I AM WORTHY. I AM ENOUGH. AND MY VOICE WILL BE HEARD.

Even with a platform that I’ve built from scratch by myself, for my healing, and to encourage my own people…I’ve lost my voice.

I let people “invalidate” me. I let lack of support humble me. I let the systematic oppression in the work place cause me to question my worth and silence my voice.

Even worse, I’ve found when passionately using my voice in leadership for other people…I became “problematic”, because no one else would truly speak up.

Then I ran into my own personal problems, where I needed people, I couldn’t pour from an empty cup. I was grieving…

but guess what?

I’m back up. I know where my help comes from and I know where my value is created, where it’s inspired. And I’m praying daily on how to fully regain my voice confidently, and purposefully. With out or without support, MY VOICE WILL BE HEARD! 🥰

If you’ve suffered from silence before or losing your voice, I’m here to tell you, 🗣”YOU ARE WORTHY. YOU ARE ENOUGH. AND YOUR VOICE WILL BE HEARD.” Period. 💅🏾

#ImComingDifferent & I hope you’re here to join!

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TODAY I CHOOSE TO RESET– BUT I’M STILL TAKING ACTION

Like many of you…over the past few weeks I have been rotating through the emotions of ANGER, SORROW, GRIEF, HELPLESSNESS, slight JOY when I see us working together, and then FURSTRATION when I see us tearing one another apart.

Say their names…

#GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTaylor #AhmaudArbery

Per usual, every month we’re being triggered via social media by another senseless death, whether it’s unnecessary racial profiling, police brutality, or just plain old hate.

Because you know…155 years later, we still don’t belong here.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been TIRED. I’ve been TRIGGERED. And honestly, there’s only so much I’m willing to bare…because I just can’t. Going back to March, when quarantine officially went into effect…I notice there were videos circulating on social media of another one of our Brothers being slain #AhmaudArbery. I let a week go by before allowing myself to watch the video. Not because I didn’t care, but again I AM TIRED! I refuse to normalize watching my Brothers and Sisters being slain by the white man or to police brutality. I just refuse to constantly be in fear, or paranoid for my Brothers and Sisters. Do you know it drives my anxiety when my boyfriend tells me he’s going for a walk…it shouldn’t be this way, but it’s the reality we live in. We literally have to be careful over simply trying to exercise or get fresh air.

Anyway, after watching the video of #AhmaudArbery I instantly fell into tears. It’s not fair, it’s not right, and it hurts. I didn’t get the opportunity to #runforAhmaud, but I donated $26 in honor of his 26th Birthday (S/O to you Keeks for inspiring this initiative)

A few weeks later, I’ve learned of #BreonnaTaylor, a sister that was slain in her sleep by the Louisville Metro Police department. (Read more on her story here.) My heart bleeds for her and the many other Black Women who have lost their innocent lives due to racial profiling and/or police brutality.

Then there was #SeanReed

Then there was #GeorgeFloyd slain by Minneapolis Police Department. Again I waited days before watching the video, and since I have, I’ve been disheartened, disturbed, sad, uncomfortable, disdained, troubled, hurt, and embarrassed by the carelessness of our country…

Again, Say Their Names….

#GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTaylor #AhmaudArbery #TamirRice #TrayvonMartin #MikeBrown #SeanReed #SandraBland #KennyWatkins #PhilandoCastile #EricGarner

And the list goes on…

Image from Fort Lauderdale, Fl protest.
Image from Fort Lauderdale, Fl protest.
Image from Fort Lauderdale, Fl protest.
Image from Fort Lauderdale, Fl protest.
Image from Fort Lauderdale, Fl protest. #ProtectThisBlackWoman

Our country is in uproar, and we ought to make noise. We ought to be a part of demanding both justice and change. We ought to get up and protest, we ought to hold our companies accountable #pulluporshutup, we ought to be selective with our black dollars.

I’ve been unemployed, but I’ve donated more over the past few months than I ever have with a salaried job, because you know what I’m TIRED, and I refuse to be a bystander during this time of change.

But you know what else…

I need rest. I need to allow myself grace just as allow myself rage. Like my brothers and sisters that have lost their lives, while I’m here…I deserve to BREATHE.

Between the exposure on social media of the many other slain Black-African Americans across the US…both past cases that didn’t receive national recognition and the present distasteful videos of police overusing their force at protest. My mental has been overloaded. My emotions have been all over the place.

