Strong. What is strong? Strong has multiple meanings. We all know. But today I want to talk about being strong, mentally. What does that mean to you? Its okay not to be strong all the time. We’re human we aren’t perfect, nobody is. If someone claims to be they are lieing. We can’t always be the strong ones and honestly it sucks that when you come off in a way to always seem like you have it all together, your life is perfect but no one sees what really goes on behind closed doors. Don’t assume anything because you really never know what that person is actually going through. Sometimes people just want you to sit there and listen without judgment. They just need someone to vent to and talk to. We all go through tough times, broken hearts, stress, etc. Don’t beat yourself up over the small things or even so the bigger things. Thats how we get through life is with challenges. People challenge us everyday. Everyone and everything that comes into your life is a lessoned learned. God will always have a plan for YOU. Trust him. He will bring certain people into your life for a reason and if they choose to leave you’ll understand why later. Something BETTER will come. You have to trust the process. If something doesn’t work out, don’t stress and STAY STRONG. Be you, Do you, For YOU. Not everyone will give back what you give to them. Sometimes its a hard pill to swallow that, thats just how it will be. Life is to short to be worrying. Live your life and have fun. You only get one so make it worth it. Do things you never thought you would and don’t regret a thing. Friends and Family will always be there no matter what. They will always have your back. Bring you up when you’re feeling down. Don’t let anyone waste your time. No one deserves that. If they can’t appreciate what you have to offer, let them go. You deserve to have people in your life that make you happy and appreciate you. If you’re to scared of change ask yourself why first. Why does it scare you? How will this affect your life? Could be a good change or could be a bad one but again that is life. You really never know until you try. Don’t fear it, embrace it. Don’t live your life scared all the time. I know things are so much easier said than actually done. But being STRONG and telling yourself you can you’re already one step closer to success in life. Focus on yourself and mentality before anything. If you can stay STRONG for others you can stay STRONG for yourself. You matter. Your mental health matters. In my personal experience I have dealt with some things. I’ve had people tell me one thing but then turning it around and telling me another. I’ve been let down. People have walked out of my life. People have lied. A certain job hasn’t worked out, so on a so forth but every single thing has taught me something. As I got older it got easier to accept things. I realized certain things don’t work out for a reason. I can’t change everything. Ive learned to trust the process and move on. Thats all I got to do. I can be STRONG and its okay to not be okay. But being STRONG and letting things go and letting things just happen naturally has helped me a lot. Of course I have my days but who doesn’t? Doing stuff like this, writing down what is on my mind. Taking a drive, hanging out with friends and family, going on hikes or taking time for myself are things that help me through. Im lucky enough to have a family who supports me, friends who are there for me, a job that I love. I soak that all in. I cherish every moment. And you should to. Whatever the hell it is you are going through right now it will be okay. Trust the process and be STRONG.

I am bringing you another goodbye summer blog post! I did one of these last year and I thought I should bring it back. I mean as we all know it is now approaching October and the first day of fall has already come so that is why I call it Goodbye Summer! Fall time just makes me so happy. From all the decorations to food to celebration of holidays. I just can’t wait!!! For this post I decided to dedicate it to my trip I just recently took for the day in Catalina Island. If y’all haven’t been there omg you’re missing out. It is seriously so beautiful and peaceful. You don’t find any fast food restraunts or a bunch of cars or even huge grocery stores. Its just a small island that people live on. You take a golf cart mainly to transport around and sight see. Its amazing so I wanted to capture some pictures and share them with you guys. I hope you enjoy this post and I will see you for my next one coming very soon!

xo

 

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Outfit Details

Top | Forever21

Shorts | Forever21+

Bag | Amazon

Sandals | Kohls

Belt | Forever21

Part 2 of my Harry Styles Live on Tour post! This one is just going to show you where I went in between my concerts!! Unfortunately I did’nt take as many pictures as I thought I would but I wanted to show you what I did capture! I have a few from Sacramento, Seattle and San Francisco. All places I haven’t been to before. They are all so beautiful I honestly was just taking it all in. I spent barley a day at these places because they were just stops in between or a one day thing but I definitely would love to go back and spend some more time, especially Seattle and San Francisco. I made a little video aka “Vlog” when I was road tripping up there so I will leave a link to that lol. I also want to mention how NICE the people were here and how clean the air was! The weather was amazing and my perfect type of weather so of course I was even more in love! I was happy we made the decision of driving. Something Im for sure going to do again. I hope you enjoy!

