Coming to a Full Stop

After getting over the initial shock of not having a job during the summer my first thought was: Finally, I have time to work on my dissertation uninterrupted.” Through the month of June I been juggling working on my proposal, substitute teaching, tutoring, and doing photography. These were just school and my streams of income. […]

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Inspiration Play List

I am a total music lover. I am totally one of those weird people that acts like my life is a movie with a soundtrack as I walk around in the grocery store or to class. I’ll turn on my music and bop along as I move through my day-to-day life. That said, I ran […]

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HTX Boss Babes Spring Fest

About a couple of weeks or so ago, I attended the spring HTX Boss babes event. This is the second or so Boss Babes event that I have attended and look forward to them a lot. I even got the man into attending. HTX Boss Babes is founded by Ellyse and Gabby as a way […]

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Should Black people go to Africa?

Nairobi, Kenya I have read quite a few things about why African Americans do or do not travel to the continent. Some of it I can totally jive with like Glo from the Blog Abroad’s perspective here. As an African American who has  been to continent twice (going again next year) I have been asked about […]

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3 Quirky (Valentine’s) Date Ideas

I have never been much of a Valentine’s day kind of person. For one, up until about four years ago, I had always been single on and around the month of February. I celebrated Single’s Awareness day, doing things for myself and hanging out with my other single girlfriends. So maybe I celebrated a little. […]

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Launching Sharde’ Searches

Y’all, it’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you. But life has been happening and my website came off of the table for a minute. I think part of the issue has been that I was doing the absolute mostest. Trying to do YouTube videos twice a week and then do blogs twice […]

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Self Sunday: Easing Back In

Inspiration: “You have to be gentle with yourself.” ~ My colleagues It is past midnight and I am having one of those moments where I have hit a productivity groove. It is officially Monday morning and I am just now getting around to writing a self care lesson for this week, again. Normally this would […]

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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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Self Sunday: Respites and Rest Space

Inspiration: Matthew 11:28-30 KJV: “28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my […]

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Travel Hack: Taking the Layover

Recently I posted on Facebook that I purchased all of my plane tickets to my upcoming trip to Asia for a total of $736. That is a steal. You could easily spend $700 dollars just getting to Singapore, or Tokyo, or to Bangkok from here in Houston. Many of my Facebook friends asked for my […]

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