Happy New Month, Dolls!
I don’t know about you, but I am SO ready for the upcoming “Spring Forward” time change. The spring forward time change represents a shift towards longer days and a renewal of energy and growth. Something I wish we talked about more is the fear and anxiety that comes with moving forward.
In my January journal, we had a lovely conversation about “Surrender” (thank you to everyone who left comments!) In my February Journal we began to explore the idea of “Self Actualization” and becoming the person we want to be.
This month I’m focused on moving forward even when I’m nervous about it.
One thing I can confidently say is that feeling never really goes away. Each time you stretch your comfort zone, the nerves and the fear are there. But if you’re brave enough to take chances, you get to hold on to the memories of when it all worked out.
That’s what I’m doing right now as I focus on taking actions towards some personal and professional goals.
Now for the good stuff… Life Updates…
Last month, the New York Liberty (Brooklyn’s WNBA team) chose me as one of their season ticket holders to highlight for Black History Month! They stopped by my apartment to chat with me about women and confidence, it was a really cool experience. I love being a Liberty season ticket holder, if you see me at a game this season, be sure to say hello!
As a Christian, I believe in honoring God with my Time, Talent and Tenth. Meaning, I give some of my time, talent and a tenth of my income to charities. I’ve been praying for opportunities to mentor young girls and this month, I’ll be doing that with an organization I am really excited about. I’ll share more with you on that in a recap. I do believe that charity begins at home, so I’ve been spending a lot more time with the young girls in my family circle. While my siblings don’t have kids at the moment, I’m blessed to have cousins and close family friends who’s daughters have asked me to be their Aunt (such a sweet honor!). Anyway, take my “auntie duties” very seriously and I’ve been spending time with my older nieces, letting them spend weekends with me here in New York City. It’s such a joy to see my life through their eyes and introduce them to new things.
I’m also doing some charity work with a pet welfare group and while I’m not ready to have a dog again, I will be fostering animals in the near future.
My church has a ministry that supports men and women who are re-entering life here in NYC after being in prison. I’m learning so much about the transition from prison to the “real world” and how many families don’t discuss the challenges of having a loved one coming home from prison because of the stigma associated with it. If you’re reading this and prison is part of your family story, just know that I understand that these situations can happen to anyone. I am praying for you and as I learn about resources, I may post them here on my website in case you’re dealing with things in silence.
On the influencer side, if you’d like to go behind the scenes of my upcoming collaboration with Nike, you can click here to see what I’m working on!
Someone asked me if I had any updates on theCURVYcon– my answer, “soon come”. Stay patient, dolls I haven’t forgotten about you! Lastly, as we head into summer, I’ve launched a plus size summer capsule based on my summers in the hamptons and martha’s vineyard. If you’ve already placed an order, thank you so much! If you’d like to support my collection, I’d love to have you as a customer. You can click here to shop.
That is my journal and life updates for March.
What’s going on in your world? Leave a comment and I’ll be sure to respond.
All my love…
6 thoughts on “My March Journal: Life Updates”
I loved every bit of your march update. I really do wish I have my life as well organized as yours and your confidence is top notch.In my head I know what I want or should be doing but in reality I just can’t seem to find the time to do them due to family life (motherhood).it’s my first time commenting here and I am pleased I just did.Do continue to encourage others with your journal and pardon my epistle..lol
Hi Wumi, Doll! A first time commenter? Hooray! Welcome to the party 🙂 I’ve read enough to know that being a Mother is a bit time consuming, don’t be too hard on yourself. I’m pleased you left a comment too… Hope to hear from you again, soon! CeCe xx
Hi CeCe, I am trying to plan a trip to Martha’s Vineyard. When do you think is a good time to go and what about housing. Any help is appreciated!
Hi Veronica! I’ve visited through the summer and can truly say there isn’t a “bad” time to go at all. You will find the most affordable rates for housing in June/July. Hope that helps! CeCe xx
Thanks for this month’s journal entry. As a parent of one child who did 15yrs in prison and another who is currently serving an 8 yr bid, no one ever talks about the toll it takes on the family. When your family member is incarcerated, so are you. We basically have to navigate life with the absence of that individual understanding that they are not dead…just unavailable. This is a painful, stressful reality that one faces everyday your love one is locked up. Caring for your mental health is crucial and must be discussed more as it relates to this issue because no one is talking about those left behind.
Wow, Felecia Doll– thank you for sharing your story. I can’t even imagine what that feels like for a Mother. Thank you for mentioning mental health. I’ve said a prayer for you and your family. CeCe xx