You made it! Remember – all those things you thought you wouldn’t get through; all the times you felt like giving up? None of that matters now, you made it through to another year. There may have been goals or plans you didn’t get to achieve, but that’s the beauty of starting another year. Mistakes made and lessons learned. Birthdays aren’t for looking back – they’re for lighting … Continue reading The 24th Chapter – Living Fearlessly
Hey Guys! I low-key feel like I should start referring to September as “Solo Travel September”. Funny enough, last September I was in Bonn, Germany and this year my very first time to South America visiting Asunción, Paraguay. Even though both these trips were for work I’m still very appreciative of the opportunity. Otherwise, who knew when I’d ever end up in a city like … Continue reading ATBA Travels |Asuncion, Paraguay
THE STATS Date/Time: Sept 5th, 3:26 p.m. Feeling: Drained Listening To: Beyoncé – Dangerously in Love album Reading: You are a Badass…..Jen Sincero Should be Doing: Work Missing: Him Wishing: I didn’t have to be at work Thinking: About my next protective style Anticipating: My birthday next month GOALS [Last time I did this post – June] Open an account at a Credit Union Identify … Continue reading September Goals + Mantra of the Month
THE STATS Time: 9:54 a.m. Feeling: Hopeful Listening To: Soca music, Touchdown Jamaica 2018 – Dj Puffy Reading: Bad Feminist – Roxanne Gay Should be Doing: Work reports *bleh* Missing: Going to the gym Wishing: I could stop procrastinating so much Thinking: About my plans for the month Anticipating: My vacation! Loving: The fact that it’s soon SUMMER GOALS [Last Month] Complete my immediate tasks for Rotaract Write in my journal, my current … Continue reading Currently I Am | May Goals + Mantra of the Month
Having natural hair in this century may just be the most difficult or annoying thing ever, when it’s really supposed to be the opposite. You’d think with all the new age Black Girl Magic and promotion of Blackness that people around you would be more supportive.
Well I can’t throw everyone under the bus, but it’s almost like the majority still has a problem with black girls being natural. Actually, let me rephrase that – there’s a problem with black girls being natural with a hair texture different from loose bouncy curls. Yup, I think that’s it. Whereas my coworker would get praised for having her hair out in all its curly glory, they’d look on me and ask if I don’t like combing my hair.
I don’t think people realize how much their words can affect a person. I don’t think they think at all. You know the saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” It’s a lie. No matter how tough you think you are words can affect you somehow.
Rule No. 1 – Constantly preaching negativity about one’s hair is not the way to go.
THE STATS Time – 2:34 PM Feeling – Nonchalant? Not sure how to describe my feeling at the current moment Listening To – People in the office Missing – The peace and quiet of being at home; how easy school life was (Enjoy the moment if you’re still there; those problems are nothing compared to the “real world”). Wishing – I was on a yacht … Continue reading February Goals + Mantra of the Month
We all go through things in life, and I think if it’s one thing we always notice is nothing lasts forever. The lows we may feel, or a spontaneous high from something exciting; it’s all temporary.
A Season does not last a lifetime
Not trying to be the bearer of bad news here, but it’s the truth. Let’s talk about the bad first. Try and remember a time where you were scared at the outcome of something; or felt like “this is it” life has no meaning and the worst thing was currently happening to you. Now fast forward to present moment, was it really?
Were all of the things you thought of previously the worst things that could happen in you life? Were there no silver linings? Did they last forever? NO!
It’s all temporary. Continue reading “Seasons are for a Reason”
Hey Guys! So as you know my hair growth recently turned one year a month ago, and as a “celebration” I decided to get it straightened; BIG MISTAKE. When I say straightened I mean blow dried and flat ironed. I began to regret it when I was in the chair but still followed through, thinking what the hell. Well, now I know that I will NEVER … Continue reading Repairing Heat Damage on Type 4 Hair
Hey everyone! Happy Monday and an oh so Happy New Year! We made it! It’s 2018 and I have a mighty good feeling about this one. 2017 wasn’t all that terrible nor was it great; just like any other year it had its ups and downs or more downs than ups. Nonetheless, I remain hopeful to the new year and all the good energy it … Continue reading 2018: Unapologetic + Unstoppable