You Need to Start Loving Yourself…

Picture: The Trail of Gargoyles, somewhere in the Stanislaus Forest by my dad (this picture shows one of the most genuinely happy smiles)

*TW: this post talks about anxiety and eating disorders. While I’m not going into a lot of detail, I do talk about it. Know that you are going to be okay and I am here to talk if you need anything*

If you’ve been here since the beginning of Get Aloha Spirit (wow thank you), you have been here to witness a lot of growth and a lot of change. One of my goals with creating this site was to create a space where people feel safe enough to explore themselves, learn to love themselves, and be on a path to a better you. 

In the past few days, I’ve done a lot of thinking about how far I have come in terms of my own happiness and confidence. I want to tell you my story, and I want to remind you and let you know that with a bit of time and a lot of love, you too can blossom into an even more incredible human than who you are now.

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My First Year Of College

Picture: My college announcement pictures by my parents 🙂

When I created this document months ago in hopes to sit down and reflect on my college experience as I was going through it, I had no idea the world would shut down and I would be experiencing my first year of college six hours away from my school. I wanted to create this post in hopes to share things I have noticed, done, and learned in the past few months, but now it also acts as a time capsule, capturing such an odd time in the world so others can view it in a few years to see what we went through and how the world has changed. Nonetheless, I still find myself making the most out of the situation and trying to live my best college life as best as I can while following safety guidelines. 

I hope this post allows those of you in college to connect the experiences that we have all shared, allows those of you gearing up for college to learn a thing or two about navigating college life, and allows those of you who finished to look upon what it means to be a college student in 2020 during a pandemic. 

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The Power of Music

Picture: Flying into Germany by Kyla Alexandre 

If you’ve been here a while, you would know that I have a strong love for music. I have linked my previous posts about music, I have my top 20 songs and two other posts on music recommendations. Music is a therapy that I have fallen back on so many times, and today I am going to talk about music as a therapy and why it’s so important. 

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A List of Lists

Picture: Neuschwanstein, Schwangau, Germany by Kyla Alexandre 

I love lists and if you’ve been here awhile you would know that. Lists are useful for literally everything: reminders, todos, goals, inspiration, and so much more. If you caught my last post, I talked about lists in your journaling that allow you to organize your mind. Today, I am going to share a list of things you can make lists of (a list of lists) that will help give you inspiration for certain parts of your life and possibly really cool journal entries (if you are into bullet journaling). 

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My Top 20 Songs

(Picture: I’m going to be honest, I have no clue where this was taken but it was taken by me: Kyla Alexandre)

If you have been here a while, you would know that music is somewhat of a lifeline for me. Nothing gives me more joy than when I can exchange music with people. Music is something so special to a lot of us, and with the craziness of the world right now I am going to share my Top 20 songs of all time (plus a few others because you can never have too much music)

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A Letter to Those With Mental Health Struggles

(Picture: Lima, Peru by Kyla Alexandre)

Dear Friend,

Times are tough, I know. I know these times are especially hard on you. Being left alone with our thoughts with no set and stone routine is a recipe for disaster. There are a few things I want you to know:

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(Picture: Lima, Peru by Kyla Alexandre)

Dear Friend,

Times are tough, I know. I know these times are especially hard on you. Being left alone with our thoughts with no set and stone routine is a recipe for disaster. There are a few things I want you to know:

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The Importance of Not Talking

(Picture: Nördlingen, Germany by Kyla Alexandre)

With all of the focus I have put on myself recently, I have been thinking a lot recently. In this hiatus, I got a really bad cold with laryngitis which meant I could not talk for a few days. For those of you who know me, I talk a lot so this was a difficult yet eye-opening time for me. Not talking forces you to simply observe the world. Sometimes we have to take a step back and see what is going on around us. 

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An Update:

(Picture: Santa Cruz, California by Momma Alexandre)

There are a few things I feel the need to address before we hop back into our regularly scheduled content. I was MIA for a very long time for various reasons. For one, I was in a very negative headspace the last few months and I felt that it would be very hypocritical of me to write content about positivity when I could not even follow my own advice. Secondly, I lost my touch. I was working on fixing myself and dealing with a lot that needed my focus. Lastly, I was not satisfied with the content and the way I was working with the website. I have come up with new ideas for content and what I want to do and I am ready to put my heart and soul back into this.  

For more Get Aloha Spirit, check out our Instagram and feel free to message us at any time! And of course, don’t forget to stay vibin!

The Best Christmas Albums

(Picture: Folsom, California by Kyla Alexandre)

The holiday season is my favorite time of year for many reasons, and one of those reasons comes from my adoration for Christmas music. In order to help you get into the Christmas spirit, I will be sharing my favorite Christmas albums that bring me into my own winter wonderland. Before I hop into my favorites, I want to share my best playlists I have, which are… you guessed it… Christmas playlists. I have two: Jingle Bell Bops and Jingle and Jazz. Enjoy!

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