All Will Be Well

Traveling can be a bit lonely for many various reasons.

Recently, I had the opportunity to cross paths with a rad gal whom has heaps of commonalities with me. It was almost as if our paths were suppose to cross because how like-minded we are. It filled me with peace knowing I wasn’t the only one who thought the way I did. *belly laughing*

Allow me to introduce to you my newly founded gal pal, her name is Rylea.

Pronounced RI-LEY. 

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Her name already was awesome, so I had to be her friend. Anyway, This lady beams joy. She has that personality where it is so intoxicating you have to be her friend. In my case, when we met, we clicked instantaneously as if we have been mates our whole lives or even separated at birth. Who knows? It’s quite lovely meeting someone on the other side of the world who is very like-minded as you, it makes you think where have you been my whole life… why haven’t we met? Especially where she resides in the mountainous state of Montana, it’s only a few states north from where I reside. && not to mention her love for Patagonia is almost on the same level as me, if not higher. Now, that’s a first. 

Even though our time of meeting has been brief, Rylea has already inspired me in such a way I am very thankful we crossed paths in an absurd uncommon way. Her perspective on life makes me want to do life, daily. Ironic?  The other day, she spoke words that really impacted me heaps, it has basically become my daily mantra.

“Oh life changed on you, PLOT TWIST!” 

How optimistic is that? Just those simple two words, allowed my perspective on life to broaden that much more. Let me remind you, I’ve only known her for a couple of weeks, and she has already made such an impact. When it comes to having friends, Rylea has reminded me that a friend does not mean a long timeline of history together, it just simply means being authentic and enjoying each others presence at any time of day, hour and or minute. She also reminded me that despite traveling, a friend can come about, you just need to step out of your comfort zone to do so. Thank you for teaching me so much already. You are truly a friend that someone desires to have in their life. You uplift people in more ways than you probably know. *grabs a tissue*

So, to all my traveling gals, pals, gypsies and wanderers, you’re truly never alone. Find yourself a friend who will inspire, motivate, make you laugh, dances their booty off w/ you, and appreciates who you are with all the obnoixous singing and honesty that comes along. Or in other words, find yourself a Rylea and all will be well.

Here’s to a blossoming friendship sweet friend!

xx,

S

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Just Think About It

High end cars, money, naked girls, drunk guys, intentional  PDA post, the #goals photo…

My brain is about to hit the snooze button as I lie in bed. All comfy and cozy in my sheets, with the fan on to create a cooler environment. But wait! I need to scroll through Instagram… because it’s out of habitual habit. Catch my drift?

As I am scrolling through the popular page on Instagram, that’s all I see. High end cars while awkwardly sitting in the front seat looking “wealthy AF.. right? That’s how you use AF, or that’s why the kids are saying these days.

Any who… Stacks on stacks because it’s payday so of course you need to brag. Naked girls, well girls in bikinis that shouldn’t even pass as fabric, drunk guys on spring break making regretful decisions, straddling couple because it’s cute and they’re “in love” and oh yeah below in the comments everyone says #goals.

As Jesus says, for what our heart breaks over, His breaks more.

I look at these photos, these provocative, sexual, soft porn, selfish, me me me, boasting, shallow photos of what people live and become so jealous for, my heart breaks! In other words, #goals.

IT IS SO SHALLOW.

I am serious when I say it. My heart breaks so much for this world. For where we are at, emotionally, spiturually and mentally. We have become such shallow, selfish humans and it completely and utterly breaks me.

This life is hell on earth for some and I couldn’t agree more. We rely so much on how many likes we get on a photo, I know you’ve heard this before but it’s true!! We rely so much on how to get the perfect angle, light, whatever it is. IT’S SHALLOW. We need to create this “look at me” lifestyle and it’s so sad. It’s sad that this is what majority of us worry about on a day to day basis. When there are actual life threatening issues going on in this world. And by world, I mean outside of the United States.

We have it SO well, almost too well because each day I bet some of us take it totally for granted, since it’s almost as if we deserve it because we live in such a country of high accessibility and opporunity.

Personally, it’s hard to do life sometimes because of the people I run into, see across at the coffee shop or just overhear while taking my daily walks. It just blows my mind of the problems that people worry over. I am not saying your problems are less than, at all. I am just simply saying, instead of sweating the materialistic stuff that will only benefit you and you only, may sweat over the massive stuff that can effect, your future, and your children’s future, yah? The time is now to figure out how the future will end up and I cannot imagine how much more selfish someone can get and how much more powerful the internet will be.

Stop getting angry at the government or the president for how shitty the world is… we the people of this country have free will. We have choices and if it’s going to be selfish from here on out, then… we are done for. However, if we decide to sweat over something that can effect your tomorrow, maybe some hearts will start to change and materialistic things will just become things. Maybe then, they will not have such a massive control on our daily lives anymore.

