How I survive flying Spirit Airlines

I fly Spirit Airlines a lot. Like, A LOT. There is something very seductive about getting a non-stop flight to LA or home to Orlando for under $100, especially when you’re on a paltry Ph.D. student living. But a budget has not stopped me from traveling. Unlike many people, I am not bothered by flying […]

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Goals for 2019

Happy New Year family! I do hope that you enjoyed your NYE and you’re feeling good about the possibilities that 2019 are offering. I’m not a big fan of resolutions but I do always think about the things that I would like to accomplish in a year.  When I think about 2019, my theme is […]

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What 2018 Taught Me

2018. My, my, my. There is a lot that I can say of this year. It has been difficult but also very full of good things. If you have been rocking with me for the last year, you know that 2017 was extremely difficult for me. With the loss of my grandmother and taking my […]

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The Art of the Staycation

Houston, TX. Sometimes I think people get caught up in traveling being “away” in the sense that you have to travel state lines, get in a vehicle of some sort, or stamp your passport. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of these things. There is no greater feeling to me than putting distance between […]

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Surviving HBCU Homecoming

Prarie View, TX. Let me start by saying that I have not attended an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) at any point in my collegiate career. I’m on my fourth degree from a predominantly white institution (PWI). However, I have been attending HBCU homecomings for years because I am in a historically black sorority. […]

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Rabbit Hole Prompts

Hello Lovelies. This is a resource for you to get started with your Rabbit Hole! If you don’t know what that is, let me direct you to my YouTube video where I talk about my approach to journaling HERE.  What have I lost lately? What do I struggle with? How do I think I could […]

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7 Things Travel Taught Me in 2017

For the last two years I have been traveling a lot. As much as I did while I was in Seminary; sometimes I’m gone for 2-3 weekends out of a given month. As I have been trying to complete my 30 countries I have enjoyed journeying out of the country multiple times a year instead […]

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7 Things 2017 Taught Me

**I know I’m a couple days late, but we’re here and we’re back! I have never been more ready for a year to be over. I thought 2016 was hellish and I was ready for 2017 but this year came in and turned my life upside down. 2017 can pack it up and be gone. […]

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3 Tips for Traveling with Natural Hair

  Sometimes I admit that I have a fraught relationship with my hair. To be fair,  I have a lot of hair on my head, which has been the case most of my life. I have also been natural for all of my life, although I spent over 20 years wearing my hair straightened by […]

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Quick and Dirty Guide to Glitch Fares

Yesterday Virgin Atlantic had, what was initially advertised as an intense sale: Dallas to Melbourne, Australia for, brace yourselves friends, ONE. HUNDRED. SIXTY. SEVEN. AMERICAN. DOLLARS. Bish. Look. Linda, honey. Lookit. I saw this on my way to workout with friend Dori. I was scrolling and reading; calculating like GIPHY P.S. Don’t cell phone and […]

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