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    Become a Little More Selfish

    Hey you! Yeah, you reading this self-motivating post. Please repeat after me:

    I am divinely intuitive, protected and rich by my own divine right.

    Phew! Now that we have gotten that out of the way, let’s get into the topic of this post. When people say the term “selfish,” it’s usually brought up in a negative connotation. Such as, “he’s such a selfish person, stay away from him,” or, “selfish people never give or share.” I want you, yes, you, to change the entirety of your thoughts on what it means to be selfish. Being selfish is about being about yourself. It means you should put your well-being, your emotions, as well as your self-care first. Many people try to make you believe that putting yourself first means that you are not a good person. I want for you to think from this perspective and ask yourself, “How can I love or give to others if I cannot even give to myself first?” Do you know what this is also called? It’s called keeping your house in check. Your house is your mind, and your home is your heart. Protect those two things at all costs! Be more selfish!

    It is okay to cancel going out to stay in and cuddle up on your couch watching Netflix by yourself now and again. It is okay to stay home and cook for yourself rather than going out for dinner with your friends. You know what, going for a walk on a trail or taking the time to read a book at the park is a great way to be selfish. In other words: BEFORE YOU GIVE YOUR TIME TO OTHERS, GIVE TIME TO YOURSELF FIRST. You come first. The way we love and give to ourselves is how we love and give to others. It is very important that we tend to our own needs first. That is the true definition of being selfish. Be more Self-ish. Get it?

    Being Self-ish also means that as a young person, you hold yourself accountable for the decisions you make in life. Self-ish women are responsible, intelligent, noble, and knowledgeable. Self-ish women treat others how they treat themselves. A selfish young lady or young woman finds it easy to respect others because she has, or is learning, the art of respecting herself. When you love you FIRST, loving others becomes easy. Have confidence in that, and you will do just fine. Stay tuned for another post from me, Larenza A. Elbert sometime soon! Toodles, you beautiful gorgeous butterfly, you.

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    Style Tips for the Girly Tomboy

    Repeat after me: I am strong. I am beautiful. I am a confident, amazing young woman.

    Phew! Now that we have that out the way, we get an understanding of what it means to be a girly tomboy. Girly tomboys often tend to like to wear dresses and skirts, but also like to get their hands dirty and play sports, watch sports, or simply do “boy’s” things. If you are like me, you will understand that even though you do like wearing dresses, you also like sneakers, graphic tee-shirts, and beanies too. Please understand that being a girly tomboy does not mean that you are not feminine. It just means that your style has a different dynamic than other girls, so do not be afraid to wear a dress with some high-top Vans or wearing a graphic tee-shirt with a skirt. Do not be afraid to wear what makes you feel beautiful because of society’s standards of what it means to “dress like a girl.” Love yourself, be confident enough to relish in the fact that you are awesome, and dress as you please.

    Above are some photos of ideas for you ladies to look into for Spring 2018 fashion, if you are a Girly Tomboy. I like to invest in skirts, shorts, and dresses. I balance out my look with a classic band tee, sneakers, and maybe a plaid tee-shirt. Also, don’t forget to incorporate your accessories and keep in mind color coordination.

    Now one more!
    Repeat after me: I am strong. I am beautiful. I am a confident amazing, young woman.