Well Corporate Black Girls ✨, I’ve honestly been a little lost for words. So in the mean time, I thought I’d share my last day in the office before Ms. Rona came and shook shit up.

*if you appreciate this gif, I appreciate you*

When I arrived to work on Friday the 13th (yeah I know), I had a meeting invite related to Covid-19 for 2 pm. I already knew what was going on. The typical round up to remind us that our department is fully equipped to work from home, so be prepared to do so if needed yada yada, whatever whatever, standard b.s. right? So 10 am rolls around and my director comes around the corner and says “Hey guys, lets get to the meeting room, we’re going to go ahead and have this meeting”. I’m like oh shit, this is actually serious, how we move a meeting from 2pm to 10 am?! So I entered the room and nobody is saying anything and being the jokester of the department I made a joke about the intensity of the room, but the stillness was unmatched.

They break it down to us that Coronavirus is no joke and our company is taking our health seriously, so we’d be working from home effective IMMEDIATELY. I’m sitting there like....oh shit!

Wayment, wtf, we’ve been lightly joking about it for the last week! Then one day we come to work only to get sent home with a work from home policy, as well as any and everything we needed from our desks!? It was all within a blink of an eye!

No more rushing out the door to hop on I-24, avoiding the scooter people on Commerce or even J-walking to make my grace period. At this point, what routine? The highlight of my workday was going to lunch and now y’all take that too???!!

Just like that, everything changed and may never be the same. Adapting to this new work life has been interesting and we will make it through CGBs!

I want to hear your experiences, leave a comment below about your last day and or changes to your work life.

P.S. Please know your girl still took a full lunch break and enjoyed it, just in case it was her last. 😌

Hey Corporate Black Girls ✨

It’s the time of the year where we are surrounded by loved ones for the holidays.

Except you, unfortunately you’re left with the decision choosing between family and friends or working. 😒.

I’m just here to remind you to ALWAYS choose your loved ones here’s why...

Your family is irreplaceable! Sure you may miss that holiday pay but time with your family is priceless (cliche I know, but it’s 100% true). If you’re worried about missing the pay, plan ahead for it or use PTO. We work 40 plus hours for these companies, we can spare some time to create memories with ones we love. Usually there's tumbleweeds rolling trough the office during holidays anyway. So don’t feel bad for taking time you deserve.

Which leads to the next thing....

Your job doesn’t care about you! So stop being a ride or die for these people! If you died today they’ll post your job before sending condolences to your family. Besides, the same people they expect you to send those ”super important” reports to will have on their “out of office” not worried about you. Most of these companies want to paint the image of caring about you and your well being but only when it‘s beneficial to them. Yes, some may care about you and your career with the company but your well-being? Not so much. You consistently go above and beyond, so don’t feel guilty for choosing not to work during holidays.

Wayment, I’m not saying “f” that job completely...

I’m just saying, spend always comes back around. Yes, as CBGs we are climbing the corporate ladder but we are NOT puppets. (haha no correlation to the Elmo gif) When you say jump, I will NOT ask how high. There‘s a way to succeed in this corporate world and not be a push over. So take those 8, 16 or 24 hours off and you enjoy yourself. Anything else can wait until after you’ve had your morning coffee the day you return. ✨

P.S. Don't forget to turn on your "out of office" sis. ✨

& that's why every time you see me, I got something else to do.

Hey Corporate Black Girl! ✨ It’s been a while. As I’m sure you can relate, work life balance has been a little hectic. Between working a 9-5, blogging, running another side business, and doing volunteer work, your girl is exhausted. So this blog is about "the reset" and how to recenter after a stressful period of time.

Identify your headspace

The first step is taking a breathe and reflect on where you are in this moment of time. Yes, in this very moment what's going on around you? Are you at your desk, taking an internet break from work and ended up reading this blog? If you are, why are you needing this internet break? Is work stressful? Are you over being at work today? What has caused you to need to mentally step away from your surroundings? Whatever it is, you have to find the root in order to get this chaos back in order. Basically, a little "come to Jesus meeting" with yourself.

Treat yourself

Now that we've established why we feel the way we do, what steps do we take to make ourselves feel better? Checking yourself can be a little hard at times so a ”pick me up” is a good way to cope. I personally love a good spa day, or sometimes I have a "bitch you deserve" moment and buy myself a new bag. 🥴 Compile a list of things that you do for yourself that makes you smile. Now, out of the list what haven't you done for yourself in a while? Whatever you do for your "me time" DO IT! So, make that lash appointment, nail appointment or whatever because it's time to get back to you!

Find your foundation

After you've treated yourself, it's time to reset yourself so you can be at peace. Take a second to reflect on moments where you felt like you had your life together. What are some things you were doing during those times that kept you together? For me I feel most together when I don't have to worry about the following day. So the weeks where I grocery shop and meal prep, I know the week is going to be amazing. After that, I'm back on my daily routine so I'm returning to the gym after that unintentional leave of absence. 😅 Although I love to workout; when life feels like it's in shambles, the gym is the last place I'm going even though it should be the first. When I prepare myself for the the week and I’m consistently working out my mind stays clear. Because if all else fails for the day, guess what? I started with a great workout and also don't have to ask my lunch buddy "What's for lunch?" at 10am.

Hit the ground running

Now apply it all! Not feeling too worky today? Stop, breathe and make sure you're okay before you get too far down the road and end up hating it here. Then make sure you're consistently treating yourself without going overboard. So make a standing nail appointment and don't let those lashes get pass 50% full cause now we have to get a full set sis. DON'T ABANDON YOUR SELF-CARE ROUTINE! And make sure whatever you do to keep your mind clear, keep doing it no matter if nothing else makes's your foundation.

Until next time CBG, keep spreading that Black Girl Magic through your office. ✨

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