education

Queens Supporting Queens!

This month 30% of each purchase will go to women’s education in Haiti.

The “Nefertiti Piece” is part of an ongoing effort to help young women all over the globe. Purchase a Nefertiti necklace for yourself, or for the Queen in your life!

If you are interested in purchasing one of these necklaces, and learning more about women’s education in Haiti … please email me, through the contact tab, or leave me a comment and I will make sure to get your info =)

Necklace details …

( Please feel free to click images to enlarge )

Very lovely raw brass charms of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. They have a ring at the top for hanging. They measure 11mm x 14mm. (25mm = 1 inch) These are 100% brass stampings, which means they are slightly hollow backed, made of 100% nontoxic metal.

* Chain : Metal: Solid copper with gold vacuum plating.

Size: Total 18″ and 1mm in width.Lobster clasp is 8*5mm.

***Lifetime warranty on necklace is also available upon request.

Weekly Goal Challenge!

Last week I made a post titled,  7 Tips to Make This a Great Week. This was the original inspiration for this post.

This is a new week and that means new goals! I know it’s the middle of the month, but who cares?! Goals are goals, and they always need to be met! I want to challenge you all to my Weekly Goal Challenge. Let’s all try it together!

For the next month I’m going to post my goals of the week and keep you guys posted on my progress. So I decided to make a challenge of it. This way we can get better acquainted, and create a support system. There’s nothing like cheerleaders to help you along the way. Everyone can benefit from a little support =)

Please feel free to refer back to my original post if you need better understanding, and help executing. Click here.

Challenge:

Since this is our first week, we won’t get too crazy.

  • Pick (3) roles that are the most important to you. They can be anything; mother, father , son, daughter, business owner, employee, artist , blogger , etc.
  • After you pick these roles, make (1) goal for each role. I made an example of mine. You can use this as an outline:

Week One:

  1. Role– Business Owner/Entrepreneur Goal: Deliver products on time
  2. Role-Blogger Goal: Create Weekly Blog Plan
  3. Role-Daughter Goal: Take some time this week to have quality time with your parents

*Feel Good Project– In my original post, the 7th habit is “Making a Difference.” I wanted to incorporate that in this challenge. I’m going to reach high this week and make a goal to volunteer at a shelter nearby.

Ok. So you created 3 roles and have a goal for each? Great ! Every week we will add on to the goal list. I am eager to see what you guys choose as your *feel good projects! I’m going to keep you guys updated on my progress via blog posts. I would love to know what your goals are. Either leave a post about your goals and tag me in it, or feel free to leave a comment below. If you are feeling shy, you are more than welcomed to email me @ theeleventhletterblog@gmail.com

Whatever you chose is fine, I look forward to hearing about your goals and checking on you throughout the week. If you want to post about your progress that would be awesome! I encourage it. If you rather leave a comment and let us know how you are doing that’s perfectly fine too. However you want to keep track of your progress is up to you. The objective is to complete these goals. Come Saturday, we can all share our progress and finished products. I’m going to figure out a way to include everyone that participates.

I wanted to do a challenge that could be useful to everyone. What better way to start off the year by organizing goal plans! I’m all about creating healthy habits. Have any questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask. Let’s get started on a happy and productive week!

Women: Is it Aggression or is it Self-Sufficient ?

I wanted to have a serious open conversation with all of you. I wanted to know what you guys(women and men) thought about “aggressive women?” I also wanted to know what your definition and perception of an “aggressive woman” is.

So I recently came across this picture on Instagram, I attached it to this post.The picture is basically saying if a woman has a career, is God-fearing and focused she doesn’t need a man. I remember seeing this picture and asking my (now) ex-boyfriend how he felt about it. His response?
” If a woman has all these things, she doesn’t need a man, she wants a confidant “ …. Let’s soak that comment in.

I found the post and his comment extremely chauvinistic.

This is my position. I have always gotten off when people talk about business, career moves, and other professional ventures. I’ve always been that way, ever since I could remember. I remember being little and sitting in the bathroom and pretending that I was being interviewed by Oprah, discussing my latest accomplishments. I’ve always been a little crazy, but we will save that conversation for another post. (more…)

Self-Employment: What My First Month Taught Me

Today I celebrate my one-month anniversary of being self-employed full-time! Goodness! What a month it has been! Surprisingly, it’s been pretty amazing.

Honestly, it’s a life altering experience. I can spend hours talking about how much I love being self-employed and how quitting my job was one of the best personal decisions I’ve made in … well…forever. However, today I’m going to focus on the many wonderful things I’ve learned in this seemingly incredibly long month. Yes, it’s been a long month, but it’s been fulfilling.

These are some things I wish I would’ve known before I got started. I’m positive other people gave me advice like this, but it didn’t really hit me until I was learning and experiencing for myself. I’ve always been hard-headed, and had to learn things the hard way. I appreciate all learning lessons though, and I wanted to share some with you. So if you’re going to become self-employed soon, pay close attention and learn from my mistakes so you can be fabulous and productive right off the bat! (more…)

Fab Five Blogs of the Week.

Part of the joy of blogging is that you get to come across different people.I enjoy reading what other people decide to blog about.Sometimes I can sit on my feed for hours and just bounce from post to post. I wanted to share my favorite Fab Five blogs this week.

  1. I have to start the list off with https://dailypost.wordpress.com . I am such a fan already. The last week or so the posts have caught my attention because they have been about blogging.They are even hosting a Blogging 101 course! I definitely registered for it. TWICE. lol. I am new to the blog world so I’m all about any and every little bit of help I can get. All of their posts are really fun to read and full of information. I look forward to the course and the other posts to come.
  2. Next is … http://realnewspaper.wordpress.com . I found this blog a few months ago, and started following them before I even had my own blog. I love the articles and content on this blog. I send the posts to my friends all the time and love the conversations that stem from them. The content is interesting, and thought-provoking. In a few weeks when I master this whole blog thing, I plan to share some of the posts with you all. I’m such a fan of this blog page! Ugh, I might send an email today and share my gratitude. If you guys get a chance, check it out. Especially if you like various relationship conversations and perspectives.
  3. I enjoy a nice all around blog, http://withallmyaffection.com is a wonderful lifestyle blog.This page was one of the first blogs I viewed, when I joined WordPress about a week ago. The format is inspiring. As far as all around lifestyle blogs, I really do enjoy this one. Whats even sweeter? The blogger is a sweetheart. I love the fact that even though she has a ton of followers she takes the time to comment back. I thought that was really cool.The blog is just as awesome as the person who created it.
  4. Who doesn’t appreciate a good makeup blog? I know I sure do.If thats something you are into as well… http://sarahlovesmakeup.com is a really good fix. I enjoy blogs that are detailed about fashion and makeup. I recently just bought some mascara that was featured. The comments on the blog are even filled with information and advice.
  5. Last but not least, I wanted to mention http://myfashionpoetry.wordpress.com . I really dig her content. I enjoy reading things that are stimulating. Every posts of hers, makes me want to comment. The quotes are stimulating and so is the poetry. Every time I see her on my feed, I take a look. She definitely has a fan in me.

I like giving credit where credit is due. I enjoy all these blogs, and I am so happy that I decided to follow them. I look forward to what the next week of posts bring. I look forward to having more blogs to praise, as I continue to explore.

What blogs are you a fan of?

11 Things You Should Be Thankful For

No. We don’t always get what we want. But consider this: There are people who will never have what you have right now.

It’s the beginning of the year and sometimes it’s easier to dwell on the past, and fall into a pessimist attitude. We have so many things to be thankful for. When you run into some bumps in the road this year, keep some of these things in mind. (more…)