What’s In a Selfie?

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We all take “selfies” for different reasons.  Sometimes we want to show off an outfit, a piece of jewelry, our make-up or maybe we want to just update the world on what we are doing.  Whatever the reason, a picture can be worth a thousand words.  But, which words are we choosing exactly?  Are we feeling sexy?  Mad?  Tired?  More importantly, why have people latched on to the Instagram/social media craze?  I have to admit, I also love to take selfies…quite often.  I’m confident, beautiful and love to share my thoughts/expressions with all of you!

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Everyday people like you and I aren’t the only ones indulging in this guilty pleasure…celebs do it too and I must admit, I love seeing them be “normal” people.

BEYONCÉ DOES IT!!!!

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DESEAN JACKSON DOES IT!!!

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KIM KARDASHIAN DOES IT!!!

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RIHANNA DOES IT!!!

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USHER EVEN DOES IT!!!

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So, if you are one of those people who get annoyed with selfies, I say just keep scrolling and let us shameless, face pointing, perfect angle, photographers live!

Teamwork Makes the DREAM work!

Nowadays, it’s a surprise when I decide to do a personal post for my lovely readers, but I think it’s a great time to provide an update on my life!  For starters, I’m taking each day as it comes and whether it’s a good or bad experience, I can take lessons from it all.  My birthday came and went in a flash and although I didn’t celebrate it as I had originally planned, my family and friends managed to come together and share in my special day.  For those that are not aware, I had a VERY traumatic thing happen to me and without focusing on every single, saddening detail I will just say this: A complete stranger found a way to change my outlook on life by physically harming me in a way that I had never experienced.  What lessons came of it?  I will never underestimate the intentions of others and I will not ASSume that all men know not to hit a woman.  Another lesson?  That I have some of the BEST friends  and family in the world who have been helping me process everything.  Constantly checking on me, being a shoulder to cry on and a set of ears to listen. My TEAM is amazing!


Despite this life-changing event, I have managed to still push forward and take small strides in the right direction.  It hasn’t been easy, but what about life IS easy?  With that said, I reached out to the creator of Shipwrecked on Fabulous Island and wanted to have my pictures taken (she does amazing work, check her out)…WHY? Because I’m building my portfolio for another major move that I am making, but can’t really disclose at the moment!  Aside from the process of having my photos done, it was a chance for me to FEEL pretty inside and out.  My CONFIDENCE was on point and it was just what I needed (FYI, the remaining photos will be published in a separate post)!  As if the past few months haven’t been busy enough, I’m working on my life plan.  I’ve written business plans in the past, but never a LIFE plan to map out where I am, where I want to go and where I want to end up.  I will keep all of you updated on how that goes!


My goal isn’t to bore you so this is it for now, BUT it is extremely important for me to provide updates on where my journey is taking me…afterall, that is the whole premise of Danithedreamgirl.com!  I’m determined to turn my DREAMS into a reality, while helping others along the way.  Keeping this motto in mind, I will continue to share stories of strangers and friends alike, in order to inspire and foster a change among our generation!  If you want your journey, testimony, or even career highlighted in the Dreamworld, reach out and I’d be more than happy to make it happen!  Remember: TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK!

***If you are interested in having your very own photo session, please send all inquiries to danithedreamgirl@gmail.com and I will send you my photographer’s contact information. Serious inquiries only!!!***