Skip to content
Advertisements

Posts from the ‘Learn it from Asya’ Category

Pros & Cons of Blogging

Hey loves!

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.

Another 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 👇

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!

👉 Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald👈

Stay connected with me 👇

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

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

Snapchat: asyamcdonald

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

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

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

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

Advertisements

How Caution District Got Its Name

Hey loves!

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.

Enter a caption

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 don’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 👇

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!

👉 Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald👈

Stay connected with me 👇

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

Snapchat: asya_mac (post daily 😝 )

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

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

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

Youtube:Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald

-Caution to the wind

Get to know: 25 Facts about Asya

Hey loves!

  1. What is your full name? Asya Dashuna Jonna McDonald.
  2. How old are you? I am 19 years old.
  3. What is your Zodiac sign? Capricorn.
  4. What is a quote to live by? As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
  5. What is the last song I listened to? Praying by Kesha.
  6. Turn on’s? Joyful & fun loving people.
  7. Turn off’s? Hateful people.
  8. How many piercings do I have? 7.
  9. What are my favorite movies? Coach Carter, Dazed and Confused, Blended, Lean On Me and The Spongebob Movie.
  10. What are your current favorite songs? For Your Glory by Tasha Cobbs, Versace On The Floor by Bruno Mars, Mi Gente by J Balvin and Cater 2 U by Destiny Child.
  11. What is my favorite holiday? Halloween.
  12. What are your favorite social media? Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Youtube, and Tumblr.
  13. What are 3 things that easily annoy me? Incompetence, Rude People, and Bad Customer Service.
  14. What is your favorite type of food? Mexican food.
  15. Are you loud, outgoing, or shy? All the above but not too loud!
  16. Are you easy to get along with? Yes.
  17. Do you believe in luck and miracles? I believe in miracles but I don’t believe in luck.
  18. Would you go on a trip to outer space or the bottom of the ocean? Space because that is once in a lifetime.
  19. Do you think age matters in a relationship? Yes and no. As long as both individuals are legal it’s fine.
  20. Would you rather live without tv or music? Tv.
  21. Do you like sports? Yes, football in particular.
  22. How tall are you? 5’2.
  23. How long does it take you to get ready? About 30-60 minutes.
  24. What book do you love? The Bible.
  25. What are five ways to win my heart? Humor, Compassion, Adventurous, Creative, and Being Sweet.

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 👇

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!

👉 Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald👈

Stay connected with me 👇

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

Snapchat: asya_mac (post daily 😝 )

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

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

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

Youtube:Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald

-Caution to the wind

Get Fit Now Final Review!

Hey loves!

I originally wasn’t going to write another post about Get Fit Now, but I changed my mind since my views on this gym have changed. My other posts that I have written about this gym on Caution District have been fairly kind and truthful about my whole experience. You all who follow me on this platform know that I am completely transparent in my life, travels, and reviews!  With all that said let’s dive into this disarray that I was mislead into signing up for!

Once I posted my comment on the Get Fit Now Google reviews page I got a call from Lindsay R. at Get Fit Now asking me to delete my comment from the reviews because they didn’t like what I said.

Google & Yelp Original Review of Get Fit Now Gym

I did meet my goal of losing 6 % during the advertised free six-week challenge at Get Fit Now. The challenge turned out to not be free at all since the gym asks for a payment of $500 at the beginning of the program with the guarantee of giving it back to you if you meet your goal of 6 % body fat loss or 25 pounds weight loss. During the six-weeks that I attended Get Fit Now the staff was nice, but the accountability aspect was not there. My mother was my accountability partner during the program. As for the business side of the Get Fit Gym, they need to be taught how to run a true honorable business with communication and not some college ran startup. I feel like Get Fit Now only wants money and nothing else for the clients that attend the gym or the six-week program. It has been a month since I ended the six-week challenge with Get Fit Now and I still have not received my refund. The only thing that I have received was a bunch of calls asking to see if I was still interested in continuing with the gym after I intentionally told them that I would be starting college in January so I don’t want to commit to anything. After getting back from a wonderful holiday vacation I am still dealing with the incompetence of the Get Fit Now staff to process my refund. How long does it take to get a refund? Two weeks is what one of the trainers named Heather told me it would take for my refund at the time of my initial registration “with her” and at my finale weigh-in “with her”. This is definitely “NOT” in my case! I would not recommend this program to anyone anymore. It is not a flexible gym at all and there is no true communication between the gym staff and the clients; only continued advertisement for the gym and what other extra add-ons you can pay for through them. From my experience, I would only recommend going to Lifetime because you get a lot more amenities for a cheaper cost than Get Fit Now or if you are on a budget just sign up for Planet Fitness.

