30, 08, 2017

Is Graduate School Worth It? | 2 Degree Shawty Episode 1

I haven’t really shared much of my graduate school journey with you all on the blog. To be honest, I haven’t talked about it at all. Some of you are probably like “What? You’re in school? Since when?!”

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04, 08, 2017

Local Adventures: Chasing Waterfalls with prAna

I’m not an outdoorsy girl by any means. Consider me the sit at home and binge watch shows on Netflix or get dressed up and go to dinner with my friends kind of girl. Every so often though, I like to challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone and do something different.

A few months ago while I was perusing on Pinterest, trying to find some local spots that would be a decent backdrop for some pictures, I stumbled upon a beautiful waterfall that I HAD to visit. Outside or no outside, there are just some parts of God’s creation that you gotta see.

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17, 07, 2017

6 Quotes to Inspire You to Keep Chasing Your Dreams

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.

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23, 06, 2017

A Weekend In Pittsburgh

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of serving as an ambassador for the Hustle HER Way Summit in Pittsburgh. It was my first time ever visiting the city so I decided to make it a road trip with my girl’s. I even tried my hand at vlogging so that I could give you all a better look at the weekend.

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02, 06, 2017

Confidence | What The Heck Is It & How Do You Get It?

This post is sponsored by Tees in the Trap in collaboration with Slay Culture University. All opinions are mine.

A few months ago I was talking to a friend about self-esteem.  So, I tried to offer some advice (unsolicited of course, y’all pray for me). But as I started to share tips I realized, I don’t even know where to start. Like, how does one become confident? What is it even? Is there a class you can take for that?

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19, 04, 2017

5 Reasons Why You (ok I) Suck & How to Fix It

Lately, I ‘ve been feeling like I am failing in all areas of my life. For example, failing to turn in assignments on time, failing to hit deadlines at work, failing to spend time with my friends and family, failing on commitments I’ve made. Just dropping the ball everywhere. I started to recite my routine existential crisis rant to myself. You know, the one that complains about being overwhelmed and needing a break because I’m a millennial, blah, blah blah. Mid-rant I realized that I’m the reason that I’m not doing so well. I’d like to blame it on other things, but sometimes the truth of the matter is that we just suck. And that’s okay because the first step of recovering from anything is acknowledging that I have a problem. This post is really dedicated to me and my life right now; but if the shoe fits, I invite you to put a pair on with me and walk around until we fix these issues. 

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