5 Books I Want to Read Before Quarantine is Over

Hey guys, happy Monday!

I have a feeling that all this quarantine stuff is slowly but surely coming to end. Here in New York, our ‘stay at home’ order recently got extended to June 6th from May 30th that I believe it originally was.

I know that it seems like a contradiction because our date just got push back and call me overly-optimistic, but it’s just a feeling I’m having.

So, because of this, there are a few things that I’ve been meaning to do before all of this is over and we’re forced to go back to our normal day-to-day routines; one of those things being getting back on top of my reading.

I’ve been slacking a lot recently since I’ve been so focused on the blog, my YT channel, my IG content and now, TikTok haha. It’s not necessarily a bad thing since I have been working and staying on top of everything, but reading has always been just as important to me as all the other things I mentioned and it’s something I really need to get back to.

After all, it is what started my whole love for writing and being creative in the first place, so where would I be without it?

Because of this, I wanted to share with you guys 5 particular books that I’m really excited about hopefully reading before quarantine is officially over. I figure that I share this because I know that I have a ton of followers who are fellow bookworms and who knows, you/they might be interested in reading some of these as well.

So without further adieu…..

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*In no particular order*

  1. How to Win Friends & Influence People by: Dale Carnegie

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An influencer friend of mine actually recommended this book to me. I took her class all about social media, the ins and outs, how to gain a following, create content, etc. and she suggested I read this book because it’s really inspirational and teaches you all but being successful, how to work with people and basically leave your mark on audiences. I’m really excited about reading this one and really hope that it ends up teaching me a lot.

2.  Incomparable by: Nikki & Brie Bella

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If you guys didn’t know, I absolutely LOVE these ladies. I loved watching them wrestle, loved watching them on Total Divas and love watching them now on Total Bellas. They are such strong, empowering and inspirational women. So, when I heard and saw that they came out with a memoir, I was so unbelievably excited. I’ve seen bits and pieces of their stories being shown throughout the TV show, but obviously being able to read something like this is SO different and a lot more raw. It literally just came out and I ordered my copy, so I can’t wait for it to come in so I can finally start it! 😀

3. Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing by: Yulia Van Doren Goldirocks 

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If you guys happened to see my YT video about my 2020 vision board (if you haven’t, I will leave it linked here), there was a part in my ‘personal’ goals where I mentioned that I want to learn more about spirituality, and part of that would be to learn about crystals and all of its different types of healing powers. So, I found and got this book that’s supposed to be a very basic guide for all that; breaking down all of the different types of crystals, what they do, how to use and care for them, etc. It’s a starting point and then in the future I could always look for and buy more complex books about it if anything.

4. Visual Reference Guides Mythology by: Philip Wilkinson & Neil Philip 

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This is something that I thought was really cool because it has a ton of like Greek mythology stories and other cultures’ mythology within it as well. I’ve always had an interest in things like this, so I’m really excited to be able to finally read it especially since I’ve kind of had this book for a WHILE.

5. Anything Can Be Healed by: Martin Brofman

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This one sort of goes hand in hand with the crystal healing book because it’s about spirituality and doing things to heal the body naturally. It teaches about utilizing the chakra system as a body/mind interface for effective energetic healing. I’m really excited about being able to learn about this and tap into the deeper things like this of the mind and body.

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I hope that you guys enjoyed this post and possibly got some new book recommendations out of it.

These books are all definitely different from the normal types of books I tend to read, but I’m trying to expand on the things I read and learn about. Plus they all do peak my interests, it’ll just kind of be like watering a plant and watching my interests on these things/topics grow.

Let me know if after each book you guys would want me to do a review on it or something and I will definitely be sure to do that for you! 🙂

Please remember to like this post if you enjoyed it and follow my blog if you haven’t already, and I’ll see you guys in the next one!

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PS: This is my official 100th blog post!! How crazy and cool haha. I just thought it was fun and worth mentioning.

-Xoxo, LeoGirl ❤

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One Lesson I Learned This Past Month

Hey guys and happy Sunday!

Holy crap, I honestly can’t believe it’s Sunday again AND that we’re already in May…where the heck did the time go?! It’s flying by, which I still haven’t decided yet if that’s a good or bad thing.

But, for today’s post I wanted to talk to you about something I’ve learned throughout this past month while in quarantine.

