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“Epiphanies are essentially the building blocks to making your dreams a reality” M.V.

Welcome and thank you for joining this week’s installment of Takemetotheheights.com. This week we’re gonna focus on the power of epiphanies and how important it is to pay attention and listen to what they’re saying to us. 

Before anything else, let me just wish us all a happy March filled with productive and prosperous filled moments. 

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As of lately, my epiphanies have literally been showing me what I never took the time to realize in myself: KEEP BELIEVING IN YOURSELF AND KEEP PUTTING IN THAT WORK AND SHOW AND PROVE!

So here I was, back from my trip and all I kept thinking was:

“Am I truly living a purposeful life?” 

“Am I doing all that I set out/dreamed of since I was a child?”

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I couldn’t keep faking the funk. I allowed myself to believe that I’ll eventually get to it when I have the money or my absolute favorite excuse: “When I have more time.” I knew better than anyone else that time waits for no one. 

I knew I needed/desired to put more action into what I’m truly passionate about no matter the circumstances. And so, my epiphany, sure enough, came when I was on my trip and taught me something: “You took a risk coming here alone because you BELIEVED you could. Why stop there?!”

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So with that thought in mind, I began EXECUTING all that I envisioned for myself. Trust me, it took years (forever and a day) for me to get to this point. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. 

I began organizing more. Setting deadlines and holding myself more accountable for the things I sought after. Regardless of how tired I felt from my day to day, I knew I had to essentially keep grinding.

Before I close out tonight’s blog post,  I just want to say tap into your intuition and pay attention to what the universe might be trying to show you. 

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Be sure to leave me your thoughts and comments if this blog post resonated with you. Let me know what your specific goals/dreams are. What’s your plan of action? 

As always, thank you for checking out this week’s blog post. 

Love on one another and I’ll catch you guys in my next post. 

 

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Magnolia

Fire and Desire

Hey and welcome back to another post brought to you by takemetotheheights.com.

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I hope you all are well. This week’s blog post is special in the sense that I am manifesting all that I’ve set my eyes on since FOREVER! For starters, I am in California writing this blog post to you guys. If y’all only knew how much it took for me to get to this point in traveling; in my life, let alone going on my first solo trip, y’all would understand.

The Lordt only knows how much I needed to take this time being on break from work to go away. I’ve been holding on to so many emotions, that the moment I landed I felt a sense of relief. I felt as if I regained my independence but most importantly I felt like I got me back.

For some time now, I felt indifferent about myself and the ways in which I would handle certain situations in my life (I thought I had the answers but my name ain’t Sway!)

As a result of that feeling, I’ve decided to touch on intentions for this blog post. Before you go and look up the word INTENTION, it’s basically a cooler way of saying purpose (depending on the context of what you’re saying.)

So long and behold. Here I am in California thinking about living with intention. I realized there were numerous occasions in which my life full circled and I was constantly reminded of my purpose.

I initially set out to do all the basic tourist attractions, but after visiting Venice Beach, it dawned on me that I’m on this trip for me and no one else. I have the power to truly go anywhere I wanted and I wouldn’t be pressed about it.

It’s truly an amazing feeling to have and I feel blessed in knowing I have that agency in my life. This new surge of power I’ve been feeling has inspired me to talk to you guys in other capacities aside from takemetotheheights.com.

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In the past, I didn’t feel I had that power within myself.

I handed my power off to the wrong people/relationships I’ve dealt with.

This new wave of agency/ownership has allowed me to have an incredibly different outlook on life. Who would’ve thought in my 27 years of life I would be in a place where I can acknowledge that?! Accountability is everything and then some y’all!

But on a more serious note, I know I have more work to do in terms of putting in the time to continue to heal, as well as truly and wholeheartedly continue to put my feelings on the forefront.

Before I close out tonight’s blog post, I decided to share my footage of Venice Beach down below!

 

*I do not own the rights to this song. Uploaded through Snapchat. Editing provided by Hypno*

As always, please be sure to leave me your thoughts and comments. Let me know if you’ve visited California or are from there!

Until next blog post,

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Magnolia

 

And Another One

Hey and welcome back to Takemetotheheights.com!

