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June 9, 2018

THE FIRST YEAR IS OFFICIALLY OVERRRR!!!!! It was touch and go after midterms, but I made it! I'm a self-proclaimed nerd and I am not ashamed. I love homework, doing worksheets, shopping for school supplies; you know the regular stuff. Unfortunately, all of that changed...

January 15, 2018

You're on picture number 200, and still haven't captured the most flattering picture. Now there could be two reasons for this: Either you really just suck at the perfect selfie angle...or there is something that you see in yourself that you truly don't like....

January 7, 2018

Happy New Year!!

This month marks the anniversary of Tha Girl Upstairs Blog and the beginning of my second semester in graduate school (did I mention that I can't wait for year one to be over?! lol).

It's no secret that in August I began matriculation in a Doctoral Degre...

December 22, 2017

It hit me like a ton of bricks today..It's almost 2018..and I am still doing the same crap I "claimed" I wouldn't do anymore when we were approaching 2017. I don't know exactly how I arrived at this epiphany, but today I realized again that I have wasted majority of my...

November 5, 2017

Before beginning this letter, I’d like to release a friendly disclaimer:

By no means is this letter a representation of how I feel about the entire male species. This platform also isn’t being used as a venue for the opening speech of the ‘I Hate All Men Convention.” H...

September 17, 2017

For some people this may be extremely premature; but for me it's better to get ahead of the problem before it festers into something ugly. Writing this post has proven to be very therapeutic, so hopefully it can help someone going through the same thing.

Graduate schoo...

September 10, 2017

I know, I know....I chose the most cliche title ever! How many times in the last five years have you heard this phrase thrown around in a room full of women?! Nevertheless, no matter your race, age, or place of origin, the expression remains the same: 

"Empowered women,...

September 4, 2017

On this day 28 years ago...

 Janae De'Lisa was born.

The day has finally come, I'm 28 and you are officially looking at my new blog design! This blog design has been my baby project since May and the big reveal is so exciting!!!

As a child, my mother always planned exciti...

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