I can’t believe that June is here. June is a very special month for me because it’s my birthday month. A lot of people look at getting older as a bad thing but I don’t at all. I have accomplished a lot of great things in my life and there is so much more to do, so it’s exciting to see what doors God will open.
Every summer since I was little there was a celebration. My brothers birthday is in June too, and many times we have celebrated our birthdays together. This year he got an internship with a great company and we won’t be together but I am so happy for him and proud that he is chasing his dreams as well.
June brings summer and it brings change. It ‘s a new month to set goals, and to enjoy life as well. I am learning to do that more because I get on this mindset of work work work like Rihanna would say and I don’t take the time to enjoy life like I should.
So I created this mood board for this month. I was so inspired by the colors, items, and textures. So dreamy!
So what’s in for June?
I am creating a new website for my blog. Time to invest a little more and make it more professional so stay tune.!
For the first time attending BLOGHER 2017! it’s a huge conference and I am attending as a blogger/influencer VIP thanks to my blogging mentor Laila. (check out her awesome blog too)
Creating and creating more helpful content for you my friends.
Personal: I want to get closer to God so I will try my best to read my bible more and brake down scriptures for better understanding.
Eating healthy & working out more.
Celebrating life with my family & close friends.
So what are your plans or things you are looking forward on this month?
I hope you guys enjoy this post. Go out there and gather inspiration, create a mood board, set your goals and continue to go after your dreams. Best wishes for the rest of this June.
P.S: Photos found on Pinterest. I don’t own any rights to any of them.
So excited to share with you guys my latest adventure. I have mentioned before this season has been rough for me, and it’s good to get away. It’s very refreshing to be in another place surrounded by different things.
Over the weekend I was able to finally visit The Miami Design District in Miami, FL. I was in Miami for an event which I will share in part II of this series.
Miami has been known for great beaches, nightlife, food and other great places. But it has gotten more popular due to to this new edition. It’s located in South of Lemon, (little Haiti) which were a bunch of old houses that now have been now converted into very luxurious retail stores, art galleries, restaurants and cafes.
Whenever you can, take a trip to the beautiful Miami and check it out! here are some photos of the stores, details and art I found.
Details on the walls are crafted in such a unique way!
Jungle By 2X4
I also have a YouTube Vlog on my channel so you can check it out! ❤
Jumper dress: Urban Outfitters
White Plain top: Urban Outfitters
Kicks: Adidas Gazelles
It was a little preview but there is so much out there to see, I can’t wait to go back. Hope you guys enjoyed this post and stay tune for part II of my Miami adventures.
Mine has been a bit hectic and I have learned many lessons in the past two days. WOAH!
It’s been way too much, but on a good note I have been able to have some fun lately. Last night I attended a private event that I was invited to at Earls Kitchen + Bar .
It was so cool, lots of great food , drinks and I got to meet fellow bloggers and influencers. The event was a spring party featuring the latest fashion and fast cars. They also had a silent auction supporting kids beat cancer. If you are ever in Orlando, FL you must check it out, it’s a great place.
Besides all the eventful things that have happen this week, today Thursday I woke up thinking about dance. I noticed I haven’t really spoke much of it and it’s a huge part of my life.
So here it goes…..
I started dancing since I was 3 yrs. old in Colombia. My first performance was a salsa piece with a little boy named Jorge and according to my mother that’s when my parents knew that I was going to be a dancer.
Growing up I was always choreographing pieces for family gatherings, school performances and even when I moved from Colombia to the U.S my passion never changed.
In high school I joined the drama club, chorus, the hispanic club and the International festival which showcased dancers from all over the world. I was that girl in high school know as the “Star in the making” because I was so involved in every performance at school.
In my senior year not knowing where I was going to go to college or do with my life. I joined a local dance crew in my hometown in Orlando. It was a very well known crew, and the moment I saw them perform it became my goal to be part of it.
While I waited to be part of this crew, I continued taking dance classes and training with different dancers, I did a couple of shows and auditioned for many artist. I started working at Disney dancing with Mickey and friends for all the parades which was a goal since I was little and it happened.
I became part of SolosCrew & grew so much as a dancer and as an individual . The leader of this crew Carrie which is a closer friend of mine until this day, met me when I was 17. She mentored me and lead me to continue to follow God’s heart.