Aftermath of Google & Yelp comment

Once I posted my comment on the Get Fit Now Google & Yelp reviews pages I got a call from Lindsay R. at Get Fit Now gym asking me to delete my comment from the reviews because they didn’t like what I said. I told her that I would not take down my review because not only was it the truth, but it was 100 % accurate in my point of view. Lindsay did, in the end, process my refund on Friday, December 29, 2017 (nearly a month after final weigh-in) from what the owner Emily N. said.

What did I have to do to get my refund back?

Testimony Video

Lost in communication. When I upgraded my iPhone 7 Plus to an iPhone X I didn’t have to video downloaded on my iCloud (bummer). The video was a positive and uplifting video about my experience at Get Fit Now because that was my truth at the time of the shooting of the video.

Facebook Check-In & Google/ Yelp review 

I had to do 18 Facebook Check-Ins on my personal account. The Google/ Yelp review is above.

When did my view change?

My view of Get Fit Now was a somewhat positive outlook until my final weigh- in with them. Heather was the person to do me and mom final weigh-in. I meet my goal of the 6% fat loss and my mom didn’t meet her 25 pounds goal at that point due to her struggle with severe blood cancer treatment but Heather dismissed my mom’s weight loss of 13 pounds out of 25 and only focused on my testimony video of my experience at the gym.  At this point, I was taken back at the dismissal of my mom so I was trying to keep my composure and part ways with Get Fit Now gym on a positive note even though it was turning sour quickly. Heather’s lack of compassion or knowledge to her job best practices was the master key to my review and negative experience at the Get Fit Now gym.

Discussion with Emily N. (The Primary Owner)

It was very interesting talking to Emily N. the primary owner of Get Fit Now. I’ve only talked to her over email about my experience at her gym and the business side of her gym. Every conversation with Emily was straight to the point. I was not cutting any corners about what and how I felt in my six-week stance at Get Fit Now gym.  She asked me three times in total to delete my review of the gym. In turn, she would give both my mom and I a free month at her gym and at the end of the “free” additional month she would want us to write another review of our experience at the gym. I told her like I told Linsday that I would not delete the review from google or yelp. I do not need to explain myself nor do I want anything “free” to change my mind. I am not swayed by money at all. The principle of the matter is that Get Fit Now advertises a “FREE 6 week Get Fit Challenge” on Instagram and Facebook… After your initial visit to the gym, they ask for $500 up front and promises a refund at the end of the challenge which is what I expected but was not the case…

Get Fit Related Post

Get Fit Now! 6 Week Challenge

Get Fit Now! 6 Week Challenge Updated!

Get Fit Now! Last Week

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 👇

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!

👉 Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald👈

Stay connected with me 👇

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

Snapchat: asya_mac (post daily 😝 )

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

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

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

Youtube:Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald

-Caution to the wind

Tunnel Vision

Hey loves!

Life is simple, but we insist on making it complicated!

My second job is 10-6 Monday through Thursday including Saturday. Those hours are the rough estimate some days I have to say later if I’m working with a customer. I have to say I don’t mind it but don’t get me wrong… I get a little frustrated at times, but I feel like it is worth it. Have you ever felt like a certain job or role is the stepping stones to something bigger in life’s plan for you? When I eventually get home I give myself an hour or two to decompress from work after that I jump into my third job. My true passion. My clothing line. I sketch pieces into the late hours of the night and research the best routes for success when venturing into a start up a clothing line.  What is your third job? If you could do anything in the world as a start up what would your start up be?

This is where I leave you…

Ps. Checkout 👇

Leave Comments & Re-blog posts 😊!

