Wow, First Post.

Hello there, welcome. I know I know, you probably have no idea what this blog is really about… and honestly neither do I. A little advice here, a little art there. I guess, we will see where this goes together! If you decide to stick around through all of the grammar errors and *possibly* misspelled words… then again, I’m glad you came. What? You think I mean sticking around for ONLY this blog? Well just to let you know, I don’t. I eventually will be offering some eclectic household items, art pieces, and resale clothing, on the pages I will soon connect to this brand new blog of mine. Until then, let the morning thoughts, projects, and coffee drinking commence!

I have recently decided to not go back to work at my 9 to 5 (where I did endless amounts of paperwork with minimal human interaction), and take care of my own health first. Did you gasp at the thought? Well, i most definitely did. Maybe it was the global pandemic that has helped me realize how short life is? I don’t know, but my career journey throughout the last 10 years has been… Let’s just say, a roller coaster. Actually, the 9 to 5 was the opposite of what I was used too. Before that I was a very successful hairstylist (that loved what she did at one time), and educator to my colleagues. I was a people-pleaser/lover that also had ran herself so far into the ground, she didn’t even know her ass from her elbow anymore. The 9 to 5 was me attempting to find my peace, my footing, and catch my effing breath. Unfortunately I found that 8 hours a day filing away at paper work with nothing but white walls, and office politics, does nothing for the oh-so lonely right side of my brain. I realized I was suffering. I needed creative stimulation, and more like minded folks around me.

I realized I needed to take care of me.

Now, since I’ve planted my feet firmly on the ground, I wanted to help others ground themselves as well. Even if its just to be here stating- you’re not alone in your suffering.

Which is the very reason why I wanted to start something. It’s because I know I’m not the only one. I want to be here to remind people who stumble across my page that you can at any moment to decide to take control of your life. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, your past, troubling life experiences, etc.,things can get better.

Did I say it was easy? nope.

Did I say it would take a short amount of time? Hellllll no. Healing can take quite a while, and looks different for every single person.

I lived for pleasing and making sure everyone else around me was happy (especially the ones that were close to my heart), except for myself. Dont get me wrong.. I think it is very important to love and respect the ones that are in your circle, but I do not think that it is okay to live to please them. Eventually, you won’t even know how to please yourself. Which is what happened to me.

So, here we are. The beginning of my journey to becoming my own boss, and whatever else I decide to write about. Thank you for reading this, if you made it this far. If you did, we are going to start a new tradition. When I post I will share the mug my delicious coffee is in. so with allllll that being said, here is the mug I’m sipping from. If you feel like it, share yours too.

” You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together,justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor & move on”

-Tupac Shakur

Sending my love <3,

The Sunrise Sip