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15 Lessons I Learned From Mommy

15 Lessons I Learned From Mommy

Inspiration
This week will make fifteen years since my mother has been gone from this earth. It feels like yesterday, and I'm shocked and amazed that I've made it this long without her. I had an incredible twenty years and nine months with her here, and I learned so many things that have gotten me through even today. Some things she taught me directly and some things I learned from watching how genuine and loving she was as a person. So, I'll share fifteen things I learned from mommy. Invest in your children.Always look at the bright side.Real friends don't have to speak often for you to know they're always there for you.Love yourself enough to walk away.Put your children first.Family is the most important thing you have.Don't hold onto bitterness.Forgiveness…
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Reviews for No, I Don’t Have To

Reviews for No, I Don’t Have To

Book Lovers
As many of you know, I released my first eBook, No, I Don't Have To almost two weeks ago! Since then, I have received so much positive feedback. People have been able to relate with characters, their stories, and overall being invested in characters and their outcomes. The love has been overwhelming and real! Check out some of the reviews below and download your copy from Amazon! Thank you for all of the downloads and feedback! If you haven't go order and download your copy now to verify the reviews for yourself. If you've already ordered, please leave a review on Amazon after you've read. Order and download No, I Don't Have To here. Be on the lookout for an extension/part two in April 2020!
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It Doesn’t Matter What They Think

It Doesn’t Matter What They Think

Inspiration
There was a recent post on Tyler Perry's Instagram page where he, in my opinion, rightfully boast about his work ethic. In the post, he takes a brief video of a few scripts from some of his hit television shows. Let me preface this by saying Tyler Perry does no wrong in my eyes, so what I think starts with a bias. I loved the post mentioned above so much I reposted in my IG stories because Tyler Perry inspires me. I follow lots of writers and different types of blogs and what they think often pop up on my feed. I was shocked to see the backlash received from the post. I read things like he needs to hire other writers or that he was selfish, or they can…
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Celebrating the release of No, I Don’t Have To

Celebrating the release of No, I Don’t Have To

Book Lovers, Empowerment, Inspiration, Writing Tips & Info
The past few days have been filled with such a mixed bag of emotions. I've wanted to be a published author since at least eight years old. And over the years I've written so many pieces that the world hasn't seen (YET.) A few years ago, I published my first blog, and from there started sharing bits and pieces here and there. The people that did read what I posted, sporadically, loved my writing! I was happy and shocked. I mean, I love writing, but it's so personal to me. Whether I'm writing about my life, giving advice, or creating stories like the ones in No, I Don't Have To-my writing exposes me in ways I wasn't entirely secure in sharing-until now. Even now, I don't feel ready, but really…
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New Release Date for No, I Don’t Have To

New Release Date for No, I Don’t Have To

Book Lovers, Inspiration
*New Release Date: December 28, 2019* ANNOUNCEMENT: New release date for No, I Don't Have To: December 28, 2019. New pre-orders are available here. Hello! Welcome back to my December posts. The last time I updated the blog, I was in the middle of participating in Blogmas. While Blogmas was a blast, it was time-consuming, and I had to focus my efforts on continuing the self-publishing process. And a process it has been! I have learned so much throughout this journey, and one day I will share all of those lessons. My first ebook was initially set to be released tomorrow! I chose this date because I'm into numerology, and 12/19/19 felt right. Plus, it's a Thursday, my favorite day of the week. There was a miscommunication with Amazon, and…
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Lessons I Learned In 2019

Lessons I Learned In 2019

Blogmas, Empowerment, Inspiration
Welcome to Day 10 of Blogmas. With the year coming to an end, I decided to write about a few of the many lessons I learned in 2019. Lesson 1: It's okay to start over.One of my goals for this year was to take my writing more seriously. I planned to grow my blog and my writing business. At the beginning of the year, I had a much different vision than what I do now. Instead of sticking to what I was doing, which wasn't working, I took some time to switch gears, redevelop my goals, and approach my writing differently. I will get back to my original goal but have to take a step in a different direction to get there. Lesson 2: You make time for the things…
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Holiday Pet Peeves

Holiday Pet Peeves

Blogmas
Welcome to Day 9 of Blogmas. Today I'm going to share a few of my holiday pet peeves. Pet Peeve #1: People who complain about long lines in the stores. We all know that this is the biggest time of year in retail. The National Retail Federation predicts spending to increase to over $730 billion dollars this holiday shopping season. It's going to be crowded, the later you wait to shop, the more people you'll probably have to deal with. Calm your nerves and be patient or order online. Pet Peeve #2: People who don't respect other choices for how they celebrate.It's 2019. People have the choice to believe in and do whatever they choose to do. As long as they're not hurting you, let it go. If someone is…
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Bible Verses: Luke

Bible Verses: Luke

Blogmas, Inspiration
A couple of weeks ago I saw a few people posting a December bible reading challenge. Luke Bible Reading Challenge for December I thought it was interesting so I decided to participate. So, for the remaining Sundays during Blogmas I will post a few scriptures that stood out for me that week. Luke 1:37 Luke 6:31 Luke 6:37 Luke 6:38
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Inspirational Holiday Quotes

Inspirational Holiday Quotes

Blogmas, Inspiration
Happy Saturday and Day 7 of Blogmas!As I've shared before, this time of year can be tough for me. One way I find helpful to keep my spirits lifted is to read inspirational messages. I keep them saved in my phone, my journal, vision board, notebooks, notepads- you get it. Below are eight inspirational holiday quotes that uplift me during this time of year. "The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us." -Terri Marshall "God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving." -Pope Francis "The happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more." -Jackson Brown, jr. "It's not how much we give but how much we put…
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About Chanee’ The Christmas Edition

About Chanee’ The Christmas Edition

Blogmas
Happy Friday and Day 6 of Blogmas 2019! I kept it light and fun on this first Friday of December and shared a few things about me and how I celebrate during this time of the year. What is your favorite Christmas movie(s)? Home Alone, Home Alone 2, This Christmas, A Very Brady Christmas Honorable Mention: To Grandmother’s House We Go Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? Always Christmas morning. What made you realize the truth about Santa? Me and my little brother found our Christmas presents in the basement one year and looked at each other like whoa! Mommy buys the presents. Lol! What is your all-time favorite holiday treat? I can’t think of an absolute favorite, but growing up my great aunt would…
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