Your blood= your family and they generally do want the best for you. But, not all of them and not all of the time. Keep that in mind. Also, keep in mind that things that they are dealing with or they regret can easily be projected on to you and your life and your journey…. try not to let that happen.

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It really be your own people sometimes bringing you down. The moral of the story is: everybody who you call your mans, is not reallllly your mans. And every opinion you receive or advice you get, doesn’t need to be used by you at all or at least at that moment. Take what people say with a grain of salt because you are the only one who can truly see the vision. BE YOURSELF, and if you don’t know who that is yet BE WHOEVER YOU WANT TO BE.

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I promise this is the only way to live.

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Tip of the Week: Don’t Drink Champagne!

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Literally, I know we all think champagne is the equivalent to a posh lifestyle, but I’m here to tell you that, that just can’t be. Champagne gives the largest headache on this planet Earth and whoever the asshole is who decided it would be smart to mix with wine in the form of sangria, well he deserves to be let go! (If it sounds like I’m hurt, trust me I am because I had stuff to do that day).

Other than that though I had a great day Thursday (check out my post “wait till after the tour” to hear about my lovely museum excursions).

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Theme of the Week: If you can’t take the heat get the hell outta the kitchen

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“I feel like I’m in a pot of boiling water and everyone who walks by refuses to turn off the heat”- as told by boujetto’s finest, Miss Catie Baby

As the semester is winding down (we literally have 2 real weeks of school left— something of which I was unaware of), everyone is scrambling to “SAVE THE GRADE” a worthy attempt at best. This quote serves as motivation to remind yourself of what state of your life in and to prompt you to help yourself #GetOut of it.

Hope the rest of your week is lovely, if not grab yourself a glass of wine or a nice hearty shot of Jameson. 

This post is sponsored by my blood, sweat, and tears.

Reminder: Always Be on Top

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“I can’t be in menopause and in coach.”- Samantha in Sex in the City 2

No matter what you are going through, always recall your worth. It is okay to have bad days and to not feel very confident. But honey, you are first class at all times! Never let your current mood dictate your being. You are still YOU no matter what.

Tip of the Week: Bring Your Joy from the Weekend into your Weekdays

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This morning I woke up and thought “dang… I wish it was still Sunday”. I’m sure a lot of you woke up with that feeling too. Afterwards, I also thought how different my school week would go if I brought the same energy into the week as I do the weekend. I have never tried this before but I will give it a shot and report back to yall.

I charge you guys to do the same. Leave me a comment to tell me how this worked for you.

Tip of the Week: Hard work= Success

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“I wake up at 8 AM and go to bed at 4 AM. I am always working.”- Sean “Diddy” Combs

I started this week off with the desire to just be better. I cannot lie, senioritis has been getting me and I literally am unmotivated entirely. But, after attending an event with the CEO of Consumer Banking at JP Morgan Chase, Doug Petno, I felt revived. He said “I never had any real career goals, let alone become a CEO. I just put my head down, knew and did as much as I possibly could to do my job the best I could”. It sounds so simple, right? I found that a lot of successful people have this same story. Diddy said every job he had from cleaning gas station bathrooms to his two-year unpaid internship and now as a CEO, he wanted to be the best and leave people feeling impressed by the work he did.

Success comes from treating every job, task, duty with pride and attention to detail.

I know it’s Hump Day, but remind yourself to work hard– there’s no substitute for it. It is really the best differentiator between you and your competition.

What’s motivating you this week?