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Trust Your Journey! 

  
Happy Friday Loves💜! 

It’s Friday! Finally I can unwind and relax. NOT! Busy weekend coming up! Enough about me. How is everyone doing? I hope you had an amazing week. I hope you did all the things you wanted to do. I hope you stuck to you healthy eating plan. I hoped you walked away from people that hurt you. I hope you stood up for yourself. If not there is always tomorrow OR right now. Remember life is too short to waste on tomorrow’s. Right now in this moment claim your life back. 

My message to you on this Friday is don’t give up. Life will confuse you. Life will knock you down. Keep on fighting the good fight. Whatever you do, DO NOT GIVE UP! I believe that anything you put your mind to you can achieve. 

Last week I applied to take the civil service test for child protective services in my county. I actually take it a month away. Then on Wednesday I received an email for a per Diem job opportunity working with foster children. God is amazing! A couple of months ago I was  lost with my life. No plan, no direction. Now I have a job opportunity. Maybe I will like it. Maybe I won’t. But I will say that I’m going to try it. I don’t want to sit back and let opportunities pass me by.   

Life is all about learning and growing. I am learning about me. I told you guys in previous post for too long I have put so many people before me. Now I will put myself first💜! 

My message to you is to trust in Gods promise. He has a plan for your life. He will not lead you astray. I’m a testament to that. So trust in your journey. Yea, you may feel lost and yea you may feel alone, but know this you are not alone because I too have been in that place your in at this moment. I know that if you don’t give up amazing things will happen in your life. 

Blessed and Highly Favored, 

Ebony Monae! 

ps,

Keep GOING💜

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Feeling THE BERN🔥🔥🔥

Tuesday was NY state primary for president and I voted for Bernie Sanders. Why? Simple, because I believe in everything he stands for. He is a man that’s stands for many! He has ideas that can transform this nation. 

Sadly we did not win New York for him, but he is catching up to Hilary Clinton in the polls. He can change our nation. It’s time we ALL took a stand against big money in politics, healthcare, education, climate change, incarceration. Too many people have been quiet for to long. We must stand up and demand these changes. 
  
Bernie know this I’m with you! I’m with you until you decide you have gave it your all. Like I said on my Instagram post “I’m with you like Cap and Bucky till the end of the line.” (Follow me, ebony_monaes_thoughts) 

People ask me all the time your a woman why not vote for a women. It’s not about gender, it’s about people that are falling through the cracks in our nation. It’s about a nation that’s for everyone not just the 1%, it’s about ALL AMERICANS! Hilary doesn’t stand for everyone. Last week Verizon employees went on strike because 40,000 jobs are be outsourced to India. Did I see Hilary rallying with these Americans that are going to loose there jobs? No! Why because she doesn’t CARE! To know what we ordinary citizens go through you have to speak to us. You have to come down your high horse and see what we face everyday. 

Why I’m voting for Bernie because education and healthcare reform is dear to my heart. I’m a college student that in my junior year I faced a lot of health problems. As I graduate in May, I am coming out of college with a lot of school debt that I’m an struggling to pay back. Why? Because there are not a lot of jobs that can pay me what I need to survive. I cut back on a lot of things just to put money in other areas of my life such as bills. Bills (I hate that word)!!

Bernie Sanders you had my vote and that of many of my friends. We STAND WITH YOU because you are fighting for causes that matter. These causes will affect our children futures. We got to make sure things are done right by them. 

Thank you Bernie Sanders for standing up for the 99%! 

Feeling The Bern, 

Ebony Monae🔥🔥

Vote, we can’t not have bigots like Donald Trump running this Country!! 

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Know Your Worth!

  
R-E-S-P-E-C-T!!!! 

 Hunny have respect for yourself. LOVE yourself. Do not let anyone put you down, make you feel worthless. You are beautiful! You are amazing! You are NOT what they said you are! The basis for all relationships is RESPECT. 

Lauren Hill, she is just a beautiful soul. Take her words to heart. If she/he doesn’t respect you, then they don’t DESERVE you! I can attest to this. I been through it. I let them do that to me. In the end I learned myself worth. I learned that,  NO you will not speak to me that way. NO you will not put me down, make me feel inferior. The day I said NO I started living for ME! 

Furthermore do not go by what you see on TV. Nowadays you see these woman on these reality shows that let these men make them look like a fool. They have no respect for there relationships or the woman they are dating. Do Not be taken for a fool for any man/women that do not know how to be in a healthy and stable relationship! It’s not cute or healthy to be treated like that. Know Your Worth! 

Lastly, it’s okay to be alone. Don’t be afraid of being alone. There is beauty in growing and learning about yourself. Don’t be disrespected. Don’t stand for that. I understand it’s not easy to walk a way, but understand this there is beauty in walking away! 

Giving it to you Straight, 

EbonyMonae💜

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Working on ME💜

  
I posted this to remind everyone we are a work in PROGRESS!  We are changing everyday. We are fighting battles people no nothing about! I know that I am trying everyday to be a better person than yesterday.! Who can relate? 

