Sending good positive summer energy your way! With everything that has been going on, (the whole lockdown situation) we’re reminded that nothing is guaranteed. There is, however- one thing is for sure… I’m excited to see what’s in store for me this summer! In hopes that the lockdown will release by July, here are some of my 2020 summer ideas.
I’m excited to lounge around in my bikinis and do some tanning. I love everything about tanning, the smell of the coconut / banana sunscreen, the summer breeze, the feeling of cold water hitting your skin to cool down. Since I don’t have a pool, I usually get a spray bottle and mist myself when I get hot. It’s extremely relaxing. I love the thought of making myself cold beverages like fresh pineapple juice or drinking some canned coconut water with chips while listening to music and working on my iPad.
POOLS AND BEACHES
*If* lucky, I’ll have access to going swimming. I don’t care if it’s at a pool or at the beach. I want to be completely submerged in some cold water while it’s hot outside! I want to be at a pool with family or friends, grilling hot dogs and burgers or something. I also love the idea of traveling to a beach, spending a day near the ocean, hearing the seagulls and getting some sushi or ice cream after. Hopefully I’ll be able to do that! That sounds amazing. If it doesn’t work out, I’m not stressing it though – there’s always next year!
Again, *hoping* to travel this summer. I want to take a small trip to San Francisco to enjoy some of my favorite places there. I’ve been there before, and it has my entire heart and soul. I love the pier and all of the little shops. I miss the San Francisco Park with the SF Botanical Garden and Japanese Tea Garden. I’m hoping to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge which has been a long time goal of mine.
I’m excited to see how much I grow over the summer. I’m going to do a lot of self improvement. From business, to my mindset, achieving goals, and emotional strength, I want a new mentality. I want to live my life in a new way. I’m planning on doing a lot of reading, a lot of studying, and a lot of hard work. I’m going to tackle my summer goals and completely fulfill them before it ends. This is one thing I’m so excited for. I’m excited to walk into Fall saying that I’m a new person.
Whatever happens this summer, I’m excited to see what lies ahead. I’m just happy to be able to go outside and enjoy what life has to offer.
Hi everyone! For those of you who are interested in knowing what the challenge is and why I’m doing it, click here to read about it! Basically, Im doing a challenge for you to get to know me and for me to have some personal topics to talk about.
Day 2: My Favorite Things. I have so many things that I enjoy so I’ll try to kinda keep the topics short and simple, but I’m just going to list each thing down and write a little summary as to why!
Rain was the absolute first thing to come to mind when I was writing this list. Everything about stormy weather. I love the smell of rain. I love the sound of rain. I love the feeling of it hitting my skin. I love how my garden looks after. I love how it makes every plant look so green. I love the cozy feeling when you’re cuddled up with your blankets. I can literally feel my soul being cleansed with rain. (I’m also highly attracted to snow for the same reasons.)
GARDENING, PLANTS, NATURE IN GENERAL
If you know anything about me, you probably saw this coming. I love gardening. I love creating life. Watching seeds grow. I love watering my plants and giving them what they need. I love plants, mostly tropical plants. I love how they can impact so much by doing and requiring so little. You can make your home a tropical getaway with just a few plants. I love walking into a botanical garden or plant store and feeling the fresh air. I love how they cleanse the air and don’t ask anything in return! I love nature. Birds chirping. I love waterfalls, ocean, dirt, mud, mountains, tall trees. I love nature so much.
Another predictable thing on this list if you know me well! (Lol) I love traveling so much. Discovering new places. New cultures. I love trying new foods, taking pictures and creating video content for other people to see when I’m exploring. I love that feeling you get before bed, knowing you’re about to travel the next day. I love the butterflies that you get when the airplane is going up. I love looking down and seeing clouds under me. The feeling that we’re so small and there’s so much to do and see on this planet is unbeatable. One day I will make a career out of this passion! Believe it!
I love studying. Investing my time into growth. Learning new things. Reading books. Leveling up. I love talking about my goals, and how I’m going to achieve them. Not only do I love my own personal growth, but I love to watch others grow and help them. I love teaching. I even have a podcast show on Self Development! Check it out!
