Grateful

I’m life I feel that we are never truly grateful for what we have been blessed with! Yet we are able to complain so quickly about what we don’t have, why we can’t have that, get jealous of things/people or accomplishments of others.

It’s so sad that we can’t just live our lives for us. I for one can list a few things that I am grateful for :

  • A roof over my head
  • Good health
  • Being able to walk
  • A job
  • An education
  • Family and friends
  • Waking up everyday
  • Countless opportunities

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I guess that I just don’t wanna continue to living life as if I don’t know what I actually have and then miss it when it’s not there.

And I forgot how exciting it is to just be happy, I mean I really wish you guys where at this photo shoot with me. I got sooooo excited when I got the sucker, even Zuki (the amazing photographer) was like “Tiff you like really enjoying that hey” and I realized that I took this silly cute moments for granted and being a kid again was so far from my mind.

Anyway that was bit off topic but where was I… oh right, being grateful. So what I meant by the sucker moment is that I had the ability to just be, enjoy every lick and just smile. Some people are never able to do that.

I am probably talking way to much but I think you guys get where I am going. Be grateful for what you are blessed with, the moments you get to experience and just being able to wake up and live another day.

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Never take what we have for granted because we never know when it can be taken away.

God bless xxxo

Photography – Zuki ❤

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Moon thoughts

Find the one they said…

I am sorry, I don’t really think it works that way. I may be wrong but I do think that when you go looking, the wrong person will become your “loved one” because you looking for that list you made in order to tick off a few standards. I mean he/she will meet like 4/20 and you like YES!! He/she is the one, I am so in love, we getting married and then 6 months down the line, you like I hate you, you are nothing like what you portrayed to be, you don’t put me first, you just doing life for you, you don’t know what you want, why couldn’t you just be honest, etc.

I think it’s when you stop looking for that “soul mate” and focus more on yourself, throw away the negativity and people who put you down. You will be more loved than you think, by what you do and how you carry yourself.

You may get lonely and want to settle but DON’T!! The one will come and when they do, it will be worth the wait. Worth all the nights you cried yourself to sleep, the romantic movies you make yourself watch and don’t get me started on the days you see a couple making out or even as simple as holding hands…

You will forget all about it, every last bit. When the “one” comes you will simply find peace, joy, happiness and most of all LOVE!!

My advise, don’t make a list. Be true to yourself, they will support you, always want the greatest for you and in all honesty make you a better person. Never settle for being with the wrong person because you are lonely, you will only be hurting yourself.

Patience is the key!!

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God Bless xxxo

the diamond

People always expect things to just happen with no work or effort put in. It must just come to you or it will happen because you said so…

Well I am sorry to burst your bubble, but the last time I checked that was a load of crap! I watched this video by Simon Sinek on millennials (click on his name to watch). Basically it deals with our generation getting consumed by the instant acceptance. Or wait, that like you get on social media – feels great hey? Well honey, that instant gratification won’t get you anywhere. Work for what you want!

I have been a victim of this! If you are honest with yourself, like really honest, we have all gone throught this. We have all wanted something to just come to us like that, at least once in our lives. If that instant gratification worked for someone else, no guarantee it will work for you!! Work hard and the rewards will be that much greater…

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With that being said, a diamond isn’t a diamond when you find it. Well it is a diamond, just not the type you’re used to when all the work has been put in the refinement of it. You can put that rough diamond in a ring…it just won’t be as beautiful as the diamond encrusted ring you’ll find in your favorite jewelry shop. All shapes and sizes to make you feel some kind of way when you fall in love with those items. It has to go through a process; hard work, shaping, cutting, placement and sizing before it enters the shop to be sold and you, the client is blown away! To the point where you wouldn’t want to leave without it.

The same goes with anything in life. Some things we may get just like that, but other things we need to work hard for. Trust me, you will be more appreciative for what you’ve worked for than what was just given to you.

Let’s never just want but take the time to graft, work and achieve our goals, being an example for others and watch how much more happier you will be.

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Don’t try to be a diamond while chasing the glitter…hard work pays off

Lion xxxo

Hair – Mason the Barber

Just stop!

When you date someone, that person now enters your world, your lifestyle, your day-to-day. Not saying it all happens at once but if you want that person in your space because you see a proper future with them, then you show them “you” to see if they can fit in with everything or at least work with you on this journey.

I don’t know how some people can be in a relationship but cut the one they “love”off or not really show them how much they mean to them, so they only really open up a piece of their world, which I think is super selfish!

