Bye Bye 2018: My Small Reflection

Bye Bye 2018: My Small Reflection

We are right on the cusp of 2018.  I felt compel to write a brief reflection today. I have to be all the way 100, I am so thankful that 2018 is near the end. For me it has been up and down roller coaster. Maybe even a love/hate relationship. I think that sounds better. HAHA.

2018 I had so many highlights. I can really say it was the year of doors being open for me. I was given the opportunity to collaborate with some many brands. Collaborating with Forever 21 was one of the greatest accomplishment that I faced as bloggers.  I still get chills when I think about. Also, collaborating with TomboyX help me feel more confident to bare it all with their super comfortable underwear. 2018 also allow me to network and meet so many wonderful folks.  Going to all the Femology Detroit events really reassure my confidences.  Lastly, I was given the opportunity to collaborate with amazing photographers in city. I am so thankful for them all because they make the quality on my blog that much better.

On another note, 2018 would not be complete if I did not learn a few lesson. Accountability, self awareness, and reflection were major lessons. I learn that I had to pull myself on the carpet. Unravel all my layers and look within. It was time out for playing the blame game all the time.  Can you believe I almost cancel my blog? Yeah it got really rough for brief period. I almost quit because someone told me my writing was not good. All my ears heard that I suck. During this time I also had to learn that others opinion are not the gospel. So I really going to allow someone to silence me? Even thought the lessons were tough I am grateful that GOD allow me to see clearly. I am thankful that I have great friends and family that were able to help me get through some of my worst time this year.

New Year,

New Feels,

New Chances.

Same Dreams

Fresh Start.

I want to say to you…. Thank you so much for being apart of my 2018 journey.  From reading my post to keeping up with my social media.  Shout out to you! Thank you so much for supporting me! You are the reason why I keep getting in front of the camera, and pushing the buttons on the keyboardI am so appreciative of it all. Y’all are the reason why I push forward. Just to let you know you can expect amazing content and more giveaways in the 2019. (Sidenote: Be on the lookout for the YouTube Channel).

So as I walk into the New Years… I am more organized, wiser, and stronger. I am up for the challenge. I am prepared to pop flavor and drip sauce everywhere. Time to Snatch Edges! LOL

2019 is the year of elevation !

Dress: Glitter Mesh Frill Detail Bodycon// PrettyLittleThings


What are you looking forward to in the 2019 ?

Share with me in the comment section. Let me know what I could add to this list.

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cassandra

Striped Denim Jacket

Striped Denim Jacket

Tomorrow is when my vacation…  and I need to get away from all the stressful things that going on in my life. I am so happy and thankful for this time! So it is only right that I post before my trip. Of course I can not leave y’all hanging.

I have been so overwhelmed and I know why… I am super unbalanced lol.  Unbalanced what you talking about sis ?  I am doing to much of one thing and not doing enough of the other.  How am I am going to get it together? Well first I am going to start by taking a well needed vacation. So yes tomorrow I am going to focus on having fun with my girls and be a bit more care free. Simply enjoy my life in my opinion is a good start to living my stress free life. Just like this outfit. Carefree and fun !

This look I am going for is all about the multi-striped denim jacket.  I got a hold of this jacket at Forever21. I was walking around in the store and stumble on this jacket randomly. Now this jacket is on the smaller side of the spectrum. Anyway I tried on a size large in the store and fit really real. Now for my sister with a curvier frame I have linked a couple of denim jackets that are similar with color. Sidenote: if you want to go for oversized look take a look in the mens section.

Anyway I was going for a super fun, colorful, maybe been seen at the carnival look. I paired the denim jacket with the golden yellow pants to match the gold yellow pen stripe in the jacket. I just know this outfit came together so nicely !

Mid Rise Pixie Ankle Pants // Old Navy **old** (Similar)

Multi Color Striped Denim Jacket // Forever21  (Similar) (Similar) (Similar)

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That is a denim of a different color!

-Sounds familiar right ….

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little sidenote…

i am watching a docu-series about 8 people who are plagued with different illness that can not really be explained. they look healthy on the outside but then they have a lot of health challenges.  not all the time does people believe them. some may say it all in there head. so the documentary is called Afflicted and you can catch it on Netflix. anyway it had me thinking about taking simple things for granted.  what if you couldn’t eat, or what if you couldn’t breathe, or everything that you appreciate the most went way.  have you ever just sat back and thought about. well this documentary definitely had me thinking…. like how much we complain about our circumstances in life. life can be so much worst and the simplest thing can be taken away. so we should be grateful for where we at and what we have. if you are not satisfy with something then change it. so take some time and think about all the things that you grateful for. i know that once you sit back and think you will develop a better appreciation for those people or things. 

a few things i am grateful for is …

  1. waking up in the morning
  2. the breathe that i take 
  3. those mother and daughter conversations that i have with my mom 
  4. my job 
  5. that i get to work on something that i am passionate about 
  6. growth
  7. health 

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, and stranger into a friend

-melody beattie

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Location: Eastern Market

Photographer: Reese | IG: @city.vision.rc | FB: @city.vision.rc

Special shoutout to Reese for taking these bomb pictures. !!


So what are you grateful for ?

I grateful for  a lot things sis. I listed few however I just want to spread some positivity. 

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cassandra

 

What Are You Thankful For ?

WhatAre You ThankfulFor?

Yeah you !! What are you thankful for ?

And really think about this questions before you answer it. This is the time for you to not complain but to embrace all the things that you are thankful for.

I am thankful for these things.

  1. For Life: I am so thankful to be alive and breathing. Everyday is blessing !
  2. My Parent: My mother and my father are the best beings in my world and thankful to have them both. Real talk, not many people can say they have strong relationship with their parents or their parents, or one of their parent have went on. So when I find myself getting frustrated or taking them for granted I stop that shit. I thank God all the time for them.
  3. LOL: I am thankful for all “real LOL moment”. Those moments that you laugh so loud. The laughs that make you laugh box hurt lol
  4. Good Health- I can say this year I have some battles with my blood pressure, and anxiety this year. I am thankful for these small challenges because I know I can overcome all of them. They make me stronger. The good news is that my blood pressure has returned to normal.
  5. Money in the Bank: As of right now I literally $100 bucks to my name before pay day lol.  The bills are payed tho. So why be mad about the amount you have. We all have to figure out what
  6. I can sleep iI am thankful for my job: Simply as that. I am not fan of my job but I am thankful for it. The money I make keeps a roof over my head, food in stomach, and my blog going.
  7. Baby Steps: I am truly thankful for all the baby steps I am make. They maybe baby steps but they are steps in the right direction.
  8. Friends: I have less that handful of friends but they are some the best advice givers ever. I am so thankful that I have people that I can truly be myself.

A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles. 🙂

So do me favor my loves write a list of what you thankful for and list why. I believe this little activity really help you put things in to perspective. Also, it confirm that your life is really not bad as you think. Yes this thanksgiving and this is a cool time to do this. However when I feel like everything is going down hill I have to list the things that i am thankful for. Girl!!! it really not that bad. So relax it will get better!

Have an awesome Thanksgiving yall ! ENJOY and eat good.