#MondaysAreGoodDays - October 1st, 2018.

#MondaysAreGoodDays - October 1st, 2018.

if you feel or see negativity coming at you from across that net, you set up your body language, you keep your feet moving, and you respond and return with POWER and POSITIVITY.

and throughout the week, you’ll be the server. make sure you are sending your positivity over that net. make sure you are sending out kindness and compassion to the world.

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one step in the right direction - #mondaysaregooddays - september 24th, 2018

one step in the right direction - #mondaysaregooddays - september 24th, 2018

the important lesson here is that if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the entire project, the entire workout, the entire whatever… just start. start at step 1.

it is not of much importance to focus on the “whole” of something when it simply will not get done UNLESS YOU START.

so just start. start with a walk. start with some steps. i promise, once you get the ball rolling…. the rest will come so, so easy. and you’ll be so happy that you started.

there has never been a person who regretted a workout, who regretted a run, who regretted taking the first steps to start a project, or who regretted taking the first steps to following their dreams.

go get ‘em!

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september 20th, 2018.

september 20th, 2018.

i encourage you to sit down with someone you have been meaning to chat with for awhile and just speak… just exchange stories. LISTEN when the other person is talking… fully committed to the language, emotions and context of their words.

and then i encourage you to SPEAK. explain it ALL, with every context, every detail, and every person who has touched and inspired your journey. there is no sense in undermining your accomplishments.

fate is 100% a thing, BUT i’d say about 80% of your life experiences happen because of the ONE step you took in a certain direction… because of ONE word you spoke… because of ONE email you typed up… because of ONE train ticket you booked.

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skincare for girls who sweat: review

skincare for girls who sweat: review

recently i was sent FRÈskincare’s 123FRÈ Skincare Resilience Set which is formulated for women who SWEAT 💦 FRÈ claims to be light, fast absorbing and creates bold and beautiful facial skin, both during and after you workout. this set uses Argania Active Complex as it's active ingredient to combat the majority of exercise and sweat-induced damage to facial skin without interfering with the beneficial cooling and cleansing process of sweating. (i like the sound of that!

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hey, come hang out... | room tour

hey, come hang out... | room tour

A quick room tour video. I've wanted to make this video for a while but I wanted the perfect tapestries before I filmed anything. I recorded parts of this video three different times throughout the same day and kind of threw it all together... and then threw in some music and some words at the end. Not sure what the real overall goal here was but I wanted to put something together. Enjoy 💛Let me know your thoughts down below.

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ways to enhance & embrace your own creativity and self expression

ways to enhance & embrace your own creativity and self expression

practicing and learning my own creative styles and embracing my own ways of self expression is the reason why i am at the stage in my life. self expression calls for self awareness, and self awareness calls for self reflection. self awareness cultivates confidence in one's self, creates a clear vision for one's desires and goals, and allows one to focus on the real. you can eliminate the sh** that doesn't matter because you have embraced and enhance your own self and your own style. keep reading if you want to learn how to enhance & embrace your own creativity and self expression and achieve new levels of self awareness and confidence. enjoy :)

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HOW I EDIT MY PHOTOS - EQUIPMENT, APPS & TECHNIQUES

HOW I EDIT MY PHOTOS - EQUIPMENT, APPS & TECHNIQUES

photography has become a huge part of my life over the past couple months and because of that, i wanted to share with you guys the equipment i use to take photos, the techniques i use to edit my photos and how i edit photos for instagram. i use a Sony a6300 as the body for my camera and the Sony FE 28mm F2 lens. i do all my editing in VSCO usually and if you guys want more help with aperture, shutter speed, exposure, composition, hit the comments and let me know. i hope you enjoy :)

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why i decided to rebrand my instagram

why i decided to rebrand my instagram

first, you guys must know that this was not an impulsive decision and the idea to change my instagram name started about 5 months ago. the "boostqueen" name is obviously dear to my heart as it is how i started, it is a name my friends call me, and it is a name that has been branded by me for about 9 months now (i started my instagram account at the beginning of march 2017).

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tips for public speaking

tips for public speaking

i want to write this because this past week i had a presentation and the days leading up were filled with nerves and anxiety. sometimes you cant control how you feel and i know feelings of anxiety and nerves are so real but the moment its time to speak, you have to put your my game face on and deliver.

here are some tips on how i prepare and calm my nerves:

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how i work 3 jobs + go to graduate school full time and don't go insane

how i work 3 jobs + go to graduate school full time and don't go insane

presently, i am a full time graduate student, work almost everyday of the week at multiple jobs, commute to school, have a social life and run a self-branded instagram, and now blog. but what's most important is that i do this all without going insane or becoming overwhelmed.

how do i manage it all and still have time to enjoy myself? how do i have a social life on top of all my jobs? how do i juggle school and work at the same time? the answer is simple: by utilizing my current networks and passions in combination with time management skills. all it takes is disciple, practice, and prioritization.

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