Being in love. Butterflies. Unpopular opinion, but I absolutely love the “talking” stage. I love those sleepless nights of thinking about the person you’re growing with. I love the anticipation of seeing someone you really like. I love devoting my feelings into someone completely and falling hard.
I love giving myself to someone else fully. I love the soul connection when you’re making love. I love the passion, eye contact, slow movements. I love submitting myself to another person and pleasing them. It’s a mutual benefit and that’s one thing I love the most about it.
Anything involving passion. Whether it be art, music, love, a hobby or skill, I love being surrounded by people so invested in something that they love. I love the spark in their eyes when they’re explaining their passions. I love being passionate about something. That’s what life is about.
CUDDLING / BEING PULLED CLOSE
It’s a comforting feeling to be pulled close while you’re sleeping. I love taking naps with a partner after a long day. Being held is such a beautiful feeling. Watching TV while you’re intertwined with another being.
SOUND OF SEAGULLS, WAVES CRASHING, OCEAN BREEZE
I romanticize the ocean quite often. I love knowing that I’m near an ocean when traveling. I love hearing the sound of seagulls or seeing them flying around the sky. I love the cool breeze from the waves and the waves alone. I love the sound of them crashing and the foam they leave behind on the rocks. I love how much passion and aggression the waves have. These are some of my big values.
So relaxing, relieving, Cleansing, Comforting. I love water. I love feeling clean. Those two mix so perfectly.
Eye contact, genuine smiles, compliments, and support. I love people with good intentions.
I just want to say thank you for taking the time to read this article! If you enjoyed this post and want to get to know me more, definitely be sure to check out my podcastSelf Development With Virona where I give advice and try helping you accomplish your goals.
Hi everyone! For those of you who are interested in knowing what the challenge is and why I’m doing it, click here to read about it! Basically, Im doing a challenge for you to get to know me and for me to have some personal topics to talk about.
Day 1: Meet My Best Friend
This is Natalie.
She’s a very sweet, kind hearted, thoughtful girl. She’s an Aquarius. She gives amazing advice, she can get along with anyone and she’s a little sassy. She’s a really hard worker and dedicated to her values. Very generous and would do anything for the people she loves. She has a great sense of humor and won’t fail to make me smile.
We met sophomore year in high school, but didn’t really establish that we were best friends until summer that year. July 4th, 2013. I slept at her house, for the first time and we completely opened up to each other. I remember us both saying “This is how a friendship should be”. Before we were best friends, we had both been taken advantage of by our previous friendships. We quickly realized the importance of the timing and placement of each other’s appearance and we both really cherish that very much to this day and every day forward.
This year on July 4th, it will be our seventh year as best friends!
We’ve traveled across the country together to the UK and also some closer places like Anaheim, CA. We’re planning a near trip to San Francisco together and a not-so near trip to Mexico next summer. We currently live together and work together. Ultimate Friendship Goals, Right?! We were truly blessed to be so compatible and understanding individuals.
Some of our favorite activities include eating junk food (LOL) and binge watching TV shows, telling scary stories, painting, karaoke. We have a lot of fun times with our similar humor and silly personalities.
Natalie and I have one of the closest knit bonds that I’ve ever seen with anyone. So many people admire us. The love we have for each other and the strong connection is unlike any other friendship I’ve ever seen. It’s a soul connection. We understand each other on a spiritual level and it’s something we never want to break. We’ve both been through very similar situations, making us incredibly understanding with each other. We’ve been through so many phases in our lives, and we promised ourselves that we were going to one day take on the world together!
This little desert “hiking” area is about a five minute walk from where I live. It has one of the prettiest views from my city that I’ve seen. I had just discovered today that it was actually a good place to work! I was a bit iffy on taking my equipment here to write for my blog because of how distracted I get around nature, but I took the chance and packed my stuff. I packed my journal, some snacks and drinks *Definitely a hydro flask with water*, a spray bottle, and sunscreen! These items were a must for me because it gets really hot. After packing everything, I headed out.
I also had the intention of tanning while I worked, so I wore a bikini top with an oversized tee. When I got uphill from the mini hike, I found a really pretty view of the city and decided to sit there. I put my oversized tee under me for comfort and pulled out everything I needed to get started. I grabbed my journal and my pencil and started writing.
