2023 was an incredible year for me, I can’t lie. It was one of the best years of my life but it wasn’t without it’s challenges. I had a health scare mid-summer of 2023 that only a handful of people know about. I was diagnosed with a large organ after having a routine body scan for another ailment. An organ, that when enlarged, means a hosts of bad things are happening within your body. Without going in depth, I immediately began to question my existence and how long I had left to live. I broke down and cried quite a few times but a small part of me actually felt comfort in knowing that I’ve lived a good life. A life that I’d built from the ground up. A life far bigger than I could have ever imagined for myself. It took a million blood tests and body scans and nearly 2 months of agonizing while waiting for results but it turned out that my condition was benign. I was just born that way apparently. And even though I thought up until that point, that I’d be ok if it was my time to go, I definitely felt a shift in me. Being faced with your mortality has a way of doing that. The death of a loved one also has a way of doing that. But the further we get from those jarring life events, the easier it is to forget and fall back in the patterns of existing, instead of living. 


I don’t have many resolutions. I wouldn’t even call them resolutions. I just plan to be a better friend, daughter, sister, granddaughter, cousin and niece this year. I want the people I love to know and feel that I love them…all the time. Even when they get on my nerves. I’d also like to retire my grandmother, start a scholarship for Black Women in Physical Therapy at my alma mater and put organize the first family reunion since the matriarch of our family died a few years ago. I’d like to better myself and my brain by reading and writing everyday. A practice I begin before the New Year. I find that it’s easy to let your brain wither away while aimlessly scrolling Instagram, or putting on the latest TV show for binge watching. I find that I’m most creative when I’m reading or writing and I want more of that fire, passion and creativity in 2024. Although I’ve been keeping up, and doing well, the creativity has most certainly left the building and I’ve been operating on autopilot. Just enough to keep afloat.


I didn’t have a lot growing up and I grew up fearing being poor and not being able to provide for a family, should I decide to have one. It took many many many years to break free of that fear. It’s one of the things that held me back from going Full-Time as a content creator. The fear of being without. The fear of not knowing where my next check was coming from. Even after years of having a steady and incredible income, I was still in fear. I finally let that fear go in 2023 and I’m not looking back. Sometimes fear is good, like in instances of life and death. But I find that fear of the unknown has been the biggest obstacle in the way of me pursuing things in life that I know would make me a happier person and thus a better person. It’s ok to do things, even when you’re afraid because it can push you into your purpose. Trials and tribulations show you what you’re made of. Anytime I’m going through a hard time, I just think to myself: this is going to be a juicy part of the memoir of my life that I’m subconsciously writing in my mind everyday. Even when you’re in survival mode, try to take the time to enjoy life and where you are at that moment in time and the things to be thankful for even if you’re not at the place you thought you’d be at this time. I’m not sure why I’m even telling you all what I plan to do, but maybe it can help you put things in perspective when thinking of your own goals for 2024. They say you shouldn’t tell your goals or your plans, but I do everything I say I’m going to do, so I don’t feel the need to not share or overshare.


They say you make plans and God laughs and I believe that to be true but I also believe that God helps those who help themselves. The only thing that has helped me get over my fear is faith. Stepping out on blind faith and believing and knowing and working and willing myself into the life I want and crave and desire and deserve. There is a sense of surrender and a release of worry when you realize, you don’t have to do it all. You have help and most of the time you are equipped with the tools to do whatever you need to do to get to the life you want. To help me do that I create a vision board. I usually get a thumb tack board from Amazon. I sit down with a few of my favorite magazines and rip and cut out inspiration such as: things I desire, brands I want to work with, numbers I want to hit, pieces I’d like to acquire, trips I’d like to take. Then I just look at it everyday, unintentionally. It’s somewhere in my peripheral (namely in my office in Harlem). Would you believe me when I tell you that by the end of the year, I have to remove most of the photos, because all the things manifest.

It’s actually kinda scary in the best way, what your mind subconsciously works towards daily without you even noticing it. Since I split my time now between Harlem and Miami, I decided to create a vision board on Canva. I just saved a few photos, brands I want to work with and such and dropped them into a template. I then saved it as my wallpaper for my laptop. Whether I want to or not, I will see these images, these numbers, these goals every single day and I’ll just have faith in the rest. I also invested in an actual planner. I have one from Louis Vuitton but I really needed a 3 ring binder so I can keep track of my campaigns, due dates, schedules for Youtube and Thank You emails to send. I ordered 2024 Planner Inserts from The Line Shop and can’t wait to set up my new planner. I also bought another Louis Vuitton Black Epi Agenda to house my daily journal. I find that starting my day with a synopsis of the day before and doing a little brain dump and chronicle of my life (for the memoir and the movie LOL) helps me decompress and start my day off light. 