Get over the comparison game. Does that help you in any way? Does that benefit you in any way?

I am going to guess no and no.

SO WHY KEEP IT UP? Because that’s what the world says to do. Obsess over celebrities that are JUST LIKE US, they just so happen to have access to show off their talent in more ways than others. Or how about going crazy over what life that person has and how yours sucks. You have a roof? You have a food? You have clothes? You have clean water for showering and doing the dishes? You are living like a king or queen my friend!

I can imagine just a wee bit of what could happen if we put all the energy that we do through obsessing over social media and having the best of whatever or getting famous, into something that truly matters.

Politics, helping the hungry, going overseas and helping at orphanges or people you may know that are the less fortunate. How about including that person who is always left out or even putting down that phone and actually conversing with that person whom you asked to hang out with. Allowing common sense to become common sense, again. Just think where our world would be? I am not saying world peace but I am saying we could be more on the positive scale rather than the negative, envious, selfish, entitiled scale.

Just think about it.

 

I Challenge You!

The past couple of weeks have been very repetitive. Not a whole lot of “excitement”, per say has been happening but as it is said, life is what you make it. I have a challenge for myself and for you. I am going to change this repetitive routine and add some spice in between. See what I did! Helping people makes me feel good or just doing a random act of kindness makes my day that much better. I know I can’t be the only one with that effect so here’s my challenge for you this upcoming BRAND NEW week:

Do 3-5 random acts of kindness this week. With the new week approaching you have 7 days or 168 hours to conquer this challenge. At the end of the week, I will follow-up with you all and let you know what I did, vice versa.

Ex:

  • For all my coffee lovers pay for the coffee of whomever is behind you.
  • Pay for someone’s gas and or groceries
  • Help the momma’s in need with putting their groceries the car or dad if he’s being the mom for the day.
  • Offer to help if someone seems lost or just needs help.
  • Spark up a convo if you see someone sitting alone.
  • Send someone flowers or write a letter to a friend.
  • Leave a note in a book at the library of something that would be beautiful and meaningful for anyone.
  • Stop holding back and give that compliment to that girl or guy. It’s just a compliment not a lifetime commitment, but you never know, sparks may fly.
  • Ladies, compliment that girl on her adorable outfit, it is truly appreciated and she won’t forget it!
  • Fellas there’s nothing wrong with showing your bromance, if you like his watch or shoes, say it!

These are just a few examples I have come up with however, I am sure there are many more, Cannot wait to hear back from you all (:

As I said before: when you’re done with your random acts comment on this blog and or post on my blogs Facebook page and let me know what you did, I would really love to know!

FB link:

Facebook.com/fashionistaSJG

xoxo,

BCD

Here’s to conquering challenges.

Does Love really?

G’day from down under,

Where the place you’d think the weather would be really warm but in actuality it’s quite cold, bit unfortunate I might say. Since it is window frost degree outside, the intelligent activity to be consuming my time with is the obvious, being a bookworm. I’d like to share with you a new book my lovely mum sent to me… only because I asked her, thanks mum! Its called Loves Does by the one and only, Bob Goff.  

When I first saw the title of this book, Loves Does, I thought it was strictly about love and really was not appealed to it. Another love book was the last thing I wanted but hearing so many good reviews on it, I caved.

Do not judge a book by its cover is completely and utterly true. Love Does is one of the best reads I have read yet; I hardly can put it down ya’ll. I have felt so many emotions, literally; laughing out loud, tears coming out of my eyes and all the above. I am not even half way done, so I can’t imagine how I will be reacting later on. Bob Goff provides the perfect balance of humor and seriousness, relatable situations even though some adventures seems un-relatable and of course greatly appreacited advice. One repetitive thing that I noticed and continue to notice, he always relates every situation he talks about to Jesus and His character. I love that. I used to think that when others always related God to their situations, it was another way of adding some extra sugar to sound good. However, the more and more my walk grows with the Lord and the more I want to invite Him in my everyday life, I notice I too, start to have Godly relations. Who would’ve thunk?

When I first started reading this book, a lot of events that happened to Bob I really thought they were 100% false. Honestly, some of them sounded so made up because it seemed like something out of a movie and his spontaneous behavior was off the walls. Well when you have God as your maker, the impossible can happen and it’s better than a movie script. Bob Goff needs to be added to the definition of spontaneous. It makes you want to get up and go to Uganda or anywhere in the world for that matter, or perhaps sail the ocean blue, I just need to get a little plastic sextant from a marine store first.

I could have easily finished this book in 1 sitting but since it is so incredible, it’s one of those reads that you need to only read a few chapters at a time, put it down to soak up what you just read, so that way you’ll really understand what Bob is trying to imply, which I have a hunch… Loves Does?

To be continued…

xoxo,

BCD