At first, it was kind of hard for me to focus. I was thinking about other people seeing me and constantly worried about what they might think. Then I realized that I was literally on top of society and on a hill that people weren’t likely going to climb. Finally realizing this made me feel at ease and enabled me to focus on what was really important. I was able to write the rough draft to this post along with about four others- all while getting a tan and enjoying the nature.
I went through all three water bottles that I packed because it was really hot and I was out there for quite a bit working! I also sprayed myself very frequently with my spray bottle. It was incredibly relaxing though each time I would mist myself. I’m not sure what I would have done if I weren’t prepared with that and my sunscreen. ☺️
I want to mention that I made a little friend while I was here… Try to spot him in the first picture.. LOL! I found him on my walk back home. We spent about a half an hour there just tanning together. He was so cute!
I think that directing my focus to what truly mattered and being able to let my guard down in a peaceful environment definitely paid off. I’m gonna be coming here a lot more often to work on my projects. It was such a nice little change! After today, I can confidently say that this is one of my favorite spots to work.
Hey guys! Since I’m becoming more active with my blog, I figured that the best way to kind of open up about myself would be to do a blog challenge. I found one that is pretty simple and I like the questions on it, so I’m going to be using it for some personal posts.
If you’re interested in doing the 52 Day Blog Challenge with me, you should definitely keep this prompt so we can do it together! (and show me of course so we can get to know each other!)
How frequently am I going to post these prompts?
I’m gonna be actively doing this challenge once a week. A lot of these posts are going to be personal, so you can expect to get to know me if you follow along with my blog!
I have included the challenge to this post, but what I did to keep focused and organized was customize it to say “Travel With Virona”, added some cute stickers, then printed out the template on my mini HP Sprocket Travel Printer and kept it in my physical drafts journal. (Highly recommended to print the challenge out!)
Here’s the template that I found on Google.
I’m not sure who to credit for the source of this challenge, but if anyone knows who may have made it, please let me know so I can give them credit! This is going to be a very fun experience to get to know each other.
If you don’t have a blog, what are you doing?! Get blogging! Okay, I’m kidding, – buuuut if you do want some reasons to start a blog, listen to my Podcast episode on why you should have your own here!
“IF YOU AREN’T PASSIONATE ABOUT IT, WHY ARE YOU DOING IT?”
SO ONE THING I DO WANNA ADMIT ON THIS SHOW IS THAT THERE WAS A POINT WHERE I WAS JUST SITTING DOWN, WITH A PEICE OF PAPER AND A PEN, AND I WAS THINKING “WHAT WOULD BE GOOD TOPICS FOR MY PODCAST?, WHAT WOULD BE GOOD EPISODES –EPISODES THAT EVERYBODY ELSE WANTS TO HEAR, EPISODES THAT WILL JUST ATTRACT A TON OF PEOPLE..?” AND THE WHOLE PROCESS IT BECAME REALLY STRESSFUL BECAUSE I WROTE ENTIRE SCRIPTS THAT LACKED PASSION AND THE WHOLE PROCESS WAS JUST SO DREADFUL. I WAS QUESTIONING MYSELF THINKING “IS THIS EVEN THE RIGHT THING THAT I SHOULD BE DOING?” I KEPT TELLING MYSELF STUFF LIKE “I THOUGHT YOU REALLY WANTED THIS” AND IT BROUGHT ME TO THE ULTIMATE QUESTION: “IF IM NOT PASSIONATE ABOUT IT, WHY AM I EVEN DOING IT?”
