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I was a little nervous to create my YouTube page and post my first vlog yesterday. Even though I’m not even talking to the camera in it, which I will be doing in the future, it still made me nervous to share it. I immediately thought – No one will care. No one is going to watch it. And both of those may be true. But it was a lesson in doing things that are scary.

Sometimes it’s hard to put ourselves out there and do something we think might be embarrassing or make us look silly, but we can’t get caught up in that. Nothing would ever get done. If you do something that scares you, you will feel empowered. Whether it’s posting a video on YouTube or cliff diving, that feeling after –  of, I actually just did that. I’m the sh*t. – that’s an amazing feeling. It’s especially important to cultivate this feeling when you are feeling low and down on yourself. It’s an instant mood and confidence booster.

This week, get out and do something that terrifies you. I would love to hear what you did and how it made you feel!

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I always feel like I need to be doing something, and if I’m not busy enough, then I’m being lazy. I don’t know if you feel that way too — like you’re never doing enough. Your to-do list is always growing. There aren’t enough hours in the day. That feeling comes in waves for me and I’ve definitely been feeling like that now that I’m on summer break. But this isn’t necessarily true. It’s something that I’ve put in my head because I’m not doing so much that I’m exhausting myself. It shouldn’t be that way.

Right now I’m in the process of developing a TV series with my friend and writing partner, and we’re working with one of our teachers as a mentor. So technically I am still taking a class. I did a polish on my feature, edited a TV drama spec, and about to start editing my TV comedy spec. Along with blogging more and doing research for two other projects. I’m trying not to get down on myself because I am working. I’m either writing or doing something along the process.

If you’re like me and have this problem of feeling like you constantly have to be busy. Stop. Breathe. You don’t need to do it all and it doesn’t all need to be done today. Or even this week. This is what I’ve learned so far this summer and have been working on. Say yes to things that make you feel happy that aren’t work. It may take some time to not feel guilty, but being happy is so much better than being stressed.

Enjoy the summer!

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Embroidery is everywhere lately. Jeans, shorts, shirts, jackets. I wasn’t sure how I felt about it at first, since it’s such a trend. I try to stay away from things that are too trendy. But the more I saw it, the more I wanted something embroidered. Unlike other trends {ahem, crop tops}, this one I can get behind. One early morning, while waiting for a meeting with my mentor, I popped into Zara with my writing partner and did a little browsing to kill time. Well, browsing turned into shopping and I left the store at 9:30am with this shirt in tow.

The shirt is extra long, so it can double as a bathing suit cover-up. The pink floral embroidery adds some color to my very neutral wardrobe. The shirt is still cream. I’m thinking of pairing it with shorts this weekend, since the heatwave is going to continue. Good bye June Gloom.

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The official start of summer is right around the corner and we’re in for a heat wave here in LA to welcome the start of the new season. I’m planning some summer trips and thinking about what I’ll be packing. Of course sandals are on top of the list. I wear them almost every day in the summer. They’re a staple in my closet.

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The notorious June Gloom has rolled around in SoCal. Every year in June the fog rolls into L.A., and especially into the beach towns. During this time of year I find myself reaching for my coziest sweaters, comfy jeans and leggings, and a cup of tea. Usually the fog clears in the late afternoon for a few hours, and that’s when I head to the beach. I pull on my sweater and take a stroll in the sand, as I look for beach glass along the way. They get added to my collection jar.

I discovered the brand Tavik when I was in Seattle. {They know about foggy days}. I was immediately drawn to this soft, lightweight sweater and thought it would be perfect for an evening at the beach. When I read the tag I knew it was a perfect fit. The brand is cultivated from modern beach culture. So this sweater was made for the beach. The brand says, Beach is a lifestyle, not a location. And I couldn’t agree more.

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