Liebster Award

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Wow, this was such an incredible week! Guess who was nominated for the Liebster Award? I was nominated by the beautiful Taylor of entirelytaylor and I’m extremely honored to accept! Here are the rules for accepting the Liebster Award.

  1. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”.
  2. Write a 150-300 word post on your favorite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
  3. Answer your questions and provide 10 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have less than 200 followers and ask them your own questions. (Don’t forget to inform the people/blogs you nominated about it.)

My favorite blog would have to be Rebekah Denise http://www.iamrebekahdenise.com/. Reason being, I just started blogging about three weeks ago and at one point I was totally lost about my next steps after I launched. I’d joined Facebook groups but they weren’t as helpful as I thought they’d be, so I decided to dig a little deeper. I found her on one of the blogger groups and I added her as a Facebook friend. I was immediately stunned by her photos. As I browsed her page I clicked on her website link and I started to read her newer blog posts. Her topics were extremely relatable and I really enjoyed how she engages with her followers/friends. Our blogs are about inspiring others and from the blog posts, we tend to have a lot in common. She just seems as if she’s a free spirit that enjoys helping others and I love that!

What inspired you or drove you to start blogging?

– Sometimes you don’t know what people are going through and it’s always great to be an inspiration. Many people suffer from different diagnosis such as depression, anxiety and so on. In many cases, most people don’t discuss their problems publicly, so at the end of the day if they don’t tell you-you may not know. I’ve always wanted to be that person that spoke to people without even knowing their situation. Which means I’ve always wanted to voice my opinion or state facts without singling out a particular individual. I think that speaking to people through my blog would be an extremely great idea. At the end of the day, you never know who I could’ve inspired. I’m a very private person so telling others about my personal life has always been difficult. I understand that this may be the case of others as well. Moral of the story is I’ll make it my job to uplift you no matter the circumstance. In my eyes, we can get through it together. My ultimate goal is to see or hear “because of you I didn’t give up”!

 

If I was on a deserted island what 3 would take with you?

-If I  was on a deserted island I would definitely take water, some type of weapon for protection for hunting. Last but not least I’d take a lighter to start a fire to cook the food that I catch.

 

What is one little thing in life that makes you smile and why? (not a person, let’s see your creativity)

-Looking at old photographs always seem to make me smile simply because they are connected with so many great memories.

 

If you could give one tip to an upcoming blogger what would it be?

– Before you actually launch your blog make sure that you are positively sure that you’ll be sticking with that site. I made that mistake and my subscribers decreased dramatically. Also, it was slightly overwhelming trying to create a new site. I had the option of duplicating my first site but it was extremely overpriced. Different people choose different online website creations and that’s totally fine. Don’t make the same mistake though, ALWAYS DO TONS OF RESEARCH!

Look back, What would you tell or warn your 16-year-old self about?

–  I would warn my 16-year-old self about life itself. Everything isn’t going to flow smoothly all the time. You will face certain obstacles that you think are just too challenging but you’ll get through it nothing lasts forever!

Where do you see yourself and your blog 5 years from now?

– I see myself as a successful business woman with a business degree and also an entrepreneur.  Hopefully, my blog turns out to be a success as well. Even if it doesn’t my purpose will still be the same to inspire others.

10 Random Facts About Me

  • Pulling my eyelashes gives me a thrill!
  • Failure scares me!
  • I’m an introvert!
  • I listen to country and rock music!
  • I have a 4-month-old son!
  • I love to travel!
  • Steak is my favorite food!
  • I love giving advice!
  • I love to read!
  • I love my life and who I am today! 

I will be choosing 5 bloggers that I feel should be nominated and they are listed below.
I will be choosing 5 bloggers that I feel should be nominated and they are listed below.

 

Trelle Cotton

Miss Richie

Megan Zellick

Ariel Joi

Askey Bonnaire

 

 

Know Your Worth!

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I must start by saying that this particular post has absolutely NOTHING to do with my personal life. This topic was chosen by one of my subscribers!

A woman who isn’t sure of her worth will typically settle for less than she deserves. She tends to place herself in a trap that’s extremely hard to get out of. In other words, she’s become so comfortable with NOT being ” THE ONE” & eventually realizes that she just may have fallen for someone that doesn’t belong to her. The feeling may seem mutual between both parties but in reality, it’s all a game. A man only does what you allow, if it’s beneficial then, of course, he won’t stop this twisted love affair. NEVER allow yourself to just be SOMEONE be “THE ONE”. Just because someone desires you that DOES NOT mean that they VALUE YOU! You’ve become manipulated by their words and actions and begin to think that this may be something. A man knows exactly what he wants in a woman and if he values you enough you’d be HIS WOMAN.

