#howdidagehityouchallenge ...been waiting for one of y’all over the age of 30 to be honest so here goes: I have mad grey hair, my eyes have lines, I now have sunspots AND acne scars, I can’t eat a muffin without looking like I’m made of them the next day, without glasses or contacts don’t expect me to wave to you in the streets, sometimes when I run my knees are like “please, I beg of thee, turn back!!” But I understand the hair/ makeup game to a science, I have WAY more money, no bullshit drama and I’d much rather have a conversation with myself today. So yea you win some, you lose some ❤️
Was my wedding dress cultural appropriation? This was a debate that I saw HELLA often when, I, or others reposted my wedding pics. So in my latest YouTube video I decided to add my own two cents to that discussion
I don’t know who this is and will probably never see him again 😂. Going through my tagged photos smiling at all the intimate moments with perfect strangers. Do you have a pic like this with me too? I once got lectured by a fellow educator for taking these kinds of pics with ppl but I think it’s kinda cool to have these momentary reminders that there’s connection all around us
What’s your go-to when you wanna feel 🔥? At our wedding my mother-in-law @tiffandjess0323 described meeting me for the first time in 2016 with my black cape coat and thigh high boots. Those were the items I always went to when I wanted to feel sexy and powerful but damn it’s been 3 years of that. So this year, I go off in search of a new vibe that gives me the feeling! Open to receiving inspo 🙌🏽
I picked my wedding dress to surprise my family which meant I went dress shopping alone. Thank you to @chandanfashion in Toronto for making my experience so awesome. I came in with a Pinterest board and left the entire look! I’ve always loved lehenga cholis and knew I wanted to get married in one since before I knew Jared! If anyone knows what their dress is gonna look like and wants to tag the designer below, that would be nice...I may or may not still have wedding fever 😬.
📸 + makeup by @kevinwadebeauty
We got married two weeks ago and people talk to me about these two moments more than anything else 😂. Our wedding went viral when @affioncrockett and @jadenovah did their Jay and Bey impersonation together (2.5 million views). Then @rickyshucks took all the last of the lime light when @timothydelaghetto filmed him performing this Christmas Miracle during the games. Reposting bc dammit these are the moments I stay thinking about too!!
Are you down to make the first move? Only about 1 in 10 women do even though a study in the Washington Post found that when a woman contacts a man first, they are 2.5x more likely to get a response than men are when they initiate contact.
Make this your year to be bold, what do you have to lose?
What is that thing that you love SO much that you do it the least? Exactly 10 years after writing my first book I’m putting out my second. This year I face my fear and am very grateful to my accountability partner @mayasworld for encouraging me along the way to KEEP GOING. What will you do more of this year? Who is your accountability partner?
I refer to 2010-2014 as my lost years. I have no idea what the hell I did during that time but I do know how I felt: purposeless. Year after year I’d reflect on Dec 31 promising myself better when the clock struck midnight but in the back of my mind, I knew my fortune wasn’t going to change unless I was willing to. And in truth, even though I said I was, I really wasn’t. But Dec 2013 I gave myself this speech then moved to LA that January. Don’t get me wrong 2014/2015 were arguably the hardest years of my life but 2018 has without a doubt, been my best year yet. If you relate to this video, my 2011 self is urging you to make the hard choices tomorrow because you’re gonna have to do that shit eventually anyways.
For our wedding pics we decided to skip the rose gardens/ waterfalls and instead, we shot a day in our life. Marriage, to us, is not a destination but instead it’s a checkpoint and a reminder that what we’ve done thus far has worked. I love you @enjoyjaredbrady looking forward to an exciting (and sometimes not so exciting) journey together of conquering big goals while delighting in simple pleasures
They say when you meet the right person “you just know.” But I gotta admit...I DID NOT!! When I met @enjoyjaredbrady in 2015 I was fresh off a bad breakup looking to get to know myself again and connect with cool people in the process. Jared was pretty much in the same spot and told me day one “I don’t want this to be anything more than what it is in the moment.” We had an agreement, an alignment and as a result, we built a connection with one principle, “as long as it’s fun it’s fine but when it’s not, never mind!” But..The crazy thing was, the good times just didn’t seem to run out. So, after a year of casually hooking up we had to admit we had stumbled upon something worth naming. And then two years after that, I’m changing mine to match his. I share this to let you know there is no “right way” to find yourself in your greatest love story. So my advice is, if you’re in a place with someone that FULLY feels good but looks foreign, don’t be in such a rush to get back home to what’s familiar. You might just be in the process of creating a new one.