06, 11, 2017

How to Pay for Graduate School Without Student Loans | 2 Degree Shawty Episode 2

Look, TI ain’t the only one that’s about the money. Money is one of the most important aspects of higher education. If you don’t pay, you won’t be getting into those classes or receiving that degree. And we are all aware that graduate school can be EXTREMELY expensive. So how do we pay for it?

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20, 10, 2017

Changes | Denim Skirt + Ankle Sock Boots

Just when I was getting used to this 80+ degree weather, Georgia switches up on me and decides that it’s finally ready to enter fall. As you can see, I was still enjoying the transitional weather. I wasn’t ready for the changes!

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22, 09, 2017

Fresh Face | 28 Days with Olay


For my birthday this year, I went to the spa for a facial. And when I tell ya’ll that it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life– I’m not even exaggerating. I got a chance to speak with a licensed esthetician and learn about my skin’s needs: dryness due to improper moisturizing, uneven skin tone and texture, hyperpigmentation and dull skin. Common concerns that us melananted beauties tend to have.

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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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