I am so glad you stopped by and it is my sincere hope that you plan to stay around a while.
I am Kenya Rae, a simple chick dead set on living an authentic life.
This space has had many evolutions, as have I.
If you have been around you know that I started out a hodgepodge of a site called PinkLilliesandBG. Simply my favorite color, flowers and the nickname given to my by one of my favorite people – the hubs.
As life evolved it became, MyInnerB. It was at that time I realized how much people appreciated and related to my transparency.
But then after birthing another human and feeling like there was no room for my hobby of blogging I took some time off. It didn’t last and I realized this thing was more than a hobby, it became The Reflections of a Good Woman, something I always want to be.
When I learned more about blogging in general, the overly used term “branding”, and started to realize this could be MORE, I found several conflicts out there in the interwebs. So it then led to Womans Reflections.
People didn’t get it, and honestly, I didn’t either.
The ambiguity birthed the place I welcome you to now – Kenya Rae.
what to expect
I share my own reflections and life lessons through my kitchen, my home projects, and my life.
I am always trying to do more for less. I cook good food while maximizing on time. I do house projects that take effort but leave me loving my home that much more. And I do it all on a budget!
I am pretty transparent. Transparency and openly sharing allow us to be relatable and relate to others. When we share our journeys together, we enable each other to grow and not feel alone or isolated in difficult circumstances.
Because really who wants to be alone??
How I Started
Like many people, I started blogging to write and vent. Essentially an online journal.
I finished up my MBA, which I did exceptionally well at, contrary to my undergrad experience, and I wanted to keep writing.
Coincidentally I started what some people would deem the “dream” job with the Department of Defense around the same time.
But it was not my dream.
Within months of being with the DOD, I felt like I didn’t belong there and that was not the space God wanted me to stay.
After being fed up with being forced to go to a space day-in and day-out that I dreaded. Where days sometimes started with tears. A place I had to ask permission to be present for my family. I decided I didn’t want to do it anymore.
I left a pretty secure job, making “good” money, to live my life authentically and to be present for my family. To help inspire and motivate others to live an authentic life too.
With my husband in a similar space, we totally uprooted our life in August 2016.
We sold our house, quit our corporate jobs and left the state we were born and raised in. All to create a new life and legacy for our blended family.