My first move of 2024 was to book a trip. January is a month of rebirth for me and for me to capture and find new passions and ignite old ones. That always happens for me when I’m surrounded by natures beauty. So we will be traveling a lot this month. If fact I’m writing this blog post from my favorite chair in Harlem. I’m in New York for a few days enjoying a bit of cold crisp weather. This month is about reveling in delight and finding the fun and hunger again instead of coasting on what I’ve already built. I want to forge ahead anew with something a little different. Something a little new but something that still me. A better me. 

Happy New Year







  1. Esther
    January 8, 2024 / 4:02 pm

    Hi Monroe
    Sorry to hear about your health scare but pleased all is well now. I have to say what a beautiful reflection you’ve come to, it moved me. Best wishes for your 2024 endeavours.
    Esther x

    • Nikkitta Giovanni Jones
      January 9, 2024 / 8:38 am

      Wow what an amazing read ❤️.

      • Khalif James Brooks
        January 9, 2024 / 12:00 pm

        The beautiful soul of Monroe. Life is Lifeing as we adjust. Thanks for sharing your experience. God shares cast your cares upon me. The spirit of God didn’t say not to go through the full range of emotions . This is important so you can come full circle to understand and appreciate how good God been and the life you have. Faith knowing it has already been worked out divinely.

        • Pretrina
          January 14, 2024 / 1:55 pm

          Thank you for your transparency, glad that all is well. This has re-ignited in me to resume my passions and to LIVE LIFE!

    • January 9, 2024 / 8:39 am

      Monroe I wanted to say I am grateful to know that you are in better health today. BE GREAT BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER OF GOD!!!

      • Maribeth
        January 9, 2024 / 12:40 pm

        I’m so happy for you that your health issues turned out well. Sometimes we never know what the seasons bring. You bring so much joy to a mundane day. May your blessings continue in all your endeavors. God is good!

    • Anita Johnson Merchant
      January 9, 2024 / 11:03 am

      Hi Monroe, what an amazing share. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and journey. You motivate many I can say for sure you are in inspiration. Thank you for sharing the ups and downs. You allow others to see a real life. Luv the tip about the planner and journal. May God continue to keep his hands on you. SOAR Queen SOAR.

    • Bajan
      January 10, 2024 / 1:22 pm

      I have always enjoyed your blog. Writing is one of your many talents which is why I always say “I’m saving a place on my coffee table for your book” first time for 2024. Wishing you a healthy, happy, fashionable and exciting year. Looking forward to watching you soar.

    • Constance
      January 14, 2024 / 2:00 pm

      you are a blessing!! We are going to ride this life with love, health and happiness. Faahion,
      Icon, Monroe Steele

  2. Debbie Jones
    January 8, 2024 / 4:26 pm

    I enjoy your writing…interesting, inspiring, purposeful…very good and easy read!! Thank you!

    January 8, 2024 / 4:27 pm

    Great read Monroe, your words were inspiring to me. Wishing you all your hearts desire for the new year and beyond.

  4. Sunflower butterfly
    January 8, 2024 / 4:28 pm

    Thank you for your candor Monroe, I was profoundly touched, and I’m immensely grateful that God brought you thru. Your words are most inspiring, and while reading it out loud, sis and I felt a sense of peace, led by faith. ❤️✨

  5. Debbie Jones
    January 8, 2024 / 4:36 pm

    I really enjoy your writing style and content. You provide the best photos! Your message was interesting, inspiring, helpful, and a delightful read. I’m encouraged to do some things. I have some work to do. Thank you!!


    • Jerona
      January 16, 2024 / 6:49 am

      Go forth in God’s strength and be all He has called you to be! Be great!

  6. Jan Jenkins
    January 8, 2024 / 4:44 pm

    This is a wonderful reflection. Thank you so much for sharing. It is helping me think through my goals. I appreciate you.
    Happy New Year!!

  7. Helen Mihi
    January 8, 2024 / 5:00 pm

    Happy new year

  8. January 8, 2024 / 5:06 pm

    Thanks for all the inspiration and advice Monroe. Happy New Year to you too!

  9. Cindy
    January 8, 2024 / 6:49 pm

    Wow, your 2023 was both high and low, and because you overcame the grief of your immortality and have a new lease on life kudos to you for looking ahead and saying no more fear. I am so excited for you and look forward to reading about your next great adventure.

  10. Jennifer Lee Jones
    January 8, 2024 / 6:56 pm

    Hey there! Your post was beautiful. Proud of you girl.

