Kimberly Cruz-Lopez

Kimmink means Kimberly in ink. This site is to share my thoughts. Writing has always been my passion and I hope my words will inspire others.

I’m tired…

Ever heard the phrase, “Never take on more than you can handle?” Well, it wasn’t a suggestion to me, it was a challenge. Since before I can remember I was always busy, busy, busy. I always had something to prove and because of that my life was a balancing act. From my performance in school to pleasing my family, anything and everything. I had to do it all. I had to do it perfectly. One of the newest additions to my balancing act was becoming a mother. Parenthood in itself is a challenge. “I can do it. I have to do it.” But after lifetime of constant challenges and now the journey of motherhood I realized that I cannot do it all. I find myself struggling with stability within myself. I am tired. I’m tired of always having something to prove. I’m tired of balancing things that mean absolutely nothing to me. I’m tired.

What’s the reason for this little rant? We all have things in our lives that we do even when we really don’t want too. So STOP! Stop wasting another second doing things that are only draining you. You may think you can do it because you “need” to do it but the truth is YOU DONT. Stop. Otherwise you will find yourself beyond exhusted, if you haven’t already. Time is too short to be wasted. Do what you love. That’s not a suggestion. It’s a challenge!

Trials and Tribulations

Sometimes the struggles you are enduring feel like they will break you. Sometimes the battles you are fighting seem like they will never end. Sometimes the laughter is overcome by the heartache.

Don’t dwell on the hardships because trials and tribulations come to strengthen you. They are meant to teach you. It may hurt but it won’t hurt forever. You may be crying but the tears will eventually stop. It may feel like its impossible but solutions are awaiting you. The moment you’re ready to quit is usually the moment right before a miracle happens. 

YOU CAN AND WILL GET THROUGH THIS! 

Satisfaction

Too often we find ourselves not satisfied. Why is that? Are we too busy desiring things we don’t have instead of cherishing what we do? Are we allowing so many negative thoughts to fill our minds that we don’t have any room for positive ones? Are we setting goals to please others or to please ourselves?

By definition satisfaction is the “fulfillment of one’s wishes, expectations, or needs, or the pleasure derived from this.” What are your wishes? What are your expectations? What are your needs?

Embrace who you are. Enjoy all the things that have been given to you. Learn to make the most out of everything! Satisfaction lies in the effort. What are your endeavours? There is where you will find happiness.

A Happy Life…
is to live with purpose
to say courageous things
to celebrate the simple gifts
to follow your dreams

Elijah announcing our engagement ♥
Motivational Monday!

Motivational Monday!

The love of God never fails. Believe.

(Source: gerandovidas-rj, via gbrunot)

What is true intimacy?

Surround Yourself with People Who…

Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh. People who help you when you’re in need. People who would never take advantage of you. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.

          FASHION FRIDAY
The inspiration for my attire was the infamous Kim Kardashian. Black on black on black with just a touch of color is such a sexy look! I also made a few changes to this look; instead of open toe shoes I wore closed and I chose a bigger necklace in a different color. 
Steal this style for cheap? I’m wearing a black camisole from Charlotte Russe, a black blazer from H&M, Kardashian Kollection leggings, black suede pumps from ShoeDazzle and jewelry from Lalia Rowe. Entire ensemble for less than $100. 

A Message to ALL Young Mothers

"Being a younger mom means, we met a little early, but I’ll get to love you a little longer. People said my life would end having a baby, but it has just begun. You didn’t take away from my future, you gave me a NEW one." - Unknown 

Embrace the new journey you are about to embark on. Hold your child and let them know you love them

Happy Valentines Day

Valentines day isn’t just about chocolates/gifts from your significant other. It’s about showing the special people in your life just how much they mean to you, including family and friends! Take the time to let someone know you love them! xo