Deferred Dreams 🚫 Beautiful Nightmares

Came across this post on social media and it resonates so deep, especially from the events of this past week. Every had someone try to inflict their false negative narratives on to you?

Time and time again the old saying holds true “We are our own worst critics” so with that being said I dont need assistance with anyone reminding me my own of shortcomings. That’s why I typically flee from hurtful conversations where the next person is just bringing up situations from the past with no intend to resolve anything. Just for the sake of putting you down, so toxic. So I literally end that negative talk and let them go about their business. I’m all for self improvement, so I’m not insinuating that anytime some is calling you out on your bullsh*t label them as toxic and dismiss them, NO! 🙅🏾‍♀️ I’m referring to someone becoming a naysayer and attempting to implant those same false narrative viewpoints in your own mind.

Whatever thoughts they have against you reaching for and going after your goal is an internal problem they have with themself. That type of negativity has no room anywhere near me.

When I had this incounter, it reminded me of the great poets Langston Hughes work, A Dream Deferred

For those who turned their backs on what they really aspired out of life become so bitter and do everything in their power to deter you from accomplishing your goals. Attempt to plant little seeds of doubt in your brain so you dont want to achieve greatness.

But it doesn’t work on me anymore, once a upon a time as a little girl it would have. But now I’m able to identify it and see when it rears its ugly head, so I send it packing. Return to sender, I dont want nor need such negativity. I have my Goal Getter list that must be achieved, with every fiber of my being I believe in myself and my capabilities. Regardless of what you may think its not my business and I’m not concerned. In fact I am just that much more motivated to finish my goals, it’s not a race and bottom line I WILL BE SUCCESSFUL, maybe not immediate. But INDEFINITE, I WILL SUCCEED!!!

Thanks for stopping by. As always:

Peace & Love

✌🏾 & 💗

P.S dont take no one’s sh*t especially when you have a goal, that’s yours believe it, work hard at it, achieve it.

Mental Wellness is a struggle we can ALL relate to.

Personally I dont like the term ” #MentalIllness” because it has such a negative undertone. And the stigma that society puts on those who experience some form of difficulty is unearthing. Often leaves the person isolated and withdrawn worried of appearing crazy or outside of the “norm.” (Cause there is no such thing as normal. Just people running around trying to live up to the expectations of others, which is just a recipe for disaster)

Just know it’s more common than you may think. We all have either have a family member, know a friend or you, yourself may be dealing with Wellness issues. Please dont feel as though you’re a “burden” or keep everything bottled in. There are people around you who love you and care. Reach out, believe it or not your presence makes an impact.

In light of all the news of suicides in the media please dont suffer in silence. Even if you do feel alone and think you have no outlets you can always try the National Suicide Lifeline

Please let’s prevent tragedy from ever occurring. Reach out if you need to, they’re available 24/7.

Let’s be kind to one another, more forgiving of ourselves, and less judgmental 🙏🏾

As always, thanks for stopping by

Peace & Love

✌🏾 & 💗

Be well 😊

Small victories 🎉🎉🎉

I always have to remind myself that all my accomplishment; big, small, and everything in between is worth celebrating.

With that being said; I recently created a cropped bustier top. With Sweetheart neckline, princess panel, criss-cross straps in the back reinforced, boning. I was just so happy with the way it turned out I had to put it on & snap a few photos.

Im still up in the air about the skirt. But taking a moment to pat myself on the back for this one 😊

As always; Peace & Love,

✌🏾& 💗

Thanks for stopping by.

Mondays are for creating

Happy Monday Peeps.

Here’s to a productive & fulfilling week. #NoteToSelf the plan don’t work unless you do 💪🏾get active, create, & be blessed #GoodMorning 31960682_10102208254741987_8783270019388669952_o I am very happy that I’ve been creating and productive. Pushing myself when Im not as motivated use to be such a task, seemed like a huge roadblock for me sit down and create. One think that helps me is literally putting things in perspective, nothing makes me cringe more than wasting time. Im absolutely frightened of being suck in the same situation a year from now with no type of progress. Another tip that helps is knowing myself and when Im most productive; soon I get up for about 2 hours, before I head to work and at night. Pretty much whenever its quiet with the less amount of distractions I am able to find my groove, and get to work. As well as listening to music, playing my favorite tunes just makes the work seem to go smoother, Im more relaxed and eager to get the job done.

What are some of your helpful tips to get Goals accomplished?

🎉🍾🍾#TwentyFine 🍾🍾🎉

This whole month I have been wrapped up in My BDAY Celebrations I had such a blast. Not just for my birthday but all my Aquarius ♒ peeps, January has been eventful & never disappoints.

