Reflections Things to Do

3 Things I Did for the First Time in 2019! βœ”πŸ’ͺ🏾

Whew, chile. 2019 definitely wasn’t for the faint of heart, but if you’re reading this post, it means you made it through. Thank God. While 2019 was far from my favorite year on record, I still managed to make a few great memories by stepping outside my comfort zone and doing things that the constraints […]

Philly Reflections

Finding Myself Again after Losing My Job..πŸ˜’πŸ’”πŸ’ͺ🏾

Just one week into a promotion at work, I received the shock of my life. Hahnemann University Hospital will be closing on September 6, 2019. This announcement sparked instant tears in the packed auditorium and soon enough it would make headlines across the country. The place where I’d spent pretty much all of my twenties, […]

Inspirational Reflections Social Media

The World Doesn’t Need Another Gossip Blogger + 3 Black Influencers Killing it Online and IRL

I don’t know when it became cool to talk crap on the innanet, but I’m pretty certain it began with the rise of social media, gossip sites, and our unhealthy obsession with all things even remotely celebrity. This unquenchable desire to be in-the-know at all times has contributed to the success of wildly popular celeb-centered […]


‘A Time to Lose and a Time to Gain’ (Ecc 3:6) πŸ˜₯πŸ’” 3 Lessons Learned from taking L’s in 2018

If 2018 were to be summed up by using just an album title, it’d likely be called ‘Wins and Losses’ by Meek Mill, only at times it felt as if I took more L’s than anything else. Loss in friendships, loss in advancement opportunities on the job, even loss of life (death of loved one). […]

black girl magic Reflections Things to Do

Stay Focused in 2019 with a D.I.Y. #VisionBoard βœ¨πŸΎ

As a hospital telephone operator, there’s not much room for creativity. Deciding whether to send a page in ALL CAPS or lower case is about as far as my creative license goes. Add in that one time I was asked to decorate the bulliten board for Black History Month (which was lit by the way […]

Faith Reflections

No Shade πŸ™…πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸš«4 Bible Verses to Read Before Posting a Shady Comment!

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash I once was (and on occasion still am), one of those people who lived and got my life in the comment sections of my favorite celebrity gossip Instagram pages. Creeping through the comments gave me the kekee’s (laughs) I needed to get through long work days and the occasional sleepless […]

Blogging Tips Reflections

When Blogging Gets You #InYourFeelings, Remember Why You Started! πŸ™‡πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ’»

When I first started my blog in 2012, it wasn’t for follows. In fact, I didn’t even know that people could follow me until the topic came up during a job interview in which I wore heels that were probably too high and a face that was likely too made up! It wasn’t about sponsored […]

black girl magic Reflections Social Commentary

3 Things I Noticed from Watching ‘Living Single’ in My Twenties!!! πŸ’πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

Every evening around 7 p.m., I look forward to tuning into 90’s sitcom, ‘Living Single’ on Bounce TV and when I say I get my entire life, honey I mean it! Don’t judge me! Four bomb, black women (Khadijah, Synclaire, Regine and Maxine) working, dating and cohabitating in New York City is just the black […]

Reflections Self Care

2018 Goals: Celebrate Yourself!!!πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

We’re slowly approaching week three of 2018, and here I am wishing you a Happy New Year but better late than never I suppose (insert black girl shrugging emoji). Anyway, I hope your year is off to a great start! Last week, I attended an annual holiday party at my former place of employment and […]


It’s My Birthday!!!

(Cue Uncle LukeΒ Birthday Song) And I’m pretty darn excited about it too! But I shouldn’t be. The closer you get to thirty, society gives you a list of reasons why you should be wallowing in your own pity. You have a job, not a career. You’ve accumulated thousands of dollars in student loan debt, which […]