Lucy’s Pearls Travels: Chicago, IL

I’ve gotten the travel bug and I’m not stopping now. Next on my list of places to visit was Chicago. Although it was a great trip, I didn’t have nearly enough time to explore all the city had to offer.

The Bean Chicago

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Why I Took a Break from Sponsored Posts

Group of Business People Working on an Office Desk

There are many different ways to make money these days. It’s even more amazing how one can make a living by blogging about anything. The business of blogging is a very profitable one. If you have the numbers and the audience, you can more than pay your bills. I only started accepting sponsored opportunities last year; it’s always nice to get a check. But making money blogging is not everything and sometimes, it can do more harm than good.

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Lucy’s Pearls Travels: New Orleans, LA

Times are stressful for everyone, everywhere. The last thing people want to do is focus on the realities of life. We’re all in search of healthy ways to mentally escape the daily grind. Luckily, escapism comes in many forms. Some people play sports, have kids or listen to music as a form of escape, I like to travel.

Although I haven’t be able to travel as of late, it’s still one of my favorite pastimes. So when two of my friends planned a trip to New Orleans (a place that I’ve longed to visit forever), I decided to tag along for the ride.

New Orleans (or NOLA as it is affectionately called), is a charming city. So many of my favorite instagrammers have documented their travels to NOLA and I couldn’t bear a single person going again without me experiencing the sights for myself.

Despite being unbearably hot and humid, I enjoyed my short stay in the beautiful New Orleans.

French Quarter New Orleans

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The Beauty and Blessing of Being Single

The Beauty and Blessing of Being Single

“And if I asked you to name all the things that you love, how long would it take for you to name yourself?” -Unknown

I was hesitant to write a post about relationships (again) because it’s not my favorite thing to discuss, especially not on this space. I pride myself on being transparent so I knew that if I did discuss it, I’d have to tell my truth, despite what someone else might say or how they might feel.

And the truth is, I thought I lost. I was embarrassed by this perceived loss. I didn’t think it had to end but..

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4 Books to Read This Summer

Reading was a form of escapism for me as a child. Escaping from the realities of life. I didn’t have a bad childhood, but my wild imagination made it all the better. I think I’ve always wanted to be somewhere other than where I was at the moment. Reading books allowed me to live vicariously through the characters. Compiling a list of all of my favorite books will come at a later date but for right now, here are four books worth reading this summer.

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Rejection is God’s Protection

Have you ever gotten played so much that you thought maybe you had a problem? Maybe you weren’t funny enough of attractive enough or talented enough. Maybe that’s why time and time again, you’ve received nothing but rejection?

dandelion flower

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How to Stay Sane in This Crazy World

on top of a mountain

So I just finished reading ‘Ruby‘ by Cynthia Bond and damn her for letting me long for more. I won’t lie, this is the first book I can remember reading that I’ve fully understood and felt whatever the characters were feeling. It terrified me, made me sympathize and feel love all at the same time. Bond’s use of imagery was shockingly vivid and much appreciated. Her novel made me realize that life is crazy. People are going through unimaginable things and making through those situations with mere threads of their sanity. Now I understand how much power we have in order to stay sane in this crazy world.

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I’m Not a Player, I Just Blog a Lot

This statement couldn’t be a further exaggeration of the truth. Well, let me clarify. I’m neither player nor extreme blogger.

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How to Write a Thoughtful Thank You Note

When you’re on an arduous journey, it can definitely feel like you’re all alone without anyone to guide you. It’s amazing how many people are willing to help you once you open up and discuss what you’re going through. I’ve been blessed this last year, well many years really, by some beyond amazing people who have come through for me in ways they did not have to. When you’re surrounded my generous spirits, it is your duty to show them how much you appreciate what they’ve done. And maybe you can’t afford to give them the world, but you can absolutely say thank you.

how to say thank you with note cards

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Tell the Story That Lives Inside of You

As the clock struck twelve one month ago, I got on my knees and recited a prayer of gratitude to my God. At first, I didn’t know what to say. I felt like I owed Him a deep and reflective conversation. Over and over again, I emphatically whispered thank you until I felt like He heard me. I slowly opened my eyes and realized, I really just turned 30 years old. I was alive. As tears formed in the corner of my eyes, I got into bed and drifted to sleep.

Macy's top, Forever 21 necklace, Rocksbox ring, Top Shop culottes, Madden Girl shoes

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