Marketing Ploys Minimalists Must Watch Out for

Marketing Ploys Minimalists Must Watch Out for

We’re always being sold to, so how do we silence the noise so we can maintain a minimalist lifestyle?

I can drop junk I’m willing to part with faster than a hot potato. That doesn’t necessarily mean I’m good at keeping things at bay though.

That’s why I’m working on becoming more aware of how I’m being sold to, and my reflexes toward it.

And then that’s around the time I attempt to implement my findings, ya know?

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“When Are You Gonna Give it Up?”

When Are You Gonna Give It Up? How to Motivate Yourself to Keep Going
I sat tight-lipped in the car with my mom during the entire commute to campus.
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This was the first time I was being paid to write! It was so exciting to wow a company with my writing to the point that they wanted to pay me to write for them! Something I loved doing anyway.
But something in me told me to keep it to myself…
But I didn’t.

As the car stopped in front of the building for my first class, I hesitated, then turned toward my mom and exclaimed, “I’m getting paid to write blog posts for a body jewelry website!”

The response shouldn’t have surprised me, but it did.

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“Test Driving” Tattoos with Inkbox’s 2 Week Tattoos

A Thorough Inkbox Tattoo Review of Freehand Ink and Press On Tattoos Over Two Weeks

The bridge between living my life freely and creatively has been stifled throughout the years by what’s “expected” of me.

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 I’ve always daydreamed of not only what my creative life would look like, but how I’d look as well.

And it’d always include visible tattoos.

But I’ve always been a bit apprehensive about getting visible tattoos when I wasn’t sure what type of creative endeavor I would be pursuing.

Also as someone who’s a HUGE stickler about personal body modification aesthetics… I didn’t even know where I’d start.

Enter: Inkbox tattoos!

A way to test drive realistic-looking tattoos for 2 weeks and some change.

How’d it go? Did I love it? Hate it? Keep reading to see!

Disclaimer: I️ was given these items in exchange for a review, but all thoughts are my own! Spittin’ my wholehearted truth about my experience. Promise!

*One affiliate link was included in this post, and as always, it’s for an item I love and back its value (you’ll see soon enough! ;))

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5 Ways to Maintain Your Mental Health During the Colder Months

5 Ways to Maintain Mental Health During the Colder Months

*This post contains affiliate links! So if you were to buy through my link, I get a small chunk of change from your purchase at no extra cost to you. But don’t fret, I only promote items that I truly love, enjoy, and use. =)

I dread the months where it gets darker faster, and cold enough to layer… so I’ve looked into coping methods in order to keep my mindset positive during this time.

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The weather skipped from summer heat to frigid cold almost instantly, and it’s no fun! What makes it even more unbearable is how dark it gets earlier in the day.

And we haven’t even changed the clocks back an hour yet… 🙁

I’ve decided about a month ago to try my hardest to make the colder, darker months more palatable.

In order to do that, I’ve been doing some prepping and planning. And what I’ve found to help keep my spirits up most are changes that are pretty simple.

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Why Investing in $5 Sweatshirts Gives Me a Better Quality of Life

Why I Invested in $5 to Upgrade My Quality of Life

You really have to be in-tune with what has a mental hold on you. In my case, it was old apparel from my middle school, high school, and college career.

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*This post contains affiliate links! So if you were to buy through my link, I get a small chunk of change from your purchase. But don’t fret, I only promote items that I truly love, enjoy, and use. =)

This isn’t meant to be clickbait, clothing can really be a mental block.

The irritation you feel when you remember you have to jiggle the handle on the toilet in order for it to flush…

The flash of disgust you feel when you see the mysterious stain on your carpet that manpower just doesn’t work on…

It all can add up to how your mindset functions.

I’m just talking about plain ol’ Haines or Fruit of the Loom sweatshirts you find in Walmart… and them being quality of life upgrades for me.

Now the reason why they’re upgrades all has to do with being aware of how feel, something that’s so so important to be mindful of when navigating life.

I’ll explain more down below. =)

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Blogging Goals Writers Can Make for the Fall

Blogging Goals for Writers (or Creatives in General!) This Fall

The weather’s gradually getting nippier in my neck of the woods, and for me? That means more coping methods need to insue for the changing weather and the earlier darkness. 🙁

As a writer and creator in general, it’s important for me to continue to challenge myself and reflect on who I’m becoming.

And if you’re building an online presence with a goal to share your self-expression with others? There are some impactful goals you can work toward during the colder seasons when we’re indoors more than we’re out.

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Shaving My Head, and How to Survive the Policing of Alternative Black Bodies

Shaving My Head and How to Survive the Policing of Black Bodies

I wanted to openly relish in my new color-coded electric clippers I had planned to use to shave the nape of my neck, but it was nearly impossible to do when everyone around me polices my body.

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I’m a sound decision-maker, but for those around me? They feel I’m lost and confused when I want to style my body in a way that “isn’t me.”

You know… in a way that isn’t what your family “trained you up to be.” Which can be as simple as wanting tattoos when no one of older generations would ever dare get one.

They tell you what YOU think:

“Oh no no no… You like that kind of stuff on others, you mean. Not for you.”

No no no noknow the difference between styles I like for me versus styles I admire on others.

Why is being sure about what modifications I decide to make to my body such a major concern to others?

Let’s explore this as I shave my head behind my family’s back.

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