Author: I am an ALFa

I vow…

Ah, the feel of lying back in bed and writing till I feel like stopping is so liberating. Especially when the clock hits 12 o’ clock and I can add a glass of wine to the experience. As much as I’d love to have mornings like this on a daily base, that’s not my reality. In reality I wake up every morning at 5.30 am and leave home at either 6.15 or 7.15. I commute 3 hours and work 7,5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Every day I complain. Not today though. Despite today being Sunday and being well aware that’s easy as it is to complain about going back to work tomorrow, I should consider myself blessed. Because at least I have a job. Perhaps not the job of my dreams, but it does help my dreams becoming a reality. I am able to do the things I wasn’t able to before. It allows me to do one of the things I love most: shopping, have cocktails with my loved ones… Hell, …

Ode to Gizmo

As a little kid, the movie Gremlins was one of the movies that gave me nightmares till at least 16.  Still I named my pup Gizmo (R.I.P). So, when my brother-in-law got me this shirt, I got super excited. Because I could now wear the image of the creature I named my baby after.

13 Quotes to inspire your grind

It’s a new week and so time for some new motivation to help us get our week started. Here are some quotes for you to inspire your grind! Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off. – Kevin Hart I see you grinding, I see your patience, I see your late nights and early mornings. Hard work pays off. – The Universe Welcome to the grind. The battle royal between you, your mind, your body and the devil on your shoulder telling you this is just a waste of time. – Unknown There’s no substitute for hard work – Thomas Edison Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come. – Dwayne Johnson I believe …

3 Reasons to choose for yourself

There was a time I was working two jobs and instead of resting, I chose meeting my friends and family over sleep. If anyone used the words: “But I haven’t seen you for so long,” or “I need a favor,” I’d put my rest aside and do what I thought had to be done. As a matter of fact, I’d feel guilty when I chose to do what felt good for me.

Sounds familiar? If so, here are 3 reasons why it’s okay to choose for yourself.

12 Quotes to kick ass!

It’s Monday, the day that many of us dread. That’s okay. However, that won’t take away that we have to go through Monday. Here are some quotes from inspirational individuals so you can kick ass anyway! Do sharks complain about Monday? No. They’re up early, biting shit, chasing stuff, being scary – reminding everyone they’re a fucking shark. – Unknown Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to get out and kick ass! – Maya Angelou Now, if you know what you’re worth then get out and get what you’re worth! – Sylvester Stallone The most effective way to do it, is to just do it. – Amelia Earhart As long as persevere and endure, we can get anything we want. – Mike Tyson Life’s tough, darling. But so are you. – Stephanie Bennett-Henry Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion – Muhammad Ali I never dreamed of succes, I worked for it- Estee Lauder You have a bad day; you go to bed, you wake up and you work …

Sunday Reflecting: live in the present

On Sunday’s my mother after my mom went to church, we’d cruise around to wherever. Yeah, we would literally just get in the car and drive to certain towns. Admiring the houses, talk about what it’d look like from the inside, look at some poor choices of gardening. But most importantly, it allowed me to dream. Oh, how I would dream.  Life didn’t turn out that way, tho. Now, you might think this has me absolutely depressed, because clearly my life isn’t as I had dreamed it would be. But I’m not, at least not anymore. Which is exactly what has me writing this today.

3 Ways To Regain Motivation

Are you experiencing the Monday Blues? Absolutely not in the mood to be an adult and fulfill your responsibilities? Can you hear your bed to have a cheatday? Hey, it’s okay. Life isn’t always a party. It can be, but since you’re reading this clearly that’s not the case. We all have days where we just don’t have the fuel to get ourselves going. When I started writing this at 6.23am on my way to work, I was still contemplating to get off the bus and return back home. But Beyoncé didn’t become the queen by laying in bed and watch series, now did she? Even though it’s okay to have one of those days, the problem with demotivation is that it can linger longer than one day. Even worse, it hinders you from making progress! So how about we look into ways to get you motivated, so you can absolutely slay this week? Before we get into what could work, let me start off by shedding a light on what doesn’t get you motivated. …

Photodiary: Getaway as a unicorn pt. 3

I’ll be taking you to one of the most memorable days of my life: my sister’s wedding, where I held my first public speech, my niece stole the show and I caught the bouquet (YES BIH). Mind you, today it’s the two-month anniversary of her wedding! Also we’re going sailing with my best friend, going BTS of my beloved partner in crime’s photoshoot and you’re gonna meet some of my family members.