Love Starts From Within...
Happy #WineDownWednesday! Today I wanted to talk about self-reflection and self-discovery! It is such a topic that constantly comes up, and one that you guys have asked me to write about! Why is self-discovery and self-reflection/awareness important? Reflecting upon self helps to build emotional self awareness. Simple! By taking that extra time to ask yourself these questions, you begin to allow yourself the ability to gain a better understanding of your emotions, strengths, weaknesses, and driving factors. Ask yourself those questions! What is driving me? What is my purpose? How can I achieve that ONEEE goal that I am waiting to accomplish? How can I not get in my own way? Sometimes things aren’t happening for you because you are DOING when you are suppose to be STILL or you are STILL when you are suppose to be DOING. There are things happening and you are not understanding why and/or how. What once worked for you is no longer working. The many coincidences you are noticing and the dreams you are having and yet you can’t seem to figure out what emotional season you are in; why those particular things keep happening to you etc. Maybe this happens every year around the same time of the year. Maybe things are working out so effortlessly your winning season is just surprising you. Maybe more is being asked of you and/or maybe this is just your season of silence. Either way SOMETHING IS HAPPENING. SOMETHING GOT YOUR ATTENTION. So what are you going to do? What is being asked of you right now? When you recognize what season you are in, you are able to do or not do in order to get you further ahead. Instead of just wondering what’s next and why you keep repeating certain actions and making certain mistakes, start digging deep within and rediscovering YOU. Start back doing those things that you once loved. Get back to your center. Allow yourself to release and reconnect. Become one with yourself! Release negativity and allow positive energy in. Everything you are is right in front of you. Every opportunity you're waiting for is right in your reach. Every goal that you set for yourself is waiting to be accomplished. Rise UP and R E L E A S E because you are WORTH it! Below are some awesome self-discovery questions that I came up with and will also be posting tonight on my social media platforms for you all to join in! Feel free to be as truthful and transparent as you can! These questions are a great way for you to reconnect and rediscover the beautiful version of you! I hope you guys enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it! Happy #WineDownWednesdays w/ K, and as always, thank you so much for reading!
Release. Rediscover. Reconnect.
1. How do you feel at the moment?
2. What do you need more of in your life?
3. What would make you happy right now?
4. Define yourself today.
5. Today I set myself free from ________.
6. Today's desire ________.
7. What is going right in your life?
8. What's bothering you? Why?
9. Today I nurtured myself by __________.
10. What do you love most about yourself?
11. What word describes your relationships with others at the moment?
12. What are you most grateful for?
13. What lesson have you learned this week?
14. What's draining your energy? What are ways that you can reduce this or cut it out altogether?
15. What makes you come alive? When was the last time you truly felt alive?
16. What/who inspires you the most? Why are you drawn to those inspirations?
17. Where does your pain originate? What would need to happen for you to heal?
18. What are you doing to take better care of yourself?
19. What was something new that you tried today?
20. What is something about yourself that you would like to work on?
21. At the end of your life, what do you hope for your legacy to be?
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Coming This June!
Happy Wednesday, and most importantly, happy #WineDownWednesday! Sooo many of you have asked me the magical question of, "Kiera, when is the book club?" Well, after thinking long and hard, your wish is my command! No, wait, literally! :) Introducing Reading Between the Wines Book Club by yours truly, I am super excited to take on this new project, and even more excited to read this summer with all of you! I have already gotten so many great book suggestions for my new venture, and I am completely open to all book suggestions you guys are interested in reading this summer! I always had a "thing" about book clubs. Nothing bad, I just would always find myself either HATING the book selection of that month and not reading it, OR reading the book so fast that I am waiting for everyone to catch up! (No happy medium haha) So, I wanted to create something where people can follow along with me each month to read, but it's no pressure to finish at the end of the month! Finish when you can, and keep reading! That's the goal: Just keep reading! Don't feel pressured to cram the book in by the end of the month, or thinking to yourself, "Oh man! They're already to the next book, and I haven't even finished book one!" It's O K A Y! Breathe...That's not what my book club is about.
My goal for all of you is to enjoy what you're reading, (or not) haha and just kick off your summer right! I have chosen some AWESOME reads that were picked by many of you, for each month, but I am more excited to discuss special moments from the books, as well as those moments you hated! I want my book club to be creative, inviting, social, and most of all, fun! This is not school! Haha this is not those dreaded discussion boards in English 1100 at ECU or grad school for some of my booked and busy bees. This is a fun way to get back to reading, and reminding ourselves why we started reading in the first place. What books made us become readers? What person inspired us to read our first book? What was the inspiration behind it all? T H A T ' S I T! Nothing more and definitely nothing less :) I am really excited to hear feedback from all of you, and I am completely open to all questions and book suggestions! I can't wait to team up with Goodreads (I LOVEEE Goodreads) to make this happen! Let's make reading fun again :) Stay tuned!
