Heybrook Lookout & Eagle Falls : Chlolani Vlog

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Hello everyone!

So this weekend, my boyfriend Kolani and I explored the great outdoors and hiked Heybrook Lookout, and even saw Eagle Falls!

Here’s the link to the vlog: https://youtu.be/JzXkwjIGa3Q

Anywho, I thought I would post on here and give a quick little review about our experience. First of all, one of the best parts about the hike was the fact that we had gotten there so early. We arrived at 9:30 am, and overall, (with rest breaks included) the hike took us an hour to complete. Since we had gotten there so early on a Saturday morning, we only passed two couples the entire hike. The beginning is a little steep, so be ready for that, but the hike is smooth with hardly and jagged rocks up until the end right before the look out.

Once you get to the top of the hill, you can see a little bit of a view, but there is a tower with several flights of stairs to climb to get the ultimate view. This part was a little tricky for Kolani and I because we’re  both afraid of heights. So keep in mind if heights make you woozy, be warned, do not look down. But once you’re up there, you get a breath taking view of Washington. Trees, mountains, a cool summer breeze and not sound except birds chirping in the distance. It really was quite breathtaking.

After the hike, we drove up the road about two minutes and found Eagle Falls. (Unfortunately I don’t have pictures, but you can check out the vlog for footage). The water is beautiful, but again I would have to recommend getting there early and beating the crowd, it would have been much more enjoyable if it were a little more empty. I dipped my toes in and let me tell you, that is some cold glacier water. But nothing beats a sunny day in washington.

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Let’s Talk About…

Ranting & Raving

Hey Y’all-

So I had this idea that I wanted to run by you. Something that came to me while I was sitting on my couch,  with a drink in hand thinking about life.

If you guys watch my vlogs, it’s almost unnecessary to tell you that I love to talk. I want to start a section of my vlogs, or a new segment called “Let’s Talk About.” I feel like there are many issues that we as young women might ignore or not talk about. I want to create videos that are open for discussion. I’ve already been brainstorming ideas of topics I’d like to talk about. I want to have videos that people can watch and come to if they need guidance, or feel lost, or just don’t want to feel alone because everyone has these feelings at one point in time.

I want to make discussion videos about everything: insecurities, depression, anxiety, socializing, dating, etc. I feel like it would work best if it were interactive and you guys would hop on board too. This segment has the potential of being something so fantastic and comforting.

Please comment below if this is something you’d be interested in, I’ll even start working on one to see if this is something you would enjoy.

Love you all, until next time,

Chloe

The Chlolani Vlogs

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Hello everyone!

Here’s another little update about my vlogs. For nearly six months now, I’ve been dating this guy, Kolani. (He’s the fella pictured above with me). We’ve been vlogging together shortly after we started dating, and it’s only gotten better. We’ve been vlogging more and more, and it’s honestly one of the funnest things ever.

I have my own videos that I post regularly, but Kolani and I have our own little playlist we call “Chlolani”. We go out and about adventuring, we go paddleboarding, kayaking, and other fun activities. I’m hoping we get to go hiking and do other fun  outdoor activities as well. I’ve gotten a good response from them as well, so I  figured I’d share the link of my latest video with you all.

We don’t try to do anything in particular, and I mean that by we just pull out the camera whenever we’re having a great time in the sunshine or driving around. Just happy little moments that are fun to share.

So click the link below to watch the latest Chlolani video.

 

Hope you all enjoy!

  • – Chloe

 

Where Have I Been?

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Hello all you lovely people!

By now it seems that I have been MIA, which, for the most part, is entirely true. It’s been difficult, to try to find consistent content to post on here. Interviews have been falling short, I honestly can’t find a lot of people willing to do these interviews anymore, which makes me sad. Hopefully I’ll find a way to appeal to more people, as of now, I’m taking a little break from conducting interviews.

However, I have been a little more successful lately with my YouTube and Instagram account (both under the same name as my blog, iamfashioncoco). It would mean the world to me if you guys checked out my content over there. Or better yet, go ahead and follow and subscribe!

I am brainstorming ways to consistenyly post more content. Since my primary focus is vlogging, I will continue to share updates with you about that as well.

Thanks for following, I’ll write soon!

