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Happy New Year!

I hope you all rang in the new year fabulously—here’s to 2017! I wanted to start the year by letting you fine folk know about a few changes around these parts.

But since it’s been a bit since we last chatted on the blog, let’s also do a quick catch-up.


My First Year Blogging Full Time Was ROUGH


I always like to think that when I’m in my 50s and PAID that I will look back on the very first year I was freelancing and blogging full time and laugh. Or maybe laughing is too harsh—let’s say I’ll be very thankful for those days because it taught me about sacrifice. And funny—I’m writing this post and looking at the date and just realized that last week (10/15) made six years since I handed in my last resignation letter. I stayed for two weeks after (because I’m considerate, of course) and then my last day of working for someone else was October 29, 2010. A lot of folks think that move was so brave of me and some even thought I had it made. Nope.


My Day in Namur, Belgium

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Continuing on with my European travels this summer, let’s go to Namur, Belgium!


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A Quick Glimpse Into My Typical Day

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tazo® Tea for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.


You guys see the results of my labor—the blog posts and the edited videos, but every now and then I figure it’d be cool to show you what a typical day might look like for me as a full time blogger. So here’s the funny part—I very rarely tell people what I do for a living because even though blogging has hit the mainstream, there are still many people who don’t get it. Some of my neighbors are probably still scratching their head because they used to see me leaving at the crack of dawn in a business suit groggily heading to my former finance job and now they see me dressed suuuuper casual (usually some iteration of shorts and a t-shirt) and either I’m lugging a ton of clothes and shoes to and fro, a shopping cart filled with packages, or toting some suitcases. I can’t even imagine the answers I’d get if I took a poll and had them guess what I do for a living…lol. (more…)

My 35th Birthday Suite at Millenium Hilton NYC!

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Me and the homey Nas

Last year one of my blogger boos Christina from LoveBrownSugar had a small birthday party at a super cute suite at the Carlton Hotel here in NYC. I joked to her that I was going to copy her idea because it was pretty darn genius. With a hotel suite you don’t have to pre-clean before guests arrive and you don’t have to do much cleaning up after they leave. And if someone gets a little too tipsy, you might even have room for them to sleep over. G-E-N-I-U-S.