Your Destiny Lives Inside Your Hearts Desire.

When Your Plans Fail Yet The Outcome Remains The Same.

In the year 2010, I enrolled in The Writer’s Institute Of Children’s Literature. The online writing course filled my heart with so much joy. I learned so much about children’s literature. Completing my assignments was a breeze. I felt like I was beginning to move in the right direction because I’ve always wanted to become a writer. But after seven months, all that comes to a screeching halt! My dream was placed on the back burner because I could no longer afford the writing classes. I had to do what was necessary to stabilize my circumstances financially. I can remember during that time, my future seemed so far away. My conditions seem so much bigger than my goals, I really couldn’t see past my circumstances. So for an extended period of time, I felt stuck. And in feeling stuck, I became extremely depressed. Continue reading

All Great Achievements Require Time

Do the best you can with what you have.

In November 2014, God blessed my husband and me to become first-time homeowners. It was a dream we shared together for many years. I can remember laying in bed with my husband during pillow talk two-years prior, discussing what our life would be like if we ever owned a home. We imagined raising our children in a family oriented location with a fantastic school system while also giving them a childhood home filled with beautiful memories. It was nice sharing the possibilities of building a better life for our family. And so the process of finding a home began. Continue reading

Charity By Design: ALEX AND ANI

My First Purchase

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, my dear friend Nykisha and I visited the National Harbor for me to photograph head shots of her for her upcoming project. After our photo shoot, we walked the Harbor looking for a cool place to eat. On our way to the restaurant, we trolled into ALEX AND ANI which is one of Nykisha’s favorite places to shop. Continue reading

How To Stay Focus When Everything Seem To Be Going Wrong?

#ProtectingYourPeace #SelfCare

None of us are oblivious to being disappointed. Excuse my French, but shit happens. Even while trying to do all the right things, sometimes conflict seems to come out of nowhere. That’s life right? Although life happens, most of us are taught to make lemonade out of the sour lemons that have been tossed in our direction. And yes that sounds sweet, but what about the feelings of sadness, anger, confusion, and lack of trust deriving from the situations we sometimes find ourselves associated? The recipe for developing pink lemonade doesn’t sound as easy to create? Continue reading

Iyanla Vanzant: Tapping the Power Within.

Book Club Series Introduction

 

Unapologetic living for me is all about taking back my power to be myself without shame. Without caring about the boxes, people try to put me in. Without being upset about the lies, people have created with the hope of destroying my character. Without hiding or trying to convince people, I am kind, worthy or desperately screaming, “PICK ME! PICK ME! I promise I am loyal. I promise am good.” I do not need validation to live. I have to own that fact by walking it out, doing what is right for me. Continue reading