SO I PUT AWAY ALL MY SCRIPTS AND ALL OF MY EQUIPMENT I WAS USING FOR A FEW WEEKS AND ONE DAY IN THE SHOWER I DISCOVERED SOMETHING THAT I WAS REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT: MY GOALS. AND I HAD NO ONE TO RANT TO ABOUT THEM. SO THE LIGHTBULB SPARKED UP AND IT ALL CAME TOGETHER AGAIN. “OH YEAH! MY PODCAST WAS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED TO CONNECT WITH AND INSPIRE LIKEMINDED PEOPLE WHO WOULD LOVE TO DISCUSS THE TOPICS WITH ME”
BASICALLY I LOST SIGHT OF WHAT MY ORIGINAL GOAL WAS BECAUSE I WAS SO FOCUSED ON GETTING THE LISTENERS AND AS MANY AS I COULD OUT THERE, THAT IT LED ME TO GIVING UP. AND IT’S NOT THAT I WASN’T SERIOUS ABOUT PODCASTING, I JUST WASN’T SERIOUS ABOUT THE TOPICS I WAS WRITING. I WASN’T PASSIONATE ABOUT THEM AT ALL.
WHY AM I DOING SOMETHING THAT IM NOT PASSIONATE ABOUT THEN? WHY AM I HERE IF IM NOT HAPPY?
WELL I DID MAKE A QUICK LIST OF SOME REASONS WHY YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE MOVING FORWARD RIGHT NOW-BUT I HOPE YOU REALIZE THAT THESE REASONS ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH, AND YOU SHOULD BE MOVING FORWARD WITH YOUR PASSIONS AND GROWING WITH THEM.
NUMBER ONE- YOU MAY FEEL LIKE ITS THE RIGHT THING
OTHER PEOPLE THINK THIS THING THAT YOUR’E DOING IS BEST FOR YOU, YOU THINK THIS THING YOURE DOING IS BEST FOR YOU, AND IT’S NOT SOMETHING YOU REALLY LOVE ITS NOT SOMETHING YOU REALLY ENJOY ITS JUST WHATS BEST FOR YOU. FOR EXAMPLE GOING TO COLLEGE FOR SOMETHING YOU DON’T WANNA DO, BUT ITS BEST FOR YOU. YOU’RE MAKING GOOD MONEY WITH IT, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. BUT HOW IS BEING UNHAPPY RIGHT? HOW IS THAT A GOOD THING OR RIGHT FOR YOU IN ANY WAY? YOU’RE GONNA BE UNHAPPY WITH THIS THING AND YOURE GONNA BE STUCK WITH IT SO JUST BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF. TELL YOURSELF ITS NOT EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT.
NUMBER 2 IS THAT YOU ARE SCARED TO MOVE FORWARD.
I STRUGGLE WITH THIS ONE THE MOST BECAUSE I’M INSECURE. THIS IS BASICALLY-YOU ARE INSECURE ABOUT YOUR CAPABILITY. YOU DONT THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES. AND YOU DON’T THINK YOU CAN FULFILL YOUR PASSION, BECAUSE YOU’RE JUST NOT FIT FOR ACHIEVING WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. WHAT YOU TRULY WANT, YOU’RE NOT FIT FOR IT. YOU’RE JUST SCARED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH YOUR PASSION BECAUSE OF THAT.
I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE’RE ALL SCARED. WE’RE ALL SCARED THAT WE MIGHT FAIL. I BELIEVE THAT THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE, THEY ARE AWARE THAT THEY MIGHT FAIL, BUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM AND THE PEOPLE THAT ARENT SUCCESSFUL IS THAT THEY IGNORE THOSE THOUGHTS. THEY IGNORE THAT THEY MIGHT FAIL AND THEY TAKE THAT RISK, BECAUSE THEY WANNA BE HAPPY. THEY WANNA DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO. AND IT’S COMPLETELY NORMAL TO BE WORRIED ABOUT MOVING FORWARD. LIKE I SAID ALL OF US DO. BUT BEING STUCK WHERE YOU’RE AT IS A LOT MORE SCARY THAN POSSIBLY FAILING. I BELIEVE ITS MUCH MORE SCARY. IF YOU REALLY DO HAVE A PASSION FOR SOMETHING, I DON’T THINK THAT YOULLL FAIL AT IT, I THINK YOU’LL FIND A WAY, BECAUSE ITS SOMETHING THAT YOU’RE REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT.
AND NUMBER THREE, YOU FEEL “COMFORTABLE” OR “BLESSED” TO BE WHERE YOU ARE OR TO HAVE THIS THING.
