What Being Married Taught Me

What Being Married Taught Me

I don’t talk about having been married much and if you don’t know already or if you haven’t read Own the Throne, then I intentionally omit it from every conversation. I viewed my experience with marriage as a negative and as a result I have tried to pretend that it just never happened.

Every experience teaches us a lesson and you only take an L (loss) when you fail to see that lesson. This post will highlight 4 very important lessons that being married taught me.

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Story Time: Failure to Launch

Story Time: Failure to Launch

When I first launched my lipstick line I was working with a vendor who approached me with the opportunity. I was extremely excited to say the least because this is something that has been on my vision board for years and years. I have a journal from 2012 and in this journal, I had completely planned my lipstick line - from the name, to the colors, to the lipstick names; so besides a few adjustments here and there I didn’t really have to plan much. I went out got the swatches of the colors I wanted, we were in and out of calls/meetings for a week, and it took off from there.

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Dear Black Girl, You Can Cry if You Want To...

Dear Black Girl, You Can Cry if You Want To...

Growing up I was always taught that tears were a sign of weakness, so as a result, I have spent most of my life out of tune with how I feel. My interpretation of this saying was that it was not ok to be sad, not ok to be hurt, not ok to be frustrated, not ok to be upset, not ok to feel.

In truth, I have never seen any of the women in my life crying outside of a funeral. I now realize that this defense mechanism was developed because there was no safe space where black women could fully express themselves. There was also no time to express themselves as they have had to move through one obstacle and right on to the next.

As an advocate for self-love I am here to let you know dear black girl, that you can cry if you want to…

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 How to Stay Motivated Throughout the Year

 How to Stay Motivated Throughout the Year

2019 was supposed to be your year – the year your financial situation would improve, the year you settled down and found love, the year you started a business or took your business to the next level, they year you traveled more…yet here you are 5 months in and you don’t see any signs of these things happening in the near future. It is difficult to stay motivated when things don’t go as planned, and I want to share some ways to stay motivated and get the most out of 2019.

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