Sunday, September 30, 2012

The 31 Day Comfort Zone Challenge

  The next 31 days starting Monday I am beginning a brand new challenge! The Comfort Zone Challenge. I find that I'm way to attached to my comfort zone, everything outside of my comfort zone scares me, and when I have to part with it I cry  because I feel like I'm mourning the death of my home and it's not that serious by any means. I should approach new activities and opportunities with a more positive outlook. For example the things that went through my mind when approaching the new volunteer work at the hospital went something like this:

I have to be tested for TB that's going to be so painful.
All these regulations.
What if I can't do it?
What if I don't have the time?
I can't mess this up.
I'm scared what if I make a mistake.
I've never done this before everyone's going to think I'm an idiot and I'll be banned from the hospital.
I have to buy a uniform, with who's money?!
I can't do this *insert sobbing*.

 So after all the dramatic fog, and tears disappeared I realized I do this a lot when going into something new. I cry, and I yell. I can't keep crying and yelling I'm 18, lots of changes are going to happen in my life I can't have a nervous break down every time I'll be a wreck! How I can I hone my optimism skills if I'm constantly turning into a negative creature at every little change! I'm creating a new challenge! I'm very excited to start! The rules are:


  1. Day 1 Define your comfort zone, it's simple define what your comfort zone is composed of thus after you will find all the necessary steps you need to make to get out of it.
  2. Day 2 Give yourself a pep talk. Write it out or type it and read it out loud to yourself  do it everyday the reason you're in your comfort zone is because you probably lack a lot of motivation to get out of it, so why not become your own greatest cheerleader! Give yourself a pep talk everyday of this challenge it doesn't matter how many times a day either do it one, or do it 10 times if you find it necessary to give yourself that push.
  3. Day 3 smile at 6 random people.
  4. Day 4 say hi to 6 random people.
  5. Day 5 wear something you normally wouldn't wear outside.
  6. Day 6 Listen to some new music or those dormant songs you don't listen to at all anymore. You know those songs on your iPod you hardly ever listen to but they're there all the same, take second to listen to them today and if you don't like them even after you listen to them delete them there's no point of carrying that cushion in your comfort zone with you. You need no extra weight while you're traveling the perimeters of your safe zone. 
  7. Day 7 Meditate for an hour straight. I find this so difficult to do, there's always something on my mind and at times it can be impossible for me to focus and clear my head which is why I'm going to push myself to do this. Using the timer on my iPod I'm definitely going to try this meditation. 
  8. Day 8 Watch a new show. I have a set of shows I cannot miss and shoes that I tend to avoid but I'm going to try something new and if I don't like it at least tried and that's satisfaction enough. You're probably thinking "you're just watching a new show what's the big deal?", the reason I find this a necessary step is because you have to take the little things and measure their importance on your own personal scale. 
  9. Day 9 Talk to someone you normally wouldn't talk to. There are people at work or at school that you run into all the time someone who you see plenty but never talk to simply say hi and let any other conversation unfold its that simple. 
  10. Day 10 Reflect. Reflect on the lessons you've learned in the last 10 days,record them in a journal on your computer or in a book and remember as a symbol that you never have to restrict yourself to simply one routine way of life. 
  11. Day 11 Speak up. Speak up in class, at work to a family member speak up publicly and let them know your point of view. A lot of the time we as people find ourselves in the position of listener and simply being influenced its rare when we go the extra mile and tell someone else what you think.
  12. Day 12  Enter a contest,giveaway, or scholarship it can't hurt to try and truly believe in your worthiness to win.
  13. Day 13 Acknowledge an old non-beneficial  mindset and let it go. Many people hold onto grudges and regrets without even acknowledging it, find one old regret or grudge and  type it or write yourself 10 reasons why you should let it go.
  14. Day 14 Try a new workout. Its good to challenge both the mind and body.
  15. Day 15 Throw something out or giveaway something you don't use or hardly have paid attention to in the last 10 years.
  16. Day 16 Try something creatively new, if you write a blog do a new kind of blog post, if you're a dancer try a new routine, if you're a singer sing a different kind of song from a new genre I'm going to kind of enjoy this one you guys just wait!
  17. Day 17 Change your look. Change you everyday hairstyle or  make up look.
  18. Day 18 Tell several people today you love them first. It can be at any random time today but let someone know you love them.
  19. Day 19 Wear a band and snap it for every negative thought that touches your mind.
  20. Day 20 Reflection time, what have you learned yet again the last 10 days?
  21. Day 21 D.I.Y. something. Put your own detailed spin on something you typically wouldn't. Get creative!
  22. Day 22 Post a picture of yourself you don't entirely favor. I have pictures of myself on my iPod and computer that came out nice but not the way I'm used to them so I'll post it today.
  23. Day 23 Add a new word to my vocabulary. I've abused the term awesome something must take its place!
  24. Day 24 Write a letter to your younger self, pick any time younger self you wish to write to whether it's your 15 year old self or perhaps your 7 year old self about the things you've learned.
  25. Day 25 Learn 35 new facts today, keep count.
  26. Day 26  Give up one social network today, just one it can be any of the many do it for a solid 24 hours.
  27. Day 27 Discover a new theme song, or if you don't have one get one! One of my motivating theme songs is Champion by Kanye West because I like to think that's what I am, scratch that it's what I know I am but that's been my theme song for the past 3 years or so I need a new one.
  28. Day 28 Reboot your resume and make it a lot more spicy and interesting than before add some more of you!
  29. Day 29 Forgive yourself for an old mistake you've made. We all have that old past flaw, or mess up we think of and cringe today is the day we let it go!
  30. Day 30 Say hello to all the new experiences and joys you're about to face. Say hello to ever challenge approach it with open arms. Write it or type it but log this day as the day you positively approach your future, that you hug change you can even draw a symbol to greet it.
  31. Day 31 Reflect on all that you've learned!






