Ending 23 On A High Note

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It was almost 10pm when I wrote this last night and I was meant to be working on an assignment (well, I was but my internet was slow so I figured, ‘why not type a post about how excited I am for my birthday coming up?’).

Lydia Discovers Good Music: New On My Playlist

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Earlier this month, I got the sudden urge to clear my phone and get rid of everything on it. I’m a hoarder… surprise, surprise I had my high school bops still chilling in my phone, unplayed but there ‘just in case’.

And Exhale

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I think I took about two blogging breaks back to back from June/ July. During that time, I had a lot on my plate regarding family, and I also found myself experiencing panic/ anxiety attacks from the things I’d buried inside instead of dealt with, along with my college work load and the worry about not graduating on time.

Letter of the Month

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Dear Smile-keepers,

Spring has sprung on this side of the world and as much as I’m excited about warm weather, rain, wearing less clothes and more time outdoors with my wine, I’m already missing my favourite season, autumn.

Love At First Mic

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If you’d asked me in high school what I wanted to do after I finished, my list of possible career paths would’ve included fashion design, forensic sciences or media… the very last resort being running off into the sunset with a really wealthy Italian man for a career as a housewife. My love for storytelling has never died down, even when my dreams of what I wanted to become changed.

Letter of The Month

Letter of the Month

Dear Smile-keepers,

I really felt ready to come back the last time I spoke to you all after my little blogging break.  I was certain everything was back on track and I’d really love to blame Mercury going retrograde but, July was my toughest month of an otherwise beautiful 2019. I had mental breakdown after mental breakdown, I strayed from my spirituality as a result, choosing to wallow in my negative emotions and close myself off to actually facing my internal struggles… I was a mess.

The Amateur Aesthete

Art

Welcome to the newest segment of my blog!

When Lydia Smiles is all about the things that make me happy, the things that I love—the things that make me Lydia— which I want to share with you! I’ve been getting the hang of blogging over the last few months and while I love writing about my spiritual journey, positivity and the Law of Attraction, those aren’t the only things that make me smile. Art forms a big part of who I am as a creative. I’m pedantic about my Instagram layout (which is pretty much themed and features a few collages which I spent a good portion of my day putting together for uploading), I love a good aesthetic on pretty much anything, I’m a sucker for detail and a good story and I love me some artwork (especially Renaissance artworks) and that what this is about.