Again, I’ve been rotating through the emotions of ANGER, SORROW, FRUSTRATION, GRIEF, HELPLESSNESS…you name it.

But I’m learning to take a rest.

I’m learning it’s okay to put the phone down and log off of social media.

I woke up this morning and decided:

Today I choose to reset, and not be bound by the troubles happening around me.

Today I chose self-care.

Today I chose to detach from social media.

Today I went out and got my first pedicure since Quarantine enforcement. (#PraiseHim)

Today I chose to sign every unsigned petition in support of receiving Justice for the many Black African Americans across the US.

Today I chose to educate myself.

Today, June 5, 2020, I chose to donate $27 in remembrance of #BreonnaTaylor

Today I chose to make a strategic commitment to limiting my exposure to triggering content, but also stay up to date on current matters. (No social media from sunrise to 3pm)

Today I chose to RESET, and not be bound by my emotions. Today I chose to re-channel my negative energy by tapping into my personal passions: writing, uplifting, giving, and educating.

Today I chose to walk in my purpose, use my voice, and start with what I have in front of me.

Join me in taking action:

Petitions to sign

Hands Up Act

Support The Passage of Georgia’s Hate Crime Bill

Defund The Police

More protection for Black Trans Women UK

Links to Supporting justice for #BreonnaTaylor

https://www.standwithbre.com/

Take Action

If you know of my petitions to sign or you’d like to bring awareness to any other social injustices in the US, drop the links below, and I’ll be sure to share!

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I’m Coming Out

[A carefree weekend in North Miami Beach.]

I’m coming out…

I’m coming out of fear…

I’m coming out of depression…

I’m coming out of self doubt…

I’m coming out of comfortability…

I’m coming out of laziness…

I’m coming out of disorganization…

I’m coming out of complaining…

I’m coming out of the ring…

It’s been quite some time since I’ve opened myself up to even write, yet alone post to my blog. Since about February of this year I’ve been battling depression.

Just as I was finding my way out, I lost my Dad in April (Rest in Peace). Shortly after, May, I’ve come to terms with being unhappy in my relationship. Nonetheless, I work in an industry and field that is always filled with chaos (but I chose this life, so I have to deal with it, lol).

Whilst enduring it all, I’m learning…

Life will always deliver a new battle. We just have to remember how to fight by stepping out of the ring. Fighting not by flesh, but by spirit. Not with anger, but always in love. Overcoming anxiety by giving all to God. Yes we may feel, we my cry, we may hurt, but we must remember…

The battle is never ours…

[2 Chronicles 20:15 (NLT) He said, “Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.]

Life’s test are not here to destroy us, but to grow us. Pray for wisdom in the battle, joy through the rain, and discernment to recognize the bigger picture.

[ James 1: 2-6 (NLT) Dear brothers and sisters,[a] when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.]

Victory is available to us all, when we find strength in leaning onto God. We must find hope that there is peace in walking with God, and a breath of fresh air when we decide not to take on every burden by ourselves.

[John 16:33 (NLT) I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

If you’re like me and feeling beat from life’s struggles, join me in COMING OUT OF THE RING. Challenge yourself to trust in God. Challenge your self to open up to more people (your confidants and/or spiritual friends). Challenge yourself to do something you love. Ask God to renew your heart desires. Stop making excuses and sign up for the gym or search for a therapist (things I need to do, lol). Make the decision to choose victory or at least believe that this too shall past. Subscribe to my blog if you haven’t already, LOL! Cause I’M COMING OUT! And you should too!

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“The Girlfriend/Wife Test”

Okayy…So I was scrolling on social media, and I saw this post.

FIRST OF ALLLL! My mama will tell you, I have a zero tolerance for cleaning after grown people. Growing up, I’ve always had to clean after my older brother, and I hated it. He was the only boy of course, so as you can imagine, SPOILED Rotten!

When it was time to clean up, I always felt it was my brothers job to take out the trash. I would clean the kitchen and try skipping the trash. But I remember one day my mother yelled at me “You’ll be a nasty woman if you wait on a man to take out the trash all your life…” It was something like that, along with a bunch of you don’t wait on a man to do anything. Although, I was quite offended that my mom would never force my brother to even wash a dish…now that I’m older, I recognize even more she was right.

Not only does her statement resonate for young women, it resonates for men too…If you’re waiting on a woman to clean after you…then you’ll grow to be a nasty man.