  11. Trenace
    January 8, 2024 / 7:03 pm

    Hello Fashionista
    This was a great read to restart and refresh for yourself as well as the readers. Thank you for sharing and continuing the great work. Blessings

  12. Avery Sterling
    January 8, 2024 / 7:20 pm

    Glad you’re doing ok! Hello peace, hello joy, hello love, hello strength, hello hope. It’s a new horizon

  13. Tamique Erskine
    January 8, 2024 / 7:24 pm

    I love this and thank you for sharing more of yourself which is already a lot. For me I am at a place in life where my faith has manifested so many times that I know that I will be ok even though I don’t know what is next. The challenge for me is to let go even before I want to or think I need to. This is my year of letting go so that I can be fully available for what is next.

  14. Myrnie Standifer
    January 8, 2024 / 7:30 pm

    Happy Monday Monroe
    Your words are so inspiring. Thank you, I know I am always saying this, for sharing pieces of your life with us. I am so glad you are doing well after the health scare ! Continued Blessings and I can not wait to see them manifest!!

  15. Kimberly
    January 8, 2024 / 8:15 pm

    My best friend’s son passed away from cancer on NYE. He was only 20. I spent the 1st few days of 2024 in bed questioning my life and feeling like I didn’t deserve the life I have because I’m wasting it living in fear. That cloud has lifted and I’m ready to have the most dynamic year ever. Here’s to 2024!

  16. Joyce Dunston
    January 8, 2024 / 8:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Thank God you are doing well. I’m excited for what God has in store for you this year.

  17. Princess
    January 8, 2024 / 8:24 pm

    I truly value reading this and I thank you for your transparency in sharing this. I commend you . It has been a blessing to me given the similarities in my own shared experience in 2023. May this year take you to new heights & may all the plans that you laid out come to light.

  18. Crystal Phoenix
    January 8, 2024 / 8:54 pm

    I feel that one of the Best or smartest things to do is put it to pen and paper. Journaling is remarkable to tap into your psyche 1st, and then put it in front of you as a reminder, or incentive to keep pushing forward. The goal is to see your progress and reflect on what you need to do to be better yourself or at least be intentional until you reach your goal. Thank you for your content, I enjoy your posts so much. It has helped me tremendously! I wish you the Best, this 2024 year & beyond. I’ll keep watching!

  19. Jennifer Buchanan
    January 8, 2024 / 9:12 pm

    I know you are a very private person so thanks for sharing your personal health challenge. Your post was inspiring for me- so many points resonated. I am also going through a reboot myself – don’t want to get complacent with what I have achieved. I am looking to level up my life in many aspects – health being a big focus. Sometimes you get to a level you never thought you would achieve and it’s easy to stop there because it’s so much more than you expected. However, it’s important not to lose the hunger nor lose sight of the things that bring you joy through ongoing discovery/ adventure. I want to be forever chasing rainbows and butterflies! You were my first and will forever be my favourite Influencer/ Content Creator / Fashion Queen in the whole world!

  20. Lavette
    January 8, 2024 / 9:13 pm

    This was an awesome blog post. Super reflective, motivational, and encouraging. Thanks for sharing and may God’s blessings continue to grace your life. Faith and belief in God and yourself is your greatest strength.

  21. Carin
    January 8, 2024 / 9:16 pm

    I’m glad to hear that you are okay. One of my goals is to read more this year as well. I joined an online book club through Fable, and I am really enjoying it. I know when you create the scholarship, it will benefit so many women. You are absolutely one of my favorites from your days of thrifting and interviewing vendors at different markets when you first started You Tube. Enjoy your travels in January and wishing you nothing but success this year ❤️

  22. Natasha
    January 8, 2024 / 9:32 pm

    I’m happy you are doing well. My goal this year is to follow through on the plans I have for myself. And define taking the leap as I know a net will appear.

  23. Ms. Howard
    January 8, 2024 / 10:24 pm

    Excellent blog Monroe! Having too, experienced some health challenges & life changing issues, I’m focusing on MORE in 2024. More of the things that speaks to my soul & gives me peace; More love particularly self-love, More putting myself first, More applause for myself & the wins & MORE LIVING, LIFE TO THE FULLEST! So Here’s to MORE in 2024!!!

  24. Alice M Quarterman
    January 8, 2024 / 11:15 pm

    Monroe you are heaven sent,
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom on life abs and fashion. The best is yet to come!

  25. January 8, 2024 / 11:50 pm

    Wow Monroe this was so inspiring and amazing. I am so touch and move by your story. Thank you again for sharing. So happy that you are feeling much better. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I love that you mention about having faith. You can always count on the Lord. God bless you.

