I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism from Bowling Green State University in May of 2010. It was one of the best days of my life, but I didn’t start at BG, and it wasn't a happy, smooth trip every day of the five years of my undergrad life. I started off as a freshman at Oakland University in 2005. I had been accepted to Virginia State University (Historical Black College and … [Read more...] about Unpaved Road: My Hardships in College
Today is my last and final blog as Lady Lennia. I have enjoyed blogging and hanging up the cover of the magazine at my workstation! I am honored to be such an inspiration to everyone and honored to be a Lady Lennia. I hope my blogs and articles will always inspire, even 50 years from now. I just wanted to recap on some key things to remember. The less stress, the better. Don’t sweat the small … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Courtney Says Good-bye!
New York City is a place where many have their own preconceived notions before visiting, and of course there comes the occasional myth. This can sometimes deter many from moving here to accomplish their dreams. When I first came to New York to live there, I had many preconceived notions, and was astounded by the actual truth of many of them. Here, I describe some of those myths and shed light … [Read more...] about The Reality Behind New York Myths
Lady Lennia Sha'da: Take a Leap of Faith and Don’t Look Back The best advice that I can give anyone entering post-graduation life regardless of their degree level is to believe in the decisions that you make. Don’t live with regrets. Regrets become weight and could very possibly turn into fear that keeps you from making more difficult decisions in your future. I will shed a little bit … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Sha’da: No Regrets!
Lady Lennia Sha'da: Maintaining a Polished and Professional Look IMAGE IS KEY! Upon graduating, it is important to maintain a polished image regardless of the field that you are going into. I work in corporate fitness, and while that position may not seem to require as much of a polished look as, say, a news anchor, it is still important to maintain a professional and put together image. I … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Sha’da: Maintaining a Polished and Professional Look
Lady Lennia Sha'da Wafer: Who are you? "The way I do anything is the way I do everything!" This is a quote that I know many of us have used and/or heard for a while now, and I am finally understanding its true meaning. By nature I am confident, caring, polite, respectful, and just nice. I smile at people and have a flirtatious personality; not flirtatious with a sexual motive, just very … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Sha’da: ‘BE YOU!’
All through high school, I was told that reaching your goals is all about "who you know and what you know." Because I was raised on the working-hard-to-get-what-you-deserve concept, I never really understood the "who you know" aspect. It was not until I started my job hunt that I finally realized how true this really was. If you can't find someone in the field to get you in, sometimes it doesn't … [Read more...] about Millinial Mindset: Everyone You Meet is a Job Opportunity Waiting to Happen
Between work, school and the occasional hobby to keep yourself sane, you might find a romantic relationship hanging out on the back burner. Having a hectic schedule isn’t a new thing: professional, millennial women have been juggling life and love forever, and in a constantly changing world, a woman should be able to have her cake and eat it too! Here is a list of Do’s and Don’ts on managing love … [Read more...] about A Busy Woman in Love: How to Juggle Work, Life, Love, etc.