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30 Days of Me Challenge: Day 26- What About Your Friends?

Today’s topic simply asks “What do you think about your friends?” Well this one’s easy. I think my friends are absolutely SPLENDID. I often say that I am extremely blessed to have the friends that I do. Being an individual who tends to be really awkward, shy, introverted but also a fake extrovert in certain situations, you can imagine making friends was a little difficult growing up. However, no matter how hard I always found my group of friends that matched my introverted awkwardness well.

But, the beauty of my friendships is that they span across the many places I’ve had the chance of living in. I have friends from elementary, middle and high school or still around in some capacity. There are some friends who although we don’t communicate often, we can still pick right back up where we left off with no hard feelings. I think that overall my friends are dope because of the energy I put out into the world. This is not to sound conceited but we truly attract people in our lives who are reflections of ourselves.

Therefore, for the friends I have attracted in my life who have leeched off of me or used me, that simply means that was a time in my life when that was the energy I was putting out. On the flip side, now that I have come to the point where I am truly loving myself and focusing on keeping a flow of positivity energy in my life I am also attracting friendships that are full of positivity.


The Cast of Girlfriends (Source)

Overall, I like to think of all my friends as the different friend groups I’ve seen portrayed on TV while growing up. Some of my friends and I embody a little bit of the cast from Girlfriends, but then other times we’re Raven & Chelsea from That’s So Raven.


As of right now, a great number of my girls and I are more like the ladies from Living Single except most of us are too broke to afford our own place together.


The Ladies of Living Single aka one of the best sitcoms (Source)

My favorite thing about all of my friends is our flexibility in terms of our conversations and how we support one another. My bestie Sam and I remind me a lot of Molly and Issa from the show Insecure. We support one another through EVERYTHING but also aren’t afraid to let each other know when it is time to as Sam often says “DO BETTER!” So just as much as we can let our hair down, we know when to wrap that hair up for the night in a bonnet and get our shit together.


Our Conversations Can Go From…(Source)


To This Real Quick (Source)

Nevertheless, my friends are super awesome and I love them all dearly for so many different reasons. We all bond over the struggle that is our early 20s and it’s simply a beautiful train wreck of sadness met with gif/meme wars via damn near every social media platform. But all in all we are getting our lives together one day at a time. So to all my kick ass, badassery, college educated, talented, artistic, women of faith, activist, warrior, womanist, feminist, and flawless friends I owe you all a toast. When I’m ballin’, drinks on my ladies!

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30 Days of Me Challenge: Day 11- Picture of Me & a Friend

Today’s challenge is rather simple and is one of my favorites. *sings* people let me tell you bout my besssst friend! This past weekend I got to attend the One Music Festival with my bestie of 11 years and of course a great time was had. Not only did we get to enjoy an amazing lineup of Black artists but we also got to celebrate her birthday.

It literally does not matter how far away we live from one another we always make an effort to remain in contact. Even when she lived abroad I spoke to her more than people who actually lived in the states. Crazy right? I know but that’s what happens when your bond with someone is that strong, you don’t really get tired of one another.

As a matter of fact, we should both invest in WhatsApp because thanks to it we stay chatting all day everyday. So the selfie below is just a snippet of our beautiful sisterhood. My favorite part about our friendship is that no matter how much our bank accounts may glare at us, we are always down for a “Treat yo self,” moment. From our Mardi Gras fun in New Orleans to our historical walks through the National Museum of African American History & Culture in D.C. With that said, if there is anyone who I know has got my back through and through without judging me for anything, it is her. Thanks bestie for being the best. You may not know it but you truly do inspire me to live my best life and enjoy it to the max. I love you dearly! ❤

P.S. I can’t wait until we’re making big bucks so our travel can extend beyond domestic flights LOL…that day is coming sooner than we may think! I’m speaking it into existence