All or Nothing

Welcome back to! Thank you for taking the time in checking out tonight’s blog post! 

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Let’s jump right into it. We have entered our last lap of summer (😢).   Although I can do without the heatwave we’ve experienced these last few days,

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I will say this is the most motivated I felt in such a long time (thank you God!) (I’ll get into that more in another post🙏🏾🧿)

I do however, want to talk about those moments of feeling flustered. I caught myself feeling that way after work (glad I was able to record that) Upon realizing that, I was reminded to stay present, and to essentially take it a day at a time. We often times get wrapped up in what we should’ve, could’ve, would’ve done, and what our peers are accomplishing; all the while not celebrating all that we are. It’s never a race to the finish line. It’s ultimately about what you are doing to achieve your desired goals, how well you are taking care of yourself while achieving your aspirations and knowing that your journeys are essentially YOUR JOURNEYS (and that’s on Mary Had a Little Lamb). 

Aside from that, last month was my reminder to keep pushing through (but remembering to give myself the necessary breaks) Giving myself the leg room to step outside of my comfort zone (through my creative endeavors🙏🏾🧿) and staying committed  to my craft, has allowed me to grow in ways I never thought possible. Being able to tap into myself creatively has truly been an eye opening experience. (Y’all I can’t wait to delve a little deeper into this 🙏🏾🧿)

But before I close off tonight’s blog post, let me be your reminder to keep betting on yourself. Be your biggest cheerleader. Know that you are doing all that you can and take all of the (necessary) risks you need to. The greatest thing we can do for ourselves is to step into unfamiliar territories. Doing so, will foster our growth and push us to reach our full potential. So take that plunge and know that what’s meant for you is meant for you.  

Above all else, I thank you for taking the necessary time in reading today’s post. It means the world to me and then some. Please be sure to read all of our most recent blog posts. Follow us on our respective social media pages and we’ll catch you in the next one!

With peace and so much love,

Reclaiming My Time

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Y’all I’ve been feeling extremely motivated and inspired! We thank God!

But coming into this particular blog post, I want to talk about a time where I didn’t feel that way.I remember the many times I wanted to pull the plug on this site 😩 During those moments I wasn’t pouring into myself or my craft and it showed in how I spoke about myself and my then plans.

I realized now, a lot of my circumstances played a huge role in how I operated in my day to day life. That moment of losing a job, sacrificing so much of my time at my then position, to then coping through it all was overwhelming for me.

Despite that, I’ve always had this fire within myself to keep going. It didn’t matter what was going on, or what I lost back then. It then became what I was gaining, what I was making room for and all the beauty that would essentially come into my life.

I honestly thank God for those pitfalls. Those lessons and hardships turned into blessings. Now don’t get me wrong I had my moments where I questioned otherwise but my faith was and still is unshakeable which I am wholeheartedly thankful for.

I guess this blog post is a reminder to anyone who’s feeling low or defeated. For anyone questioning their current circumstances I’m here to tell you to keep going. We often times get so wrapped up in our pitfalls that we lose sight on the blessings that are on the other side. I am a firm believer of things happening for a reason. Please don’t allow that termination, breakup or any hardship determine your next step or lack their of.

You deserve all that you are striving for and manifesting. Just please remember to give yourself grace through it all.

Before I end this particular blog post, here’s a quote that has stayed with me since middle school: “Limits are only limits if you choose to be bound by them.” In other words, don’t allow those challenges to get you down. Keep moving forward and shake the room while you still can.

As always, if you made it all the way to the end of this post, I thank you for taking the time in reading this post. It means the world to me and then some. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out our other blog posts, and we’ll catch you in the next one!

With peace and so much love,

Guess Who’s Back?

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After taking off some much needed time, it feels so good to say hey y’all. I’ve missed writing soooooooooooo much. I’ll eventually get into why it’s taken me so long to tap back in. For starters, I can’t believe it’s already July.

I will say taking the necessary time to regroup and recalibrate, really allowed me to zero in on my needs for a change. I applied the ultimate pressure on all that I desired and I can proudly say I am beginning to see all that I’ve manifested thus far come to fruition (we thank God!)

With this particular new phase of my life, I humbly believe all that I desire is within my reach. I just have to continue to put in the groundwork and allow my work to do all the talking for a change.

Aside from that, I truly hope everyone has been doing well. I hope you have been taking the necessary steps to reach your goal(s) and taking care of yourselves throughout it all. I know attaining dreams/desires is not for the faint of heart. Yet I do know it’s attainable once you’ve fully stepped into all of who you are and not be afraid of harnessing that power you possess.

