This morning I want to focus on something I would normally never suggest focusing on; insecurities, things that weigh you down and hold you back, and things that you are not proud of. Whether it be something having to due with your appearance [A birthmark, big ears, too short/tall, fat/skinny, a lazy eye, etc.], or something from your past that you tend to shy away from mentioning too often.

Embrace it. Please, embrace it. Our world today tends to engrave the same goals in every. single. person. on this earth. We are all striving to be the same, striving to blend it. Beauty and greatness is not found trying to blend in with everything around you, it is found by having a difference and showing the world that you appreciate it. The nature of humans is to appreciate differences, NOT sameness. Children, for example, before being contaminated by society's unhealthy and unnatural strive for a common perfection, would always choose to have a blue cupcake rather than a white one if all their peers had white cupcakes. On top of this, they would run to the other children and use this special blue cupcake as means of claiming superiority, assuming that the rest of the children will be "jealous". Why doesn't this type of behavior carry on as we get older, then? I say, its up to us, start appreciating your blue cupcakes again and remind everybody else that they were once jealous of that cupcake. Embrace your "insecurities", as all that they really are are "differences". Differences are beautiful and positive, so lift their heavy weight they've been putting on your shoulders, stop depriving yourself of their light, and show them off.

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My Thursday Night is already mapped out!.... study.... study... study...... My tips for when you have much too much on your plate? Make it more enjoyable than the terms you usually associate work overload with. Make yourself a cup of tea, light a candle, set goals you feel proud when you reach. Smile.

Goodnight, HannaLexyRokah.

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---- Today we finally started to make some "fall decor". My mom and I picked up this straw basket, for about $25 or so, and then used our backyard to make it beautiful for about $0. We picked some pinecones, leaves, and berries to place in it around a candle holder that we used in the center. The leaves and nature will eventually dry, so they won't "go bad". To top it all off, we placed a vanilla scented candle in the holder, and then surrounded it with coffee beans from Jamaica, which will give off a very yummy vanilla coffee scent. We also ordered some string lights to weave through the handle bars and around the basket just to make it extra cozy! Oh, how I love October! I will soon have up a youtube video on DIY fall decorating. I am creating my channel this week, so stay updated and give a follow to my Nouw blog.

----- I picked out a bunch of new decor for my room as well, which I will post on tomorrow.

Much Love,

HannaLexyRokah <3




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| Last night I decided to take a night in just for myself. It was truly far too long awaited and much needed. Autumn leaves candles, the first rainy weather of October, carby vegan pizza for the rare occasion, a few variations of face masks, and a couple chick flick movies. After moths of work, as well as constant meetings and events, this was all I had left in store for last night. 

| I think that everybody should take some time just for themselves on their own sometimes. It is healthy to know how to be alone and how to be friends with yourself. Too many people find themselves acting as their own enemy half their life- constantly criticizing themselves on just about anything. SO many people will criticize you and put you down throughout your life, so you should always make sure you're on your own team.

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I've noticed recently that nearly all of my clothes are backless... maybe I should get a fix on this before the fall season actually sets in in Los Angeles... if it ever does.

--- Anyhow.... today I met another agent. I was walking down Rodeo Drive getting my coffee fix in for the day, and he approached me. He had Versace glasses on and a hat nearly covering his eyelids up. He is training me for a "Levi's Jeans" commercial to be produced soon.

Besides that, today was far from eventful. I returned some overdue books to the library. I decided to walk, because its still nice and sunny out where I am... the books were really heavy.

--- I had a big pimple on my forehead.. okay this seems very silly to write about, but if it isn't just me, I think that girls feel very insecure when they wake up with a mountain of a thing smack in the middle of their face. I named mine Bob and told it it was a beautiful pimple. You should do the same next time.

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Does anybody else have somebody

Who no matter what happened

How much time its been

How far you've moved passed it

Despite being with somebody new

Does anybody else have somebody

Who always seems to make their heart sink

Fast

And you can't understand why

Like I do



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Today was a regular day, but only meaning I had nothing expected of m myself besides for my usual schedule- classes. Doesn't mean it wasn't a special day, though, it was actually quite lovely. I woke up at 6:30, even though my first lecture today begins at 11:15. I know, you're wondering what's wrong with me?? I just really wanted to walk to campus that morning, 6 miles. I often don't have time to exercise, so I like to walk places instead. Before I forget, I also had an unfinished essay due this morning, which I spent two hours writing before I left my house. Turns out I had mixed up the days anyway, it wasn't due today after all. I sometimes think I am the most forgetful person I will ever meet.


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Those of you who have ever been on my Instagram page know how much I value all the joy that gratitude for blissful, small details can bring a person. That gratitude, I believe, is one of the central keys to happiness. However, today I want to focus on seemingly negative weights that immerse themselves into our lives without our control or consent. Whether it be a person who seems to be on a mission to surround you in nothing but gloomy days, a series of misfortunate events that put you in what appears to be a position of failure, somebody that acted wrongfully towards you, or even something small and common, such as having to work or study for a hefty exam, as I have been doing all day.

If this were another, regular post about gratitude for tiny blissful details, I would explain to you how the studying I've been doing all day, which once regularly brought me tears and stress, now serves as a peaceful, positive event. This post is about another approach to dealing with common events that most people find at the source of any sadness they feel. This post is  about a simple mindset.....

I feel what I am feeling, and I enjoy it. When I am sad, I enjoy it. When I feel any emotion at all, I enjoy it, as do you. This is because whatever we are feeling, we are choosing to feel, and we have made that choice for a reason. Often times when somebody is sad, all they desire to do is basque in their sadness. It is healthy to feel a plethora of emotion throughout a lifetime, but we all must be cautious of embracing any one emotion for too long. Overindulgence can be terribly harmful, because we loose sight of what we barely took note of in the first place... the fact that what we are feeling is our decision, and we can change our minds. Something or other may happen to naturally trigger a certain emotion more directly than another, take rejection in any form, for example, but we are never required to embrace that emotion. We can choose to smile instead. Why, then, do we so often choose to welcome melancholy? It is simply curiosity and the human experience. This is actually a positive thing, every so often, because the strongest source of learning and growing is pain itself [Knowing this while experiencing sadness the next time should bring some level of gratification in of itself]. Once we all understand this, instead of just accepting blindly whatever depressing feeling makes its way up your spine, we can look very plainly at the two routes laid out in in front of us as options, and see both in a positive light. On one hand, I am learning and growing stronger . On the other hand, I can remain happy and realize that what is yet to come will come, and I will not always understand the reason for everything life brings, but I am still happy. I am still grateful for all that I have, and I have a lot.

This type of thinking is mostly for day to day and common encounters humans deal with often. If we always choose the path of sadness, especially if we don't realize that we have the choice, than we are overindulging in sadness and it becomes more of a negative shadow than a positive light. Mindset and the bigger picture are significant, and hardly talked about. Much love, Hanna Lexy

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