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Saturday, August 27, 2016

New Essay Series: Don't Call It Love


In this essay series, I am going to write about different situations and scenarios where abusive behavior masked itself as love. We have all been there or watched someone we know go through this. We may even wonder aloud why they are unable to see the truth that is right in front of them.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Bougie Girl: Courtship Essays-Conclusion


They say that the key to a successful and long-lasting relationship is to never stop courting one another. It can be difficult to prioritize those precious date nights when the whole household is sick with the flu from Hell, things are crazy at work, and/or you are juggling a million other things in your life.

The last thing you want to do is exert any additional effort to things that are not absolutely urgent.

Trust that date nights, little niceties, and a great sense of humor can all go along way in keeping your relationship healthy during the darkest of times. Hold onto your courtship at all costs.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Bougie Girl: Reconnecting


Today comprised of hanging out with grocery shopping, hanging out with good friends, and getting my hair done. I capped it off with a viewing of the "Suicide Squad".

The movie was better than I expected and it was a great way to unwind. Tomorrow will be filled with errands and a quick trip to visit my mother. 

At first, I was reluctant to take this weekend off because I only have about 6 weeks before I take my first foster placement.

But, all of this intense working and preparation can cause burn out in the long wrong. And who wants that? Not me.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Bougie Girl: Werkin' it


The past couple of weeks have been filled with lots of preparation, sacrifice, and work. Yet, I am actually enjoying this new phase of life. I am building a life that is unlike one that I have ever known before. I am both excited and scared at the same time.

New doors are being opened to me and I cannot wait.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Bougie Girl: Makeup Free


I woke up this morning with a feeling of determination.
The next few weeks are going to be filled with preparations and spreadsheets. But, I am more than ready for this new chapter of life to begin. 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Bougie Girl: Renewal



I have been working hard to stay consistent with my diet and workout routine. In addition, I have made huge strides in other aspects of my personal life. I feel closer to the core of who I am.

I have also noticed that my stress level has gone down significantly. My old ways will not work for my new life and I am embracing it.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Bougie Girl: Vote!


Earlier this week, I voted. To be honest, I thought about skipping it altogether. I did not want to get up early and drive through a maze of construction to cast a ballot in a primary. Alas, I thought about all the people whom fought and died for me to have the right to vote.

Suddenly, I felt a burst of energy surge through me.

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