Bringing the heat.

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Cheers to reaching 2019 in one piece. First post of the year! WOW. Y’all know 2018 was a good year for me, I graduated, traveled, fell deeper in love with God (and my boo), leveled up in jobs, almost at my career goal, I exceeded my BLOG GOAL OF 1000+ blog followers/subscribers, and most importantly all my family is blessed also. I mean so much more blessings but you know can’t list them all. 2019, I expect nothing LESS than the BEST and of course I’m bringing the heat all year! My two words for this year is STRENGTH & COURAGE

Strength allows you to show yourself how far you can actually go. It involves less self-doubt and more of a drive to be your best self. Courage says, “yes I may be a bit nervous or even afraid, but that’s not going to stop me!” Courage gives you the encouragement you need to never stop believing in all that potential you attain inside of you. So be my guess and adopt these two words and make it apart of your day to day this year.

[Stay tuned for some heat at the end of the post!]

Just WIN.

The year just started, but I already have some advice to share. People will try to sabotage you because they cannot stand to see you win, but do yourself a favor and WIN ANYWAY. Don’t allow people to get the upper hand on you this year. I want you to remember that there are always many outcomes that can come out of one thing. In the end, you decide if it will be good or bad. Remember that this year! 

B i r t h d a y  S h o o t 

My style literally is so effortless. I say that in the least cocky way. I usually figure it out the day of or in my head…and it always works. Blessing? Yes. Feeling a bit sassy right now because the devil really tried my this year for my birthday, but thankfully God sustained me and kept me on 100. I wanted to do this post as a style post and photo diary of my bday shoot because I have so many photos, but you guys know I had to give some encouragement first! 

Photo Diary #extraall2019

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disclaimer: #notaMODEL

 

 

[All Photo/Video Cred: @duranandrae]

Deets on the look: fur coat- boohoo, sequin jumpsuit & fur bag- forever 21, shoes- public desire, lip gloss- fenty, hair- ME

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo MJ.

33 comments

  1. Congrats on a great 2018! 1000 subscribers–that is awesome. My goal for next year is going to be 500 (probably would help to have a more visible way of asking for subscribers), but it’s very encouraging to see other bloggers succeeding like that! Cheers 🙂

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  2. YOU ABSOLUTE QUEEN!! This post was absolutely fab! So full of style, sass, motivation and empowerment! Really glad I came across your blog! Excited to see your 2019 content, and watch you continue to grow! Thank you so much for sharing. Your outfit is absolutely sensational! Xx

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  3. Wow, sounds like you had a really good year last year. I hope it carries on for you this year! I LOVE this outfit too, it’s fab!
    As for your words for 2019, strength and courage, I think they’re great and I definitely want to find a bit more strength and have a bit more courage this year

    Emily x

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  4. whew! yes honey you betta work! these shots are gorgeous, i love the outfit and encouraging uplifting words that you started this post with. strength and courage are such good words for this year. i’m going to have to save this post and come back to it when self doubt comes creeping in because you’ve got me believing in myself to the max right now. god bless x

    mich / simplymich.com

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  5. Mrs Nuttall Says

    Well. First of all. Let me just say, you look INCREDIBLE. The outfit, confidence, the lot. Amazing. Sounds like you had a great 2018, congratulations on the career bump. You can almost read your happiness from the words you wrote. Hoping your goals and life continues to blossom. Go get 2019!

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  6. MJ you are werking in that photoshoot girl! So inspiring! I’m happy you are growing in your walk with God, it makes the biggest difference in your life and self confidence. I agree with you, we have to choose to make 2019 a great year. I choose to make it good too ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for your encouraging words and luxury style 😍✌🏾

    Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

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  7. Honestly adore this post, from the words of encouragement to your motto of being extra all 2019 to the beautiful birthday outfit. Love the bold colours dear, keep shining. I definitely feel like I can conquer my year after that pep talk. My word for 2019 is risks, being able to step outside of my comfort zone, not overthink and just do. Great post dear!

    Tx.

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