Tag Archives: 20-something

One More Round

Trevor Noah says, “One of the best things I ever learned was boxing. My trainer kept drilling into me: ‘Understand that I’m going to hit you in the face. You can’t get angry about it because then you’ll stop thinking rationally. I’m not trying to hurt you; I’m trying to win.’ It’s a fantastic mind […]

Try Harder

I believe people are doing you a disservice in your career when they tell you to expect what is historically standard. Does that mean I shouldn’t want more for myself? Everyday there are people breaking new ground and defying the norms and expectations set for them. Is this person telling me that I can’t be one of them?

5 Years Out as Gay – Beyond a 17 Years Old’s Love

Five years later, I think how awed, at points disappointed and overall proud a younger Jarryd would be of what’s transpired since then. If I could tell him what I know five years later, it would be…

I haven’t had a real relationship. That scares me.

I remember one time I sat alone with my maternal grandmother and asked her who was the great love of her life. She told me she doesn’t have one. I pressed for more information, and she explained that there were men she thought were the great loves of her life in the moment, but they […]

Unapologetic

Be unapologetic for your genuine, raw, happy self. ______________________________________________________ I hope you enjoyed this post! Be bold and comment or interact with me on Twitter (@ATouchofBold) or Instagram (ATouchofBold). ______________________________________________________

I Didn’t Come Here to Sit Back

I struggle with carving out a place of my own when starting a new job or joining a new team, because many dynamics are already established. I don’t feel like I belong at work until people are trusting me to get things done on my own, or I’m doing those little things that make people […]

Coworkers Don’t Want to Hear Your Excuse

Going into the second week of my new job still felt like the honeymoon stage where my team and I gushed over each other and wondered how we ever worked without each other. However, there came the day that week where I mishandled an assignment and the honeymoon ended. Whenever we make a mistake at work, […]

Hope Goes Last

I sat across from him over dinner checking off all the boxes on my unofficial mental checklist. I never meet up with a guy with this checklist in my mind, but the more he spoke, the more he seemed like everything that could be on my list. I asked myself, “Is this a date, or […]

Moving forward

It’s in my nature to be ecstatic for personal change, but I also worry about making a mistake. I repeat “I’m nervous, but I’m excited” when talking to others. However, I should only be saying “I’m excited for this opportunity.”

Wake-Up Call Wednesday: Your Story

“It takes work to show up for your own story and show up for the dream and vision you have for yourself. Or even to have the courage to have those visions and dreams… The people that I like to be around are people who are willing to do the work and be self-reflective and […]