starting your glo up

I think one of the best parts of this year has been the beginning of my “glo up”. I forced myself to learn to love myself. This has to be one of the best transformation periods of a girl’s life – learning to love herself, getting her priorities straight and shaping her future.

In all honesty, I think each phase of your life comes with its own glo up. The glo up is not about what you look like. It’s about being able to accept it. It’s about your attitude – towards yourself, and other people. It’s about your self-worth, and doing what you can to take control of your negative feelings towards yourself, your life & body.

But let’s be real, the way you look has a lot of influence on how you feel… So let phase one commence.


  1. Assess how you see yourself, what would you like to change? Be realistic though – losing a ton of weight in a short time isn’t healthy, neither is gaining it or starting a ridiculous workout program that does nothing but scare the living daylights out of you. (Look out for a post on working out & being healthy!). Change what YOU think you need to. Be sure to do it for you though
  2. Try something new with your hair. Get a new weave, change your hair colour, get a hair cut. Find a style that makes you feel empowered and like a strong independent woman. 
  3. Start a beauty routine. Skincare is so important, because many of us are super self conscious about how we look. If you’re into makeup, try new things, find your personal style whether it be natural glam or bold and beautiful, do you!
  4. Find your personal clothing style. Change your closet accordingly (sell off old things! save the money) and stick to pieces that make you feel beautiful.
  1. Change up your friend group. Hit the delete button on friendships that feel toxic, on people who don’t appreciate you and on people that have a horrible influence on you. Have coffee dates with people who inspire you, and the friends who love you.
  2. Pamper yourself. Have days solely for self love, and taking a break from everyday stress.
  3. Focus on positivity. Unfollow all of those sad, depressing Instagram & Twitter accounts. Don’t allow yourself to wallow in sadness. It’s hard, but sometimes you need to make a conscious decision to be happy.
What’s made you feel better about yourself lately? Share it in the comments.

some changes… and a series!

Hey there

I know, it’s been a while since my last post. But I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of my blog, and something about it just wasn’t gelling well with me until recently. I’m changing this blog – to reflect me, my life & my goals.

You’ll find more of a happier me, with some focus on Christian living and I really hope you stick around for this new venture.

Mad love



50 things that make me happy

1.       Beach trips
2.       Puppy breath
3.       Puppies
4.       The smell of rain
5.       A good view
6.       Curling up with a good book & rooibos tea
7.       When the sun hits that spot during sunrise
8.       Watching fireworks
9.       Reaching a goal
10.   Cuddles
11.   New makeup
12.   The first sunny day after torrential rain
13.   Texts from friends I haven’t seen/heard from in a while
14.   Working out
15.   4 hour naps
16.   Kittens
17.   Swimming
18.   Shopping
19.   My family
20.   Uncontrollable laughter
21.   When people understand my sense of humor
22.   Blogging
23.   Summer camp nights with my friends
24.   Meeting new people
25.   Sand beneath my toes
26.   Getting a good grade unexpectedly
27.   Volunteering
28.   Seeing children form relationships with God
29.   Kids’ movies
30.   Impromptu selfie sessions

31.   Bonfires
32.   Surfing
33.   Baking
34.   Comments on my blog
35.   When I try something new and it works
36.   Ice cream
37.   Vacations
38.   Yoga
39.   Sleeping
40.   Bubble baths
41.   Listening to new music
42.   Journaling
43.   Cosy days
44.   Acrylic nails
45.   Coffee
46.   Pizza
47.   Christmas
48.   Traveling somewhere different
49.   Writing
50.   A clean room
What’s your happy? share them below ❤