Life can throw us a lot of curve balls and we all continue to fight battles each and every single day. For some of us, this can deter us from moving forward, where we feel less motivated in doing just about everything. My advice to you all and I’ve always continued to say this—–NEVER GIVE UP. Trust me I know it is easier said than done, trust me I know this all too well and I get it. Sometimes we think simple fixes can make things better, but we mustn’t look for material things or other things to make things better. It’s the little things in life that should help us keep moving forward. It’s starts with this and for some of us we underestimate how powerful this can help us. We all experience various life challenges and through these battles and difficulties we must keep our faith, and believe in the power of prayer. I know all too well, that with all of life challenges that we go through, it’s so easy to lose our faith and hope. Sometimes our faith comes in waves because we go through all these ups and downs in life which makes us wonder and question our faith and even God. We all want the answers, we all want immediate results. But unfortunately, life doesn’t work out that way. But that doesn’t mean that things can’t happen, but not as immediate as we would like or hope.
What we must always remember, it’s all about timing and in God’s time. God hasn’t forgotten us, he is with us and he hears our prayers and thoughts, we must never forget that. I also hold God and my faith as the number one driving force in my life that has kept me going in all aspects of my life. In addition to the support of my love, family and friends. They have been the people in my life, the reason why I’m motivated to keep going. Like all of us, I am human, and I can be the first to admit that I have lost my faith at times. But without fail God has shown me in more ways than one that he is with me. I have lived by this scripture from 2 Corinthians 5:7 —- I will walk by faith even when I cannot see…. I truly believe there are signs everywhere and he is with us, guiding us and showing us even when we can’t see it he is. We must remember that. What I will leave you with is, remain strong even when it’s tough. Stay positive, even when there are things leading you to think or act otherwise. Pray for peace, pray for hope, protection to keep that positivity and good energy and vibes flowing in your life. Be kind always. Spread love in everything you do. Lastly, keep pushing, keep going. Never lose hope, never give up and never stop believing.
Here are some of my words, psalms and bible scriptures that have continued to stay with me and help me throughout my life:
I will walk by faith, even when I cannot see… 2 Corinthians 5:7
Psalms 91 for Protection
Whatever you believe in, keep that and hold onto to that. It will help you during all of life challenges. Stay inspired, empowered, motivated and always keep the faith. Stay positive!
Shirt Dress: Zara (So versatile, can be worn as a dress or even a top). |
Remember to always have faith, stay strong, keep the positive vibes flowing, never give, never lose hope and never ever stop believing.
As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!
If you know me by now, then you know that I’m one who likes to change up my look every now and then. I’m all about experimenting, especially with my hair. Especially since I work in an industry where I need to stay up to date with current trends. For today’s post, I’m sharing with you all my hair journey. I will spare you the horrible, ratchet and embarrassing photos of my hair. I’ll just give you a short backstory behind my hair.
Let’s just say, my hair has been thru hell and back. Well, maybe not hell, but not in the best state. Thanks to the hair God’s and some research, I managed to find Kathy, thanks to her my hair has been brought back to life. But here’s a little back story before Kathy came to my rescue.
Prior to my meeting and introduction with Kathy, my hair had been thru a lot. My bad hair days started with a professional hair dye gone wrong, extremely wrong. In all the worst ways possible. I wanted to go a little lighter for the Summer and my previous hairstylist didn’t listen to what I wanted. He didn’t refer to my photo and decided to give me something completely opposite from what I wanted. He took my brown hair to platinum blonde. Can you imagine me with Platinum Blonde locks?! Trust me, it wasn’t a pretty, on me at least. Other Filipina’s and others can pull it off, yes, but I myself could not. And I wasn’t happy at all. When I ran my hands thru my hair, the ends no longer felt silky smooth. But rather, rough and like hay. My hair was officially damaged and fried. It needed a HUGE detox and time to breathe before going back and fixing it. I spent the next week at work and basically everywhere I went wearing a huge hat on my head at ALL times. But I was at my breaking point, and I just couldn’t live with my hair looking a hot mess for another week. [Due to scheduling, he couldn’t fit me in to fix the job he so horribly did wrong] I was left with no choice. [I haven’t done this in quite sometime] I went to the drugstore bought a box dye and dyed my own hair. Now putting my hair thru more shock and damage. I took it back to the dark side. Due to my hair being overly damaged and over processed, some green started to show after I dyed it. The color I picked up was Jet Black. My hair had gone thru so much in a short amount of time, it started to react to all the damage being done to it. My hair was fried, overly dyed and all sorts of damaged. It needed some TLC and fast!
After much research and just being fed up with my hair, I reluctantly was able to get an appointment at yet another local hair salon. There I met, Kathy. She looked at my hair, listened to me and knew just what to do. I brought in a photos for her to refer to. She loved the fact I brought in photos, great for reference and inspiration. She told me, it’s always best when clients bring in photos, they not only make for great references, but another way to really visualize what the client wants. What I loved about her is that she’s brutally honest. She’ll tell you right off the bat if that particular hairstyle will suit you or not. She’s not afraid of telling you NO! She wouldn’t want her clients walking out of her salon, with 1. A bad hair do and 2. A Bad hair dye job and have her name written all over that, NO WAY! I love her way of thinking. Double plus in my book, I’m all about that, honesty is the best policy, am I right?! Kathy is amazing at what she does, she’s like a chemist in her own lab, well salon. She knows what colors to mix and what will look perfect for that particular client. Not only does she know her colors she gives a FABULOUS Lob haircut and blowout! I’m just so happy and blessed to have found her when my hair really needed it. Since meeting her last winter, she’s given me Spring/Summer ready hair and now Fall-Ready hair. I absolutely love my lob hairstyle and my perfectly rich Chocolate bronde (Brown and slight blonde) balayage color. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t let just anybody touch my hair let alone color my hair. But after speaking with Kathy, telling her my worries, what I had gone through and what I’m looking for, I knew I was in good hands. Even after my hair woes, Kathy brought my hair back to life.
Needless to say, every time I come into the salon, I’m immediately put at ease. And now, every time I leave the salon my hair looks AMAZING and I feel fabulous. Thank you so much Kathy for giving me gorgeous hair and bringing it back to life. If you’re ever in the Jersey City/Hoboken area, and looking for an AWESOME stylish, with killer skills and a fabulous personality be sure to make an appointment with Kathy and the fabulous ladies of the Two 01 Salon. Located at: 404 14th Street, Hoboken, New Jersey.
As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey.