Thru My Eyes #5

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you another through my eyes. You can check out my previous post here if you are curious. In summary these are pictures that didn’t really fit all of my old blog post or are pictures I have captured just because they catch my eye. I hope you enjoy them.

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I hope you enjoy this random post of my extra pictures. I need to remember to do these post more often so my pictures don’t go to waste.

Have a great Day! See you all on Friday. 

-M

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17 things I learned in 2017

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Happy Friday Everyone!

I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since the start to 2018 and I’ve had a lot of time to think about what 2017 taught me. What lessons I learned that I want to apply to this new year. Coming into this year I am determined  to keep that growth going. I truly believe 2018 is going to be an amazing year for me and I hope for you all as well.

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  1. It’s okay to be scared. Life will through you curve balls and it’s okay to be afraid of what can happen. Just remember that everything happens for a reason and that one day you will look back and be thankful for how those things that you are scared of ended up shaping you.
  2. Love yourself. I spent most of my year focusing on others and putting myself on the back burner. I completely crumbled at the end of the year because I did not know how to love myself. The relationships I had built started to fall apart because something was missing, and that was knowing what I wanted and being okay with myself.
  3.  It’s okay to not be okay. The last 7 months of 2017. I was hanging on by a thread and I was faking being okay and having my sh*t in order only to fall apart behind closed door. I learned that it’s okay to not be okay and that everything will be okay if you decide to take care of yourself.
  4. Nothing is permanent. 2017 taught me that you have the power to change your situation. I also know you have to want to change your situation, but don’t let yourself thing you are stuck in a situation forever. You can control where you stand in your life.
  5. Wear Makeup if you want to. For the majority of the year I focused every morning on creating a beauty routine that would make me feel beautiful no matter what I was doing. I am so proud I took the time to do this because it has helped with my own self-esteem overall. I do have days where I don’t wear makeup, but I have realized that my morning routine is essential part of my day IMG_2287
  6. Travel more. This year I decide to travel and I cannot recommend this enough. I decide to treat myself to a big trip overseas and three smaller trips within the U.S and I am so glad I was able to do so. I learned so much and got to enjoy myself.
  7. Hustle. In 2017 I learned that when you want something you have to work really hard on achieving your dreams. So I hustle twice as hard as those around me. I currently have two jobs and I am planning on accomplishing big things this year.
  8. Spend more time with your loved ones. For the past two years I have made sure that I spend time with my parents and loved ones as often as I can. You never know when they won’t be here any more and you won’t be able to see them.
  9. Take more pictures. Capture more memories you won’t regret this.
  10. Take time to see the beauty around you. This past year I stopped to look at all the beauty that surrounded me; the sunsets, the moon, the stars, the faces of all of the people that surround me. I truly stopped and soaked it all in.IMG_0841
  11. I got creative. This past year I focused on more of my creative side. I baked, I drew, I stepped out of my comfort zone and started taking more pictures.
  12. I can do anything I set my mind to it. I was fortunate enough to be able to graduate with my MSW. This was something I did not think I was able to accomplish. It was hard and one of the most difficulty things I have ever done. At the end of it all I did it and no one can take that away from me.
  13. I learned to be okay with my sarcastic self. I realized that those who love me love that I can be sarcastic and I don’t need to hide that side of me.
  14. Do things that make you happy. Life is too short to not do what makes you happy. This past year I explored places I wanted to visit, I listened to more music, I created things I wanted to create and I listened to my heart.
  15. I let go of relationships that weren’t helping me grow. I stuck to my guns and removed those that did not add anything valuable to my life. I stopped begging for people’s time and attention. IMG_1086
  16. Red Lipstick. I started wearing more red lipstick because I can!
  17. Take a moment. Last but not least I learned to take a moment each day to reflect on just how wonderful I am. Even on the worst days I still managed to get out of bed and  that’s an accomplishment on it’s own.IMG_9291I hope that 2018 is filled with many more exciting adventures and that I continue to figure out who I am and what brings joy and happiness to my world.

    What are some things you learned in 2017?

    Have a great weekend! I will see you on Monday

    -M

NY Graffitti Wall

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Happy Tuesday Everyone!

While I was in NY two weekends ago I stumbled upon this awesome graffiti wall. I just had to stop and admire this beautiful piece of NY. I can’t describe how awesome all the pieces of graffiti art were. They told a beautiful story in the hidden streets of NY.

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One thing I am trying to do this month is be more present and enjoy my surroundings a little bit more. I hope you all enjoyed this blog post.

What is one of your favorite places that inspires you? 

Have a great day!

-M

 

My Travel Diary: Nepal pt.1

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you the second part of the my trip which is Nepal. I got the chance to go to the Limbini Gardens where there are temples dedicated to Buddha. Each country can petition to create a temple dedicated to Buddha and it’s definitely a site to see. I hope you all enjoy my visual diary.

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I had so much fun visiting these gardens and looking back at these pictures brought back so many good memories.

Stay tune for part two and three of this visual diary.

Have a good weekend!

-M

 

 

Thru My Eyes #4

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Happy Monday Everyone!

Today I am re-introducing a series I kind of forgot about,  it’s a blog post that I created to share some of my random photographs. These often times don’t have a particular space in my regular post, but are pretty to look at. I’m excited to pick this series back up again and really play around with it and get creative.

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I hope you all enjoy these random pictures and bare with me as I try and find my creativity again with this series.

Have a great day!

Don’t forget to stop by again tomorrow for more content.

-M

My Travel Diary: India pt.1

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Happy Monday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you a picture diary of my trip to India. This will be the first part of my travel diary so stay tune for more posts. Okay so lets start from the beginning. I arrived in Delhi, India and spent about 24 hours resting before heading to Jaipur for another 24 hour pit stop and then we arrived in Agra to see the Taj Mahal. I tried to capture the beautiful scenery and the wonderful architecture that was all around.

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I have decided to dedicate a whole blog post to the Taj Mahal because it’s just such a epic place that deserves more than just a few pictures.

I hope you all enjoyed this visual recap!

-M

30 Days to go…

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Happy Monday Everyone!

On May 18th I will be completing one of my biggest dreams up to date and that is receiving my MSW. I did a small photoshoot to celebrate the occasion and I wanted to share a few pictures that I think represent where I am currently in life.

Stay tune for a break down of my graduation cap in the next blog post this up coming Wednesday.

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Let the count down begin!

Have a great week.

-M