Rest In Power, Elijah Cummings

Rest In Power, Elijah Cummings

Inspiration
Today's post is a little late because when I woke up, I heard some devastating news — a real loss to Baltimore and our country as a whole.  The loss of Elijah Cummings.  Elijah Cummings' story is so inspirational within itself. Being the son of a sharecropper and a special education student, Mr. Cummings beat the odds.  There are so many things to write about, so many accomplishments, so many things he fought for, for us. And honestly, you can google for yourself if you don't already know.  So today, I'll just share a few quotes from Mr. Elijah Cummings that apply not only to his politics but to our everyday lives.  "We cannot win this race by doing the same things we've been doing." "Most people who are hating…
Read More
The Hardest Thing About Being A Writer

The Hardest Thing About Being A Writer

Writing Tips & Info
Welcome to day 16 of Blogtober.I want to let you in a little more and talk about my writing style and process a little bit. We will get to that. I've shared in past blogs why I write and my inspiration for writing. Let me tell you the hardest thing about writing for me. It's not generating ideas-I literally brainstorm and write or type out every single thing on my mind. I don't worry about spelling, punctuation, or any type of grammar or conventions. I get all of my ideas and thoughts out. I then go back to everything that I have poured out and organize it for all of the above, clarity, consistency-that sort of thing. If I do run into a case of writer's block, I am a…
Read More
Blogtober-The HalfWay Mark-Setting Goals & Reaching Them

Blogtober-The HalfWay Mark-Setting Goals & Reaching Them

Empowerment, Inspiration
Blogtober Day 15!Today I'm celebrating being halfway through my goals for the month of October. Round of applause. Thank you. Thank you. If you remember, I shred many of my October goals with you on Day One of Blogtober. You've witnessed me sticking to my goals to post a blog every day throughout the month, but if you're wondering how I've been doing with the other goals I set, let me tell you-AMAZING! The four goals I told you about were: 1. Participate in and complete Blogtober. 2. Reveal the release date and cover for my new book. 3. Complete the 31 Day Believe Bible plan. 3. Complete Exercise Challenges-squats and sit-ups. Blobtober- ✔️ Blogtober Calendar & Check Off List Book Cover and release date-✔️. To be honest, that has…
Read More
Simple Acts of Self-Care

Simple Acts of Self-Care

Empowerment
It's day 14 of Blogtober! Can we give me some kudos for staying consistent for the past two weeks? (Pats self on back). Today I wanted to get into a topic that has been heavily discussed in recent times, self-care. The best definition I've seen for self-care was from https://www.habitsforwellbeing.com. The site says, "A simple way to think of self-care is putting your face mask on yourself, so then you can assist others." This definition is so simple, yet means so much. People often forget this. (It's me-I'm people). Seriously, for too long, I think we've looked at self-care as selfish or taking a long spa day away from responsibilities. While it can be those things, it can also be something simple but meaningful.  Here are a few simple things you…
Read More
Sunday Reflections: Believe

Sunday Reflections: Believe

Inspiration
Blogtober-Day 13 Each Sunday in the month has been reserved for my reflections on the 31 Day Bible Plan I mentioned in my October Goals post-Believe.  I have continued to stay on track by reading the devotional and accompanying scriptures daily.  Each devotional begins with a question about faith and believing, and the author goes on to answer each question by using scripture and life examples.  Three key ideas stood out for me this week:  I believe God calls Christians to show compassion to people in need. I pray to God to know Him, to find direction for my life, and to lay my requests before Him. I study the bible to know God and His truth and to find direction for my daily life.  These key ideas remind me that…
Read More
Why I Only Applied To Morgan State University

Why I Only Applied To Morgan State University

Education
It's day 12 of Blogtober and it's homecoming day at thee Morgan State University. Let me share the story of how and why I applied to Morgan State. Growing up, I didn’t overthink about college unless I was watching one of my favorite shows to date, A Different World. Let me tell you there is power in watching positive images of people that look like you in television and media. (Another post for another day.) All I knew is I was going to college like Whitley, Freddie, Dwayne, and ‘em. Then Lena (Jada Pickett), a street smart tough girl from Baltimore, joined the cast in its fifth season and if I wasn’t sold before I was then. During that time, a couple of my older cousins were also going to…
Read More
I’m So Glad I Went To Morgan State

I’m So Glad I Went To Morgan State

Education, Review
Morgan State University: Class of 2006 Blogtober Day 11 and it’s homecoming weekend for the National Treasure known as Morgan State University! I could write a million-page book about my time and experience at Morgan State, and maybe someday I will. Until then, check out a few pictures of the time I spent with some great people! 1700 E. Coldspring Lane Baltimore, Maryland My husband graduated in 2005. I graduated one year later in May 2006. We were both business marketing majors. He bothered me in class all the time lol. My girls! Oh the stories we could tell... National Council of Negro Women-MSU Section National Council of Negro Women-MSU Section MSU chapter of the American Marketing Society representing the school in Florida Flashback of my now 8 year old…
Read More
My Favorite Inspirational Quotes

My Favorite Inspirational Quotes

Inspiration
Staying inspired and motivated is HARD WORK. Don't look at people who try to be optimistic as having a better life than you or view them as trying to be fake. This ISH is hard-trust me, I know. We live in the same world of violence, greed, death, corruption, and despair. It's easy to look at these things and decide it's too much and give up. What you have to do is find things, people, and activities that help you through the hard times. One way I do this is by keeping an arsenal of inspiring quotes.The quotes are screenshotted throughout my phone and notes app; some are printed out in a notebook I keep for my writing. These quotes help to inspire me, motivate me, and remind me to…
Read More
3 Lessons I’ve Learned About Life

3 Lessons I’ve Learned About Life

Empowerment, Inspiration
From the moment you're born, you are continually learning, whether you want to or not. It's not a choice, nobody asks you, you just immediately pick up on things and people around you.As you grow older, you continue to learn and absorb things from the things, people, and experiences you have in your life. This Blogtober post could easily be the longest blog post ever, but I've limited it to three life lessons I've learned. No matter what, life goes on. I've experienced my fair share of ups and downs in this thing here called life. From death, loss, gain, and everything else in between. What I've come to terms with is no matter what has happened, life continues. Because life continues, I have made a choice (big up to…
Read More
National Book Month

National Book Month

Book Lovers
Another day in Blogtober, another day to talk about one of my first loves-books. So apparently October is also the time we celebrate National Book Month! Again, no clue who makes these things up, but I'm not mad at them!  From nationaltoday.com-National Book Month is held each October. The month-long celebration focuses on the importance of reading, writing and literature. National Book Month is also a time to honor the country’s best books and authors. In mid-October, the National Book Awards announces the year’s 15 finalists. Back in August, we talked about National Book Lovers Day. If you've read my blog or social media page long enough, then you know, besides writing, I love to read. As many of us have experienced in adulthood-life gets busy, and things are sacrificed.…
Read More