    • Maribeth Wallace
      January 9, 2024 / 12:41 pm

      I’m so happy for you that your health issues turned out well. Sometimes we never know what the seasons bring. You bring so much joy to a mundane day. May your blessings continue in all your endeavors. God is good!

  26. Shae
    January 8, 2024 / 11:54 pm

    So glad to know that you are okay. This year I also plan to write the vision and make it plain so I can run and win. Nurturing important relationships is also a life goal to maintain a balance in our life. Thanks for sharing apart of you with us.

  27. Sharon Williams
    January 9, 2024 / 12:06 am

    Happy New Year Monroe
    thank you for all your hard work, content, inspiration ,and just good old fashion fun that you share each week. So glad to hear that you are well and that you will be taking time for yourself to travel . Be safe and have fun and thank you for encouraging us step out in faith and to live our best lives.

  28. Anne Brooks Hemphill
    January 9, 2024 / 12:48 am

    Happy NewYear Monroe,
    It saddened me to know that you were suffering this summer. But it was also inspiring to read how you moved through your trying times. Keeping a journal and preparing a vision board does help you to manifest your dreams! Having recently retired, I’m realizing journaling and a vision board is going to help me get to the next stage in my life. Thank you for showing me a way to move through my fears and looking forward to the next chapter in my life!!
    Sincerely Anne

  29. Roni C
    January 9, 2024 / 1:18 am

    Beautiful reflection. Blessings and goodness for you always.

  30. Nicole
    January 9, 2024 / 2:28 am

    Thank you Monroe. Cheers to more life. <3

  31. Dr Erin Neill PhD
    January 9, 2024 / 3:26 am

    Thanks for this Monroe. I have wanted to know more about you for a long time. It isn’t enough to watch your blogs and hear about your busy days, although they are always interesting. I think that people will do well to see some of the depth in the character of content producers.
    I said somewhere else that I came across, by accident, a few weeks ago, your description of how you were treated at middle school (I think it was middle school – we don’t have that in Australia) and I was shocked. I was ridiculed from years 9 to 12, but, like you, rose above it. I have spent about 12 months in the US, mostly on sabbatical from my university here. I’m retired now.
    All the best for the future Monroe. You do have style. There’s no doubt about it! (PS Oh btw, don’t cook in aluminium foil. It leaches minerals that are very bad for you.)

  32. Dr Erin Neill PhD
    January 9, 2024 / 3:32 am

    Thanks for this. I appreciate knowing more about you so this is very welcome.
    All the best for 2024 Monroe. You have great style.

  33. Bri
    January 9, 2024 / 6:29 am

    Thank God that you are doing well. Happy New Year!!!!!

  34. Maxine Williamson
    January 9, 2024 / 8:32 am

    You are such a good writer. I always look forward to and enjoy your content. I have started to exercise and write because of you. I appreciate your authenticity. Thanks for all that you do.

  35. Jacqueline Sanabia
    January 9, 2024 / 8:37 am

    Thank you for sharing! Incredibly well written and inspiring. Coasting on what I’ve already built …. That got me! It’s so easy to coast and just exist when you get to a certain point in life. Inspired to want more and start living!

  36. January 9, 2024 / 8:45 am

    Loved this Monroe! Very inspiring and interesting. So sorry to hear about your health scare.

  37. Ebony
    January 9, 2024 / 8:53 am

    Thank you for yout transparency,I know it isn’t always easy to share personal aspects of your life. Your drive is such an inspiration. I hope you receive all your hearts desires, you deserve it.

  38. Wendy
    January 9, 2024 / 9:21 am

    Happy New Year! Thanks for all that you do! You are one of my favorite content creator’s ❤️ It’s always nice to reflect. Thank God, you are doing okay! Some things we are just going to have to live with. I do believe our faith and trusting God, will help us through anything. When I had my retina detached, I had the surgery weeks after the fact. My eye never went back to normal. My good eye helps the bad eye. I found peace with it. I look foward to your new adventures. God bless you!

  39. Cynthia Bates-Jones
    January 9, 2024 / 9:31 am

    What a testimony! God is not done with you yet! 2024 here she comes! Only onward and upwards from here. I too love to read and will get back to it in 2024. Social media is both a blessing and a curse we just have to be conscious of where we fall within it! Life is full of ups and downs and only the strongest survives. I am grateful everyday I survive. That is my approach to life everyday since I lost my mother in 2020. I could not imagine life without her but here I am. I also released my guilt of retiring last year at 61 and walking away from a six figure job that was toxic. Almost a year later it was the best decision I have made in years. Be proud of your accomplishments Monroe! Well done!

