Hello…Again! Happy New Year!

  
SO, it’s that time of year to reflect and start fresh. I’m sure we all are hitting the gym per the usual BUT how about we set some real goals and actually achieve some things. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say, I’m tired of  not giving my goals my all. So, what am I going to do differently?

  1. Setting Realistic Goals
  2. Holding Myself Accountable
  3. Giving My Goals Dates
  4. Celebrating Achievements

It sounds like blah blah blah, because we’ve heard it all before so…what the heck are you waiting for? There is a TON of advice out there we just have to make a decision. YES to the life you want and NO to all the excuses.

I’m so excited to start my blogging journey again. I can’t wait to share my thoughts on how I’m saving my money to the ahhhmazing vacation I went on. I plan to be as authentic as possible and hope that you get something from all this. I don’t mind discussing what’s on your minds either; I prefer I dialogue.

Until Next Time!

Blog Revamp…You’ll Thank Me Later!

Hello Everyone!

When I started this blog, I started it with the intention to share a piece of me but that never happened. I gave tidbits, but I never really jumped in and gave you all of me. I plan to change that in the coming year. I’m more than just quotes, special events, and the occasional random story.

Expect to learn everything about what I’m currently reading to how my new apartment is designed. I’m in love with so many things and my thoughts are out of this world at times. More importantly, I want it to be a dialogue and connect with people who share the same interest.

Also, I come across sooo many things that could help people. So, as I share tell me more of what you want and I will try my best to deliver.

Thanks for reading my post, sharing with friends, and giving me chance to be myself.

-Dawnita

The Artist Performing in Selma’s Blues/HipHop/Gospel Festival

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Took a mini trip to Selma today to find a hotel…the lady said $225 but she was completely booked. Clearly she was gouging… (Ran into Grammy nominated singer Ledisi as well…love her) and I was finally made aware of the artist performing in downtown Selma, Saturday, March 7th. In the above picture you can see a mix of artist from various genres. Honestly the list of artist to perform is unclear of who will perform after President Obama speaks at 11:30 AND for only $12!!!! WSFA announced Lady Gaga and R. Kelly would be performing but Lady Gaga’s manager shot that down via the Montgomery Advertiser moments ago. Oh and Don’t forget that BET will be putting on a FREE concert on the bridge the following day in Selma that will be filmed and streamed on BET.com and CentricTv.com on a first come, first served standing room only basis. Somewhat of a list of all the artist can be found on WSFA.com. Only if you trust that lol just be there!!!

-Dawnita

You want a career in fashion, music, or some other creative field and you haven’t GOOGLE’D it???

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This blog entry is waaaaay over due! I have been asked SO many times how I got my internship (working on others) and other cool opportunities. Because of my current location (Montgomery, AL), I have to be EXTREMELY creative in finding opportunities that I feel are not a waste of time (although you should take a chance sometimes) BUT I simply google’d. In 2013, I was in the process of planning a trip to New Orleans for the ESSENCE Music Festival with friends BUT in the midst of planning, I started to think like a college student. How can I go for free and maybe work the event? I started constantly searching for internships and I came across an article that talked about the process and who the company was that hired the unpaid volunteers. Once I read that article, I visited the ESSENCE website to see where they mentioned volunteers. I found the link for the application, and I submitted my application. After waiting a few MONTHS (you have to have patience in this game) I got a phone call saying I was chosen. Of course I was elated, after receiving the deets on what they wanted, I was also informed that I would be paid! The new company was going to now pay the freelancers/interns. Before you know it, I was in a room putting together welcome boxes for the sponsors and artist (Yes, I put together Beyonce’s gift box lol) and working along side ESSENCE staff (they are really cool and took care of their interns). I enjoyed my time in Nola so much that I didn’t take many pics BUT here are a few.

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Don’t let your geographical location stop you from doing the things you want to do. You can seriously do anything with enough PLANNING and an open mind. 

Be sure to follow me on my social sites and feel free to ask me any questions you have! 

