Red Dress and Random Thoughts

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American Eagle Tie Belt Ruffle Midi Dress | Rebecca Minkoff Candace Block Heel Sandal | Lawless Soft Matte Lipstick in Romeo  | BaubleBar Parisian Feather Earrings

Remember last week when I touched on Giving Credit Where Credit is Due and Thoughts on Being Original? I mentioned that I try to tip you off that it won't be a really deep post / one where you might not learn something? Well this is one of those. Who knows, you might like it though! Y'all tend to enjoy my babbles. So, here goes.

It's Monday around lunchtime right now (though you won't read this until Tuesday). and I am just SPENT. I've been so busy at "real" work, spent the entire weekend with friends and family, and didn't get any of my blog work done. Needless to say, I don't feel like shooting anything, working out, or even writing this post, but here I am. That's one of the things I do not envy with full-time bloggers. It's really hard to take a day or two off, because how and when you post directly affects your revenue. #MADRESPECT of course, it affects me too, but I have my "full-time job" to lean back on.  That being said, "liking" and commenting on my images is super important if you want to keep seeing content. Not only to have it show up on your feed, but to help support me, if you want to keep my corner of the internet running.

ANYWAY. Are you in a similar situation? Are you exhausted on the verge of burnout? My word of the year for 2018 is Beauty. Now is a good time to check in on your goals and intentions for 2018. Where are you at? The reason beauty is my choice of word for 2018 is because I not only plan on having all of my products 100% switched over to cruelty-free and nontoxic by end of year, but it also allows me to focus on...ME. Me time is so important.  I love drinking a glass of red, after slapping on a face mask - this is just one way I put myself first every so often. You've got to take care of yourself or your body and brain will go into overdrive. I've been pretty stressed the past couple of months and my skin shows it. I can't stop getting hormonal acne on my chin and my mouth is filled with ulcers. When I think about my body, I can't help but think of how awesome it is. And no, I'm not talking about physical appearance...I'm talking about how intricate God made it. How it heals itself. How it shows signs of stress or relaxation.  How it basically has a secret language for what things mean. LIKE HOW COOL?!

Since I'm rambling, let's change topics. I've been trying to do more instastory try-on sessions, since y'all are loving them. How do y'all like my new Instagram filter?! If you really like it, I'm thinking of changing all my blog images as well. Let me know what you think, in the comments below.  I decided to switch it up, because I wanted more cohesion in my feed. It's different from what I usually do, but honestly I really like it!

Andddd with that being said, I hope you have something in your life that you really like, if not love. Having a passion is really important, so I hope you find yours if you haven't already. As always, thanks for reading and come back soon! XOXO

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