I haven't always enjoyed waking up early - in fact, I used to hate it - but during the past year, I've slowly become a morning person. Now I actually look forward to mornings, so in this post, I'm going to talk about my summer morning routine. If you're looking for a lifestyle change that will help you start every day off right, keep reading. I swear by this!
This year, my grandmother gifted our family a vacation to Smith Mountain Lake. My parents, siblings, nephews, niece, and I stayed in a big, beautiful lake house right on the water. We had a full week of kayaking, boating, tanning, swimming, tubing (or attempting to), shopping, and eating, but somehow, it ended up being one of the most relaxing vacations I've been on in a long time! There truly is nothing better than quality time with family. #BLESSED!
Below is a mix of photos my family and I took on my camera and our iPhones. Enjoy, and feel free to share. :)
Jesus. Treat myself with kindness Exude positive energy. I want to radiate good vibes so I can absorb even better ones. I am ultimately the cause of my ups and downs. If I wake up with a bad attitude, odds are that my day won't go so well. If I wake up with gratitude and hope and inspiration, my day will reflect that.
I'm not perfect, but I will strive to practice what I preach. For me, this blog is so much more than beauty and fashion. It's a way for me to INSPIRE myself. The keys to happiness are those daily reminders that you are capable of anything and everything. If you've been feeling down lately, take this moment to inspire yourself. YOU hold the keys.
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Here's a fun fact about me: black is my favorite color. I'm all about black clothes, but dark colors can tend to look "cold" and be reminiscent of fall and winter. The thing is, I like to wear black during every season! To help transition my grunge style from winter to spring, I've come up with a few tips & tricks:
Thanks to my dad for taking photos of me for this post! Comment below with your spring style must-haves, and don't forget to connect with me on social media using the links below. :)
On the way home from college for winter break, my parents took me along the Blue Ridge Parkway for a little detour. I'd been feeling uninspired and off-track and desperate to be home. College was wearing me down, and I just didn't feel like myself.
We rode along the top of the mountain at sunset, stopping at every overlook, and I was able to photograph some of the most beautiful moments I had ever experienced. Surprisingly, I was no longer itching to be anywhere but there. I was able to breathe and focus and feel. My surroundings motivated me to change my mindset. Why couldn't I feel this serene all the time? Why couldn't I appreciate everyday moments the way I was appreciating these moments on the mountain?
I decided that day, on December 10th, to make the next 30 days a life changing challenge. I wrote down several goals, all relating to mental and physical well-being, and I altered them throughout as I grew in inspiration.