In 2010, I was on top of the world. New job, a new luxury apartment downtown, brand new car, the attention and admiration of my inner and outer circle. I just celebrated my 25th birthday on a beautiful beach. After 4 years of college and 2 years of graduate school, I finally graduated from student-dom… Continue reading When It All Falls Down
Hi, S&T! Remember me?? It's been 6 months since my last post. Apologies for going radio silence on you. I have so many new ideas for posts, but I just couldn't come back after ghosting you and say, TA-DA New Post! without at least explaining where the heck I've been in the past 196 days.… Continue reading Where The Heck Have You Been?!
Birthday reflections from the newest 33rd year old in town.
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
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
As I get older, it is becoming more clear to me, that I am not superwoman. I've always prided myself on my ability to juggle multiple activities at once and still keep my ducks lined in a row. What I never realized is that when you're a jack (or jill) of many trades, it's hard to do one thing well. I am not an exception.
Hey S&T! I'm a newlywed! My wedding was in August. Ceremony and reception were both beautiful. The best part is that I married the man of my dreams. My wedding vows are written below: You are my favorite person. Kind-hearted, brilliant and driven. Considerate and encouraging. Wise and positive. You have changed me. You've changed… Continue reading My Wedding Vows
I've always loved the art of storytelling. But, I never thought that story-telling could make the large impact on the world that I've always desired to make. Perhaps, this is the reason why I never took it as seriously as my career in healthcare. Because healthcare is more noble than storytelling, right? Wrong. As Viola… Continue reading The Power of a Good Story
Every morning when I was in elementary school, I would wake up and complete my routine: wake up, read Bible, pray, bathe, brush teeth, get dressed, and eat breakfast. After breakfast, however, I would make my way back to my bedroom and write my schedule for the day on my dry erase board. The board would look… Continue reading The Doctor Orders For A Successful Career
I grew up in the Greater Atlanta area, in a city 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta called Marietta. My house is located right off Sandy Plains Rd. My family and I moved to that home in 1992. Back then, Sandy Plains was two lane street. It was a stark contrast from what it is… Continue reading Where My Fondest Memories Were Created
The radio can be a bully. How many times has a song played on the radio and you didn't like, so you flipped to the next station that was playing the same song? No matter what station you found yourself listening to, the song was always on the radio. It was as if the radio is trying to tell you, "I don't care what you do, but you are going to like this song. I am going to force you to like this song." This is precisely what happened between me and my local radio stations. But, a positive outcome occurred. I began to appreciate the words from the seemingly ubiquitous pop song, "Love Myself" by Hailee Steinfield. The song so closely reflects the message of this blog that I couldn't resist posting.
When the time comes for you to make a change, you will become so uncomfortable. You'll have no other choice but to change.
Country music served as the background soundtrack to a time in my life when I didn't have to worry about anything. So, today, I'd like to welcome Friday by sharing my all-time favorite Country Music songs with you.
On my free time, I've been reading articles on financial management, stories about billionaires, and other miscellaneous articles on attaining wealth. The tips I've obtained from such sources have been so simple; you'd think that everyone should know this, but apparently, they don't. If they did, I suppose everyone would be wealthy. Here are some tips on obtaining financial wealth.
As I grow older and become more confident in my decisions, I realize how much I used to share with friends and relatives in order for them to validate me. I also realize how precarious of a position this is, for no one on this earth will understand you better than you. Looking to people for approval for who you are and what you're doing makes them into a god. And, ain't no one on this earth is worthy of that title.
Yesterday, I did something I have never done before: I left my smartphone at home for the first time since I purchased it in May. But a day without my phone was delightful and help me accomplish the following things.
My grandmother died last December and while my family and I knew her death was inevitable due to illness, the fact that she was gone hit harder than we could have imagined. She was the matriarch of the family, had a good sense of humor, a classic style of dress, and a sassiness very few could… Continue reading The Gift Of Tragedy
I know, I know. I've skipped posts and as the months of 2014 unfold, my posts are becoming more and more sporadic. I apologize for my lack of consistency. Life offline has a way of interfering with one's ability to blog the way she once did. Things are changing. I'm changing. And anything that comes… Continue reading The Reason I Don’t Blog Anymore
Regardless of whether you've ever compared yourself to me or not, the truth is that life has been no picnic for me in the last few years. I've endured some experiences that were so humiliating; I couldn't even gather the courage to post them on my blog anonymously.