FEELING STUCK?


Ever felt stagnant, lost, or uncertain about your next move or things going in your life? Trust me, I’ve been there and still do that.  It’s a normal thing. Sometimes I feel like things are out of my control but that’s life. The older I get, the more I realize I need to start taking control of my life. Yeah, going with the flow is perfect for certain situations but it’s not the best decision all the time. Overall 2017 has been an eye-opener for me. I’ve been in situations which required me to make a decision even though I did not want to. We all want this perfect life where there aren't any obstacles and everything just comes naturally. But the gag is... life isn’t a fairytale. Not everything works in your favor. 





At one point this year I did feel discouraged about what I wanted to do pertaining my career. If you didn’t know, I am in the military. I just re-enlisted for 4 more years and requested to get stationed in Alaska. I was mentally ready to leave Fort Hood. But as the months went on, medical issues started to arise. Come to find out, I was diagnosed with anemia. It was brought up as an issue while I was downrange in 2015 and it popped back up as a major issue in 2017. Long story short, being anemic has really put a halt on me leaving Texas and kinda career-wise. I get tired, fatigued, and cold really easily. Literally, everything drains me physically. Currently, I’m still dealing with this issue. 

With all that going on I got super discouraged. I got complacent. My motivation and drive went away. I had thoughts in my head like, what would I do if I got medically discharged? Basically I let the devil and my negative thoughts get to me. But with the help of close friends, prayer, & my first sergeant, the way I thought about my whole situation changed. I stopped feeling sorry for myself and “BOSSED UP”. 



It’s okay to throw a little pity part for yourself but not for long. Like my Old Lady tells me 24/7, pray about it. Don’t let something so small knock you off your feet. Feeling stagnant or uncertain is a part of life but you have to at some point search for the light. Be your biggest hype man especially if you feel like all odds are against you. Quotes really helped me along the way also. Like I do all the time, take a step back and think about your next move and everything going on in your life. I do this when I’m out running or showering. But don’t be so lost in your thoughts haha. 



It took me awhile to realize life is a crazy rollercoaster and I won’t be getting off this ride anytime soon. The next time you feel like everything is spiraling out of control, take a step back and reevaluate life. We all have a purpose on this earth. Don’t give up. I promise at the end of the tunnel there is something rewarding waiting for you. Stay strong, you got this!

Signing out until next time, 


NEW HAIR COLOR: WHO DIS?


Hey, ya'll. I'm back and I'm better. I recently got a much-needed hair update. My hair has grown so much since I got it colored and trimmed back in December of 2016. I've gotten tons of questions about my new hair style. One major question I got asked is "Is that your real hair?". Yes, it's A L L mine. I decided to go natural back in 2013 after I graduated Basic Combat Training. I got a really bad perm job and hair cut. I haven't looked back since then. Anyways that's a little back story of my reasoning for going natural. Let's fast forward to summer 2017.


So I went with this hair color because I've always wanted bright blonde hair. I was a little afraid of doing it because I thought my curl pattern would change. So far my hair has reverted back to its thick curls without any problems. I kept my roots dark because it looks better in my opinion. I do have highlights throughout my hair also.


I do plan on going back to get another hair cut. This length is cool and all but I want sort of a bob... basically cut it right above my shoulders. But I'll wait to the end of this year to get another hair cut and silk press.  Am I the only person who's not a fan of their hair being straight? It's cute but so lifeless. I love my curls! 

Once again, thank you all for sticking around and supporting me. 
S T A Y   B L E S S E D,
- CAS



The Summer's Over


Welcome back! Welcome bizzzzackkk! Okay, I'm done being extra. Sadly summer is coming to an end which means the fall and winter is right around the corner. This is my last summer post for 2017. I must admit this was one of the BEST summers of my adult life. I spent it with my close friends aka family part 2. I celebrated my 22nd birthday in Dallas and in Austin. This whole summer was a blessing to me. Anyways, I know ya'll came to get all the details of my outfit. So let's get to it.


Yep, I'm back with another black outfit. I really didn't have any inspiration for this outfit. I just wanted to be cute and comfortable. Plus I wanted to show off my wrecked Thrasher Vans. If you know me personally, I am a fan of Thrasher Magazine and one day I'll own all their clothing items. So when they released their collaboration with Vans... I lost it. Ya'll know I love Vans. So it was a done deal, they had to be mine. 



I let the shoes be the main focus of my outfit. I didn't want to over do this look. Also, is it weird that I want to show my future kids these photos and be like "yep, ya mama was poppin back then"? haha. This whole outfit aesthetic gave me a little 90's rocker vibe. Anyways check out the rest of the outfit details down below. 




One Shoulder Bodysuit: Forever 21
High Waisted Shorts: Thrifted
Slip Ons: Zumiez
Light Bomber Jacket: Boohoo.com
3 Coin Necklace: Aldo
Bracelets: Alex and Ani

S T A Y   B L E S S E D
    - CAS