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My Favorite Social Media

Hey loves!

I truly believe that social media is a powerful tool that can be used to better one’s self. After returning home from the mission trip that I went on at the end of 2017 I learn the true purpose of what it means to be in a community. Immediately after watching a sermon from my church about the natural disasters that rocked parts of the nation I told my mom that I wanted to leave home and help out. I had no idea what I would be getting myself into but I knew I wanted to help out. Similar to me leaving home to help out complete strangers who lost their whole world due to natural occurs. People all around the world are willing to help out. I have experienced first hand the kindness of others in real life, but also on social media. Social media gets a bad rap due to the negativity being louder than positivity sometimes. The platform I have seen and experienced the most random acts of kindness has to be Instagram and that’s why it is my favorite app!

My Favorite Social Media

Through Instagram, I have met some amazing bloggers, influencers, and just plain ole great spirits. I kid you not it goes down in the DMโ€™s. Collaborating with other bloggers and influencers start with a purpose. Followed up by a simple DM with appreciation and value. With the help of complete strangers magic starts to happen and long-lasting communities start to form.

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xoxo,

Asya

As always sharing is caring if you loved this blog post tell me your thoughts in the comment section I would love to interact with you all! If you all want to keep up with me follow me on my social media links down below. If you want to continue to be involved in what is going on with Caution District check down below as well.

Stay refreshed with Caution District by staying up to date on what happens on the pages ๐Ÿ‘‡

Style (updated every fashion post)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

Asya Dishing Out the Issues (updated every time I read a magazine)

I’m starting up a YouTube Page & would love you all supported it!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Stay connected with me ๐Ÿ‘‡

Instagram: http://instagram.com/asyamcdonald/

Bloglovin’:ย https://www.bloglovin.com/@cautiondistrict

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cautiondistrict/

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-Caution to the wind

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Pros & Cons of Blogging

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Blogging has become of apart of my everyday life for years now. I have so much joy putting together a blog post and creating content for Caution District. A lot goes into a producing and creating a blog that is enjoyed by many and that’s profitable. Here are some of the pros and cons of running Caution District.

Pros & Cons of Blogging

Pros

  1. Caution District is a written archive of my life.
  2. I am constantly able to express myself and beliefs.
  3. I am able to connect with people from all over the world
  4. I am able to build a strong community in the blogosphere.
  5. Designing or finding a blog layout that is to my liking.

Cons

  1. Constant updates. Especially since I post every day except Sunday it can get a little overwhelming at times.
  2. Balancing being transparent and honest with not oversharing. Sometimes I feel like I am a little too candid at times.
  3. Spelling errors. I try to double and triple check that my grammar is grammatically correct.

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xoxo,

Asya

As always sharing is caring if you loved this blog post tell me your thoughts in the comment section I would love to interact with you all! If you all want to keep up with me follow me on my social media links down below. If you want to continue to be involved in what is going on with Caution District check down below as well.

Stay refreshed with Caution District by staying up to date on what happens on the pages ๐Ÿ‘‡

Style (updated every fashion post)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

Asya Dishing Out the Issues (updated every time I read a magazine)

I’m starting up a YouTube Page & would love you all supported it!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Stay connected with me ๐Ÿ‘‡

Instagram: http://instagram.com/asyamcdonald/

Bloglovin’:ย https://www.bloglovin.com/@cautiondistrict

Snapchat: asyamcdonald

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/asyamac/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cautiondistrict/

Tumblr:ย http://dangerouslyfierce.tumblr.com/

Youtube:Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald-Caution to the wind

How To Stay Informed (Woke Websites)

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In the day age of “fake news” it can get overwhelming finding places to help you stay updated on what is going on in the world. Check out my favorite sources to stay up to date on pop culture, politics, and current events!

How To Stay Informed (Woke Websites)

Found On Instagram For Uber Quick Updates

  • @abc
  • @cnn
  • @teenvogue

Found On Snapchat Discover Page (Even though Snap is dead!)

Previous Woke Related Blog Post!

xoxo,

Asya

As always sharing is caring if you loved this blog post tell me your thoughts in the comment section I would love to interact with you all! If you all want to keep up with me follow me on my social media links down below. If you want to continue to be involved in what is going on with Caution District check down below as well.

