Stay Fly and Young Collage

Its kinda crazy to me.. people constantly comment on my age. Yes I’m 35.


Creeping on 36. And I feel better than I’ve felt my entire life. I’ve loved and lost and loved some more. (I’m currently in love today although that could change tomorrow, lol).


I’ve made the best set of friends a girl could ask for. I’ve had a child that is growing into an amazing young man, a man I am proud of. And now I’m embarking on my next journey — moving to NYC. And what best about all of the above, I have not a single regret.

So here’s a few tips on how you all can stay looking fly and young… just like me.

1. DRINK WATER. This is a no brainer. People ask me how I keep my skin smooth and clear. One, its just my genetics. Sorry! Even the adult acne my mother thinks she has is just one darn pimple. Two, I don’t put too much fuss in it. I feel like some people do all this skincare, try a trillion products and still end up with acne. Peep my routine here.

2. Be nice to people. — umm idk if you know about her, but she’s a bitch. Excuse my french. Her name is KARMA. It costs you nothing to unfrown your face and give a smile when greeting someone. Or say Good Morning to a stranger. Don’t worry, I’m working on this one myself. But seriously guys, being “stank” and always being a “Debbie Downer” gets you absolutely no where. And you never know who’s watching you and your funky attitude.

3. Live Love Laugh. You know this saying right. Even though I don’t always laugh at “his” jokes I still smile. Even though I argue and fight with my friends and family I will always love them. Remember the great times you have with people and let that be the catalyst to building great relationships. Don’t focus on the bad days. They will last as long as you allow them to.

4. Do all the things you want to do while you’re living. Can I share something with you? I’m scared as shit to move my entire life to NY and follow my dreams of writing. But my fear of regret is much greater. Im 35, what I am waiting for?! Life will have pasted me by while I’m singing a bunch of shoulda-coulda-woulda songs. So I’m moving. Guess what else. I gonna keep doing things that make me happy no matter what ANYONE else thinks. WHY because they make me happy, duh!

Like or love my tips — leave me comment below. Did I miss one, write it in that box below. XOXO



  1. July 26, 2012 / 3:02 pm

    LOVE THIS!!!! You will be so fantasically amazing (yes I made up that word!) in New York! We can NOT wait to have you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing…I especially loved “Live, love, laugh” I think its absolutely imperative to love and share and smile….and darn it just live life positively!

  2. Vanessa
    July 26, 2012 / 3:12 pm

    Love your tips and that’s just how I live. I’m 48 and people are always surprised when I say that! Like my mom I keep all that skincare stuff sooooo simple. I don’t do anything but wash my face and that’s it. No creams, sheens, butters, facials, etc. Let stress go… would be one I add – it works on every part of your body. Thanks for keeping it fly!!!

  3. August 14, 2012 / 2:30 pm

    Great tips. You are telling the truth!!! Loves the post and love how you are you!!

    • Ty Alexander
      August 15, 2012 / 4:03 pm

      thanks a whole bunch. my blog really does keep me grounded and reminds me everyday of what my purpose is.

  4. August 16, 2012 / 5:47 pm

    I’m 38 this year. All good advice and you reminded me to go get a glass of water.

    (I just found your blog via the xojane post re IFB and I’m glad I did. I’m now following you.)
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