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Dreams & Goals

December is the New January



I know what you’re thinking: “OK. Javacia really needs to stop waking up at 4 a.m. That girl is so sleepy she doesn’t know what month it is!”

Don’t worry. I’m fully aware that today is December 1, not January 1, but for me December is the new January. Gone are the days of waiting until January 1 to start working on my goals for the New Year. I’m going to start slaying my 2017 goals TODAY.


5 Mantras That Get Me Through Tough Weeks

Is it just me or has this week seemed never ending. I thought it was Thursday two days ago!

My husband says he thinks last week’s presidential election destroyed the space-time continuum. And I think he’s right.

It’s weeks like these when I need to fill my mind with as much inspiration and affirmation as I can.

Here are five of my favorite mantras that help get me hard days and weeks that never seem to end:



Happy Veteran’s Day

women in war

Each year I celebrate Veteran’s Day by watching the Maker’s documentary Women in War.

And this year I’m also thinking about all the women and men who have made sacrifices in the military and beyond so I could enjoy the rights and privileges I have today.

Because of the brave, I am free. And I will not waste this freedom. I will use it to live out my dreams and help others do the same.

Young, Black, & Feminist

The Women Who Shape the State luncheon was a great moment made even better by the fact that my wonderfully supportive husband was by my side. (And behind the camera taking pictures for this post!)

As I type this my heart is so full it’s really hard to put into words how I feel.


See Jane Write founder selected as one of 30 “Women Who Shape the State”


Name a woman who has shaped Alabama for the better. What difference has she made in the lives of those around her?

That’s the question Alabama Media Group posed to readers for its second annual search for the Women Who Shape the State. I am honored to announce that I was one of the more than 100 women nominated and one of the 30 women selected to be recognized this year!


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