Grown Up Life Goals

So now that I am about to embark on the next chapter of my life. Honestly, goal setting has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. I saw on Facebook once that ” Goals are just dreams with deadlines.” How can you ever accomplish anything without knowing what it is that you want to accomplish?

Goal setting is pretty straight forward. You should use the cheesy acronym S.M.A.R.T to help set and achieve your goals.

S is for Specific.

M is for Measurable.

A is for Action-Oriented.

R is for Realistic.

T is Time-Based.

Some of my personal goals include: building my self-confidence higher by working out more and eating healthier (cut out all these random carbs), start dating again (9 months from now), face some more fears (especially my fear of bugs), move out and become more independent.

While my professional goals are get into a good graduate school with a strong emphasis in research, publish my first peer-reviewed article into an academic journal, perfect my elevator speech, recreate my personal statement and cover letters, and re-brand myself.

Even more important than just having these goals in your head, is writing them down. I don’t know about you, but whenever I write anything down it becomes more real to me. I would suggest you write your goals down. Maybe in a notebook where you can journal on your progress, or maybe on sticky notes that you place on your bathroom mirror, or even just down on a piece of paper that you carry around in your wallet. I think you should look at your list of goals at least once a day. The more you see them, the more you will work for them, the more progress you will make on them, and then before you know it you will be accomplishing so much.

I believe that setting personal (as well as professional) goals are extremely important.

What are some of your goals for the rest of the year?? Share below in the comments.

Be Blessed, and Love always,

– Tanesha 🙂


Monday Mindset For Love: Week 1

Welcome to the month of loveeeeeeeee! This month I decided I wanted to do a series that runs every Monday in February called Mindset For Love. So I will be giving “assignments” out every Monday for you to work on your love life.

Someone once told me you have to be ready for love to come into your life because love is serious and affects not only yourself but other people too. In my opinion, you shouldn’t just date to date, you should, at least, see yourself somewhat with them long term. So with that being said, one of the first steps in preparing yourself for love is to consider what you bring to the table. What attributes will you bring to the table?

“Assignment” – Consider and write out everything positive you will be bringing to the table to your relationship. Also, write down on a separate sheet of paper all of the baggage, and negative feelings you are still holding on to such as self-hatred, past relationships, etc. Take the things you bring to the table and post it on your mirror. And take the sheet of paper with your baggage on it. Take a day to really think about these things and the reasons you’re still holding on to them. Then pray about it and let them go.


(I am particularly fond of ripping it up, and flushing it – but whatever you decide. )
Comment below what things you bring to the table!
Keep It Classy,
– T.Renae.

Relationship Goals – Nah, Self Goals

Every week or so, I see a new picture of some couple doing something average (on the rare occasion, something extraordinary), with the caption “#RelationshipGoals.” Now I am not knocking relationships, or these relationships goals, but wouldn’t it be awesome if some of these people who are doing these relationship goals, also advocated for self-goals? What do you want to accomplish and take a bomb picture of? You shouldn’t have to wait until you are in a relationship to go swimming in an ocean, or skydiving, or going out to a fancy restaurant. So I encourage everyone who reads this blog to indulge in some “Self Goals.” Think about every Relationship Goal You have/had and write it down. Kinda like a bucket list, but you’re nowhere close to dying, but a step closer to living life to the fullest.

Here are some items on my “Self Goals” list!
Donate blood 
Pull an all-nighter
Organize a day of free hugs on campus 
Weekend road trip somewhere wild
Go vegan/vegetarian for a week 
Go to a school play 
Learn to play piano
Go to the beach and study!
Learn to solve a Rubix cube
Workout every day for 100 days. 
Meditate for 10 minutes for 100 days 
Go technology-free for a week. 
Go to a midnight premiere of a movie (Probably going to be Hunger Games’ Mockingjay Part 2!)
Get belly button pierced 
Carved initials into tree 
It’s only right that you document your “Self-Goals” with Instagram pictures!
So I went on a Weekend Excursion (my boyfriend, just so happened to go). But we went to a Music Festival and then stayed the weekend in a new town!
What are some of yourself Goals? Share them in the comments and I’ll add some to my list, and hopefully you can add some to yours!
Keep It Classy,

Love Yourself Challenge: Week 6

Week 6: Self-Reflection

This week is a week of self-reflection. Think about and write out all the ways you could love yourself better. It could be: spending more (or less) on your appearance, doing more things that make you happy, cutting out the dead weight of your life, exercising more, or cutting yourself some slack when you fall a little short of your goals. Make a promise to Yourself to improve on these things this month!

Share Your Experience With Us in the Comments!

– Ladies and Company

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Love Yourself Challenge: Week 2

Week 2: 25 Reasons

Week 2! Wooohooo! This week you should write a list of 25 things YOU love about YOURself. They can be as large as “you are an Intellectual Goddess”, or as small as “your breath smells good today”. Anything you want: just be sure to get to 25!

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– Ladies and Company

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