If I told you I had it all figured out I’d be lying. There are days when I want to run home to my mommy and never leave but I know after 5 days I’d be dying to get out. I tried last summer and within a week I was itching to leave. 🤣 Don’t get me wrong, I love my mother beyond words and I’m crazy about my country. 🇯🇲 But it’s what I’ve known all my life. It’s home.❤️
When I left home, I told myself I’d travel for a year then move back and start practicing law once more. Almost three years later and I can confidently say the best thing I did was leave home. Here’s why.
I finally stepped outside that box known as my ‘comfort zone’. Once I existed that zone, life changed for me in so many ways. It was though I had this part of me bottled up and I was finally able to let her run loose. We all have a purpose here on earth but so long as we keep our authentic selves locked way we’ll never truly allow ourselves to find our path.
We all have different paths to self discovery whether it be art, music, writing... Travel has been my road to discovery. What’s yours ?
Really digging @yurishimojo’s #sumiandshu installation at @playmountaineast. The deep black and rich red is pretty stunning — reminds me of the Japanese sun moving between night and day, or vice versa.
Y'all, it's happening! I'm hosting a launch party here in Phoenix on 5/7, and I'm having a virtual launch party here on Instagram also! What does that mean?!?! 1) I will be hosting a giveaway that will be announced in my feed soon so keep your eyes peeled! 2) During my local launch party, I will go live here on Instagram to announce the official podcast launch and the winner of our giveaway! Woot Woot! I seriously can't wait!
When the afternoon light hits the facade at @awonderfulnest (in a certain angle of course 😏), magic is bound to happen. A multitude of shadows and light just pour from the wooden windows and create a sight for sore eyes.
Basically I just find this light beautiful and wanted to share with you 😊 Do you find it special too? #awonderfulnest
Now we are missing the spring in London! 🍃The weather was super nice for a few days and it’s back to cold and grey. What happened?!🤷♀️
Anyhow, today I want to talk about sleep. 😴 With exams around the corner, lots of people are staying up late and not sleeping much. Even I am sleeping an hour or two later than normal! ✭
I used to sacrifice sleep like crazy all throughout college to do my essays. 📖 It wasn’t that I had poor time management. My time management was actually quite good! Instead, it was part of the culture at school to sacrifice sleep... and I soon figured out that my best ideas came at night. 💭 This got to a point where, during my study abroad at Oxford, I would write all of my essays from 12 am - 6 am. 😂 It was something about knowing everyone else was asleep and having no distractions that made me produce very quickly. I did well on most of those essays, so it didn’t make me want to sleep more either!!
It wasn’t until I started working that I got back to a normal sleep schedule. 💤 This year, I read Arianna Huffington’s book, “The Sleep Revolution”. It honestly shocked me how important sleep is- for your memory, for avoiding blemishes (!!), for how efficiently you perform tasks, and of course, for your overall wellbeing. 🧘♀️ Some of these things were intuitive for me, but most of them, I never knew before.
I’ve decided that I won’t sacrifice sleep for work or exams - especially since I’ll remember more when I sleep more! 🛏 ✫
So what about you? How much do you sleep? Are you able to maintain a good schedule with it or is it a struggle?
Wishing you all restful days ahead! 🕉
Już po 12 na zegarze⏰, więc bez wyrzutów sumienia można wrzucić coś na ząb słodkiego😋🍬 Wpadajcie więc do nas na szybkie co nieco - czekoladowy mus z prażonymi migdałami i borówkami amerykańskimi (już nie prażonymi😂)😍❣️
How lucky I am to be at this amazing place at a perfect time! Cherry blossoms are all in full bloom in Iwate prefecture and this wonderful road is just right next to Kitakami station just like 10 min on foot! This wasn’t even yet on my list for this visit. We impulsively stopped by the place while heading up to Aomori. But it turned out to be my best capture image. Thank god! I’m so blessed! 🌸✨ #kitakami#sakura#instajapan
We love supporting bad-ass women and their businesses. Thank you @deluxescreenprinting for our freshly printed merchandise with our new 👩🏻🚀 logo. See our stories for a peek — giving some away at our LA coffee chat on June 24th. Check events on our website for info! 🖤 | #supportlocalbusiness
We’ve gotten really comfortable with making excuses. When things don’t go our way there are two types of reactions we can have. One is to make an excuse and the second way is to focus on a solution. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When I’m tempted to throw myself a pity party or feel insecure I remember that the women behind our products usually don’t have that luxury. They find solutions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This week on The Refined Collective Podcast I’m talking with Emily Sexton of @theflourishmarket ! If you need some
encouragement today you need to listen to this one. Head to the link in our bio to check out the full episode. ❤️
I feel like Tuesday is overwhelm day. Its the day when it seems like my to do list is too long for my week.
Today God is really speaking to me to put down the overwhealm and just focus in on serving my team. If I don't get every last detail down but they know I care and I have their backs, then I have done my job well. Refocus and ask yourself who you can serve today.
"There's no mystery to turning pro. It's a decision brought about by an act of will. We make up our minds to view ourselves as pros and we do it. Simple as that." - Stephen Pressfield, The War of Art (I love this book!)
“You can leave Sedona, but it will never leave you.” ~ Such a true statement from our sweet (and funny) guide on our Jeep ride through this insane landscape. I fell so deeply in love with Sedona on this trip, and I was so excited to be back there yesterday exploring around! (More on that in my stories)
And, if you haven’t been to Sedona yet, add it to your next road trip stop west!! And, make sure to see the landscape with @pinkjeeptours because it is such a fun adventure!!! 🙌🏼🏜💕
✨T A R O T T H U R S D A Y ✨
Swing by Eldorado THIS Thursday from 4-7pm for a springtime tarot reading with our resident medium and tarot reader Nefertiti ✨🔮✨ (readings are $45 for 30 min - walk ins welcome but times are filling up quickly so if you'd like to reserve a spot let us know!) 📸 / creative @alchemystryst, photography @turnest.erner, model @femkeframed, hair @kelsiemangst
When the world seems like it’s out to get you, get out there and get IT. I sat down with @thecarlamarie last week for her @iheartradio podcast- #Sidehustlers to talk allllll about the journey from start to right now of @littlewordsproject. So how does a conversation go from the joys of FaceTime, to the throws of business owning, to cute butts, to Cardi B? Well- guess you’ll just have to click the link in my profile to find out! •
Also, if you’re interested in winning a free Little Word- head over to @littlewordsproject and @thecarlamarie to enter to win! #littlewordsproject#podcast#girlboss#hustlebaby#bossbabe#bosslady