How to Stay Sane in This Crazy World

how to stay sane

So I just finished reading ‘Ruby‘ by Cynthia Bond and damn her for letting me long for more. I won’t lie, this is the first book I can remember reading that I’ve fully understood and felt whatever the characters were feeling. It terrified me, made me sympathize and feel love all at the same time. Bond’s use of imagery was shockingly vivid and much appreciated. Her novel made me realize that life is crazy. People are going through unimaginable things and making through those situations with mere threads of their sanity. Now I understand how much power we have in order to stay sane in this crazy world.

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How to Write a Thoughtful Thank You Note

When you’re on an arduous journey, it can definitely feel like you’re all alone without anyone to guide you. It’s amazing how many people are willing to help you once you open up and discuss what you’re going through. I’ve been blessed this last year, well many years really, by some beyond amazing people who […]

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30 Gifts for a 30th Birthday

On a scale of 1 to NeNe, how shady am I for not blogging for three weeks, only to come back with a birthday wish list? Well, I did it! Tomorrow is my birthday. A few people have been asking me what I wanted but that’s not really a question I’m good at answering. I […]

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Songstresses with Powerful Lyrics

Give me a song with lyrics about real life, pain and sorrow, and I’ll play the record incessantly. Music has the power to make you feel emotions and desire situations that are probably foreign to you. You ever notice how you’ll listen to a sad song, totally happy about your place in life mind you, […]

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3 Career Transition Tips

Two weeks ago, I started a new gig, 401 days since I left my last corporate position. Yes, I counted. It feels good to be back in a corporate setting. Being among peers my age for the first time is certainly welcomed. I have two computer screens, which, the non-techie in me is amazed by. […]

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Happy 5th Birthday, Lucy’s Pearls!

I can’t believe five years on this blog has finally come. If I’m honest, I thought about closing up shop and ending this space at the end of 2014. Blogging is work. But when I look back to my first real post, I remember how excited I was to start a new journey. That, and […]

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And It’s Not Even My Birthday: COCOTIQUE

My good friend Kim reached out to me about checking out the December box from COCOTIQUE. What is that, you ask? It’s an amazing company providing a monthly beauty subscription service to women of color. This box contains all things hair, skin, makeup, nails and even fragrances. It is what they call the “Ultimate Beauty […]

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All I Want For Christmas: Blogger Holiday Guide

Okay, I’ll just come out and say it: I hate Christmas. Maybe when I was a kid, it was all cute and enjoyable. We didn’t really celebrate the holiday but the streets felt so alive and everyone was filled with Christmas cheer. There was plenty of hot cocoa and endless holiday movies to watch. But […]

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10 Stellar Internship Tips

It’s been almost three months since my summer internship at Caren West PR ended. Since then, my life has literally been a juggling experiment. After I quit my corporate job last December, I didn’t know what I was going to do. My fervent prayer was that I would have a profession that challenge me. When I thought […]

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#WeLoveATL Pop Up Gallery at Ponce City Market

Sometimes, social media can lead to more problems than necessary; other times, it is opportunity waiting to happen. What I love the most about social media is that it allows you to communicate with people who you’d probably never meet on your own. How crazy is it that a single hashtag can unite people across the […]

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