Why it’s important to get away

We spend 8 hours a day at work, at least an hour getting ready for work and an hour in traffic to/from work. That’s 11 hours every weekday spent doing work related things. With 24 hours in a day and 8 of those hours we’re sleep, that gives us about 5 hours a day to […]

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The joys and pains of moving to a new city alone

Moving to a new city is stressful, even more so when you do it alone. I’ve heard people say “you can reinvent yourself” or “you get a clean slate” but for me, I want to be the same person wherever I go. To me, having a clean slate means having to start all over again […]

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How being black in Phoenix made me love my culture more

In a city full of 1,626,078 people only 108,846 are Black or African American. In the county, Maricopa, where all major cities including Phoenix settle in there’s 4.24 million people and only 221,266 are Black or African American. I spent 30 years of my life growing up in Atlanta, a city that’s full of 486,290 […]

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Rain is rare in Phoenix, enjoy it while you can

I woke up this morning, sat on the wooden stool on the back porch of my house and just watched the rain fall. It rarely rains in Arizona, outside of monsoon season. The temperature has dropped to a perfect 57 degrees. Cold water filled my chest as I crunched on a piece of ice. No […]

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10 tips for moving across the country

Originally from Atlanta I recently moved from “Tha A” to North Carolina, now I’m living in Phoenix, Arizona. Here are some tips I have if you plan to move across the country.   1. Get your credit score up.   When I moved to North Carolina in 2015 it was similar to living in Georgia. […]

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20 of the best life lessons I learned in 2018

So here’s the obligatory end of the year wrap up we all do. That post you make to talk about how this year changed you or reflect on how each year passes by so fast. I’m not going to lie, 2018 was rough and I thought about not doing a wrap up post at all. […]

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How to survive being alone for Thanksgiving

You’ve moved away from home, don’t have family nearby to spend Thanksgiving with, how do you get your hands on some turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce? I’ve got some answers. I’ve spent a lot of Thanksgivings away from family, so I’ve had to find ways to make my own Thanksgiving special. FIRST Ask yourself what […]

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