Saturday, October 1, 2016

Every now and then we need to hit the restart button on life.

2016 has been a whirlwind filled with lots of ups and even more downs. But for every challenge I've encountered, I've experienced twice the amount of love, warmth and support. This is the first time in 5 years that I am not waking every morning to head to a place of "work." It has allowed to begin the process of focusing on the what I really want from my life.

While I'm terrified at what this year in my life will bring, I am wildly excited to yield the fruits of my labor. Happy early birthday to me!

The NAABW 2015 Sisterhood Confrence

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Booked! I’m looking forward to presenting at my first speaking engagement here in DC. I will be presenting a session for the National Association of Adventurous Black Women's 2015 Sisterhood Conference on finding sisterhood in the workplace. This is going to be my first serious speaking gig since college, and I’m super excited to connect and meet with all of the ladies who will be attending.

This year has been filled with lots of highs, lows and game changing moments. I’ve been blessed way beyond my imagination even in the midst of several personal obstacles. It’s taken me over seven years to finally realize opportunities don’t just fall in your lap—you have to go out and seek them. My writing with Blavity, and desire to push myself forward, has helped to open up doors. I plan on seizing every occasion to achieve my dreams.

Check out for more details on my session and the conference.

Monday Musings

Monday, July 13, 2015

I feel that my life has become one giant question mark. Just a series of questions without tangible answers:

“How will my condo get finished? Can I afford to do everything I’m doing? When will I get to rest? Will I ever be able to live up to my business partner’s hopes?”

I heap questions upon questions onto myself during odd hours of the day. Some days I feel like I’m drowning; like a swift sinking beneath choppy waters without a raft in sight to save me. Other days I drift between treading those waters with a force desire to survive and fighting the urge to slowly sink.

I’m in it to win it. At least that’s what I’ve been telling myself since I was 18 years old. I’m here trying to make it across my imaginary finish line. While it feels like a bear crawl through a flaming desert across cactus thorns, I refuse to lose.

Silence yourself. Find time, somehow and someway, to be still. Pray, meditate and affirm yourself in those empty spaces of the day. You/we/us can do this

Burying Your Roots

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The death of my grandparents inspired a lot of reflection on my heritage and identity. I didn't know what is was like to long to for something  until all of my grandparents passed. It was and has been as if there is some kind of void in my life. I never thought I would ache like this.

As a millennial, I sometimes get so wrapped in the busyness of my life that I forget the legacies of my grandparents. Read my latest piece for @Blavity on the importance of grandparents in our lives. This is my reflection on loss and identity. Burying Your Roots:An Essay On The Importance of Grandparents.

May Beauty Picks

Happy Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day
Sexy Vday Treats

New Year, New Look

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

In the almost eight years that I've been blogging, I never really considered turning my outlet into a side hustle. I started blogging in 2007 which happened to be the year that birthed some great blogging personalities. The idea of doing what you love as a business seems somewhat elusive, but I begining to realize that it's possible.

My main goal for 2015 is to put my work and name out there. I decided the first step in accomplishing this goal was to  polish up the blog with a new look. I purchased my new look from the ladies of Designer Blogs. The template was easy to buy and to install. I'm really liking the new look.

I am also a contributing writer for Blavity. Writing for Blavity has been pretty fun. It is allowing me the opportunity to showcase my work on an ever growing platform. I'm looking forward to all that this year has in store.