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 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
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
This post discusses the second part of my weight loss journey and what I've learned along the way.
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.
I have undergone a transformation. I'm like a butterfly that emerged from a cocoon after experiencing some tough challenges. I'm better for it. I'm thankful for the hard times because I'm happy with the woman that it has made me. I'm also grateful for what the tough times forced me to do. Live within my … Continue reading My Life Changed Once I Started Doing These Things
It is only appropriate that I bid farewell to one of my best years ever by updating my blog. It has been a phenomenal year for me. I was unhappy with my life in December 2014 and in February 2015, I decided to make a change. I did what was necessary to make the change I … Continue reading So Hard To Say Goodbye…
That day is finally upon me. The day I turn 3-0. The day I enter a new decade. I can't believe this day is here. Wow. I am getting older. I am maturing. Things that used to be important to me are no longer important. Things that used to not matter as much are becoming … Continue reading Thirty
"Happy Christmas!" I said to my co-worker as he left the office for the holidays. "Merry New Year!" he replied. We both chuckled. Prior to this exchange, we had just discussed reasons why people wish others a happy birthday, a happy thanksgiving, and a Happy 4th of July, but for Christmas, the same people will wish you a Merry … Continue reading On The Reason We Say “Merry” Christmas Instead of “Happy” Christmas
Life sucks. Jobs are lost. Boyfriends break up with you. Unwanted pounds creep up on you. Schools turn you down for admission. Bosses overlook you for promotions. Loan companies do not forget your phone number (no matter how much you try to avoid them). Bills pile up. Friends get married and forget about you. Diseases occur. … Continue reading Why It’s Better That Things Didn’t Work Out
It’s the can’t eat. Can’t sleep. I want you. But can’t have you. You’re no good for me. But I can’t live without you. Can’t sleep without hearing your voice. It’s the – hate you cause we’re not together and miss you terribly when we’re apart. It makes you angry and sad. Happy and mad. … Continue reading Crazy, Stupid Love
My birthday is on Friday and as of July 25th, I will have approached the tail end of my twenties. My initial reaction was to feel sad. Older cousins, friends, and co-workers have always told me, Your 20's are the best decade of your life. Enjoy it! Don't do what I did and get married. … Continue reading All Good Things Must Come To An End…
Nothing made me smile harder today then the walk I made through my alma mater, Spelman College, today. It empowered me; it inspired me; and it encouraged me to pursue my dreams with even more energy and intentionality than before. I love my College. The professors, my classmates, the administrative staff has helped mold me … Continue reading #100HappyDays: Day 1
The only item left on my goal list my senior year in college was to go on a date. All other items on my task list had been checked off and he was my only hope. But I blew it.
“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough”
"I feel like a grown woman, now," I told my girls on my most recent birthday, "Ain't nobody got time for that!"
An indicator of self-respect is one's ability to say "no" when needed. It's only the 16th day of the new year, but it seems as though 2014 will teach me how to say that two-letter word.