Update | Fresh Starts, Setbacks, and Life

Hello Lovies,

It's been a while since I've really blogged on here. Besides last night. That was just a personal rant from having a rough day that I decided to express my feelings for my own satisfactory purposes. I really can't blog much about hair because I still have my box braids in. But I have been learning new techniques for maintaining great hair, skin, and makeup skills. Soon I'll start making more YouTube videos to get a good foundation of videos on my channel.

A lot has been changing or progressing for me recently! I've been training for a new job, accomplished yet another successful semester, moved into a new dorm, and more. 

The new job I'm training for is to become an employment specialist for a local high school. I will be helping students with disabilities of all sorts obtain jobs and help them retain their positions. In a sense, I'll be a guidance counselor for youth employment. Although this does not necessarily apply to my major field of study (Communications), I thought it was a great opportunity for me to see what a real career in human services would be like. Despite the lengthy hours of training, I am excited to start and get right into assisting students careers and helping jump start it for them. 

Last week, I finally finished my most stressful semester I've had since being enrolled in school. Accomplishing the completion of a smooth 16 credits, I've yet again attained a 3.4 GPA. I'm not disappointed at all, especially being that 3.4 is a good grade point average to have. I think I'm just a little disappointed because this is the third time in a row I've gotten a 3.4 and am shy of missing 3.5 to make the dean's list for a semester. I'm not even mad though, hopefully next semester will be my Dean's List semester! Congratulations to my friends who did make the honorary list as well. Next semester, I'm taking a whopping full 18 credits, continuing my internship, and working at the new job. Please pray for me y'all! Lol :)

Being that my beloved roommate is moving out of our dorm room to live in an apartment with another good friend of mine, it would leave my lonely in our double. I was afraid my school's ResLife would put a random replacement roommate in my room so I made the decision to move into a single. Despite what other people may think about me making the abrupt move, I'm happy with my decision because now I will have my own personal space. Blasting my music, air-drying after a shower at my own extent say what?! That's the luxe life to me lol. I will certainly miss having the comfort of one of my best friends being right across from me as soon as I wake up but I will enjoy living on my own clock as well. Second semester couldn't come any sooner!

A lovely friend of mine just recently turned 21! I am so excited for her. She has been blessed to see another year and finally passed the age of socially drunken acceptance :) A few of my friends and I took her out for food & drinks to help her celebrate her special day. I remember looking up to her when I was only like 12 years old. We've grown apart but not until recently we started hanging out again and I definitely can say I've missed her! She's such a beautiful being :) Happy 21 Nazinga! Her turning 21 only means one thing for me, my time is trailing right behind. In about 2 months I will be turning 20 years old. An age that has no significant meaning to me or society expect the idea that I will never be considered a teenager anymore! That scares me to know I'm practically an adult because I don't think I'm fully ready to take adulthood head on. Oh well, only time will tell. But for now, the countdown until my birthday begins!

My boyfriend is in the process of possibly pledging to a fraternity next semester. So you know what that means...Brotherhood connections for life!! But you know what that means for me? Social Probation. There is a possibility my honey and I will not be able to be on speaking terms for quite a few weeks next semester and I don't know if either of us are prepared for that. We aren't attached at the hip but we're pretty much inseparable. I start my mornings with him and I end my nights with. Getting adjusted to a new environment without him being there will be tough but doable. If it does turn out that we cannot be on speaking terms, I've already prepared to isolate myself from the situation, let him continue his journey without any worries, and I'll be right here at the end of the road when he is all done. What doesn't kill us simply makes us stronger as a couple. Little does he know, he makes me so proud!

These box braids have been in for about a month now. I'd hate to say it but...I'm over them. I think I'm over it because they are starting to frizz out badly and there's nothing worse I hate about a hairstyle is when it looks like it needs to be re-done. That's how I feel about my hair so I am a tad bit embarrassed. Needless to say, I am willing to take them out. But that is a promise I made to myself before installment, I will keep these in for as long as I possibly can. I will try my best to go through with at least another 2 weeks. Or at least before next semester starts. My next big hair project: A weave! Something I've been wanting since the summer. Something I've been dying to learn how to do myself. This winter break I will be practicing sew ins and by the end, I hope that I will have mastered it so I can start doing my own weaves and possibly others as well!

Lastly, today is the day of my loving father's birthday! This is another year that I have been blessed to have him in my life. He means the world to me and without his motivation and faith in me, I may not be where I am today. Thank you so much daddy. Love you always, from your first born.

This has been a long and dragged out update but it was much needed for me to lay out and organize my thoughts, goals, and expectations. Thank you so much for reading and enjoy the rest of your day!



  1. Congrats on your new job & successful semester! The Dean's List will be waiting for you next semester... you can do it!

  2. Getting a 3.4 in college is pretty good. And if you want a higher GPA, then you know exactly what you need to do for the upcoming semester. Trust me, I've been there. I was there with the semester that just passed. I worked full time, worked on a project, and had to take care of a family. Trust me, when you have your mind set on attaining a certain goal, you'll do what's necessary to attain it. You seem pretty organized and intelligent, I'm sure you can get it done.

    The job sounds pretty interesting. I'm sure it takes a pretty patient person to fulfill those types of duties. And even though it has nothing to do with your major, you can gain so much from that experience. And you never know, that job may make you change your major. (:

  3. Thank you so much for your insight and words of encouragement ladies. It is much appreciated :)


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