For when you don’t feel like yourself…

For when you don’t feel like yourself…

Do you ever not feel like yourself?

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This happened to me not to long ago, I had just moved to a new city, and started a new job. I had just jumped into this new life and never adjusted to it . I’d been feeling less and less like myself, like I was just in this funk and I had no idea how to get out of it. Then I got to thinking about what makes me…well me. As I though about it I realized that all I needed was to watch my core movies (you know the ones you can watch like a thousand times and NEVER tire of), re-read my favorite books and listen to my favorite songs! And that’s exactly what I did… So here is my list, and little notes on why I love them!


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  • Sex and the City
    • If you have been following me you know I have always know I started watching this show when I was  in high school and I guess that is why it always resonates with me when I get in a funk. The characters are so easy to relate to at any age.
  • Legally Blonde
    • I mean come on if you are a girl from the south, or really from anywhere for that matter, and Reese Witherspoon is not one of your idols… we just can’t be friends. plus I love haw Ellie pushes herself to be her best self!
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
    • This one is a classic, and will always have a special place in my heart. This movie is witty, romantic, full of fun and a little heart ace, so basically just perfect! Plus I’ve always loved Audrey Hepburn’s movies. She was always so fashionable, as well as classy and a truly amazing roll model for women around the world.


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I was raised in a family that LOVED all kinds of music. There was constantly music playing in the house I grew up in. So here are a few of my favorite songs from now and when I was a teen.


  • Sugar Daddy by The Pistol Annies
  • Money by Cardi B
  • What Would it Take by Anderson East
  • Crazy by Kehlani


  •  Shake it Out by Florence + the Machine
  • 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton
  • Me and My Girls by Fifth Harmony
  • And basically anything by Ke$ha

Music has always had such an effect on my mood. The right song can almost instantly change my mood for the better.


  • The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane Von Firstenberg
    •  This one is very special. From the moment that I learned about DVF and saw her designs I was obsessed! Her book was such a pleasure to read and to get an insight into this amazing woman’s life, her struggles and
  • The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
    •  I love this romantic novel. It is full of love, heart ace and a how time changes people for better and worse.
  • How to be a Bawse by Lilly Singh
    • I’ve loved Lilly’s youtube channel since I was in high school. Her videos were always so funny and insightful, like a breath of fresh air, and her book was no exception. It is colorful, insightful as well as well as full of great advice.

Well there you have it…my list of me. What are some movies, books or songs that take you back and remind you who you are? Let me know in the comments down below!!

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