Sunday, August 31, 2014

One Of The Greatest Lessons In Recovery

I just found this pin on Pinterest and thought it was valuable enough to both repin and share it here.

This is one of the biggest lessons you'll learn in recovery (and perhaps non-recovery general life improvement). It doesn't have to be a long car ride or reading. As unique individuals, what causes that 'momemt' will be different for different people.

If you're struggling, the key is to find the things that make you lose yourself (NOT drugs!). Easier said than done, don't get me wrong. It's half the battle, maybe the (figuratively) bloodiest part. You have to work your butt off Every.Single.Day. 24/7/365. No weekends, no holidays. You have to explore. You have to want. You have to push yourself to do just get up and do it.

The cool thing about recovery (or self-improvement), though, is that, over time, the effort requirement will decrease. That is, gradually, it won't take as much effort. Eventually, it won't take any at all (or any more than average, at least). But it's a process and won't take overnight so don't expect it to. Like anything else, hard work pays off and you will reap the benefits if you work hard enough. Just don't give up. You are not alone. And you will get there. Just believe. (And work your ass off. Daily. Hourly. Minutely.)

Find the calm, the inner peace, the passion. It's in there somewhere. Keep on doing this. Eventually, that state of mind/being will become habit and you will be reborn again into a happier, more peaceful, more productive life.

Hope this helps. Hope this is not too vague. Everyone's journey will be different but the principles I think can be universal.

Share your questions, thoughts, and experiences in the Comments below. We'd love to hear them and will do our best to respond! :> xoxo

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Royal Blue Striped Midi Dress! [FASHION]

This is a bit of a throwback (almost two months)— you can tell because I didn't color my hair yet :>. I filmed a video at the start of the July 4th weekend and took these pics too. I'm still working up the nerve to edit that video of exhaustingly prancing around like a fool :> One of my subscribers requested I do more fashion videos and it's been on my mind since. I'm using Pinterest to rile myself up and trying to bounce back from a rough month. Post a Comment to nudge me more, I could always use more nudging :> xoxo

I heart midi dresses and skirts. For work, they're the best length. They're sleek, professional, form-flattering, and comfortable. I definitely recommend getting ones made of a forgiving material (with a little bit of stretch and wiggle room) :>. A detail I missed when taking these pics is the hole in the lower back. On hot days, you can show a little skin. Other days, you can just wear a tank top underneath to stay covered up.

Regarding accessories, I stuck with the striped theme with both a cuff (heart cuffs!) and ring. My most favorite accessory for the outfit, though, came with a panda face, heart pants, and striped paw-shaped pockets :>

What's your favorite time of dress? Share in the Comments below, we'd love to hear! :> xoxo

Creamy Chicken Spinach Fettuccine Alfredo! [FOOD]

Chocolate Pecan Banana Muffins! [FOOD]

School Art Projects! - VLOGUST 21, 2014 [VIDEO]

This is how we spent part of my comp day together. We had a lot of fun filming and just hanging out, the two of us :>

What fun things have you accomplished this past year? Share in the Comments below, we'd love to hear! :> xoxo

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