shots & chances

Jun 28, 2014

It's been a while luvs,

I've noticed that my post titles are becoming more and  more thoughtful. I wonder if at the end of reading this, will you be able to understand the meaning of the title. This ought to be fun! I have never had a very solid plan when it comes to my blog. I map out a plan and then it disappears! 

I've realized (after doing some research...yeah right) that in order for me to be successful in the profession that I want to go in, I need to understand a little bit about everything. What is the profession that I dream of going into, well I will tell ya! I want to write for magazines!


Getting Your First Place

Jun 16, 2014

image from freshome.com

 Hello Luvs,
 Getting your own place? You have that feeling of living independent of your family, moving out into the world, creating a space that is uniquely your own. It's exciting right! I know, so was I, but I was also more confused as the process went forward. Just like I was, you're probably not sure of where to even start, but no worries - I am here to help. It takes a lot of work to find the right place, but when you're drinking cool lemonade out of a mason jar on your balcony, it's all worth it.

I. Credit

First thing first, credit score decency. Having a good credit score is important. When you're searching for a home or an apartment, the bank or landlord will be able to see your credit history. Why? They will need assurance that you are dependable; that you financially responsible. 
 
But what if I don't have any credit or building credit? Being as I am a college student, I fell into this category. Most likely you will need a co-signer, someone that has good credit that will be used as collateral if you do not pay your mortgage or rent. Make sure you find someone who is qualified.

II. Budget

Always handle your financial responsibilities. Make a budget, so that way you can see if you can afford bills + rent/mortgage every month. When you do this, it will allow you to decide whether or not you should room with others to save money. Don't make anyone suffer because of your mistakes.

 III. Search

Make a list of the areas you want to live in. Then hop onto Google and begin the search.  This will be the most trying and tiring part of the process. Bookmark places that you qualify for and like. Set up appointments to view the place. The pictures online will not give you the 'feel' of the area or the people who reside in the area, it's best to personally visit the area yourself.

Figure out what you need in a place versus what you want. This applies for places with/without blaconies, pools, gyms, saunas, covered secure parking, gated, security, etc. Take into account these things, remember you will live here for at least a year.

IV. Decorate + Enjoy

Now that you have settled in and have the keys to your place, what's next? You move in and decorate of course! For this part of the process take advantage of thrift stores and cheaper furniture store alternatives to save money. Remember that you are on a budget! Once everything is done, sit back relax and sip lemonade from a mason jar.

Sincerely Fay,

p.s. Do you have any crazy first place experiences you would like to share?

trees + shade

Jun 14, 2014


 Hey Luvs,
I spent the day doing something productive. Yes, I went outside the four walls I have been stuck in.
Lately, I've been stuck inside my apartment, waiting for things to get rolling in my life. The result is 8 hours of Korean drama's and 2 hours of dancing a day. I've never been the one to stay still for long periods of time and the wait I'm experiencing is just too much. Not too mention that I'm dealing with cray -cray family issues. But today was different, I actually did things today. 
I wanted to share my day with you through pictures, so here's what I've been up to.

Sitting on top of the building writing some new poetry, thinking getting my mind right...

The view from my rooftop, what a way to start my morning.

 Ventura Blvd
Sushi + Teriyaki Rolls + TJ maxx derpin
Walking down ventura with two amazing ladies...
Sunset's in LA
And with the sunset came the end of a great day. Honestly, it's great to get out of the house and catch some air with my girly friends. Walking around the neighborhood is so refreshing, take my mind off a lot of things.

 Tip: Get out of your home once in a while and take a stroll through your neighborhood, it does wonders for a stressful week.

Sincerely Fay,

A little thing called life...

Jun 3, 2014

 
 Hey Luvs,
I found this image on tumblr and the relevance it has in my life right now is almost unnerving.
Self- love. I am starting to find myself facing this issue more often.
Looking in the mirror and not finding the beauty in the person starring back at me, I have faced this more often than I would like to admit. We all struggle with this inner battle.
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