One of my biggest pet peeves is when people who are experiencing good fortune in life claim that they knew exactly how it happened. You’ve met them. They have the perfect job with the perfect boyfriend and the perfect home. They'll boastfully tell you how they did it. They'll tell you how they earned a … Continue reading How I Coped With The Torture Of A 4-Year Long Distance Relationship
Birthday reflections from the newest 33rd year old in town.
I had a ball in my twenties. I was adventure-seeking, fun, and lived by the motto, YOLO. I was always down for a good party. On Fridays evenings, I'd come home from work around 6, take a 3 hour nap, and call a friend 9pm to decide where to go. By 11pm, I'd dressed in … Continue reading When 32 Feels Like The New 62 and Other Ways I Know I’m Getting “Old”
When I was a little girl, the first thing I’d look at each morning was a painting that hung directly across from my bed. It was a painting of a woman and her little girl in a warm and loving embrace. My mom purchased it when she was a teenager, years before she had her … Continue reading To Be A Mom or Not To Be A Mom: That Is The Question
When I hit the publish button for S&T 7 years ago, I had no idea that I'd meet such a charming blogging community, make new friends, and be nominated for TWO blog awards! In December, Pages of Paige nominated me for the Liebster Award. Last month, Drifyness and Talking with Tati both nominated me for the Sunshine … Continue reading OOPS! I Did It Again
No man will ever love or marry you. There is something wrong with you that's why you're STILL single. You're not smart enough or pretty enough. Look at that stomach, you need to lose that gut. You don't dress nice enough. Look at you... a hot mess. You don't deserve to be happy. Your hair … Continue reading My Abuser
It's not every day that I talk about my sex life. I'm a pretty private person. In spite of that, there is one thing that makes me more uncomfortable than sharing what I do in the bedroom.
Before we get into today's post, I wanted to say thank you, S&T Reader, for your continued support of my blog! I have been MIA for the past several weeks, but that hasn't stopped by to check on me, read my posts, and make comments. My sincere apologies. My only excuse is that my life has … Continue reading My Husband Was Not What I Wanted
Kick off your shoes and relax your feet. Read on below to hear from Tiara, the girl behind Damn Girl. Get Your Shit Together.
When you meet me in person, you'll think I'm the most jovial, outgoing person you have ever met. I'm the co-worker who remembers everyone's birthday and insists that we all go out lunch to celebrate. I'm the one at a party who can strike up conversations with strangers. People who don't know us would think … Continue reading My Little Secret
Welcome to S&T's #TBT! This week's post is an official throwback post from 2015. I'm considering whether to re-release old posts on the blog every first Thursday of the month. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section! I remember when I found out that Santa Claus wasn't real. I thought to myself: Now, … Continue reading The Greatest Lie Millennials Believe
This post discusses the second part of my weight loss journey and what I've learned along the way.
Imagine this. You've spent the entire day getting ready for a huge event. Your make-up is perfect. Hair's on-fleek. Outfit's snatched. You feel like a million bucks. You do your Naomi Campbell walk into the event. Strutting your stuff. You stop; grab your phone and take a selfie. You look at the photo to admire … Continue reading I’m Trying To Be Great But My Body Won’t Let Me (Part I)
A couple of weeks ago, I got some amazing news. I learned that I was nominated for the Liebster Award for New Blogs! Special thank you to my buddy, Paige of The Pages of Paige, for her sweet nomination. I am honored to accept this award! So, what's the Liebster Award? I am so glad … Continue reading And The Nominee Goes To S&T!
It’s not by happenstance that the tagline for my blog is “Her journey to self-love.” Falling in love with myself has been of importance to me and through my blog posts, I share what I’ve learned along the way. I’m not the only one on this mission. Millions of women around the globe struggle with … Continue reading The One Flaw That Always Made Me Feel Unpretty
Time management and financial prosperity are partners. When you've mastered the art of effective time management, you're in a better position to achieve financial success. Time is always money. Lately, I've been more intentional in my quest to effective time management. Here are 5 hacks that have helped me increase my productivity.
It is human nature to boast about things we’re proud of. But wives have to remember humility is key. We were once like our single friends struggling with relationships. As great as our lives are now, things may not always be this way. Things can change drastically and we’ll need our dear friends’ support. I don’t want to piss them off to the point where they roll their eyes and hit the ignore button whenever I call. My plan is to remain humble. Hopefully, my marital status does not interfere with my friendships. I hope I continue to be a good friend. And I hope my friends think so too.
The three discussed their plans for our family for the next 45 minutes. Since they were the experts on the topic, I did not interrupt. I smiled, nodded, and laughed when appropriate. They don't know our little secret.
To break the monotony of a day at the office, I often listen to Podcasts. I like podcasts that offer insight on a variety of topics, while still entertaining me in some way. Last week, I discovered How To Fix A Broken Record, a podcast based on a book of the same name. The podcast's … Continue reading On My Playlist: How To Fix A Broken Record Podcast