it's frightening. To not care at all, after caring for so long. Give me battle wounds...remind me that I can feel and that I always make it out alive.
|Posted on September 2, 2017 at 11:15 PM||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.
Have a safe Labor Day weekend, all. Xo
|Posted on September 2, 2017 at 11:15 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on August 30, 2017 at 6:05 PM||comments (0)|
Tonight my friend @leeniephotography asked to shoot some portrait shots of me. (this is just a sneak peek shot with her iPhone) What I like most about her style of photography is that she captures her subject in their most natural state. She talks, laughs, and makes you feel completely comfortable & slightly vulnerable. I can't wait to get more of the photos back so I can share with you the story we captured. I've been receiving a lot of messages lately asking to share more pictures of the "girl behind the writing." I've been sharing my writing publicly on my website since I was 16 and many of you have also inspired my writing. Each year I've faced obstacles, trials, and growth. Despite the tough times, I'm grateful that you allow me to share my story...my journey. No one deserves to feel alone and like my good friend Michelle has taught me, sometimes we just need to look out at the ocean and remember how small our problems are in comparison to the world out there. I hope you always keep your eyes on the light.
|Posted on August 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM||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.
|Posted on August 22, 2017 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on August 14, 2017 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
I feel grateful to have a career that allows me to work with people of all ages. They've seen it all and help me learn without repeating the same mistakes. Above all, they challenge me to try new things, to date, to experience life, to continue expanding my knowledge, and to grow. I've learned that you cannot change all the people around you, but you can change the people you choose to be around. Life goes by too quickly to spend your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Be selective. Be picky. Be ok with saying no to those who don't make you laugh or feel special. I hope you never compromise your self worth for the sake of keeping others in your life. You'll lose a lot of by having standards, but that's ok. A smaller circle....a greater you.
|Posted on August 4, 2017 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
’ve always loved writing and knew it was something I’d want to do forever…so I majored in Journalism. ✏️ Upon graduating, I interned at a prestigious real estate magazine helping local top agents brand their business, write on behalf of them, and manage their social media sites. Soon after, I was offered a full-time position but kindly declined. I knew I wanted to help people, but didn’t see it possible sitting behind a desk all day. Ironically, my cousin’s friend was looking for someone to work as the Director of First Impressions at, Keller Williams Palos Verdes.
I decided to apply and got the job the same day. During this time, I worked closely as the office Team Leader’s assistant and would listen in when agents would negotiate deals. I realized that I could fulfill my desire to help people, write, and spend more time with Bubba in this career.
It's a lot of work and sometimes I feel like I am running in every direction at once, but I took a chance and I am proud of who I've become. I genuinely believe that we cannot compare our journey with others. What’s for you will always be yours and what isn’t, may never be. Eventually, things come full circle and you realize why smaller things had to happen for greater things to occur. So, work hard and don’t be afraid to take chances. If you don’t build your own dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs. This morning, I helped a stranger in London find a solution to her relationship problems and this is all because I am still able to write on my personal blog, Life Moves On.
I have so many more goals I want to accomplish and that’s what makes it so fun. So, set goals and make them big enough that you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who can. #FBF #trusttheprocess
: Jessica Lynn
|Posted on July 31, 2017 at 5:30 PM||comments (0)|
"Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change."
BOLD in full effect today.
|Posted on July 31, 2017 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
A few years ago, someone told me that the greatest revenge is to move on and to be happy. The thing is,I've never been the type of person that can fake my feelings and how I feel about people. If I like you, I like you. If I don't, I keep a distance. I tried very hard to dislike people who hurt me, but I couldn't. Below the anger, pain and sadness, was still love. I feared never losing that and that actually scared me the most. Fast forward to now...I'm so different. I stopped trying to change how I felt about things, people and situations that shaped me and learned to see them for exactly what they were/are. They're just pages in a book that can be easily turned. It's a choice. The choice to either let tough times shatter us, or let them be chapters that help bring you closer to the good parts. Life is not always perfect, but it's always what you make it. So make it count, make it memorable and never let anyone steal your happiness. ��#perspective