Tapping into That Comfort Zone

Since I got back from vacationing in Hong Kong and Singapore a few weeks back; which was great by the way, I have found myself doing things a bit outside of my comfort zone. What I thought I was used to and okay with, apparently I wasn't.

You'd think with over 5 years of Toastmastering and Public Speaking that it would be a breeze to speak business with strangers. Nope, I found myself going blank, shaky and sweaty all at once. Does that show my inexperience in the work field? Ah, I think the bigger question here is Would I let it stop me?

I have come to understand that my comfort zone can only go so far at a time. And comparing it to where it was 5 years ago, it got a lot bigger. So, the business talk I've been making is tapping into the walls of my comfort zone. Although it scares me to break down the walls and build it further, we both know that it takes time. And I'm trying to keep it together with this experience right now because I know that I got this and when we close this deal, my comfort zone will be further away than I expect it to be.

I may get nervous and go blank when I talk business with strangers but I'm more likely to try harder to let my ideas and voice get out there than to keep my head down and fade into the shadows. I may not know much about how some things work, but I'm hell not going to let that stop me from understanding it.

| Button Shirt & Shoes - H&M | Jeans - Bershka |
| Bag - Forever 21 | Watch - Parfois | Necklace - Ebay | 

Photo creds: Shabana Feroze

So, despite where you are with your comfort zone, don't let it stop you from really trying. Even if it's doing one thing that scares you once a week, or once every two weeks, you'll be so glad that you did it. Let yourself understand that you are your only obstacle keeping you from your true potential in making yourself proud.

You got this!

Back in the Groove

You know those times when you need to do something and throughout the day you forget about it but when you go to sleep that night, you suddenly remember? So, you make a note to do it tomorrow morning or that afternoon, then you forget again, and the cycle goes on and on and on.

Sad to say, that's what was going on over here. Every time I remember about writing a blog post, the feeling of guilt would washed over me and I would force myself to sit in front of this empty New Post page on Blogger. And just like that page, I was blank. I would type up a line or two but it wouldn't feel right. I didn't know which angle to take or what I wanted to say.

Finally, I woke up this morning and decided that I wanted to write this blog post. I wanted to get back into the planning, the scheduling, and the writing. I didn't force myself this time but just let my fingers flow across the keyboard and wrote.

So here I am in this gorgeous outfit of floral and burgundy that I adore, and smiling (sort-of) like I'm ready to get back into the groove of getting my voice out there, and being badass, fearless, shameless, and brave. We got this!

| Top & Scarf - Gifted | Skirt - Stradivarious | Shoes & Necklace - Call it Spring |
| Earrings & Watch - ALDO | Bag - Forever 21 | 

Have you fallen out of something that you've been wanting to get back into?
How about try it one more time, just to see if it's meant just for you.
You got this! We got this! Let's do this! Yes!


Why You Deserve To Celebrate

During those days when the confetti pops because you graduated from uni, you hit a target, it's your birthday, or simply just because, becomes a challenge when we need to convince ourselves that we actually deserve the celebration; the smiles, the heart-warming words, and all that cake.

Colors that Follow

Do you get those times when a color would just follow you around? When you find yourself being surrounded by a specific color and you have no idea what happened? Perhaps you have more whites in your closet, or everything you buy some how turned out to be peach. Do you ever get that or am I just crazy?


Wear it With Pride

I've got loads of dresses that I've been dying to bust out since the temperature dropped this winter. And I finally did, not once, but twice with this Emerald Bodycon Long Sleeved Dress.

This dress was actually one of those that I was keeping for a rainy day when my muffin top wasn't too visible, and my thighs looked thinner. Then I decided to wear it anyway despite what flaws I think I have, with the curves, the thighs, and the semi-dark knees.

Accept What Comes

I've grown up thinking I was right most of the time. I never liked to be wrong, so much so that I would get angry and agitated whenever someone would correct me, even with the smallest things. I remember having arguments with my siblings about something that doesn't matter now, and I ended up being at fault and on the wrong side. I didn't like it. Who does, honestly? It hurt my pride and self-esteem. It made me feel like I wasn't good enough.

I was young, I didn't know how to accept that I can't be right all the time. I didn't understand how the word accept would fit in with emotion and willpower. I thought it was just a word they used for when you get accepted at universities or jobs.


Book Talk: An Interview with Steven Manchester

A few years back I used to be an avid book reviewer for Indie Authors. I've met a few authors who are so kind and would write their books with so much energy, passion, and love. So much would be poured into their books that I would immediately feel captured.

Steven Manchester is one of my favorite Indie Authors, his books are so thoughtful, heart-warming, and real. He writes general fiction that dives deep into your soul with health struggles, family's love, and emotions. I got a chance to interview Steven for his new upcoming book, Ashes. I've always wanted to be able to ask these particular questions to an author, and I'm honored for it to be Steven.

Read on for the thoughtful musings from the mind of an author, and I encourage you to read every word. It's worth it. Trust me.


If The Wind Still Blows, So Will I

I've gone through many instances in life where a situation is challenging. My yoga routine seems too off and too quick for me to deepen my practice, the asshole on the road honks and flashes for me to go faster, and when 24 hours just isn't enough for a day. The time has come when we have to cope and keep going, even if we want the weekend to get here already.

Time and Effort in Your Daily Do's

Time management. That's one thing the actually stuck from my Managerial courses at uni. I remember writing my first essay on time management and efficiency and used Starbucks as an example since I was hella obsessed with the aura that Starbucks give out. I still am too!

And since the New Year rolled through, I've been trying to keep my breakdowns aside and coolness alive with staying organized. I've been keeping track of my events, to-do's, shopping lists, and keeping my energy up with the help of my PlannersGoogle Keep, and of course, dressing well every morning.

We all get those weeks when we're just too exhausted to even dress well and do our hair, but let me tell you, it's worth it to make an effort. Even if it's just to slap on some lipstick to make you look alive or wear a color that brings out the color of your eyes. It really boosts up your adrenaline and confidence to walk high and tall like nobodies business. You go girl! (or guy!)

A Fabulous and Badass New Year

Happy New Year!

My first week of the New Year started off smooth and with good vibes, so I'm pretty happy about that. Seriously, I woke up on January 1st feeling light and ready for what the year has to offer. Not only because I started the 31 Days of Yoga Revolution, which is so revitalizing by the way, but also because I've realized that we shouldn't sit back and see where the year takes us, but instead to do and find where the year takes us.

A little outfit description, I felt so badass in this. Denim, boots, side braid, and a red lip. Fabulous and Badass. Plus, I felt so light with just my gorgeous wallet. Can we take a moment to appreciate it's simple yet bold feel? Love!
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