At 25, living on my own, there isn’t a man that comes over and takes out my trash, or better yet open the jar of pickles that I like. [OKURRR]

Anyway…Looking at this photo again…

This logic is honestly disgusting. If I walked into a man’s house that looked like this, ain’t no going on a date (I know that’s improper English, but let me vent). At this point, if your house looks like this…do you even brush your teeth? Do you even bathe properly? LMAO, I know it sounds crazy, but these are my thoughts. Like who raised you?

Are you even mentally stable enough to be dating right now? Because only someone not in their right mind would be comfortable with this…even if its a “test”.

If I really liked (past tense because even in make-believe this wouldn’t work out) this said guy willing to pull a crazy stunt like this, I’d tell him he needs to clean up up before we leave, and chances are…I still wouldn’t lift a finger.

9xs out of 10, I don’t help people unless I see them first helping themselves. So whether its related to cleanliness or giving sound advice. You better help yourself first.

So to the fellas out there trying to test women…don’t play yourself. Cause I’m telling all my homegirls how dirty you are before I could ever pass this test.

Oh and for the mama’s waiting for your son’s girlfriend to come help in the kitchen, Sis, I AM GUEST! Unless we reach a true level of being family, I’m staying in my place.

Where I’m from it’s actually rude to be in people’s kitchen uninvited.

So if you want to test a Woman on something, try having an intellectual conversation on real life scenarios, politics, or even sports if that’s your thing…

If you have to test a Woman on her personal cleanliness, (I don’t condone this…) just pop up to her house unannounced. If you want to see if she can cook, plan a date night where you both make a meal together. Though, if your expectations of a “good wife” is to cook and clean..for you…than I hate to tell ya, but ya signing up for a failed marriage. okayyy..

Ladies….Would You Have Passed This Test…OR FAILED?

I’ll holla!

#BLOGGERCHALLENGE – 28 & Wingin It – ALLABOUTTHESCRUBLIFE.COM

28 & Winging It

As promised in my post “25 & WINGIN’ IT”. I will be sharing all post submitted in my blogger’s challenge. I’ve asked all my subscribers, readers, and bloggers friends to participate by sharing their very own Fun Facts, Confessions, and Lesson. Please read the post submission below from our up and coming Nurse, and Blogger, Tanya, from AllAboutTheScrubLife.COM

As you know I celebrated my twenty-eighth birthday about 2 weeks ago and I feel like I’ve been winging my last couple years in my 20’s. Like I mentioned in my birthday post Year Ventiocho , my goal is to be fully at peace and to be more in tuned with myself. I had plans of sharing things I learnt over the last year, but then my blogger sista over at Passionate Woman started a challenge where you write about fun facts, lessons and confessions about yourself so I thought why not kill two birds with one stone. So here goes.


FUN FACTS

  1. I was born in Northampton, England but grew up on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Antigua.
  2. Pepperoni pizza is my absolute favorite thing to eat.
  3. When I love and care about someone, I go above and beyond for them ALWAYS.
  4. My middle name Kylie came from the Australian singer Kylie Minogue.
  5. I get most of my work done with music or the tv on in the background.
  6. I love to read and watch T.V (2 of my hobbies).
  7. I once represented my country (Antigua) playing netball for the under 16 natoinal team.
  8. I cut and colored my hair and now I’m feeling like a new woman!
  9. I have become obsessed with journaling.
  10. I used to be the life of the party, now I’m becoming the grandma of the party ( a girl gotta get her beauty sleep lol).

CONFESSIONS

11. I am a very nice and giving person which is a good thing but 80% of the time my niceness gets me in trouble.

12. If I would stop being lazy and stop procastinating, I would accomplish a lot more.

13. I am a super emotional person. I cry for almost everything whether it be happy or sad, shoot I cry watching my favorite T.V shows or reading a book just because.

14. I used to buy people’s friendship, not so much with money but by doing things to please them; that wasn’t what I stood for.

15. I use to get teased about my “big lips” when I was growing up that I became super insecure and would try to hide them.

16. I have gotten so caught up with helping others that I end up forgetting to take care of me, It is ok to take care of yourself first before taking care of others. One of my favorite scripture that I’ve been trying to follow more is Matthew 7:3-5

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photo cred: Kendra Nicole// Shirt by: Black Owned & Co

LESSONS

17. Some people just aren’t good for you even when you want them to be. Beware of people like that.

18. I can’t keep living to please others. I’ve had to learn this the hard way on numerous occasions, I am still learning to put myself first and do what’s best for me.

