“Fighting for self love is one of the hardest journeys I’ve ever ventured into. I feel like we are taught how to grow and succeed by comparing ourselves to our peers. It’s almost like our successes only matter once they have been validated by others. Our beauty is only eminent when there is a lack of show stopping women in the room. Our confidence is only allowed to be strewn when everyone around us is also confident. We have all grown up in a world where we subconsciously spend our time comparing ourself to the lives of others. We are constantly setting our goals based off of where other people have reached. But we forget that we cannot achieve the same things at the same pace as each other. There is a time for everything. Everyday I learn the importance of living in the moment and having faith. Everything that is meant to be will be. We push ourselves to extents that we don’t know if we can reach, and when we cannot get there, we punish ourselves with words of self doubt.” – @rurutatyana igContinue reading “3 not-so-simple Steps to Self Love and Satisfaction”
“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”—Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut
Happy Black History Month Folks! I am so excited to see what this month has in store for everyone. I’m looking forward to coming together to celebrate black excellence and support one and other. I encourage everyone to get out there, and share their stories the best way you know how. Get out there and start a blog, post a youtube video, record your music or write that book! For me, this month is all about empowering others and sharing my own story. This Black History Month energy needs to be a year round vibe!Continue reading “Things they don’t tell you before immigrating to the west”
Happy New Year! I know its almost the end of the month, but as long as its January I’m sure I can get away with it. These past few months have been incredibly busy and i haven’t been able to write. My goal this year is to really make an effort to write more. I figured a good way to start off this year, would be to share my 2018 favourite books!Continue reading “Book review: My top 3 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie faves”
For the past 2 years, reading blogs about fun new inspiring things has been my go to pass time. But I’ve been trying to see what else is out there. I started listening to podcasts like The Read, and the Receipts. They were engaging relatable and all in all hilarious, but I wasn’t getting what I needed from them. That’s when I started looking around for TEDtalks. Continue reading “5 TED talks by Women of Colour, that Changed my Perspective”
Just 2 weeks ago I posted about my trip to New York City. Although I gave you a rundown of what we got up to, I wanted to follow up with sharing things I wish I knew before going. As a first time visitor, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I learned the basics through people that had already been but there were things I didn’t learn until I got there. These are tips that could help you save time and money! We all know how valuable those two things are, especially when you’re on vacation.
In the past few months, I’ve managed to organize my thoughts, goals and ambitions in one little notebook. I began to write in my journal in early 2017 but I wasn’t very good at putting aside the time for it. I would lose focus and interest easily. When I had first started, I was focusing too much on making my journal perfect. I wanted it to be colourful, neat and pretty. I would spend more time doodling than I would expressing my feelings. After a while it got boring, and when I put my journal down I never managed to pick it up again until July of this year.
Although my birthday was 3 months ago I figured I’d share the exciting things I got to do. This years birthday was extra special! A couple friends and I flew to New York City on the weekend before my birthday. While planning this trip I made sure to watch as many youtube videos and read as many blogs as I could. I really wanted to know what there was to do and see. I’m also a sucker for restaurants so I spent a lot of time looking into where to get good food. Taking a look at what other people did when they visited the Big Apple was super helpful.
This post is basically just one big recap of the weekend we spent in NYC. I’ve included the restaurants we ate at, the places we went and even the cost for somethings (just to give you an idea of how much you’d need).