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My Car Broke Down On The Highway

12:41:00

Outfit Details 
Denim Shirt - Thrifted | Tank Top - H&M | Short - Custom Made | Shoes - Adidas | Bag - Calvin Klein 

A lot has happened since I last wrote a blog post. My car broke down on the highway, twice. I finally booked my flight as well as my airbnb for Los Angeles, yay!  I have started finalizing the apartment/area I plan to live in. In-between all these events, there has been a lot more bad news than good. Although, I am staying positive. The amount of money the dealership is asking to fix my car is so RIDICULOUS I might as well just buy a new car. Through everything I am choosing to keep my cool. This whole “being an adult thing” is the worst. I want to be that 11 year old kid chilling in Malaysia on her way to basketball practice. I miss those days. 

On a happier note, I am getting ready for LA and I can’t wait! This will be my second time visiting but my brother’s first time. We are heading over there to see his girlfriend, Ashley. She has an internship there and is working as well as attending summer classes. It is going to be a very fun trip and of course I’m bringing you guys along. Make sure to follow my Instagram and YouTube to see what we get up to.



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Hello people! Today, on my channel we are talking about some things I have been loving. Everything from fashion to music. I have been obsessing over the artist, Goldlink and it shows in this video. There is a high chance I am going to see him perform live and I can't wait. That might be one of the reasons, I keep gravitating towards his music. Let me know what you have been loving. What music have you been listening to or any beauty products you have been loving?

*ALL ITEMS MENTIONED LINKED IN YOUTUBE INFO BOX*

JORDAN YEAR (Thoughts On Turning 23)

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One of the most amazing athletes of all time (besides Lebron James who is also number 23), Michael Jordan had the number 23. That is why turning 23 is dubbed one’s Jordan Year. Today is my 23rd birthday. I am going to dominate my Jordan Year. It is crazy to think I am that old. In my mind, I am still that awkward and confused child growing up in Lagos, Nigeria. Now, I am living in Atlanta with a career I genuinely enjoy and about to move into my first apartment. That’s crazy! If little Feyi can see me now she would be so proud but a little weirded out that I now like wearing heels (I made a promise to myself that I will hate heels forever I thought heels were pointless since I’m already tall… wow I was such the tomboy).

There are so many goals I set for myself. It is surreal when your dreams start becoming a reality. I have some big plans in store and they are so big that it frightens me. I am not going to share them yet. I am the kind of person that prefers to put in the work then let the results speak for itself. Although, I can talk about projects that I have already done and will continue to do. I started a new series on my YouTube channel called 'Career Journals'. I am so overwhelmed with the amount of love my first episode received. I have been Apartment hunting and I found an amazing Two bedroom that is within my budget. I am still going to keep looking because I am always in the mindset that there could be something better.

Another thing, I am very proud of is my relationship with my family and how we are dealing with the loss of my Dad. I am not good with dealing with my negative emotions. When I get mad or sad I distract myself or hide away from others. Thanks to my amazing Mum and Brother I am a lot better at voicing my feelings. I miss my Dad every day and moments when I forget to think about him I get mad at myself. Situations and events that led to my Dad’s death is something I don’t think I will ever be able to publicly talk (or write) about. Although, I am getting better at telling those close to me how I feel. I have an article in my drafts called, “An open letter to my Dad”. I can never bring myself to finish it and the idea of publishing it terrifies me. Dad, I miss you every day and days like this I wish you could be here.

One thing I know for sure is my family has my back, whether it’s my brother forcing me to get out of bed to do something fun or my cousin, Junior cracking the cheesiest jokes to make me feel better or my long Facetime sessions with my mum when I know she should be sleeping (she lives in Nigeria and there is a 6 hour time difference). My twenties have been made a lot more bearable thanks to my amazing family and friends. God, I am so grateful. As I am writing this I am in the Airport on my way to Florida for my first business trip. I could pinch myself. I always wanted a career that I could travel and be creative. I’m glad my new job is giving me that opportunity.

Overall, 22 has been a year of many changes, I graduated, moved back to Atlanta, flew to Nigeria for my Dad’s funeral, got a new job, apartment hunting and so much more. Now, I am ready for my Jordan year. I am ready to dribble this ball called life and make all the shots I take (Did you see what I did there? Basketball references teehee). I am ready for my Jordan year and plan to give it my all and make some amazing memories along the way!


ATLANTA TRAVEL DAIRY | BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

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There are a those moments in life, when you are very confused as to how you got where you are. When visiting BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Atlanta I was in total disbelief. When I envision visiting somewhere this stunning, I always assumed I will have to travel far and spend a ton of money. There is nothing more magical than exploring and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Atlanta to me is one of Atlanta’s hidden treasures. My friend, Odera and I took a trip to BAPS this past weekend. This was one of the most beautiful architectural structures I have ever seen in my life. I have lived in Georgia and around the Atlanta area for a long time. Although, thanks to Odera this was my first time ever hearing of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. I truly think it is one of the hidden treasures of Atlanta. Not a lot of people know about this place. It was amazing to see and appreciate a part of Hindu culture. I can't get over how beautiful this temple looked! 

Quick History About BAPS:
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was inaugurated in August of 2007 after only 17 months of construction time utilizing 1.3 Million volunteer hours. The Mandir is comprised of 3 types of stone (Turkish Limestone, Italian marble, and Indian pink sandstone). More than 34,000 individual pieces were carved by hand in India, shipped to the USA and assembled in Lilburn like a giant 3-D puzzle.àsource 

Visiting Hours: Monday - Sunday (everyday), times may vary, for more info àhere 

Admission Cost: Free 
*that’s right I was just has shocked as you. It is completely free to enter. When you go, you will drive up to the gate and give the attendant your first and last name then he or she will let you in.

Dress Code: There is no strict dress code although I will advice dressing a little more modestly. I did see other tourists and non-Hindi wearing shorts and tank tops although out of respect I wanted to dress in relation to what the temple-goers were wearing. Women mostly wore long shirts, saris, scarfs, loose trousers and tunics. While men wore long tunics and loose trousers.

Random Tip: If you are going during the spring or summer bring a face towel or paper towels because if you are anything like me, you will be sweating buckets.

My Experience: Everyone was very friendly and most people would say hello or smile when you walk past them. It was also very easy to take pictures because of how huge the Mandir is. Although, there are some restricted places that photography and filming is not allowed but you can still look and appreciate. I am definitely going to visit again as well as bring along my family and friends.

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