On the other hand, sometimes a woman can be extremely valuable and could be a great asset to a SINGLE man. Don’t fault yourself, ladies, sometimes it isn’t you, it’s him. He doesn’t feel as if he’s ready for a relationship so he puts you on hold and thinks that you’re supposed to wait for him. Or he just feels as if he doesn’t want a relationship at all and you guys should just “fool around”. YOU ARE WORTH MORE THAN THAT!! Don’t force yourself to have space in his life, because if he valued you enough he would’ve created a space for you! Don’t put yourself in that position because it’s extremely risky and in my opinion, he doesn’t deserve you at all!

If you’re in a relationship and things just don’t seem to be getting better always remember that things take time. On another note, if you’re giving your relationship your all, don’t feel bad due to your significant others actions. You ARE worthy of so much more!!!

Let’s say you guys are extremely close, the two of you can talk about anything, and the vibe is just perfect. A bond is better than a title you’d say, or is it? I feel as if two people connect with each other that well, why NOT have a bond AND a title? KNOW YOUR WORTH, if you only a have a bond that’s great but does he feel as if you’re worthy enough for the title? Be very protective of yourself. What do you mean by that Teish? Don’t go overboard and do things for this man and you guys aren’t even in a relationship. I’ve seen several cases where a woman spoils a man that they aren’t even in a relationship with. When everything is over they’re extremely hurt because they gave someone their ALL and they weren’t even together. I understand being friends with someone and eventually, things escalate, just be very mindful of the situation that you may be putting yourself in.

As I mentioned earlier a man knows EXACTLY who he wants by his side. It doesn’t matter what you do for him, or how you do it. If you aren’t “THE ONE” you just aren’t “THE ONE”. There is nothing you can do to change that. He’s searching for something rare and diligent. Whenever he does decide to settle with a woman in his eyes she will be much different from the rest! His QUEEN, she will be a reflection of him in all aspects. She’ll respect him and love him dearly but she KNOWS HER WORTH! Some women are literally “once in a lifetime females” DON’T OVERLOOK them! The vibe and comfort that you may receive from this woman are RARE! It doesn’t matter where you search you’ll never come in contact with a female like her. She’s morally strong, she respects herself & she’s goal-oriented. Fellas, don’t LET THIS WOMAN GO, in the end, your future relationships may never prosper because she’ll be the woman that you’ll look for in any other woman. Keep your queen close, educate her, show her the way to surrender your heart, and most importantly VALUE HER!!!

Teish R.

Protect Your Peace!

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Sometimes you have to distance yourself to save yourself, you may ask “What do you mean by that Teish”? You’d be surprised at how many people in your life that may be toxic and you haven’t even noticed it yet. “Well, how do I know if they’re toxic”? I will say that all toxic people aren’t mean and cruel, sometimes it’s just their needs and their lifestyle that forces us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t extremely bad people but they just aren’t for us. At the end of the day life is hard enough without toxic people, so just think about the strain on you when you’re affiliated with someone who’s toxic. Life seems so much more unbearable, you may not want to let them go in an instant and that’s okay too. In situations like this, I prefer to distance myself, if it’s not making me happy or encouraging me, IT’S NOT FOR ME! I feel as if I don’t involve myself in certain situations it won’t affect me in any way, shape, form or fashion. Distancing yourself results in a much happier life TRUST ME! You have to make your well-being a priority for a change! DO NOT DESTROY YOURSELF for the sake of someone else! This may include loving a family member from a distance and or calling off a relationship with your significant other. Or removing yourself from a friendship, you have every right to create a safer place for yourself. Don’t involve yourself in anything that may be painful! If I get a bad vibe from anything or anyone I will not dedicate my time and attention to it. Peace is a virtue that I adore and I won’t allow anyone to change that. A toxic person doesn’t see anything wrong with their actions, they play the victim, they’re self-centered, they don’t promote change & they’re ALWAYS NEGATIVE! Those are just SOME of the characteristics the list goes on! The best way to deal with these type of people is NOT dealing with them at all! Don’t be afraid to cut people off to protect your peace! The older you get you tend to be very selective about who you associate yourself with. Choose to be happy and live life to the fullest with POSITIVE people in your corner! PROTECT your peace and be mindful of who you affiliate yourself with!

Teish R.

You Are Gold Baby, Love Yourself!

