Look what the cat dragged in... ThatgirlJamika! It's been too long since my last post and I sincerly apologize. However I must say my hiatus was not in vain and I do have a plethora of new style pics and fashion tips to share. My goal is to post at minium twice a month and go from there. I miss blogging on the regular. I use my website as a platform to express who I am. I love being me and enjoy sharing my style, poetry and everything that makes me, Jamika B.!
For many years now I have struggled with generalized aniexty and major depression. I've talked about my anxiety issues in the best but never explained the effects it had on me. Aniexty is created from the fear of the unknown, in which most cases, for myself, leads to complete panic.
My aniexty issues begin to grow out of control and developed into other "disorders." I never realized how much withdrawn I became socially until the fear of being alone kicked in. The fear of pushing everyone away to the point of no return. The fear of writing a blog post because I was so insecure about myself that I didn't want my depression to show. The lack of inspiration to create and the fear of that creativity never returning. Once I began to realize the tight grip that fear had on my life, I immediately knew things were going to have to change and change soon.
I decided to invest in me. I decided I was not going to live in fear. I decided on a plan to self recovery. So what did I do? I read and I wrote everyday. I read books (which I will share later) that feed me spiritually and mentally. I wrote in several journals, each for seperate purposes. The one I am proud of the most is my, "365 Days of Gratitude" journal. I write in this journal at least 5 days a week. Each entry I write a paragraph or more on what I am gratiful for on that day, in that moment. Then on the next blank page I write my current short term goals. I like to focus on no more than 3 goals at a time. I do not want to overwhelm myself and begin to doubt in my success. After goals are set, underneath I write 20 ways to improve myself to obtain my listed goals. This is what you call brain exercises. I had to mentally strength myself in order to move past my fears that lead to my anxiety issues.
These days I am feeling good. Feeling strong and fearless. Everyday is not a walk in the park but I learn to live in the present. To appreciate that gift in time. For time waits for no man and to spend precious time in fear, is insanity.
Now that Stella has her groove back, I am back in my closet and thrifting around town! I have always believed that when you feel good, you look your best. I feel great, so I must look FIERCE! Check me out..
I am absolutely in love with this LBD I thrifted. The perfect black sequins dress for NYE.
Can we say adore? Another score thrifting this mauve pancho dress. Perfect for a fall date night.
The most stylish teacher you ever did see, Mrs. B. The top is thrifted. The skirt belonged to my grandmother and the coat I got for a great deal at Sears. Score!
I feel like I'd look perfect for The Cosby Show here. (All jokes aside. Hands down the stylist for that show was genius!) Thrifted cardigan sweater with sweater pencil skirt and distressed boots.
Thrifted dashiki. Score! I need to find more of these.
I'm the Michael Jackson Thiller! Is she not the cutest little vintage red leather jacket you ever did see?!? This look is so fun and retro.
Until next time, remember to smile, to feel good and to keep feeling better! Muah
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The purpose of our blog page is to provide a platform for self expression of JamikaB, talented artist, and today's youth. To provide assistance to those in need of fashion and beauty services but also reaching out to those on a journey to peace, love, and joy. All things in hopes to inspire us all to live to our fullest potential in all areas of life. DISCLAIMER: SOME PHOTOS AND WRITINGS ARE NOT MY OWN. JUST A COLLECTION OF MY OWN IDEAS INSPIRED BY OTHER PEOPLE'S ART AND SONGS. THANK YOU
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