Archives for January 2017

January 23, 2017

Feelin’ girly…


Not gonna lie: these jeans are the only ones that fit me right now. So with that being said, I decided it was time to make ’em a bit more posh and decided I needed some girly top (sparkles were out of the question) so the next best thing was definitely lace. Anytime I wear anything lace-y I instantly feel “girlied” up and, honestly, it’s so damn sexy in my opinion but it can look cheap very quickly, if you ask me. I absolutely am all about the “you don’t have to put it all out there” manner of dressing when it comes to looking sexy or feeling girly. Keeping this in mind, wearing my husband’s jeans, making them my own and adding pieces such as this top (Zara, sold out) and platform heels are a subtle way of achieving the aforementioned and not being so obvious about it. Of course, it’s all about how you feel and present yourself. The confidence you exude when you put something on is what will make you attractive in the long run.

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January 9, 2017

Giving myself time…




Here’s a crazy thought: staying calm, cool and collected on the most anxiety ridden of days will be your claim to fame on 2017. Well, for me this a personal feat that I will be working to accomplish this year. You see, this is not me. At all. I am and have always been the anxious beast who sends channels her super anxious powers to anyone and anything who is willing to partake in it. And many a times, it can be quite debilitating.

In my case, I have learned to control it to a point where I can be productive enough to get what I need done. I am a perfectionist and extremely hard on myself. And as you can imagine, now that motherhood is in the picture, it has reached an all new exciting *not* level. Starting a new job in my field of school psychology has been a true blessing but has also contributed to me experiencing new levels of anxiety. Since I had been out of the field for so long (5+ years), I absolutely felt out of place and in need to catch up. Fast. You would think that someone in my field would know how to handle all the aforementioned but textbook knowledge can only get you so far when you experience these things IRL.

With all this said, I have decided to take a moment and give myself time. I am at a point in my life where it becomes tiresome to keep up with everything I believe everyone else expects of me. I suppose this is how I have been living my life for the past few years and it finally caught up with me.  My subconscious is finally saying “take control of what you want”. So I am. Mind you, it is no easy task but little by little I am discovering that unbinding myself from what I believe are other’s expectations of myself has allotted me a new perspective on how I want to view my life and how I want things to play out for ME. This is a new chapter. One that I can get on board and be content with. Up to now, it feels pretty damn good.

I appreciate those of you who wholeheartedly (and genuinely) reach out with words of kindness. They never go unnoticed and and I am grateful to connect with many of you who share your similar woes with me here on my blog and on social media and I wish to not only continue nurturing those relationships but also wish for you the very best in everything you have proposed to achieve for yourself. You will do it. No doubt about that.

‘Til next time,

Raquel

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January 3, 2017

roadtrip: st. augustine, fl.

Hey guys!

First post of 2017 and we’re off to exciting beginnings! Well, on the 1st of january, the hubs, Lucas and I went on a little roadtrip to St. Augustine after several of my work colleagues had insisted I go during winter break. My husband had been there before a long time ago so he said we had to go because it is such a pretty little town and very spur of the moment decided to jump in the car and head out there.

Initially, we wanted to go see the Castillo San Marcos fort that the town is so famous for but we got there around 2:00pm and it started pouring raining and had to wait in the car for like a half hour until it stopped. Once we were able to leave the car, we just decided to walk around the town and sightsee because it is literally the cutest little town I’ve seen in a while. There are so many cultures intertwined in the feel of the town (french, german, cuban, spanish, you name it) and there’s such richness to the vibe of the town that we really just felt so at ease just walking around and taking it all in. Needless to say, Lucas was loving it, too! I also love that so many families go there so there are other children walking around with their families and it feels like such a nice place to just chill, grab a bite (and a drink ha!) and just play tourist for the day. We decided we needed to go again soon because there are the cutest (not even kidding) bed and breakfast inns I have ever seen in my life and you can literally just wake up and go walk around all day because at every corner there is am adorable shop to go into or place to grab a yummy bite. We ate at this place called Barley Republic Irish Pub & Oyster House and seriously had some delish street pork tacos (the hubs had fish and chips which were insanely good). No pics on the food included here because our camera decided to die on us by the time we sat down to eat.

So if you’re planning on a trip to florida, make it a point to go to this part of the state because you will seriously not regret it.

‘Til next time,

Raquel

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