Saturday, September 29, 2012

What Makes You Happy?

What Makes You Happy


 






     I was inspired by Nana Granada writer of A Not So Secret Life blog where she posts some very cute outfit photos and explains some advice she was given by one of her friends on what to do when you find yourself feeling as though you;'re losing purpose. One of the steps to take, when you're feeling lost is to remind yourself of what makes you happy. I decided to think about a few of the things that make me happy and I found it's not to hard to make me happy as I once used to think.
    Just this morning I found myself counting my blessings as I snuggled up under my blankets on my couch watch the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feeling like I was on cloud nine. Things that make me happy are simple lazy weekends, writing, singing loudly when I'm home alone, painting my nails, picking out outfits,reading and like above creating polyvore sets and collages. Subconsciously I thanked myself for each and every activity or thing I'm blessed by God to have the privilege to enjoy.
   Even though my Positive Challenge has come to an end I'm still holding that gratitude as practically a habit, a healthy habit at that. You know what else I gained from the Positive Challenge it seemed to make time fly by typically around this time of year I'm depressed because there's such a lack of holidays,breaks, and or days off to look forward to but while doing the challenge September flew by! I'm so grateful I took on The Positive Challenge and truly honed in on the gifts that gratitude can give you.




Friday, September 28, 2012

It's Friday!!

  Hey guys, happy Friday! Today's look is all about comfort and yet maintaining some fun and cuteness. I am wearing my ebay bought bib necklace, and earring bought snake earrings. The sweater is from the dude's section at the thrift store and jeans are from Target! I love this huge cozy sweater, I'm fighting the urge to fall asleep in it as we speak. Hope you guys have a lovely weekend and by the way, what are your go to comfort pieces perhaps a cardigan or favorite scarf let me know in the comments!





Aspiration Vs. Inspiration

    Aspiration is the act of hoping to achieve something, a goal.
Inspiration is the process to be mentally or physically stimulated to do something, typically creative. 

     For example, I aspire to become a journalist and am inspired by Oprah, which means my goals is to be a journalist but I'm motivated by the likes of women like Oprah, imagine switching the two. I'm inspired to become a journalist and I aspire to become Oprah, now it sounds like I want to be Oprah and in the process became motivated to become a journalist. 

  Aspiration is great, having goals is amazing for your life daily goals, monthly weekly, yearly having some level of check off points can make you feel proud about yourself and you should. Not everything that glitters is gold though and some goals can do more harm than good, allow me to explain. I don't want to tell anyone there are things you just can't do, because there isn't anything you can't do you literally can do it all,  but there are things you shouldn't aspire to do, or be such as:

Don't aspire to look like someone else.

Don't aspire to act like someone else.
Don't aspire to talk like someone else.
Don't aspire to be someone else.