There’s actually a lot of different things that I can say in this post about the things I’ve learned recently, but if I had to choose one, and settle on the MAIN thing, it would be PATIENCE.

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PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE

I don’t think I ever fully knew/understood what that phrase really meant until this whole situation started and I had no choice but to learn the hard way about it.

Wouldn’t you guys agree?

I mean think about it, literally EVERYTHING in this situation requires patience, like it or not.

  • Patience to wait, know and understand the severity of the situation.
  • Patience about whether or not you’re going to still have a job during and even after all of this is over.
  • Patience for all of our stimulus checks to finally hit our accounts and/or unemployment (if you qualified for both/either).
  • Patience for the lines to get in and out of relatively ANY store to get whatever it is you may need.
  • Patience for how long this is all going to last.
  • Patience for your kids’ virtual learning.
  • Patience for constantly being around the same few people 24/7 whether that’s a significant other, your kids, roommates, etc. that you may not normally be used to being around THIS much.

The list could really go on and on.

The point is that, like I said, like it or not we’ve all had to adapt and be patient during this time. I know that for me personally, it’s been a month and a half in quarantine thus far and it’s definitely been tough at times because I’m so used to being on the go (as I’m sure a lot of you guys can relate to as well).

This is our new ‘norm’ for the time being, so we really have no choice but to suck it up, be patient , make the best of it somehow and wait for the day (hopefully soon) that this is all over and behind us.

Things are definitely tough right now for everybody and I’m sure people are starting to, if not already been, antsy about it all, but I have no doubt that this is all coming to an end soon and we’ll be able to get back to reality. We’ve just got to continue to be patient as doctors, nurses and everyone else in between that have been helping to get the situation under control keep doing their thing, as well as us continuing to do our part in all of this (i.e., Social distancing, wearing masks WHEN NEEDED, washing our hands, etc.).

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What’s something that YOU guys learned this past month? I would love to hear from you guys about it and discuss it!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and if you did please always remember to drop a like on it and follow me for more posts if you aren’t already!

I hope you guys have a great rest of the weekend. It’s been high 70s here in New York so if you live here, try to get out and enjoy the weather a little while still being protected and practicing social distancing!

BTW, I just OFFICIALLY joined the TikTok community!! Haha, so if you have TikTok and are interested in keeping up with me there and watching some funny little videos, definitely be sure to follow me! My @ is always down below along with the rest of my social media accounts to stay connected with me! 🙂

Until my next post….

-Xoxo, LeoGirl ❤

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5 Things I Want to Change/Achieve in The Next 12 Months

Hey guys ❤

How’s everyone doing? I hope you’re all doing well and getting the hang of this quarantine thing even if recently it may be feeling a little confining. I know it’s not the best feeling, but at this point I hope you guys are somehow managing to make the best of it. This will all hopefully be over soon and we’ll be able to go back to *some type of* normalcy.

As you saw from the title of today’s post, I wanted to talk to you guys about 5 major things I want to change/achieve in the next 12 months (starting from right now).

I realized a few days ago that this year I didn’t do a New Years blog post with my vision board for this year and/or just some goals I had for the year 2020 the way I normally tend to do. I did do a video about it on my YouTube channel though which you can watch here if you want to check it out.

But that’s the reason for me wanting to create today’s post. It’s obviously not ALL my goals, but they are some of the biggest ones that I want to try accomplishing within the next 12 months.

It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately while being in quarantine. There were some adjustments that needed to be made due to the current circumstances, but in a way, I feel like this is a weird blessing (financially anyway). This is the perfect time to clear debt, save and begin to accomplish a lot of these goals since I’m not out and about spending unnecessary money on things like food, coffee or transportation that I normally would be.

This is why I’m saying that these are 5 things I want to start working on from NOW. I have sort of been working on them in previous months, but I feel like under the current circumstances, now more than ever is my time to take advantage and get the process of these things going.

With that being said, let’s get into my 5 things….

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  1. Financial Freedom.

This one in particular is obviously going to take some time. It can take days, weeks or months, but it’s one of the, if not THE, most important thing to accomplish and change this year for the better. It’s number one because without accomplishing this one, there’s no way for me to be able to accomplish the others.

