Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

Inspiration is found right under your fingertips.

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Kidecals Sprinkles and Booze

I am so in love with my rose petal covered keyboard. Like completely in love. I honestly think it part of the reason I’ve had a burst of inspiration lately. I am choosing to get off my bum and actually get things done.

This time of year, it can be difficult to keep up your mojo and remain inspired. I am in a very creative and demanding field, so inspiration. Mid-November in the US,we typically want to hibernate. It gets cold outside. It’s super dark at like 5PM. You’re so focused on the holidays and how to make it wonderful for others. I’ve decided this year, I am going to take a different approach and look for inspiration in places in which I wouldn’t have. I have to remind myself that, I have decided to live an inspired life. I must not forget to find the inspiration in everything I love. No matter how small.

Living an inspired life of course goes beyond rose covered decals but, we must remember to turn the focus back on oneself. I am opting to impress myself. I want to always out do my best efforts. I want to make sure I am setting up my life so when look back at it when I am 148 I can be proud.

Refreshing your workspace and changing your mindset can work wonders!Sometimes it takes something small to push you to your happy place. I opted to put some pep in my laptop’s step up with decals. Where are you going to find your cold weather inspiration?

Stay sexy Gotham!
latanya

Your dream gig should feel like work.

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

dream gig Sprinkles and Booze

In this modern day in age, I constantly hear people say “I would love to do __________ but I have to have a real job?” I am not sure how a ‘real job’ took on the meaning of leaving out your passions, hopes and your dreams. The truth of the matter is your ‘real job’ is fulfilling your purpose and what makes you happy.

The concept of doing something you love while getting paid to do it takes time and work. Many people stick with lukewarm jobs in which they aren’t happy with, or even full on hate for months, even years without taking action. That action to follow your purpose comes with a massive amount of work that is well worth it in the end. It is possible to find a job that pays you a decent amount but is it really fulfilling your purpose? Do you feel like you’ve followed that dream you’ve always been longing? If you’ve answered yes, then awesome! If you’ve said no, then get to work on your REAL job.

Dream Gig Flowers Sprinkles and Booze

Do you see where I am going within this crazy blogger rant? We all know that anything you truly want takes some sort of work. We need to stop downplaying our dreams and put the real work into what we want. Yes, sometimes we have to work another job to fund and launch what you wish to be doing. This takes a lot of energy and you should be pooped, but just think about how much more fulfilled you are.

I am still in the beginning stages of entrepreneurship and take on side projects that come to me from blogging and I love every moment of it. There are so many wonderful people out there that work a full-time gig and pursue their personal passion driven work at the same time. We need to consider this work our ‘real job’. It is completely doable and realistic. What is keeping you from being one of those wonderful people?

So many people psych themselves out due to the concept of needing a ‘real job’. It’s never an easy balance of paying gig vs. a life of passion. It can definitely drive you nuts but what is life if it’s not full of nuts? Once you get your brain right, the concept can become quite simple, I didn’t say EASY but simple. With the proper system in place, you could be captain of the Starship Enterprise. That’s right, you can be Captain Kirk!

Dark Dreams Sprinkles and Booze

It’s time to bring on the discipline. To make your dream job your real job, it comes with a carefully carved out schedule. Get used to making a very clear daily to-do list. It’s a simple switch of making your ‘side/dream business’ your primary business. We need to keep in our minds that this is the most important ‘job’, no matter how tired, how annoyed, or how frustrating it can be. We will rest when we are retired, and that time isn’t now. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t feel slightly overwhelmed or scared but the only way out is through, darlings. Most if not all successful and fulfilled people have done this before me and will continue to do so.

Once you get your priorities together, put a ring on it! Well, I mean, sort of? It’s time to commit! Committing to anything takes a shit ton of planning and patience. The faster your dream becomes a reality, the more it is going to need your attention. You begin to tighten up your focus a bit more which leads to more work but don’t worry, it is definitely all doable and manageable. If we let the amount of work get to us, it will never get done. You need to commit to the work and know that it is truly what you want to be doing. But a ring on your passion, till death do you part.

If you’re sitting there reading this and agreeing with everything and feel totally motivate, AWESOME! But let’s be real, it’s pretty hard to be a self motivator most of the time, especially when you know it’s going to require tons and tons of work. Share your goals with supportive people and get yourself an accountability homie. This accountability homie will step in during those times where you can’t quiet your inner demons of self-induced struggles. These struggles prevent you from getting any work done and they happen to the best of us. We are used to being told what to do and when to do it. It starts in grade school and continues into adulthood but we need to flip the switch and see that we are the authority over our destiny. It’s hard work learning to take yourself seriously and that’s okay. Your accountability homie will step in to help you get over yourself. Not sure whom you want your homie to be? Find someone that is doing something similar to you and become each other’s homies. Your partnership will be number one in the hood and you will see amazing results within your workload.