Style (updated once a week)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

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

👉 Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald👈

Get social with me here’s my links 👇

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

Snapchat: asya_mac (post daily 😝 )

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

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

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

Youtube:Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald

-Caution to the wind

Hustle

Hey loves!

No f*cking excuses or complaining. Just HUSTLE!

I have been on a strict schedule these past couple days since we have talked. I found myself a second job. I cut my hours at Lucky in order to further myself in another retail job. I kid you not when the scripture says that when you cannot serve two “bosses” (in a sense) because “you will be devoted to one and despise the other” is platinum gospel. Lucky Brand Jeans no longer served me, but instead, I served Lucky Brand Jeans. I was living to work instead of working to living for a company that bought me nothing short of despondent.  In my new retail job, I am learning the background of retail operations. I am learning how to logo shirts and pants, heat-press shirts and pants, back order items and how to size customers in their required clothing. I’m learning the different fabrics that make of clothing and which fabrics are the best fabrics for production.

This is where I leave you…

Ps. Checkout 👇

Leave Comments & Re-blog posts 😊!

Style (updated once a week)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

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

👉 Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald👈

Get social with me here’s my links 👇

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

Snapchat: asya_mac (post daily 😝 )

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

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

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

Youtube:Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald

-Caution to the wind

Preparation

Hey loves!

If you can’t do it with feeling, don’t.

Yesterday, I wrote a little teaser to you guys about life and opportunities. I also wrote a post about my passion. All the post that I have written this week have led up to this very post. The way my life has been going I have had no passion for anything I had been feeling extremely miserable and trapped. Some of you may know that I work as a Sales Associate at Lucky Brand Jeans and that opportunity was the turning me in my life. I was finally old enough to work in retail. I was over the moon about the opportunity being presented to me. I poured basically all my energy into being the best sales associate that I could be until something hit me and I could not stand working for that company anymore. It’s nothing directly against the company itself. I just lost my admiration for fashion working for them. I felt like my wings had been chopped off and I couldn’t express myself anymore. I found myself not being authentic at all I was playing the role of a happy go lucky teen, but inside I was ready to burn my own self at the stake. Busting my ass at Lucky made me realize that I could own my own clothing label. If I could sell over 2000 dollars of clothing in a couple of hours without my heart into what could I do on my own.

This is where I leave you…

Ps. Checkout 👇

Leave Comments & Re-blog posts 😊!

Style (updated once a week)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

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

👉 Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald👈

Get social with me here’s my links 👇

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

Snapchat: asya_mac (post daily 😝 )

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

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

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

Youtube:Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald

-Caution to the wind

Outliers

Hey loves!

Outliers are those who have been given opportunities—and who have had the strength and presence of mind to seize them.

My mind is going a mile a minute right now as I prepare for bed. I have so much that I want to say, but not enough time. Just take a minute and reflect on your life and the opportunities that you have been given. Think about all things you take for for granted and mediate on it. Write it down and save the thought for tomorrow because I gave something I want to share with you all.

This is where I leave you…💋

It wasn't an excuse. It was a fact. He'd had to make his way alone, and no one—not rock stars, not professional athletes, not software billionaires, and not even geniuses — ever makes it alone.

Get To Know Me 10 FACTS

Hey loves!

I have not done any facts about myself in a while. So I thought it would be a cool to tell you guys more about me since I never do lol.

  1. I am 18.
  2. I just graduated high school.
  3. I enjoy fashion and styling outfits.
  4. I am a vegetarian/ vegan. More vegan than vegetarian.
  5. Football is my favorite sport.
  6. I enjoy writing. I like to write about my life experiences and poetry.
  7. I like to journal. I own 4 different journals so I can journal about the bible, my life, youtube planning ideas and poetry.
  8. My favorite fruit is a pineapple.
  9. My favorite veggie at the moment is carrots.
  10. I am an extremely organized person.
  11. *Bonus* I have taken a really fondness into film and film making in these past months!

Ps. Checkout 👇

Leave Comments & Re-blog posts 😊!

Style (updated once a week)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

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

👉 Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald👈

Get social with me here’s my links 👇

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

Snapchat: asya_mac (post daily 😝 )

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

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

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

Youtube:Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald

-Caution to the wind