After thinking about the type of content I’ve been delivering to my audience lately, I’ve decided to make a few changes with my future blog posts. So, instead of writing paragraphs of what you can expect from Bumbleweek, I’ll just get to the point.
Bumbleweek will deliver ideas that’ll encourage you to think, believe, and try.
- Fashion content will encourage you guys to experiment and play around with your style.
- Lifestyle content will encourage you to expand on your thinking and open your eyes to different ideas.
- Everything Else content will tap into topics of food, travel, and mini research projects, like #GirlBoss.
Altogether, I’ll try to keep all of my posts short and simple because I don’t want to take too much time out of your guys’ busy lives. Thanks for reading, and I hope to have you all back here for next week.
Whether I like it or not, I’ll be turning 20 this weekend. Friday will be my last day of being nineteen and clueless. After that, I’ll be 20 and sophisticated. Just kidding, no matter what age I turn, I’ll always be clueless about something. Anyways before I make a wish and blow out my candles, I wanted to share a couple of things I’ve learnt this past year. I know what you’re probably thinking, what type of wisdom could a nineteen year old share? Even though I still have not been able to master the proper form of taking a selfie, I have grasped some helpful information about life. First, through all the stress and hard work that we go through everyday, we seem to forget that time passes by quicker than we believe. Like I’ve said before, I advise you all to remember to live in the moment. Second, I’ve learnt that I really dislike change, but I’ve also matured a bit more because of it. However, I’ll probably always dislike change because of how stubborn I am. All in all, my nineteenth year was a pretty great year. If I’m lucky, I hope that by next year I’ll be mature enough to enjoy the taste of coffee and know how to take a proper selfie.
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Thank you for the holiday vibes, Nevada. Okay, so it still hasn’t snowed here, but this picture was actually taken last year on November 2nd. Anyways, whether or not it may snow wherever you live, you have to admit that this kind of weather spreads some sort of holiday vibe. And if you haven’t guessed it, I am one of those people who start getting ready for the holidays a bit too early. I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t started watching Christmas movies. Thank you Hallmark! Anyways, besides my love for the holidays, I like watching Christmas movies because they help me forget about stressful life situations. I have a feeling that many of you can relate to this. So, whether you’re stressing about exams, work, relationships, or any other item, take a small break and do something that brings you joy. For example, sometimes when I’m not too busy, I’ll usually log onto Netflix and watch an episode of Gossip Girl or Last Man Standing. Other times if I’m studying for exams, I’ll usually take small breaks and log onto YouTube to watch short videos. I’ll admit it, I know it’s better to face reality, rather than run away from it, but sometimes it feels good to forget about it for a little while. Besides that, I wish you all the best and please don’t get annoyed it I start posting more about the holidays. In addition, I wanted to share that I’ll be turning 20 this month and I’m both excited, and bitter about this new decade I’ll be entering. Cheers to not having my life together LOL!
Low quality photo, but a high quality moment.
“What’s it like to be a Millennial?” Don’t let others’ misconceptions about Millennials fool you. The misrepresentation about our generation has been misconstrued to portray us as lazy and self-centered kids. “So if these representations are incorrect, what is it like to be a Millennial?” Yes, we’ve grown up in an era filled with technology, food trends, and Kanye West, but we’ve also gained so much knowledge along the way. (By the way, these aren’t bad things to have grown up with.) Before starting my first year of college, I had absolutely no clue what I wanted to study. (Call me clueless.) But, now that I’m close to finishing my third semester, my path towards my future has cleared up a bit. Compared to when I was 16 years old, I find the business world a lot more interesting and complex than I used to believe. So, thanks to my love for fashion and my exposure to the business world, my ambitions and goals are powered daily. Anyways, besides my own exposure to the real world, other Millennials are finding their own paths. Millennials are: striving for success, sharing their ideas, embracing their roots, searching for new ways to innovate technology and the internet, raising their voices to be heard, encouraging diversity, but most of all, Millennials are learning. We’ve earned our wisdom from the lectures and life lessons of older generations. (In this case, Google can’t take full credit.) “So, are Millennials lazy and self-centered?” No, they’re simply ambitious kids/teens/grownups who love taking selfies.
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! Then again, this saying may only apply to those over the age of 21. So, what does one do if they’re still not of legal age to have the full Vegas experience?
Go shopping! Oh my goodness, if you’re ever in Vegas, you guys seriously need to visit the Fashion Show Mall. I’m going to sound a little materialistic, but now I know what love at first sight feels like after I setting foot inside this mall. Also let’s face it, unless you live in a huge city, not all of your favorite shops will be within 10 miles of where you live. In my unfortunate experience, there are no Topshop or ZARA shops here in Reno, so shopping in Vegas is always a must.
