Happy Hump Day everyone! Hope you all    are experiencing much productivity thus far this week. As many of you have stated on social media, the weather is in this awkward, in between stage, as the seasons are changing. The coolness of Autumn creeps in every morning but the hot headed Summer sets the rest of the day ablaze. Dressing for this time, often referred to as “pneumonia weather” is more than a difficult task. The weather is is comparable to many of our lives. 23 has been an awkward year for me. It has been one filled with uncertainty and pressure. Adulthood is the fall that’s creeping in slowly. Some childish tendencies mimic Summer, as I try to hold on to things, people, and feelings that once kept me cozy but nonetheless stunted my growth. During this period, I’m constantly battling myself, trying to distinguish right from wrong with my best interest in mind and at heart. 

Failing to plan is the ultimate plan for failure. Yet, I don’t want to spend so much time planning, and rushing that I  forget to live. 

Tank: Lane Bryant
Pants: Catos
Shoes: Payless. 

This outfit is a result of my failure to plan. Normally when I throw pieces together , the look turns out. Today was a flop. Jewelry and a blazer could have saved this outfit. It was too hot outside for a blazer in the latter half of the day but I needed something this morning due to the coolness of the air.  

Like this outfit, my social, professional and romantic lives have been awkward. I feel disconnected. I don’t know what to do, how to fix things. I don’t know where to begin and end. I’m just existing. 
A few posts ago, I was discussing how heartbroken I am because I’m not anywhere close to where I thought I’d be.  Now, I am finding peace in that truth. My goal is to be better and do better. Still in realizing that greatness takes time, progress doesn’t occur overnight. Also, I’m learning that a no from God just indicates his plan for something better. 
My mistakes help me learn, they help me grow. My outfit wasn’t terrible yet it taught me that a little preparation the night before is better than an ounce of reflection afterwards. 

Everyone is struggling. We only see photos and posts on social media. Keep kindness in your heart and on your tongue. We all have to get through awkward points in our lives. Hopefully I’ll land on my feet! Hopefully I’ll make the right decisions. 

Until next time, 

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My name is Nora. I am a 30 year old Nashville native. By day, I am a #corporaterebel in the Talent Acquisition and Human Resources Industry, In my spare time, I am a plus-size blogger, Youtuber, and social media influencer. On my platform, I discuss beauty, fashion, faith, lifestyle, and everything that I encounter and experience as a young black woman who is building her empire. In my free time, you can catch me playing Sims, binging Netflix and Hulu, enjoying a bottle of sweet wine, enjoying #foodie life, getting my beauty rest, or out styling and profiling.

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