Who do you want to be? Who do you say you are? Better yet, who has God called you to be? You’re probably thinking why do I need to answer these questions or what do they have to do with my personal style? Well for me, clothes are more than what a means of covering up.
I think it’s safe to say that the most plaid I’ve ever worn in my entire life is a plaid shirt, but this year I’m taking up a notch! Outside of the fact that it was SUPER AFFORDABLE, here’s why I absolutely love this look. Read More
As a woman of Nigerian decent, I can confidently say that when I was growing up, much emphasis was never put on creatives or lovers of the arts. In fact what was art? What was creativity really? Respect was given to only a few occupations and digital marketers were not one of them. So though I wrestle with God in regards to the field he has me in at the moment, I cannot not continue to ignore the conformations that fall from the sky. If you’ve ever questioned if there was prestige in being a creative… well here it is.
It’s sweater weather and there’s no better way to celebrate the new year in style than with this distressed metallic sweater! It’s so comfortable despite what you’d think from first glance. But what’s better is how much I paid for it! Read More
We’re already 1 week into 2019 and I can already sense a difference between this year and last year. I feel the answered prayers manifesting themselves in the physical and I hope I’m not just caught up in the spirit of new year resolutions. In order to make sure that this high lasts all year round, here are a few lifestyle changes I’m implementing this year in hopes of getting different outcomes.
With much to give thanks for this year, I’m thankful for friends. There’s so much happening in this world and each and everyday is honestly a blessing so everyone coming together to celebrate her was a huge honor!
Being apart of a community of truly powerful women is so rewarding! Community was designed for us to be able to live this roller coaster called life in the best and most efficient way possible. No one should ever have to go through life alone… no matter what society says. You were made to influence someone’s life in some way so whenever you isolate yourself from your community, know that you’re allowing yourself to be put in a place where your mental health and well-being will be at risk. Read More
I can’t remember when having brunch turned from a way to celebrate your birthday to a full-blown lifestyle, but it’s honestly one of my favorite pass times. I would even go as far as to say it’s one of the reasons I went from a regular person who ate just for nourishment to a foodie overnight! Read More
It’s been a while since I’ve written anything on my blog and to be completely honest, I haven’t had the desire to. I haven’t been able to focus on creating quality content because of all the life changes that has been happening recently. To be honest, it feels as if I’m in the season of my life where God is calling me to walk down a path that I’m not too comfortable going down. The thought of trying something outside of my comfort zone has never sat well with me so I don’t have peace about it at all. However, during one of my self-reflection moments where I attempted to understand why I sometimes fail to take the next step forward, God spoke to me and made me aware of something that I’ve been doing wrong for far too long. Read More
Is it safe to say that I believe at least 80% of Americans grew up eating hot dogs?? Of course our childhood hot dogs in no way looked as amazing as the one seen above, but when looking back at what my childhood diet consisted of, it’s safe to say that hot dogs were highly present. Unfortunately, as I got a little older and a lot wiser, my fascination of what exactly made up a hot dog led me to read the list of ingredients on the packaging. Yeah, that was the last time I had a hot dog too. Thankfully, these days there are a lot more meat options for hot dog lovers! Check out the list below for some delicious hot dog recipes and feel free to substitute the regular hot dogs for turkey or veggie dog! Read More
A wise woman once said to me, “nothing comes from nothing”. And as someone who took some of the most thought provoking classes back in school, it took some time for those powerful words to truly land.
If you’ve ever gone to the Lakewood young adult service every Sunday evening, you’ve probably heard the saying “grow where you’re planted” a multiple of times. I’ve actually seen it on a couple of social media posts within the past year. But it has never resonated on me like it has now. In order for something to grow, a seed must have first been planted. But what does that seed look like in your current situation?
What minor investment can you make now that will eventually lead you to something bigger? Do you have to learn to cultivate your talents? Do you have to go back to school and complete a certain degree plan? Do you have to go and make a certain purchase? Whatever it is, it’s time to do it.
Half of the year is almost gone and I would hate for the end of the year to sneak up on us as we’re still trying to decide if we should plant our seed or not. But planting your seed without watering it or nurturing it is just as bad as not planting it at all. After you make the initial investment in yourself, keep going. After you get admittance into that program, do your best to take advantage of every internship, alumni or organization that has the potential to propel you further. After you invest in that camera, go and take some photograph classes or look up some YouTube videos. Learn everything you can about not only the camera, but also about the art of lighting and subject placement. Don’t just take a leap of faith and apply for that job. Make sure you do the research necessary to perform well during the interview. Plan your outfit out the day before and spend some time going through some self affirmations because confidence can be heard, seen and felt.
This June and from here on out, I’m going to make the conscious efforts to plant the right seeds. I’m going to make sure the soil is able to grow my seed and will put in the work needed to nurture it until a harvest comes from it. Will you do the same? How about you? Will you decide to live proactively and play a big part in creating the life you’ve always dreamed of living. Are you willing to drop the seed into the ground and wait to see the fruits of your labor? Key word wait. Because seeds don’t grow over night. You didn’t even grow overnight. Give your “seed” some grace and take care of it until it’s fit to blossom. 😊
Until next time,