Flowers Dream Sprinkles and Booze

When are we going to stop shitting on our dreams? If you have a passion and want to make it your life, there is nothing more inspirational and wonderful. It’s possible to be a dreamer and a worker. There will be a moment when you’re asking yourself why are you working yourself silly and have self doubt.These thoughts are normal and part of your incredible journey. Know why you’re putting the work in and that it is carrying you through the finish line of your truth. Your real job is bringing light and love to the universe through the passion in which you have for life. We must never forget this and as always…

Stay sexy Gotham!
latanya

I’ve won this round Friday the 13th!

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Friday 13th

Early last evening, I headed into Manhattan to meet up with a friend for dinner and some drinks. My train arrived to Grand Central and as soon as I exited the building, a monsoon like downpour started. I over heard a man say “I don’t think it has ever rained this hard in New York City before! This is insane.” As I stood there without an umbrella, wearing sandals and trying to hail a cab, I couldn’t have agreed with him more.

A man that was running in to catch a train in Grand Central stopped and asked if I would like to buy his umbrella for $5. I responded with a “HELL YES!” the guy handed over the umbrella in exchange for a 5 dollar bill. I am not sure what the purpose of this umbrella really was because I was already very much so soaked. I was finally able to hail a cab and once I got situated, the driver turned to me and stated that he will take me to my destination but he had a flat tire. Great, not only was it pouring outside but I also had to deal with a cabbie with a flat tire.

The rest of my evening went along decently well and I got home safely but it dawned on me on the train ride home that it was the eve of Friday the 13th. Was all of these misfortunes prepping me for the doom and gloom that Friday the 13th brings?

Being that it’s 2013, I think we can write off Friday the 13th as centuries worth of psychological mumbo jumbo. There is no direct link as to why Friday the 13th got a bad wrap but I can full heartedly express that my Friday has been rather dope!

Today, Friday the 13th I have become part of a group of bad ass entrepreneur kindred spirits. I’m officially a part of the hive, B:Hive to be exact. B:Hive is a coworking and retail space that is the most bad ass! I am easily distracted which doesn’t help as a blogger and pro-party thrower. A very stylish, positive, and bright workspace is what I definitely needed in my life and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the B:Hive family. Becoming a part of this great community not only has been a great way to end my week but also broke the superstition that nothing good can ever come about on Friday the 13th. That’s right Voorhees, i’ve won this round!

How are you spending your Friday the 13th? Do you buy into the superstitions or do you think it’s all rubbish?

Stay sexy Gotham!
latanya

Witchcraft and extended work breaks.

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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Last week I made an announcement that I took a mini vacation from blogging. The reality of it was, I needed a longer break than I thought. I recently was offered a gig running the social media for a entertainment and party company. It is to work hand in hand with my event planning, internet personality, and blogger lifestyle. It is proven to be possible BUT still a lot of work. Because of this, I needed sort and organize my life which took a little longer than expected. I am officially back and ready to share celebration, love, and geeky greatness with you guys.

To kick off the series of blogging/internet madness that is about to unfold before your eyes, I want to share some magic with you all. I think we all should embrace our inner magic. I’ve been anointing mojo bags, burning candles, and pulling oracle cards.

We all have some form witchy magic we take part in. Whether it is meditation or having a good luck charm, there is something we do to get that extra boost of magic. We all want that extra help to make life easier and wonderful. I think my need of magic comes from my Native American roots. I love the idea of using nature and the magic within to bring abundance into my life. I’m a modern day native witch and proud.

My good friend made a Mojo bag for me recently and it’s my new favorite thing. A mojo bag is basically a prayer bag that is filled with herbs, roots, some personal items. You must feed your bag with oils, waters and sometimes even whiskey! Yes, your bag can ALSO be a lush. Your bag is alive and full of spirit and energy. Mojo bags can be one of the most powerful pieces of magic you can own. They are not to be seen by others, touched by others or wet. You are to keep this object as your personal piece of magic as a modern day witch. Sexy, right?!

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Above all, I have been focused on putting more positive into the universe to receive positive back. Modern magic comes from within. Think of all of the wonderful magic you want within your life and give that to the universe. It will most definitely come back to you. We all contain the courage, guidance, and power that we need and the tools we use are an added bonus. Never be ashamed of who you are and your beliefs. Be bold, share love, and share magic. And as always…

Stay sexy Gotham!
latanya

And we’re back!

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

break

Why hello there party monsters!

I took a week long and much needed break. I actually wanted to write a post about needing a blogging vay-cay but didn’t even get around to that. Now we’re back and ready for action! Did you miss me? I most definitely missed you! Let’s get this party started right. Thank you to all of those that made sure I didn’t turn into a zombie. We are back in business and loads more greatness is to come.

Stay sexy Gotham!
latanya