No matter how my life has constantly changed over the years one thing has remained consistent and that is my love for teaching and childcare. For many years I was in the daycare and School system because it made my heart feel good. It wasn’t a lot of money but I was compensated with love, so I got paid.
I was a Nanny in the past with the perfect family (meaning quirky and crazy) and it was an amazing experience. I traveled to islands and did things I’ve never done. When that ended I decided to pursue my other passion (Events, business, art, poetry, music 🤣) So with so many things rushing through my head, a light bulb turned on.
Why not make a business out of Both? So I do both (This is about Nannying)
I’M a Nanny but I’m a Nanny my way. I meet client’s they tell me what they need, I give them a consultation and we make a deal. But its much more than that. I come in my meetings transparent, fully open, ready to love someone else’s child, someone else’s family and that’s it.
I get paid a lot of money because now I have ownership of it. But I still get compensated with love.
SHARING MOMENT: Be your authentic self. Since I moved to Atlanta, I’ve began sharing What I love, Who I love and Why I love with potential clients, Why?
Because if I’m going to do business with you I am gonna have to be my authentic self to do my best. I’m NOT TRYING TO SEPARATE MY LIFE, I’M BLENDING IT, so you will know the person, people and things I love from the GATE. That way there is no confusion. That way conversation can flow smoothly.
✔It’s a constant reminder of what’s important to me
✔It has increased my clientele
✔No awkward moments if the business meets personal
✔When you love what you do, you include who you love
✔You get more authentic business contacts
I don’t want to have to BALANCE my life because one thing can throw off balance. I want to have a BLENDED life, where everything works together.
This ain’t no love poem, just a bunch of words that seem to mesh like lyrics from a melody. A melody that I play over and over. But this ain’t no love poem, it’s just my fingers on the canvas of your heart trying to match the beat. But this ain’t no love poem, it’s just feelings on paper written in ink, With my best pen… but this ain’t no love poem cause It don’t rhyme
And rhyming makes the rhythm feel dope so this ain’t no love poem, cause you don’t express love in words for fear of hearing yourself. You’d rather let actions speak louder but for me words are their purest when sound becomes their partner
But this ain’t no love poem,
This is all the things a Love Poem ain’t
My hair has been on it’s own journey for over 10 years. I’ve always heard people say DAPHNE Your hair is gorgeous, what do you use, it grows so fast, I wish I had hair like yours.
But in my head I was saying….. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I GROW THROUGH. My hair has a mind of its own. Now please don’t get me wrong I really do love my hair, it’s just the maintenance part that sucks. Wash day? What is that?
I literally can think of a million things that I need to do when its time to wash my hair. Some people are lucky enough to just place there heads under water mix with shampoo and JUST GO FOR IT. But for me Ughhhhhhh that could never happen.
MY WASH STEPS
- MENTALLY PREPARE TO DEVOTE 8 HOURS (LOL, THAT’S REALLY STEP 1)
- SEPARATE MY HAIR INTO 8 SECTIONS. (Due to my hair texture this can take up to 30 mins)
- APPLY A CONDITIONER TO EACH SECTION.
- SEPARATE EACH SECTION INTO TWO
- DETANGLE EACH SMALL SECTION AND TWIST. (2.5 Hours)
- SIT UNDER A STEAMER TO LOOSEN
- WASH EACH SECTION (hand detangle) (30 mins)
- DEEP CONDITION AND DETANGLE (The tangles return after water hits it 1 Hour a little easier )
- RINSE AND SIT UNDER DRYER OR AIR DRY. (Tie it up and go to bed)
BY NOW I AM TOO TIRED TO STYLE IN ANY WAY SO I JUST WEAR A HEAD WRAP THE NEXT DAY. SO I DECIDED TO LOC.
I am ready to be a wife and a mother. Why?
Because I know the power I hold alone already. I know the power I have to give. I know that they are also ready for me. I know that
I am allowed to know myself enough to know what I’m ready for. DON’T FORGET TO PREPARE FOR JOY.
J O U R N E Y I N G.
You have to communicate with your partner truthfully, and with purpose. Being in a relationship doesn’t mean that your partner will automatically KNOW exactly how you should feel. Some of us tend to feel like “well he/she should know me” but if that’s the case then shouldn’t you know them as well? Being in a relationship is INTENTIONAL, and because it is intentional you have to feed, nurture, love, protect, respect it and most of all you have to grow and evolve with it. Be open and honest with your significant other about how and what you feel. Talk about your future, without forgetting to enjoy the day. Your relationship will work just as hard for you as you do for it if you trust and believe that your intentional decision to be apart of this ship will create the journey of a lifetime.
I never want ANYONE to do ANYTHING for me because it’s the “RIGHT THING TO DO” I really don’t care who you are.. Like I told my Guy Don’t Propose or Marry me because its the “RIGHT” thing to do. Friends and family don’t come to my events or support me because its the “RIGHT” thing to do. WHY?
I am a realist, and I truly understand the value that I hold, so in my Opinion The RIGHT thing to do is what a COLLECTIVE GROUP DECIDES IS ACCEPTABLE FOR ALL PEOPLE . But that doesn’t necessarily mean that that’s Whats right for YOU, ME or OUR situation… I Want to be the decision because its right FOR YOU, not RIGHT TO DO.
Listen, there are a lot of FORCED RELATIONSHIPS, MARRIAGES BECAUSE OF PREGNANCY, FRIENDSHIPS, ETC… Out here because it is the RIGHT THING TO DO in someones eyes. I’m not saying that it is destined not to work out… I’m just saying that I want to be the ORGANIC CHOICE… Not because someone told you that it was right, but because you truly feel that it’s right.