My Hair, My Rules

Having natural hair in this century may just be the most difficult or annoying thing ever, when it’s really supposed to be the opposite. You’d think with all the new age Black Girl Magic and promotion of Blackness that people around you would be more supportive.


Well I can’t throw everyone under the bus, but it’s almost like the majority still has a problem with black girls being natural. Actually, let me rephrase that – there’s a problem with black girls being natural with a hair texture different from loose bouncy curls. Yup, I think that’s it. Whereas my coworker would get praised for having her hair out in all its curly glory, they’d look on me and ask if I don’t like combing my hair.

I don’t think people realize how much their words can affect a person. I don’t think they think at all. You know the saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” It’s a lie. No matter how tough you think you are words can affect you somehow.

Rule No. 1 – Constantly preaching negativity about one’s hair is not the way to go.

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Lifestyle, reflection

Currently I am ~ 14.03.18



Time – 5:15 p.m

Feeling – Tired & disappointed

Eating/Drinking – Curry Chicken, Broccoli, Fried Plantains, Spaghetti and water

Listening To – The music in my head, which happens to be soca (Kes – Hello)

Missing – Past relationships; every once in a while this happens. Is it some sort of sign/message? Should I reach out to them? Or am I missing what they offered me?

Wishing – I wrote as fast as the thoughts in my head come, reasons I’ve been hesitant about journaling. Also, I wish it wasn’t so hard to trust and believe in people. If only everyone actually meant what they said.

Should be Doing – Resting before I go to meeting later. It’s been a long couple of days.
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Do it for a CAUSE, not for APPLAUSE

When you decide to take on a project or a particular activity, who are you doing it for? 

When you join an organization with the hopes of giving back to the community, who are you doing it for?

When you go out of your way to help someone whether at work or on your daily commute, who are you doing it for?

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Anything you do in life, are you doing it because YOU want to do it or are you doing it to impress someone else. Throughout my years of university and even being employed, I’ve heard people say they’re only doing a particular activity so that it can look good on their resume/LinkedIn profile. Crazy, right? So they only want to appear well-rounded and interested in certain projects in hopes that their employer will fancy them.  Continue reading “Do it for a CAUSE, not for APPLAUSE”


Something is better than Nothing


Oh look, it’s March. So, basically January took three months to complete, February took two weeks and now we’re in March. Nonetheless we all set out to complete various tasks this year, month or week and as we may have figured out, time isn’t exactly on our side.

There are times when we feel overwhelmed or too tired to complete a goal this week and we simply decide to give up. Maybe we don’t give up overall, but decide to put it off for the next day/week or the following. Instead of putting it off why not find a way to shorten the amount of time you’d need?

Something is better than nothing.

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Hair, Lifestyle

Hair Update + New Products

Yeah yeah I know it has been awhile and I haven’t updated anything about my hair, but have no fear it’s still natural! So when we last spoke, I gave you guys all the deets about my current hair affairs aka HEAT DAMAGED. So far, it’s gotten better but still far from the best. One of the hardest things to do may be repairing damaged hair.

hair update

I’ve also been receiving comments from individuals about my hair, which is annoying as much as it is depressing. Can you imagine someone really asked me if I was mixed because of the texture of my hair? Yeah right. Someone also asked if I had relaxed the ends…….Like who would just relax the ends of their hair? Depending on my mood I’d explain the situation but most times I try my best to brush it off.  Continue reading “Hair Update + New Products”


It’s More Than JUST Blogging

Hey Guys! Happy Sunday, hope everyone enjoyed their day and ready to tackle a new week. As bloggers, like any other entrepreneurs we always have busy weekends, especially if we’re blogging while working a full-time job or attending school. While blogging may feel like our “calling” I feel like there’s some misconception when this is shared with our friends/family. I can understand that blogging may be something fairly new and most recently the term Influencers, but I’m here to show you that blogging is so much more.

One of the first things you’d hear when you tell someone you’re a blogger is, “so you write your feelings and post them online?” or “you get paid to post reviews online?” I’m pretty sure there are so many other snarky remarks you may receive. But, what people don’t understand is that blogging is also a business and you’re gaining a variety of skills while trying to perfect one.


These skills/jobs include:


If you’re a beginner you probably won’t have the means of hiring a personal photographer to get shots of you. So you have to improvise, which means purchasing your own camera and tripod. Then you have to learn how to use all this equipment on your own, how to pose, find the right lighting/background, photo editing software etc etc. Continue reading “It’s More Than JUST Blogging”


Currently I am ~ 14.02.18

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Time – 2:34 PM

Feeling – Nonchalant? Not sure how to describe my feeling at the current moment

Eating/Drinking – Water

Listening To – People in the office

Missing – The peace and quiet of being at home; how easy school life was (Enjoy the moment if you’re still there; those problems are nothing compared to the “real world”).

Wishing – I was on a yacht or at a hotel relaxing, somewhere I can see and hear the ocean/sea.

Should be Doing –  So much work, planning for meetings/fundraisers/blog posts/social time with friends and probably so many other stuff.
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Seasons are for a Reason


We all go through things in life, and I think if it’s one thing we always notice is nothing lasts forever. The lows we may feel, or a spontaneous high from something exciting; it’s all temporary.

A Season does not last a lifetime

Not trying to be the bearer of bad news here, but it’s the truth. Let’s talk about the bad first. Try and remember a time where you were scared at the outcome of something; or felt like “this is it” life has no meaning and the worst thing was currently happening to you. Now fast forward to present moment, was it really?

Were all of the things you thought of previously the worst things that could happen in you life? Were there no silver linings? Did they last forever? NO!

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At the Table

Pre-Valentine’s Baking: Red Velvet Cupcakes

Hey guys!! It’s one week till Valentine’s Day! I don’t know if that’s a big deal to y’all or not, but you’re welcome for the reminder *lol*. To bank on this celebration there was an idea to have a bake sale, in the theme “Cupcake for my Cupcake“; so before the actual plans go forward I decided to do a little test run.

Fun Fact: I used to bake a lot before college and it’s actually something I enjoy doing. We have a kitchen aid mixer, icing tools and a recipe book dedicated for cupcakes!



2 1/4 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
1 tsp Salt
1/2 Butter/Margarine
1 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
2 tbsp Red Food Coloring
1 1/2 tbsp Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs
1 cup Buttermilk
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Use Your 9-5 Job to Become a Better Blogger

Whether you said goodbye to the corporate life or you’re still slaving for a boss, what has the work world taught you in terms of blogging? Not only do you learn valuable skills which you can transfer into self-employment, but you also develop a base which can progress your blog life. Stay with me for a minute and don’t think I’m completely nuts.

For any person starting out in the blogging world it would be ideal to quit your job and blog 24/7. However, it may not be financially smart at this point; plus as easy as it may seem BLOGGING IS HARD WORK. So, how has you 9-5 shaped you into a better blogger?

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