I’m having a fabulous day decluttering and spring cleaning 💐 We’re going to start revamping our apartment this week and I am super excited!! I will definitely be blogging before and after photos, our journey, and our inspiration so be on the look out for that 🌻 #blogger
Brunch was amazing, the fashion shows were amazing, & the after party was AMAZING! @gvlfashionweek gets all 5 stars from me⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I can’t wait to write a recap about this weekend & share with you all my experience of @gvlfashionweek 🙌🏼👠 can’t wait for #gvlfashionweek2019
“ .... now you understand, just why my head’s not bowed. i don’t shout or jump about or have to talk real loud. when you see me passing, it ought to make you proud.” — maya angelou. 🖤 . . . in honor of my NEW YEAR — i want to thank EVERYONE who wish me a happy birthday. i love you all. if anyone asks i still claim to be 21. this past year has been filled with good adventures and not so much fun at times, but these experiences have really shaped me into the woman I’m becoming. i feel blessed, happy and lucky to celebrate an amazing birthday . . true story: someone ask me what i wanted for my birthday .. i respond & said i wanted more love, more laughter, more peace, more fun, more good days than bad days. simply more! this year, i didn’t have much plan for the birthday. anyone who know me know i usually stress out because I never know what to wear or where should I go to celebrate. to be honest, i decided to take a break from planing and JUST enjoy the moment. letting things flow. in this chapter, i’ll be celebrating my health, life and peace while creating space for better things to enter my life . . HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ME! 🎉🎈 . . . 📷:the name jdot.
I stayed up late last night thinking about what to write about you. Some nights I even lost sleep — soaking my pillow with sorrow and tears. I’m happy I had a heartbreak like yours. In both life and relationships, love never dies. The love I had for you was unconditional. I learned a lot, I grew and evolved into the best version of myself. Of course, my only wish was for you to stick around a little longer. To see the seeds bloom into a sunflower but I understand. I’m a work in progress and I’m working on living the best life ever. I feel stronger, wiser and I accept myself for who I am — daily reminder. Some days, I stumble over the cracks but I still get up and rise again. I’ve hated my feelings for loving too deep but the love I felt for you was something I had no control over. I thought it was a wise decision to move on with you but now I walk alone. And for all that I went through I’m still standing. And I still remain humble and at peace. If I could just take a moment to sum up my life, it would read “Well that didn’t go as planned” but today and every day I breathe as I take in self-worth. I inhale Self-Love and exhale Peace. I am lovable. I am able to forgive. I am able to release from the past hurt. I believe I can love and be loved UNCONDITIONALLY. I am grateful for all the challenges that has helped me transform and opened my heart. I listen to my heart and honor its connections to others. I allow my heart to guide me in all my actions. I speak love. I am loved. I am in control of how I feel and today I choose to feel lovely. — letter to you, love caramelanin. . . . it’s time to love yourself more. respect yourself more. admire yourself more. forgive yourself more. accept yourself more. nurture yourself more. TODAY IS THE DAY!
a few months ago, i started a journal. as usual, i let my words set my pages on fire. one saturday afternoon, i let my pen rest and picked up a book to read. while reading, i stumbled across this beautiful quote: “nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” literally, took my breath completely away! thoughts running wild. so i reached for my journal & wrote “if i could just be brave, break the silence + step out my comfort zone” . . . i believe that experience is the best teacher and to learn you have to be the best you possibly can for every opportunity . . . today is the first day of April, and i am feeling so proud to be the woman i am today. yesterday was the last day of March. although i’m sad to say goodbye but i’m happy to see what this month has to offer . . . April let there be sunshine + happiness.🌻
embrace your hair: don’t be afraid to shine. your hair is beautiful. and your skin is divine. i love my hair because it’s a reflection of my soul. it’s unique. it’s kinky. it’s soft. it’s textured. it’s difficult. it’s easy. it’s fun. . . . I think that being a natural black woman is a brave move in a backwards world where it’s more acceptable and even preferred to glue somebody else’s hair onto your head to hide your own. I’m a queen in my curls. . . . My hair speaks beauty and boldness just like me I don’t need hair extensions because my hair is an extension of my history the same history that tried to rob us see my hair — it keeps me ground and without it I have no identity cus it’s the only way I explain my roots But growing up I fed it crack, lyes and shame even calling it ugly because I didn’t know beauty thinking it would straighten my roots not being aware it was whitening my bodysuit but you see the trick is leave in conditioner like I wasn’t condition enough from the looks of my hair trying to please society needs ......................... — my hair, caramelanin.