On Youtube!

I toyed with the idea of making videos on youtube for a while now. Last year, when I worked in Virginia a friend of mine "R" used to obsess over videos other people made. I wanted to learn how to edit and she a makeup artist wanted to share with this world her skills and new creations. We both never really followed thru with it.

Over the last year, I made slow strides...very slow ones to start making it happen. Today, as I was trying to upload pictures from my last trips, my computer announced to me there was no space on my hard drive. Naturally, I investigated. 50 clips. 50 clips, snippets of things events and paces I have been. It was a sign. Well, it IS a sign that I need to share most of them to who ever wants to stumble upon them.

Here the only videos currently on my channel, keep in mind, I am learning to edit & stuff lol:

Where has She been?

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Too many places, both physically and emotionally, is the short answer...

On the emotional, I've fallen out of love  with many things. One is this blog to explain the lack of posts...mainly to myself and the few whom used to read TW.

Since my last post the numbers have dwindled to ghost town. I was so not motivated that it did not bother me. There were so many "post" ideas and photos that my computer is begging me to share... but just a lack of initiative to actually post. A couple of times I thought about vlogging, it felt like by speaking the words I would not second guess myself or compare myself to others. Boy was I wrong, truly experienced the whole "you are you're worst enemy" on another level.

It's weird because I used to be excited to share things on this page the littlest text, collage, reminder. Now, I hesitate and question every move. Will this add value to someones life? What will they think of me? My writing? My grammar mistakes? Basically all the feels! 

I really don't have a solution for these feels but at least most can be solved with a baguette and some vino tinto. And maybe while I feel this sudden burst of bravery...more posts will come.

Ah too many feelings...

5 ways to start this New Year

Well yes, I am well aware that we are well into March. This does not however mean that you still can't start 2015 right. Not everyone is on the same schedule and some of us probably wanted to hold on to 2014 a bit longer. I just happen to have had a late start to 2015. Anyways, if you are like me, here are 5 little ways you can do to salvage your "new year, new me."

52 money challenge. This was popular two years ago. You can either do it for weeks or days. Each day you add to a jar a certain amount ex. day 1 = $1, day 2 = day 1 + $2, day 3 = day 1+ day 2+ $3. By the end of day 3 you should have $6

No buy month. Basically only buy the basics of life during one month. Things like clothes, make up, dinner outings, movies, and shoes.

Drink more water. Your body and skin will thank you :)

Plan weekend trips. I've got about 3 marked on my calendar so far. It is a way to have multiple mini-vacations during the year and disconnect for the "other" things of life.

Make a list of good books to read or re-read. Because reading is sexy? It really doesn't hurt to read a good novel or two. I recently started my reading list, it is the most effective way to not fall asleep on the metro.

Start meal planning. Pop over to Pinterest and start planning. It is the easiest time and money saver especially if you have a full-time job and do not enjoy the process of making a meal each night.

...well 6 ways, but who listens to rules anyways.