The Versatile Blogger Award


I’ve been very blessed to have been nominated four times for this as I’m a fairly new blogger and I’ve been meaning to get to writing something up for this since my first nomination mid-February.


The Weekly Thanks

The Weekly Thanks

I’ll honestly admit to this past week being one of the hardest of the year thus far for me. It was emotionally demanding and draining but a lot of the personal things (which I wish I could share with you) that came to light at the end of it all just made me fall a little bit more in love with the person I was created to be.

Letter of the Month

Letter of the Month

Dear Smile-keepers,

We’ve gone through yet another month of this new year and we’re actually making progress! I hope you’ve found it in you to get started on at least one of your year’s goals. Personally, I’m moving steady but most of my goals are covered so far. If you’re still struggling to set or even get started on your goals, here is a blog post I’d shared earlier this year about manifesting your goals. I hope it gets you through this month with a much better and easier approach to your future.

Dear Me, From Me: A Letter From My Future Self


Dear past and current Lydia,

In light of it still being the month of love, I’ve been inspired to write a letter from the future to both my past and present selves. Most times, we live a life of stress and panic; we’re afraid of taking leaps of faith for our passions or the people we love out of fear of failure or even the fear of beginning, because of the unknown. You’re a perfectionist and always want to come out on top with a bit of praise and, while that’s okay, facing your fears is the first step.

Behind Lydia’s Smile


I started blogging at the very end of August 2018 (for September that year) and my goal at the time was to share posts about the things that set my soul on fire: music, books, food, spirituality, fashion… everything that made me the girl I am today; I was inspired to bring positivity to the world in the best way I could possibly image, in a world that’s so negative, and I chose blogging as my medium.

The Weekly Thanks

The Weekly Thanks

The end of another week! This whole segment of my blog is honestly teaching me to appreciate each day. Slowly but surely, I’m coming to love each day for what it brings instead of having a countdown to the end of the week.

The Amateur Aesthete: “Fallen Angel” by Alexandre Cabanel


My first encounter of this 1847 painting was on Twitter towards the end of 2018. I follow a number of art and fashion Twitter accounts and because I spend a lot of time on social media (shame on me, right?), I see a lot of beautiful posts but none of them had ever stood out to me the way this particular painting has.

Why Self-Love Is Important For Attracting Romantic Love

Law of Attraction 101, Uncategorized

One of the lessons that being single has taught me is the importance of self-love. When you go a while without being romantically involved with someone, you have no choice but to focus on yourself and on how you can grow while you wait for the right person to come along.