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Heavy is the Head that Wears the Crown

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  I could not believe it had already been a year. Time had flown so quickly. As I sat down for hair and make up I flipped through my photo album on my iPhone. Gosh, I was stunning. I had an angelic face, a slender gracefully toned body which I had showcased in cultural attire, bathing suits, and all kinds of high end clothing. My smile was perfect too. Although I couldn’t really take all the credit for that, or my body if I was being honest, but it was mine so therefore I was the...

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P.S. I Love You

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I circled back to you And you were just as beautiful as when I first laid eyes on you My chest constricted with guilt How could I have abandoned you? My heart sagged with regret, How could I ever forget? How alive you had made me feel All the important things you had revealed How important you have always been How much I loved you, even then. . . . But I was busy… But I was tired… But I was conflicted… But I was restricted But I was going through a challenging time… But I had other things on my mind… But I figured you would be just fine… But I underestimated the lapsed...

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Chase Your Dreams

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Shout it from the mountain tops But whisper it in the congregation The purpose is not validation And popular opinion does not grant accreditation . Sing it to your soul in the early morn Feed it with dedication But hasten not to take out adverts It needs no orientation . Build the dream not the team Close your ears to the naysayers Tick the items off your list Open your heart to the prayers . You can achieve Even when it feels crowded The vision will become clear Even though initially shrouded . Don’t let distractions prevail Don’t pick up the heaviness Dig a little deeper within Soon you will strike success . Do what your heart tells you Build what...

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I Had A Dream that Woke Me Up

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It was a Wednesday afternoon and she was sat at her desk with the sunlight reflecting off her computer screen. The ringing phone pierced the rhythmic hum of the computer monitors and she jolted and sat up with a start. The wheels of her chair spun and her chair tilted at a dangerous angle. She steadied her feet tucked into her favorite brown pumps, sat upright and tried to understand what was going on.   The shrill sound of the ringing phone continued to disrupt her thoughts. With her back straight and her arms suspended above her...

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Teaching Women to Aspire to Marriage

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'Be strategic about your dreams Don’t just wake up and start doing anything You must dream with your future in mind You must consider everything How does a husband fit into this? And what about your kids? You must ask yourself these questions Before you begin to dream   You must dream responsibly You cannot simply do what you like Don’t undertake anything That will sabotage you becoming a wife   Are you sure you want to be a pilot? You will always be flying around How can you run the race? When your feet are never on the ground? Where will the man even see you When you’re always on the fly? And even...

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The Passionate Pursuit of Purpose

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Tears cascaded down her heat-flushed face. She felt her throat constrict as her tummy did backflips. She tried to repeat the mantra over and over again, stuttering as she spoke softly to the silent room: “It doesn’t matter what they call me, it only matters what I answer to.” “No one can make me feel inferior without my consent” “I will not let the world tell me who I am.”   Yet all she could think about were her aunt’s parting words: “You will never amount to anything." "I wish I had never wasted my money on you." "What are you even doing...

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Building Your Dream (House)

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The Plot for The Dream Once upon a time a young couple decided that it would be a wonderful idea to build their children a dream home. After all, as a civil engineer and an architectural-interior designer they had built and designed homes for many clients over the years. There was no reason why they could not do the same for themselves. They pooled their talents and resources and began, excited to bring this romantic notion into reality. They searched around the small city they lived in looking for the perfect plot of land. It took some...

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Where Dreams Go To Die

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There is a place where dreams go to die. It is located somewhere between procrastination, fear, and sheer laziness. The idea of starting this website was once as daunting as whatever dream you are battling with. Probably more so thanks to my overactive imagination and rather rigorous self-assessment. :| The good news is you’ve typed in the URL – www.HeelsAndHighStandards.com – and it worked. Therefore I can confidently say that 'daunting' is not 'damning' and can clearly be overcome! Are you on the brink of launching your designer label but you are yet to sketch...

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‘The End’ to An Indecent Proposal (Part 2 of 2)

- If you haven't read "An Indecent Proposal (part 1 of 2)" please do that first! - “You are smart, but women need a covering," Mr. G my potential client stated with righteous conviction. "You are here wasting away, probably talking to all these small boys that have nothing to offer you. I will make you rich, I’ll buy you a house and you can drive any of my cars you want. I will pay for your further education, and you only have to make me happy," he leered. "You are brilliant. Look at the report you wrote....

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An Indecent Proposal (Part 1 of 2)

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The notification for an incoming email and text messages went off simultaneously. It was Mr. G following up on some research work I’d done for his organization. Mr. G’s email acknowledged that he has received the proposal, IT assessment and document management recommendation report I had sent while the text message asked me to “Please call when you are free beautiful.” I cringed at the ‘beautiful,’ thinking it was an indecent way to address me, but chalked it down to culture and environment. Some of these men threw the words ‘beautiful’ and ‘dear’ around like...

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