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Hey there! I’m Samantha, the founder of Lovely Refinement.
Lovely Refinement is about helping you build self-confidence, overcoming anxiety, and relieve stress from your life. Some like to call it “refining the process”. If you’re struggling, feel free to reach out! I’m always open to meeting new people and helping out where I can.
Why the name Lovely Refinement?
I came up with the name by realizing that life is all about refining parts of ourselves. We are constantly growing and learning, which means as you strive to be the best version of yourself, you are refining and filtering out parts that don’t fit in.
Some might think refinement is trying to strive for perfection, but that’s not the case. It’s really about being the most authentic you can be and getting rid of those negative thoughts that make you believe you need to change anything about yourself. Lovely Refinement is all about YOU and how you can love yourself and your life every single day.
Whether you struggle with lack of confidence, stress, or social anxiety, Lovely Refinement covers all of these topics in depth. We can work through it together and focus on the things that will make you love who you are, and have the courage to go after things you want in life!
I’ve always been the awkward, quiet one. As a kid, I was abnormally quiet. I grew up as the youngest of 6, extremely introverted and quiet. Like, seriously there have been times where I’ve gone days without talking. (As I’ve grown up, I’ve realized I definitely need people in my life in order to remain sane!).
When I was on the brink of turning 18, the unexpected happened. My mom passed away in a fluke accident, leaving us 6 kids confused and lost. We held on tightly to each other for years afterwards. And it’s something that I will never fully get over.
Losing someone changes you. You instantly see what matters and what doesn’t in this world.
And ever since then, I’ve been working hard at creating a life that is full of purpose and fulfillment. I’ve been refining my own life by getting rid of jobs and relationships, and anything else that doesn’t provide much value. And finding those things that make you realize how amazing and good life can be when you learn to trust yourself.
I’ve been through times when everything seems impossible, and my mind just can’t handle it. But, as I’ve seen the light at the end of the tunnel and overcome struggles, I’ve learned it’s totally possible to overcome and live with anxiety. It’s possible to feel confident with yourself without worrying about what everyone else thinks.
I’ve learned how to overcome my social anxiety and live a great life, and I’m positive you can, too! There are ways to manage anxiety, without resorting to harmful coping mechanisms. Don’t get me wrong, going to the grocery store or driving in traffic still gives me anxiety. I’m not sure it will ever fully go away, but I have learned how to deal with it in a positive way.
Building strength is essential to having a great life. And having confidence in yourself during the tough times in life is one of the best skills you can possibly have.
And just remember, while you read these blogs and hang out at Lovely Refinement, I’m not here to give you fluff advice from a position where I don’t know what I’m talking about. Everything I talk about here is stuff I have personally been through myself, and I want to share how to overcome the struggles so that you can do it too!
I’m so looking forward to hearing your stories and seeing how you grow! Feel free to contact me with any questions, or if there is something you’d love to see on the blog.