Last night I let her take one of the pieces of fabric I was working with and next thing I know she was wrapping it around various parts of her body and chanting “I’m a Costume Designer” and then says “ just like you” I love her so very much... she is so creative... & I love & want to foster that! but me struggling to be an artist & the thought of my daughter struggling as an artist are VERY different... my heart is already breaking & worrying for her & whatever journey she ends up choosing 😭 😳😬 #ilovemydaughter#doasisaynotasido#learnfrommymistakes#strugglingartist#bealawyer#beadoctor#beascientist#shewillchoose
Failure is the way to success…..⠀
Huh? Yep, that’s what I said. I never used to think this way. Whenever I failed at something I never thought about it really. I just criticized myself like many of us do and gave up. It took a very long time to learn to get past that and look at it in a different way. ⠀
Most of us love success stories but the thought of failing is enough to keep us from trying. Times have changed and there is a new way of looking at failure. If you want to be successful, then you have to embrace failure and keep on climbing! ⠀
You can work through your failure on the way to success by facing your fears and not letting failure stop you. When you do fail, face it, talk about it and don’t be afraid to ask for feedback from those you trust. At that point you can pick yourself up with your new knowledge and start climbing again. ⠀
I have changed my outlook on failure. I finally realized that beating myself up or giving up was doing me no good at all. I finally realized if I could embrace it, learn from it and try again that I just might succeed. Even if I had to try over and over again, giving up would never get me the end result!⠀
I heard Rachel Hollis say this and thought it was very profound, “the only thing worse than giving up……is wishing that you hadn’t.” You get one chance at life………NEVER GIVE UP!!!
With all the odds stacked against me. Plus 0 knowledge of how to build, rehab or wholesale I jumped right in and learned as I went along. Put myself around the right people, got with the right lenders and mastered my Craft in Real Estate. It wasn’t easy. Everyday is still a struggle but now I’m ready to take off ✈️ and unlike most People I’m willing to share my knowledge to help you avoid all of the mistakes I made and give you the connections you need to be successful 🔑🏡visit my website book a session or purchase my Ebook or private Lenders List. I guarantee you it will be the best money you ever spent💰www.investorinheels.net #IBuild#IRehab#ISellHouses#IBuyHouses#AtlantaRealtor#RealEstateAgent#Investor#Coach#LearnFromMyMistakes
I want to give a huge THANK YOU to all the #happybirthday love I received this weekend 😘 36 isn’t so shabby 😉
I’ve never really been a huge lover of my birthday but this year was different. This year was perfect and it was 100% #uniquelyme
I decided life is as wonderful as YOU make it and mine is going to be a fanfrickingtastic one 💞 #letgoofthebs
Birthday backstory ~ when I was a little girl I had this one birthday party that wasn’t so 🔥 By saying wasn’t so hot I mean this party is where I can pinpoint my self esteem issues🤷♀️ If YOU have or ever had self esteem issues keep reading👇 #youcanchange#itsalwaysachoice
This particular party was amazing, my friends were amazing and for some reason I got all crazy up in my head that I wasn’t ENOUGH. Frick I hate that word. ENOUGH.
So while we were outside playing and having lots of fun. I left the party. WTF. I went inside and decided it was a good time to have a shower 🤦♀️ Instead of dealing with the shitty judgy mean girl emotion that came up for me I buried the emotion and ran. Side insight ~ this is pretty much how I dealt with every negative emotion for a long time....this and booze 🙈 #learnfrommymistakes#notagoodchoice
Now let’s fast forward ~ I spent years upon years upon years doing things that I though would help me feel ENOUGH and you know what those are actually the things that made me feel empty, isolated and ALONE.
Now don’t get me wrong I have amazing friends (some I’ve met online), amazing family and I am always busy so how could I feel so alone??? It’s simple....I felt alone because I was trying to be someone I thought I wanted to be when in reality being ME is exactly where I wanted to be. I just had to rediscover her 😉
So if YOU have read this far. Thank YOU. Thank you for being my friend. Thank YOU for listening to my story. Thank YOU for loving yourself. AND Thank YOU for being YOU.
If I can give YOU one piece of advice for my birthday it would be 👇
Invest in YOURSELF. YOU are worth it. 💞
Crap that was 2 things 🙈. Still this👆 is what changed everything for me. Xoxo
Life lesson 753: When you knock your earring on the floor before bed, don’t tell yourself you’ll get it in the morning. You will forget. You will pierce your foot. It will hurt. That is all.
