I don’t know about you, but I’m EXTREMELY hard on myself!
If I’ve had an awkward exchange with a stranger, should have said something to someone but didn’t, or said something that I didn’t need to say, I feel guilty almost immediately.
I start to wonder if I am really this nice, sweet and compassionate person that I think I am, and who others describe me as. Continue reading
For 29 and a half years, I put my self-esteem and self-love in the hands of others.
I based the way I loved and accepted myself on the way other people loved and accepted me. This was draining, because their actions, words and attention were never enough. I was always left empty, more hurt and yearning for more. Continue reading
Have you wanted to say what needed to be said, but didn’t? Have you yearned to do something that you felt in your heart you should do, but changed your mind? Have you made decisions based on others’ advice versus following your intuition?
You made it! Here are the last ten pieces of wisdom I’ve learned in 30 years of life. Thank you so much for taking time out of your life to connect with my heart, soul and mind! I hope you enjoy the finale of my series, and that something spoke to you, touched you and encouraged you! Continue reading
This week, my lessons for life focus on living your best life and learning to love others. If you missed part one of this three part series, check out 30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years (Part One) now!
- Live your truth, there’s no time in life to fake it.
If you’re a blerd, prefer to eat versus exercise, enjoy sci-fi over reality TV, or books over movies; love it, accept it, be who you are, and how you feel like being you. As long as you aren’t hurting anyone else, be you to the fullest extent! Discover, develop and celebrate you! Continue reading
I’ve been on this earth for three decades – over 360 months, 1,500 weeks and 11,000 days. Over this time, I’ve learned some lessons about life, faith and love, and I feel like I learned the most in the last year of my 20s. I want to share 30 truths that I have come to know about being human, a Black woman, an introvert and having a relationship with God; some of which have come easy to me and others I’ve had to fight to understand. Here’s part one of a three-part series (of 10 lessons each) sharing the wisdom I carry with me each day. Continue reading
For most of my life, I’ve struggled with the way I look. I remember sitting in my parent’s bedroom as a child, on their bed, crying and asking, begging God to do a miracle and make my skin lighter.
When I woke up the next morning and looked in the mirror I was angry, sad and irritated. God knew the pain I experienced because of my chocolate, melanin-rich, sun-kissed skin. He made me this way and saw the way people teased me, called me ugly and how awkward I felt. He made me this way and He refused to change it.
I didn’t understand it and I refused to accept it. I grew up in a predominately white neighborhood, and at the time there were only one or two Black families around (including mine). Continue reading