So go after that new position you’ve been eyeing, start that new business you’ve been putting off ; go ask out your crush (I know you’ve been thinking about it) I am here to tell you grab ahold of all the opportunities life presents you with. Go in with the mentality that it’s already yours. The world is your oyster and it’s yours for the taking. There’s no time to be shy now!

Before I close of on tonight’s post, I do want to thank those who have taken the time in reading this piece as well as any other blog post here on It truly means the world to me! Being able to be back in this space to write again and share with you has truly been the best feeling in the world for me!

Thank you for sticking around with me here at and I’ll catch you in the next post!

With peace and so much love,

Pyer Moss Couture 1- Let’s Honor Black Excellence

I am without a doubt still moved by Pyer Moss’s Couture show from this past Saturday. Being the first African American to showcase at Paris Haute Couture Week, Kerby Jean-Raymond (founder and creative director of Pyer Moss) held his show outside the historic Villa Lewaro Mansion. Jean-Raymond’s highly anticipated show was filled with models dressed in pieces that reminded us of objects made by prominent Black inventors. The estate alone where Pyer Moss designer held his show once belonged to Madame CJ Walker. Walker became the first Black female millionaire all by building a beauty empire from a hair care product for Black women.

The show kicked off with Elaine Brown, former Black Panther Party chairwoman. She stressed the significance of Blackness and the undeniable power we have. The show also featured Brooklyn rapper, 22Gz.

Down below, you’ll find a few pictures of Jean-Raymond’s couture pieces referencing inventions like the super soaker (invented by Lonnie Johnson) the air conditioner (invented by Frederick Jones) the three light traffic light (invented by Garrett Morgan) the lamp shade reminiscent of the light bulb (invented by Lewis Howard Latimer) the refrigerator (invented by Frederick McKinley Jones) along with the cellphone (invented by Henry T. Sampson)

But with all of these amazing inventions, the designer promoted the question: “who invented Black trauma?

Having writing this particular piece, I am reminded of not only these significant inventions made by these prominent Black figures but also made me research and want to learn so much about these individuals and many others who have greatly contributed to the world.

It further made me realize how invaluable our skills are and how truly important it is to tap into those skill sets and celebrate all of our counterparts who tap into these skills.

The Return

Welcome back to a long and I mean long awaited blog post here at!

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I am BEYOND elated to be back in a space to write. Before I delve any deeper into tonight’s blog post, I hope everyone has been able to kick off their New Year on a positive note. 2020 was definitely and will always be that eye opening year for a lot of us.

So here we are back again after a much needed hiatus. Like many individuals, I started to feel the ebbs and flows of being unemployed. Yup, your girl was unemployed for a hot lil minute(I’ll delve deeper into this at another time) 

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I felt inadequate due to my lack of funds and thus it resulted in me not having the desire to write or be creative. I was devastatingly broke and felt incredibly embarrassed about it. Despite what I lacked at the time, it forced me to really be present and focus on the things and especially on someone that I haven’t been able to because of my then exhausting/not so great position(I’m so tempted to write a book about it😩)

I finally had time to focus on myself. I rediscovered my likes and dislikes and what really moves and drives me. I was at a place in my life I hadn’t been in a long time. Taking time to really delve deeper into myself forced me to reflect on what my happiness should look like. I spent so much time focusing on others. The moment I no longer needed to felt strange initially, yet I realized how much I needed to redefine myself and tap into me more.

It also forced me to realize that no job, person or circumstance should define my happiness and all of who I am. Let me repeat for the people who think otherwise:

No job, person or circumstance should define my happiness and all of who I am.

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I was easily replaceable at my previous position and the moment that became a reality, I was flooded with so many emotions. Of course I worried as anyone would’ve in that situation, yet there was this overwhelming happiness that surrounded me. I no longer felt bombarded by my then workload. I honestly felt free.

I say all of that and then some to let you know that your happiness should never ( and I mean never) be defined by things, people or even jobs or lack there of. Being in the space I was, while unemployed really pushed me to look inward. We sacrifice so much of time and overall well being. We then lose sight of ourselves through it all.

Although it took me quite some time to get to this point, I am eternally grateful to have gone through those experiences. Through the good, bad and ugly (ugly cries and all) I no longer found myself sacrificing my happiness. I was finally at the forefront of steering my ship towards all that things that truly meant so much to me and then some. I knew it would only go up from there.

Before I end this blog post, I just want to reiterate the significance of truly finding your happiness. Not letting anything or anyone define that for you forces you to acknowledge what your worth and value is.

Aside from that, I also want to take the time in thanking those who continue to check out Even during my absence, I saw that many of you continued to check out my posts and it honestly means more to me than you’ll ever know.

Please stay tuned for all that’s in store and I will catch you in the next blog post.

With peace and so much love,