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“Each of us has an inner thermostat setting that determines how much love, success, and creativity we allow ourselves to enjoy. When we exceed our inner thermostat setting, we will often do something to sabotage ourselves, causing us to drop back into the old, familiar zone where we feel secure”— Katie- The Resilient Blog I […]

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Destroying Me Before I’ve Even Begun- A recovering Self Sabotage(r)

“Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it”— Katherine Anne Porter Pants- @asos_us I have a real odd relationship with love, I think I have always had one. Some might argue its because I never saw my parents in love. Others would argue, I run away from my […]

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Learning How To Love

“Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there”— Zig Ziglar Photography by- @praya1 I think the most popular question I always get always has something to do with how I can possibly do it all and still have a life. But, before we get into that I want to clear something up first- the […]

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How to Set Achievable Goals for the New Year

“He that beats the drums for the mad man to dance is no better than the mad man himself”— African Proverb My heart and I This isn’t a curated post… far from it. These are my honest feelings, emotions, thoughts and experiences from my trip home. These images are from intimate moments with friends and […]

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Things Haven’t Changed | Visiting Nigeria

“It’s so lonely when you don’t know yourself”— Sofi Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash I’ll start by being brutally honest. I did not want to write this post. In some way, I thought sharing what I have been going through would glamorize it in a way that would deceive me into thinking I was […]

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Lets have a conversation about Loneliness

“She was always consistent and she did so well. Always smiled.” — Candance Lentini Hi, It’s me. And heck yeah I smile a lot. I smile so hard my cheeks hurt. I smile when my heart aches and sometimes even smile harder than my darker thoughts. I get this question a lot you know. Why […]

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To the Girl Who is Always Smiling

“Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Photo by Ewan Robertson on Unsplash I have been meaning […]

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That Odd Story

“Dear Stress, Let’s break up.” — Me Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash I read these words at the beginning of my week and they stuck with me for the remainder of my week- ‘Let me remind you that you’re loved. Your family would die for you, your friends would do anything to make you […]

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Stressed Out

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it ” — Lou Holtz Photo by Camille Orgel on Unsplash I haven’t written in this section of the blog in a while, and honestly, I missed writing on here. This section is different because it has always acted like my personal […]

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Burnt Out

“And suddenly you just know its time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings” — Anonymous Photo by Anomaly on Unsplash Starting afresh is not new to me. In fact, for the past couple of years, that’s what I have done. Since I moved to the United States to begin college, my […]

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Life Lately: New Chapters