Day 42

I got to babysit my niece for an extra day last week. She normally sees her grandparents but they were busy that day, so I got to watch her. The day before I babysat, I was thinking of making this cute art and craft for my sister and her boyfriend as a Valentine’s Day present. My niece is almost 2 years old, so I had a few craft ideas that she could do.

I decided that I can try to trace her hands to make a heart, and then I traced her feet to make another heart. I put her show on, and I put her in her chair. It turned out nice, despite that I didn’t get it into heart shapes. I let her give it to my sister. My sister thought that was super cute, she loved it!

Something that Gretchen Rubin reminded me to do was, “Don’t let perfection be the enemy of the good” in her book, The Happiness Project. It means that you can’t let yourselves get so caught up with perfection, that everything around you loses its beauty. You just got to remind yourself that you did your best.

I like to think that her craft was beautifully done. But there are other times where I have to remind myself that it’s okay for things to be messy, like how she loves to keep her toys all sprawled throughout the living room. Or how I sometimes get bothered that her pants are crocked. It’s small things like this. I am trying hard to look pass this. I’m not a mom, so it may or may not take me longer to get over this. I know there might be some people saying that I will miss the mess when she is older.

Today, I am reminded that I must look pass the imperfections, and see that the world can be a beautiful place. I will accept the fact that the world doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. Don’t let yourself to miss out on things because you would rather see the imperfections, rather than the beauty of the imperfections.


Beautiful U R – Deborah Cox

Let’s start this week off, with another amazing song. I actually forgot about this song, until it randomly got stuck in my head somehow. I remember when I used to be obsessed with this song. I still love it despite it being released 12 years ago.

To me, this song is about being you, and reminding yourself, no one can bring you down. It also talks about how you shouldn’t listen to anyone who talks down to you. It’s also about being able to look at yourself in the mirror and love yourself for who you are. It is such an empowering song, and I think everyone should listen to this song.

“Don’t never let nobody bring you down girl
Don’t never let nobody tear your world apart
Look in the mirror and see who you are
Beautiful U R”

-Deborah Cox

Deborah Cox is a Canadian singer and song writer. She has won three Juno awards (acknowledging Canadian singers and bands). Before she became a solo artist, she was a backup singer for Celine Dion. In this video she was pregnant with her third child, Kaila Michelle with her husband, who is also her manager.

Embrace the Uncertainty

“Trust the wait.
Embrace the uncertainty.
Enjoy the beauty of becoming
When nothing is certain, anything is possible.”

-Mandy Hale

I recently found this quote, and it is perfect for what I am feeling right now. I had a bad day today, so I am trying to bounce back. It has been a challenging day, but I am trying to work through this.

I feel honoured to have found this tonight. It is helping stay positive, and remain hopeful of the unknown. It reminds me to be strong, brave and fearless. Good things are on the way.

No Makeup

“I’m not wearing any make-up,
won’t hide who I am,
I’ll be what I am
I’m just being honest with my self once again
I’m my only friend”

-Avril Lavigne

I absolutely love this song! It’s about being your true self no matter what. It’s about not concealing yourself in a world that has gotten a bit materialistic which is unfortunate because beauty is something that shouldn’t be bought instead it is something that comes from within. Embrace it! 🙂


I’m meeting my boyfriend’s family and I’m still red as a lobster. I’m now really conscience about this.

I’ve been reapplying apple cider vinegar followed by coconut oil a lot. Well, that’s an understatement.

This has made me realize that I can be an insecure person. It is something I am trying to fix. I feel that I always need to make sure that I look pretty.

Today I will be me. I do not please others by having a “perfect” appearance. I can do so with a great personality. Do not bring yourself down when something bad happens. You are always be beautiful. 🙂