Just 2 weeks ago I posted about my trip to New York City. Although I gave you a rundown of what we got up to, I wanted to follow up with sharing things I wish I knew before going. As a first time visitor, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I learned the basics through people that had already been but there were things I didn’t learn until I got there. These are tips that could help you save time and money! We all know how valuable those two things are, especially when you’re on vacation.
In the past few months, I’ve managed to organize my thoughts, goals and ambitions in one little notebook. I began to write in my journal in early 2017 but I wasn’t very good at putting aside the time for it. I would lose focus and interest easily. When I had first started, I was focusing too much on making my journal perfect. I wanted it to be colourful, neat and pretty. I would spend more time doodling than I would expressing my feelings. After a while it got boring, and when I put my journal down I never managed to pick it up again until July of this year.
Although my birthday was 3 months ago I figured I’d share the exciting things I got to do. This years birthday was extra special! A couple friends and I flew to New York City on the weekend before my birthday. While planning this trip I made sure to watch as many youtube videos and read as many blogs as I could. I really wanted to know what there was to do and see. I’m also a sucker for restaurants so I spent a lot of time looking into where to get good food. Taking a look at what other people did when they visited the Big Apple was super helpful.
This post is basically just one big recap of the weekend we spent in NYC. I’ve included the restaurants we ate at, the places we went and even the cost for somethings (just to give you an idea of how much you’d need).
After 6 months of keeping busy and focusing on school, I am finally back on my blog. It’s exam season once again and I’m sure most of us aren’t quiet ready. Today’s post is all about productivity and trying to reduce procrastination! Here are a few tips and things that I like to do while preparing for an exam.
Welcome to my first post of 2018! Now that the first 2 weeks are over I can officially say that I see good things for this year. I have not managed to come up with a set list of resolutions but my main goal is to stay happy and healthy. This year I want to see what I’m capable of doing. I’m just trying to live my best life because if you’re not living your best life, what are you doing?
Happy new year! I hope everyone has enjoyed this holiday season.
For the sake of lil personal update: This month has been a time of reflection for me. I’ve been thinking a lot about where I am, where I’m going and how I’m going to try to get there. I’ve focused on loving my mind, body and soul. Therefore, I’ve tried to only focus on things that bring positivity to me. If someone had told me that seeing the good in everything was as tiring as it is, maybe I wouldn’t have done it. But the reality is that not everything is perfect and I’ve had to really find those positive aspects. This past year I have worked incredibly hard to be where I’m and I’m very happy with that.
Your personal brand is how people see you, this may be online or in real life. Either way, it is incredibly important because the way you are perceived goes a long way. Under no circumstances am I saying to make yourself look, behave or think differently. I cannot stress enough how individuality is important. Your personal brand is made up of who you are, what you believe in and what you love. When you share these things with the public it allows them to relate to you and express interest towards your brand.
Having a brand is all about staying true it. Many online personas tend to lose what they stand for when companies start to dictate their roles. It is KEY to remember that there are tons of people on this planet and the only thing that differentiates us, is our personality. So be sure to stay true to yourself.
Self-expression is such an important concept. When you get to share your views and opinions with an interactive audience, you learn lots of new things. When you are at the point where you’re scared to share your points of view then you’ve gotta remind yourself that your opinion matters. I find myself refraining from writing particular posts because I felt as if people were going to think that it is strange. But now all I can say to myself is that it doesn’t matter what people say. If they wanna hate it, let them !! Be your own person !!
As you’ve probably noticed by now. Building your own personal brand is all about being yourself. You can only change yourself into a better version. No one should even bother with trying to be somebody else.
What is my personal brand?
Ruru Tatyana is obviously my name, but it’s also my brand. I use my blog to express my thoughts and opinions. I find that having a blog has let me venture into who I am. I have had to look into different post ideas, and I’ve since discovered tons of blogs that are incredible. I try to keep my content original but I can’t help but be inspired by the immense amounts of amazing content that is out there.
Other than my blog, I am someone who believes in self-expression, happiness within the simplest of things and not over complicating situations. the positive parts of life always have a larger impact than anything negative. I have learned that dwelling on the sad things that happens does not take as you could go if you focused on the greater things.
That’s who I am, just a girl who doesn’t know whats next but I am willing to sit through the long wait to find out.
Things to ask yourself when trying to brand yourself
- What am I really passionate about?
- What do I believe in?
- What can I do to help the people around me?
- What are my goals?
- How can I achieve my goals?
- Who can I ask to help me achieve those goals?
So who are you? and what is your brand?