As the hustle and frenzy of the holiday season wears off, many of us take some time to think about the things we weren’t able to accomplish in the year that has so quickly passed us by. Maybe you want to become a vegan, save more money, or write a book. You’re determined to make the upcoming year matter, and you think of everything you want to do. Then you write them down and wait until January 1st to go after your goals.
Hello everyone…I’m Monique. A blogger, self-published author, college graduate (BBA and MBA holder), Libra, and a woman in love. Not to toot my own horn, but I think I’ve got it going on! I have a job that I love, travel often, have friends that I adore, and drive the car that I want. I know that some people would beg to differ, because with all of my accomplishments I’m still an unmarried, childless woman that’s pushing 31. Something has to be wrong with me right? Like where they do that at?!
Life is a beautiful thing. One thing is for sure, nothing is perfect and nothing is guaranteed. So many things can happen, so many things can change. With that being said, why do we make things difficult by having so many expectations? Are you still waiting for that guy that keeps playing games to change? Do you wonder why that one friend is never truly excited for you? Does frustration take over you the minute you think about how hard your new job or school has been? Are you hard on a family member because they are not living up to your expectations? If any of this is the case, you are in essence, setting yourself up for disappointment. The truth is; having too many expectations is not that great.
Hello June! This month has been super exciting for me so far, from vacations, to attending BBQ’s and completing my third novel, I must say that I’m having a great time! However, that’s not all that I’m blushing over! Can you believe that it’s been ONE YEAR since I officially launched Monique Elise?! Happy Birthday to moniqueelise.com! Looking back on when I first began, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I knew is that I wanted to write, share my thoughts and connect with my readers. When I first launched my site, I hit the ground running! Continue Reading
Two of my favorite female artists are Rihanna and Beyonce. Besides the number of hits each of these ladies have released over the last few years, I’ve always admired their ability to not only embrace being a black woman, but also being a sexually liberated black woman. We’re living during a time where women’s empowerment and feminism is at an all-time high, especially with pop culture. But before there was Rih Rih and Bey, there was platinum selling artist, Adina Howard. Back in the nineties, Ms. Howard was a rarity amongst her peers. A woman that was unapologetically sexy while embracing her sexuality through her music and image. Continue Reading