19. It’s ok to follow your dreams even though others may not support, once you believe in yourself that’s all that really matters.

20. I learned very recent believe it or not that consistency and discipline goes a very long way.

21. It’s ok to grow apart from some people, even those who you’ve known for most of your life. Life goes on and some people just don’t deserve to be in that chapter of your life. As the saying goes “Some people come into your life for a reason, season or lifetime” it is up to you to figure out which friends fit into which category.

22. I am unique and Slaying in my lane is much better than trying to be in competition with others.

23. Be more appreciative of the people in your life, the ones who genuniely love and care about you.

24. Manifestation, meditation, and journaling has made me become more in tuned with myself- Proof that

25. Being in tuned, at peace and genuinely loving yourself is important. Happiness comes from within and no one should have control over that (still learning).

26. The journey to my ultimate goal may not be the same as others but everyone’s path is different. I may take an alternate route to achieving my goals but best believe I’ll get there.

27. Learning and growing is all apart of life. Keep learning and growing, you’ll be amazed by how much you really don’t know.

28. What is for you will ALWAYS be for you, remember nothing happens before it’s time.

I am still learning many things along the way, I hope I can learn more and get a grasp on life as the days go by.


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Feel Free to Join the Challenge: Do you have any Fun Facts, Confession, Lesson you’d like to share? Tag a friend or two other bloggers to participate and I’ll feature your submissions/blogs on my site! Just tag #BloggerChallenge “(Include your age here) & Wingin’ It”! 

 

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#BLOGGERCHALLENGE – 24 & Wingin’ It – URBNCASTLES.COM

24 & Winging It #BloggerChallenge

As promised in my post “25 & WINGIN’ IT”. I will be sharing all post submitted in my blogger’s challenge. I’ve asked all my subscribers, readers, and bloggers friends to participate by sharing their very own Fun Facts, Confessions, and Lesson. Please read the post submission below from Blogger Darquitta G. from URBNCASTLES.COM


 
Inspired by Courtney Saunders of Passionate Woman Blog Post about being 25 and Wingin’ It. This post will include My fun facts, confessions, and lessons thus far.
 
HERE WE GO!
 
24th BirthDay | Las Vegas 2018
 
Fun Fact:
1. When i meet people they usually think i’m shy. Im not shy at all! Im very social and friendly when i get to know people, but i’m extremely observant. I like to pay attention to body language and see if you’re the kind of person i want to be around. if i remain quite, something about your personality, comments or vibes has rubbed me the wrong way.
2. My favorite color is burnt orange and A clean shade of white.
3. I have an obsession with rose gold watches. I have a collection of 22 of them.
4. i’m entrepreneur to a small and upcoming Clothing store Shop UbnCastles.
5. I’ve lost seventy-six pounds in eight months #VSG
6. I am the youngest child and family means the world to me.
7. I’m a Pisces Baby! (March 9th)
 
24th Birthday | Las Vegas
 
Confessions:
8. I love chocolate and Sour candy
9. I don’t have any tattoos
10. I’m the “strong friend” that everyone asks for help, but never genuinely checks on. (working on removing people who only get in touch with me to get something from me).
11. When i’m upset i “talk through my nose” (whatever that means lol)
12. I keep my distance when i notice negative behavior. I try not to reciprocate negativity (be petty). i’d rather stop talking and remove myself until i figure out how to address the situation respectfully.
13. I’m Still Grieving from my close friend, Tiauna, passing last August.
14. I’ve suffered from depression since her passing. I’m learning how to cope and talk about it with the help of my awesome boyfriend and seeing a therapist once a month.
15. I hate scary movies.
16. My 2018 New Years Resolution was to Make positive personality changes and i’ve been addressing, apologizing and changing my negative behaviors. Im extremely around of myself thus far.
 
