Hey, it’s so nice of you to stop by. I’m Candace — a Caribbean (Trini) girl who lately, has been loving life!

I am on a journey to be my best self, and to live with purpose and meaning. I love the person I am becoming and have never been happier and more at peace in my whole life. This is reflected in the irrepressible smile I wear — hence the name of my blog.

Allow me to paint you a picture of my demeanour — I’m not very talkative, but vibrant and animated. On most days, I have a spring in my step and a slight smile on my face. I laugh a lot and often struggle to keep a straight face, especially in serious moments. I am witty and never miss an opportunity to make a sarcastic joke or funny gesture, just to put a smile on someone else’s face.

I am a realist with big dreams. I studied until I was 27 and landed myself a pretty decent job as an engineer; however, my true passion lies in writing and creativity. I only recently started to follow my passion (thanks to my love Andy) and believe that one day I’ll be a best-selling author.

5 Random Facts About Me:

  • I love to sleep but is a morning person.
  • I’m always joking and making light of situations (I don’t like drama and confrontation).
  • I do not watch TV (maybe twice a year).
  • I drink a cup of green tea every morning because I go bananas with caffeine 🙁 (I drool over the smell of coffee though).
  • I am always up for a challenge and love to try new things.

My Special Love: 

When I met the love of my life, Andy, it took me some time to believe that everything I ever wanted (and so much more) existed in a man. He is, without a doubt, the best person I know — funny, thoughtful, genuine, humble, positive and driven (to name a few). He came into my life at a time when I needed him the most. Simply put, he is the best thing that ever happened to me. He’s the main reason why I am at this wonderful place in my life today. He encourages me to do what I love while becoming the best woman I can be, and has been my biggest supporter from day one. Simply put, he is my best friend who I’m in a beautiful, passionate relationship with.

My Family:

My parents separated when I was 13, and as difficult as it was, I believe it was a blessing in disguise. My pseudo parents are my two sisters (I’m the middle one); we have different personalities but are quite alike in many ways, extremely close, best friends, and certainly keep one another in check.

My Puppy: 

I spend a lot of time with my adorable puppy — Mimi. She’s a white fur ball who is quite hyper and loves to play fetch. She literally follows me around EVERYWHERE, much like my shadow. When she’s not busy doing mischief, she’s distracting me from whatever I’m doing by being cute. She is just a sweet little pup who loves cuddles and my full attention.  

5 Things I Love:

  • The Ocean (my go to place to unwind).
  • A beautiful sky (I love sunsets, sunrise and stars).
  • Kind, honest and humble people (they are so rare).
  • Italian Food (any day, anytime).
  • Chocolate (we have a toxic off and on love affair).

What I Do When I’m Not Working:

At least once a week the introvert in me needs to be alone to refresh and reset — I read, write, garden, sew, cook, meditate, spend hours on YouTube, or just sleep. Other than that, I spend the majority of my free time with Andy — training at the gym, up to some spur of the moment adventure, or escaping reality to a spontaneous mini getaway.

My Favourite Quote:

“Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” — Michelle Obama

My Ultimate Life Goal:

To make a positive impact in the world while doing what I love, with the ones I love.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you stick around 🙂

Keep Smiling – Love, Candace