   You can be inspired by someone else and to apply a quality you see in them and format it to fit you, but to be exactly like them, that's something you should never do and sadly it's seen so much. The funerals of originality have been everywhere. So many people avoid self acceptance like it's the black plague. It's okay to be flawed, we all are!  Don't aspire to look just like the gorgeous girl strolling in the room with the gorgeous brown curls be inspired by her look so you can do a formatted similar look that works for you. It's a lot easier and much better on your confidence when you can recreate a look and apply it yourself and it fits perfectly instead of growing frustrated with yourself as you strive to become a clone. Someone can inspire you to lose weight, but the problem with people who instead of being inspired but aspire to look a certain way is they fail and get discouraged when they don't look exactly like he or she.Never aspire to be someone else, be inspired to be a better you.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Day 21 of The Positive Challenge

   I woke up this morning mad at everything. I felt robbed of sleep. My class is at 8:00 and I had to get up at 5:50, when I had plans to sleep till 6:15. Every possible thought emerged in my mind as I took these icy footsteps to the bathroom.


  • Why am I up so early?!!
  • I don't even like the class!
  • I'm not going screw it!
  • I don't even want to be there! 
  • I'm going to have to catch the bus?! What bus?! Where?! How will I know which bus?! What if I'm late?! What if the bus is late?!
  • I'm dropping out screw this!
   It really wasn't that serious though nor was it that much of an issue. I look back at it and laugh it took me about 30 minutes to calm  down and reassess why I was so upset in the first place I was tired, and the idea of taking the bus something I've never really done before scared me so the following equation occurred:

Lack of rest+ lack of food+new change= nervous breakdown  It shouldn't be that easy to make me snap, it's like the second I'm out of my comfort zone I become an emotional monster and go on a negative tirade, at least now I recognize the issue and now I have the motivation to want to change it

So, 

  1. I am grateful I can recognize the issues I'm currently facing.
  2. I am grateful I have the will to change my current state of mind. 
  3. I am grateful I  for the new skill I will be developing.
  4. I am grateful for all the new skills I've gained.
  5. I am grateful I did the Positive Challenge.
  6. I am grateful I realized how wrong I was and changed it.
  7. I am grateful I've become a more grateful and positive person.
  8. I am grateful that I've grown since venturing on this challenge.
  9. I am grateful that I never gave up on my new attitude and that I never will give up on my new attitude. 
  10. I am grateful that I learned to be more grateful and appreciate all the little things.
  1. I look forward to more skills being accomplished and gathered.
  2. I look forward to doing great in my grades.
  3. I look forward to New Year's Eve
  4. I look forward to creating my next Challenge.
  5. I look forward to sharing my next Challenge with you.
  6. I look forward to all the lessons I'm going to learn with my next challenge.
  7. I look forward to new music.
  8. I look forward to exploring more of my campus.
  9. I look forward to new classes.
  10. I look forward to becoming a better person.
   I am so happy, and grateful that I decided to push myself to do this challenge. There were days where I would be so tired, and want to forget all about doing the challenge, there were days where I found it to be dumb, there were days when I would look at my views and realize my blog has lost some of its audience but I don't care. I'm more proud of the fact that I stayed determined with this challenge and pushed through and here I am on the last day and have never felt quite so accomplished. I'm amazed at what I've achieved! I'm happy that I've gone through with my challenge, but this is merely the beginning I've got even more plans up my sleeve. 

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. -Benjamin Franklin 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Day 20 of the Positive Challenge

  I'm volunteering at the hospital, and struggling with the idea of it all. I'm going to work with people. People will be dependent on me, the responsibility scares me, and I've hardly even started. One thing that I really think I'm going to grow out of through this new adventure is my fear of change. I want to approach change positively not hesitantly and fearfully. I want to look at big new things, and not scurry and swear at them! I never realized just how deeply my fear of new changes go. I find myself going from fear of these new big changes and I undermine my skills. I begin underestimating myself and that has to change! I need to accept that I am a force to be reckoned with and I am so much more responsible and capable then how I feel from time to time. I mustn't underestimate myself.


  1. I am grateful I learned something new about myself today.
  2. I am grateful I recognized that I can grow out of my approach to fear.
  3. I am grateful that I think I've found some transportation to get me back and forth to school.
  4. I am grateful I'm saving money.
  5. I am grateful I've found the silver lining in something I'd be otherwise terrified of.
  6. I am grateful for my skill of reflection.
  7. I am grateful I had the time to think things out.
  8. I am grateful I at least went to the volunteer orientation.
  9. I am grateful I signed up for the hospital volunteer work.
  10. I am grateful for all the lessons and opportunities to better myself I've recently faced. 

