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Letter From The Editor: Reflection

It’s March already! WOW. I don’t know about the rest of you, but it seems like the older you get, the faster time flies.

My birthday is the 27th of March. This year my birthday falls on Easter! HELLO to all my fellow Aries out there! lol

I think birthdays are always personal reflection periods. I am approaching 27 years of age, and I am filled with so much peace and joy, it’s almost hard for me to believe. I am happy with myself, and I content with the company I keep. I am proud of the young woman I have become and am STILL becoming. I know I have some personal goals that I have made for myself, and I am really looking forward to sharing all my future projects with you all.

I think I can officially say I am in my late 20’s… and as much as I thought I would cringe at the idea of being 3yrs away from “The Dirty 30” … I am actually at peace lol. Surprisingly.

As I get older I am entering another phase of my life, and I welcome this stage with much enthusiasm and optimism. I know there are some people in this world that were not able to see 27, so I am sincerely blessed.

My wish for all of you, is to take a chance to reflect on how far you have come as a person, and where you were a year ago. Reflection is good, and furthermore it is essential for our growth as individuals. Take inventory on your life and analyze your atmosphere. Are you happy ? What improvements or changes can you make moving forward? Remember… every day is a new opportunity for change and to create something better for your life. May happiness & success find all of you. Hello March !

May mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance

xoxo.KC

 

 

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What 2015 taught me …

 

This year has honestly been one of the best years of my life. Mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually I have conquered a lot this year. I did things I never thought I would do, and I’m honestly damn proud of myself for how far I have come as a person. When I was a little girl I use to have this idea and image of what I wanted to look like, and who I wanted to be. I can finally say now that I like who I am becoming, and when I look in the mirror I smile, because I look exactly how I’ve always wanted to look.

When I talk about looks I’m not talking about physically. I’m talking about my vibe, my actual “look.” I grew up with a mother who always appreciated self-expression and individuality. I had a father who instilled strong work ethic, and to never conform to what others want you to be. I like to think I am becoming the perfect mix of the both of them. (more…)

Letter from the Editor: Feed Your Mental 

When was the last time you took a day or weekend to yourself? We all need to take time to reflect, relax, and reinvest in our personal health and well-being, reconnecting with our minds, body, and soul.

I work so much and my mind is constantly on a thousand, at least once a month I try to take some time out for myself. With everything going on, it is imperative that I take some time out for ME. Big or small, I don’t discriminate … any getaway is time to get my mind right. (more…)

Getting over a Breakup? 11 Ways to Move On…

It’s not me. It’s you.

No… it actually is you.

My last boyfriend was the absolute worse. No… I’m not being mean. I’m not calling him names. I’m not trying to sit up here and slander him. I’m just calling it what it was.

From the time we met, my relationship with my ex was toxic. The relationship was filled with power imbalance, violation of personal values, needing to be “perfect” in order to be loved and a lack of genuine intimacy due to hiding one’s true self. It was sad and miserable. It was like being stuck in a maze that I couldn’t get out off. Breaking up with him was a lot like the Alcoholics Anonymous program I had been through. You need certain steps to fully kick your addiction, eventually you get the right tools to turn your life around. Being in an unhealthy relationship, often times mimics an addiction. Its so bad, but you just can’t kick the habit. Eventually the one sided arguments became draining , his lack of effort or remorse became mentally and emotionally taxing. I just couldn’t do it anymore. The last stunt he pulled was repulsive and it was at this very moment I decided to leave. When I decided to leave , I did the best thing I’ve done for me in awhile … I put me First. (more…)

Currently Reading…

I’m an avid reader. Always have been. I enjoy motivating and uplifting books. This year I’m launching a few projects and I’ve been reading some books that have really catapulted my dedication. I always found interest in seeing what other people enjoy reading, so I thought I would share with you guys what’s currently on my nightstand. Here are three books I’m currently obsessed with.

The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide is the bible of self-help. It not only tells the story of many young people who have made the journey to success and self-respect, but shows step-by-step how you can do the same.I’ve read some books before and they can be dry and hard to understand. Through stories of young entrepreneurs who have started businesses, this book illustrates how to turn hobbies, skills, and interests into profit-making ventures. Mariotti describes the characteristics of the successful entrepreneur and covers the nuts and bolts of getting a business up, running and successful.

If you aren’t familiar with business lingo, some books can end up being long reads. This book is completely different. It’s humorous and gives a well detailed breakdown of everything you need to know from; marketing, business plans, social media impact and investors. If you are thinking about starting any type of business this book is a must have.

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The second book I wanted to discuss was #GIRLBOSS. LET US PRAISE SOPHIA AMORUSO!!! #GIRLBOSS is more than a book and Sophia Amoruso is more than a purveyor of (fine and fly) garments. #GIRLBOSS is a movement—a philosophy for making your work life as fun, fresh and raunchy as your personal adventures. Sophia encourages us to own the qualities we’ve previously been ashamed of and learn to embrace them in order to become the masters of our own destiny, financially independent and radically ourselves. I’m so in. I love it. It’s like a new rule book for ruling the world.

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Last but not least, I wanted to address a book that feeds me spiritually. Reading about self help and business can get mentally exhausting. It’s always good to have a book around that taps into your spiritual foundation. I can appreciate a daily devotional. This book of 365 daily devotionals supports the time-honored conflict, “Why put it off?” When I was about 20years old, I had to go to court due to a domestic violence dispute I had with my boyfriend. My lawyer ended up giving me this book. During that time the book was like food for my soul. I needed it. I’m 25 years old and still read it EVERYDAY. I still need it. It’s good for clarity, and understanding. Each month carries a theme with it and the daily devotionals are centered around that theme.

Iyanla Vanzant knows how easy it is to stay stuck in “old sentiments, resentments, beliefs, decisions, agreements, judgments, and ideas that may have become habitual.” Everyday this book has a powerful message that you carry with you throughout the day. It’s definitely an all time favorite of mine.

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Have any of you read any of these? Do you guys have any other suggestions as far as good books to read? I would love to hear about them.

First things First …

Am I being too crazy if I were to say that it’s kind of symbolic in a weird way that I started my blog on Christmas? I am in no way shape or form being biblical about it. I just think its something really cool about my creative juices flowing on Christmas Day. Christmas just symbolizes such purity and freshness to me. I don’t know, I’ve always been peculiar about dates and numbers, so to me Christmas morning is the perfect day to start a blog. I’m wide-awake, and as the year is coming to an end, my mind is running wild. Sometimes I think so much my head starts to hurt. It’s crazy.

It probably would have been really cool to post a picture or something, being that this is my first post. HOWEVER, I hardly know how yo use this thing. I literally woke up an hour ago and decided I wanted to blog. So bare with me… I’m learning as I go. lol

Anyways, this blog is for basically everything. Business ventures, hair, fashion, food, relationship issues, friends… honestly I’m just here to talk about LIFE. I have some main objectives, but I can’t promise that I will stick to a script. I just want to share my life with a few people that might be interested and get some interaction along the way. Sounds harmless.