  40. LaSharon Davis
    January 9, 2024 / 9:41 am

    Good Morning Monroe, prior to turning in last night I looked at your first vlog for 2024 and left you a message regarding the work you delivered to us in 2023 so I won’t duplicate it here. I will say that I’m glad God brought you through your health challenges with a positive outcome and so sorry you had to experience any of it.
    One thing I can tell you here is that the devil will try and stop us all the time but God got the glory. Sometimes things occur to get our attention and it appears that you have listened and are crystal clear in the plans that God has for you. So yes take some time being intentional about enjoying the fruits of your labor. God isn’t through with you yet. Once again thanks for all you contribute to us on all your platforms, and Happy new you in this new year of 2024. ♥️

  41. January 9, 2024 / 10:31 am

    Cheers to a better and healthier you this year. Happy 2024!

  42. Chasity
    January 9, 2024 / 10:54 am

    Thank you for the inspiration. Thank you giving us encouragement and little snippets of what you’ve and you are experiencing. I wish you much success on your journey. Hope to meet you one day. Blessings ♥️

  43. Sheila
    January 9, 2024 / 12:20 pm

    Thanks Monroe just what I needed. Looking forward to reading many more of your post. Hope you have a great vacation

  44. Jacqueline H. Scott
    January 9, 2024 / 12:44 pm

    Happy 2024 Monroe. Your words were so inspirational and motivating. It’s obvious you engaged in much introspection about your life’s path and the journey you were on. Taking the time to assess and ditching fear brought you to Terra Firma. So glad the health scare is behind and you can get on with living your best life. You’re #1 and your life’s movie is going to break box office records .

  45. Jacqueline H. Scott
    January 9, 2024 / 12:45 pm

    Happy 2024 Monroe. Your words were so inspirational and motivating. It’s obvious you engaged in much introspection about your life’s path and the journey you were on. Taking the time to assess and ditching fear brought you to Terra Firma. So glad the health scare is behind and you can get on with living your best life. You’re #1 and your life’s movie is going to break box office records .

  46. Arlene
    January 9, 2024 / 12:59 pm

    So glad to hear that you are well Monroe. Can’t wait to see what you manifest & share with us this year. Wishing you God’s continued grace and blessings. Thank you for sharing this inspiring & heartfelt reflection.

  47. Kathleen Mason
    January 9, 2024 / 1:02 pm

    Wow!!! What inspiration!!! Thanks again for allowing us to join on your journey, which certainly has impacted some of my decisions in life, fashion and travel. I look forward to what 2024 will be for each of us. Blessed Journey

  48. CynDe
    January 9, 2024 / 1:08 pm

    Happy New Year Monroe! Thank you for sharing this very personal blog. I am happy that you are writing again, that’s how I first discovered you through your blog and then on Instagram. Wishing you continued success in 2024, keep moving forward because God has got you.

  49. Tracey L. Campbell
    January 9, 2024 / 1:15 pm

    It is so ironic how our lives have so many similarities. I’ve learned it is no coincidence that you face a life or death situation where it truly rocks your entire world. At first the news and uncertainty is so overwhelming it brings out all the human emotions. But eventually the true essence of you, your foundation kicks into high gear and you lean into your faith. You go to God for the problem and you trust God for the solution. You resolve no matter what you will live and no longer just exist. This is where you truly discover the LIFE God designed for you. I like to call it Life After…
    There is Life After Diagnosis. I mean you and I and I’m sure many of others have already successfully shown there is Life After The Projects. to you Monroe!

  50. Michele Nicholson
    January 9, 2024 / 1:18 pm

    Hi Monroe, I know that God is ALMIGHTY and having faith in him is key. I am relieved to know that you are healthy and made it through the storm. I want you to know that I have been subscribed to your YouTube, Instagram, and have been subscribed to your Blog for years now. I do not miss anything you post from YouTube, Insta, and your shorts. I always show love.❤️ I do not comment but trust I am always in the audience. I know you are such an inspiration to me to just go for living life, instead of just living. I am looking forward to watching you all 2024 and beyond and aspire to do some things this year that simply make me happy. ❤️

  51. Colette Johnson
    January 9, 2024 / 1:58 pm

    Happy New Year Monroe! Sending blessings on your journey to a better you. Thank you for sharing, your words are truly inspiring!❤️

  52. January 9, 2024 / 2:22 pm

    Happy New Year Monroe! I’m glad that your health scare was just a scare. Sometimes these things happen to remind us to look to God who us the source.
    Wishing you much joy and success in the New Year.

  53. Maria Nelson
    January 9, 2024 / 3:40 pm

    Happy New Year, Monroe. Here’s to a better, you, a better me, and together, a better us as we all live, learn and grow together!

