When I announced my plans to take a month off from blogging and social media, I'd planned to spend some time away alone, go to the beach, write, and really try to find myself. In essence, I did those things, but it was definitely not the "vacation" I'd planned. On 7/10/2020 at 4pm, I checked … Continue reading Sober.
So, I will be taking a much needed break for the month of July. The importance of self care and mental health is something I stand by and there is no better time than now to focus on that wholeheartedly. I have so many wonderful things planned, but I cannot share them in my current … Continue reading Hi.
I can’t even tell you all how many times I’ve almost deleted this site permanently. How many times I’d talk myself into giving up and leaving this blog as a failed project. I could only imagine how much of myself I would have missed out on if I gave up. It was right here at … Continue reading Happy 2nd Anniversary to The Blessed Babe!
Photo by Ree on Pexels.com As a woman of color, I grew up knowing that I'd always have to work twice as hard to compensate for the fact that I am a woman of color trying to be successful. It is exhausting to have to always hold yourself to a higher standard and somehow still … Continue reading Exploring the Imposter Syndrome
Every new year we make an effort to lie to ourselves for two weeks about improving our diet, exercise plans, budgets, and career goals. Honestly, with impending doom at every corner here in the states, my resolution should be to stay alive. All jokes aside, though, it's always the same old BS, and it's time … Continue reading Resolutions?
Photo by Lum3n.com on Pexels.com This may be a passive aggressive rant fueled my by frustration with myself for my lack of assertiveness and accepting the bare minimum from anyone instead of telling the truth because I’m more concerned with how people feel than maintaining my own peace of mind. My goal for 2020 is … Continue reading Reliability Assessment
To the beautiful babes at ShexShines, I can't express my gratitude enough for your IG post on last Monday. https://www.instagram.com/p/B4cqXkNDPRo/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link I took a much needed break from creative writing, and my blog and just focused on working and being a mom. Obviously, it turned into an extremely exhausting loop and I figured now was the … Continue reading Remember your Why
"Oh, I didn't know you were suffering." Although the phone was to my ear, I stepped back. Suffering? Me? I hadn't realized that in the whirlwind of emotions, I was experiencing the toll it took on my health. It was either that or the fact that I compartmentalized so much of my feelings and traumas … Continue reading Heal
"She definitely said she'd be back sometime in March" Don't worry, I feel bad too even though I shouldn't. My life has been such a rollercoaster I couldn't even think about writing! SO I'm cutting myself some well deserved slack. If it's one thing I've learned from being pregnant and having my baby is that … Continue reading Lesson Learned
One thing I love about vision boarding is that you generally don't have a plan when you get started, but then your clippings gradually come together into a cohesive idea. You flip through those magazines and find pictures, quotes, or items that fall in line with your vision for your life and then when you … Continue reading SHE X SHINES