Kayz On A Mission

Kayz series of missions in pursuit of Life, Love, and Happiness.

Twenty Years From Now 03/08/2011

Filed under: Inspiration,Missions — Kay Wanderz @ 1:28 pm
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That’s the recent inspiring quote that I found from the great Mark Twain. I’ve learned an amazing lesson from this that I will take with me everywhere I go. Disappointment will be  from the missed opportunities, just because I was too intimidated to do something and fail. Since we last spoke I have moved out of my old apartment, am currently still looking, but most importantly I finally got my first writing gig. I will actually be getting paid to write soon!!
The excitement of what’s to come is amazing! Sometimes a little overwhelming to think about, but amazing nonetheless. This is something that I have dreamed of doing and by God, now my journey begins. The gig is not on my usual topics, but is definitely something that I know I will enjoy talking about. There’s this thing I have for looking back at where people came from and how they climbed the ladder of success. To me that is way more vital of an information than what they are doing now, because they have made it now and are basking in their success. I want to know the blood sweat and tear years that got them here.
So the new mission if you could not tell, is do well with the new writing gig and continue to improve with being my own publicist. The focus of the writing that I will be doing pertains to Entrepreneurs. This is something I believe many can relate to. Even those who have never taken interest in business can admire and learn from their work ethic. Not to mention, studying an entrepreneur can teach you about versatility and adaptability. Which can be effective in any work environment and even life.
Entrepreneurs in my opinion are true hustlers. Theses amazing individuals have an intense determination that allows little room for wasting time. To entrepreneurs every minute counts. Every second is an opportunity that can help them expand their empire. The real entrepreneurs, the ones who are successful or climbing the ladder of success, are efficient multitaskers. Constantly juggling jobs, franchises, new ideas, and people interaction(which we all know is a job on its own).
Long story short, I plan on embodying some of that Entrepreneur Spirit. I intend to get highly influenced by the very same ‘hustlers’ I will be studying. Let their will power infect me like a contagious flu and encourage me to keep striving for more. Like the quote by Mark Twain, I will ‘Sail away from my safe harbour’. Besides, where has that safe harbour gotten me? Exactly! It was not until I started taking risk that my life started changing and becoming something worth writing about. So my wish is that you do the same, take a few risk. Not like gambling your entire savings on a bet risk, but following your dreams kind of risk. Telling the person you’ve always secretly loved, that you love them type of risk. Actually pursuing your passion type of risk!
Stay Risky,
Kayz
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How To Make It In America… 18/07/2011

Filed under: Inspiration,Uncategorized — Kay Wanderz @ 12:45 pm
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Great question, amazing show!
I fell in absolute love with this show last summer and have been awaiting its return since. Though I almost gave up hope on its return because of how much HBO has pushed back the release date, it is finally coming back this Fall. It’s about two friends trying to ‘Make It In America’, while living the hustler’s life in New York, no matter the odds. Neither of them come from privileged backgrounds, and must do a series of hustles just for ends meet, they continue in pursuit of eventually doing that one hustle that makes them big. Or at least successful and not just living dolla to dolla. :-p
 
So I thought it was only appropriate that I include this in my blog, seeing as how it has to do with the focus of my blog. Just trying to ‘Make It In America’ on my own terms, doing what I love. After all is that not what we all wish for. This show is exactly what I need to keep me on track with my missions.
 
While we’re on the subject of trying to make it, I have just started applying for writing jobs/internships. This is a huge step for me because I have always thought that I would be working in the Medical industry because that’s what I’ve been pushed to do, all the while ignoring my true passion for writing and creativity. So long story short, I have no actual professional experience in writing, but 6 years in the medical field, a license in nursing, and way more volunteering hours than the average 21yr old. Kind of like the main character, who is an amazing artist and designer, no matter what hustle he tries to do, the artist in him just keeps resurfacing.
 
It’s just crazy because no matter how impossible it seems to them, they always believe that they are gonna make it somehow. Like there is no way in hell, they were made for a life of normalcy. Quite frankly, I see where they are coming from. Have you ever had that feeling in you that there is something more for you out there. That this life that you are leading now, is only temporary. Yeah, well I have that feeling. And even if I don’t become a millionaire traveling the world, being paid to write my heart’s delight, I know that this is not the end for me.
 
So while I continue my hustle of trying to move to New York to become a writer, I hope you continue with your dreams as well.
Stay Making It,
Kayz
 

Enviroment of Fashion Influences 11/07/2011

While putting together the lasts bits of my inspiration collage I could not help but think about London. All of the amazing street style that I saw. And I realized how much the actual environment itself has a lot to do with the way we dress and our style. My style is extremely eclectic because I live in Florida, but spend at least 3 Months ever year in New York, born in Jamaica, and am in love with the European sense of style. I think that pretty much sum up my style influences as for as my enviroment go. Being an Island Baby has given me my love for colors and flow outfits. New York and London has blessed me with a fearless attitude when it comes to wearing thins you normally don’t see everyone else in.