  54. Sonya Chandler
    January 9, 2024 / 4:57 pm

    I’m happy you are well! I’m late to the social media world. I just got on Instagram last year and I’m still trying to navigate it. I discovered your YouTube channel during lockdown, and it was amazing!! I can tell that you are genuine and work with integrity. Keep up the good work!!! Big things are coming your way, get READY!!

  55. Ginger
    January 9, 2024 / 4:59 pm

    Wow! What a great read. Happy New Year to you queen and enjoy. Much love.❤️

  56. Felicia
    January 9, 2024 / 5:25 pm

    I ❤️ thi Monroe!!! So inspiring.

    From your fellow harlem chick…

    Kheper Maat

  57. Felicia
    January 9, 2024 / 5:26 pm

    I ❤️ this Monroe!!! So inspiring. Cheers to an amazing year.

    From your fellow harlem chick…

    Kheper Maat

  58. Sharon Jordan
    January 9, 2024 / 5:44 pm

    Hi Monroe,I enjoyed reading your journaling.
    I’m glad you were able to work through your health scare. I know all too well about health scares but
    I live my life based on faith and common sense
    I’m so happy that I happened upon your blog in 2020 or thereabouts. Even though I’m a senior citizen , you inspire me all the time to be better. I have loved and continue to love watching your accomplishments.

  59. Pauline Harris
    January 9, 2024 / 7:09 pm

    Happy new year Monroe! I absolutely loved reading your vlog post. Your are such an inspiring young lady wishing you all the best for 2024❤️

  60. Katrina James
    January 9, 2024 / 9:26 pm

    Hi Monroe,
    I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis but happy that it’s benign. I had a scar many years ago while in college. This was a good read and inspiring. One of my goals this year is to read more and I hope to be reading your blog. Your pictures are on point , stunning. I pray the very best for you in 2024.

  61. Kenya
    January 10, 2024 / 5:17 am

    Very inspirational read. Glad to hear you’re ok. Wishing you all the best for 2024.

  62. January 10, 2024 / 9:22 am

    Beautiful blog post Monroe! Your words are both inspirational and uplifting. Just the motivation I needed to get in gear! Thank you for your vulnerability, expression of faith, and wisdom. Keep writing and keep inspiring!

  63. Tina Phillips
    January 10, 2024 / 11:04 am

    The letter you wrote told me about the strength you have and the joy you get from connecting with use, your content is a breath of fresh air, I love you beautiful clothes you show, also the visuals with the scenery, enjoy your day , everyday monroe and stay extra SPARKLY.

  64. Gwendolyn Brunson
    January 10, 2024 / 11:59 am

    Hi Monroe, I have watched your YouTube videos for a year, and never commented. After reading your, New Year, Better Me
    I’m inspired to say, it’s uplifting, peaceful, encouraging and praising God.
    He is always there as He promised, we can trust and believe that. Your 2024 is blessed, good and better things to come.

  65. January 10, 2024 / 1:22 pm

    Great read! Glad all turned out well with your health. Sometimes I feel like god gives us a little scare in order to see things differently for whatever reason.

    Happy new year and many blessings

  66. Tamikca Smith
    January 10, 2024 / 5:10 pm

    This was such an edifying read! HNY Monroe! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences with us. You are a huge inspiration and paving a path just by way of being You! ❤️ Wishing you continued happiness and success in the new year!! And Yes Sis, writing is your thing! This was a fun read, with lots of gems sprinkled in the mix.

    • Taylor S
      January 10, 2024 / 9:29 pm

      I’m relieved that your health issue turned out not to be major. This was a great blog post your prospective on a new year ,better me is a good one. I think people too often think that when the clock strikes 12 , they will instantly turn into a new person. I agree you have to work towards being a better person, reaching bigger and better goals. Fear can hold you back if not careful, fear of failure and success kept me trapped for many years in jobs that sucked my joy and prevented me from reaching for better opportunities. But I’ve been working on pushing past fear and really believe in myself and not give up. Thank you for sharing and opening up to us.

  67. Jacquelyn Aldridge
    January 10, 2024 / 6:07 pm

    Happy New Year Monroe! I am so here for the fashion but I truly enjoy the vlog posts. I am so happy that you are in good health and doing well . May God continue to bless you in all of your endeavors from this year to many many years to come. You’re such a wonderful vessels from God that inspire me and many others .❤️

  68. January 10, 2024 / 6:08 pm

    Happy New Year Monroe! I am so here for the fashion but I truly enjoy the vlog posts. I am so happy that you are in good health and doing well . You’re such a wonderful vessels from God that inspire me and many others .❤️

