WNJ Inspires – Finding My Groove in Life, Business and Marriage

Have you ever heard the phrase, “find your groove”? Well for toady’s Inspirational Tuesday, I want to talk about how I’m finding my groove in life, business and marriage. If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m all about finding and maintaining balance in my life this year. I hope me sharing these series of posts will help you too! I’m nowhere close to figuring out this thing called life but then again, who is? I do however feel like I’m coming into my own as a young woman and I’m really excited about my growth. My day to day life involves a lot and I’m learning how to manage time, finances and relationships. So how have I found my groove? What’s the secret? No secret, just learning as I go. But there are a few things I can share.

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Coat: Simply Be// Scarf: Gifted// Sequin Baseball Cap: Hat Store in the Mall// Leggings: Nordstom// Top: Lord & Taylor// Necklace: Thrifted in NY// Watch & Bracelets: Charming Charlie & Gifted// Sunnies: Purchased at a Vendor Fair//Flats: Mossimo (Thrifted)// Purse: Steve Madden, (Thrifted)

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Finding My Groove in Life: I’ve found that daily morning prayer, writing to-do-lists, and having regular chats with my mother and other close friends has helped me find balance in life. As hectic as the work week can be, there’s nothing like taking a moment to yourself and saying a little prayer. You already know how I feel about to-do-lists from this post - they’re EVERYTHING! Lol…:-) Talking and venting to my mom and close friends gives me another perceptive on certain situations. It also brings us closer and gives us a chance to catch up. Even if it’s a Facebook or Google chat, a text or a phone call, having someone to talk to is necessary in order to find balance in life. The older I get, the more I realize that genuine connections and friendships are imperative for a healthy and balanced life.

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Finding My Groove in Business: As a small business owner and blogger, I’ve realized that reading and researching your craft is so important. You’d be surprised at how much you can learn by just doing a google search on “Blogging Tips”, “Small Business Startups”, etc. Being apart of a blogging group has helped me find my groove in business as well. As an active member of Bloggers Like Me, I’ve learned so much about SEO, Social Media Trends and more! I’ve also made  connections (and unexpected bonds) with people who share the same interests as I do. If you’re serious about blogging or starting a business, start reading and find out what works for you. Once you get the hang of certain things, you too will find your groove – I’m sure of it.

**Check out this article for tips on startup business, this one  if you want to know how to “properly” use Goole+, and this article about the importance of promoting old blog posts. I found these (and so many more) very helpful!**

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Finding My Groove in Marriage: In February, Darrius and I will be married for 9 months. In NO WAY am I a relationship expert, but I know what works for us. I’m finding that little things like planning meals, dates and couple activities has put us on the right track to having a strong(er) and healthy marriage. There are still days when I’m overwhelmed with work and blogging and I may not be able to cook a nice hot meal. But those are the days when he steps in. We have a cooking schedule that has been (kind of) working for us, as well as planned date nights. I mean heck, we plan everything else in our lives. Why not plan date nights? It gives us both something to look forward to and it holds us accountable. All these little things have played a huge part in helping me find my groove in marriage. There are several other things I could share but, I’ll save that for another post. :-)

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So, how have you found your groove (lately) in life, business and marriage? Are you still trying to find your groove in a certain area? Do you think any of these tips will help? Let me know! Thanks in advance for sharing! Until tomorrow, be blessed…XO!

P.S. Don’t forget to linkup your recent outfit post with my weekly Personal Style Linkup!

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**Linkups: Style Sessions, Join the Gossip, Stylish Tuesday’s, Love Your LookWIW, & Watch out for the Woestmans**

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    • Whitney says

      Thanks for stopping by! Organizing my blogging has been the most difficult. It’s a work in progress, but we’ll getting there! ;-)

  1. says

    Whitney, this is a great post. I’m finding that in my late 40′s, I’m re-inventing myself. Or rather, returning to my first love after a major detour called LIFE. I have discovered that over 40 years, I have never waived from my love of fashion and style. I’ve been married for over 21 years…22 in July. I have found that my love for my husband is stronger now, than it was when we first began our lives together. I am thankful to have such a supportive and easy-going husband. And I agree with you that planning quality time together is essential.

    You are quite an inspirational young woman and I’m glad we met via the World Wide Web.
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    • Whitney says

      22 years of marriage – that is truly a blessing!

      Thanks for the comment, Glenda. I’m happy to have (virtually) met you as well. Your support and kind words mean a lot to me. :-)

    • Whitney says

      Thanks for stopping by! I’m sure you’ll find your groove in no time. Kudos on going back to school – that’s a big step/commitment. You’re definitely going in the right direction. I wish you all the best. Stay positive and know that things will work out. XO!

  2. says

    I am still trying to find my groove in life, work and relationships. I am both searching for a new job and starting a new relationship right now, so everything feels a bit exciting and very confusing. I feel like I am also really finding myself and taking the steps towards being more of an adult (it has to happen eventually, I suppose)
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  3. says

    Oh how cute, the outfit and the fact that you and Darrius have been married 9 months – congratulations! I’ve found my groove in life and all praises to God for giving me the good fortune to enjoy 23 years of marriage, 27 years of employment in corporate america, looking forward to retiring in 2020 and being blessed with two sons, the youngest turning 18 on the 1st of February. I have met so many wonderful people in the blogesphere and am glad that you are one of them!- Swinging by from The Pleated Poppy – Happy Hump Day Wednesday.
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    • Whitney says

      Aww, don’t make me tear up over here. I’m so glad we’ve connected. Your support and comments really keep me going. Happy belated to your son and I hope to see you soon…XO!

  4. says

    Your post was such a motivational read! I wish you nothing but the best love!

    I’m loving your monochromatic black look with a pop of color with your scarf. Looking hot! Thanks for linking up with Stylish Tuesday!

    xo, Paige
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  5. says

    I can’t believe it’s already been 9 months!?! I know it’s definitely hard to find room for everything in our crazy lives, but it sounds like you’re doing a great job :) I need to do a better job of planning meals so I don’t have to start from scratch every night which is exhausting!
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    • Whitney says

      I know, right!? Time is flying! I’m doing me best…I’m sure you have a few tips you can share with me on how to manage wifely duties, work, blogging, etc! ;)

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