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Happy Friday everyone!

Oh how I’ve been waiting for this long weekend to…catch up on grading! 😛 The life of a teacher right? I hope you all have some fun plans in store for Memorial weekend.

Some good news today! My “TOTD: Fashion Blogger Problems” blog post was chosen to be featured on IFB along with a few other awesome bloggers. I’m so excited to be chosen! Do check the other posts out as well!

Now just a couple more hours till you can kick your feet up and enjoy 72 hours of bliss. Hang in there folks! 🙂

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Fashion Reality

This week, it took me a long, long time to curate the links, not because of lack of quality, but because there were so many interesting topics to explore. Look Sharp Sconnie, let her facial hair grow to make a point about femininity and documented it beautifully. Vic Styles pondered if you wear the same clothes, can you be stylish? My Fashion S/ash Life found some remarkably stylish gents. And Pupuren discussed the phenomenon of photographing oneself, how one’s face changes. (I know this from experience). We may put a face on for the digital world, but there are always a few brave enough to take off the mask.

Links à la Mode: May 22

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TOTD: Fashion Blogger Problems

Okay, so I’ve been trying to make an effort to post on Mondays and Thursdays but as you noticed, I missed yesterday’s deadline due to an unsalvageable miscommunication with my computer. Oh the joys of having a hobby that solely relies on the cooperation of a metallic piece of hardware that practically speaks another language. Instead of saying “Save” in computer-nese, I guess I pronounced “Delete” instead. I think my accent was off.

Anyways, this prompted me to write a post about problems that a fashion blogger faces. Granted, I’m still kind of new in the blogging world, and haven’t experienced all the twists and turns yet, but here are some thoughts.

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1. “My pictures are deleted?! How on earth will my readers live a day without inspiration?!!”

2. “It’s been a whole ten minutes since my IG post and only 30 people have liked my picture?!!”

3. “Wait up! Sorry, I needed to stop and take a picture of my arm candy.”

4. “Shoot. I missed the prime posting time.”

5. “My photographer (a.k.a an unpaid family member) is sick? Eh, I’ll just give her a sweater and she’ll be fine. For the sake of the blog!”

6. “Um, excuse me pedestrian/car/dog/biker. You’re in the shot.”

7. “Oh no! I forgot to share my new blog post via [insert your choice of social media]”

8. “My ring was crooked. We need to take new pictures.”

9. “I’m sorry, did you say something? I was too busy planning out my blog schedule.”

10. “Have…to…fight…the…pain. Can’t…sleep…now. Gotta…have..a…new…post…”

Hope you had a good laugh. And hopefully over the weekend, my computer and I can work on our communication skills in time for Monday’s post.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed weekend!

Oh, and if you have anything to add to the list, I would love to hear it! 🙂

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24 candles

Another year has come and gone, which of course means that I am one year older.  I’ve lived 24 years thus far full of fond memories, heartaches, laughs, struggles, and growth (basically a life just like everyone else in this world but I felt like attempting to write eloquently :P)

Before I blow out my twenty-four candles, I want to take the time to reflect on the blessings of this past year, the growth that has happened, and the excitement to come.

3 categories x 8 ideas = 24 reflections

Loves I’ve Lived
1. Saw FUN in concert.
2. Tried surfing and snorkeling for the first time.
3. Designed invitations for 2 weddings
4. Experienced Friendsgiving in Washington, D.C with the best of friends and witnessed an engagement. 🙂
5. Was front row of a Backstreet Boys concert and was able to hold all their hands while being serenaded. 😉
6. Went to a Sharks game and sat in the Penthouse Suite c/o a friend working at a big company – (The corporate world has it made! :P)
7. Went strawberry picking for the first time.
8. Started this blog. 🙂

Lessons I’ve Learned
1. With our Lord Jesus Christ, all things are possible, including getting through my first year of teaching.
2. There should always be time to foster relationships, friendships, and community no matter how busy life gets.
3. ALWAYS bring a flashlight with you when you go hiking just to be safe.
4. Sometimes you just have to sleep (I know this, but this next year I’m going to practice it. 🙂 )
5. Smiling is the best medicine.
6. Prom-posal – the act of asking someone to prom.
7. Be confident with the person that God made you to be.
8. Don’t base your happiness on something you can lose. C.S. Lewis

Longings to Look forward to
1. Exploring the Bay Area — It’s been my home for 19 years of my life, yet I have not seen, done, or tasted even half of the things the Bay has to offer.
2. Improving my teaching practice.
3. Seeing where the Lord takes me and being able to say “OH, so that’s Your plan. So much better than mine.”
4. My future trip to New Zealand next summer (okay, technically I will be 25 by then but still 🙂 )
5. Designing more stationary.
6. Seeing how my blog progresses.
7. Trying new things.
8. Forming and investing in new friendships.

Thank you for joining me today on my birthday! ❤

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