Channeling #PositivePauletta, Resisting #NegativeNakeisha

Dear Sista Friend, It’s been roouugghh. “Senioritis” was so real as I entered this last semester of coursework. But even before then I struggled through burn out. Going to school straight through with no breaks is for the birds (stay tuned for blog post)! This semester has been even worse because I’m so close I […]

Jealousy. Envy. That ugly green monster. (Why is it always described as green?)

Dear Sista Friend, True Life – I get jealous. It isn’t a loud, hateful insecurity that causes rude behavior or meanness, though this behavior definitely did occur at one point in my life. Now (I cannot believe I am admitting this!), I quietly covet lives that aren’t mine and hold on to subtle resentment like […]

Failure Isn’t A Bad Thing

Dear Sista Friend, I’ve failed a lot. Sometimes they were huge, horrible mistakes that affected my personal life. Other times they were just “bumps” in the professional road.  I have been the brunt of excoriating humiliation and embarrassed in front of other co-workers. I have also been called out in meetings and in conference rooms […]