Thursday, March 31, 2016

I'M 25!


The clean eating regime is paying off!! I'm up to 148 pounds!! I have religiously eaten raw vegan for breakfast the last month or so (except for that time I discovered vegan cinnamon rolls last week and ate the entire roll hehe). I'm physically starting to see a difference. Every single morning I start by taking my supplements, followed by a turmeric shot, a matcha green tea shot, a Green Superfood shot and than an Apple Cider Vinegar shot.

Afterwards, I make myself a smoothie consisting of frozen strawberries, bananas, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, steelcut oatmeal, chia seeds, hempseeds, organic baby spinach, coconut water and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. This smoothie tastes DIVINE!
About 30 minutes later, I juice a half dozen carrots, a beet, a lemon, celery, an apple, kale, a cucumber, ginger and strawberries.
After I workout I make myself a protein shake and eat a Clif Builder's protein bar. Usually the mint chocolate flavor, because they're f'ing delicious and taste like a mixture of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies and Snickers. And it's vegan! Winning.
I've been consuming a ton of nuts as my fat and protein intake. If I'm not muching on cashews or hazelnuts, I'm eating raw almond, cashew or peanut butter. I cut out bread and replaced it with organic, gluten-free bread. I've noticed that my face gets really red and itchy after I eat bread, so I think I may be allergic.
I'm slowly cutting out more and more processed foods and my body is thanking me!
Anyways, enough about food. I have so many exciting things in the works that I can't wait to share with you guys! I contacted a graphic designer to possibly collaborate with, to redesign my blog and give it a complete revamp and facelift!! I'm completely giddy with excitement just thinking about it! I feel like I've come a looooooong way since I made this blog 5.5 years ago, and I want it to reflect the person I am now!

Sidenote: I just switched my URL from to family has called me 'The Kid' my entire life, so I thought lifeofkid was fitting. I wanted a name that sort of encompassed everything that I talk about on my blog now: my art, dreams, story time posts, food, health, faith, fitness, etc., all the while being short, simple, catchy, easy to remember and spell. I hope you guys like it! I used GoDaddy to purchase & sync my new domain name for any bloggers that might be interested in doing the same thing.
I also did the most amazing photo shoot with my best friend Michelle this afternoon and the photos turned out INCREDIBLE!!! I'm going much bigger with this new drawing, than the typical 11"x15" I limited myself to for so long. The title is 'Heavenly View' and it's going to look stunning once it's complete. We brainstormed and came up with such a cool concept. I can't wait to share more details later. This drawing will be at least 16"x20", if not bigger!! Here's a pic from the shoot! I can't wait to finish it and make prints to sell once I find the perfect print shop!!! Ahhhhhh!

I have so many amazing things happening and manifesting in my life and I'm so thankful for everything God is doing in my life!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!
Much Love Guys! 

(and yes, April Fools Day is my birthday!)

Sunday, March 20, 2016

How to step out of your Comfort Zone

A few weeks ago I experienced my first rejection.

Before you feel all sad for me...know that it was for the best. I have a friend that's been giving me subtle and not-so-subtle hints that he plays for the same team. That, or he's curious...for sometime now and I finally man up'd and made a move.

Physically; he's an attractive guy. I figured what the heck, I'm so comfortable around him and he'd be a fun person to gain some experience with. So about two or three weeks ago, we were hanging out at my place, watching some TV. At the end of the night, I proceeded to walk him out and that's when I just went in for a kiss. He rejected it and told me he was straight.

If I went into detail about all the signs and things he's done, you would think he's at least bi, but at this point, it's not worth it.

Ultimately, I'm so thankful that nothing happened because our friendship would have gotten weird and now I don't have to constantly wonder "what if". I now know he's not interested (or he's too scared) and I won't be wasting my time anymore. There's plenty of other cute boys in the sea. This I know, because I pretty much see them on the daily now. :)

Enough about that...

I got my first microdermabrasion treatment done on the 9th! Honestly, I don't see much of a difference, however, my face is smoother than it's been in at least five years. I'm going to my 2nd appointment this Wednesday and I'm hoping all goes well!

I've been doing anything and everything I can think of, to clear my skin up. Everyday I've been taking an apple cider vinegar shot, a turmeric shot, a green powder shot, juice and a smoothie. I'm cutting back on even more processed foods and getting the majority of my fat and protein intake from a plethora of nuts and seeds. I've replaced the majority of the foods I was eating, with organic options as well.

 Raw Vegan Carrot Cupcakes!

I'm currently weighing in at 145. 30 pounds to go!

Work is going well! I'm getting more comfortable and confident with the tasks expected of me and I really enjoy the people I work with. I get my third paycheck this week, so I'm excited to start investing into my art company. What I'm going to do next is begin advertising on Facebook and find a print shop, so I can make really bangin prints from the series Michelle and I did. Once I obtain high quality prints that are suitable to sell, I'll begin signing up for art fairs and walks. Physically networking myself (rather than hiding behind social media) will be my next big feat.

Right now; I'm currently working on a portrait for a couple that was taken of them on their wedding day. I'm definitely struggling with keeping a balance and getting enough art time in. The struggle is real. I certaintly took for granted all the free time I had prior to having a second job. Between that, sleep, meal prepping, running errands on my days off and exercising...I'm exhausted. But I know the healthier I eat, the more energy I'll have to tackle everything I need to succeed.

I know this is a super farfetched idea, but there's a guy that came into my work who was breathtakingly handsome. He actually talked to me which was awesome, even though I immediately assumed he was straight. If he comes in again and I'm able to muster up the courage, I want to ask him out. Just kidding hahaha...I want to ask him if he'd be interested in being a model for a future drawing of mine. It can't hurt, right?

I'm trying to break out of my comfort zone everyday now! Sometimes you just gotta get out there and take what you want out of life, no matter how scary or unobtainable it may seem. I'm so focused on clearing my skin up to improve my confidence, obtaining my goal body, eating as healthy as possible, marketing my art, making new friends and socializing more with cute guys that give me butterflies!!!

And if you haven't seen Zootopia yet, I HIGHly recommend it ;)
Much Love Guys!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Baby Steps

I'm coming up on my third week at my new job and I'm really enjoying it! The people I work with are all so caring and fun to be around. It's so rare to be in such an uplifting work environment, but I truly found it and I am so blessed to have been given this job. I get my second paycheck this week, which I'm super pumped about. :)

I booked my first microdermabrasion appointment for this Wednesday and I'm going to the courthouse this week to submit my passport papers because my brother and I found a cruise to Cozumel in May!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I've gained three pounds since working at my new job and I'm eating cleaner than ever before! I bought my best friend Mich FullyRaw Kristina's cookbook for her 25th birthday (which is tomorrow), but I made her open it up today, on our way to the farmers market, because I was too excited! I can't wait to start making more raw dishes and continue to grow and learn with her!

One of the greatest things about my new job is the amount of hot guys I get to see and interact with now. Maybe I'll meet a guy at work, who knows? A few of my female co-workers and I have a codename for cute guys when they come in and I'm certainly getting more comfortable talking to handsome guys, since I'm forced to. haha
Life is really, really great right now. I got my eye on the prize and I can't wait to continue highlighting things off The List!

Much Love Guys!!!!!!!!!