God Promoted Me

On this day last year, I found myself accepting a new job… Since then, everything I’ve touched has been favored and blessed. I miss my residents and the dance studio. 😊 Less than a year later, that opportunity shifted from a new position to a new promotion.

This year has been “awesomely designed in my favor.” Don’t get me wrong, I still have had some people try to block my blessings. And I’m thankful for all the people in my corner. Yet, I really don’t think either group understands what they just did… so God, continue to use me.

Today’s intentions:

Breathe in the moment.

Rejoice in the victory.

Then, aim higher.

Just Sharing,

—Sincerely, Tyra

#SlayTheDream

Hold up, WAYAMIN! There’s also a new post on SincerelyTyra.com. Check me out. You know you want to. 🖤

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God Promoted Me

Career Change?

I think that I may have missed my calling… I have been off work for two days and now I’m thinking about becoming a stay-at-home mom/home-maker.

Bruh, I was so productive earlier in the day, started cooking dinner at 4PM, and we have cleaned the kitchen and eaten all before 7PM.

I luhh my job, but what is life now that I’ve experienced this on a weekday???

If I can do her hair and get both of us in the bed by 10PM, you can’t tell me nothing.

Note: At some point, My Joy started wildn’ out and had to have a “timeout” (read: timeout, spanking, nap—in that order). And, in hindsight, I definitely cooked too much food. But, other than that, I would not mind doing this EREDAY.

Pray for me as I crawl back into my work routine tomorrow!

#latenights #earlymornings #outofschooltime #youthdevelopment #SlayTheDream

Just sharing.

—Sincerely, Tyra

Career Change?

A Genuine Invitation

We all know a few people that may not have the best relationships with their family members—and those that may not have the luxury of being able to see their family.

Check on those people today. Invite those friends to the house or at least to pick up a plate. (Or drop it off, if that person is your elder.)

We were not created to be islands. If you’re truly thankful, it won’t hurt or cost you anything this holiday to reach out to them.

Other than that, I hope we all eat ‘til our hearts are content. I hope everyone gets to be around people who care about us. Happy Thanksgiving!

—Sincerely, Tyra

A Genuine Invitation

#SundayFunday

We went on a mission to see Shakespeare in the park and failed up with an extraordinary play date with some new friends, a photo shoot, and ice cream.* We were sharks, zombies, frogs with sharp teeth, and zappers (whatever that is). Oh, and I can’t forget–astronauts discovering new galaxies!

—Sincerely, Tyra 🖤

Sometimes I look at My Joy and think about how much she’s grown up. I tell her all the time that she is not a baby anymore. But when didn’t want my help to climb the monkey bars, I think my eyes started sweating a little bit.

*Dear Joy Yee Noodle: you need to stop it with this contraption you call ice cream 😅. We had to have some fruit after this behemoth of S’mores goodness!

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#SundayFunday

RIP King Basquiat

“Artistry withstands the times long after the artist cannot.”

—Sincerely, Tyra

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RIP King Basquiat

Validation + Self-Worth

Quick reminder: Everybody ain’t able, beloved. I honestly have to talk to myself like this sometimes, because people…

1) want to stress you out

2) want you to be miserable w/ them

3) can’t understand your gifts

4) want to put limits on your talents

5) love you when your positive energy is flowing from its highest plane and you’re promoting positivity

6) take from that same energy source without intentions of helping you restore it

7) are sometimes just haters.

#SincerelyTyra #SlayTheDream #validation #selftalk #motivation #selfworth #positivevibes #energy #stress #selfcare

Validation + Self-Worth

Flash Dance

In preparation for this summer, we have been taking more trips to Home Depot’s garden section. (I’ve bought two new Dracaena plants and been gifted a Dracaena Marginata tree from work because I’m a boss 😂. Honestly, I’m just trying to transform my living room into Eden).

There was one trip in which we left home high off an impromptu dance battle to the Coco soundtrack. We ended up doing pirouettes, shimmies, and plies all through the garden department. It was pretty and dope and I wished that I could have had someone documenting the occasion for us.

So, naturally, the next time we went (literally two days later because apparently Home Depot is my new Target), I filmed as much of the experience as I could. When we got home, I set up our new housemate (the plant) and watched the footage. Then a question hit me in the chest: what type of parent do I want to be?

My grandma or mom would NEVER let their children runamuck in the store like I did with My Joy these past few trips. Despite wanting to be the family star, I remember constantly being told by older family members that I was too shy and quiet. Now, the same people will say that My Joy “has so much personality” as if she displays this grandiose trait that she couldn’t possibly have inherited from me. (Actually, she’s three and a princess, so everything she does is a grandiose and exuberant gesture).

It’s no shade to my grandma or mom, because they were doing the best that they could. However, I honestly think the contrast is rooted in the parenting. We tend to stunt our children’s entire being in efforts to prevent them from embarrassing us or to keep them safe in public spaces (read: America) that do not appreciate their presence.

So as I was watching the dance party footage that I did film, I realized I he parent I’m aiming to be:

I want to be the type of parent that develops a child who is confident in her divine right to live fully and express herself freely. I want her to dance in gardens and sing at the table and share the most honest version of herself with the universe. Quite frankly, I want every child I come in contact with to feel like this.

–Sincerely, Tyra

#TheLife #Mine #MyJoy #SincerelyTyra #mommydaughter #relationshipgoals #dance #sing #play #workgoals #youthdevelopment #livefullyalive #expressfreely #reachoneteachone #linkinbio

Flash Dance