 

 

I took a few lovely snap shots of London Outdoor Markets that I visited on a daily basis while I was there. I went to a few of the big name stores and high street, but I wanted to find things that I could not get back home. So wear else to look than London’s Famous Markets.  And I must say that selection of things that you can get there are amazing and like no other. I can see why London definitely says the bar as far as outdoor markets go.

In famous Portobello Market and its lovely array fo style

Just trying to show you and overview of how packed it is on a Saturday

believe it or not, but this does not even show just half of how long the street is and all of its eclectic shops ans stalls. I truly can not wait to go back next summer for Festivals and more shopping. 🙂

 

I can see why Londoners are so crazy about vintage wear, when such great quality timeless pieces are so easily accessible, why wouldn’t you want to.

 

 More views of inside the Canopy area at Portobello Market in London

 

Another side of Portobello Market. I think by now it is pretty clear to see that I had a serious love affair with this place while in London.

 

This was while I was at Brick Lane Market. I would consider this one the more Indie/Rocker ones of the all the Markets in London. And if you remember from the last post, this was also the one that had some of the most diverse food. Yumm!

 

Brick Lane had this very interesting and strange place call the Tea Room. I was not quite sure what to expect when I got in there, but it was awesome. Imagine a huge and ecltic antique shop.

 

The lovely fashionable masses at Brick Lane listening to some live music, while getting their make up done, and hair cut all in this very convenient area. By the look of this pick you can kinda see what I mean with how your environment influences what you wear. Almost every one is in the same color scheme, with some sort of leather on, scarf, and some sort of cross body bag.

 

Inside Brick Lane Market.

 

While at Brick Lane I met an artistic girl who designed all of these Awesome shoes by hand. This was just one of the amazing handmade things that you can find only at  the Markets that you just can’t get anywhere else. I am a huge supporters of artist and people following their own paths so I had to get a pair.

 

These are my new babies that I had to have!

 

This is like the unofficial entrance to Brick Lane. Once again, the people are wearing different clothes, but all have the same vibe.

 

Leather, grey, and denim every where I turn on the cobbled streets of  Covent Garden.

 

I love this photo because you have your Chelsea girl fashion on one hand, and on the other hand your kind of Laid Back Rocker like I saw all up and down in Liverpool.

 

My lovely European friends and I out and about on the streets of London.

 

Pubbing like a true Londoner with my Ladies. 😉

Well I just thought I would give you a taste of the London Street Style and Market scene to show you just how much your surroundings can affect the way you dress. Next time you’re getting ready in the mirror, ask yourself “would be wearing this if I were in a different city?”

Stay Influenced,

Kayz

 

Inspire Me Watson! 30/06/2011

Filed under: Fashion,Inspiration — Kay Wanderz @ 3:07 pm
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After trying to drag my butt out of bed for an hour this morning to run,  I realized I needed a serious pick me.  You see I have that problem where it takes the move of God just to get me to the gym, but once I am actually there you can not seem to get me out of it. So I just rolled over and started browsing my Glamour UK App, and low and behold whom one of the articles was about… None other than one of my favourite celebrities, Emma Watson.

I absolutely adore this girl and love the how much her style has evolved. I thought she was an okay actress and never really paid much attention to her style until she did the Big Chop, but now I am a definite admirer. I’m a sucker for someone who goes against the gradient and makes fashion their own.  Clearly, you must have some serious confidence to pull off half the clothes she wears, not just in her photo shoots, but in her daily life as well. And that is truly something to aspire.

She carries herself so well and might I say she has an amazing body. Those legs go on for days in this picture and I eventually want the same for myself. I do not normally care for big celebrities because I never really see them as being genuine, but something about her seems real.  That too, and you can’t help but admire her fashion sense.

 

This girl has an amazing work ethic that I wish to will gain one day. She works hard at what she does and does not seem to compromise for anything. After her contract with the Harry Potter movie franchise was up, she was free to being who she really wanted to be. And because of it she is being taken more seriously in Hollywood and in fashion. That work ethic also affects her health. She may be naturally slim and seem like she does not need to workout, but even she knows that health is fleeting and something that you must keep up on. 

I’m a very curvy girl and have quite a large derrière.  I know that even at my healthiest I will probably always have these prominent child-bearing hips like Beyoncé or Jennifer Lopez. Something I have excepted and am actually happy with now, but I want to be able to stride like Emma.  With just a Sports Bra and my running tights on. You see I still wear big shirts or hoodies to run, even in Florida’s scorching 90 degree summer.  So though I have slimmed down a bit. The confidence level has not seem to gone up with it. Maybe…

Maybe if I had  some fit girls or at least find a group of chicas who are actually into working out like I am, then I would be able to get serious about my fitness. So I am in dire need of a serious workout buddy or at least someone who will help motivate me to workout on those days that I just feel like staying home and writing. Even if all the person does is call me to get up every morning. That only can do wonders for my motivation. You see, I am a competitive person and hate letting people down. So when someone is counting on me to do something, even something little, I do not like to disappoint them in the least.

Well, while I am in search for that, might as well go think about it on the treadmill. Now with my new mindset and (hopefully) improving work ethic,  I’m off to conquering those next 8 miles today and then who knows, the world??? hahaha

Stay Inspired,

Kayz