Here are just a few inspirational books that have been getting me through some tough times. I hope that they can help inspire you as well.
1. Take the day off
If I know that I have been going non-stop and don’t want to get up for the day, that means that it’s time to take a day off.
2. Turn on my favorite music
I don’t know about you, but music always helps me to escape this crazy reality. 90’s country is the way to go for me.
3. Take a hot shower
A nice, hot shower can calm any day for me. I can stand there for hours just relaxing and thinking.
Put on a face mask
I don’t know what it is about face mask, but they scream relaxation. Sheet masks are my favorite for self-care days.
Turn my phone off
No phone, no distractions.
Go get a pedicure
I love to let someone take care of me for a change.
A little retail therapy never hurt anyone! Torrid and Forever 21, I am coming for you!
Go see a movie
This helps me escape from the real world and forget about everything that is stressing me out.
Exercising can also be another way to clear my brain.
Go to the beach
Some days I like to just get up and drive to the beach. I am at the edge of the world and the stress stays in Bakersfield.
(I found this photo on Pinterest and fell in love. Credit to the owner.)
Back in 2012, I decided to take my last Facebook career quiz. The result led me to where I am today and where I am going to be in the future. In 2016 I signed up for an event and wedding planning course and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. I studied hard and in just six short months, I received my event and wedding planning certificate.
During that time I also discovered another love of mine, blogging. I bought a ring light, a few backdrops, and put in work! I created makeup looks, talked about my beauty favorites, and wrote “What’s in my bag” posts. Since then I have transformed into more fashion, lifestyle, and wedding posts. Hens, certified wedding planner. Eventually blogging led me to Instagram, and who knows where I am headed next.
What I am trying to get at here is that not everyone was born to do the same job. If everyone became a teacher, there would be no doctors. If everyone went for the same career path, life would be boring as hell. It’s okay to step out of the box. I understand that not everyone is going to agree with what I do and I am perfectly okay with that. As long I believe in myself, that is all that I need, (aside from my husband’s support).
As of April 13, 2018, I am no longer working at my Monday through Friday job. I am now a full-time entrepreneur. That means that I am my own boss, working hard, and proving to myself that I was born to do this. If you ask anyone that knows me, they will tell you that I am not your average 25-year old. I am creative, crafty, and love doing something different every day.
This is just my friendly reminder to live for yourself. Life is too short to live your life wondering “what if?”. Do something that you love and don’t worry about what others are going to say or think. You might just surprise yourself. Hold on to that daydream until you get there, I know that I did.
In the beginning of January, I set a few goals for myself and hoped to achieve them all. Well, I am happy to say that I did! If you are curious to know what they were, I am about to share them with you.
My first goal was to start Wedding and Event Planning blog posts here at the Bakersfield Beauty Blog. So far I have two Wedding Wednesday’s posted and they did quite well!
My second goal was to hit 1,650 followers on my Instagram page. Once that goal was achieved, I then set a goal for 1,700 followers and we currently stand at 1,709. I still can’t believe it! If you’re not following me, you totally should be! I am going to be doing a giveaway very soon! You know what, I will even do you a favor and leave the link right here for you! I know, I am such a nice person.
Goal number three was to take social media photos for two companies. Goal checked off! I had so much fun doing it too!
This last goal, I have been working on for quite some time now. I can’t even begin to tell you how I feel. This goal was to collaborate with Torrid. Yes, you heard right, Torrid. I still don’t believe it, when I received the email, I was almost in tears. The collaboration isn’t up, but be expecting it!