-Chloe

Annaleaz

Interviews

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What is your name and occupation?
            Annaleaz De La Torre-Fennell, Graduate student and small business owner of Two if by Seam
Why do you think women judge each other so harshly?
            In general, people judge to others to make themselves feel better. Women have fallen into judging because the majority want to be the “ideal” woman, who is portrayed by media and perpetuated by other women and men. However, we all realize that there is no way to be this “ideal” woman and to compensate for our shortcomings, we judge others to make ourselves feel that much closer to “perfection” rather than understand that our differences are what makes us perfect.
What do you think young women need to hear more often?
            As a female, we do not need to live up to anyone’s expectations but our own. Whether it be for a friendship or a relationship, we should never change our standards and our brains for anyone. Be you through everything.
What do you think is your best quality?
            Perseverance. The amount of times I have been called fat, ugly, worthless, too smart, never going to do anything, weird, so on, have not brought me down. Each comment made to me has helped me push on rather than be a reason to give up.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
While getting my masters degree in business and engineering so young is a success, I am most proud of starting a business at 20. It has made me learn to network, market, and push myself to constantly learn outside of the classroom.
What advice would you give your younger self?
            Impossible is a state of mind. Through hard work and often rather large amounts patience, every goal can be met, in one way or another. Just because it gets tough doesn’t mean to give up. Keep pressing on.
How do you find ways to be happy?
            I dance and sing around my room. I also craft, often. I’m an old lady in a 21-year-old body.
How do you learn to love yourself more?
            I make sure the people I talk to and choose to be around don’t put me down but encourage me. They also help me put things in perspective for me. Also, I have a fantastic boyfriend. He helps keep me positive and not put myself down.
How do you think other girls could learn to love themselves more?
            Honestly, girls need to believe in themselves and not lower standards for anyone. Just doing this has limited my regret in my life and I am proud of my decisions choices, making me love myself more one choice at a time.
       Is there anything else you would like to add?
For any of those girls that love the sciences or math, keep it up! Multiple guys have told me that smart girls are intimidating. That’s not true. Be yourself and some guy is going to not just like you for it, but love you.

Playlist For The Week

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Greetings, lovelies!

I feel like I haven’t shared a music playlist with you in forever!

Personally, I feel like these recent little gems that I’ve found are just pure gold so I decided to share them all with you so you can jam out at your desk today.

Hope you enjoy them!

Until next time,

Chloe

1. Way Down We Go by Kaleo

2. Quick Musical Doodles by Two Feet

3. Easily by Bruno Major

4. DGAF by Noah Slee

5. Be Easy by Mr Sanka

Chrystal

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-What is your name and occupation?

My name is Chrystal Rose and I’m a writer & entrepreneur. I own Rebellia which is a clothing company for athletic women and blog over at Heylittlerebel.com. I’m the author of a memoir and have a children’s book that should be coming out later this year. I’m also a local chapter president for the global women’s business organization, FemCity.

-Why do you think women judge each other so harshly?
Judgement in general is natural when people pop outside of societal norms, but I think there’s a kind of visceral judgment that is different. I think that it comes from a couple of places, but both are internal. First, there’s insecurity. When we feel badly about ourselves we tend to pick apart others. Second, sometimes it’s envy and when we feel envy, we usually feel shame. That shame is then projected onto someone else in a negative way, like disdain.
-What do you think young women need to hear more often?
Believe in yourself. Stop believing other people’s lack of belief in you and put all your energy into self-belief. I see so many women who just don’t have that. They are so scared to try, so scared to fail. But when you believe in yourself, you also trust yourself. You’re not going to let yourself completely crash and burn, and you know what? If you do, then you know that you are strong enough to pick up the pieces. You know you can lose everything and stand back up and come back for more. Self-belief leads to self-awareness, self-trust, self-reliance and a whole lot of resiliency. No one’s doubts (or even their support) should ever be louder than your own belief.

-What do you think is your best quality?

I’m an insanely hard worker and I’m resourceful. I’m also kind. I’m not sure I have a “best” one, because I definitely wouldn’t be me without the sum of all my parts, but I think kindness is important.

