I’m at a loss. My heart is heavy with despair, grief and unimaginable rage that can’t be contained in words. It’s rare that I speak out publicly on the things that happen in the world, I try to be non-polarizing, even keeled but strong in my personal opinions and faith. Within the confines of my personal relationships I’m very vocal about the things of God, geopolitics and the like. But I’ve kept my opinion to myself for too long and I can no longer with a clear conscious keep it all to myself. Enough is enough and we are tired! I didn’t live through the Civil Rights movement, my mom was a young child at the time but the struggles, the fights, the death and anguish was passed on to me so that I would not forget. We are not so far removed from the abolition of slavery and the Civil Rights movement that we couldn’t easily slip back. I was told that I could be anything I wanted to be, I had the freedom of choice and should be free of fear. And yet I am fearful and I both want and need answers. Read the rest of this entry »
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Hey bling lovers!!
It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post, I’ve been super busy with design work and creating the 2015 Lookbook, among other random sparkly things. LOL But this new post is one that is super exciting!!
T. Nicole Designs has just applied for a $100,000 grant from Chase’s Mission Main Street Grants!! Read the rest of this entry »
Hey Bling Lovers!
The first few months of 2015 have been über busy for me, with creating a brand new website, launching the T. Nicole Designs Etsy Store , working on multiple collections at the same time and launching my YouTube channel. But the hard work has been well worth it for me, as my second collection, the Safari Collection, officially debuted at midnight on Thursday! Read the rest of this entry »
Hey there bling lovers!! It’s the beginning of another wonderful week of February and I must say that it is fairly warm here in Houston, unlike the rest of the country. It’s a breezy and sunny 61 degrees with a high of 81 today! It’s perfect for doing some photography work on my upcoming Safari Collection. Read the rest of this entry »
Happy New Year Lovebugs!
A new year has been ushered in and with it that I have left behind the wounds and transgressions of 2014. Life dealt me a really rough hand in 2014, between stress, work, my health taking more dips and flips than the most stomach dropping, heart pounding of roller coasters. I was on the verge of and had a mental breakdown. I took a leave of absence from my Ph.D Clinical Psychology program to focus on my health and wellbeing; it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a very long time. Read the rest of this entry »
What do you do when you come to the realization that you have arrived at a place in your career when you have no desire to be in management? We’re told via succession planning and the seen potential in us by others, that we are management material. Management is always conveyed as the ultimate goal of any role, to be in charge of and over others. But the looks of disbelief that come when you tell your supervisor/manager that have no passion or desire to move into management are staggering. They look at you in disbelief, dumbfounded at your words, and as if you have taken temporary leave of your senses; like you are lazy and lacking in ambition, when that couldn’t be further from the truth. Read the rest of this entry »
Yet another work week down and I’m excitingly looking forward to the time when I bolt out of the door like it’s the last day of school!
With so much going on in the news it’s hard to find the good in life. With our daughters being kidnapped and sold into slavery, world powers at odds and unemployment just over 6% (which is actually a good thing, it’s down from 6.7% to 6.3%), it has become increasingly difficult to smile and laugh and find joy in the small things of life. So, in an effort to add a bit of levity to all the depressing occurrences in the world, I present to you Banana Joe of “The Amazing World of Gumball” from Cartoon Network.
Enjoy and find something to smile about today!
Blessings and Happiness ALWAYS