Journey to 30

Today begins my 30 days countdown to turning 30 years old! So I thought it would be the perfect time to share my Journey to 30 goals that I set just before my 29th birthday. In true form, I set some lofty (potentially over-ambitious) goals to work on over the last year of my 20s/in…

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Letting Go of “I’ll Show You!”

Being an overachiever often means an inescapable feeling of inadequacy. Couple that with being a Black woman in the US, and you’ve got a recipe for pathologically setting unrealistically high expectations followed by harsh self-criticism when you inevitably don’t meet those expectations. As a kid, being an overachiever usually meant reaching a predetermined goal that…

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System Reboot

I’ve been failing horribly at keeping up this blog, even though I felt re-energized at New Year’s. So here’s my attempt to reboot. Hopefully, the worst of winter has passed, the sun will start coming out more, I’ll get the hang of this working-woman thing, and I can get it together enough to start doing…

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Project 5×5: Results

Today’s the day. Today’s my 25th birthday. (It’s also ironically my 125th post). Today was the deadline for my somewhat of a stretch, but still achievable 25 day countdown of goals to achieve, that I titled, Project 5×5.: Lose 5 pounds Lose 5 inches Do 5 new DIY crafts Make 5 new recipes Finish last…

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Twenty-Five to 25: Project 5 x 5

I turn 25 this August. Wooo! A quarter century. Another milestone age. The last one before 30 and the birthday celebrations become less joyful and more of a commentary on how old you’re getting. Since I like to engage in short-term challenges I was thinking about achievable goals I could strive for with my birthday…

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