Your Serve Trip One Year Anniversary

I learned a lot in this past year about running a blog and how to build an audience. It hasn’t all been perfect but every hiccup was a new lesson learned.

I can’t believe that Your Serve Trip has been a part of my life for a year today. It blows my mind. It took me years to finally take the plunge and launch a real deal website and I’m so glad I did.

Blogging is such a crazy thing. I mean, I get to write about whatever I want, whenever I want and anyone can read it? And it can help people too? It’s a dream come true.

You know, the older I get the more I find myself in tune with my spiritual side. Before I started blogging and all through this past year I’ve asked The Universe for a way to be of service to others. And a big part of why I love blogging so much is that I’ve always wanted to help others in anyway that I can, so long as it was something that I love doing. Writing has become such an important part of my life and it’s one of my favorite means of expressions. So they idea that I can use it to help other with issues in their life that they need guidance with is such a gift.

I’m truly grateful to The Universe to be able to use this blog as a platform for awareness, life advice and just fun stuff that I like.

I learned a lot in this past year about running a blog and how to build an audience. It hasn’t all been perfect but every hiccup was a new lesson learned.

This blog means the world to me and in this next year I’m going to do my best to release genuine and helpful content at a consistent rate. I hope you’ll join me.

Thank You

-Valerie-

How To Embrace An Ethical Approach To Fashion

 If you want to embrace ethical fashion here are a few ideas to get you started.

As someone who is striving to reach new levels of accountability for my own actions everyday, I’ve come to a point in my life where I have to look at my relationship with fashion from an ethically conscious frame of mind. In the past I never thought much about where or how my clothing is manufactured. It never seemed like a big deal. That is until I watched The True Cost and learned the truth about the way clothing is manufactured for some of the biggest retail stores in the world.

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When It’s Time To End A Friendship

End A Friendship

Friendships are important. They can be the foundation for how we view ourselves personally and the world around us. This is why it’s so important to make sure that the friendships we create are healthy parts of our lives. So what do you do when you find yourself questioning whether or not you should keep certain people in your life? How do you know when it’s time to end a friendship?

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The Beauty Of Minimalism

 The beauty of minimalism lies not only in ridding your life of material excess but in filling your life with the kind of experiences that feed your soul. Basing your happiness on material possessions will never truly satisfy you, but a life well lived will.

 

 

In a world of convenience it’s easier than ever to buy things that look awesome and are super cheap. But do you ever ask yourself if you really need these things? We’re constantly bombarded with ideas about products that will make your life easier, more exciting, and in general just better. And who doesn’t want better? It’s certainly sounds more ideal than whatever you have now, but at what price?

Do you ever stop to think about why advertising and social media are constantly telling you to buy more stuff? Sure it’s nice to have nice things. But what’s the point if you’re not happy with yourself The truth is having more material possessions does not equal more happiness.

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Why You Should Never Lose Yourself In A Fandom

as much as I love it when people love the living daylights out of the things they love, too much of good thing is bad for you. Fandom should never control your life. It can erase the better parts of you and nobody wants that . Here's why:

We all have something special in our life that brings us insurmountable joy. Something that makes us wake up in the morning and think, mother of pearl I need more of x. No, I’m not talking about drugs, you guys. I’m talking about the things that make us say out and loud, ‘I’m a fan of x” Whatever that is for you, you know what I’m talking about. There are just some things in this world that turn you into a giggling mess of hysterical glee. Or that bring out the seedier parts of your innermost weirdo. It’s all lovely and amazing and I condone all forms of fangirling (regardless of gender).

However, as much as I love it when people love the living daylights out of the things they love, too much of good thing is bad for you. So when do you know it’s too much? Well, personally, I’ve found that it’s when you let the fandom become more important than the actual thing you love. Fandom should never control your life. It can erase the better parts of you and nobody wants that (or should want it) Here’s why:

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