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When life hands you lemons, make apple juice and leave people wondering how you did it. That’s an interesting take on adversity. A lot of people go through tons of nonsense on a day to day basis. How that person deals with the nonsense determines what type of vibe they project into the atmosphere.
A lot of people wear their issues on their sleeve – let’s avoid these people. Some people bury their issues deep inside, to a point that they become their issues and are somewhat synonymous with a ticking time bomb – let’s avoid these people too. And then there are those who take the nonsense and make it work for them – let’s take notes from these people.
First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone for the lovely and heart felt birthday cards, texts, emails, and social media comments!
And for those who were super confused…I had a birthday on Saturday. Yes, the big 2-6 came and had a long conversation with me over shots of patron and strawberry margaritas. The older I get, the less excited I am about my birthday. However, this year was kind of “special” because I had a break through. An ‘ah ha’ moment regarding relationships, school, work, goals, hopes, dreams, etc.
A little birdie once told me that whatever you are waiting for – whether it be peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance, love and companionship, prosperity, or whatever – it will surely come to you. But only when you are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
Don’t lose hope.
Finals are over! And although the end to the quarter was a bittersweet series of moments, I am looking forward to the Fall. I took yucky business classes and dealt with a bunch of business plan-esq projects, so I am happy to be getting back to fashion design, concept theory, and luxury marketing in the next quarter. Two of my favorite and beloved professors have decided to leave my program to pursue industry careers and nurture family life.
Although I am devastated to see them go, I am thankful for all they have taught me and I look forward to seeing them again, but in the professional world. My honey-boo-boo-asian-persuasion, Monica, graduated with her M.A. in Luxury & Fashion Management over the weekend, so I want to wish her the best of luck.
Well anyway, I say all that to say this, I haven’t been blogging because I’ve been tearing my wig out with assignments, exams, and boring lectures. So as summer approaches I will update iRokFashion.com more regularly and I will also be starting a new editorial venture on DJMoBeatz.com. I randomly started a tumblr, so check that out. You can follow me on instagram. I still have my twitter… And that’s pretty much all the social communication I’ll be playing with this summer.
Take it easy,
-The Girl Next Door
I’m all for dope phone cases. Check out this “Fresh” iphone 5 case from Noir Jewelry.
A soft silicone iPhone case with a flash of polished hardware in metal ‘FRESH’ letters. Removable interior backing and cleaning cloth included. Button, cord, and camera cutouts.
More pics and purchase information when you read more.
You know you’re a 90s kid when you hear “Never Say Never” and you think of Brandy, not Justin Bieber! Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge Brandy fan. Listening to her music as an adult (as opposed to a struggling 10 year old) is super surreal! How beautiful is this message though…
Brandy – “Never Say Never”
If you care to read a short story about a middle school struggle turned triumph… continue reading.
I only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials and the half time show. I wasn’t super impressed with this years line up for advertising, however I am STILL laughing at this Doritos commercial. I didn’t realize this was written and produced in a contest! Awesome job.
The way that goat screamed will pleasantly haunt me forever.
What was your favorite commercial?
I don’t usually do any resolutions because I lead the cliche’ life of “improve throughout the year”. This go around I’ve decided to make an actual list. Like to hear it? Here is goes…
Stop complaining about everything. You may or may not believe this but I literally complain about everything. I just got finished complaining about my phone charger cord being too short. I complained that it was too cold in my apartment, although I refused to turn my heat up. No one likes a complainer. So I’ll work on that.
Welcome to the age of 25. What you may think is a mid-life crisis is in fact just the beginning of a real world survival of the fittest. Life can be extremely hard, but it can be extremely fun and interesting at the same time. As of late, I have realized that life is about taking mundane details and turning them into something bizarre and worth it.
A bowl of chicken flavor Ramen noodles and a corn dog with mustard – had me feeling like I had hit rock bottom. Sitting on my unfurnished living room floor eating off of a plastic tub top – had me feeling like I had hit rock bottom. Calling to bum $30 bucks from my mom – had me feeling like I had hit rock bottom… But apparently I haven’t. Shit could be worse. You have to survive though.
Oversized watches are essential to any chic outfit. Such a beautiful compliment to any arm party. Check out this mug from Michael Kors.
A polished gold-tone finish and Roman numeral markers lend elegance to this Michael Kors chronograph watch, and tortoiseshell links complete the sophisticated look. Three subdials and a date wheel complete the dial. Hinged-snap clasp.
More pics and purchase information when you read more.