Hey ya’ll. I hope your doing well on this lovely Friday. Today I’m bringing to you all the best clothing websites to shop at whether it be dresses, shoes, or accessories. I find it sad when people don’t like telling a sister where they got that beautiful dress or shoe they are wearing. Honestly, I don’t think it’s a big deal but at the same time, I do understand why certain females don’t like to tell their friends where they purchased their clothing. Most times, it’s because they don’t want to see their friend wearing the same clothing as them or they just want to slay better than them. Either ways, I don’t see the big deal. So below are some if not most of the sites most women use to purchase their dresses. Of course there are great in store places you can visit but this list is mainly entailed towards online purchases.
Many of you remember Lucy Yeboah, a young ambitious Ghanaian woman who raised thousands of dollars to volunteer in a water treatment program in Tamale, Ghana with the non profit organization Saha Global. Miss. Yeboah desires to continue serving Ghana’s impoverished population, as she anticipates to be crowned Miss Ghana USA 2017. If crowned, Miss. Yeboah will have the opportunity to implement her platform named “WaterMyLife Initiative”, which aims to raise awareness on the importance of consuming purified water and water-borne diseases
due to cholera e-coli contamination.
Lucy Yeboah is focused on educating more Ghanaians on how the quality of a person’s health and life-expectancy can vary based on the type of water he or she consumes. Would you believe that nearly 40 percent of Ghana’s 25 million population are denied the right to access safe drinking water? (Safe Water Network) This clearly reveals a violation to a basic human right because life depends and thrives on clean water.
Lucy Yeboah’s core mission is to amplify the voices of Ghana’s neglected communities.
“I hope the purpose behind my platform resonates with many around the world. When I witnessed the Ghana water crisis while working with Saha Global, I realized we all have a part in alleviating the problem. This pageant is a wonderful opportuity to bring the urgency regarding Ghana’s contaminated water crisis to a broader audience.
Of course your support will contribute to the implementation of the WaterMyLife Initiative.
But by helping fund my pageant expenses, you are encouraging me to focus on my purpose behind running as a contestant. I will not be financially burdened and worrisome. You are also allowing me to afford the necessary training and adornment required to make me the best performing contestant in the pageant. This ultimately contributes to the likelyhood of earning the title as Miss Ghana USA 2017 and implementing the WaterMyLife initiative.
Additionally, my parents are low-income, working class individuals, with three other younger children to care after. I refuse to burden them with stresses of fees that could instead be used to provide for my younger siblings.
Whoever is able to give, will certainly reap an abundant return. Remember, you are investing in me: a young woman, who simply desires to use her God-given gifts and talents to assist those who have been generationally and historically neglected.
By increasing the sustainable living for Ghana’s impoverished population, I will be able to fufill that exact purpose.
With or without a futile, my desire will continue to burn.
‘One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.’ Proverbs 11:24-25
Thank you in advance!”
- This is just the beginning of start of something new. Greater things lie ahead of you.
- You are still growing. You don’t fully know yourself once you leave high school. Learn to spend time with yourself. Write in a journal. Document the things you like/dislike.
- The people you used to hang around or called your friends may or will drift apart. You have to understand that sometimes separation is good for your soul. Your friends from high school will attend different universities and they too will make new friends. Sometimes, when people meet new people, they gravitate towards them more. Friendship is a two way street. If you realize that your the one that constantly making effort to maintain the friendship, you have to reevaluate the friends in your life. Understand that certain people are seasonal friends. There were only meant t to be apart of the journey for a while. Either ways, understand that there is a purpose to every encounter. Yes, you may cry or feel upset because of the separation but see it for good. You will meet new people along the journey. Sometimes, because of the pain of past friendships, you will start to guard your heart because you don’t want to get hurt. You must also understand and get to a point in your life knowing that everyone is not out to hurt you. Some people mean well for you. Pray and ask God to direct your pathway; to direct you towards people who want to grow. God has a plan far greater than your understanding. Take things one day at a time, daily seeking HIM. *This is something I struggled to understand even when I was in college. I value friendship so when I realized that it wasn’t being reciprocated it was painful. I had friends from high school who will never reach out to me unless it was convenient for them. 7 months will pass and you won’t hear not even a “Hey. How are you?”. If it wasn’t me reaching out to them, then forget it. If your friends don’t prioritize you, don’t prioritize them either. Make time to make time for those who make time for you.
- Not everyone will attend college. I’m sure you have heard people say “College is not for me”. Some people will start a family right after high school. Others will go into the military, cosmetology school, get a job and etc.
- Your perspective on life may change. You will go through certain experiences that will make you stronger. Life isn’t easy but you will learn and grow through the trials of life. Your trials will turn into testimonies.