  1. I look forward to defeating my fear of change.
  2. I look forward to picking up my yearbook.
  3. I look forward to sleeping.
  4. I look forward to my next Soc2020 quiz.
  5. I look forward to growing comfortable and more accepting of change.
  6. I look forward to sleeping.
  7. I look forward to the weekend.
  8. I look forward to tomorrow.
  9. I look forward to having a short school day.
  10. I look forward to my classes ending early. 
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living-Gail Sheehy 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Day 19 of The Positive Challenge

  We are forgetful. We are infinitely changing, switching our minds, making different choices,trying new things all the time. College is the time a lot of people forget what they're going to school for and begin to question their every move. I feel if you're not sincerely not ready, nor have an idea in mind about what you want to do at your university you shouldn't attend. Take the time, to think about what you plan on doing with your life because if you feel deep down inside venturing further into your education is the improper route than don't go, the experience will be painful to your state of mind and painful to your wallet. I know people always say "you'll take a year off and will never come back", but maybe that is what's meant to be college is an option and it's not for everyone not every successful person has been to college there are people who didn't even receive high school diplomas who are rich.
  When I approached college, I spent the summer soul searching fighting with myself continuously do I want to do this, is this for me? I realized the pros versus the cons decided it would be best that I do go to college and I'm not regretful of my choice at all. I want a Bachelor's Degree, I carry the fact I'm the 1st in my immediate family to get into a university like a crown, and I'm letting myself nor my family down. I didn't have to go to school, my parents like to make me think I did, but I know deep down inside they never would of forced me to go and waste their money. I'm proud of my choice to venture into college are there days I wish I slept in?  Yes but that can happen in any situation, any situation you're in can be seemingly awful but it's all in how you look at it approach this experience not in fear but with your heart let your emotions and that tiny inner voice that can be muffled from time to time speak out and make the choice for you, mine did and it said "we can do this, it will all be worth it in the long run we carry all the skills, passion and strength to make this happen and make this education benefit us in the best way possible", with that being said here's my current  what I'm grateful for list.


  1. I am thankful for the campus I venture on each day.
  2. I am thankful for the beautiful weather today,
  3. I am thankful that I did indeed get around on campus easily and effortlessly.
  4. I am thankful for campus security. 
  5. I am thankful I have so much confidence and trust in myself.
  6. I am thankful I have been taught to believe in myself.
  7. I am thankful that I not can see the deeper meaning in things.
  8. I am thankful I now can see the good in the day instead of drowning in the bad.
  9. I am thankful for my matured.altered vision.
  10. I am thankful I can recognize happiness, and that I can feel happy. 

  1. I look forward to learning more deeper meanings, and lessons.
  2. I look forward to making friends.
  3. I look forward to doing more interviews.
  4. I look forward to Detroit's Restaurant Week.
  5. I look forward to speaking publicly more. 
  6. I look forward to my courage growing.
  7. I look forward to my confidence being stronger.
  8. I look forward to mastering the skill of emotional independence.
  9. I look forward to working on my latest English project and sharing it with you guys.
  10. I loo forward to seeing my grade on my quiz tomorrow.
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing-William Butler Yeats 

Dancing About



Hey guys I have a question for all my fellow personal style bloggers, have you ever taken pictures outside and had neighbors and or bystanders staring at you and looking about? I laugh and my pictures come out even better than they would if I tried to seriously model(as if I could even if I wanted). Today was a cool, calm day just how I like em!




Monday, September 24, 2012

Day 18 of the Positive Challenge


  1. I am grateful my mother is in a good mood.
  2. I am grateful my mother got to experience a great day.
  3. I am grateful all my positive thinking has helped me throughout the day.
  4. I am grateful that I have all this extra time to relax.
  5. I am grateful for the household I've been raised in.
  6. I am grateful I was encouraged to be creative.
  7. I am grateful I learned how to work this blog.
  8. I am grateful I took the time to create this blog, and maintain a message I wish to send.
  9. I am grateful I have this blog as my little piece of mind.
  10. I am grateful I chose to be optimistic about the day. 