With SolosCrew I learned about ministry, about God’s love and his people. It was a ministry before a dance crew and it served the community. We did many great events and music videos with various artist. Even though we have all grown, and moved on I will forever be grateful for the great times. These women will continue to have a special place in my heart.
I grew up in the Florida dance scene. I attended many dance events. Trained and competed with many talented dancers, and traveled to places I would have never imagined. You will be surprised that many of the best dancers have come out of FL.
The Dance scene is FL has a very special place in my heart.
I have been able to be part of one of the best Entertainment crews in the NBA. BlueCrew, a crew full of entertainers of many forms. We have been able to travel to Brazil, London and do a couple of performances during the games. Another great family that dance connected me to.
My skill grew so much in FL, but I wanted to grow more and take my career to the next level. So a great door opened in Los Angeles, CA the famous LA LA LAND and I moved leaving everything I knew.
The LA dance scene was very different. Very exciting, I met another level of dance. I am not gonna lie it was hard because the industry is very harsh, and requires so much but I wanted to be the best so I took on the challenges & struggles that came with it which made me stronger and better at my craft.
I used to watch America’s Best Dance Crew. I loved the Beat Freaks because they were so talented and did not compromise their style at all. I was able to take their first ever class at ML Studio in North Hollywood. We even had a freestyle session with some of the best dancers in Hollywood.
LA has help me grow so much as an artist. New to the scene there wasn’t a day where I wasn’t training, auditioning or attending dance events. I have been able to do different performances, and work with many talented artist because of it.
I have made so many great friends from many backgrounds, journeys dreams and passions. We all started as dancers and have evolved into entrepreneurs. Stepping out of my comfort zone has been the best decision I have ever made in my life. Some peeps in these photos are my best friends for life, they have a little piece of my heart with them.
So where am I with dance right now?
I know this blog has been mainly about fashion but dance introduced me to fashion. I discovered I was not only talented at dancing but at many other things. Even though a lot of people has questioned my journey, I was never created to be in just one box.
I love dance, I love the craft, the feeling that comes in my heart every time I hear a beat. My body can’t stop moving, I create moves that speak my feelings. It has been a journey a very hard journey where I have been rejected many many times. But great doors have been opened too and I can’t never take that for granted.
I STILL DANCE! not dancing for any major artists right now or touring. I still train and take classes when I can. As I have mentioned in past posts I have been dealing with some health issues which I’m still in the process of finding out and it has affected my body which makes it hard to dance. It sucks, I have cried, and have prayed to God but it’s just a season. and maybe this season is preparing me for another greater season that I need to be ready for.
I will dance until is my time to go. Even if is just dancing in my living room I will never let go of my gift. The gift that God gave me to inspire and bless others. The gift that was there for me when no one acknowledge me. The gift that helped me with my confidence and the one God used to transformed me into who I am now.
Thank you for letting me share my journey , I will keep you all updated with my dance life. No matter what let’s keep dancing through life, and never give up on a dream or any gift that you have.
March is here and I cannot believe it. It feels like it was just new years and everyone was getting ready for a new year. February was a blah month for me, I tried to create posts but I was very uninspired and unmotivated. I have been dealing with some health issues so that doesn’t help. But it’s a new month, and if you can relate that last month was kinda off blah, well we have a brand new month to make things happen and achieve some goals.
So keep your head up and don’t fret, you got this! I was a bit hesitant on what to share on this first post for the month, I don’t want my blog to be all about ME ME ME, products and stuff. I want to be real and create a place where everyone can relate and find some motivation.
Writing my goals make me happy. But I have to be honest and remember to write down goals that I can achieve, and make sure I’m not adding any extra work to my life. So if you wanna share your goals with me, or we have similar ones, let me know!
Health: We all get so caught up on the hustle and bustle of things that we forget about ourselves and I used to do that before I got sick, but not anymore. I want to get back into feeling healthy, so I am going to the doctor again to find out what’s going on. So please please make it a priority to go and get regular check ups, see the dentist and eye doctor if you wear glasses or even if you don’t, you never know.
Finances: I tried to save last month but it was so hard, I did get all my bills organized so that was a major accomplishment for February. I want to save at least 10% of every pay check so we shall see. Saving is so important and I didn’t really care so much about it until I really started adulting.
Blog: I truly enjoy blogging and it has helped me to stay creative in so many ways. I have received so many great compliments about my post, this month I want to create more blog posts, at least two per week. So if you have any ideas of what I should include in my post, let me know.
