5 Things.

June 16, 2018





Hey, everyone! I think these "5 Things" posts are turning into my favorites! I like that I can kinda throw what's been on my mind into a little post ☻ Especially when I'm feeling unmotivated or at a loss of creativity because really, theres always something on mind. Hope you all enjoy them too!

1. Now, technically, summer doesn't officially begin til Thursday, but we've been so lucky with some seriously gorgeous weather recently. The weather this year has completely thrown me off; we were still having cold and rainy days up until almost the end of May. I know May showers are normal in lots of places but definitely not in Southern California. The sun has been shining really high these last couple weeks and I've been dying to go outside and read under a tree.

2. How is it already summer?! Time has been flying by! I mean, we're pretty much half way done with 2018. It's been fun but it's also freaking me out a little how fast we're zooming through life. I feel like I really felt it this year with all the graduations we had in my family.... we're getting old. Our parents are getting old. I just need time to slow down a bit because it's coming a little to fast for me.

3. Making decisions has always been hard for me. I'm always stuck between what I think is right and what is actually best for me. Right now, I'm having to decide if I want to take a promotion to a more permanent position at work and I don't think I want it. I am nowhere near my dream job or field but I'm also torn between "getting a job right now isn't that easy" and "but I don't want years to flash before my eyes and I'm still unhappy at work" and "it's a stable income" and "I have to do what makes me happy regardless of money". It's a whole lot of back and forth in my head and my deadline to decide is rapidly approaching....we'll see.

4. This one is pretty random but I've been obsessing over Harry Potter recently??? I mean, I've always been obsessed but like I've been really loving it again. Like the 2014-tumblr-fangirl type of love. I'm not sure if it's because HP released the iPhone game and I've been playing nonstop or because I renewed my pass to Universal Studios but all I know is that I'm ready to read all the books again and have a full HP movie marathon this weekend!

5. This last one's a little deeper than I normally go but mental illness has been on my mind a lot lately. With the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain it's kinda hard to ignore it. As someone who has dealt with anxiety and on and off depression since I was in high school, it's scary to think about how bad it can get. Mental health has been the topic of a lot of discussions lately and I wish people weren't so scared to ask for help or if only people knew how much just offering an ear to someone struggling could help. Guys, please seek help if you need it. Also, please check up on your friends. Let's all be there for each other. 

xx Tatianna

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  1. Love this list! Our heads are like a Chrome browser with a million tabs open at the same time, so it's good to share the different things we're thinking about. Good luck with the decision regarding your job! Is there a way you could politely decline the promotion, stay in your current role, and look for something more closely aligned to your interests? xo!

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  2. Great list and I love your tshirt. Good luck with the job.

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  3. I love this and I appreciate you for sharing. I agree that this year has really flew by, I can't believe that we're almost in July! That's so crazy to me. I'll be graduating college this December and I have been stressing out about finding "the perfect job" or at least one in my field that can pay my bills. So I totally get where you're coming from with the work situation too.

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  4. You are so sweet Tatianna, we are having super hot weather here and I am making the most of it. Beach and pool days as often as possible, the vitamin D is a total mood lifter or me. Thanks for sharing openly about your own mental health struggles, it is important to keep the dialogue open. Ask friends how they are doing and really listen to the answer, stay connected to them!

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  5. omg this is so lovely! i so love all these things you're doing!! wishing you all the best friend!

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  6. Hello! I am also a Harry Potter super fan, and as you I often get some periods of obssession so I totally understand you. I just heard about Anthony Bourdain, I always wonder what makes succesful people to take a decision like that, I think in these times is more important than ever to be serious about mental health and do more campaigns to help the people.

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  7. What a fun roundup you’ve shared. I can definitely relate when it comes to anxiety. I have battled with it for the last three years. I sure hope that more people can find their voice, and seek help before it may be too late.

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  8. This is a great list with super cute pictures of you! I have never been a Harry Potter fan, but my son just asked to read it with me. Maybe, I’ll change my mind!! The last one is also near & dear to my heart! Great post & congrats on the promotion!

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  9. #5 is so important. Thank you for using your platform to highlight mental illness!

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  10. Love the outfit! Number 3 really resonates with me right now - finding the right job or career path is so difficult. What i've realized is that finding what makes you happy is most important in the long run and I have met people who truly do love what they do, so it's possible!!!

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  11. What a fun post. I love your photos.

    Nailil
    http://thirtyminusone.com/

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  12. You're so cute!! I love your photos

    I feel the complete opposite about the weather! We never get hot days until July and I feel like we haven't had ANY rain this spring so it's throwing me off! haha

    Thanks for sharing #5! The more we talk about mental health , the less of a stigma there will be around it.

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  13. I struggle with making the right decisions for myself as well... it's a constant battle but in the end, just have to do what's best for you!

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  14. I love this so much!! Thank you for sharing and being so open! Hope you’re having a great summer!

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