Before I even get into this week’s blog post, let me just say that I am eternally grateful to those who root for Takemetotheheights. Your patience and support to not only me but to this blog site mean so much to me and then some. In due time, I will show my gratitude to you guys. (Stay tuned!)

Above all else, it’s already February. Was’nt it just the New Year literally yesterday?! And who else needed a redo of January? (I definitely restarted my New Year this month so if you see me and I say Happy New Year to you, please say it back lol)

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I am beginning this month by reaffirming my love affair with self-care and wellness. Lord knows how much I’ve taken a HUGE back seat in that department and I am currently paying the price for it.

These last few months were incredibly hard for me (where’s my box of tissues?)

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There were literally moments where I no longer wanted to write anymore. But deep down I knew that wouldn’t be fair to myself or my readers. The trauma and grief I was dealing with (still am, unfortunately) was for sure trying to eat away at me. I had no desire to do much of anything. Yet going into this new month, I knew I needed to change my outlook on things and just appreciate life for what it truly is.

My mother would’ve wanted me to do so. She always pushed for me to really live my life to the fullest and not allow trials or tribulations to get the best of me.

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Trauma can and will destroy you if you allow it to do so. I didn’t want to mourn the loss in such a detrimental manner any longer nor did I want to stop doing the things I truly love to do.

I ideally needed to rediscover my happiness and tap more into what truly makes me, well me. I am a lover of beauty, design, travel…basically any and everything that ideally exemplifies a Libra. (Libra gang, Moon in Aries to be exact)

And so, with that being said, I have a few things coming up this month….one which requires me to pack which I have yet to do (I literally pack the night before, I gotta do better) and the other….well I don’t want to give it away just yet….

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But before I leave this week’s post, I just want to say I hope February and the months to come bring about more opportunities for collaboration, more coint for our pockets (prosperity out in this bish) more opportunities to truly take care of ourselves and to enjoy life while we are still blessed to do so.

Let me know in the comments section what you’re looking forward to/what you have in store and I will catch you guys in my next blog post!

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With peace and so much love,

Magz

 

 

October’s Very Own

Happy Tuesday!!!! (definitely intended for this to go out sooner but I caught ANOTHER COLD) Thank you for checking out tonight’s blog post. It definitely means a lot to me and then some.

I can’t believe it’s already October. Just TWO more months until the year is officially over. (No, seriously, before you know it, we’ll be sharing New Years Resolutions and what not!)

I hope we take this time to truly do all that we have our hearts set for, do all that we’ve been dreaming about and not be afraid of taking any risks. Seize any and every opportunity available by any means!

For the remainder of this month, I not only challenge myself but to all of the readers to set our fears aside and our doubts and really push forward no matter what obstacles that may come about.

We owe it to ourselves to really take that leap of faith and just go for it.

Aside from all of that, I am even more so thrilled that it’s finally October because……

IT’S OFFICIALLY MY BIRTHDAY MONTH (Libra gang!)

I may or may not practice this particular move in front of the mirror lol.

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So for the remainder of this month, I’ve decided to post three times out of each week to kick off my National Holiday.

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Yes, you read that correctly. More blog posts for my readers so please stay tuned!! I look forward to giving you all even more content as I continue to explore and delve deeper into my creativity.

I can’t wait to see what else this month has in store for me. I welcome the opportunity for more collaborations as well as more opportunities to venture out and explore new experiences with people and places. I also look forward to the opportunities to refocus and redirect my attention to doing more of what I love no matter how tired I might be from working during the day.

Each start of a new month is our opportunity to start anew and bask in all of the amazing possibilities that are out there.

Before I move any further, I want to know what you’re looking to manifest for this month? Are there any goal(s) you’re looking to achieve?

Be sure to let me know what you’ll be looking forward to for this month in the reply section below and stay tuned for what else I have in store for Takemetotheheights.com!

As always with peace and so much love,

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Magz

Is that you September?!

Hey and thank you for coming back to Takemetotheheights.com💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾

Before I begin, I know this blog post is long overdue😩

For those that haven’t checked out my most recent blog post as to why I haven’t blogged consistently, be sure to check it out here: takemetotheheights.com/wherehaveyoubeen?

My apologies for not posting as much as I wanted to. I knew I needed to take some time to just process some thoughts/feelings I’ve been having. Aside from that, how have y’all been?