-What accomplishment are you most proud of?
One of my last companies, The Indie Chicks, was an online women’s magazine when I came into the fold. One day I had the crazy idea to do a print issue and we just sort of went for it. It was exciting! After our first issue came out I asked myself, “Could we get this in stores?” I had no idea how, I just pitched a few companies and was shocked when we got a couple offers. Though short lived, our magazine had a couple issues distributed nationwide and one even had a small run in Australia. When I’m feeling stuck, I remind myself I did that and that I can do anything, no matter how daunting it may seem.
-What advice would you give your younger self?
Lift weights. Start NOW. Love yourself. START NOW.
-How do you find ways to be happy?
This is a good question because I suffer from depression, anxiety, insomnia and night terrors. My world can be a very, very dark place at times. I do my best to self-manage all that, but I find I am happiest when I’m taking care of myself. When I am eating well, training well, looking in the mirror and appreciating myself. I find a lot of happiness in giving to others. I feel like I’m so fortunate to have escaped the sort of fate someone with a past like mine would normally have. It drives me to help people. Sometimes it only takes a minute or two and it feels good to know that I’m capable of elevating someone else. I’m also very fortunate to have such an amazing husband and partner in life. He adds sunshine to my world and I couldn’t be more grateful to him.
-How do you learn to love yourself more?
 
Gosh for me this was so hard. I think fitness really helped me discover self-love. Not just the physical aspect but getting to transfer all the mental and emotional strength I’ve carried over the years into a barbell. It feels so good. It helped me to accept myself in the moment and that it was okay to have goals and a destination but to really live in the now, rather than where I want to be.

-How do you think other girls could learn to love themselves more?

I recently wrote an article about waiting to love yourself and I opened it with: “We live in a world where people feel like they need to wait to love themselves. Like we have to unlock some achievement, obtain a goal or get a little closer to perfection before we deem ourselves worthy of our own love.”
 
Like, what is that? I hate that this is even a question. We don’t ask ourselves how we can love someone else more. We just do. We just love them. Even if they hurt us deeply, we usually can’t just stop loving them. Why isn’t this true when it comes to ourselves? Why is self-loathing the norm? Why do we have to embark on a multi-year journey and practice self-love when it comes so damn naturally to love someone else?
 
Start putting yourself first. Practice self-care. Live in the moment. Accept where you are right this minute. Have gratitude. Believe you are deserving, at the very least, of your own love.

– Is there anything else you would like to add?
Some of my best friendships have come from women who didn’t like me at first. I never noticed because I’m completely oblivious to that for some reason, but had they gone with their initial snap judgment of me, we wouldn’t have this amazing friendship. People are multi-dimensional. They are more than what you see on social media. They are more than their hobbies, their looks, their religion, their beliefs, their vote. They are more than what meets the eye on the surface. Maybe you aren’t going to end up everyone’s best friend, but I think it’s so important to have compassion for other humans, especially when they lack it themselves. Those are the people who need it the most.
You can visit Chrystal’s blog here http://heylittlerebel.com/

February 1st, 2017: Carmen

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-What is your name and occupation?
Hello! My name is Carmen Galeano and I work alongside my husband in youth ministry and I teach secondary art part-time at an academy. When I’m not doing those jobs I’m a mom of two boys and I run a personal blog 🙂
-Why do you think women judge each other so harshly?
The reasons honestly are endless and sometimes far deeper than most of us even understand. I truly believe that we as women judge harshly, because we in our own way believe our way is best. Dare I say many judgements are out of ignorance rather than intention. 
-What do you think young women need to hear more often?
Develop the skill of being comfortable in your own skin. We all fight so much to be as far from or different than we really are that we convince ourselves of a lie. Or the “friends” we think we have are less than stellar. When you start becoming comfortable with who you are, you’ll find the quality of your life grows tremendously. All areas of it, and the world around you benefits from your self-acceptance and love. 
What do you think is your best quality?
I think my best quality is listening haha. Though I love laughing and creating, I think I’m really good at just being a listening ear. 
-What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I’m most proud of being able to successfully have a VBAC with my second child Titus. Birth is something I had hoped to experience naturally, but was unable to with my first. So being able to plan and have a vaginal birth was incredible.
-What advice would you give your younger self?
Love yourself! Truly love who you are, because it’s great and wonderful. You offer something to this world and don’t forget that.
-How do you find ways to be happy?
As I’ve embraced and respected that I’m an introvert at heart, I make sure to take breaks and have time to myself. I’m most happiest usually after my kids are asleep and I know I took care of them, my mind is able to rest. So I read or write or just mentally relax. 
-How do you learn to love yourself more?
I think it’s a process. It’s a cycle of forgiving yourself and creating your own safe place – that sense of being comfortable in your own skin. Truly loving yourself is knowing yourself: good, bad, and indifferent. 
-How do you think other girls could learn to love themselves more?
I think by surrounding yourself with other women that love themselves. I’m a firm believer of two things: 1. You are what you believe and 2. You can only take someone as far as you’ve been. So if you’re around insecure women they can only take you that far or women that don’t believe in the importance of loving who you are will exemplify that. 
– Is there anything else you would like to add?
Thank you so much for having me!! I really love what you’re doing and can’t wait to see the love and positivity spread from your space! 

