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Since Y’all Don’t Read

Updated: Aug 5, 2020

Raise your hand if you feel personally victimized by 2020!

On top of being forced to learn new ways to cope with trauma and triggers, time seems to be moving at the speed of light as we are ALREADY in July—that's right, JULY!

I had such high hopes for what I wanted to accomplish in the first six months of this year, and although my pivot has turned into a swivel, I feel like I am still consciously making strides. If you read the title of this post and felt some way, let me clear the air.

As my readers, you are the first to know that I will be launching a podcast early fall, aptly named "Since Y'all Don't Read!" The name is not a personal attack on those that read and engage with my blog. This podcast will be an extension of my blog for everyone to hear my voice and understand my colorful personality better. I have wanted a podcast for at least three years now, and I decided to leap out of my comfort zone. The first half of 2020 has given me time to determine what I want out of the next five years and no longer shy away from speaking plans into existence out of fear. Ultimately, the pod will be a brief bi-monthly look at pop culture, the dumpster fire that is adulting from the perspective of this young black professional (me), and intimate interviews with Hometown heroes who make waves in their respective industries.

So what sparked all of this? Honestly, as an Atlanta native, I grew up listening to likes of Ryan Cameron and Rashan Ali. Sidebar— If you arent familiar with these two pillars of the city, I suggest you google both of them now! Anyways, earlier this year, Ryan Cameron suffered from some severe health issues and could have died. Concerns about his well-being hit me harder than I expected and realized I might not have the opportunity to meet or one day work with my imaginary big brother all because it "wasn't the right time." There's never the right time, just time itself, for you to decide what you're going to do. Now here we are. I cannot waste another minute, expecting the universe to deliver my perfect life. I'm doing the work to prove everything I manifest is mine because I did my part to allow for ideal alignment. This podcast, among other ventures to come, is a labor of love, and I cannot wait to share more with you. Just remember as you read a post that inspires you or listen to a future episode and cannot stop laughing—spread the word and allow me to share this radical joy with a broader audience.

I'll end with some Wednesday Wisdom. If you're feeling the least bit uncomfortable with where you are in life and know you desire more, that's what I like to call growing pains—and they aren't a pain for no reason. Instead of ignoring the signs, embrace the pains if you want to see positive change.

Thanks for reading this week!

xo Mia Shantel


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Yeeeeeeeeeessssssss, do the work to bring your dreams into consciousness!!


I miss hearing your voice and your big, genuine laugh (the laugh with your mouth wide open) - can’t wait for the podcast!!!


Mia Shantel
Mia Shantel
Jul 02, 2020

It’s better to find your voice than never know so you’re still doing better than most! I’m just tryna make y’all proud


Yolanda Simpson
Yolanda Simpson
Jul 02, 2020

Looking forward to the podcast. I'm here for it all baby sister! You are leading the way and causing me to think about what I can do and how I can project my voice and truth. Way to go stepping out before you reach 40 years plus. But everyone's process is different and we can learn from all younger and older alike.😊 Love you and everything you are doing. I'm watching you and following your lead...proceed


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