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Okay this is basically a no brainer. How do you make choices that are right for you but other people don’t agree with? You just say “F#CK IT” and you make them anyway. Life is too short to do what other people want you to do. Read this article I wrote about seeking approval. You just can’t live for other people because it will make you so miserable. Why am I writing about this issue you may wonder? Or not… but I’m going to tell you anyway.   Making the choice

It starts with you! We read magazines, they tell us to hate ourselves. They tell us we’re not good enough, not thin enough, not pretty enough. But we are. We are perfect. We just need to start loving ourselves. Self-love It’s not easy but it starts with small habits. Ignoring the niggling thoughts that tell us we should be something else. Accept the compliments when they come in. Look at the things about us that are wonderful. Appreciate the things about ourselves that we love. I love my lips. My

The slogan of my blog is “Be Unapologetically You” and I try to live my life in that way every single day. Sure, some people may not like me because of it but I like me. I know what I like, what I love and what I don’t like and I’m not afraid to speak up for the causes I believe in and live life my way. See these posts if you don’t believe me: The truth about honesty  No one can live for you  Seeking approval  Redefining racism Some

According to “keep on keepin’ on” refers to “the act of doing what you have been doing but an encouragement to do it more.”  This week I’ve been feeling rather under the weather and posting has felt a bit more like a chore than a joy. I’ve literally had to prop my head up to write these posts but luckily, they’ve come out not too awfully. Rome wasn’t built in a day Today my post is about those moments when you feel like giving up, when you feel like the

I love blogging but it is damn hard work if you take it seriously and people under-estimate just exactly what that means. So to help clear things up a little, I thought I’d share with you what my typical day is like. It’s not all spent sitting around in my pjs watching series I promise you.  I wake up at around 6:30am. Coffee is handed to me. Yes, my husband is the freaking best isn’t he? I would not cope with life or the world if this is not how

Here’s how to achieve your goals! Too often, people are so caught up with the idea of money and power that they forget to consider the legacy they want to leave behind in this world and the things that they want to achieve in this world today. Make sure you take the time to actually achieve your goals so that you don’t look back at your life with regrets. In order to live a life that you will be proud of one day when you look back in time, make sure

I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a while now but for some reason, I keep putting it off. I think it’s the idea of putting labels on myself that sends me running. You see, for most of my life, I called myself shy. I was shy when I needed to approach someone, shy when it came to making friends, shy when it came to pretty much everything. As I got older, more and more people would react with surprise to me calling myself shy. So slowly, after many

 “Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.” Jon Bon Jovi Find your passion and you find your purpose,  was about living your life in a way that is true to your passion but we might not always know what our passions are. Until recently, my passion had nothing to do with blogging, or at least I had no idea that it did. Our passions make us who we are and it’s important that we identify what they are even if we

I’ve often asked myself if my life could be more passionate. In general, I’m an extremely passionate person and tend to be quite emotional about the things I believe in. When it comes to my career path however, I find that with so much of what I’ve done in the past, I’ve felt unfulfilled. I am a completely creative person but creativity isn’t really a career is it? (Or at least that’s what I’ve always been told). So instead, I’ve spent my life searching for something to do with myself career-wise

Life doesn’t always go the way we hope it to and often, when we take a knock so does our confidence. Things going wrong can leave us feeling despondent and quite honestly lacking in confidence in ourselves. It takes a long time to realise that failing once doesn’t make us a failure even though most of us have been conditioned to not allow ourselves the option of failure and as a result end up being really hard on ourselves when we do fail. Sometimes when we fall down, we need a little

I have always loved writing. When I was a teenager the act of writing gave me solace from the angst that was my world. Late at night when everyone was asleep, I would open up one of my notebooks and pour my heart out. If I had nothing to write about I would listen to the radio and find my inspiration in the songs that came on. A word, a verse, an idea, all led to sentences streaming across the page. I would stay awake till long after 3am, surrounded

This is a story about the time my life was flipped completely upside down by a movie but starting at the end seems silly, so let me start where good writers start, at the beginning. When I was an undergrad student, I was 19 and alone in a new country for the first time. I had an awesome life. I stayed out late partying, had tonnes of friends, put in the bare minimum for my education and passed all my classes anyway. I loved my life. My favourite club was

Too many people are willing to settle. They settle for jobs they hate, friends they despise and marry people they only half tolerate. I’ve been that person. I’ve worked those jobs, had those friends and dated those people but at some point I just decided enough is enough. I think sometimes we let people love us in the way we think we deserve to be loved. Maybe not intentionally but we honestly prevent ourselves from being happy. Maybe it’s time to accept who we are as people and embrace our

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