love

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

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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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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

Call me what you want…

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So I was told the other day that I am vain/narcissistic if they had to just look at my Facebook and Instagram and not really know me or take the chance too…

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“narcissistic”

adjective

having or showing an excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one’s physical appearance.

And I understand where people are coming by calling me that but you cannot base a person on their Instagram or Facebook posts! It’s just pictures that are out there for the world to see take it how you would like too but to be honest, no-one truly takes the time to get to know that person and actually realize they are nothing like what you thought they could be.

People are so quick to judge and label you without knowing what you have been through or currently dealing with.
Sorry but my life is to busy to worry with what people have to think of me! I know who I am and okay with that…

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Basically Imma do me and if you don’t like it you can simply unfollow!

Boy bye xx

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Because it happened…

I read this quote not to long ago “You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s an experience.”

Like how true is that? We always seem to think it isn’t! We have this screwed up mindset that if it doesn’t play out the way we want it to, it was the biggest mess up! However when we look back, it could possibly be the best experience or lesson we needed at the time.

Only you can change your life, no one can do it for you! You are the one that can make things great (or not!) It is dependent on your mood if you really think about it!

Walk away knowing that life throws you with the most unexpected things, you gotta choose to live in it or get over it…

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For years I have worried what would people like or say and I am someone who forgives and thinks aggg man let’s just be nice…

And yes I do get hurt from time to time, I myself do the hurting but my gosh and I am done with that if you honestly have no way of bringing positivity to my life, honey pie you are going to be blocked and deleted! I don’t see the need in having your negativity in my life?! I have always been someone to help others and put them first, just to get stomped on and left to deal with stuff on my own, now and then I get help along the way but never do I treat you the way you treat me, so imma do me…

I say it again blocked and deleted!!

Bye!!!

Scars to your beautiful x

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So the first time I had heard this amazing song I honestly just sat and CRIED so much because every line in the song is so true for so many women in the world and we totally need to just go crazy and believe in ourselves…

This is the beginning of the song and it just hits you.

She just wants to be beautiful

She goes unnoticed, she knows no limits

She craves attention, she praises an image

She prays to be sculpted by the sculptor

Oh, she don’t see the light that’s shining

Deeper than the eyes can find it

Maybe we have made her blind

So she tries to cover up her pain and cut her woes away

‘Cause cover girls don’t cry after their face is made

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Oh, you’re beautiful, oh, you’re beautiful
And there’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark

You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are

And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart

No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful

Oh-oh, oh-oh

And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart

No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful

When I decided to do this post, I honestly just kept overthinking, what are people gonna say, I have way to little clothes on, my body image shouldn’t be in pictures like this, why would I even think of doing this! And I realized it wasn’t actually people, it was me!! Me, myself and I are the worst crit to self image! I put myself down on a daily bases and then social media just adds to it! Looking for attention or should I say confirmation to be “beautiful” but when someone compliments me, I never truly believing the person or take it in!

I told the Photographer, listen I know this is something you will probably be shocked to here me say but this is why I wanna do for this shoot!

We did a few images and I stood there in disbelief, looking at myself and actually thinking “wow Tiff you really are beautiful and your curves look great!” Still trying to look for the flaws of course!

And I wanted to write this post to make women understand that we as females need to be our biggest supporters! We need to be the ones telling ourselves we beautiful, giving off confidence, shining even when we feel dull, making a statement wherever we go, putting ourselves out there as if we are a Model because we can be!! We are all beautiful in our own way…

So with that being said make this song your anthem!!

Scars to your beautiful x

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Song – Scars to your beautiful

by Alessia Cara

Photography – Carlo Daniels