Read my Bible more: Not trying to imply my faith on anyone here, but if you do believe in Jesus then you know how we all struggle to spend more time with him. I believe God has so much grace and he gives us a new day everyday to have more faith in him, and love more. I know the season I am in is to learn how to be more patient and wait upon him, and reading my bible more will give me that fuel to keep on going.
Enjoy every moment: Sometimes I get to caught up on work, projects and life itself that I forget to enjoy certain moments. Yeah, as a Girlboss, I want to be successful and make it happen, but I don’t want to take anything for granted. So this month every event, dinner, birthday celebration, gathering with friends, outing or random adventures I will enjoy it like it is the last one.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, thank you for reading it. Stay motivated and encouraged to achieve your goals for this month!
I remember being 16 and planning my whole life, telling my cousin that I couldn’t wait until I was 18 to be an “adult” and be free. Well…nobody told me that honestly being an adult was going to be very interesting, not only you have freedom but you have major responsibilities. I am 28 yrs old and yeah I have been adulting for a while now, but every year adulting changes, and it becomes more and more challenging.
For my readers who are experiencing adulting or are going to adult, I want to share my tips and what has work for me. This year I started a full-time job, and I really like it. I have always had different jobs and gigs, never a full time job with benefits, as I get older my perspective on life has change a bit, I want some stability and my health has change. In order for me to achieve the goals that I have in mind, I have to modify and commit to certain things to get there, I hope you guys find this helpful and if you are adulting keep going, you will make it! if you are not adulting yet, take it slow, learn and get ready.
SLEEP : So when I was younger I didn’t care about sleeping, I was fine with 4 hours and I was able to work and do things fine, but once I started getting older my body started to change & I learned the importance of sleep. What has work for me is using my alarm bedtime option on my iPhone, you set up your bed time schedule and it would tell you how many hours and it reminds you at what time you should go to bed. Everyone’s sleeping schedule is different but according to doctors and experts you should get in between 7-8 hours.
2. PREP THE NIGHT BEFORE: This is key so you can enjoy a little extra of sleep or not having to stress in the morning in case you wake up late. Lately what has helped me a lot is prepping my outfit, knowing what to wear helps me not to stress and change 20x before leaving the house. Meal prep is very helpful as well, eating out it’s very expensive sometimes and unhealthy; trust me I love eating out, but every day is just too much. So prepping what you are going to eat and packing snacks is helpful throughout the day.
3. TO DO LIST & CALENDAR: Planning and prepping for the week is helpful, organization is key to succeed as an adult or just in life. Keeping a to do list of the priorities that have to be met, deadlines, meetings even days off is very important. I have a planner for the whole year, I like to write when bills are due, work schedule, events and I also have a calendar where I can keep track of those important tasks as well. Now a days there are so many apps where you can write a to do list or keep a calendar so there is no excuse of not knowing what’s going on, or missing important dates.
4. WORK OUT: I have to be honest after working all day it’s very hard to work out. Some people like to wake up early and get their work out-of-the-way, but if you are not a morning person like me…haha try to work out after work at least 3x a week and on the weekends. If you don’t enjoy the gym as much, go work out with a friend, run around your neighborhood, take a dance class or work out at home watching YouTube workout videos. It’s important to exercise, it would help you mentally, physically and healthy which is priority.
5. DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE: Not everything is paying bills, and work work work. You also gotta make time to do things that you love like traveling, drawing, watching your favorite show. Any kind of hobby that you enjoy don’t stop doing it, make time for it.
6. SAVE MONEY: I wish I would have listen to my mother, I never really learned about saving and I wish I would have save some money because it would have helped so much, but hey it’s never to late. If you are younger and you are starting your first job, get a savings account and star saving an amount from your paycheck, you will see how helpful it will be if you ever encounter financial hardships. Learn how to save for trips, anything that you want to get instead of getting a credit card and getting in debt.
7. MAKE TIME FOR YOUR LOVED ONES: I know life gets busy, but one thing we must not forget is about our love ones. Just a simple text or call to your family or friends, planning a night out or any activity where you can spend quality time with the people who you love. Don’t take anyone for granted and always find time for them.
Thank you for taking the time and reading this post, I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me, everything I have written I have done and has helped me to be a more responsible and mature adult. The first six images I found them on Pinterest, they really inspired me to put this blog post together and if you need more tips on how to adult better, you can find tons of info on Google, Pinterest and other blogs. Stay inspire, love more and create.!