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”

It Ends with Us: A Recap of Love, Limits, and Cycles.

I am officially a Colleen Hoover fan 😃 ! I will be reading all of her novels in the coming months because this novel, It Ends With Us, was a gem. I didn’t know how much of a gem it was until the end. It was the slap in the face, the look in theContinue reading “It Ends with Us: A Recap of Love, Limits, and Cycles.”

The Cost of Success for Everyday People

When it comes to the cost of success stories, I think a lot of the focus goes to those in the public eye, such as celebrities. We get insight into what that looks like according to their world. Some of us may then try to understand, yet it still feels so out of touch forContinue reading “The Cost of Success for Everyday People”

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”

Weekly Check-In with Simply Janeen| 1/16/2022

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| 1/16/2022”

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 🍂”

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”

What I Wish I Knew About de-PRESS-i-ON

Imagine that the sun is shining bright, and you are sitting outside in the middle of an open field. In the distance, you see Parents sitting on the porch watching their children running around playing outside. A savory aroma catches your nose, causing you to turn in another direction just enough to locate the smokeContinue reading “What I Wish I Knew About de-PRESS-i-ON”

Affirmation: I Am the Catalyst in My Life

What am I afraid of? Regret, waking up one day and realizing that life has passed me by, and I didn’t do any of the things I said I wanted to. That’s what moves me, that thought inspires me to try. I did not always feel this way. One day I woke up and wentContinue reading “Affirmation: I Am the Catalyst in My Life”