Enjoy the sights. Thanks to the hotels and casinos down in L.V., you’ll be able to get a little taste of Italy, Paris, and New York City all at once. Anytime between sunset and sunrise, the Vegas experience will starts to set in. Lights will begin to glow from all directions, and they’ll eventually create multiple paths for you to follow. Soon, everywhere you turn, you’ll see some type of show that’ll capture your attention. And before you know it, the streets will be swarmed with music, laughter, and camera lights.
Don’t forget the pictures! How else are you going to prove that you got to live a little of that Vegas experience? Take a moment and capture some of those memories you’ll be making while you’re down there. Have a friend take a quick snap of you as you’re strolling down those eventful streets. Sure there may be some judgement from some people who don’t understand the need for selfies, but that doesn’t matter because you’ll most likely never run into these people ever again. So, don’t be ashamed of carrying around a selfie stick, or taking a quick picture of your food.
I don’t always travel, but when I do, I travel to Mexico. Please play along and pretend you heard a mariachi band playing off in the background when I made that statement.
For almost 15 years now, I’ve been living in the United States. I’m incredibly thankful for living in a country full of so much diversity and freedom, but I’ll admit that every now and then I begin to miss my family back in Mexico. Sometimes I’ll miss those long conversations with my friends. Other times I’ll miss the small jokes my grandparents make about each other. However, thanks to my amazing parents, I’ve had the opportunity to travel back every year to reconnect with everyone. Not only that, but thanks to them, I’ve had the opportunity to stay in touch with my cultural heritage. During my 15 years of living in the United States, I’ve opened my eyes to see and understand the differences and similarities that exist within different cultures. In my own experience, rather than assimilating to a new culture, I’ve been granted the opportunity to stay connected to my roots, while learning more about the culture I’m currently living in. I remember how my parents would have my brothers and I speak Spanish at home just so we wouldn’t forget any words. Other times, they would explain to us the difference between the celebration of the 5th of May and September 16th. The littlest conversations would suddenly spark up a history lesson about Mexico. All in all, I’m glad my parents gave us to opportunity to embrace both the American, and Mexican culture. For now though, I just want to motivate you all to enrich your minds with information about your own culture, and to open your eyes to see and understand different cultures.
What does it take to be considered a girl boss? Power? Confidence? Intelligence? When I think of girl boss, I imagine someone who’s not afraid to take risk. I imagine someone who is glowing with confidence and pride. Have you ever heard of a store called Nasty Gal? A few months ago I ran across various Instagram posts about a book called “#GIRLBOSS.” Until today, I found out that this book was written by Sophia Amoruso, the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal! OMG, it’s no wonder why Nasty Gal was sharing posts about the book! Anyways, after reading about this, I realized that rather than being thought of as the next Steve Jobs, women like Sophia are now creating their own titles. Let’s give it up for girl power. So, what does it take to be a girl boss? To be a girl boss (or boss in general) you have to be…
Sadly, I’m still not fully sure how to answer this question. Since I still haven’t gotten the chance to get my hands on this book, I’ll have to continue and answer, “What it takes to be considered a boss?” some other time. For now though, I encourage you all to take on the challenge and join the movement of becoming a “boss” at anything you do.
As I continue with my investigation, I would like to clarify that this post is not intended to exclude men. I am not here to create a division, instead I’m here to create an incentive for everyone to strive for success.
If I could travel back in time, I would instantly travel back to my last year of elementary school. I wouldn’t change anything that happened, instead I would simply relive every moment of that year. Back then, Mondays and Fridays didn’t determine my mood for the day, instead they were just days. Back then, bad hair days and low grades didn’t determine my self-esteem or intelligence, instead they were just little mishaps. Grownups would always tell me, “life isn’t easy or fair” but I never listened. Maybe I was wrong for not paying attention to their words of “wisdom” but I don’t regret ignoring them. To this day I still ignore those type of words. These type of words are just as bitter as any Monday morning. Of course reality hits me every now and then, but that doesn’t mean my outlook on life should be ruined. Thanks to the people that surround me, I don’t lose total confidence in myself when I get a low grade. I’ll admit that I instantly feel shattered when something goes wrong in my academic life. Fortunately, my friends and family are always there to listen and remind me that my life isn’t over. By the way, I’m very dramatic. Maybe now that I’m 19 I seem to think that life back then was easy and comfortable because of the little responsibilities I had. Then again, maybe when I’m 48 I’ll be wishing to travel back to the age I am now.
For this week’s post, I would like to remind and ask you all to try these two things:
Live in the moment. Life goes by a lot faster than we think, so remind yourself (and your friends) to enjoy the present. If it’s raining one day and you have nothing to do, then just look out the window and race the raindrops.
Give advise that will build someone’s outlook on life. We’re all human and we all have our highs and lows, so we should remember that bitter word will only dim our confidence.