Yearly Archives

2017

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How to Prep for the New Year before the New Year

  It’s so easy to fall in line with the traditional act of making a “New Year’s’ Resolution” – almost like it’s a trend rather than an intentional act of progress and growth. It is very seldom that most of us stick to our…

December 26, 2017
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Recap: My Successes and Struggles of 2017

I don’t know about you, but whenever the end of the year approaches, it sends me straight into reflection mode; borderline reminiscent. Knowing me, I never checked in on myself throughout the year to see how I was doing so consequently, November and December…

December 1, 2017
success, failure, fear

What You Fear is Success, Not Failure

Fear is one hell of a drug; one hell of a vice. It’s the one thing we hate that is apart of us but we feed and nourish it on a daily basis. Often times we really can’t even articulate what it is that…

September 13, 2017
box braids

True Life: I Want Box Braids but I’m on the Job Market

I finally pressed submit on the application for the first job I’ve applied for while two months shy of graduation. I go back to my daily scroll of looking at protective hairstyles on IG I want to get within the next two weeks because…

March 9, 2017

Why I Chose to Give My Daughter Locs

*Image above is Addyson getting her hair retwisted by her uncle* It’s been two months since my daughter started her loc journey, December 10th to be exact, and it has been a journey for the both of us. This is a process I wanted…

February 14, 2017

5 Ways to Incorporate Reading into Your Busy Schedule

“I wish I could read for leisure more but I am just too busy” –  said all of you. Ok, that’s an overgeneralized statement but I do see and hear that being said from many of you. One of the greatest lies ever told…

January 17, 2017