Without getting TOO much into detail about it I will admit that I have credit card and student debt that I am working on clearing. That’s my main concern right now, and I’m proud to announce that although I have a ways to go, I have been making SO much progress with this recently that I’m not exactly sure I would have made had I been in my normal day to day routine. I am so happy and excited about this one because I know it’s only going to continue.

2. Living On My Own.

This one is HUGE for me guys. Diego and I have been SO ready to have our own place and live on our own for such a long time but for a few reasons (one of them obviously being the financial aspect of it), it could not happen. But as we continue to clear our debt and take other necessary steps, we’re getting closer and closer to making it happen. God willing, by the end of the year, if not early next year, we can make this happen.

3. Travel.

Notice why I said that without financial freedom, we can’t do any of the other things we want to do? I’m a firm believer that money isn’t everything, BUT it sure does play a big role in being able to do certain things like this.

We’ve been really lucky to be able to go on the little travels that we’ve gone on in the past few years, but if I’m being real, we did cut each of the trips a little financially short. And the goal is to be able to travel without having to worry about much else. Have everything taken care of and not really think twice about it later on.

We’ve also made it a point to not only want to travel outside of the US, but also within it. We’ve realized that there are so many beautiful places to be able to travel to within the US that we never really thought about before. So, again, god willing the plan moving forward (and obviously after all this is behind us and we get the okay to be able to do so) will be to travel to 1 place out of the country and 1 place within the US. We had a plan to do that this year, but due to the current circumstances of the virus, we were forced to cancel our trip 😦 . There MAY possibly be hope for something small later on this year, but if not, for sure next year we are going to move forward with it!

4. New Job (career of MY choice).

I have been talking about this one for a WHILE guys, and I swore this year was going to be the year for it, but then COVID happened….UGH. I mean don’t get me wrong, although we pretty much lost out on the first half of 2020, there is still a chance that something BIG could happen in the second half of it, but that’s why I’m working SO hard right now during this time to hopefully guarantee that this can happen.

I don’t know you guys…..I’m REALLY enjoying being able to work from home. I’ve been loving it actually, and I don’t know if I’m going to be able to come out of this going back to my normal desk job.

I feel like this entire situation has not only been low-key a blessing financially, but it’s also opened my eyes A LOT, as far as my job. No shade towards my job at ALL, but I’ve realized that I really want and need to be working for myself, at home. I’ve been getting SO much personal work done for Instagram, YouTube and now my blog, that it’s made me so unbelievably happy. Obviously it’s going to be a lot better and easier once this is all over and I can actually go out to book stores, coffee shops, etc., but right now I’m pretty content with being home getting all my work done the way that I have been. I’m actually kind of shocked (in an amazing way) at how productive and motivated I’ve been, and I definitely never felt like this in my typical day-to-day routine. So I don’t know……we’ll have to wait and see what happens with this one…….

5. Meet My Content Creating Goals.

This one kind of goes hand in hand with the new job point that I made. But, within the next 12 months, I would really love to be able to solidify my brand and social media content on all platforms to hopefully be able to make a living off of that. I can truly see myself doing this for the long haul and making a successful career out of it. This is why I am trying to take the necessary steps during this quarantine to be on top of all of my content (as much as I can anyway).

I have SO many different ideas for all my platforms’ content (at home during this time and once this is all over and we can be mobile again lol), some may take-off and some may not, but that’s all part of the learning process with this and I won’t ever REALLY know what works and what doesn’t unless I try it. So, I’m super excited now and for the future to get a move on all of this content creating. I’ve been reading and learning a lot about it all and I can’t wait to finally put it all to the test and bring it to life!

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I hope you guys enjoyed this post. It was definitely on the personal side but it’s because like I said, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and coming to a lot of deep realizations throughout quarantine that have really been opening my eyes.

We are only a month into this, and I’m not sure how much longer it’ll be before things go back to “normal”, so a lot can change, but right now these plans are weighing heavy on my mind and heart. I’m motivated like never before to make these things happen. And I’m not trying to make it seem like I’m going to accomplish these things right away because a lot of it will take time, but with the progress I’ve been seeing lately, I have no doubt that they will all begin to happen for me little by little. I am SO excited for what’s to come for me in the future.

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Thanks for reading and I’ll see you guys in the next one!

-Xoxo, LeoGirl ❤

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