Can you believe summer is done? We legit just have 3 months until the new year 😩😩😩Where has the year gone?!!!!

Welp, with any new month, I welcome it with open arms and an open mind. I welcome all of the amazing opportunities that are in store for me. 

September means so much to me and then some: 

 For starters, this month kicks off New York Fashion Week and let me just say this year has truly opened my eyes to the amazing work and creativity designers showcase. For those of you who aren’t aware, I’ve shared my favorite looks from fashion week. Be sure to check out part one of my 3 part series under Fashion Files.

Aside from my love of NYFW, I also get to look forward to one of my best friends birthdays and I get to FINALLY start brainstorming my fall looks (I can’t wait to start buying Fall Jackets to add to my closet)

With all that I’m looking forward to for September (well what’s left of this month lol) I want to know what you guys are planning, doing or even manifesting for the remainder of this month.

Let me know in the reply section below what you guys are looking forward to or if you wish to email me be sure to do so at Takemetotheheights@gmail.com.

Before I close off this blog post, I just wanted to take the time in thanking you all for checking out Takemetotheheights.com. You guys continuously give me the fuel to keep putting out new posts.

Be sure to stay tuned to see what else I have in store.

As always with peace and love,

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Magz

 

 

 

Where Have You​ Been?​

This is probably the hardest blog post I’ve ever had to share with you all. Coming into September has truly been trying for me. 

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As of lately, I haven’t been feeling like myself. I feel as though I’m inadequate. Like I’m not enough. Typically when I feel this way I hide. I disappear well from everything and anyone. I find myself questioning my self-worth and if the things I say or do mean anything. 

However, as much as I found myself succumbing to those old habits of mine, I knew deep down that I needed to change that for the better. 

I no longer wanted to nor felt the need to hide from the world. I wanted to be able to continue to be in a space where I can still share with you all despite what I’ve been going through. 

It’s not easy but I’m glad I’m in a space where I can better communicate my feelings without feeling awkward or defeated. 

I decided to share these moments with you all for the simple fact that there might be someone or even a group of people who might be experiencing this firsthand. I just wanted to let you know that you’re not alone and if you can, take the time to either write what’s been going on or even reach out to a loved one. 

Even taking the time to share my thoughts has been therapeutic for me. It literally feels as though a weight has been lifted off. Trust me, it hasn’t been easy. Even typing out this blog post took a lot for me. The perfectionist in me constantly kept changing and omitting things in this post. But I needed to bare it all and truly be my most vulnerable self with all of you.

Never feel afraid of stripping your layers or tearing down your walls.

If you ever find yourself questioning your value or what you do…STOP.

It’ll cause you to undermine everything you’ve done and plan to do. You are an invaluable asset to not only yourself but to others around you.

Before I end of this blog post, I just wanted to say don’t allow your setbacks or even negative thoughts deter you from creating something beautiful. You’ll be able to look back and be proud of all that you’ve accomplished. You are more than your pain. You are much more than those negative thoughts. You are truly a masterpiece. Never ever forget that. 

If you’re looking to reach out or even share how you’ve been, don’t hesitate in shooting me an email at Takemetotheheights@gmail.com.

 

As always with peace and so much love,

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Magz 💛

Summer Soon Done

Hola and welcome back to Takemtotheheights.com!

Happy August to you all. As with any new month, I welcome it with open arms and an open mind. I am ready for all that the month of August has to offer: new opportunities for meeting as well as collaborating with others, setting new goals and intentions. Each new start serves as a reminder that we have the amazing ability to start over, refresh, regroup and ultimately try again.

I hope that everyone’s manifestations along with dreams become a reality. No matter how challenging it may get or even frustrating, always remember tomorrow’s your opportunity to start anew.

I’ve decided to dedicate this month to second chances. I often (more frequent than others)  am not the type nor do I ever feel ready in giving people, things or even experiences a second chance. A lot of it is due to my upbringing and my families notion in the idea that once you fuck up that’s it.

Yet, the older I get and more invested I become in my own development and betterment in self-care, I realized I needed to be able to revisit people and or things that have caused me grief or even stress.

I no longer wanted to carry the burden of not wanting to deal with people or said things that inflicted pain. Nor did I believe it was healthy for me.

There was absolutely no growth in me doing that nor was I challenging myself in the ways I needed to.

