Beauty is one thing, but a pure heart that is beautiful.
Heart like no other, the Heart of the Filipino.
In honor of Philippines Independence, I wanted to take this time to pay tribute and homage to my heritage and roots. Happy Independence Day beautiful Philippines! May your natural beauty, soulful people and timeless treasures shine brighter and brighter. Proud to be a Filipina. Pilipinas kong mahal (I love the Philippines). As a Filipina-American, I’m proud of my heritage and culture, and I’m proud to share it with you. I hope to continue to share more of my culture, heritage and roots throughout my journey.
Continue to remain humble, grateful, kind, loyal, loving, and always have faith. Never give up and never stop believing. Keep that spirit and light alive, always be inspired, empowered and enlightened! Many blessings and much love!
As always, thanks for reading, following along and following the journey!
There’s nothing more rare, nor more beautiful than a woman being unapologetically herself. Comfortable in her perfect imperfections that is the true essences of beauty.
Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.
She’s the kind of queen that knows her crown isn’t on her head but in her soul.
Don’t just be good, be Great!
I know who I am, this is me, raw, original, authentically me.
Trust your Dopeness
Trust your Soul
Love yourself, be gentle and kind to yourself
Hi my loves,
I hope everyone has been having a great week so far. If you all read my latest entry, I shed some light on why I was silent and didn’t blog or post for the latter half of 2017. As I stated in that entry, the time was well needed. For myself and well being as a whole. I needed to take a step back and grasp everything that had been going on in my life at the moment. I had so many emotions running through me. Some may say that writing during these times, can be quite cathartic, and yes, I do agree. But, I needed time to think, and writing at the time at least for me wasn’t something I could do. I tried several times, but couldn’t. When I say that 2017 was definitely by far the hardest, most challenging year I’ve ever experienced, it truly was. It was filled with many ups and downs, good times and bad, and the kind of experience I would never wish upon anyone even my worst enemy if I had one. The time when I learned so much about myself and the people around me.
I can even honestly admit that I’ve had my share of panic and anxiety attacks through all this. I’ve never really had these kind of attacks until this very point in time of my life. So much was happening, and it was unraveling before my eyes. At times, it was hard to even bare. But my time away from the blog and posting was well needed to take a look at my life in the moment and see it as a whole. For what it was and from all perspectives. Life can definitely throw us some curve balls that we least expect and it can truly take a toll on you in more ways than one. Sometimes, we are dealt with cards that we don’t want, but I guess that’s life…. Will it make us happy, of course not, but life keeps moving. We just have to keep moving with it, as hard as it will be. We may not know the path before us, but I truly believe we have to walk with faith and not by sight. All I can say is let God and our faith guide us through it all. My faith and God, has helped me get through this time, along with the support of family and friends. I can’t beat myself, or be hard on myself, these are the cards I’m dealt and I have to try and keep on living for me.
Don’t get me wrong, I did in fact miss writing, posting and sharing with all of you. Sharing my passions with you and being open as well as to inspire and empower you brings so much joy into my life. There aren’t enough words to describe how it makes me feel to do all that and so much more. If I can inspire, motivate, empower, enlighten just one person, I feel like I’ve accomplished something and that’s a good feeling. That’s what I will continue to do in 2018. This time has truly been an emotional rollercoaster that has been going on for months. I felt like so many things were happening and in the process I began to lose sight of myself. I’m human, and sometimes, we tend to lose ourselves at times, and I can honestly admit this all to you. As hard as it was to face, it was even harder for me to realize I was losing my very self through it all. Certain things and factors made me feel less of myself and the person that I am. Life has a funny way of showing you things, in order for you to find yourself again. Having that time to go through the motions, feel my every emotion, gave me a chance to see me and find me again. I can admit to you all now, I do have my days of minor set backs as we all do, but I love the person I am and I love the person I’m becoming. I know I am a strong, confident, beautiful woman both inside and out. I know who I am and I trust and believe in myself even after all this.
I believe myself to be a pretty dope soul. I’m kind, gentle, caring, fun, loving and I will admit I wear my heart on my sleeve. But don’t get it twisted I’m still a very strong, confident woman. I’m strong willed in every sense of the word. I’ve been through hell and back in my lifetime, I’ve fallen before, but I picked myself up and got right back up. This time, I’ve fallen even harder, but trust and believe I will rise up from all this even stronger. I’m the most realest person you’ll ever meet. I tell it how it is, I’m honest and true. To me, honesty, loyalty, trust, are always the best policies in every aspect of life. When I love, I love hard, because that’s the only way I know how to, and those who know me, know this about me. But it comes with a consequence when you love hard. I’m a good person, a good woman, with a kind heart, my philosophy is: treat me right, and I’ll treat you even better. When your in my life, your in my life for a reason. My circle knows this about me and my circle isn’t that big at all. Get to know me and you’ll see. I’m by no means perfect, I have my flaws, and I’m not ashamed to admit that. I believe that makes me who I am. Just like all of us, we’re all unique in our own way. You are you and there will be nothing like you. That is your power and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. And when your unapologetically yourself, one who can embrace your flaws and be comfortable in your own skin that to me is truly a beautiful.
I truly believe that 2018 is the year of the woman. This is the year we will all stand together and be proud of the woman that we are. Through all this I still can say that I am proud of the woman I am. We will let our voices be heard and won’t let it go unnoticed. We will be a voice and not an echo. Even through all this, I’m rising above it, as an even stronger woman than before. We won’t allow anyone to tell us we are weak, we are nothing, we don’t have the potential to be anything. This will be the year of change, the year we continue to grow, evolve and stand loud and proud. Our voices will no longer be degraded and diminished. We won’t be subjected to feeling lesser than who we are, we are strong, independent, confident women who rule this world and can do anything. Trust and believe we can and we will. I believe in all that and more for you all and for myself. I’m empowered to be and even better woman than before. My past doesn’t define who I am, I am who I am and because of everything I’ve been through, I can tell you I’m standing taller and stronger each and every day.
I believe God created us all for a purpose and to share our purpose with the world. For me, I will continue to share, post, empower, enlighten and inspire you all with passion. I want to feed your soul with so much positivity, good vibes for you all to take with you through your day and feel like you can do anything you set your heart, mind and soul to. Vibrate higher, chase your goals and dreams. Stay focused, motivated and determined, trust and believe it will all work out. A near and dear friend told me to never forget that better never stops and that I am unstoppable! She’s so very right and that’s so true, not just for me but for all of you my loves. Never forget that, we’re all capable of doing anything. Be bold, courageous and fearless in everything you do. The possibilities are endless.
To end, as you see me rise in 2018, I challenge you all to do the same. Let’s rise together, stronger, fiercer and bolder. Keep on growing, keep on evolving my loves.
As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!