Brown Sugar Magic was simply birthed from the thought of me loving to write everything down so that I can see how far I have grown.
I received my first little brown diary with a gold padlock and accompanying key when I was six years old. I wrote the traditional, Dear Diary entries but I had no idea that being introduced to reflecting on my day at an early age would become something that I am passionate about now in my mid 30s. All throughout high school I kept journals and they are the back drop to personality, my emotions, my thoughts, and my drive. My love for journaling was actually interrupted when I was 20 years old because a boyfriend of mine read my journal and instantly found out that I was not the perfect girlfriend. Oddly, even though he entertained other girls at the start of that tumultuous relationship, he didn’t like knowing that I had befriended and entertained other guys as well.
My love for creating lists and reflecting on my day came back full force during my first marriage as I kept a 5 subject Mead notebook that I am sure will turn into a bestseller. I just need the time and energy to relive those emotional situations before I pour all of that drama into a book. Some day!
However, one good thing about that journal and other notebooks I have doodled in over the years, I find book ideas, random thoughts, and lists for things that I wanted to try to do. My notebooks and journals now look like bucket lists, accomplishments, and goals as I check things off.
So I was literally sitting on my bed one day and the idea of creating a goal setting book and journal popped into my head and I went to work. I am often asked, “How do you keep it all together?” My answer has become, “Because I write it down. I etch out almost every idea and thought in my mind and I go from there.” Ironically thought with the amount of things I have accomplished in my life, I still feel that I should be doing more.
My blogging and listing is at an all time high as I dig deep inside of myself each day to press out more encouragement, motivation, and thoughts to share. So Brown Sugar Magic is a journey of self-realization and I pray will be a source of motivation for my Brown Sugar Sisters that need that extra push to re-prioritize their lives and design the life they want to live.
We all have a little bit of magic inside of us, and I want to help ladies find their spark, set some attainable goals for themselves and begin to understand their worth. Sometimes we get thrown off course and need to redirect our lives so Brown Sugar Magic is that guide to better goal setting and reflecting on your growth.
Brown Sugar Magic is a 52 week affirmation, goal setting and reflections journal. In this four part book there is definitely a theme per section and it is written in mind to help women grow beyond their comfort zone and gain a new lease on life.
Stepping into Brown Sugar Magic I help you discover your magic as you set S.M.A.R.T. goals for yourself. I help you measure your time and attainable objectives that you work over time to accomplish. We all need a little guidance to get on the right track, so this books help you reclaim your life and work towards your short term objectives until you reach you intended goal. Once your begin to check things off of your list that you want to attain, you will gain a sense of pride about yourself realizing that YOU are your biggest asset. Part 1 breaks down what a S.M.A.R.T. goal is while simultaneously requiring a weekly affirmation, reflection, or celebration message to yourself.
As you progress to part two of this book, you will address your needs. You quickly realize that whatever you feed your body, also fuels your mind. Your spirit is your internal guiding light and whatever you feed your spirit, it becomes your mindset. You have to be in touch with your sense of belonging and have self esteem to keep yourself lifted through trying times in your life. Once you begin to identify your needs, you become more careful where you place your energy. You cannot be all things to all people if you do not meet the needs of self first.
We all have a particular skill set that propels our productivity. However, our coping mechanisms are not all the same. I have relied a lot on the skills my mom taught to pull me through tough times and I take the liberty to share these ideas with you in Brown Sugar Magic. Establishing your independence is difficulty if you have never had to face adult challenges once you grow past being a child in your parents’ home. We all stumble at some point in our lives, but it ‘s just a matter of how your pick yourself up. Self love is the best love. Once you have made it to this part of the book, you are still affirm-reflecting-and celebrating your growth. At this stage in the game I am sure your goals have changed and you have outline specific things to work toward and see yourself realistically accomplishing your goals.
The purpose of Brown Sugar Magic in to help you live your best life and reaffirm your happiness. Since sugar is in it’s purest state when it is brown, I help you unleash your magic. Part three walks you through the three steps to a better life as you reassess yourself and identify your true strengths, weaknesses, opportunities for growth, and threats to your overall productivity. The risks you take on this journey of self-discovery will have its ups and its downs but pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone and experiencing growth is the ultimate reward.
Take this journey to unleash your magic, prioritize your life, and trust the process. I challenge all of my Brown Sugar Sisters to take back their control and live the life they have dreamed of living.