It’s Our Anniversary

April 4th marked this blog's 2nd anniversary. I started this blog way back in 2016. I was, at the time, a lonely, lost and craving soul. I just needed a place to pour my thoughts. I needed a place to write. Then I came across WordPress. I created a blog, called it Up with Hope,... Continue Reading →


How To Win Your First Client For Your Online Business

How do you approach brands and ask them to hire you for your services? Being a web developer, a content creator or a social media influencer isn't going to make you any money if you don't have clients. You need to have the right skills of getting gigs.  You need to look for clients. You... Continue Reading →

Have a Plan

"The commander who gets many scores during the calculations in the temple before the war will have more liklihood of winning." ~Sun Tzu Too often, planning is simply a mental process. An idea that is only in our head as we simply look at the past and adjust for the future. Sailors call this "steering... Continue Reading →

How to Develop a Personal Strategic Initiative.

A strategic initiative is a strategy on paper. In a few words, the strategic initiative provides your compass and states your goals.  Think about existing opportunities. Review threats and blockers to your vision. Consider optional courses of action. Then write out your strategic initiatives using statements like the following: Career: I will get a degree... Continue Reading →


It feels so good so wonderful to be surrounded by amazing writers and terrific friends. I never even dreamed that one day I'd feel so rewarded...blessed with fantastic friends like Juvie of Paradigm Shifter. God! you should take a look at her blog. It's beautiful, organized and filled with rich content. She writes with honesty... Continue Reading →

Campus Love Story: Part 1

She had a sculpted figure which was twine-thin. Her waist was tapered and she had a burnished complexion. A pair of arched eyebrows looked down on sweeping eyelashes. Her delicate ears framed a button nose. A set of dazzling, angel-white teeth gleamed as she thanked him. It was a pleasure to see her flowing, moon shadow-black hair. Her enticing, constellation-blue eyes gazed at him over her puffy, heart shaped lips. Not content to be just another drone, she wore vibrant clothes. She was super cute…

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“Jesse , you know I love you.”  Christina replied. But how could Jesse trust the girl who had broken his heart over and over again? He didn’t say anything. He got up from his bed and went to the window. He looked out the window. The sky was tar- black and the large clouds were moving towards him. He heard a tapping on the window
and then it became a pitter-patter. People ran for cover outside and umbrellas were opened as the clouds spat out their beads of water. Puddles began plinking as the rainfall became heavier. The roofs danced with spray and He could hear the murmuring of the
rain through the window. It sounded like the buzzing of angry bees.

“What they are saying about me is not true.” Christina burst out into tears. ” I… I… I love you Jesse and I would never do such a…

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