life tips

Take The Vow


What comes to mind when you hear the word fierce?

According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, fierce is defined as “very violent, eager to fight or kill, furiously active or determined, wild in appearance”.

At first, I thought this definition was negative. Extraordinary things will not fall into your lap. You have to fight for the life you want. “Furiously active” and “Wild in appearance” describe someone who is in charge and unique.

This is my definition of Fierce:

Fierce is standing up for yourself when it’s not the easiest or most comfortable thing to do.

Fierce is dressing in clothes that scream confidence.

Fierce is going to the movies alone because you want to see a movie no one else cares to see.

Fierce is being kind when no one else is.

Fierce is motivating yourself and others.

Fierce is being freakin fabulous.

I spent a lot of time thinking about what I wanted to name this blog. I even created a list of 15 possible names. My mission is to create a space where women (and/or men) feel empowered to create a life they are excited to wake up to.

Close your eyes and envision what you want your life to be like. I am pretty sure it looks different for everyone.

You may want to travel to foreign places, study different cultures and meet new people. Or you may envision building your own empire. Maybe building your  family makes your heart smile

You may want to do all these things at different times in your life. Afterall, life is a series of phases.

Whatever your dream is, I am here to tell you it can happen! The only person stopping you is yourself. You have to strive to live a life on your terms. Creating space in your life for the little things that make you happy eventually lead to more smiles, more determination to achieve the big goals you have.

Follow Kayla’s board Vow to be Fierce on Pinterest.

If you want to stop living a normal life and wake up energized, loving and accepting yourself and ready to take on the world, be Fierce… take the vow.

All kinds of love, Self reflection

Be Your Own Valentine


How do you usually feel as February 14th approaches? Excited to celebrate another love filled day? Or anxiety because you don’t have someone to celebrate with?

Society places so much pressure on Valentine’s Day. It’s kind of ridiculous to promote spending money as a means to make ourselves and/or our partner feel loved. We have been conditioned to feel bad about ourselves come V-day. If you have a significant other, you are filled with wild expectations of what you should receive or what you should be doing to “celebrate” your love. And if you’re single on V-day, you envy “happy couples”. All in all, I still love this cheesy holiday because I need yet another excuse to drink wine and eat chocolates. Yum!

This year I say we celebrate the love we have for ourselves instead. We should celebrate ourselves everyday! I felt it was appropriate to launch Vow to be Fierce today because it is a tribute to myself.

Being Fierce means to be comfortable in your own skin and to allow good things to happen to you knowing you deserve them. To do this you must accept yourself wholeheartedly. Crazy, right? You may think, I have so many things I do not want to accept about myself and want to change. Trust me, I am a big believer that change is vital to growth. However, accepting yourself for who you are now in this moment needs to happen first. Celebrating your triumphs, personality, flaws and all. More on what being Fierce means later…

A few ways on how to be your own valentine:

-Take yourself to a spa and get a massage! I found many discounts through Amazon Local.

-Plan a whole day of things you like to do. Watch a movie you’ve been wanting to see, finish reading that book or cook a grand meal and invite a fun, positive person over.

-Make a list of things that make you fabulous. Don’t be shy, no one is watching.

-Get your closest friend and grab a drink or even go for a run together.

-Dress up in your absolute favorite outfit.

Whatever you choose to do, make sure it is something that makes YOU happy. Don’t waste time reminiscing about exes or the past. Be present. Celebrating ourselves is fundamental to living our best life!

Cheers =)