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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04, 04, 2017

Why I Started Blogging

On April 1, 2015, I nervously hit the publish button on my blog on my blog and decided to just go for it.

Ever since I was in high school I’ve been obsessed with reading blogs. I discovered blogs right when I discovered that I could wear my hair in its natural state (different story for a different time but let me know in the comments if you want to hear it). I was watching a video and the YouTuber made a reference to a website, CurlyNikki.com to be exact, and I realized that people were sharing their life and experiences online. Now I don’t know why I gravitated towards the idea of reading someone experiences, but I did. Maybe because I always found it easier to communicate through writing than speaking. 

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08, 03, 2017

I Get Money | 5 Financial Tips for Millennials

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About a month ago, I got together with fellow blogger Naakie Nartey and we did a not so quick Facebook live video chatting about money. If you’re not sure who Naakie is, let me give you a brief rundown. She’s a finance and lifestyle blogger and YouTube content creator. At 25, she’s a first time home buyer and passionate about helping others build wealth. She shared so much good information on the broadcast and I realized that you guys never got a chance to see it. Now I couldn’t let ya’ll be out here without the money secrets. What type of friend would I be? So here are a few takeaways from the broadcast.

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