Comments (0) 21 October, 2015

Today I said…YES!

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When I woke up this morning, the very first thing I said was YES. YES… to a brand NEW day! …to the cup of coffee I was craving. I said YES… to every dream that I hold in my heart. YES…to my journey of self discovery. …setting new goals but this time sticking with them… Read more »

Comments (0) 19 October, 2015

Start Now

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I always want to be in the right place at the right time & engaged in the right activities. I believe I was exactly where I was supposed to be when I read these words today: “Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking…. Read more »

Comments (0) 8 October, 2015

7 Signs The Relationship Might be Over

Posted In: Relationships

Hey SisterGirls (& Gents) October is a very special month and not just because it is my birthday month (my birthday is the 23rd woop woop!). It’s truly a month geared toward women (sorry Gents). October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For those of you that don’t know,… Read more »

Comments (0) 1 October, 2015

My October reads:

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📌 “When the student is ready the teacher will appear.”  I am so excited about this months reads!     

Comments (0) 15 July, 2015

An Awkward Moment…

Out of the fifty’leven thoughts that ran through my mind this morning. There is one that I had to go back and revisit. Success. For the past few years, I’ve been trying to define success or figure out my measure of success and what it means to me. And then it hit me… I’m already… Read more »

Comments (0) 8 July, 2015

Introducing Myself…& My Brand!

Hello! Welcome to blaque paper. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and check out my website. Allow me a moment to introduce myself. For those of you that don’t know…my name is Charlana Martin and I am a survivor! Plain and simple. I have survived a very abusive and difficult five and… Read more »

Comments (0) 5 July, 2015

Sunday Thoughts…

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For every action there is a reaction. For every negative there is a positive. We can debate if the glass is half empty or half full. The real focus should be on YOU; the one pouring the water and the only one responsible for individual success. Cheers to success!

Comments (0) 29 June, 2015

She Did That: An act of courage

Posted In: She Did That!

If you aren’t aware of the name Bree Newsome by now, then you probably live under a rock (I’m kidding!) On Saturday morning Bree and friend James Tyson both of Charlotte, NC. were on a mission. Bree was determined that while family members of the Charleston shooting laid their loved ones to eternal rest, the… Read more »