At some point in our teenage years, we may have figured out what direction we wanted to go in career wise or at least had an idea of what held our interest. Well, I am here to tell you, the people that had a solid plan of what their life after college would look like does NOT mean it will always work out that way.
Most people aren’t interior designers and have no idea how to put together a functional and cohesive space all on their own. Designing your home can be so daunting that you get paralyzed by decision making. Like a deer in the headlights, you don’t make a move to design anything and
As we get older, it can be a struggle to a get a full 8 hours of sleep, so it’s important to focus on quality vs. quantity when we get ready to rest. A good night’s sleep can help your skin appear brighter, make you feel less stressed and help your body stay alert through the day. Implementing a few
God’s love for us definitely sets the tone for how we should love and interact with not only people who are easy to love but also those who are challenging to love. I know how hard it is to show that rude supervisor or classmate the love that God shows me. I have to constantly put myself in check to make sure that I am being the best ambassador for God that I can possibly be in order to draw more people near Him.
Your relationship with yourself is your most important relationship. How you feel and act toward yourself directly affects your relationships with others. Basically, if you’re thriving then so are your relationships. With that said, let’s look at how you can better care for yourself with these three interior design tips.
Let’s face it, we need relationships in our lives, and no matter how self-sufficient we are, we cannot do life alone. But, I get it. Life is busy, work is tiring, and it’s a struggle to coordinate over incompatible schedules. There is a way to maintain your close friendships but
In my late teens and early twenties, I spent a lot of time by myself and I was really wanting sisterhood. A collective of women I could confide in. I was experiencing a lot of waves and transitions and I had no idea which way my life was moving. I prayed so hard one night that god would send me women that I could grow with and from.
Your hobbies and interests level up as you do, what sparks joy may change year by year, and how you give love to yourself precedes how you show it to others. If the old saying ‘hurt people hurt peopleʼ is true, so too must be its opposite: ‘loved people love peopleʼ.
Proper skincare is an essential component to making this summer one of your best yet. I was going with the “Black Don’t Crack” method of thinking when it came to my skin. However, as I am reminded on a weekly basis from Jade and Keia of Gettin Grown Podcast, “Your Black will crack if it’s dry.” I considered my skin to be healthy
If you are an active person on social media at one point or another, you’ve seen or heard about Jord Wood Watches*.
I’ve been eyeing them for a while, so when they reached out to us to collaborate on a giveaway it seemed like a perfect opportunity to check them out.
Natural hair can be difficult to manage. I know, all too well, how easy it is to get stuck in a rut when it comes to styles. You get so used to the process of discovering what styles that look good and are in your skill set to actually do, once you find a couple go-to styles that work, it gets difficult to go outside of those looks. However,
As many of you may know, Twenty Somethin & Black had the amazing opportunity to go to the first Something In The Water music festival in Virginia Beach, VA to represent our unapologetic faith-based community. Something In The Water is a music festival that was orchestrated by Pharrell Williams and his AMAZING team to stimulate positivity, love, acceptance, and growth into the world through the unique lens of Virginia Beach. There wasn’t just Somethin In The Water, there was something in the air
Summer has officially come knocking at our doors. The weather has warmed up a lot more, it’s longer days, and it seems to be fewer responsibilities that somehow makes summer, the season of romance. Well for some of us, we’re single, so romance is out of the window. And of course, you don’t want to sit at home all summer moping around, or doing small simple dates by yourself. So I say, grab your girls up, and complete a summer list of 8 things to do:
Being a TwentySomething, Somedays I find myself thinking “Lord, why didn’t I listen when they asked me not to rush my age?” My elders would always say “ Enjoy your youth while it last” I have just realized the meaning of their advice. It means to
For every action there is a reaction – good or bad. This is concept that we must remember, especially when it comes to tough life lessons. In life, God will literally prune and mold us to be the individuals he called us to be; but, the “pruning process” never stops. We are constantly being molded into better forms of ourselves and at times that means learning the same lessons over and over until it sticks. The main point to this process is that only we have the power to break the pattern of these recurring lessons and until we recognize this, and embrace it, they’ll keep coming.
I canʼt wait to get home every night. Not because the job was stressful, not because Iʼm tired; not because dinner is always bomb or because my show is in the queue. Can I tell you why!? Because I am absolutely in love with my space! I used to cringe at the thought of coming home because I didnʼt exactly qualify my space as being that; a home.
Spring is a time for mother nature to start fresh but it can also be a time for you to start anew and realign your energies. In January you probably made a ton of New Year’s Resolutions about the goals you wanted to achieve and the kind of life you want to create for yourself, right? Spring is a great time to
Our minds are the center of everything we do, and our attitudes, thoughts, and actions flow from it. If our minds are cluttered with unnecessary “stuff,” we can find ourselves stressed out, anxious, tired, and overwhelmed. On the flip-side, de-cluttering our minds can lead to peace and contentment in our hearts. If you struggle with any of the things
Figuring out what to get your mom for Mother’s Day can be tough, especially when you’re on a tight budget. Since we know it can be hard to come up with the perfect (and affordable) gift for the woman who raised you.
With Spring officially here, it is now the time to give your place a deep-clean. If you can afford it, using apps like TaskRabbit are an ideal way to get all the cleaning out the way in a few hours while you focus on other things. If using a cleaning service is out of your budget (or you simply want to do it yourself), here is a guide to
Many of your friends are posting and talking about their plans after school. One of them is moving to a new country, another joined a volunteer organization, someone else is going back to school. Everyone seems to be so sure about exactly what they are doing, and maybe you are somewhere in between them all. No matter where you fall in this,
Womanhood – the art of being a woman is not simple but all the while very simple. After searching high and low on what this word can possibly mean, I finally settled on “the journey of being a mature female”. This journey isn’t always easy especially when
Society and social media will tell you that it is essential to have the proper clothing and accessories to go out on the town, go to work, go on vacation, and to the gym, etc. The crazy thing about it is, we don’t truly need all this “stuff.” We can make what we have work for every situation
Are you a proactive person or a reactive person? Personally speaking, As an artist, I have struggled with being proactive with projects, sometimes having to wing it versus giving the project 100 percent of my effort and energy. Being a proactive person meaning being 100 percent prepared, taking control of your time, as well as executing with little to no error.
I never cared about my health or habits. I thought, “Well, if being skinny is the goal… I’ve already made it, right?” My big sister was the same way she was skinny as a fishing pole. After her first baby, she snapped right back to her beach bod without so much as stepping on a treadmill. However, it was when she had her second baby that started to gain weight. She became frustrated that she still looked nine months pregnant
In the past four years, I’ve seen myself act hateful towards women who did nothing to me. I have been the young woman who wondered what another queen had that I didn’t have at that time. I have said nasty things about other queens to make myself feel good. I put myself in a competition with other queens because of my own insecurities. Fearing that they would
Having a strong health journey is a sign that you want to give your body the love it deserves. It can be discouraging when you’re eating right and exercising well but have yet to reach your fitness goals. Although there are various reasons why we can start a health journey without seeing
African Americans are adopting plant-based lifestyles for various reasons. According to various media outlets, the standard American diet isn’t favorable for African Americans. Our bodies aren’t able to properly consume high volumes of dairy and meat products versus other groups. In addition, as an ethnicity group, we
We live in a world where being expressive about our feelings is viewed as being weak. It’s mocked, shunned, and even frowned upon. “Oh you’re being too emotional,” “stop crying all the time,” and “Suck it up” are all things children hear at some point when it comes to expressing themselves. As a result, it creates emotionless and emotionally unavailable adults. In more recent times,