It’s another day of being Pink Collar Savvy & Chicon Purpose, and Day 5 of NaNoWriMo –– National Novel Writer’s Month 2019, and I’m on a 5 day writing streak.
Project: Hold on Her Heart, Book 2 in the Lee’s Legacy Series. Goal: 50,000 words in 30 days. Today: 749. Though a little under 1000 words shy of what I needed today, taking some time to review what I wanted to write tonight slowed me down. That and the fact that I stayed over at work to help someone. Because that was the reason, I’m satisfied with what I got done. It’s quite an undertaking with my professional and personal life, so a 5 day writing streak is an accomplishment – minimizing my Ds –– or challenges/barriers women face –– in the form of my Daily Director Duties and maximizing beauty and my best life by rewarding myself with Daily Writing Badges!
I just pray I can keep up this pace! I have an early morning speaking engagement tomorrow… Also pray that you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic and take a minute to send some encouragement my way!
How are you minimizing your daily Ds and maximizing beauty and your best life? How do you reward yourself when you do?
It’s another day of being Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and Day 4 of my NaNoWriMo –– National Novel Writer’s Month journey. It’s also my first day working my 9-5 and trying to meet my daily writing goals. Project: Hold on Her Heart, Book 2 in the Lee’s Legacy Series. Goal: 50, 000 words in 30 days, which is about 1,700 a day. Today, after my busiest work day, Dance Fusion and then writing for about 2 hours, I got 679. I’ll take them! Because they were carefully crafted words that enhance the story based on inspiration from this creative process coupled with feedback from my writing group. Besides, it’s my novel, so I can write how I want to! That’s the lesson I’m learning on giving myself grace. It’s also how I’m minimizing this particular D –– personal or professional challenges or barriers women face –– in the form of a deadline.
I pray you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic today and give yourself what I’m sure is some much needed grace as well. Whether it’s around your writing or other goals. I’m over 5,000 words further along in my novel than I was on Friday. That’s forward progress. Even if I didn’t make today’s. It’s not like I’ve been slacking all day. Besides, a girl’s gotta eat, sleep, shower and take care of her family, right? Some time with the Lord helps, too…I can close my laptop tonight knowing I made the most of this particular gift of a day. And as long as we get to the final destination, –– a great D –– every step, no matter how big or small, is a right step on the journey toward maximizing beauty and our best lives.
Around what goals can you give yourself some grace to meet them the way God has uniquely equipped you?
Be savvy & chic,
~Pink Collar Coach
To preview/purchase the print or Kindle version of my debut novel, Seasons of Her Soul, please visit Amazon.com at
It’s another day of being Pink Collar Savvy & Chicon Purpose, and as I go back to work after starting NaNoWriMo –– National Novel Writing Month –– while off on a sick day Friday, I’ve got accountability on the brain. This weekend has been an amazing! Project: Hold on Her Heart, Book 2 of the Lee’s Legacy Series. Goal: 50, 000 words in 30 days. Today: 1, 751! Now I need some accountability to keep the writing mojo going during the work week! So rather than discussing negative Ds –– the personal and/or professional challenges and barriers women face –– I’m making a positive D in the form of an accountability declaration!
I pray you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and support me on my NaNoWriMo journey! It’s been so great for helping me minimize my barriers so I can maximize beauty and my best life. Let’s do coffee, lunch or dinner soon to celebrate the progress! Or simply like the post to cheer me on. Thank you!
What accountability have you put in place to reach your goals? I’d love to celebrate together!
Be savvy & chic,
~Pink Collar Coach
To preview/purchase the print or Kindle version of my debut novel, Seasons of Her Soul, Book 1 in the Lee’s Legacy Series, please visit Amazon.com at
It’s another Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose morning, and I’m feeling thankful for Daylight Savings and the extra hour of sleep from falling back! I’m facing a D–– personal and professional barriers or challenges women face –– in the form of my asthma diagnosis. Add that to a seasonal cold and I was up most of the night. I still want to make it to church and teach faith based Zumba afterwards.
As always, God is faithful and supplies all of my needs. He made a way for me to minimize my barrier and maximize beauty and my best life –– In the form of a good D – Daylight Savings!
I pray you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy and Chic and enjoy the blessing of an extra hour today! And don’t forget to set your clocks back if you haven’t already!
It’s another day of being Pink Collar Savvy & Chicon Purpose and Day 2 of NaNoWriMo and I’m on a 2 day writing streak! Project: Hold on Her Heart, Book 2 in the Lee’s Legacy Series. Goal: 50, 000 words in 30 days. Today: 1109. Total: 3, 352. Earned a badge for encouraging another writer and for having an AHA moment: I’ve already written my map/outline, now all I need to do is write the scenes I see playing in my head!
I pray you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chicand encourage me on this writing journey! And thanks to you who’ve reached out.
If you’ve ever wanted to write a novel, this is a great way to start. You can still participate…https://nanowrimo.org
Be savvy & chic,
~Pink Collar Coach
To preview/purchase the print or Kindle version of my debut novel, Seasons of Her Soul, Book 1 of the Lee’s Legacy series, please visit Amazon.com at
It’s another Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Day and my 1st day of NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. Project: Hold on Her Heart, Book 2 in the Lee’s Legacy Series. Goal: 50,000 words in 30 days/1,700 words a day. 2,443 today. If you’re a Seasons of Her Soul fan or just want to encourage me on my journey, I’d appreciate it! : )
It’s another day of being Pink Collar Savvy & Chicon Purpose and this weekend I and my sister Zumba instructors led two hours of dancing for our annual Party in Pink Zumbathon with the purpose of raising funds for the fight against breast cancer –– a major D or challenge women face –– in the form of a diagnosis. All funds raised support the Zumba Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention managed by Susan G. Komen. As a Women’s Center Director for a homeless shelter serving women and children with one year under my belt as of last week, I still pop up every morning grateful for the opportunity to do social work –– at the boots on the ground level –– that I consider full-time ministry. Likewise, though this year marked my third Zumbathon as an instructor (I teach 2x a week and sub), I’m just just as stoked as the year I became a licensed and officially joined the battle to prevent cancer at my first Party in Pink with the purpose.
Sense of Style (Packaging)
Serene at Home (Personal Life)
Much of the time, I feel like I deal with the Ds on the daily! Lately I’ve battled depression around dysfunctional relationships. Dancing –– a positive D –– keeps my body fit. In fact, dancing led me to discover a 9mm tumor in my breast in 2014. It presented as stage 4 in every test. When biopsied, however, it came back benign. Either a team of physicians got it wrong or The Physician made it all right!!! Dance also resets my emotions to an even keel and keeps me from losing my mind! That release of endorphins you’ve probably heard about? All true! And no matter what music I’m dancing to, there’s always an element of praise and worship in it for me. God created dance as a form of expression and whatever I’m dealing with is laid bare before him when I’m on the floor…I try my best to leave it there and then go home to sleep GOOD! : )
My prayer for you as Breast Cancer Awareness month draws to a close is that you’d be Pink Collar Savvy & Chicon Purpose and complete regular self-checks (that’s how I found the tumor) along with having an annual mammogram. Finally, when you have a chance, attend a Zumbathon and show support for those who have fought valiantly and others who are currently in the fight of their lives. By doing so, you’ll help minimize this barrier and maximize beauty and best lives. Because it’s more than an awesome two-hour chance to dance, it’s a Party in Pink with a purpose!