11, 01, 2017
I know I’m late but Happy New Year! It’s been a while but I’m back.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I spent the last two weeks of 2016 in Liberia. Let me tell you, it was the best!
Though I was born in the US (Hollis, Queens, New York to be exact), both of my parents were born and raised in Liberia. Any first or second generation child will tell you that it’s sort of a rite of passage to go “back home” and visit the country that holds your culture and heritage. It’s been 25 years, but my rite of passage came in December. And it wasn’t just a special moment for me, but for my mother also who hadn’t been home in over 20 years.
06, 12, 2016
I don’t know about you, but as soon as Thanksgiving dinner has settled in my stomach, I’m already playing Christmas music.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
I absolutely love Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday. And what I love most about Christmas is the opportunity to give. While you can (and should) give any time of the year, hearts seem to be more open during the holidays. People intentionally put themselves aside toseek opportunities to give to someone else or give back to their communities; even if it’s just for a moment.
So if you’re doing your holiday shopping and want to share the love and wealth this season, I got you! I’ve gathered a few good will brands that you can shop this Christmas to help yourself and someone else.
18, 11, 2016
It’s not uncommon for me to have an existential crisis on a weekly basis. That’s what we millennials do; we Snapchat and stress about the meaning of our life, our purpose, our goals, the usual. So of course this week couldn’t go by without me doing so.
14, 11, 2016
My friends and I love to hang out in the city. There’s way more to do in Atlanta than in my small town just outside of the city (OTP for you native ATLiens). Plus the view is amazing.
I’ll be honest, of my group of friends, I’m know the least about the best places to hang out. I have a few hot spots that I like, but when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of Atlanta, my friends take the cake. But even with that knowledge, we still have a hard time picking a place to go on the spot. I know you guys have this same experience.
31, 10, 2016
I had to borrow a line from my favorite character from my favorite show for this one!
Earlier this month, I chatted a little bit about my month long break. During that time I had a moment where I just couldn’t deal. I felt like the weight of the world was crashing on me and that my life was moving faster than I could keep up with. I was dropping the ball in every area of my life. A simple task like laundry or cleaning my bathroom became daunting because it was another item on my to-do list; one I knew I would never get to. It wasn’t just about the tasks I had to complete on a daily basis, but the emotional and mental energy that each thing required and people pulling at me all the time.
17, 10, 2016
It’s National Boss Day (or National Boss Appreciation)! I bet you guys had no idea this even existed. I really appreciate my boss and have a great relationship with her, so I keep this day on the radar to send her over a quick ‘thank you’ for everything.
It’s no secret that I want to be an entrepreneur and I know many of us ‘millennials’ do too. So we tend to hate our day job or at least long for the moment we get off so that we can run home and chase the dream. Even if you love your job, it’s easy to see it and your employer as an obstacle to conquer on your way to your own empire. It doesn’t have to be like that. Your job, and your boss, can be a great propeller in helping you reach your dreams.