  69. Jacque Aldridge
    January 10, 2024 / 6:09 pm

    Happy New Year Monroe! I am so here for the fashion but I truly enjoy the vlog posts. I am so happy that you are in good health and doing well . You’re such a wonderful vessels from God that inspire me and many others .❤️

  70. January 10, 2024 / 6:17 pm

    Thank you for being so transparent. I know that had to be hard. I want you to know you are an inspiration, your style and beauty. I wish you more success for the coming New Year 2024

  71. January 10, 2024 / 6:20 pm

    Thank you Monroe for being so transparent. I know that had to be hard. I want you to know you are an inspiration, your style and beauty. I wish you more success for the coming New Year 2024

  72. Nathalia
    January 10, 2024 / 10:12 pm

    Hi Monroe,

    I’m sorry to hear about your health scare and I’m glad to hear that you will be ok and will be able to continue to share your many gifts with us. Just sharing our own struggles sometimes, can go a long way with helping ourselves and others, cope and process some of life’s challenges. I wish you continued good health and blessed New Year.

  73. Dee Spence
    January 11, 2024 / 9:48 pm

    HappyNew Year Monroe and continued blessings always. What a wonderful read. I felt your anxiety about your diagnosis and needless to say, I’m beyond thrilled that everything turned out ok.
    I’m a bit older tan you but you are such an inspiration to me and I look forward to reading and watching everything you put forth.
    Stay blessed and beautiful my dear. Our world is a better place with shining bright stars such as yourself in it.

  74. LyndaCamilleC.
    January 11, 2024 / 10:52 pm

    Hey Miss Monroe Steele, (like to call you my Sis), I had a health scare and it did come true,three years ago but I’m still breathing and in good health. I been in the medical field as a patient care technician, caregiver, Certified Nurse Assistant with a prerequisites of Nursing for 28 years and some semesters of Nursing and I didn’t finished my Nursing Degree cause of obstacles but thank God I did achieved in helping people. I’m now working on using my knowledge and experience and skills to become an entrepreneur in skincare, holistic nutrition and health &Wellness therapist. I’m going to achieve those certifications and license ☺️. Thank you for taking the time to read my comment and Miss Monroe keep on being successful and achieving your goals. ❤️

  75. Danielle Burroughs
    January 12, 2024 / 12:44 pm

    What a wonderful blog; I relate to virtually everything in this post. I am really excited about this new year & look forward to seeing everything I worked for in 2023 come into fruition! I love your social media content & I wish you and your loved ones continued prosperity & happiness ❤️

  76. Kimmie
    January 12, 2024 / 4:19 pm

    To God Be The Glory! So happy to hear all is well. To continued blessings & manifestations in 2024!

  77. Corinne
    January 14, 2024 / 12:12 pm

    Hi Monroe,
    This blog post is beautiful to read.
    Glad to hear that you are ok after your health scare.
    Thank you for sharing your journey, you have inspired me in some many ways since 2020.
    Wishing you all the best x

  78. Michelle Berryman
    January 14, 2024 / 2:05 pm

    Hey Monroe,

    Health scares always make us stop and reflect. Glad everything was good with yours. I too had one recently and all turned out negative. Continue to be blessed and a blessing to the world!

  79. Gisele Michel
    January 14, 2024 / 4:03 pm

    Monroe, I am sorry to hear about your health scare. I am also glad that all will be well. You are such a cheerleader for other people’s work, and your voice and energy make the spaces where you have influence better. Happy New Year, and all the best in 2024 and beyond!

  80. January 14, 2024 / 4:07 pm

    MS, my heart paused when you begin the details of your health. I’m very sorry that you experienced the scare, but elated to hear that you’re well. Sometimes life’s trials set you up for life’s treasures. Keep planning and looking ahead, you are kind and lovely. I wish you health and wealth, the spirit and hope that will guide you as this New Year continues.

  81. Constance Gordon
    January 14, 2024 / 4:24 pm

    Hi Monroe

    Such an inspiring read. Happy you are okay and wishing you continued success in 2024.

  82. January 14, 2024 / 5:31 pm

    You are such an inspiration Monroe, to those who are truly living through you while accomplishing our own life desires.
    Keep being you and thanks for sharing a part of your life with us.

  83. Stephanie Purnell
    January 14, 2024 / 6:02 pm

    Hey Monroe, So sorry to hear about your health scare, I am so thankful to god that it worked out in the best way. I love reading your vlog post, you are inspiring me to get back to writing. Thank you for being so consistent, I want to take a page out of your book and just do what I have aspired to do for years. Have a blessed and fabulous 2024❤

  84. January 14, 2024 / 6:02 pm

    Happy New Year to you, and I’m sorry to hear about your health scare; I’m grateful to God that all is fine with you. Thank you for sharing and being honest about your feelings; it can not have been easy. I look forward to seeing and reading about your new adventures—all blessings to you for 2024.

