17, 07, 2017
It’s summer. For the past, let’s say, 20 years of my life summer equaled stop. I’m used to being a student and used to having my summer free of work and progress. But as an adult, we don’t get the luxury of checking out every summer. We gotta keep moving.
For the past month and a half, I kind of forgot that I was living in adult world. I retreated back to my school days and checked out because it was summer. I still went to work and did my job, but I took a summer vacation from chasing my dreams. Essentially, I wasn’t making any progress toward the things that I love and envision myself doing for the rest of my life. Well here’s the problem with that: if you don’t work on “dreams” they don’t “come true.” I’d hate to look back a year from now and beat myself up about the steps that I could have taken towards my goals during this time.
12, 08, 2016
This past Sunday I celebrated my 25th birthday (yay me!). I celebrated my birthday in a real chill way: date night with bae and some fun with the bestie. As I was reflecting on my 25 years on this Earth I realized that I’m definitely still figuring out life, but I can comfortably say that I’ve grown into myself and learned a lot along the way. So I though it was only right to do the very cliche post on the 25 lessons I’ve learned.
25, 07, 2016
I have a tendency to be really hard on myself. Maybe it’s a woman thing. Maybe it’s a person thing, but I tend to be my worst critics, and I know I’m not the only one out there. Usually, it’s in the spirit of wanting to be better. sometimes our desire for perfection can take a negative turn. And in walks the negative self-talk.
18, 05, 2016
I struggle tremendously with thinking about the future. I know this may sound like a good thing and not a struggle at all, but believe me it is. It’s to the point where, sometimes I’m consumed. So consumed with how to get to the next level or the next thing that I cannot and do not enjoy my current stage. The danger with worrying about the future is that it builds [what I call] irrational fear and prevents me from ever being satisfied with where I am now.
15, 04, 2016
A little over a year ago, fresh from quitting my office job, I decided to take a leap of faith and do something I’ve been wanting to do for a while– start a blog.
I’ve wanted to blog ever since my freshman year of college (about seven years ago), when I was stalking sites like Black Girl with Long Hair and The Feisty House, but I’ve always been afraid. I was afraid to fail at something that I was passionate about and wanted to successfully accomplish. After seven years of thinking about it, starting blogs but being too afraid to continue and working for other people’s blogs, I prayed and realized that it was time to throw caution to the wind. I gave birth to TaniquaRuss.com on April 1, 2015.
04, 01, 2016
Looking at my outfit, you’d think that I am doing the absolute most– and I am. I have on thigh-high boots, a head tie, fur vest, two necklaces and a cowhide purse; not to mention that I’m mixing prints, textures and colors. It’s extra, but I love it! My friend, on the other hand, was not feeling this look.