HAPPY WEDNESDAY

It’s been one of the slowest weeks yet. From work to school, everything seems to be moving in slow motion. Personally, to get over this rut I have been really cherishing alone time and reminding myself of the little things that make me happy. Keep pushing through the week! I’m here for you and believe in you.

KEEP MOVING FORWARD

KEEP BUSY

Thank you to my good friend Yeab for taking these awesome shots! Find more of him HERE.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Rachaelle



NOVEMBER 2018 SET, ROANNE





ROANNE (Instagram: @baabyro)
Los Angeles, CA
BODY/LENS: Canon 60D + 50mm f/1.8

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Rachaelle

MODEST FEATURE: Kristin Magdalene on Self Care, Discovering Creativity, and Knitting as a Passion





Kristin Magdalene started knitting as a form of stress relief from her busy job as a television producer in NYC. She specializes in exclusive hand-knit designs at KristinMagdalene.com

…Growing up I considered myself to be a hopeless non-creative.

One of my favorite modes of self-care is expressing myself creatively, and I love that I can say that because growing up I considered myself to be a hopeless non-creative. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I realized that while some are naturally talented in different areas, that creativity is actually a skill and I can get better and better each day.

Knitting is really popular at the moment, and I completely understand why. It can be a mindless activity so you can still chat with friends, and it can be a mindful activity to really focus and calm your mind. Plus, you get a really cool sweater at the end.

All of these are reasons why I started knitting, and because of that, I realized I actually did have a natural talent that probably would have remained undiscovered for the rest of my life: I love designing, so much so that I now sell my knitwear and patterns because they’re so unique and I think it’s a lot of fun.

But my favorite secret about knitting and about creativity and even self-care is that it doesn’t have to be perfect and wonderful and give you warm and fuzzy feelings. There is nothing better in the world than a taking a knitting project that isn’t working and gently tugging on the yarn and watching everything unravel.

Sometimes the best solution is to take the exact same materials you started with and create something new.

Discover more of Kristin’s passion on her Instagram @kristinmagdalene

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Are You Unhappy with Your Life?

Working Towards Your Future & How to Live in the Present

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To think you’ll ever be done growing and evolving mentally is such a narrow outlook on your life- this my personal view.

I know that I’ll never stop learning how to handle situations and process emotions. Life is always changing, presenting you with new moments, feelings, and people. Having the mindset that life will eventually settle and reach a balance is setting a limit on your own capabilities and potential. You will always be striving for the moment you are content with your life, when you should instead appreciate what you have in the present. Work with what you have.

If unhappiness strikes you in a way that makes you feel like you “hate your life” right now, change your perspective. Notice it and grow from it, not forgetting that this is a part of life. This is life, some situations we cannot avoid and others we have the ability to part and grow from. Rather than relentlessly aiming for the future, live in the now. This is your life, filled with your opportunities, your time, your goals, your happiness, your own path.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Rachaelle

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ANNIE, a series





I’ve been incredibly MIA from my blog lately. Truthfully, struggling on the direction and development of my brand but I’m gradually getting there! Learning to produce quality content that I’m truly satisfied with has been challenging, but the process of it all makes me happy. Still making sure to work hard and still have fun. It’s not about finding balance in your life but accepting that there will be ups and downs! Life is unpredictable.

Here are some lovely shots of one of my good friends, Annie! If you see this, I love you and I am grateful for having you around through my hard times.