Her Life: Blogging, Thoughts, + Other Ramblings

Her Life-Blogging, Thoughts etc

Loves! I’ve been meaning to write this post for so long. Just about my thoughts, the blog, and other randomness that is THIS brown queen. I know I wrote a little while back about how I was missing but I promised I’d be back and better, but then nothing. Lol please forgive me loves. Don’t charge it to my heart! I guess I’ve just been feeling different about what’s really important here. I love blogging about my beauty obsessions and love for all things pretty. Seriously, it is like the ultimate combination of everything I love to do. I think in this mainstream blogging thing and the pursuit of just trying to keep up it’s easy to lose yourself and the focus of the goal.

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Lyrics for Ya Soul | “Like A Star”

You’ve got this look I can’t describe,
You make me feel I’m alive,
When everything else is au fait,
Without a doubt you’re on my side,
Heaven has been away too long,
Can’t find the words to write this song,
Oh…
Your love. ~ Corinne Bailey Rae “Like A Star”

Feeling like love today. What else is new? ❤ Lyrics for ya soul Queens! Happy Friday!

Peace, Love, & Blessings,

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Tyshia Shante

Founder & Editor of This Brown Queen

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Lyrics for Ya Soul

When I look in the mirror and the only one there is me
Every freckle on my face is where it’s supposed to be
And I know my creator didn’t make no mistakes on me
My feet my thighs my lips my eyes I’m loving what I see.

I’m not the average girl from your video
And I ain’t built like a supermodel
But I learned to love myself unconditionally
Because I am a queen.
I’m not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I’m wearing I will always be
The India Arie ~India Arie “Because I Am a Queen”

Lyrics for ya soul Queens! Happy Friday!

Peace, Love, & Blessings.

~

This Brown Queen

Lyrics for Ya Soul

Sometimes blindness finds me and leads me through ignorance
Not allowing us to gain experience, so we become lifeless
And other times, I couple with self pity or walk aimlessly through reality
So occasionally, I choose to travel alone
But never fulfill my possibilities so mostly I attempt to achieve balance
By, seeking right knowledge and loving and reviewing and eventually overstanding those many lessons of my life.
~ Floetry “If I Was a Bird”

Lyrics for ya soul Queens! Happy Friday!

Peace, Love, & Blessings.

~

This Brown Queen

Where Does the Time Go?

Today is the big day! My King returns home from his month long tour overseas! WHOOO HOOOO! I’ll be honest, I thought this month was going to be brutal. I mean like HARD. Leaving for a month? While I’m here alone? Three princes including an infant? I can’t do it. I’m not gonna make it. But guess what? I DID it! I MADE it! And it really wasn’t that bad. Shhh let’s keep that between us Queens. Can’t let hubby think he wasn’t missed. Which he was! Tremendously! I’m just proud of myself for making it!

Honestly, I can’t believe it’s already been a whole month. Where does the time go? King Jr is 6 months now! I felt like I just had him yesterday :(. And my Ladies Man is halfway to 5…we were JUST singing Happy Birthday to him! Before I know it my Lil Man will be double digits. And our princess starts Kindergarten in September. S.M.H. Of course hand in hand with my  life just flying by, I haven’t posted in like at LEAST 3 days. Insert SUPER SAD FACE here. I have so much to share with you Queens including: my new lipstick obsession, my natural hair journey progress, meal planning, family life, business plans and More! Please stay posted. I promise I’ll do better next month.

JTmay

I couldn’t resist. Sorry Justin 😉

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This Brown Queen

It’s the Little Things…

*Singing* It’s the little thingsss. And the joy they bring! ~India Arie

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Every now and again…I get a little treat at work that makes me crack a smile on my most hectic of days. We all have rough day at work. Whether you love your job, absolutely hate it, or simply tolerate it…not everyday is sunshine and roses. After having a particularly hectic morning, I came back to my desk after a meeting to find this months issue of Vogue. I looked around wondering, who put this here? Upon further inspection I noticed the magazine was addressed to me. I don’t have a Vogue subscription…But I will gladly take this with me on my lunch! It was a nice day, so I sat outside at a nearby park, ate, and drooled over Michael Kors watches and Yves Saint Laurent lipgloss. You know…things this budget Queen dreams about ;). That little escape was much needed! I came back to work smiling…with at LEAST 5 more products to add to my Spring beauty wishlist…smh. It’s the little things…I find joy in the simple moments of life as well as the extraordinary. While it may not be an extravagant business trip to Bali (in my real dreams!)…a well placed business subscription to Vogue brings a smile to face!

*PS: Peep my “Relax, Dream, Believe” cup making a cameo. Drinking herbal tea in it these days. Ya know…being natural and all 😉

*PPS: I hope every months delivery is as well placed as this one!

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This Brown Queen

Relax, Dream, Believe

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This is a picture of my coffee cup. I drink my coffee out of it every morning at work and I leave it right on my desk in plain sight and every so often (a thousand times a day) I look at it for reassurance, for a reminder, for that push to get me through my day.

I, like many of us, work a (semi)-traditional office job. I say semi because the actual company I work for is interesting and my work environment is very relaxed. I work for an inventor and he’s a little crazy…in a good way. Our office is like a family. Everyone knows each other. There’s often kids running around. Dress code is non-existent. And the overall atmosphere is really laid back. I don’t have a “real” schedule. Most of my coworkers work full time. I don’t. I work about 25 – 30 hours a week. It’s really flexible which works wonderfully for my family. I’m not complaining about my salary either. Many of my family and friends comment on how lucky I am to have such a job. I agree, I am very blessed.

But…there’s something missing. I don’t dislike my work. It’s just that. Work. I work in an office. I do office work. Sure there are some highlights (like traveling to trade shows) that break up the monotony. But those situations are few and far between. Overall, it’s a desk job. I don’t love it. Don’t hate it. So I would assume what I’m missing is passion. I’m missing that fire, that fuel, that driving force. What is it? Where is it? How can I find it?

Many of you have heard the saying “When you do what you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life”. I want to be that person. I want to never work a day in my life. But where and how do I begin? I’m a lover of many many things. My mind runs a mile a minute. I have ideas by the boatload, thoughts by the millions, interests to the sky, and the attention span of a toddler. There’s no way I can focus alllll of that into one passion. But it has to be done.

I just have to figure out how…

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This Brown Queen