10 Mar 2016

Currently #2: March Goals, Books and Thoughts

Hey y’all! I wanted to do another “Currently” post so this blog just won’t be filled with Goals recaps. I just to fill you guys in on what’s going on with me! Check out my last one here. Feeling: The end of February and the beginning of March have been so busy for me. My…

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22 Feb 2016

Comparison + Social Media

I never thought I’d be one of those people who fell for The Comparison Trap on social media. I guess it’s because of my cynical view of social media. Every since I took my very first social media break, I’ve looked at all of the social networks as very annoying if used excessively, and super negative. I hate…

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10 Feb 2016

February Goals + Time Management

I’m a little late, but here are my February goals. January was a great month and I think I did really well with my goals! Although I did struggle with one thing: time management. I think it’s because I wrote down so many goals in my Powersheets that I wanted to accomplish, when January 1st hit I…

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27 Jan 2016

I’m going to an Aspiring Authors Workshop!

If you’ve seen my latest youtube video, you’ll know that I was accepted into the Madcap Retreats Inaugural Aspiring Author’s Workshop!! via This workshop will be held in a lodge in Tennessee for a week in March. Forty aspiring authors (including myself) will attend different panels and sessions with YA authors such as Maggie Stiefvater,…

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20 Jan 2016

A week in healthy eating

As I’ve stated in 2016 goals, I want to lose a few pounds, become healthier and just get in better shape overall. This week, I cut out all fast foods, SUGAR (more on this. omg.), junk food, all beverages except coffee and water, and most carbs. I’m trying out this new meal plan and I…

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13 Jan 2016

Emily Ley 2016 Simplified Planner Review

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’m a paper goods addict, and that includes planners. I LOVE planners, and have been getting one every year since high school. I’m 24 now and after (literal) months of debating, I decided to go ahead and purchase Emily Ley’s Simplified Planner.  …

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06 Jan 2016

Hello, 2016! |Goals and Recaps

  Happy New Year! I haven’t said it on this blog yet, but I hope everyone has had a great start to 2016. This year, I had the pleasure of seeing Lauryn Hill LIVE in concert and she was just as amazing as you’d think she would be! Us South Carolinians have had a rough…

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30 Dec 2015

The bright side of not being published (yet).

Any writers who are trying to publish books can relate. I’ve written two manuscripts this year and as much as I want to send the first drafts to agents and expedite the publishing process (BIG NO-NO) I know that I need to take time out and edit and polish these manuscripts (particularly my NaNoWriMo novel,…

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28 Dec 2015

Highlight Reel: First and Then by Emma Mills

Two weeks ago, I was having one of those days, that turned into one of those weeks. You know the ones. You wake up on the wrong side of the bed and things start to add up that leave you feeling grumpy and not wanting to leave your bed. Luckily, at the start of this…

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23 Dec 2015

Goal Setting: Lara Casey’s 2016 Powersheets Workbook

It’s that time again, when you evaluate what you want to do differently in the New Year and set resolutions. It can be fun, but it can also be stressful and sometimes not even worth it, because you keep your goals up for maybe the first two weeks of January and then they just fizzle…

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  • Wedding reads! The first is from one of my favorite authors ever, @morgamat. I’m so excited that her newest book is wedding themed! The second is my agent-mate, @jasminepics! I’ve heard amazing things about this one! I can’t wait to dig into both. 🤗
  • Friday feels 😏 #jumpingthebrown
  • Swipe left for non-spoilery thoughts on #BlackPanther. In short, it was amazing. Inspiring. Deep. And as someone who has seen almost EVERY Marvel movie, the absolute best! There were so many themes, great costumes, acting and that score!!! Ugh! I’m also so proud to see a fellow South Carolinian (Chadwick Boseman) on the big screen! ✊🏽 #WakandaForever
  • Doing what we love with who we love. 📖🥁#jumpingthebrown
  • Happy Valentine’s Day! 😍❤️Im sharing our engagement photos on my blog today! It was so hard to narrow down my faves! 🤗 #jumpingthebrown #8yearsin
  • Rainy Writing Wednesdays ☔️📝
  • Black Love in #BlackHistoryMonth 💗 a little sneak peek of our engagement photos! Can’t believe we’re less than 100 days away from saying I do! #JumpingTheBrown 👰🏽🤵🏽
  • Entering #blackhistorymonth with The Belles by @brownbookworm! I was told to have sweets on hand while reading this - luckily I have some leftover from wedding cake testing! Just started this and loving it already. 💗 #TheBelles