I never thought I would actually do this, get this far. But it's happening. 

I'm following my dream. 

Dear Black Girl is my safe space, and I hope it is for you too. It took me many tries, many fails, and a few ups and downs. But, I'm making it. 

I do my best to journal everyday (thank God for iPhone alarms) and sometimes they're deep and thoughtful, other times they're just, blah. But, such is life. I'm learning how to trust myself, let God guide me, and put in the work that needs to be done. 

I have so many things I want to do, so many places to go, things to see, and I have to constantly remind myself that I deserve to be able to do it. That's the thing about us black girls, we doubt ourselves so much because everybody else does. But it's time out for that. I am going to love myself loudly and stop caring about what others think of me. My voice is valuable, and so is my presence, my time, and my energy. You can't have it if you can't handle it. 

It's my time, and it's yours too. Black Girl, let's do this!