Category Archives: My Life

Welcome 2017

Is it just me or are odd numbered years seemingly better than even? Don’t get me wrong, 2016 was a good year but for some reason I have faith in odd numbers. Jesus rose on the third day, God finished creating the world in seven days and I was born in the ninth month on the twenty third day in 1997… odd numbers are lit. Although, Donald Trump will be going into office this year, aside from that, I think it will be a good year… *cheers for my optimism*

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Any who, I have big plans for this year. No, not a “New Year Resolution”. I’m not necessarily against New Year Resolutions but I do feel like maybe 20% of people stick to them or let alone remember what their goal was by mid March. I just feel as though New Year Resolutions have a bad connotation to them so I’d like to call this my list of “Prolonged To-Do’s” (I’m extra… I know).

10 Prolonged To-Do’s:

  1. Smile more
  2. Meet new people/ network
  3. Travel  (whether a road trip and air bnb with friends; GO SOMEWHERE)
  4. Intern in the fashion, media or entertainment industry
  5. Eliminate self doubt and excuses and ‘shoot your shot’, there will be people down the road to doubt you,  you can’t be one of them
  6. Stop being so indecisive!
  7. Treat yourself and your family
  8. Healthy eating, lose weight and tone body (such a cliche, I had to add it)
  9. Buy clothes that express your style
  10. Document your life. In photos, writing, videos, etc.

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I know what I want to do with my life!

I have not worked since JCP during my senior year of high school, so money was no longer my friend basically I needed to find a job.

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So I decided not to work at a retail store or restaurant, instead I found an internship! This summer I had the amazing opportunity of interning at Travelers. For those of you who are not familiar with Travelers, it is an American insurance company with offices dispersed around the US, Canada, the UK and now Brazil. I interned in internal communications and learned a lot more than a class would teach. Now I know most of you are thinking,

“Why would you intern in insurance when you want to work in fashion?”

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Honestly, I’m just happy to get an internship in business and before sophomore year. Working in corporate America is basically the same gist all around. I learned how to network, produce professional articles, event planning and coordinating as well as task management. These are all things that go into working in the fashion industry the only difference is the audience and style of writing. Granted, I don’t plan on being a writer for a company at all more on the PR side if anything.

Ultimately, working behind the scenes at the Travelers Championship, a huge PGA golf tournament whose net proceeds go to charity, was an amazing opportunity. Who would have though golf would help me realize what I want to do as a career. I realized I really love event planning/ coordinating. No, I’m not referring to party planning. I mean big events that takes a year or more to plan. Travelers Championship is an eleven month process of planning and so much goes into it. I don’t want to work with golf, more like the marketing and planning for fashion week, the CFDA Fashion Awards or even an event such as Beautycon. The organizing and though that goes into planning a big event is so exciting, not to mention being there the day of and seeing it all play out.

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Well, that’s my summer so far. Next stop California.

UntilNextTime

The Natural Kinks

The Natural Kinks… what does that entail?

When hearing The Natural Kinks do not only think about natural hair because I am so much more than a resource for natural hair regimens. I named this site The Natural Kinks because life naturally has impediments and bumps in the road that we all must overcome in order to succeed. So, yes, my name goes with the idea of being a naturalista (one who embraces natural hair) but I can attest that my blog is much more than that.

I plan on posting about various things in my life that come up as the days go by. I aspire to work in fashion so I will write about trends. I am also college student who is still exploring things outside of my comfort zone so my new interest will make an appearance on my blog. Of course I will continue to write about fitness, natural hair/ protective styles and fashion. But, I will also write about social oppression, activism, college life, music, tv shows, or whatever I feel like writing about.

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Netflix Binge

As you may know I am currently in college so a month vacation was a lot for me to handle. During the end of the semester there’s nothing I wanted more than to leave school stop doing work, shower with no flip flops and sleep in my full size bed. After a week and the holidays were over, there was nothing left to do.

I constantly begged for something to do. I even went to my local library and after hours of browsing checked out a book called How to See Yourself as You Really Are by the Dalai Lama. I was dying for a self help book and that was the only one I cold find. I wish I could write a review about it however, it sat there just collecting dust so I returned it. Tragic. On the bright side I discovered two great TV series that I temporarily lived for. Nikita and Jane the Virgin.

Ironically, both shows are totally different but both really good. Nikita is about a rogue assassin who escapes an branch of the government called Devision and she works on destroying it. The series has four seasons with an amazing finale. I kid you not I cried twice. The first time I was so mad/sad I paused Netflix took a lap around my house came back and pressed play and a tear still rolled down my cheek.

Jane the Virgin is a funny romance story about a girl who was accidentally inseminated by a man’s sperm who was not her boyfriend. The show is hilarious while having life lessons and romance even crime investigating scenes. There’s so much drama but not as intense as the telenovella’s in the show. Hands down Jane the Virgin is a must watch and the show is still being aired on The CW.

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