From October, 2018

Why I Don’t Believe in Labels

As I’ve gotten older and wiser, I’ve become more comfortable with myself and who I am.  I’ve grown to know what I will and will not tolerate and what I do and do not like in a significant other.  I’m not sure if that came with bad experiences in dating/situationships or just truly being alone for the past 3 years. My entire life, I’ve been dating men, but have recently found myself attracted to women and after this realization, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not going to label myself.  Labels aren’t for me, it’s for other people to…

Why It’s Important to Find a Good Work Friend

I have a cousin who always say, “I go to work, to work and leave. I don’t go to work to make friends.” and honestly, I had adapted that mentality as well. I always felt like I don’t want to be friends with anyone at work and I definitely don’t want y’all in my business, but after my first corporate job in a new city, I realized how important it was to have work friends! It made the work day go by faster and the job a little bit more fun. It helps with productivity.  When you have friends at…

Choosing Between Stability or Passion

‘ If you were given the opportunity to leave your current job to take a job in the career field that you WERE extremely passionate, but take a major pay cut, would you? I asked this question on both Twitter and Instagram and I got the same results from both social sites.  56% said yes, they would take the pay cut and the other 44% said that they wouldn’t. One person who said that they would take the pay cut said the following, “I would 100% rather do something that I love and enjoy doing rather than having a big…

Wellness Podcasts to Listen To

The Friend Zone is a Podcast where every Wednesday, Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey, and Assante explore pop culture and zen living meet.  They explore mental hygiene, cause who in the hell wants a musty brain? Hey, girl podcast that unites the voices of phenomenal women.  We get a first look at their personal and intimate stories firsthand. Food Heaven is a podcast where these two beauties talk about all things food, health and nutrition. A podcast with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford who offers an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.

Top 10 Halloween Movies to Watch This Spooky Season

If you are anything like me, I LOVE scary but I also HATE scary movies.  I was watching a scary movie alone the other night, I had about 25 minutes left into the movie and I had to turn it off and watch Phineas & Ferb.  I normally can’t sleep with the TV on, but I definitely went to sleep with the TV on that night.  LOL, but the change in the weather, the full moons and the movies, I feel like it is the best time to watch Halloween/Scary movies! Truth or Dare (2017) Would You Rather? Friend Request…

Health Benefits of Kombucha Tea

Kombucha is a fermented, slightly alcoholic, lightly effervescent, sweetened black or green tea drink commonly intended as a functional beverage for its supposed health benefits. I remember the first time I tried Kombucha. It was extremely nasty. I took a sip and immediately threw it away.  But the Bayou Berry brand of Kombucha was extremely good. I was drinking the Kombucha, but I didn’t understand why I was drinking it.  I follow a mental health/wellness blog on Instagram and they rave about how good it is for you and decided to be a trend follower and drink it.  So I…

How I defeated my first year of Graduate School with a 4.0

As like many other college graduates, I struggled with what I wanted to do in life once I graduated with my bachelors.  I got a BS in Fashion Merchandising, because at 18 that’s what I wanted to do in life, be in the fashion industry, but at 20 and 21, I knew that was no longer my interest, but stuck with the degree because one, the major I had switched too, Marketing, was too hard, and two, I didn’t want to be in school any longer than what I had to be.  After graduating, I was lost and didn’t know…

Ghosting a Friend

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about ghosting here.  But today, I want to talk about ghosting a friend. Being ghosted as a friend can be just as hurtful, if not more, than  being ghosted romantically. How not all friendships are meant to last forever and many people cut off or ghost friends for several different reasons.  For example, you let a friend stay with you and they took advantage of that, they cheated with your partner, they bashed you to other people, the friendship is toxic, they stole something of value to you, you can’t…