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“She’s so black”! they’d say.
She was fairly darker than a lot of other girls. Her style was different and she was much weirder. She felt “unpretty” because it seemed like she was always an outcast. Her skin tone at the time made her feel really uncomfortable and she just couldn’t shake the feeling. It was until she decided to find herself and ACCEPT that her skin was darker for a reason. Just because her skin was darker that didn’t make her ugly, but she thought so. By the end of junior high, that’s when her “ugly phase” was over!! She didn’t realize all the great qualities she had because she was so focused on all the bad ones. Once she started to EMBRACE her dark skin NOTHING OR NO ONE could tell her otherwise! It wasn’t cockiness but she’ll just say she was completely COMFORTABLE! She had to LOVE HERSELF FOR HER if she didn’t, she probably would’ve gone insane trying to figure out why she’s so dark. God made her darker for a reason and she had to realize that. From that point on, nothing and NO ONE could make her feel bad about the color of her skin. I WAS HER!!
I LOVE ME and I encourage you to love yourself as well, it’s such a great feeling! I shared my story to let you guys know that “self-love” hasn’t always come easy for me either. It doesn’t matter the circumstance, you have to LOVE YOURSELF and don’t dwell on your bad qualities. Take a moment to accept EVERYTHING about YOU and promise yourself that those negative thoughts will no longer linger your mind. BE CONFIDENT!! Once you decide to LOVE YOURSELF life will flow so much smoother, I promise. Promise me that you’ll ACCEPT YOU FOR YOU! On another note PLEASE don’t let what others say dictate the way you feel about yourself. I’ve learned that when people say hateful things to others, in most cases they aren’t happy with themselves. What others have to say about YOU shouldn’t matter. Understand that you’re that way for a reason, EMBRACE IT & BE YOU!!
-Teish R.
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It Won’t Last Forever!

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“How are you”? You reply “I’m fine, thank you”
But in reality, are you really okay? You don’t feel the need to express your problems with others so you tend to keep it all inside. You seem so happy so no one expects you to be dying inside. You’re extremely private so no one knows what you’re going through. TALK TO SOMEONE (someone you trust) don’t overwhelm yourself with too much stress and pain. You have to take care of yourself!!! Always remind yourself that no matter what you’re going through someone somewhere is doing much worse. I know it feels like this phase may last FOREVER. Eventually, it will pass, nothing lasts forever. Don’t allow the pain to stress and weaken you. YOU CAN & WILL GET THROUGH IT!!! Don’t give up on yourself!!! Don’t let your worry control you and don’t let stress break you. After a while, you’ll think back to when you were so down and laugh because you actually thought you couldn’t get through it. It may feel unbearable right now but KEEP PUSHING!!! Find a hobby or a technique that takes you away from your “dark place”. Meditate, exercise and or read a book. These tactics may seem small but it’s progression towards a healthier lifestyle. At the end of the day, you never know who could be looking up to you. Compliment others, always be nice & help others because you never know what a person is going through. One compliment to a total stranger can make a HUGE difference in his or her life. Always ask if there is something that you can do to help and BE SINCERE. Even if they say “no” in their mind they know that you care. I hope this post touches someone and reassures them that EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY!!! We all suffer, we’re human, but it doesn’t last forever! Take care of yourself and once you’ve healed don’t forget to take care of someone else!
-Teish R.

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Don’t Beat Yourself Up!

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At the end of the day, everyone may think that they aren’t where they should be in life. But you know what? THAT’S OKAY!! Sometimes things happen, things that we may not be able to control. Everything happens for a reason and honestly, I’m at a point in life where even if it’s a bad experience I’ve learned to look at the good things about the situation. Looking at things from a positive perspective has helped me in so many different ways. The way I choose to deal with these situations may differ from others. You cannot control what’s probably bound to happen anyway. Train your mind to look at things from a positive standpoint and you’ll find yourself brushing it off and moving on. LIFE doesn’t stop and it will kick your butt if you let it!!! You have to move forward regardless of what the circumstance may be. Dwelling on a bad situation for too long only keeps you down and it’s mind wrecking. It may take a little time to pick yourself up and that’s totally okay, but don’t allow the situation to weaken you. Take steps towards recovery and keep striving to reach your full potential. NO! You won’t get there in a day but who has? It takes perseverance and patience. YOU’LL GET THERE! It’s not a race so it doesn’t matter who finishes first. As long as you’re taking steps towards your goal consider yourself a work in progress. On the other hand, even if you aren’t working toward a goal don’t become comfortable with your current struggle and give up, YOU CAN DO IT! Don’t forget to like and share this post. Also if there is a topic that you’d like me to discuss, just let me know in the “contact area”. Thanks, guys!

 

What Inspired Me To Start Blogging?

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As I mentioned in my bio inspiring others has always been something that I really enjoy. Sometimes you don’t know what people are going through and it’s always great to be an inspiration. Many people suffer from different diagnosis such as depression, anxiety and so on. In many cases, most people don’t discuss their problems publicly, so at the end of the day if they don’t tell you you may not know. I’ve always wanted to be that person that spoke to people without even knowing their situation. Which means I’ve always wanted to voice my opinion or state facts without singling out a particular individual. I think that speaking to people through my blog would be an extremely great idea. At the end of the day, you never know who I could’ve inspired. I’m a very private person so telling others about my personal life has always been difficult. I understand that this may be the case of others as well. Moral of the story is I’ll make it my job to uplift you no matter the circumstance. In my eyes, we can get through it together. My ultimate goal is to see or hear “because of you I didn’t give up”! Please subscribe to “Inspired By Teish” for my latest post updates I promise you won’t be disappointed!