✨YOU ARE MEANT TO THRIVE, NOT JUST SURVIVE ✨
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Man, ya’ll have no idea how long it took me to shake myself out of ‘survival’ mode.
Wake up, drive to work, stare at a computer screen for hours straight, go home, order take out, answer more emails, maybe squeeze in time for the gym, sleep then repeat. 🙄
That was my routine for a while and although I’m grateful that I made a living learning and doing what I love but I did it in a way that made me absolutely hate it...and I needed the paycheck to SURVIVE. ☠️
I took a leap of faith... mustered up courage to network and managed to nab Digital Marketing clients on my own and on my own terms, signed up for classes to further my knowledge, quit my job and moved back into my grandma’s house. 👵🏼🏠
I managed to maintain my income (some months even exceeded) while working less and generating massive results for my clients who’s company I genuinely enjoy!👩🏻💻🤩💸
And yeah...I’m not where I want to be but I have all the faith in the world that I will get there soon. I’m really taking the time to fully enjoy my journey and all of the awesome people and places I get to experience in the process 💙🌍.
It’s been 4 months since and although you see me here in my coworking space, plugging away on client work, I’m at my happiest - I have the freedom to finally chose WHERE I work, WHEN I work and WHO I work with. I am THRIVING.💥
I really wanted to share my story to let you know that you are absolutely capable of anything you set your mind to. Whether that’s doubling your incomes, becoming location independent, losing 20 pounds, changing careers... ANY. FRICKEN. THING. Anything! 🙌🏼
You’re the captain of your own ship. 🚢 👊🏼
And don’t just survive...#THRIVE
📸Photo cred, my amazing @andyramirez1024
Happy birthday to my monkey butt brother, Junior ❤️ From the minute you came home from the hospital, I wanted you returned, lol. But you grew on me and yes...I tormented you a bit 😝 tried to steal your birthday cake 😂 but I always protected you.
I always watched over you - always making sure you were okay was a constant thought in the back of my head. It still is.
Our world crumbled, feelings of abandonment loomed but we always had each other. And that will never change.
Over the past 24 years, I’ve witnessed my baby brother grow into a kind, loving and INSANELY intelligent young man despite our crazy upbringing and his inner demons ...and I’m just overwhelmed with pride.
Junior is apart of my why, and everything I do is to pave a way for him to be better. I’ll always be your light, your teacher, your friend and big sister.👩👦Love you, kiddo ❤️❤️❤️
Had the pleasure of capturing one of the sweetest love stories I’ve ever encountered this past weekend 📸
Jenny and Daniel grew up together in the same town in Colombia🇨🇴and were childhood friends...Daniel had always had a school boy crush on Jenny but she left with her family to the states and they just lost touch. They moved on with their lives but years later found each other again by chance and at the perfect time✨💍 Talk about timing! Jenny and Daniel glow together in a room...their story is a beautiful concoction of destiny, faith and perseverance. To be able to memorialize their story was an absolute honor!❤️ 🎉🎉🎉 Congrats Jenny and Daniel! God Bless you both and may your story continue to fill hearts with cheer and warmth as it has mine 💕 #weddingmemories #colombianweddingsarethebest
“If you are unsure of a course of action, do not attempt it. Your doubts and hesitations will infect your execution. Timidity is dangerous: Better to enter with boldness. Any mistakes you commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity. Everyone admires the bold; no one honors the timid.”
I have soo many things to look forward to but everyday is a challenge to keep that fire alive 🔥... Not enough people talk how hard the grind can be, how lonely, how ugly. It's not cute, it's not fun and it's not something exactly 'IG post worthy'. The constant pep talks in the mirror, the effort in constantly filtering out insecure thoughts, learning to be patient, the hours and hours of work done behind closed doors that isn't acknowledged... Everyday is an active effort to step out of the battle field inside my head and take action. "You can want success all you want, but to get it, you can’t falter. You can’t slip, you can’t sleep. One eye open, for real, and forever.” #anotherJayZquote #butimnotpregnantTho #onthecomeup #clothtalk
It's day 8 for me on the #whole30
and the sugar cravings are real...so I got creative and whipped up some chia seed pudding. I added puréed bananas, raspberries, strawberries and black berries and it was delicious. Highly recommend this fast, wholesome and sweet recipe!
Did anyone else have a favorite go to snack (I know snacks aren't recommended but girLL I gotta eat) during their #whole30program
Back to my photography roots - between digital marketing and meal prepping, I take pictures 😉Thank you guys for allowing me to photograph your love story❣️#theirlooksaysitall
Happy Monday, Everyone! 😋
I'm not one to be super motivational or sappy but a year ago today, I dreaded Mondays...I decided to make a big change and quit my job. I took a leap of faith and it was tough...needless to say, I've never been happier with the direction of my life and career. We always have rough patches in life - don't be afraid to fail. Fail fast, fail harder. Success is built on a series of mistakes.
With all that being said, I'm embarking on a new food related journey...I love a new challenge! And I hear the results, not just physical, were great. Has anyone tried the #Whole30
program? What were your results/thoughts? #fitfam #wholefoods #eatpretty #eattherainbow #spreadthelove
I falafel in love - hah get it? 🥙 Lol, enjoying the heat and bad puns with a tabbouleh salad with falafel from @bareburger
You can't buy happiness but you can buy ice cream🍦Waited on line for this bad boy, the flavor is Black coconut ash 🖤🖤🖤 It was worth the wait! #happymonday
Brunch tings with my brunch baes 😋 I've been looking forward to brunch all week 😭
Sometimes I crave real food and don't wanna spend a ton of money... so I went on a little @traderjoes
excursion and made a delicious acai bowl with mashed cauliflower 😋 Gotta make room for pizza on the weekends, amiriiiite 🤷🏻♀️