  1. I am looking forward to watching Supernatural, I missed a lot of it.
  2. I am looking forward to driving.
  3. I am looking forward to my first professional job.
  4. I am looking forward to adding persona to business attire.
  5. I am looking forward to sleeping.
  6. I am looking forward to listening to more of Pink's Truth About Love album.
  7. I am looking forward to writing for myself again.
  8. I am looking forward to working on my latest project in English.
  9. I am looking forward to meeting up with my best friends again.
  10. I am looking forward to moving on.
  Sometimes things occur in our lives that isn't a 100% our faults, but the point is how we handle it when those things occur. We all have off days, but it's about how you manage to flip those off days into coming out  the winner. I felt myself get somewhat annoyed, but I won't let these minuscule things bother me.

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.  ~Attributed to both Jim Goodwin and Sydney J. Harris



Sunday, September 23, 2012

Day 17 of the Positive Challenge

  I had a great time out with one of my best friends and was reminded that the little things count the most, not these material things before me so why put so much emphasis on it. I did quite a bit of shopping this week and I did enjoy myself, but in the back of my mind something was nagging at me. I remembered how I was so sure going to school and taking out loans was supposed to mean my life is over, but it's far from that.


  1. I am so grateful for my self reflection.
  2. I am so grateful for my amazing friends.
  3. I am so thankful for social media and communication methods so I can stay in touch with them.
  4. I am so grateful for my mother's free movie tickets she won.
  5. I am so grateful for the fact she has a computer that she won the tickets through.
  6. I am so grateful I have time with my mother.
  7. I am so grateful for the time I have to spend with friends.
  8. I am so grateful for the loans I took out (can't believe I just said that).
  9. I am so grateful for the day I pay all my loans back because it's rapidly approaching.
  10. I am so grateful I'm developing optimistic skills.

  1. I look forward to taking stress off of my parents.
  2. I look forward to Monday.
  3. I look forward to school, and having an amazing day.
  4. I look forward to a new OOTD.
  5. I look forward to figuring out other posts to do other than hauls.
  6. I look forward to expanding content on my blog.
  7. I look forward to developing a more mature diverse way of approaching my posts.
  8. I look forward to seeing how much I've grown in these 21 days.
  9. I look forward to creating a new challenge.
  10. I look forward to a new series of posts I'm currently brain storming on.

 Looking back at just a month ago, versus now practicing gratitude truly does work, it may not work instantaneously but it's working in more way than just the way you think. You may use gratitude in the hopes of focusing on one thing to gain another but every time you practice such a method you're growing as a person, both mentally and soon enough physically. The material things are nice, but they aren't everything I see differently now, I see the full big picture that it's not always what you where, but it's who you're with, how you feel, what you said, what they said, what you think, how much you laughed that counts as well to every experience, dare I say it there's more to life than shopping!

A Mini Collective Haul

  Hey guys, I've been shopping, and I shouldn't be *hangs head in shame*,. The first shameful purchase was from a thrift store:





   The sweater above shall be my new go to sweater! I can feel it, skinny jeans, perhaps leggings, and a great pair of boots and I'm ready to venture out onto campus as one of the most fabulous bananas you've ever seen! The sweater came up to 1.50!




 I bought this cute little top, for about 1.50, it's a sweet and simple shirt with lots of versatility and come on it was but only a 1.50!

  I bought these two dresses, the first one was 4.75 and the second dress was 5.50 from Meijer! I'm telling you guys do not sleep on Meijer!
  


I bought my Wet n Wild, Vamp it Up lipstick from Meijer for a 1.89 as well.



I also bought this super dark brown, and or black lipstick from my local BSS(beauty supply store for those who don't know), for 99 cent. The eye liner from Nicka K was about 2.00 dollars and so was the Nicka K mascara.      


                  






 


                        I bought this bracelet set from Rue21 for 6.00 and the earring set for 6.00.
 I spent below 50 dollars luckily, but I'm not supposed to be doing any personal spending as is, so with that said I shall not be doing anymore spending until January!













Saturday, September 22, 2012

Day 16 of the Positive Challenge


  1.  I am grateful for my life.
  2. I am grateful I'm alive.
  3. I am grateful for my eye sight.
  4. I am grateful for my debit card.
  5. I am thankful for my ID.
  6. I am thankful for my boots.
  7. I am thankful for my name.
  8. I am thankful for my mother's personality.
  9. I am thankful for my father's constant consideration of his family.
  10. I am thankful I'm surrounded by loving people.

