Finding Your Purpose

I don’t have all of the answers but it has been on my heart to share with you so things that have helped me along the way, in hopes that it provides light at the end of your tunnel.

Here’s 3 things you can start doing TODAY that will help you find your purpose:

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I think that it is safe to say that somewhere between 24-27 millennials hit a quarter century life crisis. It’s a stage in life were we question everything we’ve done this far and how we arrived to the point we are current at in life.

Whether good or bad we judge our lives not only by how far we have come in this journey, but how far our peers, people we know, and people we used know pair up against not only our success, but our failures as well. Henceforth a generation full of social media driven self-images.

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I don’t have all of the answers but it has been on my heart to share with you some things that have helped me along the way, in hopes that it provides light at the end of your tunnel.

Here’s 3 things you can start doing TODAY that will help you find your purpose:

  1. Focus your efforts in what you are good. Spend your time growing and enhancing that. What you focus on is what grows, so if you are constantly pointing out things you are not good at, that is the self-image you are creating.
  2. Your Tribe dictates your Vibe. If you are around people who don’t appreciate all of the neat and quirky things that you bring to the table, then you don’t need to be eating with them! There are literally BILLIONS of people in the world, no need to sweat anyone that doesn’t want to take the time to understand who you are as a person. Your tribe doesn’t have to look, speak, and act just like you; they just need to appreciate the uniqueness that you bring to the table.

  3. Pray for clarity. Continuously ask God to help you understand your life as it unveils. Ask Him to give you a clear distinction of what opportunities, relationships, and paths are correct for you. This is very important if you fill like you are always going back and forth and you are not really clear why.IMG_3174IMG_3171

Tools to Help:

  1. Make a to-do list daily or weekly. Make your list full of small things that will help you reach a big goal that you see yourself accomplishing within the next 6 months to a year.

  2. Go out of your way to meet new like minded people. A few good places to meet new people could be through special interest groups. I recently started a Brunch in the DFW area called Because Women Love Brunch, just to help women find other like minded women to connect with. You can use apps like Meet Up and Eventbrite to see what is going on in your area.

  3. Daily Devotional Books are great for a small work of encouragement. I have friend that send out a message daily with a devotional and a prayer. I don’t read mine daily as I should, but having prayers that touch on different topics help me when I’m not even sure what to pray for.
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Find a similar look here: Dress- Missguided, Shoes- Steve Madden, Photographer- Afritina

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Originally I was just going to drop the details of my look, because I did slay for this shoot right! But it has been on my heart that if I am going to take the time to enchanted my online space “blog” that it will fulfill my strong desire to create something that inspires not only your outside appearance, but the inside as well.

Have you hit your quarter of a century crisis yet? What are some ways that you seek and follow your purpose daily?

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Xoxo,

Sophisticated Poser

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Forget the Runway… Street Style is Serious Business at NYFW

 

Street style has more photographers lined up outside of the runway shows at NYFW than inside… Why is that? I took to the streets of New York City during FW SS16′ to get my own take on the subject at matter:

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Rustic Ruffle Dress

Photography: Creative Thinking Media

Running through the 6, nah! I was actually going through St Louis being a complete tourist! I’m sure by now you have read my thoughts on taking a solo trip. I always love to stay somewhere within waking distance of places I want to adventure off too, my trip to STL was no different. I stayed at the Embassy Suite Downtown and I got to see the Arch, Ballpark Village, eat at some amazing places like Pi Pizzara and Robust. I even got to visit a cute swanky jazz spot Marquee Lounge. This sassy ruffle style dress from Buckle was great for my ‘Dora the Explore’ adventure. If you want to get this entire look at one place shop www.buckle.com

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Electric Color

Photography: Mr. Ray Photography

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Let’s get into this look right quick 😛

I wanted to style something fun since summer is finally here and there will be plenty of summer parties to be had! If you normally run from color in your wardrobe, I hope this outfit shows you what you are missing out on. This look can be recreated with shorts and top or skirt and blouse with the same color scheme. Read More about this look!

Dallas Nail Addict

Nails by Cathy at LP NailsIf you follow me on Instagram you know I am always looking for a good place in Dallas to get a Mani and Pedi :). In a perfect world I would find an awesome nail tech in the North Dallas area that is relatively close to me. But I have been so desperate to find talent, a clean facility, and reasonable pricing that I visit places all over DFW: Plano, Frisco, Dallas, and Addison to name a few. So finally I searched the hashtag DallasNails on Instagram and came across @Cathycaoo! I think I have found a favorite yall!

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Cathy works at LP Nails a family owned business off Montfort really close to Dallas Galleria

Cathy is very sweet and accommodating, I normally do an acrylic nail and gel polish which can get pretty pricy! She introduced to to Nexgen after I told her that my nails get really sensitive and that I wanted to grow them out and start wearing my own. Not only did she talk me through the steps as she did my nails, but she helped me save $10. Not much, but hey it’s something!!

I’m so used to going to nail ships that try to UPSELL you on everything: nail, toes, eyelashes, waxes- so to have someone that actually listened to me was refreshing! I have found a GEM and I will def be back! So how did you find your favorite nail salon? A friend, co-worker, Instagram? Share! We would love to know! If you are like I was and still in search please check out Cathy! You won’t regret it Instagram or schedule an appointment through Styleseat

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xoxo,

Sophisticated Poser