Stay refreshed with Caution District by staying up to date on what happens on the pages ๐Ÿ‘‡

Style (updated every fashion post)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

Asya Dishing Out the Issues (updated every time I read a magazine)

I’m starting up a YouTube Page & would love you all supported it!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Stay connected with me ๐Ÿ‘‡

Instagram: http://instagram.com/asyamcdonald/

Bloglovin’:ย https://www.bloglovin.com/@cautiondistrict

Snapchat: asyamcdonald

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/asyamac/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cautiondistrict/

Tumblr:ย http://dangerouslyfierce.tumblr.com/

Youtube:Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald-Caution to the wind

How To Stay Woke

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This is a topic that is normally not something I talk about on my blog. To be honest I use to think that ignorance is bliss when it came to these hot-button topics in the society like the social justice issues. Now I see that was a veryย naive and singular way of thinking.

Last year I had my lightbulb moment at school when a Black Lives Matter protest was held. This protest was a spur of the moment display of civil disobedience. We plan the protest at the beginning of the school day and held the protest three periods before class ended. It felt amazing to be apart of a movement and not just read about these issue in a textbook or online. In this protest, we all discuss how the Black Lives Matter Movement and police brutality were affecting us in our personal lives and in the community. To give some context the high school I attended was in a middle to an upper-middle-class status. Some of the flack we received for holding this protest was about how the issues don’t affect our community because “issues like police brutality doesn’t happen here”. Which is not true.

How To Stay Woke

  1. Think for yourself. When picking a social issue to support think about why you are supporting the cause. What can you do personally to help your cause get support or attention?
  2. Stay informed. Take a little time to see what is going on outside your community and your safety bubble. Just because it is not happening in your community directly doesn’t mean it is not happening at all.
  3. Learn how to release and notย stay angry. I understand how frustrating it can be to see all the injustice in the world but don’t let the anger control you. Learn how to release the negative energy of injustice and make it productive energy to fuel the cause you are advocating for.

xoxo,

Asya

As always sharing is caring if you loved this blog post tell me your thoughts in the comment section I would love to interact with you all! If you all want to keep up with me follow me on my social media links down below. If you want to continue to be involved in what is going on with Caution District check down below as well.

Stay refreshed with Caution District by staying up to date on what happens on the pages ๐Ÿ‘‡

Style (updated every fashion post)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

Asya Dishing Out the Issues (updated every time I read a magazine)

I’m starting up a YouTube Page & would love you all supported it!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Stay connected with me ๐Ÿ‘‡

Instagram: http://instagram.com/asyamcdonald/

Bloglovin’:ย https://www.bloglovin.com/@cautiondistrict

Snapchat: asyamcdonald

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/asyamac/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cautiondistrict/

Tumblr:ย http://dangerouslyfierce.tumblr.com/

Youtube:Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald

-Caution to the wind

Honesty Hour

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Ignoring your passion is slow suicide. Never ignore what your heart pumps for. Mold your career around your lifestyle not your lifestyle around your career.

–ย Kevin Claiborne

Honest Hour

Let’s be honest that quote is pretty intense but completely accurate. In this day in age, everything is at our fingertips. Anything you want to learn how to do or learn more about is a click away. I believe wholeheartedly in following your passions and aspirations even if it means forsaking job security. Without risks, there are no rewards! You never hear about John Doe who played it safe won big, do you?

It is very romantic in a way flirting with uncertainty because you have to have faith that things will work out. It is better to have tried and stumbled than never tried at all. After the stumble all you have to do is to get and try again. Failure is nothing more than an opportunity for character building.

xoxo,

Asya

As always sharing is caring if you loved this blog post tell me your thoughts in the comment section I would love to interact with you all! If you all want to keep up with me follow me on my social media links down below. If you want to continue to be involved in what is going on with Caution District check down below as well.

Stay refreshed with Caution District by staying up to date on what happens on the pages ๐Ÿ‘‡

Style (updated every fashion post)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

Asya Dishing Out the Issues (updated every time I read a magazine)

I’m starting up a YouTube Page & would love you all supported it!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Stay connected with me ๐Ÿ‘‡

Instagram: http://instagram.com/asyamcdonald/

Bloglovin’:ย https://www.bloglovin.com/@cautiondistrict

Snapchat: asyamcdonald

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/asyamac/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cautiondistrict/

Tumblr:ย http://dangerouslyfierce.tumblr.com/

Youtube:Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald

-Caution to the wind

How to Stay Creative and Motivated

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This past weekend I wrote a post an Asya Alert and Instagram post about the importance of the three Rโ€™s. Relax, refresh, and reconnect. It is very important to have some me time and unplug from the world every day. Whether you do meditation, yoga, go for a jog, or whatever helps you clear your mind and get refreshed. Helping your mind to be clear from all the noise in the world is one of the best ways to be continuously creative.