One of the last events we got to go to before her passing.One of the last events we got to go to before her passing.
Tiauna & I | CurlFest 2017
 
Lessions:
17. Pay Attention To body language and things people don’t say. Actions speak louder than words.
18. Not everyone is meant to have permanent residency in your life. Some are just temporary lessons passing through. Learn how to let people and situations go.
19. It’s okay to not be okay! I have been trying to hold it all together, but I can’t do it alone. It’s unhealthy for me to keep it all in and pretend i’m okay just to please others. I have found peace in confiding in the very few people I trust, but i know i have more work to do.
20. Don’t let negative people get comfortable being negative in your life. Address the issue the first time & if it continues remove them from your space. You become The energies you allow into your life.
21. Take care of your health now. Your future children need you.
22. Speak to a licensed therapist. Even when everything is going right.
23. Self Care and Self Motivation is everything!
24. Stop announcing ideas and accomplishments prematurely.
 
 

#BLOGGERCHALLENGE – 23 & Winging It – MsSparkleandGlow.com

23 AND WINGIN IT #BLOGGERCHALLENGE

As promised in my post “25 & WINGIN’ IT”. I will be sharing all post submitted in my blogger’s challenge. I’ve asked all my subscribers, readers, and bloggers friends to participate by sharing their very own Fun Facts, Confessions, and Lesson. Please read the post submission below from dearest, and first Blogger Friend, Kerona, of from MSSPARKLEANDGLOW.COM

23 And Wingin It

23 And Wingin It. My blogger friend Courtney who is the blogger behind Passionate Woman started a blogger challenge where you share your fun facts, confessions and lessons along the way. Of course I decided to join the challenge so here I go!.

FUN FACTS:

1. I’m a shy person but once you get to know me you realize the crazy down to earth person I am.

2. My favourite colour is purple and I am also loving Burgundy and Grey.

3. Fashion was never in my intentions as being part of my blog but I stepped out of my shell and I started loving it.

4. When i’m not blogging or youtubing my 9-5 is being an entrepreneur to a small and upcoming beauty store.

5. I’m an introvert learning day by day to socialize more.

6. I am an only child. And my mom means the world to me.

7. I’m a libran #libran baby

23 And Wingin It

 

CONFESSIONS:

8. I have convos with myself like i’m talking to someone else lol.

9. Sometimes I wish I had more weight.

10. I struggle with me self esteem at times.

11. I’m scared of loosing my mom.

12. Never would my past self ever post a youtube video but here I am today a youtuber.

13. Sometimes I wish I could be invisible so I can smack some sense into peoples head.

14. People think I am a high school student.

15. I’m scared of falling in love again but at the same time if it comes along i’m open to the idea.

 

LESSONS:

16. Never think a failed relationship is a waste of time. Use it as lessons and stepping stones to choose wisely and accept the love you deserve.

17. Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve you get hurt easily that way, be more cautious with your heart.

18. Exercising patience is something you need on a day to day basis.

19. Not everyone is meant to have permanent residency in your life some are just temporary lessons passing through.

20. Family does not always have to be blood. Its the people who stand by you when you need them most and the people who accept you in their live with open arms.

21. Don’t live your life based on the past. Forgive those who hurt you and move on.

22. Life will always have challenges. Just take things one day at a time and leave it all in God’s hands.

23. You can do anything you put your mind to.


CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL POST, AND TO CHECK OUT OTHER BLOGS BY MSSPARKLEANDGLOW!


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#BLOGGERCHALLENGE – 24 & Wingin’ It – Teearaida.com

As promised in my post “25 & WINGIN’ IT”. I will be sharing all post submitted in my blogger’s challenge. I’ve asked all my subscribers, readers, and bloggers friends to participate by sharing their very own Fun Facts, Confessions, and Lesson. Please read the post submission below from my dear Blogger Friend, Teeara Sharif, from www.teearaida.com


 

ATL blogger Courtney Saunders started this dope blogger challenge which will allow you to dig a little deeper into my lifestyle with the fun facts, confessions and life lessons. It was recently passed along to me by Krissy Lewis.

Let’s get into this!

Fun Facts:

1. I really hate dogs well Pit Bulls and Rottweiler probably because I’ve got attacked twice. Like dragged across the floor and once running through hoods and day care centers. My friends still laugh for days about that one

2. I have a thing for those ladies in pink and green! All of my love! I’m apart of the first black greek sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Incorporated.

3. I graduated with my Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communications from Virginia State University my favorite HBCU

4. I do have a nickname and its Butter my family call me this. I use to steal butter out the fridge and eat it when I was younger I’m surprised I don’t have high cholesterol

5. I’m very strong-minded, passionate and take friendship very serious!

6. I have a high interest in acting. I will probably mock ya mother and have her personality down pack

7. I’m addicted to wings!

8. I’m in love with my short haircut don’t think I’ll ever go back long

9. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Rihanna! She’s my sister I always remind myself, girl why you worried Rihanna live her life not giving an F*** what others think. Do what makes you happy.

