love, my work

heartbreak á la baby girl

I’d write you a 4 Page Letter, but I know you wouldn’t read it.

You’re At Your Best when no ones around, why keep us a secret?

Constantly fight, then Rock the Boat, I really can’t take this Back and Forth.

I’m giving you a 1 in a Million love, and you still just want 2 have fun.

 

-S.G.

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slow stroll to your dreams.

“Follow your dreams!”

I’d like to argue the above quote is one of the most common expressions shared in life. And pretty damn good advice!

Because what is life without experiencing love, joy, and success? An empty vast of time in which we just await death. Unfulfilling and lonely.

Okay so, follow your dreams. But how?

That’s the thing, there is no one way. And that’s a frustrating fact for many that need help getting started on the journey. But it’s also a beautiful thing if you really think about it.

Because not all dreams are alike. So it would make sense, for example,that someone who  desires to own a gelato shop and an aspiring fashion designer would have different steps to take to making their dream come true.

But what is true in all cases of those trying to make their dreams reality is that YOU HAVE TO DO THE WORK. It’s really not enough to just talk about it. May seem pretty common sense, I know, but you’d be surprised how hard it is for those that are:

  • crippled with doubt
  • afraid of failure
  • afraid of success
  • unmotivated/lazy
  • mentally unstable
  • lacking resources

You get the point. So it takes them a little longer to get to working on their goals. I imagine that there will come a day for them where they get too restless and fed up of not living the life they wish to live. Or, even better, they get the right inspiration/epiphany/ realization at the right time that sets them in motion.

And it’s okay to be experiencing all those things listed above, but you have to find a way through it. Because nothing will come to fruition without actual effort.

Remember, it’s not a race. It sure feels like it sometimes. Some are born running to the finish line, and others choose to take the scenic route. Just get there.

 

-Stephii

 

 

 

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end the cycle of hate.

 

Hate, violence, shootings, tragedy, shock, confusion, sadness, pain, anger, out pouring of condolences and prayers, REPEAT.

No reprieve in sight. Because there will always be sick and twisted people who enjoy the chaos.

To those I say this: Should the ugliness and hate grow ever so large within that you feel the need to kill, seek help immediately.

And should you refuse to rid yourself of that hideous desire to kill, take only yourself.

Don’t involve anyone else, because YOU are what’s wrong with the world. Not us.

 

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Breaking My New Year’s Resolutions Already?!

Every year millions of people make resolutions for the new year per tradition. Self-help books and magazines fly off the shelves. Gyms undoubtedly see an increase in memberships. The weight loss industry makes millions as people try to shed the extra holiday pounds yet again. Everyone is ultimately trying to become a better person, whether physically, mentally, spiritually, and/or financially.

The new year brings upon a feeling of a new start, a clean slate if you will.

I am one of the millions of people who made New Year’s resolutions. It’s only been a few weeks into the new year, and I realize I haven’t quite mastered the art of sticking to my new years resolutions already.   😦 I feel guilty but I also am happy I am aware that I could be doing better. After all, the first step is admitting you have a problem.

Not to worry, I have about 48-49 more weeks of 2016 to continue working on these resolutions. Improving your self is a process, and not meant to happen overnight.

Check out my video below on the resolutions I’ve already messed up on / haven’t started yet.

I would love to hear from you. Share your thoughts below!

xo -Stephanie

 

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what i would tell my younger self

Hello all!

Today is considered #ThrowbackThursday in the social media world and I was just reflecting on the past & which photo I could upload for the hashtag. Of course thinking of the past brings all the good and bad memories. But instead of spiraling into a sad mood when thinking of bad/painful memories (which is so easy for me to do) I thought of what I would tell myself if I could speak to the Stephanie in the past.

So here it goes:

1.) You can and WILL get through this. Is it super hard right now? Yes. Will it last forever? No…nothing ever does.

2.) That whole timeline of your life, you know…the one where you have mapped out all the milestones you would like to achieve and at what age…? Yeah, so just go ahead and throw that shit out. Or at least understand that everything doesn’t happen when you want. There will come obstacles, delays, curve balls—in short, life can get messy. Try to stay in the present and just recalculate whenever your life is getting off course, sort of like GPS.

Of course when life doesn’t go the way we planned it can get frustrating but look, life is not a race, even though….

3.) Time moves at super sonic rates the older you get. It will seem like everytime you blink it’s Christmas or your birthday– again, all there to remind you of how fast you’re aging. It’s disturbing. But maybe motivating to go out there and really live your life! Cuz time is flying by, with or without you.

So there are just a few life tips I would give myself if I could somehow go back in time and pass them to myself.

Even knowing these tidbits now, I still have to remind myself every now and then. Because I am human and I can get irrational and such.

Now, this can’t help my past self (because somehow time machines do not exist yet)  but maybe anyone reading this can benefit from it. 🙂

xoxo

StephiiG

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LOVE WINS

Today is a day that will go down in U.S. history. Today love won! The Supreme Court banned all 50 states from making same-sex marriage illegal. Now, no matter who you love, you are able to profess your love and tie the knot ANYWHERE in the country! This is a major progressive step. I am so happy that this has finally happened.

Although the one I love is the opposite sex, this still brings me joy. People should be able to love who they want, no matter the sex.

Yay America! You got something right for a change.

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EVOLVE

It’s easy to become the type of person you don’t want to become. With lack of inner motivation or any inspiration in sight, I have easily become an empty version of myself.
Sure, I can use the excuse of how life gets so hectic. Easy to get sucked into the boring routines of it. It’s all true,  but still.
I look in the mirror and can’t even recognize myself. All the resolutions I set in place just a mere few months ago now a distant memory. GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF!
Don’t panic. Because every day when the sun rises it is a new day, new page, new song, new beginning, etc…take whichever analogy you like. But I know as long as my heart is beating that I have the gift of life.

That means there is still time on my side.
So as I look into this mirror and see a few things that I can work to adjust-mind, body, spirit- I quickly set aside my guilt and remind myself to get back to work.
As long as I am alive, it’s never too late.

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