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(technically this isn't a late bday post bc I had to saved it drafts yesterday I just crashed early lmaooo) anyway HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the one and only, the two years later day 1, the kween of serving looks 🔥🔥 (swipe through to see my favs...sorry I had to sacrifice a shoe in the last one 😭) hbd ayeeeeeesha u a real one & i love u like u love ur "non-vegan" weekends lmaoooo don't come for me 😭😭😭
semester is finished so back to reading like the bookworm I claim to be lol the past three days I've read a book in a day (The Business of The 21st Century, The Defining Decade & Born to Blog) ... today Im reading A**holeology and this weekend I'm finishing The Companions ... I'll be writing a blog on all of this next week. HAPPY FRIDAAAAY ❤️ #praisebetothelord
last weekend shenanigans: bgsu international dinner 🌍, @awkwardlyallison 's 22nd bday party 💃🏻 (lol literally you happy early bday again 🎈), & concert 🎤: @snohaalegra I didn't know it was possible to love you more, you did ahhhhmazing girl #effthehaters 💕& @danielcaesar the moment you stared into my soul those 2hrs standing in the Detroit cold was well worth it 👌🏾 #takemeaway #literally #snohaalegra #danielcaesar
NEXT BLOG POST: my second book review is Rupi Kaur's 2nd poetry book that she blessed us with. I've read it twice already and it's still hard for me to find the words to describe it because "perfect" and "so relatable" is too mediocre.
••• I like to keep my book reviews simple by having 4 bolded sections if you're a skimmer lol: the writer, the book, my experience, and my recommendation.
NEW POST: "You Can't Hurry Growth: Learning To Bloom With Patience" (p.s. I don't think I've ever sung The Supremes "You Can't Hurry Love" sooo much in my life lol everytime I reread the title I sang the chorus 😂) ••• I wrote about how I long for the beginning of the end (post-grad 😩). About how I have my future "figured out": indie publishing company, travel, start my own business & make a difference or at least inspire someone to. ••• I tend to plan too far ahead instead of living in the present. I'm learning how to appreciate my journey. The wilting, the falling, the rooting and the rising (as rupi kaur put best) 🌻🦋 read the rest by clicking the link in my bio ...
in a nutshell: i believe that your growth depends on your self-love; the confidence and courage you have rooted within in yourself to bloom into who you want to be ❣️be positive, patient and practice your art
i haven't been reading or writing as much these last two weeks 🙃😅 • 
reoccurring note to self: stop putting off stuff you love that you know is the for the betterment of your soul & mental 🥀✨🌹#keepgrowing
this is my type of bookstore 😍 somehow my eyes found a golden ticket: The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris #checksoffbooklist #bookstore #cincinnati
so I'm reading The Sundering by RA Salvatore and one, it's genius (I might be bias because it's the first fantasy/ d&d book I've read), and two, I have different medieval voices for the characters and that just magnifies my love for this book 🤷🏾‍♀️😂
I've welcomed 4 new books to the fam this week:

1. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur 🌻(thx you, you brilliant beautiful being)
2. The Defining Decade by Meg Jay ❤️ (thx kaylakakes)
3. The Companions: The Sundering, Book 1 by R.A. Salvatore ⚔️ (thx dear)
4. My business law book 🙃 (thx college)
NEW BLOG POST: "Book Review #1: When Breath Becomes Air" The book is by Paul Kalanithi and I recommend it to everyone #linkinbio #readmore 🌺 (I was supposed to post yesterday, yet #thesunandherflowers cradled me to sleep after a long day, and thus I slept like a baby lol)
TOMORROW'S BLOG POST: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 📖 This book right here tho ✔️... I read it at the best worst time possible. I read books for knowledge and just because, so it is rare to find a book where the author's words are aiding your wounds whilst guiding you through a relatable situation. The last book I read that deeply resonated with me was #TheAlchemist by Paulo Coelho. (Which I wrote about in my article "3 Books That Have Sprouted Change" #linkinbio). More on Kalanithi's memoir in my blog post tomorrow! Link in bio 🌺
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