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Confessions

1. I worry more than someone’s grandmother. This is something I’m working on!

2. I have a boyfriend who’s my chocolate drop! Boo’d up Boo’d up when I’m with you I cant breathe

3. I’m always telling myself I’m not doing enough

4. I hate talking in front of large groups… but that’s a goal to overcome

5. I like to take a risk and do things many people are afraid to do like picking up moving to a new city

6. I just started embracing my middle name “Ida” when I started my blog. I use to tell people I didn’t have a middle name because I thought it sounded like an old lady name but I’m named after my grandma who I never met so I should be embracing it!

7. I use to be so uncomfortable taking pictures but now confidence on a 1000 embrace your imperfections you bad shawty!

8. I use to be an angry person and didn’t know how to show much affection. Sis was going through some serious things but I’ve learned to embrace love

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Lessons

1. If you don’t take care of anything else take care of your mental health! Don’t let anybody tell you seeing a therapist is for crazy people!

2. Everything you go through is not to punish you but to prepare you for something bigger and better embrace the struggle

3. Everyone won’t understand your story and that’s okay! If you’re from the hood and work in Corporate America embrace that shit you sitting in that seat your worthy

4. Don’t live your life based on what your others want or you will be unhappy. If it makes sense to you that’s all that matters

5. Don’t let your struggles determine your future

6. Embrace those struggles because those hard bricks are aiming to build your strength

7. Continue to work as if no one is watching someone is watching trust me!

8. Your mind will always believe everything you feed it. So feed it faith feed it positive thoughts and feed it with love

I also dig a little deeper sharing 10 hard lessons I learned in my 20’s as I overcame many obstacles.  How much do we have in common I would love to hear some of your confessions or even lesson you overcame.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL POST, AND TO CHECK OUT OTHER BLOGS BY Teeara Sharif!


Feel Free to Join the Challenge: Do you have any Fun Facts, Confession, Lesson you’d like to share? Tag a friend or two other bloggers to participate and I’ll feature your submissions/blogs on my site! Just tag #BloggerChallenge “(Include your age here) & Wingin’ It”! 

 

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#BLOGGERCHALLENGE – 25 & Wingin’ It – KrissyLewis.com

BLOGGER CHALLENGE: 25 & WINGIN’ IT

As promised in my post “25 & WINGIN’ IT”. I will be sharing all post submitted in my blogger’s challenge. I’ve asked all my subscribers, readers, and bloggers friends to participate by sharing their very own Fun Facts, Confessions, and Lesson. Please read the post submission below from my dear sista-friend, Blogger, Youtuber, Krissy Lewis, from KrissyLewis.com

A fellow ATL blogger, Courtney of Passionate Woman CS, created the “25 & Winging It” challenge as a way to reflect on who we are, truths, and lessons. I personally love a good challenge, especially if it allows me to dig deeper into my layers. This challenge has been making its way around different blogs and eventually got to me (shout out to Michaela of ADashofMichaela.com).Well, here it goes. I’m 25 and DEFINITELY wingin’ it!

Fun Facts

  1. I’m a hugger and cuddler. One of my love languages is physical touch, so I love being able to physically show my friends and family that I love them.
  2. Black and pink are my favorite. 80% of my closet consists of black clothes and any decor, office materials, etc. must have some sort of pink in it.
  3. I have a phobia of rats and small places. I literally lose my mind, I just can’t!
  4. I can’t control my facial expressions. I honestly suck at it but at least you know you can always count on me for a honest feedback, lol.
  5. My girl crush is SZA, it’s a bit embarrassing so I STAN in the comfort of my own privacy.
  6. I’m a very dedicated and ambitious person, it takes A LOT to make quit.
  7. I’m the oldest of three.
  8. I love writing, before blogs and articles, I wrote poetry.
  9. I used to be a cheerleader.
  10. I have 5 tattoos.