  1. I look forward to that new Silent Hill Revelation film.
  2. I look forward to doing another OOTD post.
  3. I look forward to doing more shopping.
  4. I look forward to completing more scholarships.
  5. I look forward to buying those comfy, fuzzy socks I love so much.
  6. I look forward to learning, more life lessons.
  7. I look forward to growing as a person.
  8. I look forward to more Amanda Dubehere videos!
  9. I look forward to wearing my new makeup buys!
  10. I look forward to sharing more of my journey with you guys.
  Every situation is only as good or bad as you make it. Own your emotions, own you thoughts, don't let them crowded by anything you don't want to think or feel. Thinking positively will only bring you more positive things, because that's what you focus on. Today it was raining, and kind of nasty outside to be honest, but my mother and I still had a ball shopping and went to see House at The End of The Street which was completely amazing! I had an amazing day, because I focused on the here and now, I focused on my current state of having an enjoyable outing with my mother, being grateful my mother is around me, and is willing to be near me and have fun regardless of how cold or rainy it was. 

“There is a truth deep down inside of you that has been waiting for you to discover it, and that truth is this: you deserve all good things life has to offer. -Rhonda Byrne



Thee Lipstick

  I finally found the proper deep plum lipstick!!!The lipstick is Vamp It Up, or Style Vamp by Wet n Wild, their matte lipsticks. I've been wanting a good matte lipstick for so long and am so thankful I finally found one, in time for the Fall.


You can still see in the light that is a deep,dark purple.


Ooooh la lal 



Wet n Wild is blowing up.


At first I was like "gasp"

 Then I was more "ehh, I don't know if I can wear this outside"

But then I was like "this looks kind of awesome"


Then I was like, "It's time for a photo shoot!"



Friday, September 21, 2012

Day 15 of the Positive Challenge


  1.  I am thankful I made it home safely today.
  2. I am thankful all my friends are healthy and family are healthy.
  3. I am thankful for my parents.
  4. I am thankful for my grandparents for bringing my parents into this world.
  5. I am thankful it's Friday.
  6. I am thankful for laughter.
  7. I am thankful for smiling.
  8. I am thankful for words.
  9. I am thankful for love.
  10. I am thankful I have love in my home.

  1. I look forward, to the day I can go clubbing.
  2. I look forward to scary movies on every channel.
  3. I look forward to taking my brother trick or treating.
  4. I look forward to candy!
  5. I look forward to Halloween specials.
  6. I look forward to picking up a Seventeen Magazine I miss the colorful glossy pictures.
  7. I look forward to the day my hair grows into a massive curly fro.
  8. I look forward to giving another speech in my classes.
  9. I look forward to some holidays and days off.
  10. I look forward to growing more comfortable on campus. 
Emotional Independence! A phrase I keep shouting in my head, when walking around on campus from classroom to classroom you people's energies and moods can latch onto you and leave you feeling at least 10 lbs. heavier and a lot more tired then you might regularly be. I am learning to control my own emotions, and develop a deeper sense of specifically my own emotions and why I shouldn't let these other people affect me. Asking myself questions like:
what did you come into contact with that makes you feel this way?
who did you come into contact with that makes you feel this way?
is this person important enough to control your feelings?
is what you're upset about really worth it?
can you do anything about the issue or problem that may have arised?
  Taking a patient moment to analyze your emotions and to claim the emotions that are your's versus what someone else may have shook off on you.
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”-Coco Chanel


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Day 14 of the Positive Challenge

  I left from school mad today. I was, walking across the parking lot an a truck decided to tail gate me(how do you tail gate a walking person while you're in a truck I'll never know). I was annoyed, and I let the annoyance that only lasted a few seconds get to me I didn't take the time to acknowledge perhaps the truck driver was late, perhaps the truck driver didn't notice, maybe he was having a bad day, and instead of taking the time to turn and smile I frowned. The way home, my mood didn't lift in the slightest, and I found myself more tired and agitated. I began thinking of the things I didn't have like money to pay off my loans, or money to pay for a dorm or how I couldn't find a bus route I started feeling angry and trapped like I did before but I did something different today, instead of going in angry frenzy of frustration an depression I closed my eyes and let my mind go blank.
  Just what exactly was I letting control my emotions? Bus route difficulty, a lack of money to pay off student loans, a lack of money to pay for a dorm I hadn't even joined yet, ridiculous reasons to be upset or sad! I confirmed to myself that a bus route will be found, money will be given to me to pay off my student loans, and the money I'll have to pay for a dorm is as good as in my hands right now as we speak.
  Taking a breather to assess just why exactly you're so angry or sad truly does help. I'm actually proud of myself for handling the brief moment as well as I did. If I was in that position without the mindset I have now I'd still be in my room curled in a ball sobbing and having the world's greatest pity party. I'm growing everyday and I faced this test before me strongly, yea I make mistakes but learning from those mistakes make so much difference.
 

