Trust the Timing [Friday Mantra]

From Pinterest

From Pinterest

No matter how into the future I’m thinking, or how excited I get for certain things to happen, there is always something that brings me back to the present. More often than not it’s a bumpy road derailing my plans or the simple thought that I have to learn to trust the timing of my life. Everything that I want to happen, everything that I’m excited about will come in its own time, and usually after a continuous downpour of hard work. If there is one thing I hope for you it’s that you have an easier time trusting the timing of your life. That you don’t stress over things that you have planned years into the future and that you stress even less about those things that don’t work out. My boss always told me that when one door closes, another one opens and I bet if you take the time to sit down and think about it, you’ll see that it’s true.

Wishing you a blissful Friday and a weekend filled with love, adventure, and spontaneity.

Love Always,


New Month, New Mantra

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Fact One: I start every new notebook with a mantra. I take my colourful gel pens and graffiti the inside cover of each new notebook with a quote that I want to keep in mind as I’m writing or living my life. Every notebook, to me, is like the beginning of a new chapter and each chapter deserves a title – a mantra.

Fact Two: My weekly mantras and little boosts of inspiration come from Not A Model Blog or This Is My Life or I’m Charming You or Pinterest.

Fact Three: It’s the first day of November and I want to feel inspired this month. I want to get sh*t done. I want to make big promises and I want to keep them. I want to scratch things off of my Bucket List.  I want to make big changes in my life, while making time for my favourites (family, friends, and the bf).

In the spirit of new beginnings, new mantras, and inspiration, here is my mantra for November (courtesy of the bf):

This month’s mantra “Hold your head up high and your middle finger even higher.” Go get ’em!

What are some of your favourite inspirational quotes, sites, mantras?

Share the love people!

Love Always
Vanessa Xo

Oh hey! Come in and have a seat.

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Oh hey! Come in and have a seat.

Yes, there on the white chair.

Now turn around and read the sign behind you, Everyone has a story. 

You can turn back to me.


What’s your story? You read my story every day on Twitter, Facebook, and here on my blog. You follow my story – albeit it isn’t my whole story. It’s just fragments of my story. It’s a little piece in the puzzle of my story. It’s the part I want to share with you.

So, what’s your story?

Share it with me in the comments.

You might as well – you’ve already had a seat.

Love Always
Vanessa Xo

P.S. Don’t let this be the time of no reply (comment!).

Love this sad song, it’s kind of soothing.

I Love me Some Inspirational Quotes!

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I’m a huge fan of Pinterest and inspirational quotes! Instead of blabbing away like I normally do, I thought I’d leave you my favourite Pins from this week! I finally have some shifts at work, as well as fam-jams this weekend so I probably won’t be posting again until Sunday!

Happy Wednesday! Hope you feel inspired!

P.s Follow me on Pinterest!


Love Always
Vanessa Xo

Book Art

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I found this picture on Pinterest yesterday and had to look up the artist. His name is Guy Laramee and his artwork is absolutely amazing. Check out his site here.

“I still wish my art to do is this: to project us into this thick ‘cloud of unknowing.'”

That is probably my favourite part of his artistic statement. I hope that one day my writing will be able to do something along those lines. Thrust people into a world of unknowing – let a thick fog have them forget what they know, what they are used to, so that they can fully emerge themselves into a world I create. Into a world that they can relate to and yet one that will teach them something about themselves. That’s what all great writing should do isn’t it?

Follow your dreams today – or at least get on the path that will lead you there.

Love Always 
Vanessa Xo