AKA GUILT. YOU FEEL GUILTY, YOU THINK “WHY WOULD I BE WANTING TO ADVANCE MYSELF IF I HAVE SOMETHING GREAT, IF I WAS BLESSED TO HAVE THIS POSITION OR TO HAVE THIS THING THAT I HAVE? I’M LUCKY TO HAVE IT”. IT STOPS YOU FROM MOVING FORWARD BECAUSE YOU’RE COMFORTABLE WHERE YOU’RE AT. AND IM TELLING YOU THAT- THAT CANT BE COMFORTABLE AT ALL. TO BE STUCK WHERE YOU’RE AT. TO FEEL LIKE YOU CAN NOT MOVE FORWARD. THAT CAN’T BE COMFORT. YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT THIS THING ALL THE TIME AND YOU’RE THINKING “WELL I DON’T WANT THIS ANYMORE, BUT IM COMFORTABLE” IT’S JUST A BIG CONTRADICTION HONESTLY. IF YOU’RE BLESSED WITH THIS THING, WHY ARE YOU EVEN ON THIS EPISODE SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS? YOU SHOULD NOT BE LOOKING FOR ANSWERS FOR SOMETHING THAT YOU’RE BLESSED WITH.
NO DISRESPECT TO MY PREVIOUS WORK BUT HERES A QUICK EXAMPLE OF THE POINT IM TRYING TO GET ACROSS. I WAS OFFERED AN AMAZING POSITION AT MY JOB LAST WINTER, AND OF COURSE I TOOK IT. THEY BELIEVED IN ME! (HEH) I WAS “BLESSED”. I TOOK IT FULL TIME. I TOOOK THE JOB AND I – DID NOT ENJOY IT AT ALL. I ENJOYED THE PAY, AND ALSO THE HOURS, BUT I DID NOT ENJOY THE JOB. I WAS ALWAYS STRESSED OUT, I WAS LOOKED DOWN ON, AND I PUT TOO MUCH EFFORT AND CARE INTO THAT JOB. BECAUSE OF THE STRESS, I WAS CRYING VERY VERY OFTEN AND GETTING ABOUT TWO TO THREE HOURS OF SLEEP ALMOST EVERY NIGHT. AND WHEN I WOULD WAKE UP, I WOULD NOT EAT THE NEXT DAY BECAUSE I’D HAVE TO GO STRAIGHT TO WORK. I WAS DEFINITELY NOT THRIVING, AND AFTER THE SEASON SLOWED, I REALIZED THAT MY PASSION FOR TRAVEL COULD ONE DAY MAKE ME INCOME, AND I THINK THATS SUPER COOL. OF COURSE I WOULD WANNA KNOW MORE ABOUT IT. SO I TOOK A BIG STEP FORWARAD, AND I TOLD MY JOB I NEEDED LESS HOURS. I SAID “I NEED LESS HOURS” AND I REALLY WANTED TO STUDY THESE TRAVELING POSSIBILITIES.
AND FOR THE RECORD- I DO NOT MAKE ANYTHING RIGHT NOW FROM MY PASSION. NOT A SINGLE DOLLAR. I DON’T MAKE MONEY (YET), BUT I BELIEVE IN MYSELF AND I BELIEVE IN MY ABILITY TO. THE EFFORT THAT IM PUTTING INTO MYSELF AND MY DREAM IS FAR MORE VALUABLE THAN THOSE EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLAR PAYCHECKS OF PURE STRESS. I’M THINKING OF THIS TIME TAKEN TO STUDY AND CREATE FOR YOU GUYS AS AN INVESTMENT. I DON’T HAVE GREAT PAYCHECKS COMING IN, BUT I DO HAVE MY LIFE GOALS PLANNED OUT, EVERY INDIVIDUAL STEP IM TAKING TO ACHIEVE THEM, AND I DO HAVE A PASSION AND GENUINE HAPPINESS THAT I WOULD NEVER HAVE WORKING THERE FULL TIME. AND THIS WAS JUST A LITTLE EXAMPLE. I HAVE MANY MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM, BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN IN A LOT OF VERY UNHAPPY ENVIRONMENTS, AND I HAD TO LEAVE THEM TO GROW. AND IM CONFIDENT IN SAYING THAT ALL OF THOSE CHOICES HAVE LED ME TO SOMEWHERE GREAT.
