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“i’m made from pure perfection”

“i’m made from pure perfection”

In the spirit of falling in love with myself, I thought I’d share this song lyric from Ledisi’s “Higher Than This”. In it, she sings of the love of God and this love is behind the creation of mankind. She also sings about self love Read on…

5 things i learned as a bill collector

5 things i learned as a bill collector

Growing up, I can distinctly remember my mother teaching me and my sisters about the importance of saving money. Like most children, money burned a hole in my pocket. Sure, I could brag that I opened my first savings account before I was 10, but Read on…

“confidently lost”

“confidently lost”

Sometimes I could swear that Sabrina knew my story and was writing this specifically for me. I’ve added it to my “Me, Myself and I” playlist on Spotify, and get my daily dosage while I take a walk on my lunch break. Being a 25 Read on…

3 simple ways to invest in yourself

3 simple ways to invest in yourself

Before I landed my dream job as a Therapeutic Preschool Teacher, I held a number of differing occupations. Each taught me something valuable about life situations, social interactions and everything in between. Of all the jobs I’ve held, one in particular gave me a whole Read on…

my top 5 mental health goals for 2020

my top 5 mental health goals for 2020

Before I realized it was a trend, I had picked a few words that would describe how my 2020 would be. While most people stick to New Year’s Resolutions, I instead decided to choose a few words to try to live by and implement them Read on…

gotta love that afro hairdo

gotta love that afro hairdo

I’ve had an afro for only about 5 years now. Before having a mass of curls atop my head, I used to have straight, stringy, lifeless hair. My mother gave me my first chemical relaxer when I was about 2 years old. Of course nobody Read on…

growing up married

growing up married

When I was 7 years old, I knew exactly how my wedding was going to look. It was going to be a beach theme, since I was born near the beach and consider it (and the arms of my future husband) as my earthly home. Read on…

i took myself on a date

i took myself on a date

As a 24-year old single woman with no kids or serious love interests, I’ve been on this life-long quest to learn how to cope with my *ahem* loneliness. At times, I feel like such a failure in my single-hood as I scroll through social media Read on…

starting seeds

starting seeds

I have been a fan of herbal teas nearly all my life. A part of me realizes that this is thanks to my mother’s slight obsession with Jane Austen films and the other half of me believes it has to do with my fondness for Read on…

what having acrylic nails taught me

what having acrylic nails taught me

There are a number of reasons as to why I haven’t been writing regularly, but one of the most recent excuses is my new acrylic nails… Not too long ago one of my younger cousins came down for a visit before she had to go Read on…

strong black woman

strong black woman

I feel as though there’s this common ideology passed through generations of black females that tells of the strength, dignity, and perseverance in the midst of chaos and adversity that is buried in each of us and is unleashed just when we need it most. Read on…

“Little Tikes Didn’t Make Me”

“Little Tikes Didn’t Make Me”

First off, I’m going to be totally honest: I didn’t make that line up. That came from a poem written by an old friend in high school. But it hits you kinda hard, doesn’t it? Recently I’ve had to come to the conclusion that I Read on…