Posts tagged evolution
My Destiny Over Your Opinion: Why growth is tough

I have a confession.  

...I live a boring life. 

It is filled with routines and habits, and I am ok with that; because the excitement comes in what I do within the daily cycle of my life.  But every once in a while, I decide to make a dumb decision and live adventurous.  Especially with my workouts.  One day, I decided to head over to the greenway for a run.  From the initial excitement it seemed to be a great idea; get out of the gym, enjoy the scenery.  The trek began smooth; my pace was great, and the tones made me want to hit a Solange dance routine in the middle of the woods (sidenote: s/o to Solange and Mary J. Blige making it acceptable for the sistas’ that can’t dance…i.e ME).  

Well, that was until….

My shins became numb, and a knife felt as though it was piercing through my leg…

Pains in my lower back reminded me of what child labor would feel like…

Since I was in the woods, I no longer had a strong signal to hear music; just a bunch of skipping words…

And how can I forget the BUGS, they were eating up all of this #BlackGirlMagic…

Yes, it really is as miserable as it sounds!

I knew that this run was going to be good for me, and help me achieve #TeyanaTaylorBodyGoals; but I didn’t think that I could make it.  I looked back and I was too far from where I started, but looking ahead I didn’t even see the finish line. 


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How I went from a Girl to a Woman in one year: 25 things I learned at 25

As some of you may be aware, a national holiday that just passed us on September 21st called J-Day (also referred to as my birthday).  I take this time every year to reflect on all that happened in the previous 364 days.  Every year has a reoccurring pattern, or we shall call them themes; 24 was the year of realization, but 25 was indeed a year of evolution.  

The transformation began, the blinders were off and I began to see life in a totally different light.  Its one thing to know that you are changing, but when those close to you see you go from the "turn up girl" to the "intuitive woman" it all begins to really sink in. A major change was happening and......... I was diggin' it.  

The moment you fall in love with the person that you are becoming, tied in with the person that you are meant to be is an overwhelming satisfying feeling.  Crazy right? For the first time in life I felt like I grew up from a girl into a woman. Many lessons were taught and I must say I was finally open to learn them. 

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