Today, I affirm: to nurture and nourish every part of me. not just the whole and good, but the wounded and the healing.
The wounded and healing parts are gaining their strengths again. But, there are still areas of my life needing more work - boundaries. Clear, defined boundaries establish bounds or limits, lead to fewer problems, and happy times. Unclear boundaries lead to confusion, which is the story of my life right now.
I never realized how opaque and inconsistent my boundaries were until this season began. A new situation helped reveal this. So, here’s a little backstory before we jump into the heart of the post:
I follow a lot of natural hair pages, hashtags, and influencers on Instagram. I'm always intrigued by their hair techniques, styles, colors, and products, which became my inspiration to color my hair again. And I'm so happy I did!
Are you excited about the direction your life's going in? But you also have miniature moments of sadness and intense pressure? My last few weeks comprised of this! I could be in a moment of gratefulness, then abruptly switch into negative thoughts + feelings that attempt to intervene back in my life.
I kept my mind and heart in check by writing a blog excerpt for my friend’s blog about romance after heartbreak. Also, social media quotes + posts have their way of helping + being exactly what I need to get through.
On Saturday, I scrolled past a quote that spoke directly to what my life has been for years. I immediately wanted + needed to write a post about it while encouraging you as well. The post said:
2016 changed me
#MoxieFriday is an interview series showcasing women, including twentysomething and millennials, who live in MOXIE throughout their professional and personal lives. These women show up for themselves, others, and make sure they're impacting the womanhood they see around them + on social media.
This month, I'm featuring natural hair phenomenal and one of the sweetest woman ever, Julian Addo. Residing in Dallas, Julian is responsible for creating one of the biggest natural hair expos and adding to the diverse line-up of natural hair products, which constantly fulfills her mission of controlling the narrative she wants to see.
Keep reading to learn more about Julian!
“Change is inevitable,
Today marks twenty-five years of life! I love writing birthday reflections because it really does help me track my growth + progress - knowing my strengths, weaknesses and working on them.
So I’m sharing twenty-five lessons I’ve learned and want to continually + consistently improve upon. I hope this helps you to do some self-reflecting and acknowledging as well.
So cheers to 25! There are sooo many more lessons I could add, but I'll just leave it here lol.
I’m excited to celebrate my birthday tonight at Drake’s concert, and then weekend festivities with my friends!
On Thursday, August 9th, I excitedly attended the Strut in Her Shoes’ This is Our Story: Behind the Diagnosis event in downtown Detroit. The event also doubled as a celebration for co-founder’s, Erikka Yvonne’s 28th birthday.
Strut founders Erikka and Shawnta Bowie established this amazing organization as a community for sisterhood to share their journey and personal stories through their blogging platform or in-person events. Strut's goal is “encouraging the next woman to turn their mess into their message.
In October, my best friends and I attended the Bella Kinks expo in Dallas, Texas (see previous post). The natural hair expo launched founder Julian Rado’s new hair care brand, Adwoa Beauty.
I didn't get to purchase the products in Dallas, but I knew I had to try it out after seeing the hype on social media. And I've been amazed ever since. Keep reading this post for more details on this brand and the products I use.
This past weekend, my friend Erikka + I hosted our first Creative Den event together. After planning, postponing, then finally executing, I'm so happy and proud of what we were able to accomplish with six other amazing women who believed in us with catapulting their businesses further.
Keep reading to find out more about how the event + how you can get involved!
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