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A Toast to 30…

Hey guys! I hope you’re having a great week! This month has been amazing so far. I’ve sold plenty of books, continued to make some great connections, and just celebrated my 30th birthday (October 18th). As some of you may know, the thought of turning thirty was something I’ve dreaded for a long time. It wasn’t until recently that I finally embraced the idea of entering a new decade in my life. (Read “Hello 30“). Well now that I’m thirty I have some goals I’d love to achieve. Y’all know I love my lists! So let’s get right into it…

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Fall Feels…

Hey guys! First – let me start by apologizing for being MIA the last couple of weeks! After my book launch party my body simply gave out and I spent some time battling pink eye and a fever. But I promise my time spent recovering wasn’t wasted! My slight hiatus gave me time to reflect on my work and where I see my blog and brand going. Now that I’m back, I’m eager as ever to kill it! And with fall officially upon us, I couldn’t be more excited. I often find with a transition into a new season, I get a resurgence of energy and motivation. I’m eager to tackle my goals, take on new challenges and embrace new opportunities. I have some major plans ahead and I hope that you guys are just as excited as I am!

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My Letter to a Black Girl…

I’m sure by now most of you heard of rapper Kodak Black openly expressing his disdain for black women on his Instagram a few days ago. After catching hell, he then proceeds to spell it out saying that he doesn’t like dark-skinned women (black bitches according to him) and prefers to date women that are light-skinned (aka “yellow hoes” – his words, not mine!). I think the general consensus amongst all black women (emphasis on ALL, light and dark) can be summed up as: NO ONE WANTS YOU! That being said, this young (and clearly ignorant) fella is not the first or last to express these types of thoughts. This light versus dark crap has been going on for far too long if you ask me. I think it’s safe to say that black women are one of the most criticized groups of people in society (just to be clear – I did not say the only group). Continue Reading

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Hello 30…

As a teenager, I pretty much idolized my twenties and dreaded anything that followed after that. In my eyes, being in your twenties signified one being in their prime- mentally, spiritually, and physically. My twenties meant that I was an adult – free to do what I pleased and fend for myself; and boy did I ever. Well, now that I’m twenty-nine and only a few months shy of turning the big 3-0, I have no choice but to face what I’ve feared for so long.

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Travel

La Vida en San Juan…

So last month, my boyfriend and I took our first vacation (aka BAE-cation) together. Our destination of choice was non-other than San Juan, Puerto Rico. With the help of my girlfriend Bashairra who is a kick-ass travel agent, we were able to have not only a memorable but also amazing getaway! For starters, we were picked up by our own private driver (AKA Rihanna’s long lost twin sister) who was super friendly and very informative. Then, we were taken to the beautiful Intercontinental San Juan hotel in Isla Verde which was situated right on the beach with a wide range of different restaurants, a pool bar, and gym (although I FORGOT to use it)! As soon as we touched down, we were eager to soak in the city and everything it had to offer. And let me tell you – it was a trip to remember!

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