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Hello beautiful people. Welcome to Latte say, I’m Donieal Louise, and this is my first blog post.
A little bit about my title latte say, it’s about bringing that voice back. My tagline is just because I’m quiet doesn’t mean I don’t have a lot to say.
Essentially this is saying that we have allowed ourselves to be silenced over the years or had people tell us about what it is that we want or need out of life and in turn we find ourselves stuck. We come to a point in our life where we looking at our reflection and we think who is this person? Why am I not living the way that I want to be living? Why have I not accomplished what I feel I should have accomplished?
So what this website is about, is moving forward, no longer looking at the past about what it is that you did not do but what it is that you can do at this point and finding your voice now so that you can start to make the changes that you want in your life to be more positive and fulfilling.
At the end of the day the only person who will take care of you is you. You matter you are important and you are priority. It amazes me how many people scuff at this statement. As if you are being selfish for taking time for you. What people fail to realize is that we are still an individual. We have our needs we need to fulfill, our quirks, our flaws, that makes our personality. It is what makes us, us!
We are unique, not one person out there like us. So when you are happy everything else in your life is happy, everyone else in your life is happy.
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A little bit about me, my life has recently taken a turn in which I would have not thought, but as in life we have to roll with the punches so to speak and find the positive in the situation. I am a divorced mother of two beautiful children.
Isabelle & Isaac.
And what you would call a Renaissance woman, Jack of all trades, master of none. I’m also a Gemini, so I definitely have one going against the other so to speak. Gotta love the twins.
I’m originally from Denver Colorado and now reside in Northwest Arkansas. I come from a big family with very big personalities and through those years of growing up I allowed my voice to be silenced. This is actually quite ironic considering the fact that I am a very loud person and I generally speak my mind. But when it came to who I was I relied on others as if they could tell me and fill in those blanks for me.
In the end I guess I was my own worst advocate because I didn’t take the time to figure me out. I just thought well if this is what everyone else is thinking that I should be and who I am then I’ll just go with it.
So here I am years later having allowed others to influence the person that I am and thinking, who are you? I was lost, I was depressed and I was angry.
So last year around this time I really started to focus on myself. I started to eat healthier, I lost the weight that I wanted to, I learned about yoga and started practicing it. I gave myself goals. I started to learn Spanish although I’m still in the beginning stage, estoy aprendiendo, and started doing more for me. I took out time to allow myself to discover more of who I am.
In the end, the only person responsible for our happiness is us. I found that when I am happy I am more present in the moment and I can really appreciate the time with my children and appreciate life.
I love to travel, I love the outdoors, my hobbies include yoga, sewing, woodworking, you name it. I find that we get so caught up in the rat race we don’t really allow ourselves to really stop and smell the roses, as my late sister would put it. Appreciate life and allow ourselves to really slow down to see the beauty in it.
My purpose behind this blog is to help you see your full potential, to see your beauty, to see your worth, to know that you had it this whole time. Ways in which you can go about accomplishing goals, feeling better about yourself, trying new things.
My voice was one silenced and I will never allow that to happen again. Be apart of my journey and I too hope that I can help you in your journey. Grab your coffee and be sure to subscribe and let us build each other up to be the best possible versions of ourselves that we can be.