Life, Monday Inspiration

It’s been 2 Years!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY BLOG

 

Happy Birthday LMLAIKI! These past two years have been wonderful. We have been off and on and off again but this year is looking up for us. I’m ready to dive into our second year of life at full force. So loves, stay tuned because things should only get better. Oh and the lack of posting should soon be fixed.

Have a cupcake or two for us!

xoxo – 

Christy 

 

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Life, Love, Monday Inspiration

Back to the Blogsphere

Hello Lovelies and Happy Monday –

I’d like to make an announcement… I’m back… to the blog sphere! Okay, Okay, ya I was never really gone. I just took a little bit of a break. It was a much-needed break and I feel very much so refreshed and ready to be back in contact with all of you.

While I was on hiatus from the blog, I happened to also be on break from school. While on break I spent a lot of time working and lots of time with the new love* in my life!

Here are a few photos to give you a bit of a catch up on my life these past two months:

I hit the slopes.. It was all ice but still fun

I hit the slopes.. It was all ice but still fun

Making memories w/new friends

Making memories w/new friends

New hair cut

New hair cut

Puppy love - Lets introduce Louie

Puppy love – Lets introduce Louie

New Years with the Ladies

New Years with the Ladies

New Years Drinks

New Years Drinks

PJ Dance party

PJ Dance party

Cirque Du Soleil - Xmas gift to my love

Cirque Du Soleil – Xmas gift to my love

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Went sliding down cement slides

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Family photo

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Pool with the boo!

Best sign I saw this break - entrance to a bar

Best sign I saw this break – entrance to a bar

Celebration of finishing my semester

Celebration of finishing my semester

As you can see I stayed pretty busy and had a pretty darn good time.

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Stay tuned as I will be back to blogging on a regular basis. Next up in the que is about Graduation struggles!

xoxo my loves 

Christy

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Inspiration Monday // She Believed She Could

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This past Saturday I took my first ever LSAT.  It’s so exiting to finally have completed that daunting task.  After 4 months of studying, I was more than happy to have completed the test.  I may not have studying as hard as I could but I studied a lot, I hope once my results come at the end of the month it all paid off.  I felt really good after completing the test, which I think is a great sign.  Come the end of the month I’ll know…. Is it October 31st yet?

Just believing in yourself to complete something gives you more of an advantage then the person next to you who doesn’t believe in themselves.  Believing in yourself is what carries you the furthest in life. What goal have you set your heart out to complete? Have you completed it?

 

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Monday Inspiration // ROAR

So little secret….

Every morning when I wake up and get ready for my day, I love to play Pop and/or Top 40 music. Don’t laugh… I have a fond place in my heart for this kinda music. And in the morning it helps get me moving with its up beat tempo. Lately my play list has been “The Top 100 Tracks Currently On Spotify,” it’s a pretty darn good mix, if I do say so myself.

Every morning I set the playlist to shuffle, turn up the volume and begin my morning routine. I’ve noticed the last couple of mornings when “Roar,” by Katy Perry plays, I can’t help but sing along and connect with the lyrics. There is just something about this song that does it for me.  When it came on this morning, I sat down and wrote out the lyrics that stood out to me the most. I wanted to try to analysis why this song was hitting me so hard.  It didn’t take long to figure it out.

Before I divulge why I am so into this song, here is a YouTube video of the song for you to watch/listen too (the music videos’ kinda cute):

“I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath, scared to rock the boat and make a mess, so I sit quietly, agreed politely, I guess I forgot I had a choice, I let you push me past the breaking point, I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything.” 

In this song, Katy is talking about a particular person who had held her down. For me in particular the thing that has held/is holding me down is my inner self. The person people don’t see. 

My path to where I am today has been a rough one. I’ve made plenty of bad decisions,  had a couple really bad relationships, an amazing one that ended in complete heartbreak, health issues, and the like.  And my inner self constantly reminds me of these things, telling me, I’m not worthy of anything better. Always creating a shadow of doubt, that things wont work out, when I start new things. I’ve always just sat back and let my inner self take the ropes, throwing myself into a mindset that, I wont succeed, I wont find love, my health issues wont get better, etc. My inner self was causing me to doubt myself, I was falling into a deep depression.

“You held me down but I got up already, brushing off the dust you hear my voice you hear that sound like thunder gonna shake the ground”

But, then at some point this past year, I found something inside me.

 “I got the eye of the tiger, the fire, dancing through the fire. Cause I am a champion and your going to hear me roar, louder, louder than the tiger, because I am the champion.” 

When I went through a heart wrenching break up back in October of last year, I really struggled with what I wanted and who I was. But it’s at that time that I think I finally found my fire.

“Now I’m floating like a butterfly, stinging like a bee I earned my stripes, I went from zero to my own hero, you held me down but I got up already brushing off the dust, you hear my voice, you hear that sound like thunder gonna shaken the ground. You held me down but I got up, get ready cause I’ve had enough, I see it all, I see it now. I’ve got the eye of the tiger” 

These last lyrics here are exactly what I am saying to myself. I have finally found the fire within myself to diminish the depressing inside me and find the “Tiger” within myself.  I have what it takes to overcome and/or do anything I set my mind too. With hard work and dedication I can overcome any obstacle large or small in any part of my life.

I am a champion and you’re going to hear me

R…O….A….R! 

 

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Happy Labor Day

Today I’d like to take a minute and say Thank You to all the working men and women out there.  If it weren’t for all of you we wouldn’t be the country we are today. No matter our societies situation we are quite the nation and it’s not possible without the working men and women. So here’s to Labor Day!

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Today is the first time in quite a few years that I have had the day off. No work and no school, fantastic! Joshua and I are headed to Golden Gate park to BBQ and take in the day. Although, there might be some studying that I have to do, it should still be a fun-filled day.

What are you doing for your Labor Day? 

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Monday Inspiration

Monday Inspiration: Glad you are alive!

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Today this quote just hits me.  After spending a wonderful couple days with the main squeeze and then catching up with one of my closest friends tonight, the thought of how happy both these people make me is a great reason to why I am glad to be alive.

On another note, this also leads into a post soon to come: Why should you be alive?

– Christy

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Monday Inspiration: Running

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As I was riding the bus home from work, I saw a few people out for a late night run. I thought to myself, man I should go for a run. But as soon as I walked in my apartment door, going for a run didn’t sound so amazing.

This is a problem I have been fighting. I have this great big idea that I am going to begin running/make time to go running, but every time I think about doing so, I come up with an excuse to not do so.

Then today I saw this saying on my Instagram feed and it couldn’t have been a better wake up call.  Now lets see if I take the “wake up call” saying and put it into action.

Do you run? What’s your motivation?

Do you struggle with running?

So for Today’s monday inspiration, I want to inspire everyone busy or not to get out and run. Enjoy nature and what the city or town you live in has to offer to you. Pound out your anger and aggression, let the wind wrap you with happiness,  just let nature take control of your mind, body and spirit.

I know this is a late post, but I have been at work all day. 10 hour shift, say what? Ya that’s right I worked a double today and I am pooped (hence the not going for a run tonight). But hey, I’m doing it all over again tomorrow.

Happy Monday – the worst day of the week is almost over.

– C 

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