To a person that’s struggling this message is for you. Change comes over time. Not in a instant!  If your working at it you will see change. I whole heartedly believe that if you put in the work change will come. NEVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF! You are not perfect no one is but if you strive to make a difference in yourself you will see change. I hope this message reaches you and encourages you! 

Much Love, 

Ebony Monae 

ps, 

Don’t forget we are only human we will make mistakes! 

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❤️Two Years Natural❤️

April 13th marked two years since I have been natural. Wow what a journey it has been for me. It has been a love /hate relationship with my hair.  Growing up I had long thick hair but trying to fit in with the other girls I asked for a perm and being to young to understand the care it needed I didn’t take care of it causing my hair to be so damaged it fell out.

One day I looked at my hair it it was so damaged from excessive heat, perms and extensions. I was so mad at myself for letting my hair look this bad. I was trying too hard to fit in and keep up with the styles that I forgot to take care of my hair. In the end I decided to go natural and It was the best choice I have ever done in my life. In October of 2012 I went to my friends house and she cut all the damaged hair off. My hair was maybe a inch long. It was a scary road for me to be embarking on, but I did it. In April of 2013 I had my last perm and it was just my edges or the crown that was permed for a friends wedding I attended.

Now I AM NOT a hair person. Some woman were blessed with being able to do their hair and all these elaborate styles like my sister but I was not. So trying to do my hair in its transition state was very hard because my hair was two different textures. I went through so many products until I felt I got the product that worked best for my hair. The products I use are posted below. I love Miss Jessie’s products my hair feels so soft and my curl pattern is more defined when I use them.

As mentioned above taking this journey was hard to do because I am already self conscious about my appearance and trying to do my hair was something I have struggled with all my life. I could never quite get it to where I want it. Now no one can tell me nothing. I love my hair and I am way more confident in myself than I have ever been. My hair is not long as other naturals but it is healthy and strong. Thats all that matters to me, not the length but the strength of my hair (I like that phrase).

Being a natural is a choice that is not for everyone some woman love their extensions and perms and that is fine its a personal choice but if someone asks me what should they do with their hair I WILL ALWAYS say go natural because the love I have for this journey I embarked on is something that means a lot to me and I want everyone to experience it. I started this journey not knowing what to expect and I sit here as I type this post in love with the outcome. I am still on a journey with my hair, I am trying new styles and colors  but I am being conscious of the the products I put in my hair.

Check out my YouTube page as I will be adding more videos as I go.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kUhPDu6CQ7ytnai8tfdXQ

xOxO Ebony Monae xOxO

p.s

I am in love with my HAIR💜!!!!

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👑I See a Queen 👑

  

What we see is what we PROJECT. This a powerful picture. Too often we tear down little girls who dream they could be anything they want to be. This little girl sees a queen in herself and rightfully so. 

It’s time to uplift girls of all ages. Let them know they are beautifully and wonderfully made.  We have that power now to do this especially in a generation where the media constantly tells them differently. Be that voice of reason for them 💜💜

💜 Ebony💜Monae 💜

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💖Time is Precious 💖

  

Good Morning, hope your Monday is off to a good start. I saw this picture and I loved it. Most mornings we dread getting up wanting that one more hour of sleep, but time is precious so let’s take the time to enjoy. Instead of staying in a few minutes extra wake up instead and look at the sun rise with a nice cup of tea reflect on the day you want to have, be positive, be uplifting to others, be that voice of reason to someone. 

86,400 seconds in a day, so why not make everyday a great day? Why not do the things you wish you could do? I encourage all of us to do the things we have been putting off. We are credited each new day, so let’s but that credit to good use. 

💗XoXo EbonyMonae XoXo💗

ps

Enjoy life before it’s gone, someone of us don’t get get too.

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ITS APRILLLLLLLLLLL!!

Hello Everyone its APRIL!

This morning while working out I actually heard birds chirping in my complex. April really means spring to me even if it began in the month of March. So this month I have so much in store for myself I am so excited.

I am almost done with this semester THANK YOU JESUS. I just was so lazy this semester, well I am every semester but this one takes the cake. I have my friends baby shower coming up that I helped plan and will help decorate. I am the worst at these things because I am so not the artsy type but I really surprised myself this time, I guess you can blame Pinterest. Some good books are coming out( ALWAYS a book nerd), AGE OF ULTRON is coming to the big screen, ohh yea I have been waiting three years for this movie. It is the last one to be directed by Joss Whedon as he will not be doing the last movie in 2017(a little bummed as he is an amazing director).

I have started my Fit Journal from Blogilates. In this Fit Journal its 12 weeks of working out and eating clean. Last month I really bombed my workouts and meal prep. This month I plan to do better than last month and really work hard. I want to be healthy and fit and feel comfortable in my own skin. For so long I did not like how my body looked and always complained, but I need to shut my mouth and work the hell out, that is what I want to accomplish this month.

I hope everyone has a productive month of April. If you have to spring clean do it give away the things that you no longer use. Clean the clutter from your house and LIFE. If a person is not doing anything to help you or make you grow as an person throw there ass right out with the the things you no longer need because its all about a better and stronger you.

XoXo EbonyMonaeXoXo

p.s.

HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!!!!! (hope you get into some mischief like I shall be doing today)