Hey there, I’m Samantha and welcome to Lovely Refinement!
What is Lovely Refinement?
I created Lovely Refinement to be a place for women to come and relate, without feeling completely alone in the world. There are so many things externally that make us feel like we aren’t good enough, whether that be our body image, personality, or just because we are women.
Instead of trying to be a completely different person, I created a spot on the internet entirely for YOU, to be completely yourself. What fun is it trying to be like everyone else anyways?
If you feel like you are trying to fit in with everyone else, but reach a point of questioning your values, this place is for you. If you feel like an outsider, this place is for you.
I work with millennials who struggle to fit in, and who struggle to keep organized and on track with everything.
The world we live in today is full of hustling and working hard to be a specific type of person in order to reach our goals. But, it’s so easy to lose track of ourselves when we are so busy with other things.
At Lovely Refinement, you will learn all about how to stay on track with your life, network like a boss as an introvert, and find an awesome work-life balance.
- Have trouble setting goals and sticking to them?
- Have a hard time finding motivation to do things you want to do?
- Have ideas in your head of where you want your life to be but don’t know how to get there?
- Deal with moments of anxiety and/or depression?
Would you rather…
- Have a life that makes you super happy? One that is full of all the things you love and void of all the things you hate?
- Be confident in making decisions about your life, without worrying about what other people think?
- Actually believe in yourself and be whoever you want?
If you answered yes to any or all of these, then you are in the right place!
Let me just tell you right now. Life is hard. It can feel like a roller coaster a lot of the time. But, what you have to remember is you are NOT alone!
I work with women who are trying to find their purpose. Because we constantly have this pressure to have it all figured, all of the time. This is where the anxiety and depression can start to sneak in.
But, that’s pretty crazy if you ask me. Because-little secret-I don’t think we’ll ever have life completely figured out.
You’re probably wondering, who am I?
- I am a native to Denver, Colorado
- I am a huge animal lover. I have a 13 year old malti-poo and 4 month old rottweiler. And two geckos.
- I am a serious introvert. Give me a week and I could preoccupy myself by staying inside my den and reading as many books as I can.
I came up with the idea for Lovely Refinement after listening to a lot of podcasts and reading a lot of blogs that related to the kind of life I wanted. I worked the typical ‘9-5’ job in a pretty isolated position. What got me through was listening to these podcasts, like Reply All and Criminal. I eventually created a blog for myself as an outlet after work.
In a word, I was miserable at the job I was in. I would come home every night and either cry, or flop down on the sofa and numb my mind by watching hours of TV. I didn’t really do much with my life, and created an unhealthy cycle of letting my job take up my whole life. Even when I wasn’t at work, I was thinking about work, and it started to make me really unhappy.
I reached a breaking point in my career when things had just gotten to be too much. I’d wake up in the morning, wishing I could fall back asleep and never wake up again. I fell into a depression so deep, that even after I quit, it took a few weeks to pick myself back up again and feel normal. I developed bad habits of not really doing anything except eating, sleeping and working.
Once I finally started to take control over my life again, I felt like a new person. The colors started to come back into my life, and I stopped dreading waking up in the morning. I started implementing new habits every day and getting rid of my old habits. I pushed myself to create a strong self-care routine that I follow every day now, and I learned how to create an amazing life for myself.
Sometimes, things need to get really bad before they can get better. That’s what I’ve realized with my life. People need to reach a breaking point that forces them into something new, and challenges them. That’s why I decided to become a wellness coach and teach people about how to have complete balance in their life. Work shouldn’t take up our whole lives, and we shouldn’t be consumed by television.
Balance is a beautiful thing, but hard to maintain. We usually tip the scales too far in one direction, but it doesn’t have to be that way. It also doesn’t have to be difficult to achieve balance. All it takes is you wanting it badly enough that you are willing to work at it, daily.
The main thing I like to teach is habit building. And I work with clients who are stuck in old habits, and I work with them weekly to focus on new habits. Because we are creatures of habit! It’s entirely possible to reach your goals and focus on what you really want, and I work on taking the obstacles out of your way so that it becomes easy to hit your goals every day.
I focus on productivity, mindset, and wellness. I work with you to conquer your goals and find time to enjoy your life. We can all be successful and work hard daily, as well as have time to rest and recharge and spend time with our families with full attention.
So, welcome to Lovely Refinement and send me a message about anything! And if there’s something you’d like to see on here that you don’t, please reach out. I am always striving to make Lovely Refinement a great spot to be.