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Hello beautiful and handsome,

Its Friday so i might as well just say TGIF. Its just the 14th or 15th day of the new year and i already feel such a rush and change within. Not just going with the “NEW YEAR, NEW ME” phase most of us go through each January and it phases midway February and probably ceases by Easter Weekend, I am talking about an appreciation of the word HAPPINESS.

So what is with this simple word HAPPINESS or joy? I might never know its entirety but the comfort and peace it gives me each morning and through out the day, is simply amazing and may be you will help me explain it with my few examples. First, unemployment brought some tears and heart break every 30 minutes or so and i could have easily wet my pillows more than i should at least on two or more nights but that strike of midnight on that beautiful New Year’s day brought a realization i could never have come up with and that is to make the best of my year no matter what!

So from that awesome morning, i decided to wipe my tears, put my best smile on (red lip, eyeliner, foundation too) and hold my almost toned head high. Yes, waking up feeling you have no purpose sucks most times but it gave me a determination i have never had before (OK, maybe not as much as saving up for my phone and shoes but you get the point) Instead of looking at the down side of things, i decided to look at the balance of it to find the middle ground of the situation. I had the best rest i have had in a long time, sleep in late, see my friends as much as possible, do random trips, enroll in amazing personal development online courses, look for better opportunities and best of all, enjoy time with my awesome family and eat healthier food each day. These are things i would probably have never thought of if i was so busy stuck on my desk. So that was my up side in this situation.

This has taught me to appreciate each stage of life i am put in, whether good or bad, i am where am meant to be and even if its not an uphill most times, looking at the brighter side of it has helped me be a better and happier person and i actually have the best mindset i have had in a while. Lesson is TO FIND YOUR HAPPY FEET IN EVERY SITUATION. I really hope you do as well.

xoxo

APW

 

To the ball….


Amazing lights, ball gowns, handsome princes, beautiful love song; everything a magical evening comprises of is what i dream of every night. Yes! am a girly girl with a tiara to my name and a castle in my dreams so i decided to write about ball gowns. Big, extravagant,dramatic and something out of a Disney classic (Anastacia or Cinderella to be precise) is my perfect outfit for a magical night. It just screams elegance and regal. I love the precise structures and color, not forgetting the amazing jewellery that may come with it so yes! award season helps me relive that dream every year. I love winter whites for ball gowns or canary yellow but any color really looks amazing so guess i know what i want for my wedding. LOL! The trick to the looking regal and not just a bird being preyed with a full ball gown on is getting the perfect slip to keep it flowy and round throughout without looking an over blown balloon. The A-line is another simple alternative as it is for all body shapes and is extremely versatile. The mermaid gown is a popular choice because they give the lady a stunning hour glass figure but as it is popular, it is a difficult one to pull off as not every body shape looks amazing in it. The biggest trick for rocking a ball gown is getting one that sweeps the ground as hemlines higher than your ankles just look cheesy and unsmart. Team it up with sparkly jewellery,strappy heels and a classic clutch that matches the color of your dress or heels.
xoxo
APW

My little temptations


I love sweet treats so i indulge every time that i can. This year is for being a little more healthy, which means more rest, exercise, happiness and GREEN in my life so going more to greens and fresh vegies but a little indulgence can’t hurt 🙂 I love myself all these so every now and then i go for it since completely stopping might be a bit too harsh for me.. It starts in the mind so think healthy and happy all the time!
xoxo
APW

It begins with YOU…

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Sometimes you worry about so many things, how things are meant to be, how you have planned them and how they will turn out to be. Worry does not take the problem away, it removes the fun and joy in situations. Yes! i might be a little worry-puss sometimes, but when i realized you can’t just have stuff your way most times (life is not like that), i decided to go with the flow and see how things turn up. Life is not a story, we write our selves, it is a journey we go through so at the end of the day, you write that story but we can choose to make it memorable.

My 2014 goal is being as happy as i can, no matter the situation so yours truly has taken up all sorts of challenges and exercises to help me keep my smile even when the tears are flowing. So one of the things the challenges have taught me is that no matter which course my life has to take, whether happy or sad, joy has to come first in my heart. When you are completely happy within, most things can not bother you and you might find the humor in certain situations that might have looked worse than they are.

So i decided to let go of trying to control so much and go with the flow like a river. Sometimes we are too afraid to let go and get out in the world but when you realize that life does not start until you start living, you learn to let go of some things and put your happiness first every day. It is a decision and goal to stay happy and go with the flow life’s waves might bring.

So as the year keeps moving forward, am hoping that everyone makes it a point to look for the things that bring them joy and peace and fight for them. Life is too short to live miserably and therefore trying to control things that we might not be able to control should not be a worry issue. When you decide to break free and find your happiness, and not to worry, wonder, and just go with the flow, life becomes easier and less stressful because you are focused on joy. Take it like a new beginning and find the freedom and peace because you choose to be happy, even when life might try to break you. IT BEGINS WITH YOU!!
xoxo
APW