If you’re reading this… Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is. ― Chad Sugg
While some of us are stressing about our jobs, the bills we need to pay, choosing the right life partner or something equally negligible, others are fighting simply to stay alive. Cancer. The word itself makes me wince. I can’t even begin to imagine what people go through trying to beat the damn thing. But here’s something you probably didn’t know. Statistics show that Breast Cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, is actually 30% preventable, 30% curable and 40% treatable when detected early. Those are some pretty big numbers, right? So why ignore the symptoms? Not only this month, but throughout our lives, I urge each and every one of you to get your pink on and join me in the fight to look out for ourselves and women everywhere.
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius
When I write, I always add some emotion or feeling to it. Because I’d like to believe my writing makes a difference to my readers. I choose strong emotions and feelings, and this time is no exception. How many of you have a dream, a goal, an ambition? One that keeps you up in the middle of the night. Has you daydreaming while you’re at your full-time “job”. Wishing with all your might that you were doing that one thing instead. Ask yourself, why aren’t you doing it right now? What’s stopping you? One thing I can tell you for sure, that excuse you have is the only thing standing in the way of you and your dreams. It might not be easy, but it is possible. And if you really think about it, the world would be a much happier place if we are all doing things we love, right?
Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it. – Vincent Van Gogh
Most people know this about me. I’m not like others. I pride myself in standing out from the crowd. And if you know me well enough, you’d know why I’m saying that. Now, there are those odd moments when I question how good or bad this is for me. After all, most people spend their entire lives trying to fit in. That’s what I would call normal. It’s easier to fit in and do what everyone else is doing. But it’s never sat well with me. I prefer my abnormality. It’s where I’ve found myself. Found out who I really am and what I stand for. It’s helped me to dwell into the depths of my soul and reveal my identity to myself. This soulful journey, it’s safe to say, has brought me a sense of joy that words cannot possibly describe. If I have to relate this feeling to something, I can only think to tell you what flowers mean to me. In short, it’s the blossoming of a soul.
If you’re like me, chances are you’re always wondering what’s new. New Look’s Spring Summer 2014 Collection has an answer for us both. And I’ve decided to let the pictures do the talking in this post.
Grace in women has more effect than beauty. – William Hazlitt
There’s something about a midi skirt that exudes elegance and grace. Making a comeback from the 1940s, this midi skirt perfectly compliments the chill in the air. Known for its ladylike attributes and flexible wearability, it’s my secret weapon when it comes to effortless style. Sure we’ve all tried the mini, but the midi – now that’s something worth investing in! After all, a graceful woman is never really forgotten, is she?