Lots of ups and downs in life lately but I can't complain. I'm another year older and my head is a bit clearer now. See what I've been up to via my phone's camera roll below! *Discalimer: lots of picks at my desk job!
Organic protein shake via Svelte. Super delish!
Still making my green smoothies!! Kale + spinach + frozen banana/mango + peach
A view of California from the air (via my work supervisor)
And I don't even like Valentine's Day...
D E V O U R E D this Valentine Corn!!!
A sweet valentine card.
BEST Valentine's Day cookie assortment ever!!!
Puppy is getting so big!
Little bit of water and a whole lot of Jesus.
My last bowl of queso for 40 days + nights.
Hands down the sexiest pair of shoes I own. Ordered them from the Sherman Oaks store (ask for Cassidy!) because they were out of my size online!
Birthday watch + fresh mani!
Addicted to steamed veggies.
Turned 23 over the weekend!!
Continue to have an amazing week loves!!
Monday Musings are back!! I hope each and everyone of you are having a splendid day so far! Like always, I scour the internet (i.e., Pinerest) for things that draw my attention and share them with you all here.
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I didn't mean to stay away from the blog for so long. I've been lacking creativity lately and have had to deal with crazy emotions as of lately. Boooo. But yesterday, I had a really rough day. Well, at least what I thought was a rough day. My supervisor is out of the office for another week (she's super, super, super AWESOME), the weather has been gloomy and cold, constant attitudes from other people at work, and not to mention my insane sinus headache which has been going on for 20 hours now. On a scale of 1 to 10, yesterday was definitely a -2. Oh, and did I mention, I haven't heard from my man crush since 9 pm Sunday night? And don't forget me rationalizing my decision to quit work and open up my cupcake shop again!
Welp, you know what they say, "when it rains, it pours".
So, from my point of view, yesterday was pretty bad. But then, scrolling through Pinterest, I found the image above.
There are people who would love to have your bad days. (read that again a few times)
I had to read it over and over again until it stuck. There are seriously people out there who wouldn't mind having a sinus headache or not having to work under their immediate supervisor for a week. There are people out there who would much rather deal with the sharp tongues of others instead of sharp objects. And I'm sure there's a man or woman out there who would be content to not talking with their crush for a day or two. So yeah, there actually are people who would love to have my bad days.
Between laying motionless in the fetal position for 3 hours, only rotating to relieve pressure, and crying until I thought my head would explode, I realized there was something I could do about my so called "bad day". I could change it. Seriously. So after I had taken 1/2 caplet of Tylenol (I'm not good at swallowing large pills) I sat up in my bed and decided to turn my frown upside down. I told myself I will be the positive energy. I will be the light. I will be the one who constantly says "Please & Thank You". I will be the one who looks to make people's day better. Because when I give off positive energy, it flows into the atmosphere around me. It keeps spirits up. It keeps morale up. And it keeps me happy.
If I haven't learned anything else from working my current job, I have learned that I can and will work in a positive and exciting atmosphere no matter what. What I'm about to say may seem harsh, but I don't care. I deserve to work in a positive and fulfilling atmosphere! And no matter what it takes, I will do just that! Example: Today is Fat Tuesday, so I decided to give each of my coworker's Mardi Gras beads and horns. They actually got really excited about it too! And since I work in a high traffic area, I try to make sure I greet each and every person when they arrive and tell them to have a "good day" when they leave. If you really think about, it's the small things in life that really matter. Like the "have a good day"s, quick text messages asking how you're doing, and simple yet festive things like Mardi Gras beads.
So look at it this way, when you're day is going bad, stay a second to reevaluate. Put on your Mardi Gras beads or hand a few strands out to someone. It will brighten your day and theirs!
Keep doing the right thing. Even if things don't work out, at least you know you did what was right. You'll be rewarded for it eventually. ;)
Thank God it's Friday! The weekend is finally here loves, so get ready to have some fun. I'm taking a quick 72 hour trip to see a good friend of my in a few weeks, so I've put together a little post detailing some of the things I find purposeful when packing (depending where you're headed!)
battery pack phone charger // water bottle // pajama set // travel neck pillow // clear mascara // chapstick //
energizing eye patches // camera // sunnies // weekender bag // mini flat iron //
I don't travel much, but when I do, I'm normally only gone for 72 hours tops! Unfortunately, I pack like I'll be gone for a month. With my next trip, I'm only taking one bag (minus my purse). And since I'm only taking one bag, it's vital that I find a bag that's not too large but not too small. That's why it's crucial to find the perfect weekender bag!
But what exactly should you pack for a 72 hour trip?
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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