Ladies ladies ladies. I’m not here to judge. I have way too much going on in my own life to be judging anyone. But listen, we’ve got to do better when it comes to putting all of our personal relationship business in the streets. Let me get to the point. Relationships are a beautiful thing. Love is a beautiful thing. Many crave relationships and even more believe that marriage is their calling. That’s all fine and dandy. Do me one favor though…
Yes. I’m a perceived introvert. I’d prefer a night alone with a glass of wine and a good documentary or Pixar movie, over a night out on the town with friends. I have ONE person I consider to be a friend. Yes, I said one. Don’t judge me. I don’t like clubs or bars. I’d prefer a coffee shop…with headphones in. I’m the type of person who would love having many friends, but I won’t hold my breath waiting for that to happen. Nope, I’m not a phone person either. I’m horrible, I know. The life of a perceived introvert.
Although I love a life of peace and tranquility, I’m not what you would call an extreme introvert, whatever that means. I love talking to people and can hold a conversation with almost anyone I meet. I’m goofy, love to laugh, and have been told I talk way too much. I’ve also been told that I’m approachable. That makes me feel good to know that I’m not a victim of the bitch-face syndrome that drives people away. Maybe it’s my smile. I gain new friendships easily, keeping them is another story (I’m working on keeping in contact with people as we speak). In romantic relationships, I’m very normal.
“My introvert mentality doesn’t interfere with my family or romantic relationship, but it does make it harder for me to keep friends who may not understand that I need more space than the average person…but we still cool. you know?”
Continue reading Life As A Perceived Adult Introvert: What It’s Really Like Being An Introvert
The other day a young lady confided in me via Instagram. She spoke to me about her lack of faith of finally reaching her calling in life. I was honored that she felt comfortable enough to confide in me, and I enjoyed our heartfelt conversation. After the conversation was over, I sat and thought for a while. This young lady isn’t the only one having trouble believing that her blog, business, personal life, or job will finally grow in the way of her vision. There are many people out there, including myself, that sometimes wonder if what we’re doing will finally pay off, and when.
“Faith It, Until You Make it.” ~Erica Dias~
It’s so easy to become discouraged when you look around and see everyone’s vision falling into place but yours. What we don’t see on the surface is all the hard work, sleepless nights, failures, stressful days, effort, praying over, and faith building these individuals have put into their work in order to bring their vision to reality. So this is the basis of this blog post. Continue reading Purpose. Power. Persistence: Having Faith When You’re Discouraged
“I’m not the average girl from your video, and I ain’t built like a super model, but I learned to love myself unconditionally, because I am a queen.” ~India Arie~
Everything about me screams lady. I’m feminine. I’m beautiful. I have a smile to die for. But, I’m not into heels. I’m not into makeup. I wear my hair natural…I like to dress comfortable. This isn’t to say that I don’t carry myself like a lady, but I’m a far cry from your average fashionista. I had to define ladylike for myself, without the influence of the media and my peers.
“Figuring out my own agenda was vital so that I could know that I was in an alignment with my truth.”
At this moment in time, my definition of fashion is wearing what I love and feeling comfortable in what I have on. Continue reading Is my womanhood measured by the length of my heels?