empowerment, Self-Discovery

2017 Reflections

Whew, what more can I say about 2017.  It was filled with so many lessons, blessings, trials, and challenges. I wanted to share with you a few things that I learned about myself and others in 2017. Your growth will make others around you uncomfortable. My word for 2017 probably should have been uncomfortable instead… Continue reading 2017 Reflections

empowerment, Self-Discovery

That Girl

I never wanted to be that girl. You know that girl. The girl who likes attention. The girl that loves to shop at the mall. The girl who loves to eat at upscale restaurants and have brunch every weekend. The girl who must have designer shoes and handbags in every style and color possible. The… Continue reading That Girl

Books, empowerment, Friendships, Relationships, Self-Discovery

What If I Say Yes

Anyone who knows me knows I love to read. I come from a family of readers. Seriously, I don’t know anyone in my family who doesn’t read. One of my favorite childhood memories is my mom and I visiting a local used book store on Saturday mornings. It was the coolest place because you could… Continue reading What If I Say Yes

Career, empowerment, Self-Discovery

2015 Review

Happy New Year! I haven’t posted much this year as I haven’t been feeling inspired. I spent the first half of the year feeling dark and listless. Lack of energy and desire led me to finally give in to antidepressants. My doctor initially prescribed a higher dose and we have worked together over time to… Continue reading 2015 Review

empowerment, Relationships, Self-Discovery

Self-Preservation

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde I was reading a journal post earlier and this quote grabbed my attention.  As an avid reader, I’m ashamed to admit that I know very little about the author but her words speak volumes. There are… Continue reading Self-Preservation