Tag Archives: inspiration

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?

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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 Didn’t Want to Go Back to New York

Standing with my friends in Atlanta, I didn’t know what happened to the last six months of my life. It seems like I was just here, but in reality, everything had changed in these past months, which seem like longer. I looked at them contemplating never going back to New York, because my body was […]

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 […]

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 […]

Flirty Friday: The Wrong Thing to Say

“Flirty Friday” – Friday dating and relationship inspiration as you head into the weekend. “It’s never the wrong thing to say to the right person” if you just tell them how you feel. – Mindy Kaling during a Howard Stern interview _______________________________________________________ I hope you enjoyed this post! Be bold and comment or interact with me on Twitter […]

Define Yourself.

Since childhood I have different people’s thoughts and definitions of who I am swirling around in my head. People form opinions of who we are based on seeing us in one setting, from one angle and their biases. We all judge and assess. Our loved ones give us feedback based on who we are and how […]

Wake-Up Call Wednesday: Lying to Yourself

Wake-Up Call Wednesday! “If others say one thing, but do another, you are lying to yourself if you don’t listen to their actions.” – Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements The Third Agreement – Don’t Take Anything Personally _______________________________________________________ I hope you enjoyed this post! Be bold and comment or interact with me  on Twitter (@ATouchofBold) or […]

Tears Start Streaming

I remember my mom dropping me off at college, eager to grasp on to any extra minute with me before this truly new chapter of my life enclosed me. Here on the last school night of my college career tears don’t fall but do come forward. Memories have been ascertained, and I’m stronger for the […]