C H R I S 🌞 S O L @secretsofsunshine avatarC H R I S 🌞 S O L

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it’s time to stop & smell the flowers 💐 it has been a whirlwind the past few weeks, with travels, networking, events, work, attempting to maintain a social life and still getting some down time, my body finally said TIME FOR A BREAK GF. ..
today, I woke up so sick ☹️ and was forced to take a break. At first I was annoyed. Mad I had to stop everything and take care of myself. But then, I realized how much I still have to be grateful for. I have the means to see a doctor and receive (almost) immediate care, I have an understanding boss that doesn’t make me feel bad about being sick, I have the bestest of friends that take care of me & watch movies. I have a family who cares and checks in on me, I have my media family that showers me with recommendations and love, & most importantly, I have been forced to focus on myself for the next 48 hours. ..
So although this Monday hasn’t gone as I’d planned... I still have a lot to smile about. What are you grateful for today? ☀️

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sipped & flamingled with some of California’s finest media mavens 😍 there was a braid station, photo booth, various photo ops, a donut wall, games, raffles and of course the opportunity to meet and connect with other social butterflies in the social media world. 🙌🏼 here’s a huge shout out to @cabepartners for throwing an amazing summer event ☀️ can’t wait for the next one!!

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slice 🍕slice 🍕baby 💃🏼 ...
Did you know that I am a HUGE FAN of food puns? 🤷🏼‍♀️ the funny nonsense and play on words gets me every 👏🏼 single 👏🏼 time 👏🏼 make my day and drop a food pun in my comment section ?! This girl needs a good laugh 😂

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it’s time to get down && dirty. 👊🏼usually I’m all about positivity and sunshine, but today I wanted to shed some light on a topic that I believe needs more attention. That is #narcissisticabuse . ..
I was raised by a narcissistic father & until I set up boundaries and, was then forced to leave my home due to those healthy walls, I didn’t realize just how much his narcissism effected how I saw myself and how I perceived the world. There were A LOT of lies I believed about myself and about other people & the feeling of never being good enough was alive and well. Today, I listened to the @stuffmomnevertoldyou podcast (after a friend recommended it to me) and was shocked, even brought to tears, with how much I resonated with what they were saying. I’ve never met anyone else, outside of my family, who could explain these experiences mirroring my own. ..
I decided today I was going to share a little bit of my own experience and give others a resource (aka the podcast) that could 1. Help them identify signs of a narcissistic parent 2. Provide some relief to victims, allowing them to see they are not alone & that they matter ; and 3. Comfort survivors and reinforce the positive decisions they have made to remove their narcissistic parents from their life. ..
So if you got this far, thanks for reading it 🙈 and spending the time to get to know me a little more & learning more about a topic that needs more attention. If you check out the podcast, let me know!! I’ve also tagged some Instagram accounts that could provide some support or online communities for those seeking 💛 much love, C

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Doing a little happy dance because I LOVE the start of a new week & more importantly, im SO PROUD of my mom for officially becoming a San 👏🏼Diego 👏🏼home 👏🏼owner 👏🏼 if there’s one thing I have learned from my mom, it how to be resilient, defy the odds, and go after every dream. (I guess that’s more than one thing.. 😂) ..
What’s making you do a happy dance today? 💃🏼

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There are 5 types of people you want to surround yourself with: the inspired, the passionate, the motivated, the grateful and the open minded 🙌🏼✨ lucky for me, @cabepartners has enabled me to surround myself with SO MANY incredible women that are all these things & more. ..
This picture was taken at the first ever meet up for #californiabloggers and it’s still one of my favorite memories, all of us laughing, taking photos and getting to know or another 💕 i am SO EXCITED for next weekend’s #letsflamingle event hosted by @cabepartners !! Can’t wait to see all my ladies and meet new friends!! Who will I see there?!

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Happy Friday ☀️ What’s something you’re looking forward to this weekend ?! ..
This picture was taken exactly one week ago when i was galavanting around paradise with @wildflowertours , this week the hustle is REEEEAAALLLL as i am work, work, working to build my vacay fund back up. 🙌🏼🌴✈️🌎

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Surround yourself with people who feel like sunshine ☀️ I am SO THANKFUL to have found little sunbeams in the California creative community ✨ never in my wildest dreams did I think I would meet such genuine, supportive and passionate women while on my blogging/influencing/ entrepreneurial journey. So here’s to ALL YOU BEAUTIFUL WOMEN for lighting up my life each and every day! Love youuuu 💛 ..
Who’s someone who feels like sunshine in your life?! I’m looking to grow my sunshine squad and find some more positive babes for some motivation and inspiration ✨

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You say you want a revolution;
well, you know...we all want to change the world 🌎 ✨ ..
Now that I’m back from my travels, I’ve had some time to reflect on every aspect of my life, and I say, it’s time for some revolutions 🙌🏼 with only a few months left in 2018, I am determined to make the most of it & implement some serious sh*t that will help me live my best life. ..
The list goes on and on, but to start off this personal revolution, I’ll share five goals Ill be working on the remainder of the year ! ..
1. Create a more organized schedule that will balance out the 9-5, @wildflowertours , exercise and a social life. 📆
2. Stick to a budget that will help me become financially stable and more confident with money. 💸
3. Make more time for MYSELF. That means taking some time out of each week to focus on JUST ME. (This will be probs one of the hardest for me) 🧘🏼‍♀️
4. Get my butt in the kitchen and make more food. I’m not one to cook, like at all, but in order for me to thrive and survive, I need to start. Sooo here we go. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5. Stop being so hard on myself. I have to remember I’m doing the best I can, and that’s all I can expect from myself. I want to do it alll, but sometimes there’s just not enough hours in the day, and that’s okay. So, here’s to patience with myself and the process of life. 💕 ..
Now that I shared some of my goals, I want to know yours!! Is there anything that you’re wanting to change or implement in order to live your best life?? Comment with your goals below so we can support each other!!

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“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams” - Oprah ✨ if I have one piece of advice to give you, it would be to follow your dream. ..
when I decided to chase my entrepreneurial dream by starting a travel company, I had no idea what was in store. I was warned it would be trying & that there would be moments which would bring me to tears and make me doubt myself in every which way. And trust me, those feelings are all too real. But what I want to talk about, is that surreal feeling when you watch your dreams become a reality. That moment when you see that the hard work, the risks taken and the crazy looks you get from others are ALL WORTH IT. The hustle may be slow but steady, but I’m making my dreams come true one day at a time. 🙌🏼 when they said it takes a tribe, it really does. I couldn’t do this alone, there’s just no way... so I infinitely thank each and every one of you, both friends and family, who believe in me when I don’t, who support me in each decision, and of course, and the travelers who trust me to make their traveling dreams come true. ✈️☀️💕🌴 ..
I wrote about the entrepreneurial behind the scene moments of the @wildflowertours Tulum getaway, so for all of you interested on this part of my journey, the link is in my bio! #followthatdream

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oh sweet adventure, please last forever & keep my heart wild too 💛

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There’s something about climbing up an ancient Mayan ruin & looking out at the jungle canopies that makes my heart happy and fuels my soul 💛🌴🙌🏼

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