Life is a constant responsibility, without proper direction it can feel redundant or unfulfilling. It’s awfully easy to get caught up in doing whatever the fuck you want to, disregarding needs or obligations. Goals, regardless of the type, fuel your productivity and your motivation.  Goals are the absolute root to success. Form a goal for every successes you desire.

If you already have a feel for what you’d love to live for, run to it. If you’re feeling unsure, make a goal to find out. Discover your hobbies and your strengths. Dabble.

Enter things with an open mind. Start as broad or as crazy as you like, and narrow items as you please. Be responsible. You should want the best for yourself, try not to let opportunity pass you by. Keep those close to your heart in mind when making serious choices, but ultimately life is for yourself.

Educational – Learn something new, traditional or non. 
Financial – Find security. Treat yourself.
Career – Grind. Make yourself your best at what you do. 
Attitude – Identify habits or personality traits you’d like to change or alter.
Relationships – Improve those withstanding ones. Start healthy ones. 
Creative – Explore your free side. Ease up.
Physical – Small tweaks that you’d like to see.
Personal – As dense, as silly or as selfish as you desire. 
Other – Whatever you’d like. 

Self goals are only concrete as you would want. You grow with age, as do your wants and interests. Play and pander but be aware of the utility of your time. Time and energy work together golden. Hold yourself accountable. Don’t throw away progression unless you’re sure.

Everything should have a due date. You have to find your personal sweet spot between realistic and aggressive. If things are too flexible it’s not likely to get done to its highest quality, too aggressive of a timeline can end up trigger anxiety. Goals can call for an exact date, a season, an age, etc. Having items you can afford to procrastinate on is priceless. This balances out your larger responsibilities and lowers your stress. You need a dime for every key 😉

Having plans is relatively easy, difficulties lay with the actual executing. It’s extremely easy to be come overwhelmed or discouraged. Pace yourself, baby steps! Never be afraid to step back and gather. Your journey is yours: do with your time as you like, but stay true to your capabilities. Achievements are uplifting, why cheat yourself?

Start confident and maintain your outlook. You’ve blossomed thus far, despite all the failures you’ve experienced and all the L’s you’ve taken. Don’t let negative outcomes shouldn’t deter you for long. Every blockade has a work around the when you’re dedicated.
Keep long-term life in mind. I encourage any & everyone to explore the options available to them. You owe it yourself.

Mood: Why U Bullshittin’? – Suga Free

Suzy Hoemaker Afresh



Following a splotchy hiatus, I am finally comfortable & settled on my very own domain. I can properly display who I am and share what I know, while growing more organically. I’ve adapted an online interest & hobby into a budding project. I’ve definitely been up to plenty, and you know I love to share. I have a few tricks I would like to unveil as times goes by.

My blog is the very first step in my blueprint, I hope it serves well.  I am as accessible as ever, you can find me on other platforms or use my contact form above.

Mood: My House – Cassie

Silk 101 – Lactic Acid Lotion


I have a great skin ‘secret’. Perfect for ingrown bumps, hyper-pigmentation, spot scarring, keratosis pilaris, rough skin, calluses, sebaceous filaments and more. Everything you need is  extremely affordable and it’s an easy DIY.

I suffer from hyper-pigmentation like many others. Homemade lactic acid lotion is my lifesaver product for 95% skin problems I come across. It’s easy to make, easy on my skin with an easy price.

How-to & results under the jump.

Mood: Sensual Seduction – Snoop

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Slim Ebony Broad



5’9. 116 pounds. Size 2. 

Every area of skin I possess is rich with love. I embrace every inch I am blessed enough to be responsible for.

I had such an issue being thin, a large number of those reasons were external. My negative thoughts were not organic, my insecurities did not stem from my household. I didn’t feel as if my body type was welcomed by my culture, something that tore at me constantly.

Culturally, we favor obviously ‘womanly’ assets. The sterotypical African American ‘default preference’ is ample and voluptuous. Our music will tell you, our art will tell you, our trends will tell you.

Teasing & bullying became painful when it was further implemented by my elders. Repeated negative commentary can start to callous into ‘fact’. I was too constantly assured my ‘boyish’ and boxy figure was permanently off putting. I most definitely started to internalize that fact at such a young age – so incorrectly labeling myself as unwanted there foreword.

It stopped bothering me years ago. I enjoy my figure and I enjoy my metabolism. I love my freedom, I couldn’t give a fuck about minuscule tie ups in the mirror.

I don’t have large breasts or a large ass. I don’t have a nipped waist or prominent hips. I’m tall, I’m lanky, I’m bowlegged. I cannot hold weight for shit. I’m double jointed with a swayback. I’m beautiful, comfortable and sexy, without doubt.

I was always skinny, even when my thighs and hips started to make an appearance in highschool, I remained a size 0/1. I have been hovering between a size two & size 4 since I was 17. I don’t pick or nudge at my body for now trivial reasons. I take my imperfections in stride – no alterations needed.

everyone struggles with their physical confidence, alongside different situations snd pressures. i refrain from issuing unsolicited comments about others’ as to respect their relationship with their bodies. my relationship with my physique, mentally and physically, is unique to my life & experience. I love myself thorough and thorough.

Mood: Oops (Oh My) – Tweet

Pussy Polite


vaginal hygiene & health – an introductory crash course


Becoming well versed with your vaginal health allows you to:

  • Identify an issue
  • Assign a product, if applicable
  • Know when to visit your OBGYN

Don’t be afraid vagina. pass this on to spread knowledge whether you have one or not, #save-a-coochie.

Mood: The Panties – Mos Def

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Third Seventh



Today is my half birthday – I’m Twenty and six months today. Half birthdays hold weight for me, they signify a mid way point for each age. A moment to reflect on the experiences that have came with a new number badge, and a reminder to redeem that age. Twenty has been my favorite age. I am in a moment in my life where

I am processing past events while grooming myself for new experiences. I had absolutely no desire to turn twenty. There was so much comfort in my teens, even my pseudo adult years out of minority were loving. Twenty has bit me in the ass a few times, but has taught me plenty more. If I had to name my ages, I would label twenty as clarity.

Growing older is my favorite blessing. As I inch closer to 21, I quickly wonder what the world will have for me then, before the realities and curiosity of now bring me back to comfort.

Time is growth. I am definitely blossoming, and I have only just begun.

Mood: Ain’t Ready – Tinashe