Accomplish Your Goals!

Hey Babes!

Happy New Year! I know, I’m a day late. Forgive me but I had to nurse a headache from New Year’s Eve. But I’m back and I have a challenge for you, babes! I will be participating in this challenge as well. The new year is all about uniqueness and accomplishing goals, however, most of us give up after two weeks. We will NOT do that this year. I want to inspire us all to do our best. So I came up with a goal for my readers. This challenge is monthly and is up to your discretion. Also, there is a prize for the winner. All rules will be listed below.

January 2019 Challenge – Complete a Project

It’s time to complete a project. Whether the project be for school, work, or a personal project; January is the month to complete it and cross it off your to-do list. No matter the project, we are here to complete it. I will be posting one lucky winner on January 31st and the winner will receive a $50 Visa gift card. Here are the rules:

  1. You must be following my blog, Bougie Babe and following me @ken.monet on Instagram.
  2. Challenger must upload two pictures of their finished project with the hashtag #BougieBabeProject by January 28th at 11:59 pm.
  3. The project must be done in JANUARY OF 2019! Do NOT upload a picture of an old project you completed a long time ago.
  4. Comment on this post once you have uploaded your picture with your social media handle.
  5. The caption should explain what the project is about and why you wanted to complete this project.

And that’s all you need! I can’t wait to see what you guys have in store. I will be posting my updates of the challenge on my social media. Our new challenge will begin in February. Don’t forget to like, share, and comment on this post. Follow my blog and @ken.monet on Instagram.

Bye Babes!

xoxoxo,

Bougie

Take Care of Your Creativity

Hey Babes!

Recently, I suffered from writer’s block.  I couldn’t think of any topics to discuss with my readers; it frustrated me that I didn’t post on the blog.  I tried to think of different recipes, self-care topics, and inspirational talks to help my audience get through the day.  It became harder and harder to sit in front of my laptop and write.  My fingertips struggled to glide across my keyboard; I was in a rut.  I realized one night that I forgot to take care of my creativity.

What does “taking care of my creativity” mean?  It means to plant the ideas swarming the mind, water the ideas with perseverance and passion, and continue to care for those creative ideas.   Creativity is a muscle. We need to exercise our creativity for it to grow and flourish.  We exercise our brain everyday to solve equations, memorize important detail, and gain knowledge.  But we forget, logic is equally important as art; we need both to survive.  Take time out of your day to do something creative.  Paint for an hour, dance in some loungewear, practice singing in a different range, write your feelings in a notebook until you can’t anymore; exercise your creative muscle.  Remember to nourish your creative garden.

There will be obstacles along the way.  That is normal.  You might doubt your craft, but don’t let negativity ruin the garden.  I learned a lesson being away from my blog; creativity will flow when you let it.  Dabble in something new or revisit familiar ground; Do not let your artistic mind go to waste.  Go on and water your garden, pull out the weeds, plant new flowers, and watch the creativity grow.  I promise you won’t regret it.

 

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Bye Babes!

xoxoxo,

Bougie

 

 

Open The Door

Good Morning Babes,

It is time to start fresh. Opportunity will not open the door for you. Pursue the career you love; repair those broken relationships; purchase the plane ticket and experience a new culture. Start improving yourself tomorrow or next week. Don’t wait until New Year’s Day to change for the better.

Take the risk and open the door of opportunity. It might seem hard without support, but you have it. The babes and I support you. So, why not go for it? A person cannot grow without taking risks and utilizing opportunities. Live life without wondering and questioning about the unknown. Walk through the door and discover the path to a better life.

Don’t forget to like, share, and comment on the post. And live your best bougie life!

Bye Babes!

xoxoxo,

Bougie

Happiness Starts With You

Good morning Babes!

It is Tuesday, the second hardest day out of the week.  It took a lot of energy to get back to work, school, and the day-to-day activities.  You give everything and everyone all of you.  You’re exhausted by the afternoon.  Unfortunately, the cycle continues to the next day.  Are you happy?  When was the last time you put yourself first? How are you going to help anyone when you are not happy?

Think about the questions.  Everyone deserves happiness.  It is not easy being happy.  You might be unemployed; homeless; lonely; depressed.  It doesn’t matter the circumstance, you deserve to be happy. Ask yourself what makes YOU happy.  Write down what comes to your mind.  Plan how to achieve happiness. Begin the journey to happiness.  It is selfish, but if the important people in your life can’t see that you need to be happy, then they are being selfish.

Don’t forget to be happy.

Bye Babes!

xoxoxo,

Bougie

Wake Up Wednesday

Good morning Babes!

It is Wednesday!  The day we climb the mountain to get to the other side (the other side being the weekend).  I get that Monday and Tuesday were stressful.  It probably took an hour to get out of bed, or you called out sick because you didn’t want to face the obstacles at work.  Maybe the sandbags tied to your shoulders were a little too heavy.  The negative thoughts that fill your head were taking a toll on you.  I understand.  Life hits us hard sometimes.  And sometimes it feels like it won’t end.

It will end.  The pain and suffering does stop.  It’s cliché but you can get through it.  You don’t need to rely on toxic coping mechanisms such as drinking and smoking to survive.  If you’re lonely and need someone to vent to while you cry your eyes out, I am here.  Chat with me if you need someone.  If you don’t know what to do when the anxiety creeps in and your breathing staggers, say a mantra.  In the morning, I say silently to myself, “I am alive and I will get through it.”  It might not be the mantra for you and that’s okay.  Find a phrase that connects to you.  And if you need to hear it today, I believe in you.

Have a great week and I will be posting soon.

Bye Babes!

xoxoxo,

Bougie