Home Decor Inspiration

Everything will happen in due time but it never hurt anyone to plan ahead right? lol. So yea I currently still stay at home. Something I hate to share with other people because I feel that I should have been out and about on my own.... but that story is for a later blog post. 

Bucket List 2017

This year I have a lot to lose and gain. I feel like I've spent this past months planning for something that's going to happen and I have no idea what it is yet but you just always want to be ready right?

I was told anything that you want to make happen is literally up to you on how you make the most of it, so let's make the most of it! I have little bucket list...... some goals I feel that I can achieve easily and some will come with a challenge but that's the whole point. Traveling is something big that I want to do for 2017 even if it is exploring within the United States and working my way up to going internationally but what I have to overcome is the idea that I may have to explore by myself.... silly right? They say best experiences are when you do travel by yourself and I plan to test those waters.

Hello January | 2016 in Review


An update is more than overdue and I have no idea where to start or begin so bare with me but first let me say I hope everyone had a awesome holiday season!

Last time I blogged was in July now fast forward to November to my birthday I am now 29 years old and still look 18, the semester is coming to an end and I couldn't be even more happier...... I NEED A BREAK! Especially after the election it's a real hard pill to swallow so I'm sure a lot of people took a mental health day off, seriously I think we all needed it. But I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving so let's get into it.....

Life Lately 04 | the blogging blues

So it's been very quit around this side of the web and simply put it I've hit some blogging blues. I haven't been feeling much like blogging lately. Not that I don't feel I have anything to blog about but just that I have been lazy, unmotivated, and uninspired to do anything. It's been pretty much of a domino effect. Taking it back a couple of weeks I decided to pick up a more shifts to start saving towards a few things for my own side businesses to get a couple of new camera lenses, prepare for this switch to wordpress, get a another small camera for my youtube, just overall invest in my passion a little more then what I have been. 

As a photographer every one in while I get this creative block like it's hard to shake loose and a couple of days later it goes away and I feel that I'm able to create again. When it comes to blogging I have been lazy to crack open this macbook of mines and open up blogger and just begin to type away. 

Last month I celebrated my one year of blogging under by sanniyah sloan. For most don't celebrate one year and for some they do. As much as I wanted to do a giveaway and such because this is the first time in my blogging career I stuck with a name for now longer than a year I wanted to celebrate with you guys.... but on the other I feel that I failed my readers with the lack of posting and just decided to not really get into the who celebrating mood.

Am I going through a hard time in life right now? Nope I'm feeling good just hit another one of those creative blocks and downing my brand again but who doesn't do that from time to time? I've always had this thought that I had to consistently switch up my brand when in all reality all I need to do is believe in it as much as I do and not be scared to share with others. For years friends and family never knew about side ventures because I felt that they would't understand.... while some laughed, got some of the side jokes here and there but I feel even more relieved that 

1. Now people know what I LOVE to do and they are aware
2. I now know who really supports me vs. the ones who don't
3. lastly, generally coming out and letting people i'm a creative at heart and they can either take it or leave it.

I have those kind of friends and family that feel that the "creative lifestyle" is no way to live and you can't survive off of it. This is where my unmotivated and uninspired thoughts came from. Yes this lifestyle is a struggle but I seriously can't think of any other way to live if I can create even if it's part time which is what I do anyways. I juggle many hats and those hats I'm very proud of.  

To end this post I will do better as a blogger and I really can't wait to get some things finally rolling here. Other than that....... what are some ways that you guys keep yourself motivated?

Hello July | Mind, Body, & Soul Goals

Oh July you have really kicked off this month! I'm sure we all have seen the news with series of events going on and as the black community we are in out feelings which we should be. I can't honestly say I have never had my head spin so much of what's going on in the world today. I haven't been blogging much because to be honest I feel that I have lost my way a little.... with blogging, with photography, with everything I wanted to take my brand. Or let's just say I feel that I lost my creative spark to blog, shoot, and just create in general. I'm sure it will ignite again but in due time I've have continued to just keep practicing my craft and picking up new ones.

The word for this month is:
patience- (noun) the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.

For my mind, body, & soul goals I have kept it simple and clumped them all together for this month. Just like my word for the month patience my mind, body, and soul needs to learn and practice patience. Patience is essential to everything and I've started to realize that. If you asked my what I considered to be one of my worst flaws it would be that I think too much on the things that don't matter with it comes to mind, body - I have never really been that confident is certain things that I wear and people are shocked to know this when I tell them. Body image effects everyone. When it comes to soul, my walk with GOD will be tested and patience is key when your praying. A lot of things aren't going to come when you want it no matter how hard you pray for it. Missed or lost opportunities aren't aways bad and it takes patience and hard work to get to the next level.

In other news, last month was my 1 year anniversary of my blog. I didn't celebrate because I feel that I did a horrible job of blogging these past couple of months, but I'm going to be my fellow blogger boo's approach Setarra and blog like no one is watching. Also as I finally prepare my move over to wordpress things around here might look a little weird but I promise it won't be for long just bare with me, I'm going to try this process once again.