Going out to lovely dinners and enjoying nice ambiance of a sushi seafood buffet (really interesting concept I haven’t experienced til recently). Going out to celebrate life every minute of everyday. That’s really one thing I’m gong to keep in mind for 2017 and thereafter; Celebrate life, each & every moment.

16466693_10101653974109817_788846625_oSaw Hidden Figures during the week, definitely a must see. The way we bounce back in the face of adversity. We find joy in complete misery our resilience is like no other. Full of nothing but inspiration and pride, exactly what #BlackGirlMagic is all about.

The thing i love about inspiring films like this is it awakens the greatness in us all. I came across a quote the other day while reading “how wonderful is God to have made the mountains and all the depths of the seas, to actually notice that what this world also needed was a you, what was missing was also a me.” All I’m saying is although you may meet people who you feel do things a bit “better” than you, keep doing you. Cause no one can be you, so keep at it and it will lead you to your greatness.

As I look back at my garments and experiences I see my BlackGirlMagic starting to shine through. And i LOVE it, confidence in my abilities is growing and my Melanin Poppin’

Over the last weekend I took a nice weekend ski trip. It was great to get away for a while, temporary check out from the bitter side of “adulthood” responsibilities, BILLS!!! I had so much fun, but it flew by too quick. Seemed as though in a blink of an eye it was over.

16466788_10101652789548687_1959269081_oI created a bikini for my trip, so was ecstatic at the outcome. With every garment i create I’m able to see just how far I’ve come from when i first started sewing.

I made a tribal High-waist  Cut out bikini with black trim. Was a bit nervous for the bottoms due to this time it was eye-balled. The trim wasn’t even part of the original concept but i wanted to break up the print a bit and felt the broader, besides serve as a clean finish would help define the space. Instead of using the tribal print for the strap that goes around the neck, I opted for black tying in both the top & bottom and to frame the face. 16389411_10101652789488807_2129760389_oI was in the fabric store trying to decide between this or a reddish print that transitioned to a purple hue, I’m glad I went with this one. Maybe next time I’ll go with a solid.

16409676_10101652789049687_152626007_oBack view: High-waist cut out bikini

16409321_10101652788890007_29531598_o.png This weekend made me realize I haven’t bought a swimsuit in about 8 years, every time I need to hit the water I make my own. That in itself makes me filled with liberation, knowing that whatever I envision I possess the skills to create and able to wear. Few years back I would walk into stores and after never finding what I had in mind on the racks, use to wish I could make it myself. So its mind blowing seeing what I can accomplish now, so I’m celebrating this small victory as well as all others that come my way. It’s been a long time coming  but my hard work and dedication is taking me there.

As always, Thanks for stopping by peeps

✌ & 💗

Peace & Love

2017 Intentions

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So we made it, well into the new year and hopefully our new routines. I’ve been working diligently on shaking off a lot of bad habits I picked up over time. We’re about 3 weeks in so some may be starting to feel a bit sluggish and falling back into the comfort of old habits…. DON’T!! sure our comfort zone is a cool place, but nothing ever grows there.

magic-happens

For 2017 and beyond lets drop the barrier and live! Do something a bit challenging everyday, something to better us little by little. When we have a big task at hand break it down and focus on smaller portions it wont be as overwhelming.  And before we know it that big task will be accomplished and we’ll have another notch under our belt.

Here are some things I be working on for the year.

2017 INTENTIONS 

  • Start to create garments for clients -Sharping my entrepreneurial skills
  • Improve and dedicate more time to my Illustrations
  • be a consistent blogger
  • get more familiar with my camera – taking a photography class, so ill be stepping it up
  • Focus on time management
  • Continue to be interactive with other bloggers

 

My goal for 2017 is to live without barriers and limitations i put on myself. I want to improve my focus and maintain my momentum on being proactive. So, feel free to stop in, share life experiences and let’s motivate one another.

Happy & productive 2017 everyone

Peace & Love
✌ & 💗

 

 

2017 Menswear

Hey peeps, happy 2017 to all.                                                                                                                 how has everyone been doing? …. I’ve been putting forth such a strong effort to being committed to my goal and “staying in action” of accomplishing goals.

I wanted to tackle menswear for the longest…. So I did just that!

slaving away on creating the pattern pieces

I made my Menswear debut in a tailored single breasted blazer with double welt pockets, breast pocket, two piece sleeves, lining, complete with lapel and collar.15967176_10101621145693227_276405023_o15942883_10101621066736457_926944746_o15942913_10101621067804317_445071363_o15942983_10101621067440047_355666747_o

My first Menswear piece Pattern and sewing all done by me 😊                                                   I couldn’t be any happier or more proud of my hard work and dedication.

Thanks for stopping by, Peace & Love