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Self Care through Family

Happy Wednesday,

I hope you all are enjoying your hot girl/ hot boy summer. My summer has been a roller coaster. Being an adult is getting more and more complicated. I’ve been dealing with health, housing, career, and still grieving the lost of my grandma.

I struggle with blogging and how much I should share online. I’ve thought about my content and if it has stood in between potential job opportunities. We live in a world where being yourself is great until it isn’t. We are constantly being taught and told to conform to other people’s idea of what we should be. How to be a perfect employee 101, how to start a business 101, how to be a creative 101, how to be the perfect partner 101, how to be the perfect friend or family member 101. It’s so damn exhausting.tenor.gif

Everyone doesn’t appreciate authenticity. Most people are only intimidated by someone being themselves. Being who I am unapologetically is the only way I know how to be. There are so many examples of men and women who were killed for speaking their truths. Being compliant and going along with the status quo isn’t even in my DNA. In the words of the great philosopher Lil’ Wayne “I can only be me”.

So no matter how many curve balls life throws at me, I’m going to keep learning and growing from my experiences. I’m going to keep loving life and smiling no matter what. I’m going to keep using every opportunity to enjoy and take care of myself. The enemy is trying really hard to break me. I will never let anyone or anything no matter the situation get the best of me. The marathon continues always. It’s a rough journey but I got this.

We got this!

This weekend my self care consisted of spending time with my family. My love ones bring the best out of me. It’s always laughs and smiles when we get together. We went on a bus trip to Pismo Beach Saturday and had a community BBQ Sunday with my dad’s motorcycle club. This weekend was filled with celebrating life and making memories with the people I love the most.

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giphyDon’t let anyone tell you that your struggle should look a certain way. No matter what you are going through always take care of yourself. Whatever that means for you. Grieving doesn’t have to be laying in bed crying all day. Health concerns doesn’t always mean visible symptoms, crazy side effects and hella medical prescriptions. Job/Career problems doesn’t always mean losing your job or leaving right away. And housing issues in an apartment building is a long process and won’t be solved over night. Everything can and will eventually be solved over time but most of us do not go around looking like the issues we’re struggling with. Sometimes the situation cause for leaving and sometimes we have to struggle through it. Either way God is teaching us something. The fact that we are able to take care of ourselves, smile and laugh through it all is a blessing. Please do not belittle or trivialize someone else’s situation because they handle it differently than you would. Life is all about working through the hardships because they are bound to happen.

You can still have a hot girl/ hot boy summer no matter what you are going through.

Turn up!

Thanks for reading & we’ll talk more next week

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As a child I wanted to help the world. I wanted to be a neonatal pediatrician. I wanted to travel the world to help women and children during labor and delivery. I wanted a tv special on Oprah about women and children in other countries dying at alarming rates during child birth because of lack of resources. My vision has slightly changed. My profession isn’t in medicine but I still want to help women’s health. My focus is still the same. I have now taken a natural holistic approach to helping women’s health. Beauty and fashion was a hobby turned obsession of mine as I got older. From reading magazine to wardrobe styling to modeling to orchestrating runway shows I dedicated my whole life to the beauty and fashion industry. As time passed, I began to search for the deeper meaning behind the clothes, hair and makeup. I have found that health, beauty and fashion are more connected than I thought.

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