Happy Saturday! Hope you lovelies are enjoying your weekend so far.
I just had to acknowledge how shocked I am that I have been living in LA for almost 10 months! It’s crazy to think that around this time last year, the thought of moving from Baltimore, Maryland to Los Angeles seemed like a distant dream.
Your dreams sometimes have a funny way of working out because about a month later in September 2017, my boyfriend Shawn and I were booking our one-way tickets to fly out to LA in October.
Now here I am 9.5 months later still exploring all the places the city has to offer! LA is huge, there’s so many little neighborhoods that make it up. I’ve already traveled to some like Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, Manhattan Beach, DTLA, Century City, and most recently, Beverly Hills.
I actually worked a part time job in Beverly Hills for a little while when I first moved here so I knew the area pretty well. I realized a few days ago that I’ve been all around Beverly Hills, but never to the Beverly Hills Sign!
To go see the sign, I wore a geometric print, shift dress from Boohoo and chunky heel sandals from Nordstrom. The dress was $15 and the heels were $17, super cute outfit under $40. I love a good sale 🙂
Recently, I’ve been listening to Ciara’s new song “Level Up.” If you haven’t heard it yet definitely go listen to it here and watch the music video. It’s upbeat, fun, and definitely makes me feel empowered.
Along with the dance challenge that is going viral, Ciara also started a challenge where her and other celebs are saying how they plan to level up in these next few months of 2018. By level up she means grow, flourish, and overall become a better and greater version of yourself.
Here’s my list 🙂
1) Practice yoga & meditation daily
I recently started reading “Strala Yoga” by Tara Stiles. She combines yoga and meditiation to achieve inner peace. Doing this daily allows me to be calmer and less stressed and it’s a great workout!
2) Spend time each day to work on my dream and passions
I work at Nordstrom currently, but I also have other dreams and career options I want to have one day. Make sure you work your day job, but also make sure you are still actively pursuing your dreams and what you are passionate about as well.
3) Update my vision board to reflect new goals and aspirations
Having a vision board/ journal helps keep your life organized. You should update it every few months or whenever a new goal you want to meet comes up. Having this allows you to clearly see your goals laid out and you can check off what you achieved and what you are still working towards.
4) Practice self-love and care regularly
This goes along with yoga and meditation that I mentioned above, but I wanted to put it in it’s own category because it is so important. When work, your family, your significant other, friends, etc consumes so much of your time, sometimes you lose yourself in all of that. Make sure you are taking time to treat yourself whether it’s watching Netflix for an hour or two or taking a spa day, remember you are just as important as everyone and everything else in your life. Take care of your body, spirit, and mind!
Let me know in the comments below what places to explore in LA if you have any suggestions and also tell me how you plan to #LevelUp for the next few months and so on! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!