Instagram friends to real life friends

The year is almost over, actually the decade and I can’t believe we’ll be starting 2020 very soon! I want to end the year on a good note and on a high to get me up and ready for the new year. I used to go along with the saying, “new year, new me” but I am a firm believer if you want to see change in your life then you have to make the conscious effort to let go of anything that no longer serves you. So with that being said, let’s cheers now for making positive changes instead of waiting for January 1st to start feeling inspired.

Social media is well known for taking over our lives and as a blogger I am constantly on Instagram chatting with babes, engaging, posting new etc. i love the platform because it has opened my eyes in many different ways, it pushes me to get creative and have fun along the way. My biggest takeaway has been meeting other blogger babes who have the same drive, they motivate and support your ideas, they are the online friends who have become friends in real life. I love these connections, it’s the energy I crave because not only is it genuine but it truly feels great to know that there are good women out there with a pure and loving heart who won’t become envious of opportunities that come your way and things that you accomplish.

I met https://www.instagram.com/styledbymay_/ around this time last year and OMG I can’t believe how quickly time flies, I hosted a blogger brunch last year which she attended and I had announced my pregnancy before announcing it to everyone else on social media and we just clicked! We hung out every single weekend to shoot content so it definitely helped us bond and create a beautiful friendship, she was there throughout my pregnancy, having Delilah and seeing her grow. I’m excited for our friendship to continue to grow and go into a new chapter as the year begins. We have some things planned out which I am very excited to share with you all so definitely stay tuned!

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what NOT to do for Valentine’s Day!

It’s the week of Valentine’s Day, and the big question is…what will you be doing on that special day?

There are tons of ideas out there on where to go eat, gifting guides etc. but I will be sharing some past experiences as well as what you should NOT do only because I want to keep things realistic and easier for all of my couples out there!

Past experiences:

You all know how extra AF I am so in the past this included Valentine’s Day as well. I would put tons of pressure on Bryant year after year on what we would be doing because I wanted to get nice and dolled up but it was never realistic guys!!! Bryant and I would try going on fancy dinners and EVERY single place was always packed and most restaurants don’t even take reservations! I always remember one year specifically where we went to a Peruvian restaurant (which is my FAVORITE food everrrr) I was starving and ready to order my favorite dish but as we got there the wait was over an hour long so we ended up having dinner around 10-10:30 pm!! Like WTF! That’s just so insane to me and I remember being so grumpy, my stomach was growling, thank god Bryant is the opposite of me because he knows how to just laugh things off and go with the flow!

After that year I learned my lesson, I told Bryant he was right and that we should do more low-key things instead of trying to go the fancy route. The following year, I remember we had a sushi date to our favorite restaurant which is a hole in the wall but the longest we had to wait was about 20-30 mins which is a normal wait time like any other day and a better alternative to any fancy restaurant that will be a hassle to get into.

Since then, we have been getting better with our options and I no longer put all of the pressure on Bryant to plan something extravagant, I can just be extra myself any other day! LOL

This year: I am keeping things super low-key with Bryant, baby girl is on the way and being that I am currently 27 weeks, I get tired easily so we are doing something during the day instead (so happy we both got the day off) probably start off with the gym, grab lunch and be out and about for a little, order take out for dinner and watch a movie which is perfect for me! Oh and the best part is that we are getting pedicures together so I’m excited for that!

Don’t:

  • don’t stress about big plans
  • don’t go to big restaurants or wait for dinner (it’s the busiest time)
  • don’t fall for the hype on this day just because you see others doing something (no fomo)

Do:

  • find alternatives to do something special at home
  • something to do during the day
  • make it special in your own way

I hope you all have a good Valentine’s Day! If you don’t have a boyfriend, grab your girlfriends and get together for drinks, a movie or anything else that comes up!