QTNA: What books would you like to see added to Reading Between the Wines Book Club?
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Thank you for reading! Remember, it's always 5 o'clock somewhere! :)
So Here's the Tea...
Come out and enjoy my very first FREE social book event coming this May! I am super excited to launch this event + meet all of you! So many people have already started asking me, "What's The Book Exchange?" I came up with The Book Exchange as a way to spark conversation through the exchanging of books! What better way to get to know someone than by mingling and networking, while also sharing an awesome book that you're reading? Reading and writing has always been my first loves and it is such an amazing feeling to create an event so fun, fresh, and most of all, S O C I A L! I want everyone who comes to let your hair down, mingle, eat some good brunch, and share a mimosa ON ME! :) I will also be showcasing my NEW thebookspotbykg T-shirt colors at my event, so you don't want to miss it! (You will be able to place your order at this event as well!) Check below for more details!
Q: What is this event about?
A: The Book Exchange is a FREE social book event open to the public that I created as a way for guests to spark conversation, mingle, and interact with one another through the exchanging of books! It is a great way to network, as well as bonding with new people within the community!
Q: What was your inspiration behind this event?
A: I created this event from attending an awesome event in Durham called The Silent Book Club. Yes, a silent book club! I was so intrigued by the title + the flyer that I had to go! It was so amazing because you bring your own book, read silently in this kinda run down cafe, and then after, mingle about the book you're reading! This sparked my idea for The Book Exchange, because I had never been to an event like it before, and I wanted to create something new, fun, and memorable right in my own home for people to enjoy!
Q: When is this event?
A: May 5, 2018! Save the date!
Q: Where will this event be held?
A: The Book Exchange will be held at Apartments at Palladian Place clubhouse outside by the pool! The address is 260 Leigh Farm Rd Durham, NC 27707. To enter, make sure to park by the front entrance or around back by the pool! Can't wait to meet you! :)
Q: What time does the event start?
A: This event starts at 12pm and goes until 4pm! If you can't get enough of us, feel free to join us for tacos + tequila at Flying Burrito in Raleigh, NC in honor of Cinco de Mayo! :)
Q: Will there be food?
A: Yes! There will be brunch style food items at this event, as well as mimosas, but ONLY while supplies last, so GET THERE EARLY! :)
Q: Do I need to bring a book to come to this event?
A: Y E S! In order to enter, you MUST have a book of some kind! Please let it be a book that you've read and don't mind giving away to someone to read! This allows for more conversation, and plus you'll be able to share your thoughts on what made the book great or not so great, and why you're giving it away! Also, you CANNOT leave with the same book that you came in with. Remember, the goal is to mingle, eat, and share a cocktail :)
Q: What is the dress code?
A: Be yourself! Remember, you are at an event, so dress accordingly :) I always like to say cute + comfortable is always the best way to go!
Q: Will there be giveaways?
A: Y E S! I love going to events that have giveaways, so I wanted to create that atmosphere for my event! There will be two giveaways! One towards the beginning of the event, and one towards the end! Every guest will sign in by writing their name on a sticky note, and I will place it in my special giveaway jar! In order to win, you MUST be present when your name is called! You don't want to miss it! :)
Q: I really want some thebookspotbykg apparel! Will I be able to order at this event?
A: Of course you can! I will be showcasing my new thebookspotbykg T-shirt colors, plus the originals for spring, and they will be available to order! For women, in my shirts, make sure to go up a size! Men, your standard shirt size is okay! I want to make sure that everyone has the perfect fit! I will be glad to help size you at any time throughout the event!
Q: Can I bring friends?
A: YES! The more the merrier! I want everyone who can come to enjoy themselves, so tell a friend to tell a friend! :) My event is open to everyone!
I hope this answered most of your questions! I am really excited to launch this event, and I can't wait to meet all of you! Don't forget to share + tell a friend! Let's mingle, have fun, and share a cocktail! Hey, it's always 5 o'clock somewhere :) See you there!
Welcome to the launch of my new book blog! Thank you all soooo much for reading and I can't wait to hear your thoughts, ideas and comments! Enjoy! :)