WHETHER ITS A RELATIONSHIP, A JOB, A TASK, CAREER PATH, LIFESTYLE, OR ANYTHING. WHATEVER IT IS, DONT DO IT IF YOU’RE NOT PASSIONATE ABOUT IT. INVEST YOURTIME INTO SOMETHING YOU ACTUALLY ENJOY AND IF YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT THE LOSSES, HONESTLY JUST FIND WAYS TO GAIN WITH THOSE PASSIONS. DO YOUR RESEARCH ON THOSE PASSIONS, STUDY THEM AND GROW FROM THEM.
IT SOUNDS SO CLICHÉ WHEN I SAY THIS, BUT DON’T LIVE TO BE SUCCESSFUL. LIVE TO BE PASSIONATE, FULFILLED, AND TRULY GRATEFUL. BECAUSE IN MY OPINION. THAT’S TRUE SUCCESS
DON’T LIVE FOR ANYONE ELSE, BUT YOURSELF BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY IT IS YOUR LIFE THAT YOU’RE LIVING.
SO, WHO AM I AND WHAT IS MY PURPOSE? I’M MEGAN VIRONA BUT FOR SHORT YOU CAN JUST CALL ME VIRONA IF YOU’D LIKE. I WAS BORN, RAISED, AND CURRENTLY RESIDE IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA- A CITY FULL OF PARTYING AND FUN- AND ITS A VERY DRY CITY.. THERES DEFINITELY MUCH TO SEE HERE AND I DO LOVE THE CITY IT’S JUST NOT WHERE I WOULD PREFER TO BE ALL THE TIME.
ALL OF MY LIFE I’VE BEEN DISCOURAGED BY THE ENVIRONMENT PRETTY MUCH AND THAT KIND OF BROUGHT ME TO WHERE I AM TODAY. A GIRL WITH REALIZATION THAT WE ARE FULLY 100% RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING THE LIVES AND ENVIRONMENT WE WANT.
AND I THINK THATS HOW IM SO DRIVEN TOWARDS SUCCESS. IM CURRENTLY ON A JOURNEY TO FIND AND MASTER WAYS TO MAKE INCOME WITH MY PASSION FOR TRAVEL. ID LOVE TO BEABLE TO EXPLORE THE WORLD AND MAKE MONEY WHILE DOING SO
I ENJOY PHOTOGRAPHY, MODELING, GARDENING, AND BLOGGING. AND IF YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT MY BLOG ITS TRAVELWITHVIRONA.COM
SO VIRONA, WHATS YOUR PURPOSE FOR CREATING A PODCAST?
MOST IMPORTANTLY, IM HERE TO INSPIRE YOU TO GROW WITH ME. I WANT US TO SUCCEED TOGETHER WITH THE LESSONS AND TECHNIQUES I FOUND HELPFUL. I WANNA SHARE PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND ALSO DISCUSS IMPORTANT LIFE TOPICS LIKE MENTAL HEALTH, LIVING STABLY, PERSONAL GROWTH, AND SELF DEVELOPMENT IN GENERAL. MY PURPOSE IS TO INSPIRE YOU AND SHOW YOU THAT YOU’RE MORE THAN CAPABLE OF CREATING THE LIFE YOU DESERVE AND GIVING YOU STEPS TO DO SO.
SO THATS PRETTY MUCH IT- THATS MY LITTLE ABOUT ME AND ABOUT THIS PODCAST SUMMARY. HONESTLY THOUGH WHAT I WANT MOSTLY IS TO GET TO KNOW YOU ON A MORE PERSONAL LEVEL. I WOULD REALLY REALLY REALLY LIKE IF YOU STOPPED BY TO SAY HELLO AND INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO ME. I AM ON SOCIAL MEDIA.. I AM @MEGANVIRONA ON INSTAGRAM OR YOU CAN SEND ME AN EMAIL AT MEGANVIRONA@GMAIL.COM TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF. BUT LIKE I SAID BEFORE THIS IS ABOUT US GROWING TOGETHER. I WANT TO GROW A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU AND GO ON THIS SELF DEVELOPMENT JOURNEY TOGETHER.
