Monday, April 11, 2016

The Start of a New Era Has Begun

2015 was a year of many changes and challenges for me.  From moving to Miami, traveling for my work, planning a long distance wedding, and then moving back to Tampa, GEEZ! I had very little time to focus on me.  So this year I want to focus on me, myself, and I.  This will be the year that I will pursue my dreams and goals. I spent so much of last year trying to get things done for others and trying to BE other people. I realized that from watching so many other YouTubers and Bloggers I wanted to be like them and was not being true to myself.  I tried so much last year to be sexy, flawless, sultry, that I realized that is not who I am. Yes, I enjoy makeup and find it fun but it wasn’t my passion and I feel that in life you have to find what ignites that fire within you and do it.  Social media can be so mesmerizing sometimes that you forget who you are as a person and what goals you want to achieve. I realized I was losing myself in wanting to be like others because I saw how successful, amazing, “perfect” their lives were and I wanted the same.

It was during the holidays that I did some much needed reflecting on my life. I started to ask myself why am I trying to be someone I’m not? And rather started asking myself what do I see myself doing in the next couple years? What do I want to achieve in my life? Who do I want to be? And it was then that I found myself again. It’s funny how a little reflection can bring you right back to your true self if you actually take the time to do it. I decided that this year I am going to be me… wild, spontaneous, corky, funny, weird or as I like to call it Locastefania. I figured why not show the world my spunky personality and wild adventures through my own words.  And so this LIFE MEET STEPH blog was born or what I like to call a NEW ERA!

I want life to meet me, Stephanie. Not someone who I was trying to be. I want to share with life my favorite foods, makeup, maybe fashion, but most of all travel. I am blessed enough to have a job where I get to travel Latin America and experience so many different cultures that it has ignited in me a fire to want to see the world.  My goal this year is to go on one adventure every month.  Whether it is in the USA or abroad but I want to push myself out of my comfort zone. I want to explore, feel free, and keep finding my true self because lets get real here, you never stop figuring out who you are and what you want in life. I have several destinations planned already and am looking forward to sharing them with you.  Expect many instagram posts of new exciting landscapes, architecture, and of course delicious food of my adventures. Get ready to see the world with me, to appreciate human diversity and culture one country at a time.

I have a vision of what I want to do with my life in the next 3 years with my amazing husband and am blessed to have my friends and family support.  All of this just because I sat down, reflected, and started being me again.  So I encourage you to take the time to reflect on yourself and ask yourself what do I want in life and who do I want to be?  Don’t let social media mesmerize you into being someone you are not or reaching something you don't even want.  You’d be surprised what you may find out about yourself and what you want.  With that being said, I look forward to focusing on ME & Myself & I.  Remember, Dream Big, Explore Life and don’t take it too seriously, you only live once. So like always my lovely people until next time… MUUUAH!

P.S. I'm not the strongest writer, so you may see some mistakes or many, but hey I try! XOXO


  1. I love this! Can't wait to see more :)

  2. This is so thoughtful! I love it! Also, I completely agree with you... being true to yourself in social media is really hard. Actually, I sometimes feel I'm very positive on my blog, FB and Instagram, but that does not necessarily reassembles my daily life. In any case, good luck and keep being unique and authentic! that's what this numb digital world needs. Cheers :)


    1. Thank you Hernan! It's crazy that social media can portray something totally different from our real life. P.S. I wonna visit youuuu! Working on buying a ticket!


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