This post is sponsored by Lane Bryant. This year, I was prepared to spend my birthday alone inside of Rapunzel’s Tower (aka, my New York City apartment). I was prepared for a solo birthday, but I was hoping for something else. Sometime in 2019, I started to dream of spending my birthday swimming in a …
As I work towards creating the life I want for myself, I always have a confidence muse. A muse is a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist. I love to watch women who use their gifts to create space for themselves in the world. Some of …
A few things you should know about me before we begin:
I’m a single girl. I live in New York City. I live alone. I’m a solo-entrepreneur. My family lives thousands of miles away from me. I’ve been in my apartment for over a month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
I know what it’s like to be alone. I know what it’s like to feel lonely.
To me, what she’s asking is pretty simple– how can I be vulnerable and still protect myself?
This is such a good question, it’s something I think about (and work on) all the time.
I understand that it may be tempting to use vulnerability to connect with people online. You can absolutely be vulnerable, but don’t have to “spill all your tea” if you don’t want to.
Here is a rule I follow when it comes to vulnerability in my work.
I always have Prosecco chilled in my fridge– this way I’m always prepared to celebrate! Lately, I’ve been sipping on Prosecco from Cupcake Vineyards. It feels good to have a friend over for dinner and toast to her accomplishments (or mine!). Thankfully with the dope group of women I have in my circle, celebrations happen often at my apartment!
As co-founder of theCURVYcon, my dreams are coming true, which also means that my work life is a lot more demanding than it used to be. This is a beautiful thing, but I don’t get to spend as much time just hanging out as I used to. I’m noticing that people in my life are much more appreciative of time spent together, than they are a perfect meal made from scratch. So, I do the best I can and give myself grace so that I “don’t make perfect the enemy of good” -Voltaire
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A few months ago, I moved into my dream apartment here in New York City. This apartment is the first time I’ve rented a space completely on my own with no help from my parents. I’m growing up, yall!
At first when I moved in, I was really intimidated by the idea of interior decorating. I was convinced that I didn’t have the talent for home decor. I reached out to a bunch of decorators to help me, but no one I contacted was the right fit.
I’m learning in life, that if something isn’t coming together smoothly, it means I need to take a pause and revisit my approach.
I sat in a semi-furnished apartment for MONTHS and then it finally hit me… maybe I should be the one to decorate my space! I know what I like and more importantly, I know how I want my home to feel.
As a Cancerian (June 26th), my living space is like my crab shell. I want to feel safe and cozy! So, maybe my new apartment would feel most like home if I had a hand in decorating it myself.