Hope you all had a great Valentine’s day! I thought I would share a quick little rundown on how I spent the 14th.
My S/O and I have a vacay coming up next month so we both decided that we would be on a budget this Valentine’s Day.
WHAT HE GOT ME…
He bought me a cute little stuffed animal, (I love plushies!) Tulips to plant for the spring time, and a pink Starbucks drink to match the little pink theme – Followed by a “Will You Be My Valentine?”
WHAT I GOT HIM…
I was so proud of myself for what I managed to do with such a small budget! There’s a little portable printer by HP called Sprocket (I’m so in love with this little machine – I literally take it everywhere) and I spent the 13th printing a ton of sentimental pictures using that. While he was working, I scattered them out on the bed along with some rose petals, wine, and chocolates right in the center.
WHAT WE DID…
After getting home, he let me know that he wanted us to go out to eat and we had agreed to go somewhere that wouldn’t be too busy. We went to this local Italian restaurant and it was exactly what we wanted. It was amazing! We came back and stayed in for the rest of the night, watching movies, drinking wine, and cuddling. A very relaxing night, but just what we needed together.
I did something simple for my makeup look: A bit of eyeshadow from the Naked 2 Palette, Mascara, and just some Colourpop Lipgloss and I was good to go! I wore a white dress with a baggy red sweater to match the V-Day theme.
How was your Valentine’s Day? Did you go out to celebrate or did you stay in and relax?
Today I’m going to be cleaning my environment with this mentality:
Anything I own is more responsibility that I have. More weight on my shoulders. More energy taken out of me. More attachments I have.
How? Well, Let’s use clothes as an example. The more clothes I have, the more laundry I have to do. More organizing. More time taken on deciding on what to wear. Some of these clothes hold very bad memories, disappointing me, every time I look at them and then some of them hold very good memories, that end up disappointing me anyway because I’m not in that moment right now. Whatever memory they hold causes me to live in the past.
Any time I think about moving away, starting fresh, doing something new, one thought is always there to stop the idea.
“I have too many things, it would take forever for me to pack, relocate, and move on”
What if there was an opportunity for me to leave, to Bali – RIGHT NOW? I would have too much materialistic things. I would end up overwhelmed with that idea. Probably postponing my dreams once again, because there are other “things” I need to tend to.
My mentality today is to minimize as many things as possible. I don’t want to feel stuck. I don’t want to be restrained from anything. One day, I want to own so little, that I could fit every valuable that I have into a decent sized suitcase. Maybe it’s the Sagittarius in me, (lol) but I never want to feel like I’m being forced to stay somewhere. I don’t want to be held down anymore. It starts with this clutter!
This book I’m reading right now called “Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui” is ammmmazing. It honestly has taught me everything I know about reducing the clutter in my environment and gave me a completely different perspective when it comes to my home. Definitely give it a read if you’re planning on making drastic changes to your life for the better.
The other day, a newly made friend asked if I had a Patreon account. This is a website where people can go to support your work by donating or subscribing to a monthly membership. I thought to myself, “Hmm. That’s odd. With all of the things that I’m working on, Why don’t I have a Patreon account?”
I figured that I should setup that kind of support system if I want to invest in new technology, travel footage, and learning experiences! Plus, if people are asking about it- that must mean something! So I decided to finally set it up.
I’m actually really excited to be able to provide to you guys who wanna join. I have a lot of cool things to offer.
I created a $3 Subscription where my subscribers can receive exclusive travel tips, Self Development motivation and tips, along with a package of printed photography, a written note, some art, and occasional worksheets mailed monthly.
I also created an $11 subscription where I provide exclusive BTS footage of my content creation, How To’s, Monthly Postcards from my travels, and everything from the $3 subscription. This tier is mostly for people really dedicated to seeing me succeed with my goals while getting really serious about their own goals.
From getting creative and learning about Self Development in a cozy setting- to getting outside and exploring what the world has to offer, I would love for you to be a part of my close knit family if that’s something you’re interested in!
As always, your support in reading my posts and showing up to my page alone is genuinely appreciated.