Currently 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.

Our Nation's Capitol | Washington, DC

Last month my mom and I went up to DC for a childhood friend of mines wedding. It was a well needed mini vacay I needed and I was just so ready to get away. Not to mention it was also Mother's Day and it gave us great bonding time. It was 3rd time visiting DC and I never get around to everything but that's what will keep me going back for me. This post is so over due but I hope you enjoy some of the pictorial goodness I was able to capture. I hate I couldn't get any photo's of the wedding but it was indeed beautiful!

Hello June | Mind, Body, & Soul Goals

Pretty much June marks half of the year being gone and another reminder that 6 more months before 2016 ends and we're back to starting a new year again. Is it just me or does it seem that after I had hit 25 years of living everything has been fast paced from there, life, time, etc. Let's not dwell on this but to only remind us that we have 6 more months to achieve our goals and make sh!t happen before 2016 ends (inserts hashtag #summersixteen).

Adobe Creative Jam

I was fortunate to attend the Adobe Creative Jam in Atlanta that was hosted by Elevator Factory. Elevator Factory is a cool coworking space for creatives and just the area itself is just inspiring. Luckily I had my camera on me that night and began to snap away of the creatives who were in competition with one another to create a app using Adobe's exclusive new UX program that makes app creation easy. The space was dope, the people were inspiring and I had an all around good time. 

Hello May | Mind, Body, & Soul Goals

It's crazy that May is and here and will soon be gone just like that. But in other good news, the spring semester is finally over and now I'm trying to decided if I want to go to summer school or just sit this one out and just be ready come fall. Since I decided to take on a few more classes to 1. get a ahead of the game for when I get ready to transfer and 2. I want to better my GPA. A 2.6 is bad but could definitely do better and remind to never take more classes than what I can handle.

Dealing with Acne

Over the past couple of months I've been battling with a large breakout with acne and it just seems like my routine just wasn't doing it for me anymore so I switched up. It got worst and seemed to spread even more to my chest and I have just about had it. Then I took the cliché route and tried Proactive. Man oh man, that stuff is a rip off and didn't work well for me anyways.