  1.   I am thankful, I learned from my mistakes. 
  2. I am thankful, I learned to acknowledge others points of views.
  3. I am thankful I learned to take the time to reconsider my overly dramatic emotions.
  4. I am thankful that I face these challenges and my success will be all the more sweeter.
  5. I am thankful I am learning how to handle pressure.
  6. I am thankful I am declaring my emotional independence.
  7. I am thankful I did darn good on my speech in my Com1010 class.
  8. I am thankful I learned to bring some extra change with me always.
  9. I am thankful I am becoming more and more skilled in the art of optimism.
  10. I am thankful for my journey and how far I've come, and I'm grateful for the road I'm currently on that's leading me to an even more amazing future.


  1. I look forward to October.
  2. I look forward to wearing sweaters.
  3. I look forward to walking around with leaves crunching below my feet.
  4. I look forward to the lessons I'm going to learn, and I will grow from.
  5. I look forward to new fall boots.
  6. I look forward to sharing with the world, my winning a scholarship.
  7. I look forward to doing more posts like this.
  8. I look forward to doing more reading.
  9. I look forward to watching the Shopping Addiction Show on Oxygen, the girl had to choose between her boyfriend and her Birkin bag....I don't know what I would have done lol!
  10. I look forward to hot cocoa.


We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
- John W. Gardner 

   God will never put too much on me that I can't handle, therefore all that is before me is merely a test and I'm willing to do what it takes to pass with flying colors.I'm actually excited now it feels so much better acknowledging that these problems that felt like they were practically the end of the world, are merely speed bumps on my road to success and I promise NOTHING AND NOBODY IS GOING TO GET IN MY WAY!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Day 13 of The Positive Challenge


  1.   I am thankful, I studied for my quiz in Soc2020.
  2. I am thankful for my feet for operating the campus so efficiently.
  3. I am thankful for my face.
  4. I am thankful for my eyes.
  5. I am thankful for my nose.
  6. I am thankful for my smile.
  7. I am thankful for my teeth.
  8. I am thankful for my dentist.
  9. I am thankful for the money that paid the dentist.
  10. I am thankful for my doctor.
  11. I am thankful for the money that pays my doctor bills.



  1. I look forward to doing awesomely on my speech tomorrow.
  2. I look forward to Friday.
  3. I look forward to doing the extra credit in my Com1500 class.
  4. I look forward to trying to create more blog worthy outfit of the days.
  5. I look forward to my incoming stellar check.
  6. I look forward to gaining my license.
  7. I look forward to getting my own car.
  8. I look forward to growing more comfortable on campus.
  9. I look forward to reading my soc2020 class more.
  10. I look forward to developing the world's greatest schedule next year, and I'm very grateful for my current schedule because it is pretty awesome.
"Life isn't happening to you; life is responding to you."-Rhonda Byrne

  We all make choices, and we need to accept the result of those choices. I fully understand, when I made the choice to go on a journey of growing more grateful and learning a more positive way about life, I'm going to receive all the effect. It helps to remind yourself why you do what you do, and I took the day to do that.

You See What Happens!

  You see what happens when you leave me in a Beauty Supply Store with my debit card all alone... I only made a few purchases tee hee. I bought 3 pairs of earrings and a new lipstick for about 5 dollars.



Retail therapy even in the smallest ways!


Back To Black

  The title of this post, has provoked me to re-listen to every Amy Winehouse song ever. The vest is by Candies from Kohl's, Dots black shirt, and black skinnies. I don't know why I I've really been to dark colors like black and grey like mad lately. I think the fall, and cool down of the weather has resulted in reviving the love affair I've always had with black. Black and I love each other, we get along but sometimes there's a lack of spark between us, and I seem to stray oh love what can you do!




Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Day 12 of The Positive Challenge


  1. I am thankful I didn't get rained on.
  2. I am thankful for the money that bought my umbrella.
  3. I am thankful for the money that bought my 1ST EVER LOTTERY TICKET.
  4. I am thankful for the people who created the umbrella.
  5. I am thankful there was actually some place for me to sit and wait in the building as I waited on my class.
  6. I am thankful for how my class schedule turned out.
  7. I am thankful for note cards.
  8. I am thankful for my laptop's battery.
  9. I am thankful for my shoes.
  10. I am thankful for the money that paid for the shoes. 


