Hello friends! I'm Kendra Lauren- a model, blogger, and free spirit, living in Orange County, CA. LKL is where I share my adventures as a 20-something, navigating life, style, and everything in between.
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Hey, hey, hey! I’m back from my brief blog hiatus. Truth be told, even when I’m not sharing blog posts, I’m (almost) always up to sharing something on IG, so if we’re not already friends on there – let’s make it official 😉 Now, what did I miss? How has everyone been? I’ve been close to every emotion imaginable over the past month and a half, and in my opinion, part of maturing is realizing: that’s life! And how you manage it is the important part. So, with that, I’ve given myself permission to ‘take what I need’, which on many days has been grace, and encouragement to keep not settling, even when it would be so much easier to.
One of my favorite reads is a book called “God Never Blinks” by Regina Brett; it’s filled with life lessons she has (more than) earned, and each chapter so generously offers wisdom that I can’t help but highlight. Here’s a favorite of mine from a few weeks back: “At all times, you have something good and something bad in your life. No matter how good things are in your life, there is always something bad that needs to be worked on. And no matter how bad things are in your life, there is always something good you can thank God for.” It’s such a simple statement, and I think that makes it all the more brilliant. Sometimes we need to be brought back to the basics to remember the foundations of life on this earth: Bad things will happen! Good things will happen too! Neither are permanent, and we should really learn to live in that in-between: grateful for all that is ‘right’, because it is temporary, and humbled by all that is ‘wrong’, because it’s bound to pass (and make us stronger if we allow it).
So, for you all – a reminder that there is good and bad in everything human. That can be twisted, and dissected, and applied to a million life-situations, but it’s a simple fact that has reminded me that it’s what we do with what happens that makes all the difference.
On that note, let’s talk gratitude 🙂
Week 7: A friend: This goes out to my sweet friend, Bri! Bri and I became close in college, particularly in Merchandise Math, when we were dumbfounded at the fact that our instructor told the class: ‘I don’t answer questions’, and ‘I can’t teach you, only you can teach you.’ LOL. I’m so thankful for the sequence of life events that allowed us to become closer following school, because she is a genuinely great friend. We’ve been to Miami, Puerto Rico, and Dominican Republic together (new countries coming soon!), have shared SO many laughs over margaritas, but also have many real-life conversations. Our friendship feels very well-rounded to me; finding friends I can be my entire self with has always been a challenge for me, but she makes me feel understood, supported, and keeps me in check haha. If I had to describe her in a few words I’d have to go with: hilarious, confident, and understanding. Who’s one friend you’re extra grateful for at this time in your life?
Thanks for stopping by! I promise to have more newness this week 🙂 Have a great Monday!