#WiseWordsWednesday: Limits

  
You know that evil little voice inside your mind that tells you that you’re not good enough? That attempts to deteriorate the confidence you made so much effort to build upon? The creature that prevents you from making choices that would otherwise make you happy?

DON’T LISTEN TO IT. 

The limitations you think you have are mostly illusions of your mind. Do not let the insecurity demons take away any opportunity for you; you can do it! And even if you fail… So what? You’ll either succeed or learn a lesson, there is nothing to lose. 

Molicia xo

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Wise Words Wednesday’s: The Future

 

A lesson I have learnt recently is that when you’re reflecting on the past; all those changes whether they were failures or absolutely shocking changes get you to where you are today. 
Remember that job you went for and didn’t get or that huge devastating thing that happened? Aren’t you stronger now? 

It’s funny how everything works out in the end. And if you’re not there yet, you will be! 

Have faith and don’t let the downers of life make you feel low for too long. One day you may be thankful for them. 
Molicia xo

7 Inspirational International Women’s Day Quotes πŸ‘ΈπŸ½βœ¨

Happy International Women’s Day to every female on Earth. 

What better way to celebrate this liberating day than to share 7 inspirational quotes from fellow strong women.

If you’re a strong female, you don’t need permission.

Lady Gaga


When I’m assertive, I’m a bitch. When a man is assertive, he’s a boss.

Nicki Minaj


Some women follow men, and some women follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.

Lady Gaga


I didn’t always know what I wanted to do, but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be.

Diane von Frustenburg


I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy to be told instead that she has leadership skills.

Sheryl Sandberg


Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.

Unknown


We have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.

Beyonce


Wise Words Wednesday: Life

 

I happen to be in a very reflective mood today. Whether this is a mid-week symptom that occurs to me or just a coincidence, I’m not sure. 

Today’s topic is perspective of the life you live.

 In 50 years time I don’t want to be someone who reflects on their life and wishes they had tried harder or followed their passion but ignored their soul’s urges and lived society’s idea of an average life. If that happens to me (and I strive to make sure that doesn’t), I will know that I failed to make myself happy. 

What substance to a life can you have without happiness? Although happiness isn’t constant and sometimes it feels as though the world has swallows you up and there’s no escape. That is also temporary. Happiness is what I want from my life. I will have no regrets if I am happy in the end. And I think that’s a lesson that takes some people a lifetime to learn. And at the age of 17, I don’t want to risk that. 

Happiness. That’s all. 

Molicia xo

Janice Dickinson: Then & Now…Β 


Janice Dickinson was at the height of her modelling career in the 70s/80s. The exotic beauty describes herself as the world’s first supermodel and claims to also have coined the term herself. She has continued to work in fashion by opening her own agency in 2005 which also had its own reality TV show. She also judged several cycles of America’s Next Top Model.


Janice was spotted for her exotic beauty which was her best friend and worst enemy as she was rejected by several angencies early in her career for it.

A few days ago, Janice went into the Big Brother house and it made me think a lot…

I knew she was famous for being a supermodel, yet I had never seen a photo of her modelling, (until I did my own research). It really surprised me that I’d never seen a photo of her in her younger days ever. Which brings me onto the topic of people being shamed for their surgical procedures.

Whilst doing my research, I first googled ‘Janice Dickinson’ and I only saw recent photos and memes with arrows darting at her face, labelling gazillions of surgical procedures she’s had.

I then googled ‘Janice Dickinson 80’s’ and found stunning photos from an earlier era of her modelling career. And of course, more memes and comparisons to other people who also have had what society would label as ‘one too many’ surgical procedures.


Now I want to cut to the chase…

There’s just so much negativity in the media, obsessing about a woman’s appearance just because in some people’s eyes she doesn’t conform to that ‘not natural but natural enough’ standard that is set by the world.

What I’m trying to say is that I had no idea about some of the greatest work Janice has done because there’s so much negative press concerning her ‘botched’ appearance. Which is astonishing really. It’s like saying “oh hey Janice Dickinson, you’ve aged and you’re trying to hide it? Why are you trying to conform to societal ideas of beauty? How dare you try and do something to make yourself feel better about the way you are!”

The topic of plastic surgery is a wide one and I understand that I do not know Janice’s reasons for having those procedures but so what?

I don’t NEED to know because I am not her and as long as she’s happy who the hell cares? In my eyes, she’s still beautiful.

And let’s be honest, if you were basically worshiped by an industry that only cares about what you look like, wouldn’t you want to try and preserve that? Because if I had the amount of money she has and I was a lot older, hell yeah would I want to freeze my ageing process too!

I think the media and whoever else for that matter should stop attacking people for trying to be happy, particularly women. And I find it sad that I’ve had to write this post in first place to make this point.

Janice Dickinson, world’s first supermodel, I SALUTE YOU! πŸ’ƒπŸ½

P.S. We share the same surname and I love that πŸ˜‚
Ranting Feminist, Molicia xo

WiseWordsWednesdays: Progress

  
Every single person out there has their own definition of success. Whether it be material, emotional or spiritual, someone has their own concept of what success means to them. 

For me, success is all three of these things. In some things I put work into I have not progressed as much as I would’ve liked to but maybe my expectations of myself can be a little OTT and unrealistic. 

However, like a lotus flower, all my growth has occurred during the toughest times of my life. Spiritually, mentally and emotionally I have come to terms with the person I am and I’m very proud to say that I now know myself as a person. To me, this is the progress most people (apart from those closest to me) do not recognise as progress or achievement even though I would argue this is the most important journey of life itself. 

To conclude, don’t stress too much of you’re not there yet. Any progress is progress. No matter how you define your success. 

Have a beautiful day and grow flower buds!

Molicia xo

Wise Words Wednesday’s: Love YOU!

  

Wednesday evening and I’m feeling stressed as ever with college, people, just life in general really! It’s times like these though that I really need to remember that my circumstances are not my fault and that my circumstances can be changed with a tiny sprinkle of positivity. 

Learning to love yourself is a long and difficult path of self discovery. However, it’s one of the most important journeys in life, why? Because if you love yourself you have respect for yourself, you don’t let people or situations get you down, you think about your happiness and no bitterness prevents you from getting what you want from life. 

I can’t lie and say this journey is complete for me as of yet, but I hated myself last year and now I can say that I’m in midst of the process of loving myself full time even with part time thoughts that bring me down. 

Remember though, loving yourself doesn’t make you arrogant or selfish! Putting your own happiness first is something everyone should do every now and then, if not, always. You’ll be a happier person and you’ll understand yourself much better, I promise. 

Molicia xo