A friend of mine, sent me this text saying(third&fourth paragraph);
Can you give me some good advises on how to stay positive when you have the feeling of your ideas are not working out that well… How do i keep going? How do you manage to stay positive and still be as excited about your magazine? Apart from God. I mean, it’s been pretty hard for you guys, regarding the layout and publishing of the magazine, and to collect sponsors…
Yes, pretty common questions i get like very often… But what really struck me the most was the sentence “Apart from God”. Hmm, did i really read that? I have no words. To be honest when i first read that, i had to put the phone away for a while because i did not know what to reply and i was a bit annoyed by the comment. I gave this person a reply but not really a honest answer, i just said something like – We would never have made it without God… Now let me be completely honest and tell you how i felt. I took offense by the utterance, it felt like this person underestimated(missed) the work God did/doing for us. You guys never really saw the job we did, you have only seen the result but never the “behind the scenes”. LaGrâce Magazine would never happen, would never occur, would never ever exists if it was not for God. No God, No LaGrâce Magazine. This experience is one of my biggest accomplishments in life, one of the most best feelings ever, and everything good comes from God right?!. So basically he had/has everything to do with LaGrâce, must i remind you that he is the creator of it all. We must not forget this. Can you see where we get our motivation from?
xoxo / vicki
We really have a special bound. Me, Izzy and Joanie. It’s funny how we really like to document everything that happens in our lives (since we live on the different parts in the world)through facebook,viber, skype, instagram and whatever However i sent this clip to Joanie this morning. Haha! She just laughed back and said; Nice, but i will have my breakfast on the roof at my hotel in Argentina. And i’m like okokok, you won this time again. haha :p Love my GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS
I’m sorry for the language, only the Swedish readers will understand it.
“You cut me down to size and opened up my eyes,
made me realize what I could not see”.
Great Sunday huh?
To all the american readers(and all countries that celebrates Mother’s day) don’t forget to spoil your mother a little bit extra this lovely day, also for those who have lost their mothers celebrate those memories and times you had together.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
Our super proud mothers at the first release party of LaGrâce Magazine.
Am in HOT ATLANTA, for a competition. Tell you more about that later.
For some reason, I seem to buy a new purse every year. At this point I’m sick and tired of buying one each year. So, I went to the mall determined to find something new. Vicky advised me to get Micheal Kors as they are simple, elegant and stylish at the same time. According to the sales associate, her Kors wallet is about three years and holding on pretty well. I’m such an indecisive person, and couldn’t decide on the color. I wanted something bright, yet not in your face color like neon.
After a lot of thoughts, I chose a matte orange!
My ugly purse, yeah I know ! That’s why I bought a new one!
What you think ?
i have massive memories of this skirt which Joanie is wearing, it once belonged to our beloved mother. It’s often found in many pictures in photo albums we have at home. it’s pretty awsome to see that it gets to use 20 years later :)
Anyways, I just took a break from what i was doing. Izzy&I are working on our business plan at the moment. We have to redo it, due to all the changes we have done lately. Well, it’s very average to “polish” the vision/goals of a business company. It’s pretty much to write though. My brain is spinning hundred yards in a minute, but i will survive this.
Is that really what a teacher shall tell their students? “YOU ARE WASTING MY TIME”. Even though a student was a trouble maker you should NEVER EVER express such a stupid phrase to a student. I am so mad right now. What happened to the teachers of today? What this student is telling his teacher is correct. I understand his frustration. its true, we are the future of this nation, they should spend more time than just “teaching”. There have to be excitement in the classroom and touch somebody’s heart. I hate classes without passion. As a teacher is your responsibility to take the job serious. And it is not always about teaching, its also about caring about your student, to make them feel good and confident in class.
I will never in my whole life forget the teacher i had in primary school. I remember this day as if was yesterday. It was lunch break. I always had this dispute with a boy in the class, no one would ever go against him because he was the “toughest” of them all. He always had something against me, always wanted to compete with me& trying to come in my way. The truth is, i was not afraid of him, i was just very used to his crap, trying to control everybody. But this very day, from nowhere, he turned my classmates against me. They would beat me up, and call me NIGGER. Everyone was gathered around just to see us fight?(Just like a movie). My sister, who was one grade above me literally came to rescue me, and finally all the teachers gathered around to stop the fight. I remember i was crying on the way in to the classroom thinking what is going to happen next? My teacher looked me straight into my eyes and said ” It’s your own fault Victoria”, and not even asked me what had happened on the school yard. How can you make an eight year old girl feel so little? In her eyes i was nothing, as if I was unimportant. She just wanted her paycheck. That’s all. I do not have any good memories of her being my teacher(for almost three years). And for those people who wonder why i would always” flipped the tables” as soon as somebody called me NIGGER??? I thin you have the answer now, this is the reason behind it all. I always had these flashbacks, but today naaah; i couldn’t care less…
Hi sweet readers! <3
how are you today? i feel good today. woke up early as always, breakfast, had a quick "apartment view" and then i went to a meeting at Wayne's coffe with a contact i got from last event i attended. Do you remember? Glitter. It was more of a full introduction of what LaGrâce Magazine's vision/goals are in the coming future. We also discussed the fashion industry in general, its really hard to succeed. But still, if you have the drive you can go as far as you desire. never give up. He invited me to, two events. How fun?! Need to find the perfect dress already. It will be interesting to see where this can take us…
Streetstyle all the way from Brazil. Our BELOVED is rocking the streets or Rio. BAAM!
