Each day, for me, is like a rebirth, which means I don't have to wait until next year to be a better me. A new day gives me the opportunity to start over and have a clean slate. Life can get pretty hectic and very overwhelming at times. For instance: You set goals that you didn't meet. The pressure of wanting to be successful. Relationships feel unsteady. The mistakes you've made and the mistakes you will make (it happens to everyone). Questioning if you really should have eaten that slice of pizza (this is me all the time). The need to exercise more. Dealing with the stigmas of society, and the list goes on and on. See, just reading this list is overwhelming enough. It's not healthy to be overwhelmed because it just clutters your mind, which then leads you to be frustrated. Then you really can't get anything done. So... my advice is to first and foremost FORGIVE YOURSELF! Forgiving ourselves is the most challenging thing for us to do. We tend to beat ourselves up about life. Especially if we haven't accomplished enough, or for the simple mistakes we make along our journey. Carrying the weight of guilt from a mistake is draining and will stop you from progressing in life. We are to learn from our mistakes, and not to condemn ourselves for making them. Another thing, don't be afraid to make mistakes. The fear of making them stops us from trying new things or taking chances on opportunities. Don't wait to forgive yourself. Clear your mind and just start over. You will feel as if a boulder has lifted off your shoulders once you've allowed yourself a clean slate. Honestly, it's something we all deserve. Take it day by day and moment by moment. What helps me stay on track each day is by me focusing on my purpose. By me doing that I'm able to discern what's truly important in life. When we Put things in perspective, it brings peace and happiness into our lives. It's also the key to a clear mind. So when you wake up tomorrow, see it as an opportunity, a fresh start, to a clear mind and a better you.  


 
 
 

Thank you for Reading! 
Remember to smile, and be Purposely You! 😃
By: Racquel Bianca John 

Photographer: Ian John 

Outfit
Shirt: Loft 
Jeans: LEVIS
Shoes: DSW (old)
Bag: Ann Taylor

36 comments

  1. love this babe!
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  2. Beautiful photographs and beautiful words! I really like your blog, you got yourself a new follower! x

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    1. Awe thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed this post.

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  3. Such a great topic to talk about,I really enjoyed reading your post! Love your outfit too,it's very simple yet beautiful! <3

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  4. This is so cute.
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  5. Love your outfit!! The top is super chic
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  6. You look STUNNING, I absolutely love your top.

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  7. you look so cute! I love that striped top!

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  8. Such a great look, Love it head to toe!
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  9. Wow such a Damn Great Look
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  10. Your energy is so infectious in all of your photos and in your post! Keep spreading that beautiful <3

    xx, mel
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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate that! :)

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  11. Love this OTS top! xx, Erin - www.stylebythepeople.com

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  12. Those are very inspiring words! Yes I agree, sometimes we need to nicer to ourselves, forgive ourselves for what we've done wrong, and take little steps to self improvements. And how cool is this look, truly adore the top :) xo~ Lena
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    1. Thank you so much! Absolutely, we have to give ourselves a break. Awe thank you! :)

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  13. Love this look!

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  14. Love the words in this post babe! Great read :) And loving this off shoulder top / denim combo you have going on - you look amazing!

    Ashleigh x
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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this post. Thank you so much! :)

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  15. Love the off the shoulder striped top!
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  16. I needed this today.

    I find despite my best intentions, there are so many people close to me who expect emotional labour and it wrecks with my own kindness of self.

    There's this song that says all you need is daylight, and I truly believe a new day can be different if you try and make it so.

    I rather like your outfit very much!

    Shanelle || SLovesAutumn

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    1. I'm so glad that this helped you. Absolutely, stay in a positive light and remember who you are. It's important that we remain kind to ourselves. Thank you so much! When you have the chance please read my latest post (Sitting In Silence). I really think it will be helpful to you. 😃

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