All posts tagged: advice

5 Tips For Becoming A Blogger.

I contemplated a lot with what type of blog posts to put out during this time of ‘self-isolation, social distancing, quarantine & chill, working from home’ time period and what I thought to do was to write posts that will be somewhat helpful and posts that will bring some type of normality to what we all are facing right now. So today’s post I decided to share some helpful tips for people are interested in starting a blog. I started blogging in April 2016 and I do not regret up to this day. When starting a blog there are things you need to think about before jumping into it. FIRST, THINK ABOUT YOUR WHY FACTOR NEXT, DECIDE ON A BLOG NAME/OR TITLE Why do you want to be a blogger? This is a key question to ask yourself. If your number one response is to get “free stuff” then you are starting for the wrong reasons and you may not get very far. As a blogger, it means you have a responsibility to be truthful, vulnerable and relatable …

How To Acquire A Well-Balanced Life.

Happy month 3 of 2020! Are you looking to acquire some balance in your life? If so, keep reading for some helpful tips, incite and lessons I have learned over time.   As a college graduate (2017/2018 grad), newlywed (2019) and an adult striving to obtain a career and life goals, it has been hectic. With the bubbly feels of accomplishment, a huge significant life-changing move, years piling up on each other every birthday, responsibilities multiplying and aspirations/goals so aggressively needed to be tended to, I have been loaded with a heap of emotions. Recently I asked myself, am I living a well-balanced life?, and after being in deep thought here is what I figured out. All the events came at me fast and I was feeling excited, pumped and striving to be my best while doing it all and doing it well. What I thought as ‘holding myself accountable’, was me getting everything done routinely. What I pictured as a well-balanced life was not what I was living. I began to dread doing the …

The Wedding Guest List: The Art Of Choosing.

Hello everyone. It’s Tuesday, which means its #weddingserieswithMJ time! If you been following me on Instagram, you know that I started this wedding series about a month ago where I share some tips, advice, and some realness to my future brides and also to anyone interested in knowing my thoughts/feelings. Today is no different. I usually post to Instagram, but I felt like this post would be a little more lengthy and it’s worthy of a blog post! Keep up with me on Instagram, by following me HERE. Now that that’s in order, let’s get into the good stuff. Wedding Guest List This is possibly the worst part of wedding planning, in my opinion. It’s literally bittersweet. This is the day you would have to put on your big girl and big boy underwear and make some tough decisions. Honestly, it took me and husbae A LONG TIME to get our list figured out. It was so hard. It wasn’t that hard. No, it was hard.  Before you make the tough decisions of adding and subtracting …

6 Ways To Fight Writer’s Block.

Writers’ block can be a pain. It can make us writers feel like we are incompetent, lesser, and like we are losing the one thing that should just flow…words. I have been a victim of writer’s block many many times, so I have accumulated some helpful tips to help you push through writer’s block. If you’ve been faced with this problem, this post is for you! My most favorite place to write is on my bed under my comfy comforter. Sometimes I enjoy having the window open to have some sunlight in or some soft music that will calm my mind and help my thoughts to just easily flow to my fingertips. This is not always 100% successful because distractions occur.  HERE ARE 6 TIPS TO FIGHT WRITERS BLOCK: 1. Turn your phone on do not disturb (or completely off). We know ourselves enough to know that there will always be that one notification that we’ll keep checking and that one text message we have to answer. If you want to get serious brain juice …

20 Thoughts For 2020.

Guys, guess what? 2020 is right around the corner. I mean, not literally but it’s a few weeks away, so I decided to share 20 thoughts for 2020 with you to get you ready for what’s ahead! **Disclaimer: This post is a bit lengthy, but it is worth the read + dope photos ahead! 20 Thoughts For 2020 Keeping it real 2020 is a bit scary for me. Not because I’m thinking negatively or anything, but it’s scary because I am super anxious about what’s coming! Honestly, God has been blessing me thoroughly and keeping it all the way real…I am so happy right now. I finally feel like good things really came to me. I’ve always kept the faith and tried to walk the walk, but sometimes it got hard and I did lose faith for a second. Thankfully I found my way back to God and my faith grew and grew to where it is now. SO, my first thought and advice are this: Never lose your faith. Why? Because God always has …

Grow before you Glow.

Pro tip: Surround yourself with people who get you. The year is almost over and I am going full throttle when it comes to being intentional. I’ve learned a lot about myself this year and I’m pretty sure you have too! My advice to you all is this: “Do not ever be afraid to let go or cut off the “split ends” aka the toxic, negative, bitter people you have lingering around in your life.” Listen, if they are not for you, they’re against you and you should not have to second guess that about a person. It may will can hurt you at first (a bit), but when as change comes along, growth does too. Growing comes before the GLOW It took me a while to understand this concept. I usually just want to glow first and grow later on, but that’s not how it works in this thing called life. The older we get, the more decisions we have to make for the betterment of ourselves. A few things this year has taught me are as …

Glossier’s Newest Products.

I realized that I share more about Glossier on my Instagram page than here on my blog, so I decided to start from now I’ll be sharing more here! For my new subscribers/followers, thank you for stopping by! I’m a glossier rep, which means I get to have my own page on glossier’s website with my favorite products to share with you all and I get a SMALL commission when you shop using my link. Glossier is a skincare/makeup company that cares about your skin. I mean, their products are made to enhance your natural beauty. When you shop using my link you also get 10% off your purchase! CLICK HERE TO SEE!  Disclaimer: Every product I share I make it clear whether I love it or not. I wouldn’t recommend something I hate! Okay, so on my IGTV, I shared a video using the products pictured and I’ll share that link below if you would like to watch it to see how they look on the skin! The newest products mentioned are: Future Dew …

Love Undone.

Hello my loves, welcome back! So…great news. Today makes ONE MONTH since my wedding day, #TheMillerLove and I am in disbelief because time has been flying! I decided to just fill you guys in on how it has been going and a few extras. Keep reading, a lot of mushy lovey-dovey stuff ahead. Good luck! What loving someone feels like… It feels like joy on a hot summer day, with the sun shining down on your skin and the cool breeze blowing through your hair. It feels like comfort and security and confidence when trouble arises. It feels like bravery in the face of weapons formed against you, in the form of hate. It feels like soft arms wrapped around your body telling you that everything will be fine because “they got you”. It feels like God’s love shining through in human form. It feels like lots of cuddles in the middle of the night and goodnight kisses. It feels like not wanting to say goodbye, even though we’d see each other in a couple …

10 Things People Told Me About Weddings That Happened.

Hello my loves, new and old! Thanks for stopping by! So if you haven’t been here in a while, you may have missed my previous posts about my wedding; the countdowns, the ups and downs etc. I got you though! Click HERE & HERE & HERE & HERE if you want to read up + see our engagement photos! Today makes 2 WEEKS since #TheMillerLove! 9.19.19 It still feels like yesterday! Just letting you all know I have some more wedding content to share in the future, so stay tuned & subscribe to my blog for updates! Today I’ll be keeping it real as usual about things people told me that actually happened (and some things that I wasn’t told that also happened anyway). Sorry in advance for my honesty. Let’s jump right in! “You won’t get to greet/see everyone at your wedding.” NO LIES HERE. I didn’t see a handful or so of people and I didn’t realize until the last day of my honeymoon. Crazy right? It’s possible. From the brides’ perspective, it is …