Weekly Check-In with Simply Janeen| 1/16/2021

Happy New Year! These past two weeks flew by. I am always full of goals and aspirations, and this year will be no different. However, before moving forward, I have to acknowledge all my accomplishments in the previous year. I landed a career, tripled my salary, moved away from home, started taking acting classes, grewContinue reading “Weekly Check-In with Simply Janeen| 1/16/2021”

Dear Colorism, Time’s Up!

The Chicago-bred Singer, Songwriter, Actress, and now published Author Ebony Jenae has done it again! By releasing her debut book entitled Dear Colorism: Times up! When I say it’s a MUST READ, I mean it. The real-life occurrences and the occurrences shared by other dark skin women of color will leave you undone. This bookContinue reading “Dear Colorism, Time’s Up!”

The Student becomes the Teacher

Entering my 20s was a confusing time. I was trying to find my place as a young woman. Midway through my 20s, I hit a rut. I wasn’t in the best headspace. I was working a meaningless job, barely making ends meet, and feeling stuck. Not to mention the weight of heartbreak on my shoulders.Continue reading “The Student becomes the Teacher”

Sunshine Blogger Award 🌻

Whoa! Genevieve, 😮 You read my blog?!?! I am at a lost for words on this one! Lol, Thank you so much for reading and acknowledging my work. I really can’t believe this. You are one of my favorite blogs to read and I am honored to know that you felt my words were worthyContinue reading “Sunshine Blogger Award 🌻”

Finally Got a Piece of the Pie

I’m moving! I am so excited to pivot and share this new season of my life with you. I wanted to try and get all the pending writing I had out instead of hoarding them in my notes but! I just can’t hold it in any longer. As you all may know, After college IContinue reading “Finally Got a Piece of the Pie”

Falling in the Fall 🍂

Fall is my favorite time of year. I have a birthday in the fall, the weather changes, the holidays come around, the leaves turn beautiful browns and orange colors. Hot chocolate and fuzzy soft pajamas come out. The air is just different. In that same breath, this season is also one of the hardest ofContinue reading “Falling in the Fall 🍂”

Why Does my Silence Offend You?

Of the many things that can be threatening who would’ve thought that being quiet would be one. Why is it that black women are not allowed to be introverted at work? Apparently, being quiet can only mean one of four things: something is wrong, you’re miserable, unhappy, or get this- it’s intimidating. The problem isContinue reading “Why Does my Silence Offend You?”

Puzzle Therapy for the Anxious

When I feel overwhelmed I tend to drop everything. Calls and texts go unanswered, messages get missed, social media gets parked and I go silent. I do that in an attempt to regain structure and grab ahold of life and as a result, I “fall behind.” This past weekend I was sitting on the couchContinue reading “Puzzle Therapy for the Anxious”

CARCHELLA

DJ Envy’s, Carchella was a GREAT TIME! 10/10 I highly recommend. Now, I know what you’re thinking, you’re not even into cars, and you know what.. you’re absolutely right. However, it turns out I turned into a kid in a candy store. Isn’t it just like life to teach you a lesson in something asContinue reading “CARCHELLA”

Actively Overcoming

Shame. Withdrawn. Suicidal Ideation. Depression. Tears. Fear. Hopelessness. Negative Self Image. Failure. Trapped. Worthless. Withdrawn. Complacent. Thank God I don’t look like what I’ve been through. In this picture, you see someone ACTIVELY overcoming. You see someone who’s trying to choose daily to transform her thoughts into focusing on the positive (because there are many).Continue reading “Actively Overcoming”