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March 10, 2017

There once was a young lady....let's call her Susie. For as long as Susie could remember she had been deemed the "safe" friend in any group of friends she ever associated herself with. Now let me clear on what I mean by "safe"; Susie was by no means a risk taker..she d...

February 26, 2017

For the past few days, I've been reading a new book called You Are a Bad***: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero (yes I'm a bookworm). Anyway, as you can tell from the title, this book is about doing everything Tha G...

February 13, 2017

DISCLAIMER: By no means do I consider myself a makeup guru, I like to think of myself as a makeup enthusiast. I am borderline obsessed with all things makeup! After watching thousands of YouTube tutorials and practicing, I have developed this list of tips that I wish I...

February 6, 2017

Dear 19-year old Janae, 

Once upon a time, there was a girl who thought she wasn't enough. She didn't think she was pretty enough, cool enough, smart enough, and any other thing she could be "enough" in; that girl was you.

I write this letter to you 8 years into the fut...

January 30, 2017

"It takes time to be who you really want to be; it doesn't happen overnight."


January 17, 2017

It was the perfect summer evening on the beach; amid the sounds of the rolling tide and laughter from nearby beach-goers all I could think about was how incredibly blessed I was. Mr. Right and I were happier than ever! However, despite the fairytale I was beginning to...

January 8, 2017

We've officially made it through the first week of 2017, so "New Year, New Me" right?! Wrong. New Year...but it's the same me. This year I've decided to avoid falling into the pitfalls of the infamous New Years Resolution. If I'm being completely honest, I've NEVE...

January 2, 2017

For the first time I'm baring my soul for the world to see.  I'm running through the streets in my birthday suit of truth.  For years I wondered if anyone would actually be interested in reading what I have to say. Will I be perceived as weak for pouring my heart and t...

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