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Divatosity: Subtle With A Splash Of Bold

I would love to see this pattern on the floor of my entry way.   I envision this flooring with a  fluffy crimson colored throw rug  
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i am a bougie girl: The Wistfulness In Wasting Time

Wasting time does not happen by accident.  It takes a huge amount of energy to wile away your life. Of course, in the moment, you may not feel the life force as it slowly being drained from your soul. Rest assured it is being drained from you nonetheless.

Wistfulness has you clutched in its depths. It blinds you to the current reality of your life.

i am a bougie girl: February 2018...The Level Up Is Real

The past month and half has been filled with level up moments. (WAY too many to count.) Looking through the world in level up lenses simplifies my life so much. It forces to prioritize and to be constantly mindful of how my action coincide with leveling up my life.
For example, I used to spend my days off binge watching television whilst doing household chores. My main objective used to be leaving the house early to grocery shop and then getting home for the day before noon. After running these errands, I puttered around my townhouse, redecorating rooms and planning future projects.
Fast forward to now, when I am now responsible for getting a tiny human to and from school five days. In addition, I have to stay on top of her extra curricular activities as well as my school work.
My time management skills have gone from okay to excellent. I am a prioritizing machine. Some days, I can barely stay up past 8:30 pm. but, it is well worth it. 

i am a bougie girl: Skating Parties

Earlier this week, I headed out to the foster kiddo's first school skating party. She was both nervous and excited. We opted to rent one of the skate mate contraptions which is designed to act as a training wheel of sorts to beginning skaters. 
She rolled out onto the floor a bit nervously. Three songs later, she gave it back to me and skated back onto the floor filled with renewed confidence. She was having the time of her life. Towards the end of the evening she opted to use the skate mate again.
Apparently, some of the older kids kept falling around her and it caused her to also take a tumble. 
I was very proud of her for being brave enough to skate on her own and for admitting that she needed some additional help.

i am a bougie girl: Imperfection Is Alright With Me

For too many years, I wrapped myself in the cloak of perfection. I did not realize that this cloak had placed me on the wrong track in life. It caused me to waste a lot of precious time and alienate great people.  Just recently, I unfurled the cloak of perfection from my psyche and packed it away forever. 

Bougie Girl University: Friday Night Homework Party!!!

Ain't no party like a homework party.

 I am home on a Friday night prepping my first ever homework assignment for my one of my Supply Chain classes. This is the stuff that career renaissance dreams are made of.

Most days, I get up at 3:45 am to get a jump on attending and/or studying for my online classes. The first week of this schedule was brutal but, I have since adjusted to this new reality.

Divatosity: Art Space

Last month, the foster kiddo spent a few days exploring the possibilities of painting with water colors. I created an art space of sorts to create her masterpieces. The table was purchased a few years ago for under $20 at a chain discount store. The green cup is from a nation wide dollar store and she used it to clean her brushes.
The particle board square is actually one of the shelves from my nightstand. I had her lay the canvas/construction paper down on the particle board square to minimize the potential mess. 
As a result of her painting, the particle board was given an unexpected though not unwelcome makeover. Not pictured is the shoe box in which she currently keeps her painting supplies.