Mariah : January 2nd, 2017

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What is your name, age and occupation?
My name is Mariah, I am 18 and I work in retail.

Why do you think women judge each other so harshly?
I feel like somehow everyone is jealous of each other. So people try to find something wrong with the person that they’re judging to make themselves feel higher then that person. In a way society makes it okay for people to judge other people. Especially with girls, we see celebrities being judged every day. So we feel like we’re critics.

What do you think young women need to hear more often?
That it’s okay to be weak and vulnerable sometimes. That ties in with the last question because everyone is judged and it’s okay to show your feelings towards that. I feel like women feel like they have to be strong all the time and not show that something hurts. It’s okay to make mistakes.

What do you think is your best quality?
I think I’m a good listener. I feel like people are comfortable coming to me with their problems, even if I don’t give the best advice, sometimes it’s good for people to just vent. Because for me, I like to tell certain people my problems and I don’t want necessarily want for them to say something back I just have to let it out. And I feel like I’m like that for people like they can just come and talk to me about their problems.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Graduating high school. That makes me seem like a slacker, but throughout my academic year I had tough situations that I went through. When my cousin passed away and when my mom had cancer, I felt like I had to grow up really fast. So in high school I kind of rebelled and felt like it wasn’t as important because I mentally already grew up so fast.

What advice would you give your younger self?
That you don’t have to accomplish everything. Like with me growing up so fast so young. Like it’s okay to have a childhood, to make mistakes. You don’t have to please everyone. A lot of kids feel like they have to grow up super fast because of situations that they’re in. When my mom was sick I felt like I had to grow up and take care of her and I didn’t let anyone else take care of me.

How do you find ways to be happy?
Panda Express. I get happy when I’m around certain, positive people or when I’m in a positive environment. But honestly Panda Express makes me happy.

How do you learn to love yourself more?
I’ve always been super self conscious about my body type because I used to be a pretty chubby kid. If I’m feeling down about myself, I look at old pictures and you can see a huge difference. I’ve lost almost 100 pounds, so it’s nice to see how far I’ve come. When I was little I was obsessed with being skinny but now I see all these plus sized models and it makes me feel better about myself.

How do you think other girls could find ways to love themselves more?
I feel like everyone should find something about themselves that they admire, or that other people admire. It’s always good to compliment girls and boost their self confidence because you never know they could be insecure about certain things that you actually like about them. Every girl should find something they like about themselves whether it’s a physical quality or another quality about themselves. You never know what they could be going through that day, and then just one compliment could make them feel better. More girls need to compliment instead of judging each other.

Meet Priscilla

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My name is Priscilla and I’m fifteen.

What do you want to do when you graduate school?

I want to do studies of management and luxury marketing and have my own brand of cosmetics or work into the world of fashion, makeup, etc.

Why do you think women judge each other so harshly?

I think it’s from nastiness and jealousy. I think everybody must love his neighbor to live in perfect harmony!

What do you think young women need to hear more often?

They need to hear to take advantage of their youth and they should not want to grow up too fast, before their age.

What do you think is your best quality?

I don’t really know, but I think i have a lot of fun and I’m very open-minded.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

I think I’m proud of having great grades on my exams and having met my favorite celebrities.

Who have you met?

French YouTubers and French singers such as Chloe B, Lea, Mademoiselle Gloria, Math, the animator of melty, and Jul D&P.

What advice would you give your younger self?

To be more generous with my friends and family.

How do you find ways to be happy?

Traveling, spending time with your friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, and to care about everything.