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GUYS WOW OMG I like have no words. It happened tho, my trip I planned with one of my best friends for like a year actually freaking HAPPENED! It was literally the best week of my life. We traveled all the way up to S E A T T L E back down to L A to see one of my favorite artists EVER. It was long, tiring, fun and definitely an experience. There is so many emotions lol. I have so many memory’s I will never forget. Met some amazing people. Saw the most BEAUTIFUL scenery. Im so glad we decided to drive because we got to admire the beauty all around us and got to stop whenever we wanted! I honestly have so many pictures I want to share and I think this post is going to just be that lol. Basically a virtual photo album of my trip so I hope you don’t mind! I will do a 2 part post dedicated to this trip so enjoy part 1, the actual concerts lol. I also made a couple “vlog” style videos so I will have those linked on here also! I really don’t know what else to say!! I have missed you guys so much and my blog so here I am with this comeback! She is back!! I really want your guys opinion on what else you want to see on here I’m always up for suggestions so leave me a message or a comment!! I love you guys I hope summer is treating y’all well and I will see you guys very very soon!

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Long time no see guys! I know I say this a lot but yes I know its been awhile… How is everyone doing??? I hate leaving my blog for so long, I was always so busy with work and stuff but now I have a little more time on my hands with my new place so I am determined to keep posting more!! Okay anyways this isn’t what todays post is about. I want to share how I edit my pictures for Instagram and for my pictures on here! It took me awhile to finally figure out how to have a “theme” for my instagram page. Believe it or not I actually put a lot of time and effort on it lol. It’s still not at a point where I want it but as for now I’m happy with it. Im going to share not only what I use but what inspires me and how I go about choosing where to shoot. It’s honestly really easy once you understand it all, it just takes time and effort like anything else in the world right!? Lol okay lets get to it!

 

Step 1: What I use

Okay so the app that I use to edit my pictures is an app called V S C O. It’s a very popular app to use on an iPhone or android (I think?). If you like taking pictures then this is definitely something you should have. You can buy presets on there and you just have to play around with them and see which one you prefer for your pictures. When you download the app it already has presets in there that are free so you can play with those instead of buying some.

 

Step 2: Inspiration

 

My most used app for inspiration is P I N T E R E S T. As you know I can spend hours on there lol. But when I started really getting into actually editing my pictures and wanting to make my instagram looking cute and pleasing I started going to Pinterest for my inspo. I have a board on my Pinterest page where I save all kinds of VSCO edits. So if you want to follow me on there (Danielle Willis) you can see that!!The cool thing about those boards too is it shows you exactly how to saturate your picture. How much to use for exposure. So many tips and tricks. I usually use the ones they show on there but I will go in and mess around with the settings myself until I’m happy with it. But it does help if you have no idea what you’re doing because it shows exactly what numbers to put each setting.

 

Step 3: Picking location

So again for picking where I want to take pictures I just look on pinterest or on instagram. Usually I’ll just spot out a cute wall and go pose in front of it lol. But there are times where I’m like okay, I want to go to a certain location for a photoshoot. I think finding a nice scenery/background for pictures is important. You not only want to look cute for peoples attention but you also want whats around you looking chic and cool to. It will make the picture look 10x more pleasing to the eye. Well in my opinion. Here are a few examples of where I typically like to take pictures at. I hope this was helpful!