It’s the very last Friday of March, and you know what that means! I am back with a BRAND SPANKING NEW Blogger’s Bookshelf!
As per my usual custom, I reached out across the innerwebs for submissions for this month’s bookshelf and the response was dope. Today, we will be sharing experiences, life lessons and much more! These stories come from some AMAZING bloggers I think you ought to be reading. Let’s get started, shall we?
Self-care is a must do for everyone. Y’all already know how I feel about it. When you’re looking for suggestions on how to do it, Coily Sue 86 is the place to go. Her Self-Care Saturday posts are always personal, positive and a hearty dose of food for thought. Ebony (Coily Sue herself) said that this post is more of a journal with a little bit of advice. It’s her favorite, because she even got a little candid and took photos of her shoulder and tummy showing her flawed skin. Talk about empowering!
Death. It’s inevitable, but it’s a heart breaking part of human existence. This blog post highlights the importance of acknowledging the good and bad moments in life. M’Shai shared with me that this post was her favorite because it was super personal but relatable. March is a transitional time of year, and a good time to cleanse. She included the tools/affirmations she used to rid herself of bad thought processes and move forward without letting the bad eclipse the good in this post.
Friends. They are our chosen families. Seeing us at our best and worst, they are the ones who stand beside us. Navigating these special relationships while being an introvert is not always an easy task, and that’s what this post is about. Aisha told me that though this is an oldie but goodie from her blog (A revamping is in the works,s o stay tuned!), she’s especially proud of it. Because it’s real, it happens and it’s very relatable. We all feel like a bad friend sometimes for simply just living and that doesn’t make you a bad friend, it makes you human.
What’s the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the words Waffle House. For me, as someone who hasn’t set foot in the establishment for DECADES, I think, “Yes, please!“. But for those of you who are fortunate (?) enough to have Waffle House in your area, it perhaps has a different connotation for you. This funny and honest post is all about one woman’s experiences actually working there. Mandy revealed that this post is her favorite because it was an opportunity to share life lessons she had learned. And she believes this could be helpful to all people struggling to find their true selves just like she was.
Who doesn’t love a love story? Especially a good old-fashioned high school romance. Ebak and Abby have such a love story, and we get to bask in it with them. L’Queen told me that it’s her favorite of the month because it’s a story that affirms that friends could turn out as a couple regardless of distance. Communication is what’s most important. Distance is not a barrier for two hearts that are in sync
While I don’t know if the blogger behind KeishCan is related to me (We have the same last name), I would be tremendously honored to consider our blogs related!! Keish told me that this post was her favorite of the month for two simple, but very important reasons. She wrote this in honor of International Women’s Day (which was also her birthday!) How dope is that?!?
Most people have faith have their own understanding and idea of who God is. This post illustrates two different women’s experiences in knowing and understanding the Divine. Sequoia told me this post is her favorite because it debunks the idea that God is someone who people are supposed to be afraid of. She wants people to know that God genuinely loves them no matter what they have done or will do. And with this knowledge, she wanted to explore this idea because so many people have been presented a God that is a bully when in fact he is a loving Father.
Spring is the perfect time for a much-needed cleansing and purging of everything unsatisfactory about your life. This of course includes your space. This blog post explores a few simple steps to streamline your surroundings. Shanti tells me this post was her favorite this month because you can have a fresh start at any point you chose to & offers great tips to keep you focused!
Some women are single by choice. THEIR choice, by the way. While some can ride the dating merry-go-round with ease and success, many choose to take time to explore themselves. When you know who you are completely, you better know the type of mate you want. Brianne explores her thoughts on being single by choice in this post. She told me it was her favorite post this month because she swore off men for 2017. And although she began this journey last year, she’s experienced freedom like no other so far. Lucky for us, she shared this experience with us.
When season two of HBO’s Insecure makes its much-anticipated return, one of the stories I’m excited to receive an update on is Rasheeda. AKA DaDa, we last saw her having a very uncomfortable conversation with the senior partners of the law firm. This posts takes some much-needed career advice, while using a Rasheeda’s story to convey the message and consequences. Aitza told me it’s her favorite because she wants all her fellow millennials and gen z people to be successful in their future careers!