If you guys have been following me for a while, then you should know how heavy my heart is about the Breonna Taylor case since it started. Yesterday was my birthday and although a joyous occasion, there was still an overwhelming feeling of anger that her murderers were not even charged with her murder.


I felt sick to my stomach reading the headlines. For once I had just hoped that the reason they took 194 days to arrest her murderers was because they wanted an iron clad case. They wanted to make sure the charges would stick. I mean after all the Attorney General was a black man with a black mom and black siblings. Surely, this would be a case that we would see justice. Nope. Not all.



Reading that only one of the three officers was charged was heart breaking. Then to see the grand jury only indicted Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment, soul crushing. They didn't even site Breonna as a victim! I could barely stand to be on social media long yesterday because I was infuriated! How are we supposed to believe in a justice system that never believed in justice for us?


Breonna Taylor was a black woman. Breonna Taylor was a daughter. Breonna Taylor was a sister. Breonna Taylor was a friend. Breonna Taylor was me. I see so may posts about her ex boyfriend and i'm appalled. Everyone acting like they don't have a past or haven't had dealings with someone who wasn't right. She had a whole new boyfriend and some of the commenters are still with their meth using, abusive, cheating husbands. Make it make sense.



Breonna, I'm sorry the system failed you. From the time they entered that "no-knock" warrant into the system, to entering your home and your boyfriend protecting you, to the amount of hours it took for them to tell your mom that you were deceased, to the 194 days that went by before they came to a decision. I'm sorry that it meant for them to pay off your family than to bring justice for you being murdered. I am sorry that the next door neighbors walls were valued more and received justice before you did. You mattered. You still matter!



So here I am doing research and trying to understand more about what it takes to get someone convicted of murder charges. It's time now to educate ourselves, our daughters, our friends. I'm tired. I don't know a better way to put it than I'M TIRED.


We have to continue to fight for justice! You have the power to help fight by voting for local policies and politicians that have the best interest for your community. Voting is more important now than ever! It isn't just about the President, your vote for local and state officials goes longer. If you haven't registered to vote, please click this link and get registered NOW! Your voice matters, use it! If you want to see change, be the change!



With all of that being said, it's ok to take a break from social media to process things. I am a black woman and to feel so unprotected by the ones that are supposed to protect us, just makes you want to go and hide. So take sometime to process all that is going on and detox. Don't subscribe to comment sections that are triggering. Don't give your peace and energy away to an empty argument. Protect you sis, because no one else will.


Signed,

Chelle, A Black Woman Hurting


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As part of Self Care September, one of my tasks was to write a letter to my younger self. September is also my birthday month and usually around my birthday, I get deep in my feelings. It's always that feeling of getting older and maybe feeling like I should be further along than I am. This year I wanted to write a letter to my younger self to give her some encouragement. But honestly, this letter helped me with the things I am experiencing right now.


I wanted to share it here with my besties and hopefully, it inspires someone, motivates someone, or just helps someone through. So here's to the younger me and me now and me I'm growing into.




Dear Me-Me,

You may not understand it right now, but you are really amazing. You are so unique because your heart is pure in your desire to help others. Sometimes you doubt yourself because you are afraid of not being the best, stop that. Stop that! You have some amazing ideas that can create change for others around you.


I know that those girls bullying you, may have made you felt so angry inside, but don't allow that anger to harbor in you. You will miss out on making some amazing friendships if you do. Everyone has trauma in their lives that comes out in different ways. You could just be a trigger for someone. I'm not telling you to just accept people treating you like crap, but be understanding and move around so that you don't stunt your own growth.


Look in the mirror every day and tell yourself how fine you are. Stop looking at all of your flaws and look at how beautiful you truly are. That pimple that comes back is just hormones, drink more water! Enjoy your body at this stage, because you really aren't fat boo. You are just right for your body!


Open up about your feelings. No one will know you are going through anything if you don't say anything. Trust someone to tell everything, good, bad, and ugly. You need that release. It's more important than you know. You don't know it now but when you discover anxiety and depression, don't suffer in silence. Tell someone so you can work to heal.


Lastly, Lil girl, love people but love you a little more. No matter what chose you! Even if the choice may not look like what everyone else would do! That's the key to you being you and having no regrets. Be you! Be unapologetically you. Quirky, Firey, Loving, Silly... YOU! You are one of a kind and the people who are meant to be in your life will enjoy YOU!


Love your future self!

Chelle



Have you ever wrote a letter to your younger self? Give it a try it is so healing and refreshing.

Love You Guys in real life!


XoXo

Chelle


Financial Success starts with creating a good foundation. You create a good foundation by creating a plan that will help guide you in your process. Enter the 5 Keys To Financial Success.

  1. Attitude - You are what you think. Your thoughts create your reality. Replace negative money thoughts with positive money thoughts.

  2. Preparation - Create a plan to reach your goals; then map out potential solutions to issues that may arise.

  3. Environment - The right environment enhances the likelihood of success. Your environment should be filled with positive and supportive people. Identify your physical and social money spaces.

  4. Definition- Define what success is to you in your own terms. That way you are measuring yourself based on yourself and not someone else.

  5. Evaluation - Take time to evaluate your progress throughout your journey. You won't know what to improve or continue doing if you aren't tracking your progress and evaluating it often.

I go into full detail in the video below.



I want to make sure you have the tools to get started with creating your foundation, so I created a guide for you to use. You can download and get started tonight. It is available in three sizes below: A5 Rings, Happy Planner Classic, and Letter Size. Just click the link of the version you want.


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Trust the process that you are own and take time to really put things in place to help you when things get rough. We know that plans may fall through, but it is always nice to have some principles/guides in place to help you when it does.


xoxo,

Chelle


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