  1. I look forward to new experiences from living on the dorm.
  2. I look forward to getting The Avengers on DVD and watching it a million times, happily.
  3. I look forward to all the money I'm going tor receive soon.
  4. I look forward to doing my next interview.
  5. I look forward to successfully giving my speech Thursday.
  6. I look forward to telling my mom about the A I'm getting on my quiz.
  7. I look forward to developing another workout regimen.
  8. I look forward to figuring out a makeup look.
  9. I look forward to reading The Power by Rhonda Byrne.
  10. I look forward to cashing my next check.
“Everything else you see and experience in this world is effect, and that includes your feelings. The cause is always your thoughts.” -Rhonda Byrne

 A chapter in The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, teaches saying thank you, after every step you take. Every step, that means no matter how, far or no matter where you're saying to yourself thank you, because why not? Nothing in this life is necessarily promised, so every step you take, every breath you take why not be grateful for it. I tried repeating this practice today and it truly did cheer me up, because it made me feel better, it made me happy to focus on the fact that hey I really am alive and healthy and capable. My thoughts were of gratefulness and the effect made me feel good, even when I felt bored or alone when I began thinking of all the things to be grateful for it made me feel better.

A Little Simple Sparkle

    Hi guys! I've been dying to do another OOTD!  I'm used to doing OOTDs everyday, and now it's down to like once a week, that's no good! I need to take a day out of the week, to simply get a wee bit more organized. When it comes to school  it seems, my assignments are organized properly, but as far as planned out looks and posts for the blog...nothing. I am going to get more organized and come back with a vengeance I promise guys,  but as of right now I'm wearing a simple shirt with a sparkle emblazoned on the front, black skinny jeans from Dots, a ring from Forever21 and earrings from Ebay.




Monday, September 17, 2012

Dress It Up and Dress It Down

  I thought it was necessary to give you guys a full picture as to why, I truly do enjoy accessories and jewelry! You can completely change an entire look, from something you'd see at school to someone you'd see on their way to press coverage at NYFW!


Dressing up and Dressing Down



  Same  simple shirt, similar pants, just switched up the shoes, bags, and jewelry and pow, you have a brand new night time look!

  
Dress it Up




  Guys, I miss doing more fashion posts on this blog although I do really love my Positive Challenge posts to, I'm going to work on bringing out more of both on the blog and a matter of fact I'LL MAKE IT MY DUTY to do an OOTD tomorrow and a new makeup look!

Day 11 of The Positive Challenge


  1.  I am thankful, I took initiative and bought my scantron for my upcoming exam.
  2. I am thankful I had the money to pay for my scantron.
  3. I am thankful the bookstore sells scantrons, in the first place.
  4. I am thankful the line was fairly short at the bookstore when I arrived.
  5. I'm thankful I had gas money.
  6. I am thankful for my recent check.
  7. I am thankful for the people who loaned me the money for the check.
  8. I am thankful I have a bank account previously set up.
  9. I am thankful I had money to set up a bank account previously.
  10. Thank GOD I HAVE A CAR.
  11. I am grateful I have a car that's functional, and sturdy.


  1. I look forward to winning my scholarship.
  2. I look forward to acing my quiz this week.
  3. I look forward to kicking a...(ya'll know what I mean) on my speech this week.
  4. I look forward to sleeping.
  5. I look forward to learning something new in my Com1500 class.
  6. I look forward to living on campus soon.
  7. I look forward  to meeting new people still.
  8. I look forward to new classes next semester.
  9. I look forward to this semester flying by.
  10. I look forward to seeing some old friends on campus. 
I feel like I can’t miss
I know they want me to fall
But ain’t nothing bigger than this
So just pass me the ball
You know you looking at a winner, winner, winner
I can’t miss, Can’t lose, Can’t miss- Winner by Jamie Foxx, Justin Timberlake and T.I.


  Today, I was reminded that I am a winner. I am truly a winner. Winners don't cry, they don't scream, winners win and they remain humble and grateful for winning. Winners are optimistic,determined in the face of challenges. I am a winner, shall always remain a winner and I hope you know you're a winner to! 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Metallic Love!

    I'm obsessing over silver metallic handbags! I really would love just a great big, silver metallic purse that adds sparkle and sheen to every outfit I own. Silver really is a versatile material, it brings a great touch of personality without necessarily being overbearing, and besides that it gives off this futuristic feel! What do you think of the metallic bag trend?


Metal


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