Optimism (noun): hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.
This is my mood & mindset. Whenever I catch myself starting to feel overwhelmed or stressed, I turn to positivity and optimism. I simply take a step back and tell myself that most of the things that overwhelm me or stress me out are self-imposed. I do these things to myself. Because I have this self-awareness, I’m able to catch myself from falling into negativity and destructive tendencies.
I joined Style Collective a little over a month ago. If you’re not familiar, Style Collective is a community of boss babes empowering and inspiring other boss babes. It’s a girl boss tribe, and I’m completely in love with the community. It opened so many new friendships and networks for me. I never thought I’d meet so many Vegas bloggers who I look up to. And now, we brunch together.
We had the pleasure of brunching at Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo. Morels was one of the best brunches I’ve had so far, and I brunch with friends almost every week. The service was phenomenal, and we loved that our table was well taken care of. Constant refills on our drinks and incredible food. The turkey hash, bananas foster pancakes, and mushroom and gruyere crepe are personal favorites, and I’ll be coming back for them soon!
I love my job. I think I’ve said that enough times, but I really mean it. I get to have fun, use my creative skills to make content for an iconic Las Vegas Strip property, and hone said skills to use on my personal blog.
I know I’ve also said this several times before, but now is really the happiest time in my life. It seems that every new day beats the last when it comes to excitement and fun. It feels like I’m living the dream.
When I accepted this position at the Stratosphere as their Social Media Coordinator, I never thought I’d be jumping off the tallest observation tower in the US… twice. This experience really helped me tap into my adventurous, risk-taking side. It taught me to live fully, to let go of my inhibitions, to let go of people and mindsets that held me back. It helped me find my #bossbabe self.
Watch my jump below. You can clearly see that I was a bag of emotions the first few seconds.
You all know I love music—I love discovering new artists, new music, and attending shows & concerts. Little did I know that Vegas had such a thriving underground music scene until I got an invite to Llamas and Churros from Tita Carra, CEO and resident #bossbabe at 726 Agency. Llamas and Churros, the brainchild of Jelan Kendrick, works to feature underground artists to cultivate the music scene in Vegas. These artists put mainstream signed singers and rappers to shame.
Here’s my new favorite artist: Jae Douglass. His voice is gold!
I have the most amazing friends. They’re always down to have an adventure and try unique experiences! Hence, our badass girls night filled with axe throwing and German beer was conceived and executed. And let me set one thing straight: this is so much better than your typical drunk escapades in a loud and cramped nightclub. We actually got a workout from axe throwing, worked up an appetite, and had delicious beer and German food at Hofbrauhaus.
I was being a bum, laying around my bedroom in various positions while watching my favorite shows for hours, and I haven’t ingested anything but a detox tea I drank earlier that morning. It was about 2 PM already, so I was so starved! This was literally the first time in a couple months that I finally had a day to myself (almost like the calm before the storm that will ensue later this month and into my birth month, June). Why am I always so busy then get so bored on my one day off?!
I never thought so much could happen in the span of two weeks. From losing in love, reconnecting with old friends, to finally pursuing my dreams and getting my career on the road. I finally took a step back and reevaluated what it was I really needed in my life. Gone are the days when I’d follow my wants and do what my heart dictates; I can’t keep living like this. Now, it’s time to think for myself and simply do what is in my best interest.
I’m a lover, a relationship type of person.
However, I’m not in a hurry or rush to create it.
In the meantime, I’ll be over here in my lane focusing on my health,
advancing my career, and the pursuit of happiness.
I want to make sure that when I meet a match
they know I’m working to become the best me. This mindset has to attract a soul who is also working on them.
This is my lane.
Last month, I had the chance to visit a farmers market & fair at Tivoli Village in Las Vegas with one of my old friends from middle school (yes, middle school! Mandy, we’re getting so old!). We had an incredible day filled with shopping, girl talk, and bottomless mimosas at brunch. Needless to say, we probably took advantage of the bottomless mimosas at Brio a bit too much. And, no, we’re not alcoholics. We just like to enjoy ourselves.
As we walked around the farmers market, we stumbled upon a stall of gorgeous bohemian jewelry and immediately fell in love. The shop’s name is Mai Boho Life, with all the beautiful jewelry designed and handmade by Mai. Needless to say, Mandy and I went nuts on the shop and bought a fewpieces. We just fell in love with her silver and moonstone jewelry. Thanks so much, Mai, for telling us all about your jewelry and vision behind your brand. Check out her shop here!
This is a cover of Sabrina Claudio’s mash-up of Bryson Tiller’s “Don’t” and Mariah Carey “Shake It Off”. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I’m obsessed with her music! More to come in terms of blog content and music.
Friendships are essential to every human, but for a very long time, I was detached and aloof from the people who cared for me the most. These past few months I’ve been so fortunate to reconnect with so many old friends who I lost contact with over the years. I’m so grateful that they even welcomed me back into their lives.
Surrounding myself with incredible people and being there for each other unconditionally—that’s what makes me truly happy with my friends. They’re always there for me, telling me when I’m wrong and putting me back on track. They have no filter with me and we’re always realwith each other. I had a conversation tonight with my best friend, Chloe, and it reminded me of how damn lucky I am to have such beautiful and honest people in my life.
I’ve always considered myself lucky, and I also worked hard for a lot of the opportunities I came across in life. But I wouldn’t be who I am today—a stronger, more candid person—without the support of my amazing family and friends. Positive vibes only.