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Island Adventures

Salut!

It’s been a minute my fellow readers..this is partly my fault for being so MIA but I promise I’m back! Bearing gifts hehe. The last few weeks has been one crazy adventure after the other, but I managed to snap a few bits and pieces of the ride on my first travel post! This is also my first time experimenting with my new DSLR Philippe! (one of the photos was with an underwater disposable cam), so any feedback and/or tips would be greatly appreciated. 🙂

(P.S All photos are unedited/un-retouched)

Enjoy!

Bisous,

SH ❤

Leaving Tampa
Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise in Full Swing

Sunrise in Full Swing

And off we go!

And off we go!

So Colorful!

Pink Buggy!

Beautiful Cozumel

Beautiful Cozumel

Cozumel..

Crystal clear waters..

Crystal clear waters..

Playa

Playa

Ocean fun!

Ocean fun!

Lovely

Mexico

Cozumel

The Clearest of Waters

The Clearest of Waters

Sunset at Paradise

Sunset at Paradise

The Carnival Paradise

The Carnival Paradise

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When Good Things Happen

Hello lovelies!

I apologize for not posting as often as I usually do this week. But good things have been happening!

This Life-Cleanse has been really kicking ass, and not just physically, but work-wise, college-wise, and mentally, its been very rewarding.

I do not want to reveal too much just yet, not until everything is solidified. But I will definitely keep you posted!

In the meantime, I have been thinking about something; when good things happen, is it because of your determination, luck, or faith? Perhaps it can be a combo of all 3 but I feel kind of strange to give myself so much credit without thinking that something such as luck played a big role in everything. Your feedback would be appreciated.

On another note, I have decided to officially launch sarahalwani.com within the next week! By “Officially launch” I mean telling my friends and family about this. This has been a personal project for me for quite some time and I find it ironic how “personal” to me means sharing this blog with the rest of the world and not the people in my life. I feel a little nervous but also excited!

By sharing this with friends and family, I am also committing myself to writing more and investing more time and energy into sarahalwani.com. This makes me feel equally anxious and happy.

These upcoming weeks will be quite busy as i try to balance work, classes, student organization matters and attempt to have a social life. Usually this will have me feeling overwhelmed but I recently bought a new planner and there’s just something about a new planner that makes me feel super refreshed and ready to take on life. Is that strange?

To combat my stress I also workout on a regular basis, which proves to be very helpful for you physically of course, and mentally.

What do you do to deal with daily stress?

Until next time!

Bisous

-SH

Fake It Till You Feel It

Mindy Kaling knows everything

Mindy Kaling knows everything

You know when you wake up to one of those days where you’re just dreading to even get out of bed? Well I’m having one of those days today. I have been pretty stressed out with upcoming exams, work, and just college stuff that needs to be taken care of.

I recently read somewhere that if you are feeling crummy or stressed, you should kind of force yourself to be happy (I know, it sounds weird) and then eventually you will feel happy. I thought this would be the perfect day to put this theory into practice for the Motivation Monday Challenge.

A “Fake it till you feel it” attitude shall be in order today.

Even though I have so much to do today (this week in general), I will try to approach it with a positive attitude, instead of dreadful one. This is easier said than done of course. Even right now I am having a hard time attempting it!
But I will do it, and for those of you who are experiencing a day like mine, let’s do this together. 🙂

I hope you have a wonderful, positive Fake-it-till-you-feel-it day!
I know I will.

Bisous,

-SH