Friday, April 25, 2014


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More than anything else these past few months, I have wanted to enjoy my life and take time to feel gratitude for all that I have. While I have spent so much time focusing on all that I  want to have, see, and experience, I will never be able to appreciate those blessings to come in the future if I am unable to appreciate all that which I am already blessed with. I refuse to worry about that which I want, because I am confident it will find me.

Contrary to what many believe, life is not a fight for survival; it is a personal journey of growth and exploration. When we are more focused on the nourishment of our own being, we are able to grow stronger and wiser, and as a result our lives will become more fulfilling. To focus on our survival is to live in a world of hopelessness and dead ends. We begin to view any area of our life which is lacking vitality as something that will prevent us from happiness and hence we become unable to appreciate life and therefore unable to grow.  If life is a fight for survival, our survival is dependent upon our ability to evolve, accept change, and the kindness to which we show ourselves. Be content with and accept whatever your current situation is and grow from it. Your path will take you to where it is you want to be if you simply follow it.

"That which does not kill us makes us stronger"
- Friedrich Nietzsche

vi·tal·i·ty [vahy-tal-i-tee]
noun, plural vi·tal·i·ties.
1. exuberant physical strength or mental vigor: a person of great vitality.
2. capacity for survival or for the continuation of a meaningful or purposeful existence: the vitality of an institution.
3. power to live or grow: the vitality of a language

dress - J.Crew
shoes - Nike
headband - Forever 21
sunglasses - Forever 21 

Photo Credit: Valerie Ramsey
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  1. Nicee!! We so like that dress on you and the whole athletic themed pictures as well! :)

    Excited to catch your future posts!!

    And definitely in agreement with what you wrote about being grateful and viewing life as an opportunity to grow and maybe reach your full potential :)

    Love, Wink n Pout
    Blog , App

    1. Thank you so much! Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin?

  2. Hi! I just nominated you for Liebster award :) Here is the link to see more:


  3. Great style as always!! Especially love the trainers xx

  4. Great outfit! I love your shoes, they're gorgeous!
    That dress is beautiful! :)
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

  5. Lovely pics, great sneakers!

  6. hey sweetie!!

    I jsut found your blgo and I really lov eit!
    such a great conteny and lay out!
    Would you like to follow each other?
    You can find me on
    and my fb page:

    Keep in touchh!!!
    filakiaaaaa (kisses) in Greek:P hehe


    1. yes I would love to follow each other :) Just like your fb page and followed on IG. Having problems accessing your blog though, would love to check it out soon when the errors stop.