25 YOU WERE GREAT... HELLO 26

25 YOU WERE GREAT... HELLO 26

Being a December baby can some times be bittersweet. It's the last month of the year and it's time to prepare for the upcoming year. As times goes by and it gets closer to my birthday, I never fail to wonder where in the hell did the time go!!! 2017 JUST got here and now its time for another year.

This year was my GOLDEN year aka my 25th and I can say I felt different. And that's a good thing! I'm 26 today (whew!) I wanted to share a 25 things that I have learned about myself and life so far in these 20-somethings. I'm really an adult yall! LOL! Most of the time I'm in my own little world just being and thinking about a bunch of stuff. Before we get into this list I'm definitely toasting to a great year of fun, self-evaluation, trying to do things the best way I know how, taking risks, and love!

Let's get into it... & these are in no particular order...

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BYE BYE 2017... HELLO 2018

BYE BYE 2017... HELLO 2018

Happy 2018 yall!!! I am so grateful and blessed that I made it to see a new year. I am excited to see what’s gonna happen next in my life. I must say that 2017 was a different year for me. I traveled, I struggled, I took off from work for a few days, I became more honest with myself, and I did things that I *strong emphasis* wanted to do for me with no regrets.

2017 was truly a year that I became more focused on me than any other years and that’s because I hadn’t known who I was. I knew I was tapping into myself once I started to embrace my interests, my flaws, and having all the fun unapologetically. I want to let you guys know what 2017 taught me and how I’m really coming into form!

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#BLOGGERSNIGHTOUT W/ MAGICCITYFASHIONWEEK & THEVICSTYLES

#BLOGGERSNIGHTOUT W/ MAGICCITYFASHIONWEEK & THEVICSTYLES

Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity to attend the Bloggers Night Out event hosted by Magic City Fashion Week and with the amazing Victoria Sanders aka @thevicstyles. When I first saw this advertisement, I could not miss this! Reason one being because of Vic and her wisdom as a blogger and reason two because it is imperative for me to attend events like this to not only become a great blogger but to also surround myself with bloggers and their expertise.

I’m no fashion girl, so my main reason in being there was to connect with other bloggers, learn some do’s and don’ts of blogging, and to simply gain as much knowledge as I could from someone who is not only doing it, but is successful in it. I wanted to know how Vic began her journey, how to become successful in the blogging world, and receive straight honesty about that life. You know what she did? Delivered. Vic dropped so many gems that I almost couldn’t keep up.

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YES, I'M IN MY FEELINGS

YES, I'M IN MY FEELINGS

Let’s flashback to 16-year-old Jasmine yearning to be grown and doing adult things; clubbing, drinking, engaging in “grown” folk talk, and everything in between. I made sure I had my life planned out the way I envisioned it to be and was very determined to achieve those life goals. I just knew I would be married by 25, kids by 28 and making major coin by 30…ha! Look at how life works. Currently 25 and am nowhere near the life I created way back when. To be honest, I’m in my feelings.

For a few weeks my mind has really been all over the place thinking about what I really want to do with my life to my love life to finances to friendships. As much as I try to reassure myself and to be patient, it’s hard! It’s hard, but it’s okay to let some feelings out. Honestly, it’s a great relief.

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WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR YOUR DREAM TODAY?

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR YOUR DREAM TODAY?

My friends!!! My dreams, goals, and taking action have been on my mind and heart HEAVILY since 2017 began. As we all know the cliché saying, “we shouldn’t have to wait until a new year to start what it is that we want to accomplish.” True, but time is everything. Mind you, I haven’t always been the go-getter girl. Truth be told I was always the follower and the girl who could never see myself accomplish a lot of things. I dreamed, but that’s it. Never did I put any action towards learning about, researching, or creating a plan to achieve what I had been dreaming about. If I never believed the saying, “it’s easier said than done,” in my younger years, I sure believe it now. WE CAN BE ALL TALK!

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YOU NEED 'ME' TIME

YOU NEED 'ME' TIME

Friends, ‘ME’ time is TRULY important. Everyone deserves peace, a mental break, and quiet time.

While sitting in my car on my lunch break, I relax and take in this one hour piece of peace, my peace. If you haven’t noticed, we are constantly on the move. Whether it’s at the job, home or just out enjoying the day. We are ALWAYS moving in some type of way and never tell ourselves to sit down and get a peace of mind. Now, I’m no expert on health, but when it comes to my ‘me’ time, I am pretty selfish with it. Below I will list a few things that I do to get some ‘me’ time in.

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