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    The Midnight Hour: Everything Sucks

    Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemail Four month’s ago I had: just moved to the city of my dreams, left a job that was slowly killing me, woke up and found myself in a relationship with one of God’s favorite people, my edges were full, my skin was clear, and my bank account was flourishing.   Then, it all fell apart.   I was notified that the job that I prayed about is coming to an end.   I’m back on the job market, in one of the most expensive cities in the country, during one of the most expensive times of the year. And, to spice my story up a bit, all of…

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    #GenBeauty

    Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemailThis past weekend was the NY #GenBeauty and look…I had a time.   I’ve heard about the event for a while now. But I had always been too nervous to go. Excuses like: What if my makeup wasn’t good enough? I don’t even have a YouTube yet… Who is going to go with you? constantly went through my mind.   However, going this year was heavy on my heart for a long time. Then I saw a coupon code on Instagram… In my mind it was fate. In reality, it was Adworks doing its job. Whatever the reason, I took it as a sign and purchased a ticket.   For…

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    Proverbs 3:5

    Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemailMy life has been hectic, stressful, dramatic, and confusing since I moved to New York. On top of getting comfortable in the busiest city in the galaxy, I’ve quit a job that was sucking the life out of me, started a new position (because bills), got a new man, had a life altering fight with my best friend that I still secretly cry about, and recently dealt with Hurricane Harvey. Yeah, life has really been AH-LOT as of late. Yet, in a Proverbs 3:5 way, this season is the happiest I’ve been in a long time. I love the space that I’m in right now. My skin is clearing up. I’m on track…

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    The Hogwarts Express to Harlem

    Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemailFun fact: I originally went to Howard because it was the closest school to the city of New York that I applied and got into. I was too scared to even THINK about applying to a school actually in the city and Washington D.C. close enough to teenage Alyssa. New York City has always been the best thing in the world to me. Artists talked about growing up there and how it helped shaped them. The movies and TV shows I watched only painted it as the city you show up to and your dreams automatically come true. You’ve arrived and the next day you’ve met your best friend…