Being able to revisit my grief gave me the strength as well as power in knowing that I am strong enough to face these issues head-on and that it will ultimately be okay.

I’ll be able to develop a much deeper sense of self-awareness as a result of me taking ownership of the things and or people that caused me grief.

For the remainder of this month as well as moving forward into the next, I challenge you all to revisit anyone or anything that has inflicted pain. Be sure to honor your past feelings or even the feelings you may currently have.

Also, set new goals for the month of August.

What are you hoping to learn? What are you manifesting for this month? How are you going to fulfill your goals? Has last month taught you anything? If so, what?

Be sure to let me know down below what your goals entail for the remainder of the month and how you intend to reach them.

Also, let me know what July has taught you and what you plan on doing with your new found lesson or blessing coming into the month of August.

Before I close out tonight’s blog post I just wanted to take this time in thanking those that continuously come to Takemetotheheights.com.

It truly means alot to me and then some. I create my content in the hopes that someone out there can connect as well as share their personal experiences with me.

I love the idea of knowing that I can share my personal thoughts and experiences with you.

Stay tuned for what I have in store for the remainder of the month of August!!!!

Until next blog post,

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Magz

Julyin’

Hey y’all and welcome back to Takemetotheheights.com. Thank you so much for coming back and checking out another blog post.

For starters, I just wanted to take this time in apologizing to you all for not staying afloat with my blog site.

As of recently, I have been trying my hardest to get rid of this cold I have. I am convinced it’s the flu since I’ve been feeling rather sick a little after the Fourth of July.  I’ll just continue to load up on vitamin c and ginger for the most part. (Pray for me y’all)

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Aside from that, how have y’all been? I’ve missed you all so very much and I promise to deliver just as much content as I was before. I hope everyone has been enjoying this extremely HOT summer we’ve been having. I know my hair hasn’t been lol.

I know I am long overdue for a trim. My hair has been showing me signs lml. I’ll get more into my haircare/hair update in my next hair blog post so please stay tuned for that.

I’ve also been devoting more time to my close friends. I forgot how therapeutic it was for me whenever I got the opportunities to hang out with my friends. A lot of my worries and troubles begin to subside when I dedicate more time to my friends. And yes if you guys are reading this I am shouting all of you out lol. You guys are amazing and mean everything and then some to me. Thank you for always being an ear for me especially in moments of when I needed it the most.

Now in terms of what’s next for Takemetotheheights.com, I have fantastic news to share with you! (Drumroll please….)

I’ll be attending CurlFest in Brooklyn!!!!!!

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If you plan on attending please be sure to let me know in the reply section down below. I’d love to meet those who will be attending!

 

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I won’t get into too much detail about last year’s CurlFest (lawd) but just know in a nut I am DEFINITELY looking forward to this years.

I also have more news to share with you all but I’ll save that for another blog post.

All in all, it feels amazing being back with another blog post. Thank you for ALWAYS being patient and thank you for taking the time in reading tonight’s blog post.

I am forever thankful to you all. Stay tuned for what else I have in store for Takemetotheheights.com

Before I close out tonight’s blog post, be sure to leave me your replies and don’t forget to let me know if you’ll be attending CurlFest!

Until next blog post,

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Magz

Sessions with Sky Britnei

Welcome back to Takemetotheheights.com. Thank you so much for taking the time in checking out today’s blog post!

Before I get started, I just wanted to say how amazing we all are. For those that are taking that leap of faith in starting his or her own business, I commend you. You are truly brave and passionate about your brand and I wish you longevity as well as prosperity.

Moving forward into today’s post, I have something very special to share with you all. In the spirit of entrepreneurship/business, I recently got the opportunity to interview a creative, thoughtful just overall light being.

Sky Britnei is the epitome of what every budding business person should be: She exemplifies optimism for not only herself but to her brand as well, Sky encompasses what passion and hard work look like while building her business and she is consistent and considerate of the needs of her consumers.

Sky’s careful attention to detail is also a quality up and coming entrepreneurs, as well as business owners, should possess.

 

Without further delay, here is my interview with Sky Britnei:

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First, I just want to take this time in thanking you for doing this interview. I think it’s super crucial to educate ourselves as well as others more about small black-owned businesses. Let’s continue to change the narrative by introducing Sky Britnei. 

