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Category Archives: 10 Minutes with Danielle
Talk about confidence—I took this picture on a busy street in Harlem on a Saturday on a January day without flinching…lol
Listen, I hate to gloat about this being in your 30s thing, but gurl…IT. IS. LIT. And from what I hear from my friends who are 40+, it just keeps getting better and better. Like seriously, I wish I knew how amazing my 30s would be when I was in my teens and my 20s. I’d like to think I wouldn’t have taken myself as seriously. Sure, things aren’t all roses in this decade—things like hormonal acne, body aches, and facial hair can throw a monkey wrench in one’s game, but the confidence? My confidence game is through the roof!
CAN we have it all? I mean, I guess this is debatable, but if you ask me: NAH, yo. lol
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.
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.
Continuing on with my European travels this summer, let’s go to Namur, Belgium!
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…)