It’s November! Duh! I know it’s been November all day.... BUT! Do you know why I’m excited about it? I am excited because it’s my BIRTHDAY MONTH 😁 🎉 🤗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are you excited about this month? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am moving into the last year of my 30’s and I couldn’t be more excited about it. You think that In your 20’s you’re super smart, smarter than people with decades on you! NOT! In your 30’s you vow to fix all the mistakes of your 20’s. Yeah, I got this! HA! Laughs at that thought! I definitely made some major shifts but at 29 I thought I would magically get my shit together at 30 on the dot! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mam/Sir if I can be honest, these last 9 years have been a constant shoveling out of crap I’ve collected over my lifetime. While dodging new crap at the same time! 😓 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am finally on the other side, staring my last year of my 30’s down. It’s been an amazing journey thus far. Lots of great moments as well! I am happy to say my shovel isn’t having to work as hard. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Becoming Jean has no finish line (well except the grave). It’s an ever evolving process. I stand today in acceptance of myself! I love this version of me and I look forward to who I will become in the future! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s to the start of #mypersonalnewyear 1 day down 26 days to go! #nov27thbday
As I dream about my future home and future space one thing that my husband and I agree on is that we want it to be cozy but spacious for our large family. Especially since he is such a homebody. I have heard people say that when you walk into the house for you, there is a feeling you get that lets you know THIS IS MY HOME! That is the feeling I am looking forward to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I like furniture that is comfortable and when my company comes over they want to wrap up in a blanket and relax on the couch or even take a nap. Decorating my house is going to be very strategic! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When you purchased your first home what was one thing that may not seem important to some but was an absolute must for you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . . . #creatingahome #warmdaysandcoldnights #househuntingisfun #futurehomeownergoals #crochetafghan #poisedlikecoretta #stylinlikejosephine #unbotheredlikerosa #naturalyoutubers #browngirlsbuildingbrands
Weekly Round up anyone? The question came up in a group I am a member of called the #befreeinnercircle , we were asked what are some apps on our phone that we can't live without. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of my must-have apps is my Podcast App. There are so many amazing podcasts out there that I listen to regularly. I wanted to take a sec and share 3 of my favs this week! Every week I’ll share shows I love and the episodes that are really speaking to me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Podcast & Episodes I am loving this week: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. @GirlBeFreePodcast - Ep Just Do It 2. Sunday Jumpstart (by @norealjewelry) Ep 27 Hustle & Faith with Marlena Banks 3. @businessshet (by @mimigstyle) Ep 9 Get Your SHET Right ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are some of your favorite podcast episodes? Do you have any episodes you have listened to more than once? Sharing is caring don't keep all that goodness to yourself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thursdayinspo #beencouraged #podcastincolor #chasingfreedom #womempoweringwomen #podcastlove #podcastroundup #blkcreatives #podsincolor #takeaction #createthelifeyoudesire #browngirlsbuildingbrands
Is it really worth it? As a new business owner or a creative wanting to grow their business there are many questions you are faced with. While photography has been around since the 1800’s (google it) in this digital world we live in the demand for quality images are at an all time high! • Even knowing this there are so many talented business owners who are still asking them self if the investment is worth it. Well, as much as I want to say great images of a product or service doesn’t mean quality service or products. The reality is consumers are visual and the power of your visual marketing is SUPER IMPORTANT! • So if your service is amazing but your website or images don’t reflect that customers will miss out on working with you. So help us find you and make the investment in your images and your website! • If you have questions about either message me and let’s chat! No strings attached. Let me know in the comments what’s holding you back from investing in yourself and in your dreams? #youareworththeinvestment #believeinyourdreams #villagewgvl #youareworthit #someoneiswaitingonyou #showuptoday
Are you proud of yourself? On tired days or when the odds are stacked against me, I think of my teenage self. More precisely 17 year old me, the teen mom. It inspires me to keep pushing forward because that’s all I’ve known to do. Because bigger than those moments where I want to give up, knowing I’m doing what I love keeps me pushing forward. • There’s a piece of me that wants to show myself that this desire I have to become a full time photographer and business woman is possible. It’s the believing part that makes the difference. In all the reflecting and people pleasing can you truly look back and be proud of the person you are! • We sometimes want people to be proud of us but we forget about making ourself proud! #patyourselfontheback #beproudofyourself #loveyourselfdaily
Cool mornings and breezy nights! These are signs of my favorite season approaching. In my house pretty much everyone loves cooler temps. It makes for less fights over the thermostat! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don’t know if you’ve ever worked in an office and had to fight with co-workers about how cold or warm it should be but I absolutely despise the convo. This is why I keep a sweater and usually wear layers even in the summer months. This way I can adjust accordingly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How do you settle the temperature convos at home or at work? Usually I control the thermostat in my house. Everyone ask me before adjusting. Not because I told them they had to but because I’m usually the most vocal, lol 😆 I get it honestly my dad used to make us suffer! I’m trying to do better! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are you the temperature police?