INSPIRE ME

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  • INSPIRE ME MONDAYS - L.O.V.E

    [happy early love day]


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    I've decided to start this blog series for a couple of reasons. 1) People really hate on Monday; and 2) We could all use some inspiration.

    As my 8 year old friends and I used to say back in the day, "it's a free country." Life is what you make it. The Man may do many things you don't agree with, but no one but you can make the decision to stick with something you hate for the rest of your life. We have options. We make choices and our choices become our lives. At the ripe age of 18,  we are given the freedom to compose our own lives. We blaze our own trails and build our own futures. If you hate Monday, or any day of the week for that matter, your hatred stems from a negative association. Monday is your punching bag. It's psychological. If you dread what lies before you, set a plan into action and CHOOSE to CHANGE IT. Don't let excuses rule your life. Stay positive, be patient, keep your goals on the front burner, and you will see your dreams into fruition... I promise. Now quit your whinin and get to steppin.

    That being said, my point isn't really to try and change your view of Monday. That's a come to jesus moment that you have to have with yourself. I'm simply doing this in the hopes that I may create a momentary diversion from  the stress that Monday brings. There are so many influential people around us creating and doing. Whether it be a person, a place, an object, or something as abstract as a idea, I'm seeking out all things beautifying in the hopes that I, along with you, will remember that inspiration is all around us. We just have to open our eyes to see it.

    For more daily stimulation, please visit my dear friend Rea Frey's amazing blog: The Balanced Life. Rea is an extremely motivating writer and lives the life she advises. She is one of the most inspiring people I know and I'm incredibly grateful to have her in my life.

    WHAT INSPIRES YOU? If you have something important to say and would like to be featured on "Inspire Me Mondays", please contact me at nikkimcfaddenphoto@gmail.com. I would LOVE to hear from you and so would everyone else!

  • INSPIRE ME MONDAYS - OUT WITH THE OLD

    OUT WITH THE OLD......I have a horrible tendency to hang onto things longer than I should. Material things, bad habits, memories, etc. But when it comes to raggedy clothes and accessories, it's kind of irrational. When something is breaking down and not serving it's purpose, it's time to just let it go. For example, I've had this purse for quite some time. I love it. I love the color of it. I love the size of it. I love the feel of it. I love the smell of it. Over the years, it has endured an obsessive amount of wear and tear. It's completely falling apart and I can't bring myself to throw it out. Similarly,  I've had this one hat that I kind of worship. While in NYC over Christmas, I was crossing a busy street in the pouring rain when a strong gust of wind sent my poor buddy soaring through the air into a lake of mucky rain water. And it was gone. I did everything I could to salvage my friend, but lo and behold, he never fit the same.

    IN WITH THE NEW.....I finally broke down and bought a new purse and hat. I'm still not quite sure why I chose black, maybe I'm still in mourning, but I am very pleased with my purchases. My new essentials are shiny and new....and they make me very happy. Lesson learned: It's very cleansing to rid yourself of things that don't make you smile. Whether it be a handbag, a bad job, or an unhealthy habit, if it's bringing you down, kick it.

    Look how shiny and new! <3

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    I've decided to start this blog series for a couple of reasons. 1) People really hate on Monday; and 2) We could all use some inspiration.

    As my 8 year old friends and I used to say back in the day, "it's a free country." Life is what you make it. The Man may do many things you don't agree with, but no one but you can make the decision to stick with something you hate for the rest of your life. We have options. We make choices and our choices become our lives. At the ripe age of 18,  we are given the freedom to compose our own lives. We blaze our own trails and build our own futures. If you hate Monday, or any day of the week for that matter, your hatred stems from a negative association. Monday is your punching bag. It's psychological. If you dread what lies before you, set a plan into action and CHOOSE to CHANGE IT. Don't let excuses rule your life. Stay positive, be patient, keep your goals on the front burner, and you will see your dreams into fruition... I promise. Now quit your whinin and get to steppin.

    That being said, my point isn't really to try and change your view of Monday. That's a come to jesus moment that you have to have with yourself. I'm simply doing this in the hopes that I may create a momentary diversion from  the stress that Monday brings. There are so many influential people around us creating and doing. Whether it be a person, a place, an object, or something as abstract as a idea, I'm seeking out all things beautifying in the hopes that I, along with you, will remember that inspiration is all around us. We just have to open our eyes to see it.

    For more daily stimulation, please visit my dear friend Rea Frey's amazing blog: The Balanced Life. Rea is an extremely motivating writer and lives the life she advises. She is one of the most inspiring people I know and I'm incredibly grateful to have her in my life.

    WHAT INSPIRES YOU? If you have something important to say and would like to be featured on "Inspire Me Mondays", please contact me at nikkimcfaddenphoto@gmail.com. I would LOVE to hear from you and so would everyone else!