Confessions

  1. I doubt myself more than I’d like to admit.
  2. My sweet tooth is unhealthy and I need help.
  3. I’m really, really bad at math.
  4. I don’t know how to play spades. (you still can’t revoke my black card so carry on)
  5. I hated my natural hair the first few months after my big chop. It was such a big change and I had no idea what to do with my hair.
  6. I honestly do want a meaningful and loving relationship, not now, but in life. I’ve had an abundance of love from the women in my life, but I do lack it tremendously from men — daddy issues and well balance is nice.
  7. I was diagnosed with epilepsy 6 years ago.
  8. I don’t have a driver’s license and I’m lowkey scared of driving.
  9. I’ve been to therapy and probably will go back in the near future.
  10. I really love to laugh and smile. It’s one of my favorite things to do.
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Photo Cred: Ross

Lessons

  1. You never stop growing, growth is a part of life.
  2. Self-love and discipline are essential.
  3. You have to consistently and constantly work: on you, on relationships, on your craft, etc.
  4. You have to be resilient, regardless of how much you plan, anything can happen at any moment and you have to figure it out.
  5. The only way you can fail is by not doing and not improving.

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Feel Free to Join the Challenge: Do you have any Fun Facts, Confession, Lesson you’d like to share? Tag a friend or two other bloggers to participate and I’ll feature your submissions/blogs on my site! Just tag #BloggerChallenge “(Include your age here) & Wingin’ It”! 

 

“Turning Negatives Into Positives, One Blog at a Time…”- Passionate Woman


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#BLOGGERCHALLENGE 27 & WINGIN’ IT – RockNRy.COM

As promised in my latest post “25 & WINGIN’ IT”. I will be sharing all post submitted in my blogger’s challenge. I’ve asked all my subscribers, readers, and bloggers friends to participate by sharing their very own Fun Facts, Confessions, and Lesson. Please read the post submission below from Mommy blogger, TeArrace Sherman from RockNRy.com . If you’re looking for an authentic, loving, Mom Blog, be sure to check her out!

27 & Wingin’ It
 
Moms always taught me to be up to any challenge. I accepted the Bloggers challenge made by Passionate Woman CS for bloggers to make fun facts, confessions & lessons! Check it out!
 
FUN  FACTS
  1. I like to dance..almost anywhere & anytime
  2. I love to sing ( just turn the music up so you can’t hear me) lol
  3. I want a house in the country w/a white picket fence
  4. I love seafood..shrimp, lobster, crab legs, craw-fish, crab cakes “you naaaame it”
  5. I am good at sewing. I taught myself to sew pants, skirts and shirts with no pattern
  6. My dream job was a firefighter (#3 in Confessions is why I’m not) lol
  7. I want 3 children..total.
  8. I like to swim
CONFESSIONS
  1. I think I like someone (lol)
  2. I’m scared of heights
  3. I’m claustrophobic (why I could never be a fire fighter)
  4. I’m a Gemini, yes the two different personalities are true, but the personality that stays the same is the one that loves deep.
  5. I’m spoiled…THERE I FINALLY SAID IT
  6. Everyone around me thinks I’m conceited when I’m just aware of my beauty.
  7. Everyone thinks I’m mean but I always come from a place of love (no matter how it comes off)
  8. Once my mind is made, it can’t be changed.
  9. I am passionate, protective and crazy over my daughter!
LESSONS
  1. Be careful who you have children with!
  2. Everything isn’t for everyone, if it works for them..or you then that is all that matters.
  3. Always do whats best for you, no matter how bad you think you want it! If it doesn’t feel right it isn’t right!
  4. Treat others how you want to be treated.
  5. ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS love yourself!!!
  6. Need those who need you!! Can’t stress that enough, those leeches, and Debbie downers, lumps on the logs, leave them to themselves.
  7. P.US.H…..Pray Until Something Happens! It works!
  8. Be honest at all times. I don’t know about any of you but it bothers me to keep the truth. The truth shall set you free!!
  9. Work hard, play harder.
  10. You’re never too old to learn!
UNTIL NEXT TIME!

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Feel Free to Join the Challenge: Do you have any Fun Facts, Confession, Lesson you’d like to share? Tag a friend or two other bloggers to participate and I’ll feature your submissions/blogs on my site! Just tag #BloggerChallenge “(Include your age here) & Wingin’ It”! 

“Turning Negatives Into Positives, One Blog at a Time…”- Passionate Woman


Legal Disclaimer: All content from blog post to events are Copyrighted by PassionateWomanCS. Any content stolen and/or misused without documented consent may be taken into legal matters. Please click here to make contact for any collaboration or features.