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Thinking Strategically: 5 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Playing Chess

Thinking Strategically: 5 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Playing Chess

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

I was introduced to chess when I was a kid. I was a member of the chess club at school and although it wasn’t the most popular choice amongst the student body, for me it was super cool. Growing up I found it very hard to comprehend text and often zoned out during the lesson, […]

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The Truth About My Relationship with Drugs & Alcohol

The Truth About My Relationship with Drugs & Alcohol

| December 7, 2015

I realized I was different when I started attending high school. I don’t recall ever feeling like I fit in. I don’t recall ever feeling cool or pretty or popular. The struggle was real.  I was bullied. A lot. I was teased and ridiculed for the way I walked, talked, dressed and who I chose […]

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The Biggest Struggle I Experience As A Young Christian Woman Today

The Biggest Struggle I Experience As A Young Christian Woman Today

| November 25, 2015

I think this photo is beautiful. My friend Cris is a photographer and always has meaningful images on her Instagram. One that really spoke to me was this photo of a man praying next to his cab. My first thought was how much I admire his dedication to what or who he believes in and […]

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I’m Officially A Homeowner: How I Accomplished This Goal Under The Age of 30

I’m Officially A Homeowner: How I Accomplished This Goal Under The Age of 30

| December 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

I’ll never forget the day I checked my account balance and the statement said $2.09. I just wanted to cry because I felt so defeated. I had mountains of bills, creditors constantly calling me and no money to pay them. During my early twenties, my finances were such a mess and it was my best-kept […]

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Pauleanna In The City: A Recap of My Epic New York Adventure To Essence Magazine Headquarters

Pauleanna In The City: A Recap of My Epic New York Adventure To Essence Magazine Headquarters

| December 16, 2014 | 4 Comments

God is so good. He allowed me to start and finish this year very strong. Releasing my debut novel back in March was such a dream come true, but having my story featured inside ESSENCE Magazine is more than I could’ve ever asked for. Keke Palmer looks supa dupa fly on the cover. For those […]

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Broke & Living: The Big Money Lessons I Learned While Trying To Keep Up With The Kardashians

Broke & Living: The Big Money Lessons I Learned While Trying To Keep Up With The Kardashians

| June 3, 2014 | 4 Comments

My generation is popularly known as the “me me me” generation. We act on impulse. We make our own rules. We want everything, when we want it and exactly the way we want it. Instead of living within our means, we accumulate things just so we can say we have the latest in order to […]

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