WOAH, what a year! As I sit here, sipping my coffee, I cant help but smile and laugh to myself at the same time. 2017 has been a pretty interesting year for me.. I like to think of it as a transition year..
I started the year off with the intent of doing my very own Happiness Project. Each month I would set a goal/resolution/intention and then “tackle” that goal or whatever you want to call it. After 2 or 3 months I quit! It wasn’t making me feel happy at all, if anything I was kind of miserable and felt like I was putting all this pressure on myself to be happy.
So, I quit my happiness project and then shit went a little sideways… Because I failed at being happy I started to think about my life, how I wasn’t where I “should” be and then started to question every aspect of my life.. Just to give you an example (1 out of about 1000 lol).. I decided that I should buy a condo in the burbs.. I started looking at condos, then just as quikly I talked myself out of it because it was like what if I hate the burbs.. So then I found a place to rent but the second I signed the lease I started to second guess if it was the right decision.. this is literally how I spent the next 4 months!
If I had to choose 1 word to describe those 4 months it would be LOST.. I was totally lost and didn’t know what I wanted.
I am the first one to admit that my mind is my biggest enemy and I knew that I had to do something because I was on a path of self-destruction.. So in September I made the decision to smarten the FUCK up and take control of my mind. I read “The Universe has your back” and started to have all of these “ahhh” moments. Everything in the book is common sense.. however for me it was not common practise.. Reading the book made me aware of my actions and now because I am aware I can stop myself before I act or react to certain situations. It doesn’t always work but hey at least I am trying!
So, for the past four months that is what it has been all about.. Learning to control my thoughts and actions. At the end of the day the only thing we can control is ourselves..
Going into 2018 I don’t have a BIG list of resolutions or goals.. my one intention for the year and for the rest of my years is to get out of my comfort zone.. and for me that means to let go of all that pressure I put on myself, to LET IT BE and to Trust that the Universe has my back…
May your 2018 be filled with everything your heart desires..
I’ve been trying to write this post for the last half hour but due to a lil holiday hangover I am having quite the time trying to get my shit together! If there is one thing I love more than anything it is dressing up for holiday parties and this year I am absolutely loving everything from sequins and fur to a classic, high-waisted party skirt… Thought I would share a few of my holidays looks so far this season.. plus a few others that may get you inspired! enjoy
ps. don’t forget to follow me on Instagram fresa.living for all things fashion, life, fitness, photography and more.. xo ~ jos
I should be going to the gym right now but instead I am trying to get some Christmas shopping done online but instead of finding gifts for the loves in my life I keep finding shit I want! hahaha.. So I figured I’d create a lil holiday wish list for all the dudes out there that don’t know what to buy that special lil lady in their lives… Not gonna lie hoping the dude in my life reads this 😉
Happy Holidays & Happy Shopping!!
xo ~ jos
Check out my top 10 picks…. I can pretty much guarantee she will love something on this list!
I’m not sure about any of you but this is one of my most fave times of the year. I actually put my Christmas tree up and decorated the apartment on November 13th! D walked in the door and his actual words were “are you fucking kidding me? its November!” haha.. oopsie! Not even sorry!
Anyways, I love everything about this season; holiday parties, holiday outfits, holiday hangovers.. ok, well, maybe I don’t love the hangovers but they are so worth it during this time of the year! There really is nothing better than spending time with family and friends, drinking, laughing and just having the most amazing time!
So with that being said… this holiday season I have decided to do something that is going to be a little difficult for me.. I have decided that I am going to just put down my phone and actually fully engage in conversations and actually take everything in that I love about the holidays.. Now don’t get me wrong.. I’m still going to take photos and post on social media.. but I really want to make a solid effort to not spend all my time looking down at my phone, half ass listening to conversations.. I’m pretty sure you can all admit that you have been guilty of that once or twice before..
So, starting today.. I’m going to make a solid effort to give my presence… and I fully encourage all of you to do the same..
Peace & Love ~ Jos
ps. stay tuned for some of my favourite looks this season