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: Silver Lining

 

Hey errrbody 🙂

I finally have a new post -____- Hihi. Decided to edit a few of my pictures today since I literally did nothing because I declared it my rest day and just because I really just don’t  feel like doing anything. So to make it up with productivity, here’s a new outfit post 🙂

Notice how I seem to always wear black every now and then? It’s because it’s the easiest to pair with metallic colors! I’m addicted with gold and silver these days, well mostly gold, because it’s so classy. But of course it depends on how you style and what you pair it with. But for this outfit, I went for silver and paired my skirt with this ”lacey” button down top that’s from my mom  and black wedges with silver studs 🙂 You can’t really see how silver the skirt is because of the exposure but will work on that. Hihi. And of course, it’s becoming a habit of mine to always relate the title of my posts to my personal life. (That’s if I could think of anything. Lol) Silver lining is the term used when you want to emphasize the hopeful side of a situation that might seem gloomy on the surface. And right now, I think i’m on the gloomy side of things because there are a few matters that I’ve been thinking about deeply which I  cannot really specify ☂ But hey, there’s always a greener pasture on the other side right? I know positive thinking always leads to a positive outcome and that’s where I get my  hopes up every time ☁ I wish that you would always be hopeful on whatever life throws at and find the silver lining ♥

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So what do you think?

Til’ my next post!

Xoxo,

Shannen ❤

Fashion Post: Bloom Where You Are Planted

Hello guuuuuuys! 🙂

Just want to let you know that I’m still alive but I’m barely breathing. HAHAHA. Just kidding. I’m still alive, alert, awake and enthusiastic but I’m sorry for the lack of posts these past few months. I’ll make it up to you I promise 🙂

 I don’t really know what to write about this post but as I go along, I hope what I say makes sense. LOL. The title just randomly came into my mind maybe because of the outfit I’m wearing… My undying love to everything floral ✿✿✿ If I could wear flowers everyday, I would. Haha. Just kidding 😀 Now let’s go back, I really think we have to bloom where we are planted. I mean excelling in the things we are meant to do and give value to the calling God had assigned for us. I believe we’re here on this earth for a purpose. Each one of us has one thing that the other’s do not have. Our uniqueness makes us so important that without it, we are all the same.  I also believe in doing what we love and loving what we are doing because if we don’t enjoy the span of our life here, and everything becomes a routine, how are we supposed to maximize our full potential?  Liking what we do is an element to happiness. And being happy is one of the most important thing. And I’m happy that I’m happy because I make people happy and they make me happy too 🙂 OKAY. Sorry for my weirdness. -_____-

Anyway, I’d like to share with you this set of photos taken last July by Jun Tiangja (Thanks for the pictures nong! :D) on a fine Sunday afternoon with my church friends. It was a fun shoot because it felt like we were just playing and having fun. Hihi. Thank you Lord ❤

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Skirt | Fetish – Flower Crown | Kosas 

Hope I was able to inspire you somehow and that you enjoyed this post as much as I did. 🙂

‘Til my next post!

Xoxo,

Shannen ❤❤❤

 

Fashion Post: Silver and Studs

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Hey everyone! I am back with a new post. It’s my not so busy day today so I squeezed in these raw photos of my OOTD from the other month. We shot these photos at about 4 o’clock in the afternoon thus the strong exposure. (Sorry not an expert in adjusting  the camera settings with the natural light here :p) But it came out okay, I think, because this batch is not edited. (Except for the watermark) Yaaay. As much as possible I don’t want to edit  the photos because I want it to look just natural 😀

Anyway,  I want to share with you a glimpse of what’s going on with my life right now:

1. I’m busy like cray cray.

2. I’m overwhelmed

I guess I can finally say that the name “Supershannen”  is applicable to what is happening in my life right now because these days, I’ve been practicing time management.  There’s a looooot of things that I’m balancing. But I’m not complaining because these are all blessings, favor, and opportunities from God. Everyday is a blessing for me and I’m thankful even for the smallest thing. I just want to acknowledge God for everything He has done, His ways are simply amazing. Next is,  I’m overwhelmed, with the people around me who give out their love unexpectedly. I kind of realized how God loves me by sending people who  celebrate me despite of the failures I have done in the past. I believe God is opening a new season for me. And I have so much to be grateful for. I’m finally free ❤

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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