How to Stay Creative and Motivated

  1. Research post ideas. Pinterest is my go-to place to find fresh and new blog post ideas. Even though sometimes I find the post ideas on Pinterest I was put my own flavor on it.
  2. Write in a journal. When you brain dump in a journal your mind gets freed from ongoing thoughts. After the rain dump process, you can see where your thoughts are headed. Are they positive or negative? Then at that time, you have a choice to make be positive and optimistic or negative and draining.
  3. Be open to new possibilities. Creativity and motivation can literally happen at any time. Watching a video on YouTube may inspire you to change something in your life or even going outside for a short walk. Staying positive and to new experiences, helps cultivates creativity and motivation.
  4. When you have an idea write it down. Our mind races extremely fast because it’s constantly thinking. So if you happen to think of something out of the blue write it down!z

These are some of my go-to tips when I hit a creative block or lack motivation.

xoxo,

Asya

As always sharing is caring if you loved this blog post tell me your thoughts in the comment section I would love to interact with you all! If you all want to keep up with me follow me on my social media links down below. If you want to continue to be involved in what is going on with Caution District check down below as well.

Stay refreshed with Caution District by staying up to date on what happens on the pages ๐Ÿ‘‡

Style (updated every fashion post)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

Asya Dishing Out the Issues (updated every time I read a magazine)

I’m starting up a YouTube Page & would love you all supported it!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Stay connected with me ๐Ÿ‘‡

Instagram: http://instagram.com/asyamcdonald/

Bloglovin’:ย https://www.bloglovin.com/@cautiondistrict

Snapchat: asyamcdonald

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/asyamac/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cautiondistrict/

Tumblr:ย http://dangerouslyfierce.tumblr.com/

Youtube:Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald

-Caution to the wind

The Importance of Self-Care

This is an important topic that needs to be talked about more often! Not many people know the importance of what it is like to care for yourself on a deep level. A level in which you know what you will and wouldn't expect from life or other people.

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Spark Stem

Hey loves!

Where was I Monday?

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All Monday I was at a STEM Event hosted at Ciena. This event was called Spark Stem created by the National Stem Society to get girls rising from eighth grade to twelfth grade interested in careers in STEM. The jobs in the sย field are highly saturated with males. A lot of women want to be in those roles as well. Through the National Stem Society, the young women are shown that they as well as their male counterparts can be powerhouses.

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The kids are learning how to slice a fiber.

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More fiber slicing.

What is STEM?

For those who donโ€™t know STEMย stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematical. STEM, in a nutshell, is all about coming up with a solution to a problem in the world. These STEMย innovators are always in the path of being the first, the most fearless, and the most innovate due to a passion to solve a problem.

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The kids are learning about hardware.

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What is Spark Stem?

Spark Stem is a curriculum created by the National Stem Society to groom the future minds of the youth (especially young women) that anything and everything is possible with hard work, passion, and hunger for change. This was the second year that I have spoke at this event. Recently graduating from high school and interacting with kids still in high school and seeing what their interest are is bananas!

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This was the game I created where I had the kids creating transportation and architecture out of noodles, marshmallows, tape, and string.

img_0959These kids are extremely sharp and well in tune with what it is to be on the cutting edge. During this event, there were many executives, corporations, and individuals that came to introduce what it is like to work in a STEM career in this day in age.

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The machine I am pointing at is a Super Cooler Technologies machine supercooler.

Coca-Cola was one of the speakers at spark stem that introduced us all to this company named Super Cooler Technologies. Super Cooler Technologies is a new frontier for precision refrigeration and beverage supercooling. In simpler terms, this company has created a formula to instant turn beverages into slushies to enhance how beverages are being consumed. Thatโ€™s enough about this company for now because I will have a whole post about them. Along with an interview I was fortunate enough to secure with the co-founder of the company.

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The is a picture with a Coca-Cola Representative standing to the left of me. The co-founder of Super Cooler on the right of me. The Women at Ciena leader in the cheetah print jacket. On the far end is the founder of the National Stem Society and the women who hosted this event. Oh, and she also happens to be my mother.

xoxo,

Asya

As always sharing is caring if you loved this blog post tell me your thoughts in the comment section I would love to interact with you all! If you all want to keep up with me follow me on my social media links down below. If you want to continue to be involved in what is going on with Caution District check down below as well.

Stay refreshed with Caution District by staying up to date on what happens on the pages ๐Ÿ‘‡

Style (updated every fashion post)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

Asya Dishing Out the Issues (updated every time I read a magazine)

Iโ€™m starting up a YouTube Page & would love you all supported it!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Stay connected with me ๐Ÿ‘‡

Instagram: http://instagram.com/asyamcdonald/

Snapchat: asya_mac (post daily ๐Ÿ˜ )

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/asyamac/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cautiondistrict/

Tumblr:ย http://dangerouslyfierce.tumblr.com/

Youtube:Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald

-Caution to the wind

My Blogging Style Evolution

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I have been spilling a lot of history on Caution District these past days. After a well-needed break about a week and a half ago. I told you all on Instagram that I would be putting out content “with a garyvee type hustle”. I have not gone back on that statement and I don’t plan too.ย I have gained quite a lot of follows in the month of January from my various social media. I want to welcome all the new followers to Caution District. I also want to thank you for your support.

