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Yes, I Think I’m Cute

Yes, I Think I’m Cute

Empowerment, Inspiration
Yes, I think I'm cute. Growing up, I would hear, "Oh, she think she's cute," and it always had a negative connotation to go along with it.  I would hear things like 'Look at her over there thinking she's cute' or 'I can't stand her, she thinks she's cute' or 'Somebody told him he was fine.' And for the life of me, I could not understand the disdain for people, especially women, who thought highly of themselves. Of course, I was a young girl when I would first hear this phrase, and I dared not to ask an adult what was wrong with thinking you're cute. I would find it weird that it was used to describe a negative trait about a person, more than likely a woman by another…
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Self-Love is the Best Love

Self-Love is the Best Love

Inspiration
Happy Valentine's Day to all of the lovers out there today. Whether your single or not today, I'm talking to you. If you don't celebrate Valentine's day for whatever reason, that's okay too, and I hope you have a fantastic day. But here's the thing if you don't celebrate, whether single or not, there's no need to down others for what they choose to do in their lives. Oxford Dictionaries defines self-love as regard for one's well-being and happiness. To me, this means you're secure enough in yourself where you don't have to put others down for the harmless things they choose to do in their lives. You're more concerned with your happiness and, in turn, seeing other people happy. And if celebrating Valentine's day make others happy, then so…
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Galentine’s Day Brunch: Pre-Valentine’s Day Fun With Friends

Galentine’s Day Brunch: Pre-Valentine’s Day Fun With Friends

Inspiration
My good sister-friend, Tiara, sent a group message a month or so ago invited a couple friends to a Galentine’s Day brunch and day party at The Park in DC. Pre-Brunch Photo Shoot The Brunch was hosted by Fun Time Moms and The Funny Momma. The beautiful, hilarious, mom hosts for the afternoon. My girls and I had such a great time. The food and drinks were amazing, and the games were fun. This was my first year celebrating Galentine’s Day, but it’s a tradition I look forward to keeping up for years to come with even more of my sister friends. Check out a few more pictures of our fun afternoon.
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Live Laugh Love

Live Laugh Love

Empowerment, Inspiration
Like the rest of the world, I was in complete and utter shock by the untimely death of NBA legend, Kobe Bryant, and his daughter Gianna Bryant. Whether you were into basketball or not, you knew Kobe Bryant. And while I didn't know the man, his death feels personal. This morning I'm still in shock as I type this post. Some people seem almost invincible, but time and time again, life reminds us that no one is invincible, not even the greats. A few things come to mind when I reflect on how short life truly is; there are a few things I've learned and take away from this loss to the culture. Live Life Fearlessly: This is easier said than done, but if there is something you've always wanted…
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Life Is About Choices

Life Is About Choices

Empowerment, Inspiration
This may be a hard pill to swallow, but your life is a result of the choices you make. This may be a hard pill to swallow, but your life is a result of the choices you make. I know some things have happened to you. It wasn't your fault. They did it. If they hadn't done this, you wouldn't have done that. If they had done this, you could have done that. You didn't have a choice, right? My mother used to have a funny saying when I would tell her, "you have to take care of me or do this or do that." When I would say that to her, she would reply with, "All I have to do is stay black and die." I would laugh every…
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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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