If you don’t see that person growing with you, being a little silly from time to time, they don’t make you smile, you always stressed out or it just gets to heavy for you, rather just leave and move on.

You are stopping yourself from finding “true love” and you gonna end up hurting someone you love or even worse being hurt even more.

Just stop!!!!

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Sometimes you got to go through some SHHHHH…

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In life you have to go through a bit of crap LOL in order to learn or to actually like see what you like, want in life and what is just like that HELL NO moments!!!

So as per the pictures I have taken I will give you a few examples of what I have gone through and have learnt over the past 6 months.

So I noticed that people who are not really meant to be in your life will keep you there for their happiness. They will only call you when they need you or make time for you when they want to. Leave you just happy enough to keep you around like give you something they know will make you weak. Always talk about themselves and basically not even ask you how you are.

With that being said I will say I gave those people a lot of my time but after a while I just decided you know what, you are sucking the life out of me and I just don’t have time for that – BUT like I said if I didn’t go through it I wouldn’t have known.

I also realised that if you don’t actually apply yourself to where you want to be you in life either a Job, a dream or even just saving money for that debt you know you need to pay, will always hate or dislike people who are successful.

An easy example is a job like I said you been wanting it so badly and you know that you can get it but you just not applying yourself or job shadowing. You just believe you should have it. Don’t act like you haven’t done that ever in your life. I lift my hand and shoo I don’t know how many times I felt like that but looking back I am like I didn’t even try to make an effort so HOW ON EARTH did I expect to get that job.

Now flip, I push myself like a crazy person. I am going to be working and studying which is going to be so hard and I take my hat off to people who do it. Like this post is called “sometimes” you got to go through some SSSSHHHH you will realize like oh my gosh it was me in the end and I just know I don’t wanna be there again so you work harder.

Anyway I can go on all day with so many examples but hey let me call that a POST lol

Let’s learn from every lesson, big or small. Take as much out of it next time, apply it so that you don’t repeat yourself and end up being that person that wallows. MEH!

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Photography  and Location – Mason the Barber

T-shirt – Dutch afro

Fanny pack – Vans

Watch – Casio

Rings – Models own (always wanted to say that)

Glasses – Third eyewear

Is love really that dead???

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So it’s February and all of a sudden it becomes the month of “LOVE” or like my sister once told me “SINGLE AWARENESS” month.

But honestly I think that is a load of BULLSHHHHH… like really do we need a calendar to tell us when to show someone that we really love them or just to show them that we actually appreciate who they are to us???

I mean I am all for gifts and giving gifts but like really man “ONE DAY”

Why do we do it just to make someone feel special for one day – like I am not saying that we need to do this everyday buying flowers and chocolates and a teddy or for those that like shoes and hand bags, REALLY?

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Come on, simply making them coffee after a long day or a foot rub (ladies) back rub (guys), do something you will probably hate but you know they will love, give them a hug when they least expect it, kiss them in public (like embarrass them – trust me they may hate you in the moment but will love you so much more for it)

Like I don’t know if I am being too much but gosh man – don’t get me wrong I am not calling people out or whatever I am basically saying my feelings on this day.

I just think it’s made out to be such a BIG day when everyday can and should be a BIG day.

Like it may not be a thing for you, maybe show someone how much they mean to you. Like the person that you love will bring out that side of you, once again YESSSSS every one is not the same… Bleh Bleh Bleh I mean come on shut up and just make the person know like “wow I am feeling sooooo loved today for no reason at all.”

Eg : one of my friends husbands is just not the kind of guy to show “LOVE” but when he does shooo she like wants to get married all over again and it’s simply the small things.

Anyway that is my two cents on “Valentines day”

JUST SHOW LOVE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!

beginnings…

“And all of a sudden you know… It’s time to start something new and trust in the magic of beginnings…”

This year I am going in with a completely different mind set. I have decided that this is the year of “TIFFANY”. I want to think of me first, do things I want to do, go places, do adventures, I mean just live for me a little.

Some of you might think that it is selfish but if you really knew me, you would know that I never do things for me. I may want things to be done for me but I will always put others before me or make them happy and then think of myself.

This year, don’t get me wrong, I won’t forget about my loved ones but I am going to focus more on me and my NEEDS not wants well maybe some one of them LOL

As Beyoncé says ” I got me, myself and I.”

Let’s do this girl…

Photos – Sleeping Panda Photography