A Sweet Mindset

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Sherbet has been the color of my days recently. It has been a sweet change from the painful and dark cloudy skies I have been enduring the past few months. These clouds of sadness and depression have been an irksome and unpleasant combination of my own unhealthy mind set, and the painful pricks of life. A wonderful person left my life here in Los Angeles, and a not so wonderful person has had a bigger hold on my life and my happiness then I want to allow. Sometimes times are hard simply because of this thing called life, and sometimes the choices we make only deepen our sadness and depression. In clinical therapy, it’s called having distorted thinking….this process of being down and defeated, and subconsciously making decisions that only further your pain and misery; either because you think you deserve it, or because you cannot possibly imagine your life being anything else but sad and miserable.

I was feeling so lost and low, and at times, thought my days would forever be colored by dark and cloudy skies. But the bright colors of hope and happiness have begun to find their way back into my life. These little rays have been blessings, as well as hard work to change these distorted thoughts that colored my world so bleakly. Small changes and choices every day are what make up a happy life. So look for the little sweet sorbet colored moments in your day, be gentle with yourself, love yourself, and I promise things will get a little sweeter.

Enjoy some sweet little moments from the BadDaisy instagram: Follow me at Karlycakesss

beach

breakfast in bed

doggies

flower

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lion wall

magic

palms

sunset sky

Jack Daniels

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For what it’s worth….it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. ┬áThere’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There is no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

Monday Mantra: Courage to Ask

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Some of the best advice my father has given me (because I’m sure there will be lots more to come) is that you will never get anything in life if you don’t first ask for it. The worst that can happen is that the person will say “no” and then you move on with your life, or find another way to pursue your desire. To ask with the uncertainty of rejection compels us into some of the most crippling scenarios in human exsistence, but in the face of such uncertainties, breathe in courage, and just ask. xo

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I love everything about tattoos, especially little delicate ones in hidden places. It’s a secret all your own, with its own special meaning, yet they can connect you to others in ways you never knew existed. I have a small clover on my inner wrist, but am in the market for another little gem. Here are some inspirations for my next little secret. xo

erin wasson

scales

heart shoulder

gretchen jones

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trinagles

live free

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moon finger

luce

double

high waisted