Your Current Situation Is Not Your Final Destination

Good Morning lovelies! I realized that my last post was 2 weeks ago and that I was headed in that feeling sorry for myself mindset and I had to catch myself. I have been very frustrated with the way things are going in my life now and it seemed like all my efforts were in vain because I am not getting to where I feel that I should be. It feels like I am putting the work in but the rewards or fruits of my labor haven’t come to fruition (yet!) I always strive to be transparent about my life and still offer messages of optimism and positivity so I wanted to wait until I had something important to say before I made another post and the one phrase that kept coming to my mind is “My current situation is not my final destination”. I know that these moments in a person’s life are made to build and strengthen one’s character and that tough times don’t last and that tough people. Changing my perspective on my situation and understanding that my struggles are only temporary has helped me push the negative thoughts out of my head.

One thing I’ve come to realize is that it is crucial to be consistent and persistent as far as putting in the work to achieve my goals and my inconsistencies have cost me greatly. I can’t expect people to believe in me if it seems that I don’t believe in myself so regardless of what I am going through personally, putting my best face forward and focusing on what is to come is the key to success. Easier said than done but when you know better, you do better and most importantly, you stop making excuses! I have made enough excuses to fill up 100 notebooks and where have they gotten me? Absolutely nowhere! I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired so I plan on not only doing things differently but changing the way I view my life and the circumstances around it.

I will be posting “Amore Luxe Media” fall promo specials next week so stay tuned for that. We are nearing the 4th quarter of 2018 and I plan on making sure that I end the year off better than I started so I will accomplish the goals and bring my visions from my “Idea Book” to life. What are some things you would like to accomplish in the next 3 months? Let me know in the comments below šŸ™‚ As always, remember to love and live luxuriously!

 

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Throwback Thursday: College Highlights

 

My honors scholar award, me at one of the honor society ceremonies and graduation:)

 
Good Afternoon:) My writer’s block has gotten serious so I have been looking for inspiration in various places. I was on Instagram looking at my friends’ “Throwback Thursday” posts and wanted to do one of my own but I wanted to elaborate a bit more about the pics and what they meant to me. I started thinking about the last time I felt fulfilled and accomplished and I realized that I haven’t had those feelings since I graduated from college in 2013. This was my second time trying the college thing (when I went to college in Atlanta straight out of high school, things didn’t work out the way I expected) and I set 2 specific goals for myself. The first goal was to graduate in 3 years because it was possible as long as I didn’t take any breaks and the second was to graduate with a 4.0 GPA because I wanted to push myself mentally in a way that I never had before. I was beyond ecstatic when I accomplished both of those goals and it made me realize that I could do anything if I put my mind to it and REALLY wanted it bad enough. On top of that, I was inducted into 3 honor societies and won a special award from the Honors Program I was in. These achievements made me feel like I was finally able to get something right and looking back on it, I am so proud I made it to that point and my father was able to see his little girl achieve these goals before he passed away the following year. 

As I was reflecting on that time in my life, i wondered where my passion and dedication has gone since then. There are so many things that I want to achieve and I know what they are but I’m not sure on where to start. Going back to school was scary for me in the beginning but my willpower and determination outweighed my fear of failure. As I stated earlier in this post, if I really want something bad enough, I can make it happen but before I get to that point, I need to start doing the things that I am passionate about to give me that push I need to lead a life of greatness. I know that everything happens for a reason and I am here for a greater purpose and not confined to my current circumstances. Instead of overwhelming myself with trying to do multiple things at once, I’m going to focus on one or two goals at a time like I did in college and give my all to making them happen. Patience is a virtue and I thank you all for being patient with me as I figure out the next steps to take in my journey. Talk to you soon!
Always remember to love and live luxuriously!

Passion and PatienceĀ 

Good Afternoon! I have been racking my brain on what I should write about. Writer’s block is no joke and it’s been a struggle but I thought about the things that have been heavy on my mind lately and I realize that I’ve been frustrated that I’m not living the life of my dreams yet. I know what I want out of life and the work that it will take to get there but it’s been tough just wishing and hoping that things will work out. That’s when I have my “aha” moment as Oprah likes to call it. If I’m actually putting in the work, I won’t have time to think about what I don’t have and what I’m not getting out of life. In order for me to want to do the work, it has to be something I’m passionate about and something I’m willing to wait for because I know that it will come true in time. 

Passion and patience lead to greatness and I feel that both is needed for me to make all the visions on my vision board a reality. I can’t let pressure overwhelm me and as I stated in a previous post, I have to take things one day at a time. As long as I don’t lose sight of those goals and remain confident and excited about them, they will come to fruition. Every day is a new beginning so let this day be the start of something amazing! Be sure to keep me updated on your journey:) 

Always remember to love and live luxuriously!

My Healthy Lifestyle Journey

 

some of the. meals/snacks I’ve prepared!


Good Morning! I’m writing this post right before I have to head to the dentist (ugh!) to get my wisdom tooth pulled. I still have to go back for fillings and crowns and I am so disappointed with myself because things shouldn’t have gotten this far in regards to my dental health and my health in general. I know exactly why I am at this point though. I grew up in a household where I could eat anything I wanted at anytime. I didn’t have to ask permission for snacks and goodies and my mom bought and cooked whatever I liked. If she couldn’t cook it, we ordered it and I just accepted that as a way of life. I’ve worked out here and there but I knew to see real results, I’d have to change what I eat as well and that part would be tough for me. I want to be the best version of myself and I knew that in order for that to happen, I’d have to change up my eating habits. I’m not too big on beef or pork ( I do like bacon though!) but chicken as always been my weakness. I love Chick Fil A and when I go there, I get the same thing: 12 piece nuggets, waffle fries and a Coke or sweet tea. On this particular lifestyle plan, I can’t eat red meat, can’t drink soda and no processed foods…bye bye Chick Fil A šŸ˜¢ Fortunately, pasta is still on the menu in whole wheat form which doesn’t taste half bad. I have to prepare all my meals myself and that’s a first because I NEVER cooked on a regular basis. It’s been a challenge especially since many of the foods I love are no longer on the menu so I’ve had to be creative and try other type of dishes like my almond apple muffins above ( I know they look like cookies but it’s only because of the angle) steamed asparagus (eh!)  and boneless, skinless chicken breasts ( at least I can still eat chicken!)

I’ve been working out at least once a day as well doing things like squats, crunches, lunges and other types of exercises that will tone my tummy, legs and booty. I want to look and feel healthy and I feel that with this new healthy lifestyle, I am on the right track. I may have a “cheat day” in the future but as long as they don’t turn into cheat weeks and months, I think I’ll be alright. I will continue to keep you up to date on my progress and in a future post, I’ll show you before and after pics(yikes!) Keep giving your all into whatever it is you desire and make sure to share your journey with me. We’ll talk soon!
Always remember to love and live luxuriously!