Four Things I Am Currently Loving
Lately, my dear friend and I Gabrielle have been having some of the most inspiring and affirming conversations. We’ve discussed life transitions; career moves and all the drinks and fun we are going to have when we travel to meet up really soon. Something really important that has come from our daily talks is choosing to honor only the things in life that I love. I’ve taken note recently, it is now so common for people to highlight or magnify the things that they dislike.
What I love about the sisterhood or tribe I have built is that we only hold space for what we love. We also shamelessly hold each other accountable for honoring the things that we want to see manifest in our lives by holding that space. I can’t imagine a time in my life where anything good has come from me overly magnifying my hate for anything. It’s so natural these days for me to only think of the good in life. It has become natural for me only to want to speak, live, and breathe all of what brings me joy, inspires me, and encourages me to be great. With that said, I wanted to share four the things in my life that I am currently in LOVE with. I hope that this list inspires you to add some new love interest into your life.
Chill Lofi Study Beats Playlist via Spotify
Spotify has become a deep love of mine of the last couple of years. I love it because I feel it is the only place to really find amazing indie artists. I also love it for the curated playlist recommendations. The other morning, I was scrolling through the albums and playlist Spotify had selected for me and came across what is now my favorite playlist. The Chill Lofi Study Beats Playlist is nearly 6 hours of some of the best beats to vibe to while at work, studying, driving, or just relaxing at home. It’s honestly gotten me through some of the longest days and stressful commutes. Take a listen and let me know what you think!
Choosing Discipline and Responsibility Over Everything Else
I’ve set a few goals for myself and my life for the next two years, and I am very proud of the progress that I continue to make in my quest to obtain these goals. I believe that with our current state of social connectivity, it is so easy to experience extreme cases of FOMO when we have chosen to create a more disciplined lifestyle. Honestly, any long-term goal requires sacrifice. You have to be willing to not be swayed or distracted by what is not yours in order to obtain all that is. I’ve accepted that to get to where I want to be; it’ll require me to put my blinders on. I will, at times, have to sacrifice fun and my social life, spending, and all of the extra stuff to reach the finish line. What I love most about choosing discipline and responsibility is, it’s opened me up to a whole new version of myself. I have developed a more profound love for myself, my strength, and my ability to just do what is best for me. This is the level of growth I aspire to have always.
Maharam Fabrics Latest Upholstery Collection
When I worked at a furniture dealer for four years, I learned a shit tone about design, textiles, space planning, and everything in between. I also managed and ran our resource library that held all of the design material samples. The resource library was filled with fabric samples from Maharam. Rep’s from the company would also come through the showroom every once and while to do lunch and learns and showcase new collections. I still keep up with all of their latest product launches and have recently fallen in love with a lot of the new upholstery fabrics they have available. I am a sucker for, and I love hoarding samples just because. Visiting the Maharam site lately just to browse what’s new has been a huge obsession.
The Cut: Sex Diaries
Okay, so it was last year sometime that I had come across an article about a recent college graduate who went to work daily, collected her hard-earned coin but was a proud sugar baby lol. This story is where I fell in love with Sex Diaries via The Cut. Sex Diaries features stories from brave women and sometimes men, from all walks of life who share everything from their crazy fetishes to their secret hookups. There is something so entertaining about living vicariously through others who are brave enough to do what you won’t.. And let me tell you, every week I pick a new story to read, I am thoroughly entertained. It turns out, some of my Twitter followers are actually obsessed with the column as well so, I don’t feel alone on this one. The Cut is an amazing platform all around. If you haven’t checked out their site and social feeds, please do so, like NOW!
So, now, you all are hip to my current loves and obsessions. These are honestly the things that are getting me through my hectic schedule. Between work, school, and all of the other stuff vying for my attention, sometimes a girl just wants to kick back, listen to a good playlist and read her sex diaries. Is that too much to ask? What are some of you guys current loves? I’d love to know. Shoot me an email or comment. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Be Inspired. Be Encouraged. Be Blessed.