living my best life.

A little over two months ago; I was in a really bad place, mentally. I was working for a company where I didn’t feel supported, appreciated, or valued. In the morning it began to get to the point where I didn’t even feel like getting out of bed, that’s how bad it was. When I would walk into work, I swear I quit like a million times in my head before my shift ended.

It was that fucked up…

I felt as though I was losing myself + passion in my field of studies. I really prayed and thought everything was going to get better, but it ended up getting worse. I didn’t know what to do, or where to go because I exhausted all of my options and felt as though everything was pretty much swept under the rug. 

I remember praying + asking God to remove me from anything that didn’t serve my purpose, and he did just that! I’ve experience so much joy, peace, and happiness these past two months, and by the grace of God this was all apart of his plan.

I’ve been using these days to enjoy my own company, focus on my brand, degree, career searching, and traveling. I’m asking for everything I need, and I refuse to settle in any aspect of my life, and that’s just that! 

Sooooo…


Last month I decide to book a last minute flight to Dallas to see my cousins, who o haven’t seen in yearssssss. This was my very first time flying, and traveling alone. When I tell you I was so nervous, and filled with so many different emotions, it was ridiculous. It’s like once you submit that payment, and they send you, your flight confirmation, shit gets real lol. 


Besides that; One of my goals this year was to get over my fear of flying, and that’s exactly what I did. When I arrived at the airport that morning, the staff was amazing and very helpful. Once it was time for me to board my flight, I started to feel a little uneasy. The nice flight attendant assured me that this flight was going to be smooth, and before you know it, you’ll be at your next destination.


My stay in Dallas was nothing short of amazing, and I had a really great time! The food, drinks, people, and environment was so welcoming. I couldn’t help but to fall in love with Dallas, and the southern hospitality. When my trip finally came to an end, I couldn’t wait to get home to plan my next visit, and guess what? I just booked another ticket to go to Dallas at the end of the month lbvs. 

But anyways…

I was just so tired of living my life being fearful and staying stuck in my comfort zone, so why not face the things you’re afraid of? I truly believe life should be filled with amazing experiences, people, and things that brings you the most peace + joy. So why waste anymore time you might not have tomorrow?  

XoXo,

Takeia Cage 💋

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Author: Takeia.

Hello beautiful souls, I'm Takeia Cage, and I'm the CEO/Founder of Unashamed Queens! I'm an advocate, momtrepreneur, life coach, and motivational blogger. I have always been dedicated to helping women re-discover their light, while walking in their truth, unashamed! It wasn’t until I was in my early twenties, when I discovered my calling to be an advocate for the women in my community. I have always wanted to be apart of a sisterhood that supported, uplifted, and celebrated women without us feeling judged or even ashamed of our journey. There wasn’t many women empowerment groups in my community that actually focused on celebrating queens, so I decided to create my own community for unashamed women. Now I am the founder of Unashamed Queens, a women’s empowerment group that focuses on supporting, uplifitng, and celebrating queenhood. I would always tell myself years ago that you can’t help anyone if you can’t help yourself, and today I believe that statement is so untrue. It wasn’t until I was re-discovering my own light, that I wanted to also encourage/help other women to re-discover theirs as well. I truly believe that we’re all stronger together, and that creating a safe-space for women to feel support and loved through sisterhood.

10 thoughts on “living my best life.”

  1. Life begins when you decide to drop dead weight and face your fears and you did just that. I’m so proud of the woman you are and the woman you are becoming. You inspire us all to be and do better and I appreciate you for that. I love you so much beautiful! Amazing post! Keep going! 💛❤️

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  2. Thank you for sharing, Takeia!

    I have had my many moments of being and feeling stuck in a certain area in my life, especially at my workplace. So I can relate!

    A simple prayer + faith will start shifting things around for the better!
    And CHEERS to flying solo!!! Traveling solo is empowering, thrilling, and sometimes a bit lonely-but still worth it.

    Proud of you, sister!

    -Widster

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  3. I’m so proud of you sis and I know exactly how you feel, feeling stuck and mentally feeling low – it’s never easy to have those emotions but, I’m so proud of you that you came out of your comfort zone and that you’ve been traveling, starting to focus on your vision . Cheers for kicking fear in the face and cheers for starting to live your best life 👑🎉… love you sis
    Xoxo,
    Stacey ❤️

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  4. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 for conquering your fear of flying!! I’m beginning to feel the same way you were feeling about my job. I’m looking to change so I decided to step out of my comfort zone. Reading this was my breath of fresh air that I’m making the right choice.

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    1. Yes! When you begin to feel like that, it’s time to either move to a different department, or new job! I’m glad this post was a breath of fresh air for you ❤

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  5. I absolutely LOVE THIS! See, I think we get scared to step outside of our comfort zone. We get complacent….thinking that since at one point we were doing well where we are currently in life, we should stay there. Then we get stuck in what seems to be an endless cycle. I am proud of you for realizing the job wasn’t what you needed, and getting over your fear of flying!

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