A Few Short Letters to 2016...

10:34 PM KyannaSimone 0 Comments

Dear 2016,

You're a new kind of stupid...

Just kidding, but let's be real you weren't the best to me, but you taught me a lot, 2016, and for that I thank you. 

I understand that I needed to go through the hardships in order to enjoy the good times and realize that there is more to a year than just "living in it." By this, I mean that I have learned to fall in love all over again, I learned to let go of my fears and let life take me where it will. If I was going to "take chances and make mistakes," I first had to take chances and then make mistakes. Without learning and understanding this concept, I wouldn't have fallen in love, I wouldn't have given myself the chance to be with someone who I feel completes me, I wouldn't understand what it means to have a soulmate and most importantly, I wouldn't have been true to myself. 


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Dear 2016,

You're a new kind of stupid...

Just kidding, but let's be real you weren't the best to me, but you taught me a lot, 2016, and for that I thank you. 

This year you've helped me understand that everyone is only meant to be in your life for a certain amount of time and when that time is up, it's up. There was no use in holding on to dead relationships with family members and friends. There was no use in trying to get people to understand what they mean to you and the impact they have on your life. This year I realized that I needed to drop the negative energy and create positive ones. If I was going to go through this year with the trials and tribulations, I needed the right people by my side going forward, and you taught me to "live and let go."

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Dear 2016,

You're a new kind of stupid...

Just kidding, but let's be real you weren't the best to me, but you taught me a lot, 2016, and for that I thank you. 

Living in the moment was something I struggled to do. I always needed to plan and coordinate and then plan some more. When I realized that the moment was something to live for, I did and it was enjoyable. 2016, you taught me that every adventure doesn't have to be regulated. Every journey doesn't have to be sought out weeks before. Part of the adventure is living in the moment and going for what's in front of you instead of planning for something to be in front of you. My nights have become longer and my conversations have become deeper.

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Dear 2016,

You're a new kind of stupid...

Just kidding, but let's be real you weren't the best to me, but you taught me a lot, 2016, and for that I thank you. 

"Keep your friends closer and your enemies far away." It's usually, "keep your friends close and your enemies closer," but you know what? That's what I took away from this year. I understood that if I wanted to be successful I needed to be around successful people, If I wanted to keep my light shining bright I needed to not be around people that weren't going to help that process. I started to keep these people far away from me. I started to realize that these people loved the drama, loved the suspense and the instability of life. They fed off of that drama to keep them motivated and I just didn't operate that way, because of that they became enemies and I had to let them go. I realized that I needed to stop fighting other people's battles and fight my own. If I was going to conquer this life, I needed to do it my way and not the way of anyone else.

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Dear 2016,

You're a new kind of stupid...

Just kidding, but let's be real you weren't the best to me, but you taught me a lot, 2016, and for that I thank you.   

Family can surprise you in the best and worse way. This year you taught me that it was time to leave the nest and be on my own. By my will or not, it wasn't really up to me, but it was something that had to happen in order for me to grow up and finally take charge of my own life. Sucks that I had to lose an important, key figure in the process, but what needed to be done, needed to be done. Because of this I learned to stand on my own two feet instead of crawling on my knees. Life has currently gotten better, but this past summer it was one of the worst things I've experienced. I had to turn my back on people I've known for my whole life in order to live my OWN life and once I came to terms with that, my life only became easier. The bond was already weak, it just needed to be broken. 

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Dear 2016,

You're a new kind of stupid...

Just kidding, but let's be real you weren't the best to me, but you taught me a lot, 2016, and for that I thank you. 

I. AM. ME. I can only be who I am from this point forward. I can't apologize for the person someone wants me to be. Because I will never be that person and I will never amount to anything in their eyes. I will never be that person because I will always be a failure to them and I refuse to live in that shadow. I will never be that person because I can't and will not allow myself to be controlled.  I will never be that person because I know who I am and I want to live for me and not for the likes of others. If others like me then that's great, but if not then that's okay, because I've learned to live with that fact. I am the person who I want to be by my standards, I have people in my life who support me and don't wish to control me. The friends I have today and the ones who I've known the longest and the ones who want me in their lives for me. The family MEMBER I have in my life loves ME for ME and doesn't want to change who I've become and who I'm becoming. The partner I have in my life is loving me because I. AM. ME. The people I've lost along the way are the ones who don't see me for who I can be. I can only hope to meet new people who will support who I am in that point and who I will be becoming as well. I love me more than ever and that's the most important because 
I. AM. ME. 



Thank You 2016,

Xo. KissTheRunner 






Happy Holidays!

1:29 AM KyannaSimone 0 Comments

Happy Holidays!

Hope everyone is enjoying this time with their family and friends, or even if you're alone this holiday, enjoy that time as well. As the year is winding down to a close this is the perfect time to reflect on the year and its the triumphs as well as the challenges. 

This is the time to think about what your 2017 should look like, what goals do you want to accomplish. The conversations that you're having with yourself now should ultimately set you up for the year and years to come.  

Enjoy the season, enjoy the holidays and prosper in the new year. 

Until Next Time beauties. 

Xo. KissTheRunner

December Goals!

5:26 PM KyannaSimone 0 Comments

It’s the last month of the year and I am so excited because I’ve decided to do a “December goals” post. But why now? Why make goals for the last month of the year? Simply put, I want to set myself up early for success in 2017. I’m not interested in the “new year, new me” slogan. I’m more interested in starting my success in the last month of 2016 and bringing that over into the New Year for more success to come.
All this talk of “December goals” and we actually haven’t discussed what they are going to be, and more importantly, why I chose these specific goals.
Lets get started…
1) Running everyday at least a mile (except weekends):
            Why: I’ve seriously been slacking on running. I mean slacking, there’s no other way to get around it. And if I am trying to run next year as much as I did in 2015, then I need to get myself in order from now.

2) Drinking two bottles of 32oz of water daily:
            Why: I have also been slacking on water and sadly picked up drinking soda every once in awhile. In turn, my body does feel different, a little less moisturized and a lot drier than I remembered, and also, who wants dry skin?

3) Lose 10 pounds:
            Why: I mean who doesn’t want or need to lose 10 pounds, right? Like I said, this is only the beginning to kick-start what my goals are for next year. It’s not hard at all to lose 10 pounds in a month, so why not get started this month?

4) Blog at least six times this month:
            Why: I’ve also been slacking on blogging and connecting with the blogging community. Blogging is something I love doing and a hobby of mine and I just let it fall by the wayside. Blogging six times this month is only going to gear me up and keep me on track for next month and year when I want to increase my traffic to what it once was.

These are all my goals for December, small but attainable. I truly believe goals are a great way to keep a person on track and can be used as a gentle reminder if you ever forget what it is you’re trying to achieve. Next year I will set even more challenging goals as well as keeping in mind what I am trying to accomplish for 2017.
Until next time beauties.

Xo. KissTheRunner