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…
Where to begin? There is so much to tell you! I’ll simply start by saying the journey to 30 has been interesting and I wouldn’t change it for world. I’ve learned so much, conquered many things and am who I am today because of this journey. I always get really weird about my birthday’s in general. It’s like I’m so grateful I made it but then it’s like oh no I’m a year older? Then I have the honor of remembering my deceased biological mom who’s birthday is the day after mine. Love you Mommy!! Muah!
However, I am all about women empowerment- no really? I’m not like those who scream it all through social media but have no fruit to back it up and or as catty as they come. Was that shady? Someone has got to say it, lol. I thought it would be really cool to share with you a few things I’ve learned through my journey in hopes to inspire and encourage you. Without further ado, Here we go! Continue reading Robyn Robbins: A Few Things I learned Along The Way.
One day I was told by an ex supervisor that I was a follower. When I asked her to elaborate, she told me that she felt I didn’t voice my opinion when it came to making certain decisions on my team. My response, to her criticism was, “Just because I pick and choose my battles, doesn’t mean that I am a follower with no voice.” That was the end of that brief meeting. Needless to say, her comment made me upset. During this time, I worked at a nonprofit. I was placed on a team of 4 consisting of 2 women and 2 men. Unfortunately, the other woman was always in competition with me and always needed to feel as though she was the Head B*&!@ In Charge. I allowed her the 15 minutes of fame she so desperately needed to validate her existence. I couldn’t stand one more day of disagreement and tension. I knew I had two options, continue to go at each other’s throat, or refuse to allow my coworker to steal my happiness. I went with the latter. My supervisor viewed this as a sign of weakness and made it a point to let me know. I didn’t allow myself to remain upset at my supervisor, and I refused to waste another minute being bitter. In that moment, I dropped the issue, left it in its tracks, and let it go. A few weeks later, I quit, and regained my happiness. Continue reading Drop It. Leave It. Let It Go: Keep Moving Forward Knowing That Your Best Days Are Up Ahead
- You’re destination is hardly ever as dangerous as family, friends, and the media portray it to be.
Earlier this year, when I first told my family and friends that I was going to travel through Africa, solo, they had a fit. This was probably the most absurd decision I’ve ever made in their eyes. I was going to get killed, raped, kidnapped, or contract H.I.V (I can’t make this stuff up). Outside of family and friends, there’s also the media. Now we know all know that the media portrays Africa as one, if not the most dangerous place on earth. So according to “them,” I was doomed before I even set foot on African soil. Continue reading Solo Travel: 10 Lessons You’ll Learn While Traveling
As a new contributor to this blog, I thought long and hard about how I would introduce myself to you. I thought about doing something light or witty. Then I thought maybe I should do something trendy, but the truth is I wouldn’t know a trend even if it was dropped on my doorstep in an amazon prime box. All I can do is introduce you to the me I am today, but in order to do that, I must first take you back twenty and a bit years. Continue reading Shaping The Children For Success: A Generation of Historic Social Change