Saturday, April 22, 2017

21 Things I've Learned + Giveaway!

Hi friends!

Last Saturday was the marking of 21 years on this beautiful world. Growing up, time seems so long; from a young standpoint, you look to the day where you "grow up" & get to do "adult things". Time seems so long, but the older I get, the faster the time seems to go, it slips like putty in my hands! I'm pretty sure I hear on the daily too, that it doesn't slow down any time soon. There doesn't seem to be enough time in a day to fulfill all of the projects & activities I have planned. I've quickly come to realize I need to take advantage of each & everyday to fully grasp ahold of this life of mine; never let a dull moment slip! In this last year, if there is one thing I've realized, it's to fill every moment of everyday with passion, creations, & love. There is never another go at today or yesterday, so why not live today as much as you can? Thankfully, the new friendships and relationships I've made throughout the last year have showed me how important it is to take advantage of just that! This last year leading up to my 21st has been so good to me and today, I wanted to share with you 21 lessons I've learned (and have been absolutely grateful for) throughout the last 21 years of life!

1. Waiting for "someday" or the "perfect moment" never gets me very far. I'm the kind of girl that needs to proactive about things I want to do and accomplish in my life! Go and get it!! There is no time like the present.

2. Looking good is feeling good! Whenever I'm in a bummer mood, throwing some curls in my hair and putting on some lipstick definitely boosts my confidence and mood.

3. If you go into every day with a "best day ever" kind of mindset, you really can't go wrong! There is something good in everyday that makes this life more beautiful than the day before.

4. Surrounding yourself with people who motivate you and encourage you to grow as an individual truly makes for the best life.

5. When you're thoroughly enjoying the activities of the day and you stop to take a second to appreciate everything that's happening around you, it's almost like you can freeze time for a single moment to truly capture your feelings, thoughts, and that feeling of pure bliss. When you truly love what you do, the days seem to slow down just a little bit longer, enough time to fully capture the moment you're caught in.

6. When you're caught too much into a routine, you get burnt out, life seems uninteresting; try expanding your horizons a bit. Take a walk, ride your bike, get out of town, try something new and fully immerse yourself into this new activity.

7. Document and photograph the important moments in life so you don't forget a single beat!

8. It's okay to love someone who doesn't love you back. Time will take it's course and things will happen as they should.

9. Do what makes you completely and ridiculously happy!

10. Let people in, don't shut everyone out! When you meet the right people, they actually do care and are genuine about wanting to listen.

11. Relocating can really benefit, which kind of relates back to number 6, if you're miserable and stuck in a rut, move! You are not a tree rooted into that place you're living. If you're not financially set, start saving! It's worth every penny!

12. Stand up for what you believe in and your passions, even if you're the only one standing.

13. Do not settle for anyone or anything! This life is yours and you have every right to live it to it's full potential!

14. Making friends is hard! It seems like growing up, we have all the friends we could ask for on the playground, but as you get older (and it doesn't get any easier being an introvert) people are doing their own things and life gets busy at times! But trust me when I say, that is OK!

15. Sing and dance to every song you love! Don't worry about the person in the car next to you, you'll probably never see them again!

16. Take up new hobbies & reunite with past favorites.

17. Dwelling on the past, or thinking about where you would be if you would have made different life choices, gets you absolutely nowhere. Also, it's just added stress in your life that you really don't need!

18. Being creative is good for the soul & for your overall well being. Create something everyday!

19. Being a tourist in your own city is actually a lot of fun! Get out there, take pictures, drop in a cafe you've never been to, find activities that are new and worth while!

20. On the flip side, when visiting a new city, act like a local! While traveling the last few months before my 21st birthday, it was absolutely one of the most fun things to seek out all the hidden gems that only most locals know about and attending like you've been doing it for years!

21. Being your most authentic self.




In honor of my 21st, I really wanted to share something special with you all! I am so thankful for each and everyone of you (yes, you) for taking the time out of your day to read and support my blog! If you've made it to the end, thanks for being here, it really means the world to me and completely makes my day! For those of you interested, I'm hosting a little giveaway for the pictured floral, yellow clutch that I personally made, which you can find the link for down below! The contest will end April 29th at 11:59pm PST. As soon as the form is filled out, come back and leave me a comment down below letting me know you've entered! That's it, easy peasy! The winner will be contacted on Sunday, April 30th for further details.

A Girl Named Latisha Giveaway! (Closed)

Happy Saturday!
XOXO,
Latisha

6 comments:

  1. Really loving this clutch!!!!!

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  2. I entered! I love the things you learned and I am so impressed that you made the clutch!! It's so darling!!

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  3. I love your list of 21 things! You are wise beyond your years my dear!! I find I still have to remind myself to just take it one step at a time and enjoy every little moment!! Keep that insight! And that clutch is so cute! What an awesome giveaway! That floral and yellow are two of my favorites! XOXO

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  4. Whhat beautiful 21 thoughts.LOvely.
    Vaishali
    http://www.vivaciouswish.com/

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  5. I love the clutch and all of the things you mentioned in your post!

    -xo, Makaela
    www.uniquelymickie.com

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