We have all been there before. We are so busy with our everyday lives that sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. We keep pushing things back and say that we will get there later. I have been there on many occasions. I am the queen of being a busy bee and I have definitely pushed back taking time for myself. But I learned that it helps me more if I take an hour to relax rather than over working myself. It is important to take time for yourself to relax and to do the things that you love. Why is this the case?
Moving into your first place can be stressful yet exciting at the same time. You finally get a chance to be on your own and more financially dependent. It can be tough, especially if you are not sure what to pack and purchase. Here’s a guide for purchasing items for your first place. But before I get there, there are some things that you have to keep in mind.
- Making your apartment a “home” takes time: You will not be able to purchase all of the things you want/need at once. It will get expensive, especially if you have other financial obligations. Remember to purchase the important items first, you will get a chance to splurge later.
- Splurge on the right items: You are probably obsessing over a $100 throw pillow on Pinterest, but that is not the best item to spend that amount of money on at the moment. Instead, use that money on something that you will use often, such as a crockpot or bedsheets.
- Make it work: Your first apartment may be smaller than you like or not as “modern” as you want it to be. But that is ok! It is your first place, it won’t be your last. Work with what you have and make the best out of it. This gives you a chance to solve those problems in creative ways.
Photo by Brooke Glenn
I have been natural for almost 5 years (in September) and I have my regimen down. I know what products and product combinations that will give me the results I need for styling. In April, I decided to color my hair (ombre). I was getting bored with my hair and this wasn’t my first experience with color. I colored my hair once while I was relaxed and another time during my second year of wearing my hair natural. I wasn’t a stranger to the process and I already knew how the maintenance was going to be. Even though I absolutely love my color, I realized my hair was extremely dry this time around. My curls were not popping and my twists out were not lasting at all. I had to re-twist my hair almost every night just for my hair to look decent…and I still didn’t like it! I was even considering coloring my hair dark brown just so I didn’t have to deal with it. But I decided to protective style for a couple of weeks and try to find some styling products that work and tweak things in my regimen. I’m glad that I stuck with it. My curls are finally responding the way they used to and I love my color even more than what I did before.
Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast meals! You can make it many different ways without being bored with it. Oatmeal keeps you full for a long period of time and it is also budget friendly. Since we are in the summer months, I have been loving this fruity oatmeal that I have been making recently. I purchased Trader Joe’s Instant Mango Oatmeal (I think it’s a seasonal item) and I have been enjoying every bite with the toppings that I have. The oatmeal alone includes whole grain oats, flax, mango, chia, quinoa, and amaranth. The recipe is super easy and fast, you’ll definitely have time to make it in the morning. Interested?
Photo by Brooke Glenn
I would like to thank you in advance to visiting my space. Your time is greatly appreciated. This blog has definitely been long overdue and I have been waiting to share my feelings and experiences with you.
So you’re probably wondering, why did I chose to create a blog? During the fall of 2012, I started my senior year of college. I majored in Mass Communication and I had to complete a few writing courses for general requirements. Usually, college students dislike taking general requirement classes but I actually loved my writing classes. I have been wearing my hair in its natural state for a little over a year at this time and I enjoyed going to curly events. At that moment, I knew I had to blog about something I am passionate about. Health and beauty have been long time interests of mine.