And Still I Rise

The Boston I live in is a magical, mystical city full of beauty, promise, and joy.

I spent the weekend outside, enjoying the 66 degree weather along the Harbor. I took a stroll down the Greenway, admired the public art, and grabbed a coffee at Rowe’s Wharf.

The Boston I live in represents the potential that is accessible to all of us, whether it’s seizing the day or seeing the best in ourselves.

My beautiful Sunday afternoon reminded me that no matter how many times I may have fallen, made mistakes, or took a detour in life, I have the power to brush myself off, stand up, and rise.

I moved to Massachusetts over two years ago with a blank slate, and I have been able to discover my true self in the process. I have had the opportunity to dig deep into my soul and learn who I am, what I want to be, and where I want to go. I found my own beauty within, and I have noticed the beauty all around me as well.

Whether you’re raising your sails for a new adventure or picking yourself back up, you have the power to rise, too.

Just remember to slow down, breathe, and enjoy the beauty that is right in front of you.

Bracelets: Karol Peralta, Far Fetched (thank you Nicoline! 😘)

Pamper Yourself for You

One of my biggest pet peeves is when one of my friends makes the comment, “Ugh. I have to shave my legs because I have a date.”

Girl- why aren’t you doing this for YOURSELF?

Personally, I prefer smooth legs.  Maybe you don’t.  That’s fine; but pick a man who likes you either way.  

More importantly though, you don’t need another person to validate you.  You don’t need an excuse to dress up. You don’t need a special occasion to feel pretty.

Wear the nice pajamas.  Put on the fancy underwear.  Use the nice conditioner.  But please, please- do it for YOU– not him.

Men come, and men go, but remember- you will always have yourself.  Treat her right.