Not So Shabby

Warning: This is a long one ;)

One of my Favourite Get up and GO Songs right now is by Jazmine Sullivan - Dream Big

I have always been a go-getter, but in the silent way, like I am going to get my degree, or I am going to travel or I am going to get my Masters and publish even if it kills me. Yes life goals of education etc are important but in that pursuit, I put aside some of my passions. Painting, writing, being creative and dreaming.

I let other people dream big and watched as they got to where they wanted to go and be who they wanted to be but somehow my dreams were not being realised and then I decided to make one of those BIG DREAMS a reality. I was going to compete in my first ever fitness competition. One thing you have to know about me is if I make up my mind to do something there is NO turning back. And yes that can lead to stubborn moments but almost always its been positive.

And while this Dream of mine has made me more focused and determined (I have never wanted something so bad in my entire life), I have learned to let go of stressors who are not willing to be there with me and to help me to achieve my goals. I had a hard time letting go and believe me - my closest girlfriends were there to console me with tissues, ice cream and bad movies. I loved every second of having them there.

When I was left alone though, I realised I needed to do SOMETHING, and make a change for the better.

I began blogging. I set out on this journey and I told myself I would make this important that it would be a GOOD thing and it has ALL OF IT.
I am dreaming big, not only in fitness but in myself. Being invited to events, fashion shows and first ever Affiliate!

SHABBY APPLE recently contacted me to become apart of their affiliate program and I just could NOT say no. I Love their clothing, their style, and their prices. SO if you have time take a look at some of their more classic retro, vintagey looks, or even some of the gear to rock to the gym!

Ending off with some of Jazmine's Lyrics from Dream Big

There's nothin' here for me so I gotta move fast
And I'm gettin' on the road and will never look back
I gotta dream big

(Dream big)
'Cause when it happen
It's gon' happen real quick

I gotta move fast
'Cause when it happen
I can't let it go past
(Only get one chance)

I hope Today's post has given you the courage and push YOU need to get to your goals. And things are not looking so shabby, not so shabby at all.


  1. I love this song too!!


  2. Powerful post!  Go get your dreams, Girl!

  3. Great post.  Love your tips.  You seem on the path to fulfillment and it helps the rest of us when you talk about it.  Thanks!

  4. Congrats on the new affiliation! :)


  5. Congrats on your affliation and fulfilling your dream! Great post

  6. Congratulations!

  7. Very inspirational!! :D :D We really do need to dream big :)
    Congrats on your first affiliate! :)

  8. Way to go Nini! I like good news. And it wasnt that long hehe.


  9. Very inspiring! Way to go after your dreams!

  10. What an inspiring post!  I've been through some very similar experiences and came to the exact sam econclusion - you do need to dream big and you do need to chase down those dreams, because otherwise, what's the point?  You'll just feel defeated with life if you do nothing, you might as well go and do something and test yourself! 

    Alexandra xo

  11. I love this post! It's so great to dream about something and work hard for it. Congrats on the affiliate. Lots of hard work paying off :)

  12. This is very inspirational- you go girl! You've only been blogging for a few months and you've built a great following and now a sponsor- very exciting! I think it's great to dream big.  My favourite quote which I try to live by is "Go Confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you'va imagines"- Thoreau

  13. So inspirational and true!  Dream big and live your dreams! 

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  14. congrats that so exciting! and I love the last line! :)

    love from San Francisco,Britt+Whit 

  15. Very inspiring! Congrats!

  16. Wow! Congratulations on the affiliate.  :) I also started blogging this year and I have to admit, it was really scary at first.  I was afraid I wasn't "good enough" for the blogosphere.  Your post is so inspiring and makes me want to also dream big!  Thank you so much for posting this. <3

    <3 Irene

  17. RambleswithreeseJune 12, 2011 at 3:23 AM

    This is a wonderful and inspiring post. I'm so glad that you are realizing your dreams. It's one of the most important things for our spirit!


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