Forgiveness and Reconciliation

From invitations to people, I used to have a bad habit of answering everything that called my name. I felt that if they were signaling me out personally, then it must be something I was supposed to say “yes” to. I’m sure we can chuck some of that up to youth, but here I amContinue reading “Forgiveness and Reconciliation”

Spotlight on April | A Monthly Update

They say time flies when you’re having fun, and the month of April has been nothing short of that! This is the first “sit-down” weekend I’ve had all month. I plan to be a responsible adult and give my house some TLC. In other news, guess who has a new hobby? Me! I started cookingContinue reading “Spotlight on April | A Monthly Update”

A Valentine’s Week Recap | 2/20/2022

First and foremost, Happy Black History Month! I purchased a few pieces from Target’s BHM collection in preparation for Black History Month. The in-store section is amazing! You can find items for everyone from babies to adults. They have books, apparel, tote bags, and a lot more. Three of the designs featured in the collectionContinue reading “A Valentine’s Week Recap | 2/20/2022”

Weekly Check-In with Simply Janeen| 1/30/2022

 After five years of service, one of my best friends recently got out of the Army; She had plans to move back to Tampa, where we attended college. Thanks to divine reassignment, she is here in Atlanta with me! My undergrad college years held a lot of not-so-good memories (we can talk about it inContinue reading “Weekly Check-In with Simply Janeen| 1/30/2022”

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!”

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”

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”

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”

HELP ME, Love Me.

Lately, I am consumed with trying to figure out how to actively practice self-love, What is self-love exactly? Some people think that the word explains itself, in fact, the Merriam-Webster dictionary plainly defines Self-Love as the love of self. The dictionary even goes on to describe it as conceit, which by definition is the excessiveContinue reading “HELP ME, Love Me.”