Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 goals, dreams and resolutions.

Hello everyone and happy wednesday.

I wanted to do more of a personal post today, since this is the last day of 2014 I wanted to jot down a few of my goals that I would like to implement in 2015 and what better way to hold myself to them than to share them with all of you!

So let's jump right in.

My first goal for 2015 is to focus on my schoolwork.

Not that I didn't do okay this semester but I really want to do stellar in the spring. I really want to learn in my classes and not just memorize the information for the test which sadly was my strategy this past fall.

Also, I've been in a relationship since 2011 and he recently transferred to a school in northern California so I have to admit that a large chunk of my time was spent planning visits and holidays. While I don't regret that time and actually find it necessary to maintain a healthy long distance relationship, I'm finding that I can ease up a little.

It take two to tango right?

My next two goals are really intertwined with each other: eat healthy and exercise more.

This is for a few reasons.

Obviously I do want to be healthy but honestly my biggest motivator is that I want my bikini body so that I can get my belly button re-pierced. Call me superficial but I just want this post to be as honest as possible.

Also I have been watching Casey Ho (blogilates) on youtube and it has done wonders for my motivation. Also her website is so helpful because it has meal plans and workout calendars and workout videos so it makes things a lot easier.

For anyone who is trying to implement a workout plan I strongly suggest looking her up.

Improving on my blog is a huge goal for me in 2015.

Not that I don't love my blog how it is I do but since I'll be having so many goals I really want to start  doing more lifestyle posts and making my blog a little more personable.

Also I want to improve on the quality of my pictures. Better lighting, better background, things like that.

Also I want to create a plan for my blog and really stick to it so I don't have anymore month long hiatus'. I really want to be more consistent.

My last goal is to be more social, particularly in school.

I want to start making more friends in my classes and I'm hoping that way I'll be able to focus a little more.

I'm really going to try to open myself up a little more because that's what college is all about!

Well guys that is it!

What are your goals for 2015? Let me know in the comments!

Be safe and I'll see you in my next post!


Monday, December 29, 2014

Hiatus, No heat challenge and new things!

Hello everyone!

I know that I have been gone for a few months and that is because I have poor planning and time management skills (something that I am not particularly proud of).

I started college (university college not community college college) and I got a bit over my head with everything that I was attempting to do so my blog had to take the back burner for a bit.

Now that I'm on winter break I have time to restart my focus on my blog and my schoolwork.

On to my no heat challenge!

As you all know I am a natural hair advocate and I have decided to take a huge leap into the world of natural hair. I will be attempting to go a whole year without using any kind of heat on my hair, starting January 1st 2015. No flat iron, no hooded dryer, no blow dryer, nothing.

I will be using my blog to document the entire process.

In addition to no heat I will also be:

  • Drinking 2L to 3L of water a day.
  • Working out for at least an hour.
  • Trying new kinds of heatless styles (twist outs, bantu knots, etc) at least one a week.
  • Wearing my hair in a protective for at least one day out of the week (I'm going to shot for three though).
  • No fast food (healthy body = healthy hair)
I'm really hoping to not only improve the health of my hair from this challenge but also, hopefully, retain some length!

And now on to my "new things"!

I am very excited to be sharing that I will be starting my own Natural Hair Care line!

Lately I have being making the products that I use on my hair for two reasons:
  • That way I know there's no harmful substances in my products
  • It's less expensive
I'm going to be starting small, selling to to friends and family members but I am going to be opening up an Etsy store for anyone who would be interested in trying what I cook up for my hair. All the ingredients are natural and will be on the packaging and I am hoping to make it as cost effective as possible.

So more news on that to come!

And lastly, thank you all for reading to the end of this post. I really appreciate you guys for supporting me especially through the meltdown that my brain was going through these past few months.

Be safe and I will see you in my next post!