Life x Travel Diaries: 2017 – YEAR OF MY FIRSTS 😜❤

OH MY GOODNESS!

Fast forward to exactly 8 months after my previous post, I find myself in the middle of the earth, staying in on a Thursday night in my room, Sunset Lover playing in the background and just beginning to write again. To those wondering what happened well it is a long story but to make it short I am now overseas chasing my dreams.(Well, what are my dreams?) which will also be the reason why there will be no OOTD shots in this post. because I have not taken any! LOL 😎

Well, we’re already on the 2nd half of 2017 which I can also call my Year of Breakthrough and I have soooooo many firsts this year but  I’m telling you the major ones.

FIRST TO:

1. Travel outside the country with the family. ❤✈👪 (which deserves a separate post)

It was heck of a fun, eye opening, tiring but a memorable trip! 1 life tip, make sure to at least travel with your family. Nothing beats the experience! Trust me, you will become even more closer, get to know and love them even more. It doesn’t have to be try hard and well planned just go with the flow, have fun, learn the culture, detoxify and renew your energy.  Make the most of the bond with your family because these are the things in life we need to treasure most. It can just be pocket friendly also. Now, Where to next, Fam?

2. Travel solo. 🌏🏰(which deserves a separate post, again)

Mixed emotions rushed through my veins knowing that I will be traveling alone. Well, you gotta have tons of courage and guts to do that. I didn’t know how I pulled that off knowing that I was not able to condition myself to go to a country where no one knows my name. (chos), not knowing where to go, not even the language. (My nose bled because of the language barrier, what is Hello in Russian again?)   All I knew is that I had plane tickets and a hotel. I stayed in Armenia for a week, it’s a pretty cool place to learn history. I really enjoyed my me time there eating Armenian food and going to unique places. Thank God I made it back safely. 😁

3. Currently LDR 👫

The boyfie was sh😲cked by the time he knew I was gonna stay. Sorrrry, even I didn’t know we were gonna end up miles away. But if you’re in a healthy relationship there’s just no room for negativity and anxiety to grow. I don’t really put weight on the term because when you’re together, you’re together. Faith, trust, loyalty are present virtues but when God is the foundation you have no doubts. (Kasi kung mahal mo, bakit mo sasaktan? HAHAHA jk) It’s just that I’ve gotten used to him being there most of the time. You take that away and you could just wish teleportation was real. Anyway, thanks to the boyfie for ALWAYS supporting every small or drastic life decisions I make even if it means compromise, even if it means distance. Just know that your effort is appreciated. And, This won’t be long, right? 😉

4. Experience SNOOOW 🗻❄⛄

The hot weather where I am now makes me dream of the majestic snowy alps of Armenia once again. I miss the cold. Ugh. And the snow? it did not disappoint at all. It’s just like the movies. Speaking of which, We had a dog named Snow, I miss her too.

5. Living Independently 👧

Aaaaaaaaaah, the most undeniably, realest thing happening in my life right now. It is my first time to be away from home and everyone I know, cook for myself, talk to a stranger, enjoy solo rides, do laundry and groceries, make friends with other nationalities, explore hidden cafe spots.  And all these experiences helped me to get to know myself even more and what I want that sometimes I feel like actually living up to my blog’s name. It’s true what they say to live outside your comfort zone, easy to say hard to do. Because being outside your bubble is not glorious most of the time, so you strive, you grow, you learn and you prioritize and take care of yourself, and depend on God. At this time, I am still a bit uneasy but I know things will work out just fine because God is with me. He is my strength. He will never leave us nor forsake us. Rely on Him alone. Thank you Lord👆

Well, that is all for now. YAY. Wonder what the next half has in stored for me? EXCITING! ❤❤❤ #Positive #trustinginGodstiming  This is it pancit!😁  The future is now. Til’  my next blog post!

All the love & hope. xx 👄

SMKV

Shoutout to my Mama who reminded me to blog again! 😁

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FASHION POST: TRUST

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This word is one of the most common, intangible, and fragile when we speak of relationships in which I am not only referring to being partners but to family, friends, siblings, loved ones, and even to strangers. So I share this post as an open letter for my 23 yr. old self and a prayer with my personal Savior, Jesus Christ ❤

This song, it hit right in the feels.

