Thursday, June 22, 2017

major step back

Does anyone else know that one person in the group that is just extra/dramatic/likes too many sparkles? If the answer is a no, then it's probably you. If it's not you, then ignore all of that and just know that that person is me lolol.

I admit it. I'm bad and boujee. Jk fam. I'm just a little boujee.

Anyways this morning I was getting ready and feeling so much anxiety about little things.
And then I stopped what I was doing and asked myself the following questions:
1. Are these problems really big issues? (the answer was NO)
2. Okay so then are these petty issues hurting me or anyone else? (the answer was NO)
3. Umm....am I just being dramatic/taking it way out of context????? (the answer was YES)

And wow...my morning went so much better and I was able to see things a little more clearly.
My heart resumed it's normal heart beat.

Sometimes I (let's be real: we) make a Colorado mountain out of a Florida "hill." (lol I think I'm so funnnyyy)

It's important to take a step back and reevaluate what's really going on.

So let's take a major step back and remember: it will be okay!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

one month

I didn't know so much could happen in the span of 31 days, but apparently it can.

I finished my first year of being at Southeastern University in Floridaaaaa!!!!!! It blows. my. mind.

Back in September I wrote a post called, "On my way to the next three years."
You can read it here: http://www.beboldbesoulful.com/2016/09/on-my-way-to-next-3-years.html 

Well. It's been a year and I guess in September I can write one about the next 2 years?!A lot has changed and I'm sitting here, still in Lakeland, not in the place I thought I would be. Tbh I didn't really know what to expect or where I would be this Summer. Back during Winter break I knew in my gut that I wouldn't be staying in Virginia, but I never expected that I would be in Florida.

I am so happy that I am here! I love living in a house, cooking for myself, the job I work, the friendships I am forming, and the time I have.

All I know is that every day a new part of my story forms and it is so incredibly exciting to be experiencing all of this. It's really taxing emotionally (I feel everyyyything) and physically (sometimes I get no sleep).

The one thing I've really taken away from this month is that
everything will be fine. The Lord leads us to where He needs us (if we take the steps:)





There is so much I want to share. So much I want to do. And I know that this little post only scratches the surface of everything that happened in May. Thanks for sticking around!

Love,
lily


Sunday, April 30, 2017

BEST tacos in Charlottesville, VA

On Twitter I asked if y'all wanted more blogs, vlogs, or both.
Vlogs won...SO here's another vlog!!!


I had absolutely so much fun making this.
We actually recorded this in January 
and I am procrastinating studying for finals
soooo I decided to finally put this
together!!! I hope you laugh with us
and try one of these places next time you're
in Charlottesville, VA!! All of them were fantastic.

xo,
Lily




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Thursday, April 27, 2017

growing up


finals are coming. enjoy this picture I took of ducks.
also. growing up is weird, but cool. 

XO,
Lily

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Daily makeup routine w/ my roomie!!

Soooooo sometimes I wake up a little late for class/the day.
I don't like to waste my time doing makeup (unless it's for an event/gig!!).
I can do this look in about 10 minutes and every time I do it I get a few compliments
so I figured I'd finally post a "daily makeup routine" video.

My sweet roommate, Paola, was sweet enough to join me
and show you what my routine looks like on her complexion!

I'm pretty sure it's simple enough for anyone to use,
but if it doesn't work for you, then I hope at least all of
our goofy faces made you smile :)



FOLLOW PAOLA:

*disclaimer: I don't use this every day. Some days I just go to class with no makeup. And that's cool too!! Also, if your parents have rules about makeup, just follow them. You'll have time in the future to do your makeup however you want. Don't grow up too fast. Also, parents usually know best :)

stay golden,
Lily

song: Just A Moment (JL Remix) 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Times of refreshing

If we're being honest, I told myself that this wouldn't be a spiritual blog. But if we're still being honest, everything in my life is spiritual. The purpose for everything I do is really all for God. And it would be a shame if I didn't share that. So while this blog is a place where I hope you can connect with my story and be inspired to live a more bold and soulful life, I also hope it's a place that points you right back to God.

With the semester ending I feel like a lot of people are stressed out. I get it. We have school, life, and/or jobs. It can be a lot!! But I want to remind you that even when you have a lot due, activities all weekend, and 5 meetings a day, you can still be okay.

"...that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord..." Acts 3:20



So right now, take a few seconds to breathe. Drink some water. Pray. And keep going. 

You've got this!

xoxo,
Lily


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Resurrection Sunday

I'm a big idea girl. 
I love to try and pull everything off.
I love to make my ideas come to life. 
But most days, if i'm being honest,
I'm not strong enough to do it on my own.

There have been many seasons where
I've battled sadness and loneliness. 

There are many days when my joy is
so great my heart feels like it's overflowing.

And most days where I am completely in awe
that I get to love and be loved by something greater than
myself.

And day's like today are a humbling reminder
that God is GOOD!

I am so thankful that God sent His son Jesus to live for us.
Jesus is alive and well and hope in Him means a life
full of purpose.


And smiles.

Happy Resurrection Sunday.

xoxo,
Lily

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