  1. Can you give us, the readers here at Takemetotheheights.com a brief overview of who you are?

In the simplest terms, I am art. A creative. A person of passion. Everything I create is by way of passion and inspired by art.

  1. What caused you to start your all-natural line? 

I created my natural body butter line during a pivotal moment in my spiritual journey. At the time, I felt confident in my jewelry line and knew I wanted to expand although I wasn’t sure in what way. I started diving deeper into the world of meditation, yoga, and holistic wellness and really began to fall in love with it. As I researched more, my passion for the wellness world grew and I decided that I would use my new found passion to further expand my business.

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  1. What are you hoping consumers gain from your line? 

More than anything, I want my customers to know and truly feel the hard work, dedication, energy, and love that I pour into all of my products. 

  1. What’s your favorite product(s) or which would you recommend to the readers?

My favorite body butter is Majesty. I use sweet orange and vanilla essential oils to fragrant this butter and it smells sooo good (all of them do, lol). To be honest though, what I would recommend depends on your skin type. This is also why I have the benefits of each butter/oil listed on my website and encourage my customers to do further research on what works for their skin. I have oily/combination skin thus Majesty works wonders. 

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  1. What are you manifesting for your line in the years to come?

Success, stability, productivity, happiness, growth, and connection with other black-owned businesses!

  1. How can people find you or purchase your products?

(Potential) Customers can visit my website, www.skybritnei.com. They can also follow me on Instagram @DeLaJipi which has direct links to my products. I have also begun doing pop up shops and other events, so that information will also be listed on my Instagram page.

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  1. Any advice for up and coming black-owned business owners? If so, what gems would you drop to them?

Okay, so I have a few that I have learned throughout my journey.

There will be difficult times but, consistency is truly key. No matter how trying times may be, don’t give up on your dreams. Make those dreams into goals and think about how to execute those goals. No matter how many people you see succeeding via shortcuts, never forget that hard work and passion about your craft breeds success. And last but definitely not least, it is okay to take care of and put yourself first. Always.

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Once again, thank you for taking time out of your schedule in doing this interview for Takemetotheheights.com. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to purchase Sky Britnei’s products at www.skybritnei.com.

Also, be sure to follow Sky Britnei on Instagram @DeLaJipi.

You’ll find info on pop-ups along with other events and of course a link to her website for her amazing products.

I’ve already purchased my body butters. What are you waiting for?!

 

 

June, is that you?

Happy June. 

I’m super overdue, but I’ve decided to spend those first weeks of June truly enjoying the weather and being surrounded by my loved ones.

Let’s cut right to the chase. I am feeling overjoyed for two reasons:

  1. The school year is almost done and for those of you who are in the educational field know that feeling all too well: DRAINED and EXCITED for summer to be here!
  2. I am happy to announce my new blogging services and share it with you all.

 

With that being said, all month long I will be offering my blogging services to those who are looking for a blogger to review/cover their event or product.

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Be sure to click the contact tab, send an email and indicate what service(s) you want in the subject of your message.

IMG_3280.JPGAside from that, I have welcomed this month with open arms and an open mind. I am ready for all the amazing opportunities to come for the month of June.

Last month has taught me the significance in me strengthening/redefining my work revolving self-care/healing. With the last week of school tomorrow, I’ve taken a step back from social media for a bit and just allowed myself to recharge coming into a new month. I’ve also devoted time in collaborating more with other people. Doing so has allowed me to harness my ability in remaining approachable.

Moving forward, I’ve decided to dedicate this month in focusing on the power of connecting with others. We often times get so wrapped up in our own ideas or even transfixed on doing things that we see so fit.

Allowing myself opportunities in sharing my light and vibrations with others will in turn cause for greater relationships with peers as well as enable me to honor a space in which I can wholeheartedly speak to others revolving the scope of creativity, business and the like.

So with that being said, if you have a networking opportunity in NYC for bloggers, influencers and/or small business owners, please be sure to share your info and shoot an email by clicking the contact tab.

Before I end of this blog post, please be sure to share your thoughts and comments about this post. Also, be sure to follow Takemetotheheights on all social media platforms (Instagram and Facebook) and as always, stay tuned for my next blog post.

With peace and love,

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Magz