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I'm so happy you've stopped by. This site was created just for you. It was written from my heart with you in mind and I hope it will change your life, make you laugh, and maybe even shed a tear or two. Enjoy!

Yours Truly,

Vonae Deyshawn

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Time for some Inventory

Happy Friday!!

Can you believe we're already in September? It baffles me how fast time pasts.

The other day as I was scrolling through the hundreds of notes on my iPhone, I came across my "Forward List," for this year. On January 1st, instead of making New Year's resolutions, I decided that the word in 2014 for me would be forward. 

As I reflected on that list, I was shocked to see just how much of it I had checked off. How one simple change in attitude and perspective, has allowed me to come so far in these nine months. Staring at that list, I couldn't help but think, "Now what?"

What do I do about the unchecked boxes on my list?

Where do I go from here?

How can I take the momentum of January 1st 2014 all the way through to December 31st 2014?

If you're like me, writing down goals and then going back to evaluate them can be daunting. To take an inventory of where we wanted to go and have actually gone takes courage, honesty and a willingness to start over. 

I don't know what your year has looked like up until now, but 2014 isn't done yet! God still has a plan for this year for you if you're willing to pick yourself back up, look over your list and then decide that the only place to go, is FORWARD.

If there's one thing that I've learned on this journey is that while reminiscing on the past is great, I cannot bring those moments and times back. Sometimes I absolutely don't want to. But what I do know is that whatever is ahead of me will always be so much better than what has been behind me. 

I hope you will do a little re-evaluating with me in this month of September and then take the momentum of January 1st and apply it to make the next four months the best months of 2014!!

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Happy Saturday!!
I always joke that there are three things I love in life, Starbucks, Target and Pei Wei.
Not necessarily in that order.
When thinking about a fun way to engage with you, my awesomely lovely reader, I couldn't think of a better way than to share a few things I'm currently loving.
These posts will range from sparkly, pretty things and brands, to organizations doing amazing work to change this world. I hope you will stop by every now and then to see just what things I'm happening to love at the moment. 
So where shall we start?
As the book release of "More Than: Abandon Your Labels, Embrace Your Calling," inches closer, I can't help but think about how much I enjoy giving to those I love. There's something about sharing things I know will benefit them or that will simply bring a smile to their face. (EOS lip balm anyone? I'll save that for another post)
With that said, the first Thing I Love is giving to a friend
So much so, that I've decided to give to you. 
Yes you, because I want you to be able to give to a friend as well. 
And to make that happen, on August 22nd (Book release day!) when you purchase your copy of "More Than," Virtue Media will give you a free copy to gift to a friend. 
What will you need to do?
It's simple. 
1. Leave a comment on this post, letting us know who you want to gift the extra book to and how you think it will change her life. 
2. Purchase your copy of More Than here.
3. We will send both copies directly to you, so you have the joy of giving to that special friend in your life!
Thanks for helping us change the lives of women around the world!
Vonae Deyshawn

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Where Have I been . . .

Hi awesome Virtue readers!

It feels so great to connect with you again. It's amazing how life changes so much within the span of six months!!

So where have I been?


Celebrating engagements and my little Jacob's 2nd birthday!

Launching a new site. (You can visit my new project here)

Becoming preggo! (I'm expecting in December)



And writing some more. 

I've had the awesome privilege in the past year to continue writing for Women Who Rise and have added some new partners, Rise Magazine and Thryve Magazine!

If you haven't heard of Thryve, I strongly suggest you go check them out. Such a beautiful new publication with heart and inspiration. 

But where I've been most of the time is finishing my first inspirational book for women! The book is called "More Than: Abandon Your Labels, Embrace Your Calling." It has been a transforming year for me and I hope this book will transform the lives of every woman who reads it. You can find out more about it here. Thank you all for staying on this journey with me. Your support and encouragement means everything! 

Vonae Deyshawn