Re-

Hey guys!

And by guys I mean my 3 wonderful followers! I’ve been nose deep busy with, you know, Netflix and all. You know how it is. Taking a break from anything, even your greatest passions, is necessary. Not for too many reasons but two darn good reasons. One: to recharge, refresh, reboot relax etc. Secondly, it’s an opportunity to get to know yourself a little better. What I normal do after being so busy with life, I let the dust settle and see what’s before me. All of this hard work has left ripples and I want to know if they’re good ones. This opportunity is your time to review all that hard work. You won’t be pleased with it all but that’s okay, now that you see those errors you can imptove them or even change them. Like habits that you’ve acquired years or something else that you’re into. I realize that now after my “reboot” I probably should have posted this entry before my previous blog entry. You see, don’t stress, relax and have some tea.

Moriah 

Embrace Your U

Who wants to deal with someone who doesn’t even like themselves. I’ll be the first to raise my hand on that one. What better judge is the opinion one has for oneself. Some of you think that you can conceal it or that’s it’s not noticable. Well I’m here as your friend to tell you that, yeah, we notice (big time) and it’s hindering you from so many opportunities. Now that you’ve been exposed, like a good friend, I’m also going to tell you what to do next. STOP BASHING YOURSELF! Pump the brakes on your self doubt, low self esteem and word bashing. All it does is keep you down. Replace word bashing with encouraging words and build your self up. Self esteem is like a baby. You have to feed, care and lead it in the direction you want it to go until maturity. Maturity is the better you taking form and blossoming into this beautiful   butterfly…studded in diamonds of course. Next, be yourself. I know for a fact that you hear this possibly more than your own name. Being yourself is embracing everything about you. Liking who you are, actually has visible benefits. Some of those benefits being , your own branded look, aesthetic and presents. You feel less stressed and less vulnerable to emotional roller coasters when dealing with other people. You ultimately feel free. Take Erika Lipps for example, she was thin and beautiful. She looked like every other girl to me. A girl trying to find herself and  figuring out who she is and not what people want her to be. Looking at her new photos, I noticed she gained weight and made changes to her appearance. Instead of hiding in the shadows and cowarring away from society expectations and standards, she embraced herself and became an adorable Instagram baddie that has branded herself; a grungy baby doll. You can visibly see her transform from a shadow to a light. She’s so much more beautiful inside and out loving the person she’s become. Don’t be someone else’s shadow ladies, cast your own light! I too have struggled with my identity and it was no easy journey. It won’t be for you either but it will be so worth it. The moral of the story is not to go out and look all weird and what have you on purpose. Do what works for you, embrace your U.


Art is by: Paula Jackson | @paulapocketz | http://www.paulahasonart.com

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Baddie to Baddie 

Now that we have a good idea of what a Baddie is, let’s get to know the author a bit. I mean, who wants to take advice from a complete stranger? Certainly not me. If you haven’t read my “About Me” you’re not missing anything because…it sucks. I didn’t want to put an entire biography about me because you can’t get to know a person from reading a 1-3 paragraphed excerpt. I want to get to know you guys and I would love you guys to get to know me. However, I won’t be making one large post about myself either. That’s not how these things work,right? Like the beginning of any relationship, we will start with the basics and learn as we go. Don’t get me wrong if there’s something you’d like to ask, by all means, ASK in the comment section below. So here we go.  My name is Moriah and I am currently residing in a little town called Moss Point. It’s not much but it’s home. I’ve lived here all my life and I don’t mind. Being the person that I am, though, it’s not what I want for myself. I would, however, like to move and see the world and…..well you know how that story goes. I have a twin sister we look absolutely nothing alike and up until recently, we’re like night and day. I have no children and I am still in debate with myself about that. I live with my parents (blah) due to a series of unfortunate events. I don’t see this as a completely bad thing. It’s given me a chance to press the reset button on my life. You see, what had happened was ( Literally, the beginning to every good story/excuse you’re about to hear) I used to work for this pretty big company called Northrop Grumman, which was later known as Huntington Ingalls, a huge ship building company. I had worked there for five years and 4 months by the time they decided to close their doors. After that my life just got tough. I mean tough…from making over $25.00 an hour and getting paid weekly to nearly $200.00 a week from unemployment. To some of you, that’s still a good amount. Try to see it from the view of a person who was well…pretty comfortable to living tight. Keep in mind I made big bucks which meant I had big bills. Eventually, I got a job at Sephora, which was almost like a culture shock. I remember thinking, “You mean, it’s a requirement to have my hair did, nails did, everything did?!” By that point I had that look you get when your mom tells you, you can have a slumber party, pretty freaking stoked. All that excitement then soon faded and I was going through the motions. Just a side note, customers at Sephora are tough. I’ll leave it at that; if you’ve ever worked there you know what I mean. Eventually, my time there expired, I’ll tell you more about that later. Currently, I work at a pretty popular retail store. I will keep that part to myself, to avoid someone showing up there because I unknowingly offended them.
So that’s a bit about me, we’ve been formally introduced. The baddie behind the blog, if you will and yes that made me smile, and yes I do laugh at my own satire. Moving on from my “Moriahness”. As you now know I haven’t “made it”, at least not yet. But that doesn’t mean that I’m gonna quit trying. Throughout my life, I’ve tried so many things to make good things happen. I’ve always ,always felt I had something to offer the world, don’t you? If you’ve told someone this I’m sure that they’ve said everyone has felt that way at some point and time when they were young. I say to that, COP OUT! That is just another form of an excuse. As cheesy and cliché as this sounds, follow your heart. Try and then try again. These are things I had to tell myself and still do. If I don’t try at all, I’ve already failed. That’s not an option for me. When I get old I want peace of mind with very few regrets. This blog isn’t just to inspire you but it’s a journey for both you and me to take, one step at a time. So from one baddie to another, are you with me? Stop doubting yourself and start experiencing challenges. Transform from this amazing person that you already are, into a banging baddie! That’s like you, but you unashamed, fearless, independent and ultimately the best “you” that you can be.
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Thanks so much,
Moriah O.
Photo by: Julia Noni (I do not own any rights to this photo)
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What is A “Baddie” ?

Some of you have already heard the term many of times through social media and friends. For those who don’t know, a “Baddie” is a very attractive or hot girl. This, of course, is the informal definition since it’s slang. After doing some extensive research via YouTube and Instagram (yea, had to turn to the top dogs). Like everything else in life, Baddie isn’t limited to one type of person with features that look to have been molded by the gods (I believe in only one God by the way, just saying) . A Baddie to me could easily be considered unattractive or “okay” to you. Duh, you knew that already or at least I hope you did. All this said I’ve begun this blog with all Baddies in mind, and yes I’m talking to you; with yo bad self. A Baddie to me isn’t just a girl judged solely by her looks.  She’s the type of girl who wears her skin like a Dolce & Gabanna, diamond studded suit…or dress; whatever you’re into. She’s the type of girl who has dreams and chooses to act on them, ambitious, strong, level headed, confident and so much more. If you are reading this and fear that this isn’t you, you’ve heavily misjudged yourself. I’m just a Baddie here to help you see the Baddie in you. If you stay tuned I can do just that, blog by blog. Welcome to Baddie Nation!
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Thank so much,

Moriah