Travel: Chillin’ in Chattanooga.

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My Spring Break was earlier this month before social distancing was our reality. I wanted to do something special with my babies so we took a road trip to Chatanooga, Tennessee. And I did it solo dolo. That’s right folks. Just me and the two toddlers, and the trip went really well. I was proud of us.

We went to the Creative Discovery Museum on Saturday and then to the Missionary Ridge Local for a 3-mile round trip train ride on Sunday morning. I don’t know what it is about trains, but kids dig ’em. It was a cool outing for us. And it was my first real train ride too.

See more from our Chattanooga trip below.

Peace,

Leslie Anne

Future Doctor in Forsyth Park

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Yesterday I found out that I was accepted into Mercer’s Doctor of Psychology program! I had been wait listed all summer and a spot just opened up, less than 2 weeks before classes start, and I was first on the list.🙌🏽 I literally jumped up and down when I got the news.

And to think, I had been applying for counseling jobs all summer and could not get an interview. I was still hoping that things would work out and some miracle would get me into this program tho.

In spite of my disappointments, I meditated on the fact that whatever is for me is already mine and things work out as they should. And I got in. God stay having my back.

Here is the final round of pictures from my Savannah trip. Rocking black on black in the beautiful Forsyth Park.

Travel: Tybee Island

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I feel rejuvenated. Like something has changed on a cellular level. Like healing has occurred. I talked about my spiritual journey recently on my Facebook page and I was super surprised by the feedback that I got. It helped me to realize that there is the opportunity to create community and connection by being more open and vulnerable, especially about the things that many of us can relate to.

I’ll be including more talks of spiritual practices and metaphysics on this site in the future. I hope we can share and grow together in that.

I visited Tybee Island, an adorable little island close to Savannah, Georgia. My family and I spent a relaxing day at the beach and it felt like a hard reset. It felt soo good. We got to the beach late Sunday morning. It wasn’t crowded at all, the weather was great, and the ocean water was nice and warm. If you’re in the Atlanta area or in this general part of the country, I would recommend taking a weekend trip to Tybee Island. More from my day below:

Peace❤️

Travel: Sweet Times in Savannah.

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I visited Savannah, Georgia for the first time last weekend and fell in love. The big Oak trees with Spanish Moss draping the branches are so beautiful. Savannah has the feel of an old soul. Such a charming place.

The great thing about living in the South is a quick road trip can get you to so many cool places whether it’s in Georgia, the Carolinas, Florida, or elsewhere. Driving to Savannah was a 3.5 hour car ride. Completely doable, even with 2 toddlers.

On our first day there, we went to The Public House for dinner, which was amazing. Then we waited in a line that went half way down the block for Leopold’s Ice Cream. Their serving size was on 200. And I, for one, was not mad. Plus the weather was perfection so we finished the day with a nice stroll around town. It was a great day.

I’m just getting to know Savannah, so any recommendations for next time are appreciated. I’ll definitely be back.

Peace. ❤️

-Leslie

Travel: Father’s Day in Kansas City.

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If it’s one thing about me that you can bet on, it’s that I’m always taking (and editing) pictures. The 8,000+ pictures currently on my iPhone are proof of that. So even when I’m not posting anything, my arsenal real strong.

I was in Kansas City for Father’s Day this year. We went to Fritz’s, where trains deliver your meal, club’d it in the Westport area, and took family photos of the next generation. #CousinSquad with their Nigerian names on the back.

For any of my KC readers, what are your recommendations for cool things to do in the city?

Peace. ❤️

-Leslie

Travel: St. Louis Summer Trip

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Peace to you! Man, what’s good people. I took a break from blogging this summer. That Mercury Retrograde just took me clean out. Can anyone relate?

My birthday was July 12. I celebrated with a honey body massage & foot rub (fire), then went to this slightly side-eye worthy day party in Atlanta with my girls. It was enjoyable tho. Another year here on Earth…all gratitude.

So I took my babies to St. Louis for a much needed change of scenery. I was finally able to meet my nephew Lincoln. (A cutie)

Of course I had to take Langston & Josephine to the Saint Louis Zoo…one of the best in the country and free. We also visited the Magic House. They loved it all.

What do you like to do in St Louis with young children?

Unless God Sent You…

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Before I got out of Memphis, I grabbed some tasty Mexican food. It happened to be Cinco de Mayo and the weekend already had a celebratory mood, so margaritas it was.

Then we went over to Lorraine Motel to honor the life of MLK Jr. It’s important for me to show my kids the world and teach them about people and history from our eyes.

I rocked this plaid thrifted skirt, creepers, a flower crown, and a white tee. I walked into God is Dope a few weeks ago after brunch and got a few things. I used to drive by from time to time, so I felt like my visit was overdue. I snagged a couple unisex tees and a hoodie. It’s decorated super cute in there too.

This tee says “Unless God Sent You, I’m Unavailable.” And that’s exactly the kind of energy I’m trying to put out there. Blessings on blessings.

Visiting: Discovery Park of America

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Traveled to Tennessee earlier this month with my family for my graduation. I was finally graduating with my master’s degree and I was super happy. Still am.

Since we got in a day early I decided the Discovery Park of America, in Union City, TN, would be an amazing outing for the day. I love the more natural theme parks. It was really cool though and my kids were all into it. There are dinosaurs, an outdoor play area, a rock exhibit, Native American artifacts, classic automobiles, actual trains, and so much that we didn’t get to see. I would recommend it if you’re in that area.

Side note: Yes, I cut my hair and dyed it blonde. It just had to go so that was that. Simple.

What are some other family friendly parks or attractions that you would recommend in the States?

Retro Vibes in Norfolk, Va.

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Ya girl was on the East Coast this past week for Spring Break. My last Spring Break as a counseling student, might I add. Graduation creeping up too quick and I cannot wait.

So the fam and I traveled to Virginia Beach, Charlottesville, and Washington DC. I lived in Cville for 5 years so it was nice to get back to VA & DC. Threw this look together in Norfolk for dinner the night before we left for Atlanta.

I also happened to be standing next to an oasis, so there’s that. My top and bottoms are thrifted, and it even looks like someone sewed the pants by hand….a 1 of 1. I dig.

Who else made the most of their Spring Break?