LAST YEAR IN FLORENCE, ITALY
About in a month, the girl on the right will arrive on Swedish ground. We are all happy(Family and friends) I miss izzy like crazy. i know we are going to have a blast working together this summer. This time around there will be more knowledge&structure. We will comeback ten times harder, we passed the extremely hard homework last year, but I know that this task we are entering now, demands a thousand times more work. It’s for real now, we are going to be a real company and we must know the true picture of it. There is no bed of roses. At the end of the day, i am super proud of us, we never gave up. The fact is, this is just the beginning, in other words, just a little glimpse of LaGrâce’s history. We also want to show all of you guys, that anything is possible.
However, we went through the first issue again(been doing that a lot) the other day and we were pretty critical towards the job we did. Fine it looks good for the first issue, but Boy oh Boy, we have a lot to improve. (it gives us a burning motivation). We have the best and most the creative ideas for LaGrâce Magazine& when the time is right, all these great stuff will happen. I think I will literally swoon over and over again. I have realized that I’m having a hard time taking in things that happens in my life. I get too emotional. I just want to utter this Tuesday, God will lead us through the right path, we do not need to stress this. Whatever happen,s God’s way is perfect.
How was your sunday? Did you go to church? Or maybe a relaxing spa day?
Well, I missed church on Sunday unfortunately. I really enjoy going to church. Hopefully next week!
My roommate and I had a relaxing day at lake Ella. We ate, talked, ate some more and talked even more. It was really fun just to enjoy the weather and the beautiful scenry.
When I came home later that night, I started reading a book called Black No More, written by George Schuyler. Sounds familiar? Yep, Ive read the book before for the research article I wrote: Politics of Black Hair!
Any suggestions on good books?
Catch you later
PICTURE BORROWED FROM http://www.stories.com/
HOW CUTE ARE THESE SHOES FROM A SCALE 1-10? Let me answer that question… 10 !!!!!!!
What did you all do this weekend?
Yesterday me and my friends went skating. Oh boy, it’s been forever since I last skated. I didn’t think I would suck that bad! Thank God, I didn’t fall compared to Kellion my roommate, she fell every 20 seconds.
She sure had fun!
Fell every minute!
I had a blast. Fun times for sure !
How are you? Am exhausted and tired. I had a long day yesterday. Yestetday started with errands followed by a competition and then finally rushing to my friend’s graduation. Although, my roommate, and I came fashionable late, the ceremony lasted well over four hours. Imagining being one of the anticipated graduates waiting to walk, they have to wait patiently for those hours to sweep by for that walk of ‘fame’. To be honest, what is four hours, when one has worked and pulled all nighters for the past four stretched years?
This is from me to you Marceria Pemperton: when I saw you skipping slash running to your beloved mother with those black wedges and that so well deserved robe. Mintues before that embrassed and loving hug filled with tears of joy that reflects the struggle, success and hard work over the years. I saw a beautiful, young lady that has made a huge impact in my life, with your words of wisdom. The support you showed during my awful surgery period. During my frustation, your distinctive, yet contagious laughter always seem to make me laugh. All our long interesting talks and yes (I know) my strange opinions that I would defend with my life. Lol.
That hug. The hug I witnessed that final hour. Brought tears to my eyes and I was forced to move. I’ll be happy to tell you why. No longer do I want to quit and leave. I want to sit those hours to enjoy my walk of fame and my name to be announced for the civic center to hear. Hopeful the announcer will not brutally demolish the pronounation of my name. To finally hug my mum just like you. To know that despite the odds I still came through, I still made it, I overcame. For you guys out there that dont think graduating from college is hard. Then please you move to a foreign country, without your support system, without your dearest friends or your boyfriend. Yes, skype and viber are all there and Thank God for that! But, for those who skype daily, I think I speak for them. Just wanting to be able to be there, to hug your love ones or kiss you boyfriend goodnight and you just cant. Not being able to see/ be in one’s haven takes a huge toll on a person. Am I wrong PemPem?
Let me briefly brush my thoughts: Im so proud of you. You worked hard. It will pay off, hold on there superstar. And finally, I know there is a light in everyone. And my has been dimmed for a while. Thanks for shinning. Your presence automically reminded me to shine! !!
My room mate !
I have a thing for jumpsuits and overalls. I believe I have five now and I still want more. I found this good looking denim overall. What do you think? Yes or No?
DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT IZZY!!!!