2017 is quickly coming to an end and a time to reflect on the year and looking ahead into the coming year.
The very first things that comes to minds for me is, life is to short. After experiencing a dangerous situation that easily could have had a different outcome, it forces me (or anyone) to re-evaluate and place everything into perspective. I’ve been someone in the last few years, count my blessings and realizing that I have so much to be grateful for. But certainly, life changing events really tie back into my faith and strengthening my relationship with God.
Speaking of re-evaluating different areas of my life, is how I prioritize the important things in my life. Most probably don’t like to do this because you have to admit that maybe your life isn’t a perfect as you would like it to be.
This has been the year of discovering who I am. I have thought about where I am right now and what I want and where I see myself in the near future. Am I where I want to be personally, financially, professionally, and spiritually? No. But that’s ok. I’m working on building and strengthening theses areas now. And it may appear that it too much to get a hold of all of these things but what I have done taken one day and area at a time and ask myself the hard questions.
For me to have a happier and more successful, fulfilled 2018 and life, I have to address what it will take to get there. It can be tough but I know will worth it.
So take some time out this week and think of all aspects of your life. Are you completely satisfied in each area? What would make you more fulfilled? What steps can you take to make yourself happier?
Just like in fashion, over the last few years, minimalism has been a trending topic.
In fashion, trends are around for a season, maybe a year, but that is about it. It appears that the minimalistic lifestyle is here to stay.
“She finds wool and flax and busily spins it. She is like a merchant’s ship, bringing her food from afar. She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household, ~Proverbs 31:13-15
There are many attributes to the proverbs 31 woman and we’ll discuss each one separately. For this post, I want to talk about particularly verse 13. “She finds wool and flax and busily spins it”, is describing a woman’s work ethics. She is hard-working, does not demonstrate laziness, and keeping herself while tending to the needs of her family.
Taking it back to what my blog originally started out as, makeup! But now that I am embracing a minimialistic way of living, I have and currently downsizing my makeup collection to the products I used the most. I have discovered two things: 1. I don’t own that many blushes and, 2. Of those are majority from NARS. It’s safe to say, I really love NARS blushes, in fact, I reach for them daily. The best part is that they show up on deeper complexions, which is a huge plus in our community.
Here is the Rundown:
Minimalism. I’m sure you have heard or seen photos on instagram and pinterest about minimalism. And there has been a bit of a debate over it. Almost as if it is “fast fashion” minimalism has been some what “on trend”. I read an interesting article from the Financial Diet—-here, in which I think that this is what how it is perceived by most. Consisting only of white and/or very light, airy color scheme, buying higher quality pieces of clothing but few in one’s closet and it’s primarily seen among those of a wealthy salary bracket. I get it, when you see this all over social media, it looks and perceived one way.
When you reach a certain age, mostly for us women, you can’t seem to dodge the age old questions particularly coming from the elder women. How old are you? Are you married? Do you have any children? And if you dare answer no to one or all of those questions, you get hit with another round of questioning. What are you waiting for? You’re not getting any younger. You don’t want your eggs drying up do you?
Believe me, I want nothing more than to snap back at them BUT I don’t. But the next time that happens, I’ll be classy about my response.