Challenge Day 1

Hello, dolls! IT’S THE END OF THE SEMESTER! Woot woot!

Alsooo Day 1 of my Project RISE Challenge and I’ve been absolutely KILLING IT. I am running like a lean, mean, Google calendar and planner abiding machine. Tackled everything on my to-do list. Established a budget. Went to the gym. Planned out my entire summer and did soo well on my final exam. Not only that, but I was vlogging, and tweeting, and now I’m posting on here. I’m very proud of myself.

With the vlogs, I need to find a video editor and get a few videos up, but when I do, I’ll share the link with here. Until then, I’ll just be filming and compiling video clips!

On top of everything good that’s happening today, I learned that in August, I might be going to Miami so that’s extra motivation to get into the gym. I want a bikini bod! I made a workout schedule and I’m very very excited to get started on it.

What I’m really worried about is that all this motivation is just my pre-period phase. You see, every month right before my period comes (like a week), my hormones kick into like some superhero mode and I am very committed to completing whatever I set my mind to. I get shit done. I magically evolve from a potato to someone with laser focus, extreme dedication, and an abundance of energy. I don’t know what it is.

I’ve thought about it in a couple ways and I actually think that’s the perfect time to start this challenge because it’s an extra boost to help me get my routine down. Once the hormones cycle through and die down a bit, it’ll be harder to keep up with everything, but at least I’ll hopefully have a routine established by then so it won’t be as hard as it could be. If that makes any sense..

At any rate, Day 1 of Project RISE is going fabulously. I’m excited to be kicking it off on such a good note! Hopefully I can keep up this motivation! If you started a challenge, how has your Day 1 been going? I wanna hear about it!




Questions That Bring You Closer Together

Hello, Sunshines! Since this blog is about me, I thought that it would be appropriate for you to get to know me, but I didn’t want to do just a simple “10 Facts About Me” post. I wanted something more meaningful and more insightful into the kind of person I am. I found 36 questions that are supposed to bring people closer together. I’m probably not going to answer all of them because that would a ridiculously long post so I just did the first 10.

1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

Many people inspire me, but someone that I find myself being inspired by over and over again is Anna Wintour. We’re in completely different fields. She’s in the fashion industry and I’m in healthcare, but her decisive, consistent, hard-working, true-to-herself personality just gets me. It’s what I want to be like. She believes in herself 100% and she actually got fired from Harper’s Bazaar before she got to where she is today with Vogue. It was because she felt that there needed to be dreadlocks on the models and her higher-up’s didn’t agree with that. She was told that she did not understand her audience, but look at her now! She stuck with her gut, trusted her intuition, and continued to pursue her dream. She also has an incredible work ethic and people see her as this cold, bitchy, perfectionist, but when I watch her interviews, she actually seems like a great person. She just knows what she wants and knowing things 100% always freaks people out. Like people say they’re 99.9% sure, never 100%. Doesn’t hold the same weight for some odd reason, in my opinion.

2. Would you like to be famous? In what way?

Yes because it would be a bigger platform in which to inspire others. I don’t think there’s a particular way that I want to be famous besides that I want to be famous for something I’ve done that’s impactful and that leaves the world a better place. I don’t want to be famous just for like marrying someone famous or something like that. I want to be famous for doing something like making a great organization, teaching people, or for creating something inspiring.

3. Before making a phone call, do you ever rehearse what you’re going to say? Why?

Yes if it’s an important phone call like a phone interview or something because you should always be prepared for an interview. If it’s just my friend or business partner or something like that, I don’t.

4. What would constitute a perfect day for you?

There’s no one way that makes a day perfect for me, unfortunately.

5. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?

Last sung to myself in the car today. I don’t really sing to other people.

6. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you choose?

Body, definitely. The mind of a 90 year old has so much wisdom and experiences to draw from! A 30 year old is just excited about the world and I think at 30 I’ll still be trying to figure life out.

7. Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?

Cancer or Alzheimer’s. Some sort of medical illness.

8. Name three things you and your partner appear to have in common.

I’m currently single and I don’t have a partner. I can name three things my ex and I had in common though. We both hated conflict, showed love and affection very intensely, and we both had very unrealistic, dream-like ideas of how a relationship should be. Naive, young and in love. Everyone has those relationships. (:

9. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

The adaptability of my mindset. I literally feel like because of it, I can be put in any situation and turn out okay.

10. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?

Nothing. My parents did a fantastic job and I wouldn’t be the person I am today if they did not raise me the way they did. I wish I responded better to the way they raised me in that I wish I didn’t fight them every step and that I was more open-minded, but you live and you learn.

That’s the main thing with life, isn’t it? Always learning from your mistakes and molding yourself into the person you want to be? I hope these questions helped you to understand me a little more and I can’t wait to talk to you guys in the next post!



The Beginning!

Hello May! New month, new goals. That includes starting a blog. I’ve always wanted to do it. I feel like it is a great way for me to extend my reach and inspire others with my lifestyle. It’s also always nice to have a little podium and space on the internet to express my opinions and feelings on things. Lastly, writing in general has always been very therapeutic for me and it’s one of the ways that I clear my head.

My main goal for this blog is to inspire and teach others. If you can learn something from me or you feel motivated by something I post then that’s exactly what I want! But I also want it to be a way for me document memories and look at how far I’ve come when I’m feeling like I’m in a tough situation. Nothing like inspiring and motivating yourself!

So here is Sincerely Emsy, a lifestyle blog! Enjoy!