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I'm a Guilford College graduate with a B.S. in Criminal Justice; I minored in Visual Arts Photography. My blog tracks the highs and lows of my experience in a Film Photography course during the Spring of 2013 and up to the present, as I delve into digital photography. I may even include other mediums of art such as acrylic paint, graphite drawings, etc. I'll talk about my experiences snapping photos or simply snapping from frustration as well as my successes and failures, tips and tricks that I've learned, and exploring the photography/art world through the lens of a Black woman.

100 Life Goals

I have decided to make a list of 100 Life Goals, with it being a new year, it's like a fresh start for achieving them. The influence for this list was highly inspired by former classmate and artist friend, Sequoya. I wouldn't have gotten the idea or known where to begin without inspiration from her website--her inspiration was Antwon Davis. I hope to get at least a quarter of this list checked off before the year ends. Some of the things on my list may have already been accomplished, but that doesn't take away from the fact that they were life goals.
The goals listed are what I aspire to achieve at this point in my life and with being a 22-year-old college graduate. They're likely to change, who knows. I may even be inspired to add more than 100. I would like to share my life goals with you, they're in no particular order, and I hope you're even inspired to make a list of your own, and then motivated to go for it.
  1. Start a bakery from home.
  2. Sell at least 20 "Blackness is not a weapon or crime" t-shirts by the end of 2016.
  3. Make my shirts known nationwide.
  4. Become a certified legal assistant.
  5. Work as a photographer for a portrait studio.
  6. Sell prints of my photography. -- currently doing!
  7. Sell prints of my paintings. -- currently doing!
  8. Sell paintings. -- Done!
  9. Learn more about owning my own business.
  10. Learn about business plans and budgeting.
  11. Work as Social Worker or Social Justice Advocate.
  12. Have a job by April 2015. -- Unsuccessful unless you count selling art. -- UPDATE! Got a job September 2015.
  13. Become a known feminist/activist.
  1. Find a college/university where I can get certified as a Legal Assistant.
  2. Buy a MacBook.
  3. See a play on Broadway. -- so far, I've seen "The Color Purple starring Fantasia Barrino."
  4. Have my tattoos touched up/fixed.
  5. Meet a celebrity. -- so far, I've met Siegfried Fischbacher, Pat Kilbane, Jon Bon Jovi, David Faustino, Nora Dunn, and Dot Jones.
  6. Take a photo with a celebrity.
  7. Move to a new city, maybe in California; Seattle, WA; or Atlanta, GA.
  8. Paint a self portrait--that I like.
  9. Host a Murder Mystery dinner party.
  10. Turn my old short stories into an e-book (after revising them).
  11. Write more short stories.
  12. Swim with dolphins.
  13. Grow a garden.
  14. Have my own farm.
  15. Start vlogging more.
  16. See Beyonce in concert.
  17. See Hall & Oates in concert.
  18. Write more in my diary.
  1. Never let my credit score fall below 550.
  2. Pay off my student loans by 2025 or at least 75% of them.
  3. Start paying my loans by May 2015. -- Done. Kind of ish.
  4. Save money to trade my car in + buy a new one.
  5. Save money to have my own apartment by 2017.
  6. Have three months rent & utilities untouched in a savings account.
  7. Save money to help with my oldest nephew's college fund.
  8. Save $5,000 - untouched.
  9. Save $10,000 - untounced.
  10. Save $25,000 - untouched.
  11. Save $50,000 - untouched.
  12. Save money to purchase my own home.
  13. Learn how to budget. -- Done!
  14. Create a budget and commit to it.
  15. Invest in the right stock. 
  1. Donate $100-1,000 to the Glaucoma Research Foundation.
  2. Give blood to the Red Cross at least 3 times a year.
  3. Offer a $500 scholarship to a disadvantaged young black male.
  4. Offer a $500 scholarship to a disadvantaged young black female.
  5. Offer a $500 scholarship to Crosby Scholars.
  6. Donate care packages to the homeless during Winter. -- I've been doing this since November, hope to continue.
  7. Do an art therapy workshop with young African American kids about self-love and achieving their goals.
  8. Participate in a charity walk for an ailment near and dear to my heart.
  1. Mentor black youth. -- I did this with the Guilford College Africana CHANGE Jr. program, but I'd like to do more mentoring.
  2. Help 5 people accomplish a life goal.
  3. Inspire someone to create a piece of artwork about me. -- Done!
  4. Help advocate positive and standard roles for POC (people of color) in films, writing, and art.
  1. Give up soda for 3 months.
  2. Give up white flour and sugar for 3 months.
  3. Don't eat fast food for 3 months.
  4. Don't eat fast food for 6 months.
  5. Don't eat fast food for a year.
  6. Go 2 months without eating carbs.
  7. Lost 20lbs within 5 months.
  8. Get down to 300 lbs by summer of 2016.
  9. Take a Zumba class.
  10. Take a kickboxing class.
  11. Stop eating pork for 6 months.
  12. Stop eating red meat for 6 months.
  13. Stop eating dairy products.
  14. Commit to meal-prepping for a month.
  15. Run a mile.
  16. Play tennis as a hobby.
  1. Become a graphic designer.
  2. Learn more about Photoshop.
  3. Improve public speaking skills.
  4. Become fluent in Spanish
  5. Become fluent in Gullah.
  6. Become a better film photographer.
  7. Learn about digital photography.
  8. Learn to sew better.
  9. Improve painting skills.
  10. Learn how to effortlessly draw the human figure.
  11. Improve on drawing facial features.
  12. Become a better painter and drawer.
  13. Learn how to play the piano, again.
  1. Visit Las Vegas. -- Done!
  2. Visit New York. -- Done!
  3. Visit Florida. -- Done!
  4. Visit Miami, FL. -- Done!
  5. Visit Philadelphia, PA. -- Done!
  6. Visit California.
  7. Visit Atlanta, GA. -- Done!
  8. Visit Texas. -- Done!
  9. Visit Jamaica.
  10. Visit Paris, France. 
  11. Visit Italy.
  12. Visit a country in Africa.
  13. Eat at "In-N-Out."
  14. Stay at a Bed & Breakfast.
  15. Stay at a cabin in the mountains.
  16. Spend a week at Myrtle Beach, SC.
  17. Go on a cruise.
  18. Travel to another state on my own. -- Done!
  19. Live in another state on my own for at least a year.


  1. Yay! Your goals are awesome. And they all align with each other, so I can definitely see you attaining these! Keep it up!! :)

  2. This is really awesome! You've inspired me to set 100 goals for myself. I'll post it on my blog too. Some of my goals are similar!