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…