Last night I had a panic attack. Now if you ask me how or why I could give you a few assumptions, but no definite reason, because the feeling was so unusual. It started with a tense feeling in my muscles and my body, so intense that it led to me feeling as if I needed to throw up. Which felt very strange because I … Continue reading Last Night I Had A Panic Attack
It’s Friday night, a few rain drops have softly fell, and I am hopping off the bus in New York, New York. Where I am greeted by undergraduate friend, Tanisha, who is currently living and working in NYC on her current traveling nursing assignment. My line sister Kayla is also in the city this weekend and played a huge role in my decision of giving … Continue reading Quick Guide: New York in 48 Hours
I will start off being honest with the fact on how this blog came about. During my morning ritual of rising, heading straight to my curtains and blinds, allowing the little sunshine to shine; I smiled! A random habit that has begun to bring me much joy, on a daily basis! This morning, this particular routine, made me think this thought, “continue to learn yourself, … Continue reading 6 Tips: Learning & Loving [You]
Some days its tough to believe you are valued, significant, and placed here for a specific plan that only you can accomplish! Then some days you’re confident more than ever, trying to remain humble because you can’t deal with your own dopeness! I get it sis! I would like to introduce you to the worthy tote! This tote is one of our unique ways of … Continue reading How to queen with style
7/17 | And for once I feel a year older! 26 will be the year of more action, believing, meditation, and support! I feel like year 25 I began to move up the stair case and understand the importance of physical and mental health, but most importantly cultivating and protecting the personal spiritual walk needed to persevere level after level. 25 was a beginning of … Continue reading Dear 26,
I remember a college professor telling me I could never teach a class, and she actually feared “people like me” would be teaching her grandkids. She drafted this opinion based on my grammar in a few papers and a maybe a presentation or two! I had recently switched from Education major to Child and Family Living. Of course I was like dang, I know I’m … Continue reading How Pain Can Inspire Your Purpose
Festivals, Family, & Friends Dear amazing friends who chose to pump me up this past month, y’all named this blog! From social media DMs, comments, to text messages and calls everyone has hilariously hit me with the EXACT same statement: “I see you out here living your best life”. Okay, at first I was like “really ?”, then it led to “girl I’m trying”, and … Continue reading Living My Best Life
March was filled with some amazing Madness. There was no issue keeping busy! In honor of Women’s History Month I had the pleasure of developing, implementing, and co-facilitating a girls group at our school. I was also invited by Girls Inc. DC to speak to young ladies in their spring break program about Self Esteem and Self Love on behalf of Raise Your Worth! I started Raise Your Worth in 2014 after talks with my father about both of our passions to empower the lives of the populations we were both passionate about, for me youth and women.
Here are a few shots from my workshop at Girls Inc. I have place emphasis on how this group of young ladies amazed me with their dialogue throughout our activities and YOUnique Discussion! Their stories of past experience with self-esteem and their current struggles with reminding themselves to not care what others think allowed them all to have a safe space to realize that they were not in this phase of adolescence alone. Their ability to share how they have became resilient against words and thoughts of others was empowering. We ended the session with self-affirmations. I think it is safe to say we all loved many but they all wanted to take this one reminder home!
Hey guys so it’s been about eight years since I’ve had a new pair of glasses. Let’s just say I’ve never purchased my own pair of glasses. Became an adult, and became cheap or irresponsible! Well I am on a mission to do better this year! I am breaking my habit of getting an eye exam, having my prescription in hand, and then deciding not to purchase glasses because of the price. Yeah, grad school did not offer eye care! I would tell myself that I would come back to order the glasses after saving, and never follow through. I would get busy and forget that I even needed glasses, especially with me being more of a contact wearer.
This past weekend I was able to help celebrate the life of my friend Leslie in Cancun, Mexico. Simply put, life was lived and melanin was popping! We booked through Expedia three weeks before our trip! We decided on the amount we did not mind spending for flight and lodging, and booked through Expedia’s travel packages. I must say the trip exceeded my expectations of what I assumed Cancun would be like and Mexico has captured my little travel heart! Continue reading “Cuties Coasting in Cancun”