-@DawnitaDJ

Don’t Forget…

Sleepless nights lead me here to put out what’s on my mind. I have special place in my heart for people who are of constant service to others. Whether it is to friends, family, or strangers giving back is important to me BUT sometimes people are so naive and don’t return the blessing. If someone is constantly pouring into your life, don’t forget them. They need people to be there for them too.

Until next time,

DJ

Morning Wake up Call X How Dare You Try to Have it all Figured Out

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“Success in our 20s is more about setting the table than enjoying the feast.” -Paul Angone

It would be nice to find great success upon graduating college or for things to really heat up with a boo (i.e. Marriage), but it’s sometimes not the reality. Typically in our twenties, we find ourself learning the ropes, paying our dues, and in-and-out of relationships. In addition to, figuring out the things we like and don’t like. So, don’t beat yourself up or not cherish these moments thinking how things should be different. I know it seems like a roller-coaster, but that’s ok. It gets better; I promise. So go, take on that job you sort of like, fall in love and maybe get your heartbroken, but don’t discount this time in your life. These are the moments that you are excused for trying figure it all out. We are beginners in the landscape of life, so take advantage.

Until next time,

DJ

Embracing Right Now

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Sleep wasn’t so nice to me, so now I’m awake to share my thoughts about being in the moment. Being young, educated, and not for anyone’s BS you easily find yourself hanging around those who are older in age. In that, sometimes you can find yourself wanting things that maybe you shouldn’t want so soon. I believe that is normal, but what about right now, where you are? I can attest to dismissing my age but being reminded constantly of it. I would get so annoyed, but I needed that. I needed to learn to embrace being in my 20s and nothing more. To even the playing field, I also believe that someone’s age shouldn’t disqualify them for anything. If someone is great at being something, let them be that. We have one life. In the words of the amazing Janelle Monaé, “life is just a play with no rehearsals.” Be the best you can, and do the best you can.

Until Next Time,

DJ

Praying for Oklahoma

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Waking up to death tolls for bad weather is never a good feeling.

The times we live in are so bad; however, there is nothing my God can’t handle.

To anyone that is still trying to figure whether or not to give their life to Christ, time isn’t on your side. Say a prayer and get it right. (Romans 10:9 & John 3:17-17) take these scriptures and meditate on them.

On a personal note, I was relieved to know my sister was alright in Oklahoma! 🙂

Be Blessed!

Happy New Year!!!!!!!

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I usually don’t share my thoughts on subjects such as this; however, the New Year has a way of making you try new things.

On Christmas I received one of the greatest gifts from a dear friend. Many people have one and I already had several; however, this time when I received this gift I truly received it. I was gifted the Holy Bible. I’m not sure why this particular time was so different; nevertheless, I am glad to have gotten it.

For many times in the past, I would always say “I’m going to sit and read my Bible and know things for myself.” It never happened until now, and I am SO fascinated by the things that I read. To be honest, many of the stories are better than any movie or television series.

For two years I questioned the things that occurred in my life. It wasn’t until I began to read my Bible that I began to see why. Sometimes we get so caught up in why something is happening to us that we forget that God has a reason for everything. I know you’re saying…well I’ve heard that all before. Yes you have and I’m saying it again because it’s true. The things that happen to us usually aren’t just for us. Someone else is watching and saying if they can get through that I know I can too.

1 Peter 3:14-18 reads, “For it is better to suffer for doing good, if God wills it, than doing evil. Because Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, to bring you to God, by being put to death in the flesh but being made alive in the spirit. “

It’s not always about what you’ve done right or wrong.

As the New Year is being celebrated I challenge you to be better people, give more of yourself and plant good seeds.

I only want to be better in 2013 so that I can act in the will of God because I know that everything will fall in place when I know that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

No need to concern myself with the details of how I am going to obtain highly sought after internships in the fashion industry in 2013 or get favor in areas that I know no one.

I have faith and trust God.

P.S. I always thought I would go pro playing basketball; however, God so fit that I go and pursue fashion. The only thing I wish to do is to share how great He is so that others may also get closer to Him. Fashion is merely an avenue to start a conversation.

Be blessed and take care.