I took this picture a year ago during the Fires in Santa Rosa . I had to climb on the roof constantly to water it down . During the LONG days of me going up and down the ladder.... this Rose grew . I believe that GOD talks to US ALL . We just need to learn how to Listen , LOOK , and LOVE . #iamjimmycasaresjr#learnfrommymistakes
Today’s Tuesday transformation is brought to you by allergic reactions to laundry detergent and mascara. Twice this year I’ve made the horrible mistake of using products to which I, unknowingly, had a strong allergy. Twice this year I’ve had to deal with eyes so swollen and itchy that there were days I had a hard time seeing. Worst of all, when I finally recovered in both instances the skin was so greatly damaged from the allergy it became dry, hard and itchy...again.
The moral of the story here is two-fold. Price isn’t everything, but you do often get what you pay for and just because something is marketed as “clean and safe” does not mean there aren’t chemicals you could react to. We switched to a hypoallergenic laundry detergent early this year that was mid-price and had excellent reviewed. Clearly, my body did not agree that the up-priced “clean” detergent was good for me. The other was a “drug store brand” mascara. Obviously, that is cheaper than your more high scale brands BUT I had found that I can wear this particular brands makeup, for literally everything BUT mascara. In fact, to this day everything but my mascara and highlight is likely that brand.
For one instance we paid MORE money and the product caused me over a week of suffering, for the second I used a CHEAPER product and suffered half a week for one day’s application. So what’s my point? Pay attention. Read reviews. Look at the chemicals and compounds in your products. Just because something costs more doesn’t automatically make it better AND just because something is cheap doesn’t automatically make it poorly made or less effective. Do your research and hear first hand accounts whenever possible.
Most importantly, if you have an allergic reaction and cannot 100% rule out that more than one item caused your suffering...take it from me and just toss ALL items that may have caused it. Don’t assume you’re good...you might end up with swollen eyes all over again 🙄. .
Its a pink thing but we wear red! red lips Beyoufuego hit the streets for Susan g komen in #SANANTONIO April. 2017 again. THAT IS MY CREW NEVER FAILED ME! SHOWED UP AND PUSHED ME THRU. STRAIGHT OUT OF RADIATION! MWAH 💋💋💋💋💋@lulu_fuego shirts made by @tshirtdiva thank you to all that bought my shirts in support of my family!
Its a pink thing but we wear red! red lips Beyoufuego hit the streets for Susan g komen in #SANANTONIO April. 2017 again. THAT IS MY CREW NEVER FAILED ME! SHOWED UP AND PUSHED ME THRU. STRAIGHT OUT OF RADIATION! MWAH 💋💋💋💋💋 shirts by @tshirtdiva 👀👀 thank you to all that bought my shirts in support of my family!
Saturday, as I was getting ready to attend a wedding, I heard a spraying noise. I opened my closet door to find the whole house water filter spraying water all over my clothes, shoes & a bag with some personal items including my journals.
Yes. My journals. 😭
After hours of water flooding the basement aka our room, things are wet but ok!
Lessons I have learned from this that I want to pass down to you:
🤦♀️ Don’t use felt tipped pen to write something you want to be permanent. When it gets wet...it disappears.
🤷♀️ If you have to use the closet that holds all the water-giving-appliances, make sure you don’t put things in there that can’t get wet or be washed.
🙋♀️ Be thankful for the good. I am grateful that even though things got wet...I found out in time to save most of everything!
Learn from my mistakes!
I’ve been working on a research assignment for two weeks. Finished it Thursday morning before leaving for Nashville but saved it because (a) it wasn’t due until Friday night and (b) I wanted to proof it one more time. Came home last night to do my proofing and head out to dinner but oddly my computer wouldn’t turn on. Checked all options and drove to the Apple store to check in with the fancy computer gurus. Still nothing. My computer life is gone! The nightmare of a graduate student is real people! Save. Your. Work. In as many places as you can. And yes, I hit the Save button like a maniac while I’m working BUT if your computer won’t turn on then it’s useless. Of course if your an Apple user, everything can be saved in the Cloud BUT you have to tell the computer to put it in the Cloud, particularly if it’s not from an Apple program like Microsoft Word. #saveyourwork#apple#icloud#learnfrommymistakes#gradstudent#pastdueassignment#futurenp