- Learn to save. At a young age, you think the money your making is nothing so you spend it recklessly on things you don’t need. I can’t say this was a struggle for me because I’m very frugal. Honey, I’m not cheap but I think before I spend. Money doesn’t come easy. It doesn’t fall off a tree.
- Learn to clean/cook. At least learn to boil eggs and make rice. Learning how to make the basics can help you along the journey. “You are beautiful; but learn to work, for you cannot eat your beauty.” -Congolese Proverb
- Procrastination will not get you anywhere. It will only set you back. Learn to create deadlines for yourself. If you want to start a Youtube channel or even write a book, set a date for yourself when you want to finish your manuscript/release your first video.
- Make yourself a priority. Respect + Take care of yourself. Demand nothing less than respect for yourself. Be comfortable with spending time with yourself. It’s not everyday spending time with people.
- Learn to love yourself, flaws and all. You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
- Attitude is everything. Check yourself. Having a bad attitude will not get you far. It seems cute in high school but it will not take you anywhere.
- Keep A To Do List & Stick With It. It’s one thing to write a list and it’s another thing to accomplish it.
- Try To Read A Book Every Month.
- Spend Less Time On Social Media. Stop focusing on what you see on people’s timeline. Stop comparing yourself. It’s not everything you see, is true. Embrace your journey. Where you are, is for a purpose.
- Set Goals For Yourself.
- Get to know people who are older than you. They have lived life and there’s always something to learn from them.
- Travel. Discover new hobbies. Expand your horizon. Try new foods.
- Enjoy your sleep while you can.
- Live for today. Time is all we have. If you want to do something, go for it.
- Don’t be afraid to make mistakes but learn from them.
- Your in charge of your time. No more mama waking you up to get ready for school or get your act together. You need to get it together.
- Meet new people. Learn about different cultures. You don’t have to be around the same circle of friends. Don’t put a limit to the people your going to meet.
- Not everyone you meet is your friend. Get to know people for yourself. Your friend’s (friend) isn’t necessary your friend.
- Be fearless. Take risk. Don’t let fear paralyze you. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Progress cannot be made in a comfort zone (sister).
- Live stress free. Laugh often. Love always.
Hey :). I hope your’e all doing well. I don’t know if any of you are still in high school but I’m sure you know someone who is still in high school that can benefit from this blog post. Tell your friends and their friends. Alright, let’s get straight to the point.
- Get to know yourself. The journey doesn’t stop once you leave high school but it’s very important that you take time to know yourself.
- Surround yourself with like minded people. Understand that not everyone is your friend. You will realize that you were only friends with these people because you guys had similarities and either had classes together. Birds of the same feather flock together so be careful of the crowd you follow.
- Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Things happen for a reason, but learn from your mistakes.
- Don’t compare yourself with those around you whether they are your friends or classmates. Everyone is raised differently. Just because someone is wearing a name brand accessory doesn’t mean you have to do the same. I never had Nike’s. My parent’s couldn’t afford to buy me name brand goods. I was grateful that I had something to wear. Learn to be content with what you have.
- Apply to the colleges of your choice. It’s okay if you have to attend a community college before a 4 year college. Honey child, it saves you some money. Just because your classmates or friends are attending a four college doesn’t mean anything. Do what is best for you. Let’s be honest. If you want to travel out of state for college, please take the time to really think about the expenses and loans you will be taking. Will it all be worth it at the end? Are you trying to go out of state because your tired of living with your parents and want your freedom? Please do take the time to think about the decision your’e making. Apply to a lot of scholarships. Whether you win some of none, you tried and that’s what matters.
- Have a personal relationship with God. It’s not all about going to church and sitting in the pews. I’m not saying don’t go to church. Go but don’t let that be a substitution of spending time with God. Don’t go because mama or grandma is forcing you to go. You may not realize it in high school but you will soon realize that it’s important to have a relationship with God. Take time to pray every day. Attend Bible Study. You are never too young to spend time with the Lord.
- If you can find a job while going to school, do so. Save up your money. Don’t spend it anyhow. Be wise about the way you spend your money.
- Focus in your classes. Appreciate your teachers. Some of the lessons they teach in class can help you once you leave high school. Take high school seriously. Learn to get to school on time. Not being punctual in life can rob you from certain opportunities.
- Get involved in extracurricular activities. Volunteer. Write your resume. Ask your teacher’s for advice in regards to college or etc.
- Have fun in high school. It goes faster than you think it will.Don’t isolate yourself. Make friends but understand that everyone you come across paths with in this life is for a purpose far beyond your understanding. Make the most out of your high school years. Take pictures. Encourage your friends/classmates. Create memories. Live. Love. Laugh. Be you always. 🙂