Wednesday, 25 June 2014

A chain is as strong as its weakest link

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Stay up on your game!

Stay up on your game!




There are many reasons that we sometimes stray from the paths we have set for ourselves. Life comes with many distractions and set backs but how do we get past all these obstacles and still stay up on our game? Do we separate ourselves from everyone else? Do we limit the amount of fun we have? Do we just drown ourselves in our own world and turn a blind eye to everything else that's going on around us?

We've been told by our elders,by the stories of history and the people we admire/aspire to be, that 'sacrifice' is the main key to gaining any goals and aspirations. Do we truly understand this concept, is that all it takes? Sometimes it's more than just the social aspects of life that get in our way, sometimes it's the unavoidable tribulations....money issues, health issues, rejection issues. How do we keep a brave face in the midst of all these storms of life? How do we strive to make our dreams a reality when everything we try seems to fail us?

I am no example of some great success, but I have endured a lot during the course of my journey and to this day I can admit I am still struggling. Though I must take responsibility for some of my set backs, others were through no other fault than that of my faith. So how does one continue to strive when it seems the odds are stacked against her.  Well my friends my answer is, we need to learn to FIGHT! I don't mean go out there and burn down the bank for not giving you that loan but I mean never give up!

Fight for what you believe in, and the first thing you need to believe in is YOURSELF! Therefore FIGHT FOR YOU! When you feel to give up and everything inside you says it's over that's when the battle has just begun. Stop letting opinions and circumstances determine your worth and your abilities. Whatever struggle you face, you need to fight! You need to not give in to the feeling of despair and continue to walk the path that you know you were meant for. Even if you don't reach your destination at the end of it all, let your name go down in the history books for being the person that gave their best efforts to make their dream, their reality.  That in itself is a story of success!


Sunday, 23 March 2014

No longer scared....

No longer scared....

No longer scared.... by qriius-apparel featuring black velvet pumps

I want you and me to stop being scared and take that dive! Everyday we take risk whether we know it or not we are brave individuals in our own right! So here are some risks we will no longer be scared of...

  • I am no longer scared to try
  • I am no longer scared to stand up for what I believe in
  • I am no longer scared of failure
  • I no longer scared to be different
  • I am no longer scared to try new things
  • I am no longer scared to give my best
  • I am no longer scared to give & receive love
  • I am no longer scared to be happy
  • I am no longer scared to be ME!!!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Bag of sunshine!

Bag of sunshine!

Bag of sunshine! by qriius-apparel featuring a yellow skirt


You know that saying.. at the end of the storms there is a rainbow and the sun will shine? Well it's actually a very true statement.  I know some days feel like everything is going wrong and there is seemingly no end to our problems but once you believe there is something greater out there for you and try to keep that positive outlook, it will get better.

I am no 'bag of sunshine' but I do believe that once we stay focused on where we want to go in our lives and trust in our faith (whatever religion you are) there will come a time when things will begin to go the way we want them to go. You have to believe in yourself and something greater than yourself. You have to be willing to put in that hard word and sacrifice. We all want the finer things in life but do we really deserve it if we didn't take the necessary steps to get there?

Life is a challenge and we all have some obstacle that we must face to get to our own individual greatness. The biggest challenge is keeping a positive outlook through all the bullshit (yes I cursed). It maybe storming in our lives now but there will be a rainbow at the end of it all. The best part is you will look back and recognize how strong you were. You won't only appreciate all you have gained but you will gain a greater respect for who you are.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Big Girl Decisions

Big Girl Decisions

Big Girl Decisions by qriius-apparel featuring strapless cocktail dresses


It's part of life to grow up...we all have to do it. So with growth comes responsibilities & those responsibilities come with major decisions. I look back on some of the things I did, said and thought as a teenager and have realized that I can no longer hide under the mask of  "she can get away with it because she doesn't know better" because truth and fact is I was young and inexperienced in every sense of the word.  But now there is no excuse if I decided to continue along those immature paths because now I KNOW BETTER!

I do have some things that I wish I had never done but it was all part of me growing up and it contributed to who I am now as a woman. I've learnt to appreciate the value of life, family, friendships and spirituality. This is what our existence is all about! Taking, living and learning from each moment and understanding, that while some concepts of what we may deem important in a particular aspect of our lives may not be as detrimental as we thought when we get to our future selves.