TRUST

Hillsong Young & Free – Youth Revival 

When it doesn’t go my way
I know that it is not the end
I’m trusting you have better plans
I haven’t even dreamt of yet

I know that You are for me
When everything’s against me
I put all my hope in You

Jesus I will trust You
I will trust you
I know you never fail
I will trust you
Jesus I will
Jesus I will

I don’t know how the story ends
But I know that You finished it
I’ll close my eyes and just let go
And fall into my only Hope

There’s safety in the falling
When I surrender fully
I put all my hope in You

The only thing I know
Is God you’re in control
In every little detail
You are close
I’ll never be alone
Here in the unknown
The power of Your Presence
Fills my soul

Now everything I know
Is God you’re in control
In every little detail
You are close
I’ll never be alone
Here in the unknown
The power of Your Presence
Fills my soul

Listen to the track here.

We can only trust if we have faith and believe. I hope we all find the courage to pursue trust even thought the things ahead are vague.

Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Galatians 6:9 – And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Thank you Jesus, I trust in you.

Enough said.

Xoxo,

Shannen ❤

Fashion Post x Life Diaries: Wearing A Neon Blazer

 

Hiiiiii ❤

It’s a beautiful Wednesday morning so I’m gonna start writing this blog post while listening  to some songs. It’s my free day today and I choose to be productive first thing in the morning 🙂 So as you can see what I’m wearing here is really a bright one that when I first saw this hanging in the store, I was having second thoughts on purchasing it or not. So I didn’t… But days passed and I find myself in the store again. I tried to fit this piece and it was like tailor-made for me. I was having doubts because of the color actually, but it’s a piece I couldn’t resist. (I should start investing on more formal pieces now, since that’s where I’m headed to.) So I went out of the store satisfied, with a smile on my face 🙂

To connect it with my life… (Yes, I’m the type of person who does not really open up about my personal matters since I’m more of a private person) I want to talk about decisions, because right now I’m in a stage of my life where decisions are crucial and must be considered. Well, to be honest I just want to savor every moment of it, and appreciate the things I have and the people around me that love me. I know that God has greater plans for me than I have for myself so I should just obey Him, wait and trust in His promises. I’m saying this because I don’t want to over think of how things should be. All my life I’ve been really eager to know on what I’d become.. which is a good thing… but I can’t do that forever. I just wanna pause and smell the flowers for a while.  So let’s live for today because it’s a present, hope for good things and dream for tomorrow ❤

That’s all for now, I hope I encouraged you somehow 🙂

Xoxo,

Shannen ❤
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Fashion Post: A Teal Blue Mullet

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Hey everyone!

Here is another “senti” post that i’ll be sharing with you today. Well,  lately I’ve been… I’ve been losing sleep dreaming about the things… Just kidding! It’s not that. In fact I slept for 12 hrs straight last night. HA! It’s just some realization that I have been thinking about over and over again these past few days. It’s  MOVING ON ONE STEP CLOSER AT A TIME. You only have one body, one soul, and one mind and you can’t do everything at once. We have to allow ourselves to breathe sometimes, PAUSE… so that we don’t rush into things that we’re supposed to do. Yes, this life can only get busier as it can get. But if we don’t stop, then we could miss a lot of things also. You know the saying, You’ll miss the moon while counting the stars? and a verse in the Bible that says… There’s a time for everything?  These are the only ones I could think of right now. But I couldn’t agree more.

I probably am saying these things to myself right now. HAHAHA.  Because I want to do so much in life that I don’t know if everything I plan for myself is what the Lord’s will for me also. I believe that I must seek Him harder. Yes, that’s the key to unlocking the things he has planned very well for you.

Til’ my next post.

Xoxo,

Shannen 

Fashion Post: Stripes & Shorts

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Here is another black & white outfit that I wore on a private resort, when I went out of town with my fam a few Sundays ago. We ate our lunch there and just had a great time relaxing and chatting. This post is also a bit special because I have my two ”firsts” here. One is, this is my first outfit shoot out of town. Then, this is also the first time I wore shorts on the blog. I wore them because we went swimming just right after these pictures were taken. I had to be practical. Lol. I also wore just a few accessories here. I just don’t wear much now unlike before where everything would pile up. Well you know what they say, the only constant thing in this world is change 🙂

So what do you think?

Let me know, just leave a comment below 🙂

Anyway, Holy Week/vacation starts soon! Where do you plan to go?

Xoxo,

Shannen