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Expect the Unexpected

Have you ever had a deep, deep late-night talk with someone and the next morning, you wake up feeling pillow-light? You find it easier to hop out off the bed and get your day started in eagerness and anticipation? Even with the stormy skies, the slushy sidewalks you must tread through and those endless snow days threatening your already rigid schedules, those conversations have you finding sunshine in the most unexpected places.
That’s been me, especially in this last quarter. I’m actually in awe of the ways God has shown me who is for me. He really has been showing out in regards to the people in my life who come through for me. From my family, to girlfriends to guy friends that have blown my mind with new perspectives, I am so grateful to have a crew to keep my grounded, to pray for me and uplift me in any way they can.
It’s one thing to know your worth. It’s another thing to know and create a place solely for those deserve a place in your life. That doesn’t mean to love any less. It just means be careful with your heart – not everyone should be allowed access. There will be those who come in, wreak havoc and leave you a mess. But thank God for always revealing where exactly you need to clean up…and to help you with the pieces.
I’ve never had to “cut-off” anyone in my life until this year. And while it is difficult, I know it’s required of me to walk forward into my new season. It’s a whole different story when God is expecting you to forcibly remove the very thing your heart has been holding onto. It is freeing to release and oh so necessary. I do not want to remain in the same place because of stubbornness. Disobedience in one aspect of my life will undoubtedly trickle down into the other areas and I cannot afford that. My future is waiting on me.
And your future is waiting on you. Have you taken inventory? Of your friends, your family, yourself? Are you being stubborn with your spiritual life? Is there anything nudging at you, pressing you to get it done before the new year?

Expect the Unexpected

I’m finding the end of the year more exciting day by day. It’s in the end that you can witness the unbelievable ways in which God will show up and show out for you in such little time. HIS time. Even if there’s one day left in 2017, best believe God can work out a crazy miracle in your life. It’s crunch time. Leave room for Him to work and expect the unexpected. You won’t even see it coming!
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Where the Wind Blows, Just Flow

Life stretching you thin? Me too, girl.

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How to Live in the Moment

Guys, remember track suits?! Not just any old kind, but Juicy track suits?! In middle school, every girl had at least one colorful pair. My recent collaboration with both Teen Vogue and Juicy Couture had me feeling nostalgic like man, “where did time go?!”

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Everyone Won’t Always Like You & That’s Okay

I’ve never been a people pleaser so it has always been easy for me to go about my business. To…ya know, do me regardless of what people’s opinions were. I accepted the notion “everyone won’t always like you” early.

 

This aspect of myself has only continued to blossom. I’ve always been conscious of who I was/am in Christ and representing Him in the best ways possible. So nowadays, if an issue arises, I respond right when I was wronged. Or, if I hurt anyone, I apologize. Simple. Pride isn’t necessary. A petty remark isn’t worth compromising my character in Christ.

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Red Dress // Perception Is Everything

Do you guys remember when social media went crazy trying to figure out if that “the dress” was white and gold or blue and black? I went through the same thing while wearing this dress. Is it a red dress or is it orange? To me, it’s clearly red…just with an orange tint lol.

 

Perception is everything, they say. In this case, I must agree. Since we’re talking all about love this month on Adorned in Armor (be sure to catch up on this post and this one, too), I find it a must to discuss how we walk in love.

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The Most Important Reasons Why You Should Love Yourself

Self-care has been one of the most blatant topics of conversation in our society lately.  It’s all about making sure your mental health is given serious attention, indulging in the things that make you happy, and appreciating who you are…especially in the state of this crazy country of ours.

 

Inevitably, when one considers self-care, self-love isn’t too far off. Because why take care of yourself if you don’t love yourself? Why work out, take bubble baths, or have that one cheat meal if you don’t love yourself?

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Persevere (Keep Holding On!)

Keep holding on.

 

That is the one simple message I’ve been compelled to share with you all today. I know it’s difficult and the strain may pain you but do not get discouraged! Your patience, resilience, perseverance will be rewarded.

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Forever Young (Tithonus)

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In my Literary History class, we had to choose a work to write a research paper about. My professor was going down the list, briefly explaining the poems and essays. I heard one that piqued my interest and was SO excited. Nerd alert? Maybe. But, who cares?

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Lupita, In Color

Go onto Google and type in the letter “L”, then “U”, then “P” in its search box, the name “lupita nyong’o” instantly pops up, which helps because I always seem to forget where the apostrophe belongs in her last name. Lupita Nyong’o is a Yale graduate, actress and should-be model! She has been what everyone has been talking about – from celebs, to stylists to viewers at home. The Kenyan beauty came into the scene in her nominated role in 12 Years a Slave and has been owning it since then! Lupita has been making her mark in the fashion industry, constantly and pleasantly surprising everyone with her effortless looks and natural beauty. She has even been featured and has graced the covers of several major magazines such as Dujour, Vogue Italia and Vanity Fair.

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Photo: Reuters, Invision, FilmMagic via http://nypost.com/

This is my first post I ever really dedicated to a celebrity. The ones prior to this one are simply because I just had the opportunity to meet them. This time around, it’s different. Though I love Lupita and all her fabulous-ness, it’s not exactly all about her right now. I have some pieces of you in here…some pieces of me in here, too. You see, I wasn’t aware of my skin color until the 8th grade.

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More, More, More

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Oh, winter. With it’s biting wind’s creeping into the bottoms of your pants, it’s flakes raising bumps on your skin, it’s frost as a chimney when you speak, it’s ices creating a personal skating rink.

It’s mostly around the winter time where our moods tend to get worse. We start to feel, or at least we especially notice that we are feeling “blah”. It’s true stuff, guys. I read about it. We miss the good ol’ sun! But, my thing is…even with the sun is around, don’t you realize that we’re always just waiting on the next big thing to happen in our lives?

Christmas – over. New Year’s – over. What is there to look forward to now?

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Hey, I'm Tarah! I make it my mission to empower every #girlboss to slay life obstacles with faith & style. Let's do this thang together, shall we?
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