Boy meets girl Pillow

Recently, I received a pillow from Boy Meets Girl first ever home collection!

My pillow says “Confidence and courage never go out of style”

The collection consists of six beautiful pillows available at Target.

As you can see each pillow has its own powerful statement. I love this because it makes it easy to remember the positive things in life.

The idea behind Boy Meets Girl’s home collection is to bring positivity and confidence to your home.

I decided to bring my pillow to my family home in Knokke-Heist, Belgium. My family comes here all the time and every time I get homesick. The pillow makes me feel better about being far from my California home by reminding me that I can be confident and stylish anywhere.

In addition to building your confidence, every pillow purchased donates a percentage to the National School Climate Center’s BullyBust program to combat intolerance in schools so everyone can feel confident.

What helps build your confidence when you’re far from home? Next fall I’m going to college, so I’d love to hear your tips.

Kateboard’s Skate Date!

For those unfamiliar with the brand Kateboards, they are …

“devoted to the inclusion & progression of female skateboarders of all levels through community, collaboration, and quality products.”

This Thursday, July 25th, at 6:30pm Kateboards will be having a ladies skate date at Swamis Beach.

Skaters of all levels are invited to come meet on the grass in font of the beach then skate with us to Culture for pizza and drinks.

The journey is just under a mile!

Hope to see you there. XO!

For more information on Kateboards check out their website.

July 2019

This month Skate Rising was at the Encinitas YMCA skatepark. Like always we shared lots of love and encouragement.

Photo by Mike Moore

Seventy five girls came together to help build activity kits for kids at Rady Children’s Hospital. They included coloring books, puzzles, crayons, lanyards, and stickers.

This month our guest speaker, California, was extra special because she is a long time member of Skate Rising.

California has Periodic Fever Syndrome and created The Flying Lifeguards to raise awareness.

I hope you have time to check out her site.

I admire California for her go getter attitude and desire to help others like her.

The Wonders of Apricot Oil

Recently I have been using Maple Holistics Apricot Oil. 

As someone who is constantly battling with acne and other skin imperfections this has made a huge impact in my life! 

Over the past couple months I’ve noticed an evening in my skin tone, reduced acne scarring, along with super smooth and soft skin. 

It even strengthens and de-frizzes my hair. Which is a big plus for me considering my hair is extremely long and thick. 

This is one of my junior prom photos where thanks to apricot oil my skin and hair are looking bomb!

Apricot oil is extremely rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, E, omega 6, and fatty acids. This helps nourish your skin in addition to prevent and stop fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. (It’s not just me saying it works – it’s SCIENCE!!!)

In addition to the amazing changes it has made for my skin and hair I love how Maple Holistics produces their products and their standards. 

Maple Holistics uses 96-100% pure and naturally sourced ingredients to promise products that work. 

Their primary goal is to provide a natural, holistic range of premium products which can enhance hygiene, health, and daily living.

Who doesn’t love that?

June 2019

It has felt like a lifetime since I was last at Skate Rising. I took multiple SAT tests, it rained, and I went to Belgium. IT’S BEEN TOO LONG!!!

This month we made journals to write positive affirmantions in! There is nothing more important than loving and supporting yourself.

Welllllll I lied … there is only one thing more important than self love and that’s WAFFLES.

There is not a single person I know who doesn’t like waffles. They make everything better!

To top the party off I was specially requested due to a referal from one of the people I look up to the most, Sway. I got to help his roommates daughter.

It’s the little things in life that matter the most. Like taking time to do what you love, having delicious snacks, and hearing your friends speak highly of you.

Remember to be kind to yourself and others <3

Spring Break in Belgium

This past Spring Break, I was able to visit Belgium. I stayed in Knokke by the North Sea. This was my first time there in the spring. It was much colder, especially windier, than this California girl is used to. However, compare to the showers we’ve been having in San Diego this April, it was dry!

Why tip toe when you can skate through the tulips?

Where did you skate during Spring Break? Hope you share your pictures soon because more girls around the world skate when they see girls having fun skateboarding and we encourage each other.

Have you had fun at the new skatepark in Knokke? If so I’d love to share your stories.

Pump Track in Carmel Valley

This past weekend I had the opportunity to check out the new pump track in Carmel Valley. It’s open to both bikes and skateboards. I found it four wheel friendly. Actually I found it four wheel fun.

The track is near my high school, so I’m looking forward to riding it more. As for the news about the park, I’m saddened to see and hear that it’s mostly negative.

I felt safe at the park. I was there with skaters, bikers, and scooters. It’s a track so if someone ahead of you was to stop abruptly or you were to fall there is risk that you’d be “run” over. However, there’s risk any time you skate, bike, or scoot.

I am confident that any disagreements at the park are the exception not the norm. It’s my sincere hope that the park remain open to all.

Till next time, I hope we all focus on our similarities rather than our differences because when we do there’s room enough for all of us to enjoy life.

Clash at Clairemont 2019

I’m so excited that Clash at Clairemont is happening September 21, 2019.

I’m a huge fan of the event which is a day of fun in support of two of my favorite charities – Grind for Life & Clairemont Skatepark YMCA. Check out my post & video on the event’s history here.

I volunteer during the planning of the event and at the event. I would love if you joined me because this year will be

I haven’t posted in awhile because first I was studying like crazy for the March 9th SAT and then I was depressed over the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal. I’ve given up a lot of my skateboarding and blogging time to study both for school and the SAT. It’s demoralizing and depressing to think my work won’t help with admissions.I’ve found that I can’t blog when I’m depressed, so I’m happy my invitation to Clash came when it did because it snapped me out of my depression.

When you work with Grind for Life, you realize how lucky you are to have your health and have the joy of helping others. My grandmother is in remission for the second time, so I know how important it is for family to be together and receive the best medical treatment possible.

I’m looking forward to blogging about the road to Clash 2019 and the event. I hope you join me!

Belgian Skatergirls

Above the first video from Belgian Skategirls with 83 Lies Apparel – I really love the message they are sharing:

it’s all about: friendship, fun, skateboarding, Learning , motivating, falling, Getting back up

That is absolutely what life should be about. School is forcing me to spend more time off the board, but I’m constantly using the determination I learned on the board to keep going on subjects that I honestly don’t like.

For now let’s just focus on all the fun going on in Belgium – click any of the pictures to follow the girls to their IG.