Motivation Monday #1

24 April 2017

Leicester, UK

"Don't be afraid to get your toes wet, you may find you are a mermaid after all"

Staying focused and willing to take risks will bring you more happiness than the act of dreaming and wishing you did.
Wishing never achieved anything, trying and and taking risks do.
Don't be afraid of going for it, fear and self doubt will forever be your biggest obstacle in life.
So get into the habit of eliminating those negative thoughts and substituting them with positive ones.
Start your week as you mean to go on.
Stay motivated!

I absolutely love supporting and motivating people around me just as much as I enjoy being supported and motivated by those around me. It's important we keep ourselves and our circle motivated and positive.
So I wanted to have a little space on here to dedicate to good vibes, so every Monday I will be sharing some positive and inspirational words, so we set the tone for the rest of the week.
I hope you enjoy these weekly series!

~ Sílvia

New beginnings

23 April 2017

Leicestershire, UK

So here it goes, my very first blog post since I became a mother.
My old blog was doing very well when it all went pear shaped, I have just given birth to my beautiful son Raheim at the time, he was about three weeks old, when suddenly my blog disappeared like it never existed before, I was upset and hurt, but did not want it to overshadow the happiness that I was experiencing in my personal life.
 So I made the decision to step away from it and just focus on my personal life and enjoy the precious moments that I will never get back. In a way I feel like it happened for a reason, i had more time to focus on bonding and raising my boy. I missed putting outfits together and writing about them but I don't regret stepping away at all, if anything the amount of things I have learnt this last year have taught me so much about myself.
Not long after having my baby I lost my father, and in our culture we must show respect to our loved ones by dressing in black, nothing but black clothes down to the underwear.
So this last year I have been in all black, because is my dad I must wear all black for at least a year. I have to say I shopped less, and my styling skills have been tested. As the challenge of wearing all black but making sure all my outfits were nursing friendly. It hasn't been easy but I honestly feel like I have grown so much since then. And certainly know my how to make the most of my wardrobe more than I ever did.
So look out for a few all black suggestions as the end of my all black year approaches.
Stay tuned for all the amazing content I have work hard to put together just for you!
~ Silvia

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