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End of the Year Goals
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Brittni’s End of the Year Goals

The end of the year is approaching. We have three solid months left. There is still so much to do. For me, I have some goals that need to be accomplished before the year is over. Here are a few: Goal #1: Begin My Professional Transition I have to take the CASA. I have a Transition to Teaching program that I am trying to get into at the Indiana Wesleyan University and I would start in March. So I have to take the CASA, which are the 3 tests I…

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in Culture, LIFE

Why I Love Fall

Fall is the BEST time of the year. Yes, I am biased for a few reasons. The Weather  I love fall because I think it is the best weather. I can dress warm or cool. I can wear jeans and a short sleeved shirt with boots, or sandals. Then I can wear a hoodie with jeans and sneakers. My favorite item of clothing that I love wearing in the fall are SWEATS! I just love being comfortable. I always have. Let’s not even get on the endless ways to wear…

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in Advice, LIFE, MIND AND BODY

How to Begin Finding Yourself

Finding yourself is often looked at as a place you go to or state of being that is impossible to achieve. Finding yourself is not about making extreme changes, but about letting down walls. It’s also about believing you are already that person, but just needs a little brushing off. You have to believe you are that person and be willing to build off what is already magical about you. When you feel it is happening for you, it will click on like a lightbulb. You will be able to…

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Issa Rae's Insecure
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Issa Rae’s Insecure Is An Authentic Must See

Issa Rae is pretty dope. In 2011, her YouTube webseries “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” blew up with millions of views. It was popular for its authentic and relatable humor and representation of culture. The series’s popularity and originality resulted in the second season aired on Pharrell Williams’ i am OTHER YouTube channel. In 2012, Issa won a Shorty Award and was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. She repeated that Forbes honor again in 2014. In 2015, Issa released her book, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” and it…

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in LIFE, Love, Young and Married

How I Met My Husband

If you met your soulmate, would you know it? What if you’ve known him for years? Would you believe that years later, you’d be married with a family? Life works in mysterious ways and you never know where one meeting can lead to, even through life’s twists and turns. The story behind meeting my husband is very interesting. I first met my husband Sharif, the summer of 2008 before my senior year of high school. We were introduced through a mutual friend of ours, who is STILL my best friend…

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Quarter-Life Crisis Averted
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Quarter-Life Crisis Averted: Five Things I Learned in my 25th Year

If you remember, I wrote a blog post about having a quarter life crisis a little over a year ago. Now all of those tears quickly dried up because my friends blessed me with a surprise birthday party, but bringing in 25 was hard for me and Chapter 25 of my life may have been one of the most challenging ones I have lived. But any experience I go through, whether good or bad, is alright with meas long as I have been able to walk away with some lesson…

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Life After Graduation
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The Perfect Ending to a New Beginning: Life after Graduation

The last four years, and for some people like myself five years, has been spent filled with late nights and early mornings. Nor having time to eat at times is an understatement. All the sacrifices made, sleep you never got and special events you have missed were all for this big milestone in your life, graduation! As I approached the finish line, and even now, I continuously asked myself what is next? What is next for me?! Only to reach the finish line and to be left with questions, questions…

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in Culture, LIFE

Uplift Leslie Jones with #LoveforLeslieJ

Leslie Jones is the star of the new Ghostbusters’ film, something that has been wildly celebrated as another black actress and role model fulfilling her dreams. But in the midst of this celebration, there has been a major cloud lingering around Leslie as the hate and bigotry of our country takes over once again. First Leslie was faced with an uncommon issue of not having a dress to wear to her own premiere. Not because she couldn’t find one she liked, but because no designer would make one for her….

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