Sometimes you have to allow yourself to retreat. Taking some quiet time to just do nothing. For me that has been very hard to do. My life has been so consumed with making sure my children are okay and that their needs are met, I rarely find time to get away. I thank God for my family and friends that allow and support my time away. It has been the vacation I needed. I’ve had the opportunity to be among thousands of women that resemble me, yet we are so different. Everyone has their own swag and whatever that may be they carry it out confidently. We are all beautiful! Beauty isn’t what we are, it’s who we are! Essence Festival, I will be back. But while I’m here, I will remain in my peaceful, quiet place. Not allowing anything or anyone to interrupt my this space. I love you, and hope you have an awesome Sunday!