In the Beginning…ย 

Starting out my blog my post was simple short and to the point. I would write on my blog and leave WordPress to continue whatever else I was into at the time. I would post blog post whenever I see fit with no schedule. I was very into the solo style when it came to the start of my blog. I didn’t see the point in socializing with other bloggers and reading other blogs. I would write about anything that came to my mind just to get content out there. I kid you not I was looking through my older post like why would I put this out there it has nothing to do with what I’m trying to do on Caution District. I thought that if I put good content out that was all that mattered. Slowly but surely I realized that was not the case at all. Blogging is like school in a sense. If you activate and sociable the more comes your way. More people are willing to help you out and support you because they know who you are and what you represent. I love that about the blogging community, especially on WordPress.

My Blogging Style Evolution

The change of my writing style on Caution District came at the mid close to the end of 2017. Some of my the people following my blog made comments saying they wanted my post to be longer, more about who I am, and more fashion posts. I took the feedback and the next couple of the blog post was longer and I put out more Asya Alerts to updated peopleย on what is to happen on Caution District. I also found my groove. What I mean by “groove” is my writing voice. The first couple of years I don’t think I had a voice of my own because I wasn’t completely comfortable blogging but now I adore it! I am excited for what the future holds. What were some of your challenges in the beginning of blogging?

xoxo,

Asya

As always sharing is caring if you loved this blog post tell me your thoughts in the comment section I would love to interact with you all! If you all want to keep up with me follow me on my social media links down below. If you want to continue to be involved in what is going on with Caution District check down below as well.

Stay refreshed with Caution District by staying up to date on what happens on the pages ๐Ÿ‘‡

Style (updated every fashion post)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

Asya Dishing Out the Issues (updated every time I read a magazine)

I’m starting up a YouTube Page & would love you all supported it!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Stay connected with me ๐Ÿ‘‡

Instagram: http://instagram.com/asyamcdonald/

Snapchat: asya_mac (post daily ๐Ÿ˜ )

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/asyamac/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cautiondistrict/

Tumblr:ย http://dangerouslyfierce.tumblr.com/

Youtube:Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald

-Caution to the wind

How Caution District Got Its Name

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If you have read my first issue of Spotlight than you know a sprinkle of how my blog got its name. Even yesterday more breadcrumbs were sprinkled when I started to describe the style evolution I went through. One of the only reason for my blog was to talk about. Click on the picture down below down to see the previous post if you haven’t read them.

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How Caution District Goes Its Name

As I stated in Spotlight the start of my blog was in 2012. In mid-June, I had a dream which I won’t go into detail about, but let’s just say it was one hell of a dream it. The next day I created my blog. The original name of my blog was Caution Fashion District. The first couple of post was not that bad. I was constant for a couple months until school started back in the fall. I posted on my blog off and on until I stop. I stopped blogging for two years. I started back up in 2014 during the summer. I was with a friend and I was reminiscing about how I used to write a blog. Talking to her that day made me really regretful about not blogging. That every night I went home and rebrand Caution Fashion District into Caution District. I drop the Fashion because I did not want to be confined to a box where I could only talk about fashion. Caution District was a step in the right direction. I adore fashion dearly but that realm is very superficial and I donโ€™t want my blog to have that stigma. As Caution District grew over the years the decision to change the name was a defining moment in what could come of my blog. There you have the story of Caution District. Tell me in comments how did your blog get its name!

xoxo,

Asya

As always sharing is caring if you loved this blog post tell me your thoughts in the comment section I would love to interact with you all! If you all want to keep up with me follow me on my social media links down below. If you want to continue to be involved in what is going on with Caution District check down below as well.

Stay refreshed with Caution District by staying up to date on what happens on the pages ๐Ÿ‘‡

Style (updated every fashion post)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

Asya Dishing Out the Issues (updated every time I read a magazine)

I’m starting up a YouTube Page & would love you all supported it!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Stay connected with me ๐Ÿ‘‡

Instagram: http://instagram.com/asyamcdonald/

Snapchat: asya_mac (post daily ๐Ÿ˜ )

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/asyamac/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cautiondistrict/

Tumblr:ย http://dangerouslyfierce.tumblr.com/

Youtube:Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald

-Caution to the wind