  85. January 14, 2024 / 6:04 pm

    You’re strong baby. That’s why I’ve been a subscriber because from the moment I saw the first video – you have me nothing but light. I’ve always said you’re my little ray of sunshine. Everyone that I refer to your channel, I want them to get the story so they’ll understand the glory. GOD has so much more in store for you love. Stay tuned

  86. January 14, 2024 / 6:05 pm

    Happy New Year to you, and I’m sorry to hear about your health scare; I’m grateful that all is fine with you. Thank you for sharing and being honest about your feelings; it can not have been easy. I look forward to seeing and reading about your new adventures—all blessings to you for 2024.

  87. Patricia Watkins
    January 14, 2024 / 8:22 pm

    Happy New Year Monroe! I am so thankful that everything worked out with your health scare. You are truly an inspiration. I pray nothing but blessings and good health for you this year!

  88. Audra Henderson
    January 14, 2024 / 10:16 pm

    I am so glad you are doing better. I appreciate you sharing with us. Thank you for keeping us fresh and fly!

  89. Yakanu kamara
    January 14, 2024 / 11:29 pm

    You’re so inspiring! I wish you Good Health and more success in all that you do!

  90. Yakanu kamara
    January 14, 2024 / 11:31 pm

    Happy New Year! You’re so inspiring! I wish you Good Health and more success in all that you do!

  91. Marlaine Mills
    January 15, 2024 / 12:20 am

    May God continue to bless and heal you while you are on this journey

  92. Diara James
    January 15, 2024 / 6:38 am

    Okkkk Dr. Steele got me ova here reading like it’s my new weekly devotional!! All praises be to God for covering you through your health scare! Mo I really enjoyed this read & understood it sooo much! I took a chance last year & betted on ME. I relocated from the only city I KNOW & LOVE @ 48! It has been the best decision I ever made & I am so thankful that God gave me vision to see something that I Neva even thought of!
    I love & admire ALL of your platforms! Continue to FLY HIGH !!

  93. Tonya
    January 15, 2024 / 6:42 am

    Thank you for sharing and inspiring me. I pray that God will continue to bless you.

  94. Charlene Percy
    January 15, 2024 / 8:02 am

    Happy New Year Beautiful one! What an amazing testimony so thankful that all is well with you. We want you to know that we Appreciate you and we are here for you always and forever.Keep smiling that Beautiful smile and stay encouraged!

  95. Melissa
    January 15, 2024 / 9:39 am

    This post was a great inspiration. I can’t wait to read more in 2024. I love your outtake on life. I live the same, it comes from knowing how God is always there for me even when I don’t see it at the time. Continue to stay faithful, and I know you’ll continued to be blessed.

  96. Stacy O.
    January 15, 2024 / 9:42 am

    Hello and thank God you are okay. As a woman in her 50s, you have been such an inspiration to me. Because of you, I am planning on creating a blog about health and wellness for women 50 plus. I am very health conscious and also a RN and I have a lot to say about aging gracefully and I want women in my age range to know that beauty doesn’t stop at 40. In case you don’t know, you inspire people to look and be there best and I thank you for that. Hope 2024 continues to bring you good health, peace and joy.

  97. Maryanne
    January 15, 2024 / 9:59 am

    Happy New year my Queen Monroe.
    I’m glad you are doing well.
    Just to let you know that your best days are ahead of you.
    You will live long and prosper.
    The works of your hands are blessed.
    You inspire me so so much.
    I’m praying for you always.
    Love n light ✨️

  98. Annette
    January 15, 2024 / 5:10 pm

    This was such a good read, eloquently written.
    Stepping out on faith can be scary, but rewarding.
    Knowing you don’t have to do anything on your own, is very freeing. Continue to stand on your faith through the good, and not so good. Growth is a beautiful thing.
    Hugs ❤️

  99. January 15, 2024 / 8:31 pm

    Monrooee!!! What a beautiful soul! Thank you for sharing. I’ve been following you for a while now on both YouTube and IG (as well as here) and I’m just so happy to witness you journey! You’re absolutely a FORCE in this space, don’t ever forget that! Take you for inspiring me, always! ❤️

  100. Tonikka
    January 15, 2024 / 11:51 pm

    First time commenting. Not my first time reading. Thank you for sharing your goals and trials, it really inspires me to keep going. Happy New Year Monroe

  101. January 16, 2024 / 4:18 pm

    Being a felllow bull, I can so relate to keeping such personal things like your health (thankful for that relief!) & grief to yourself. I’ve always been that way but after going to therapy I tried opening up more, only to then see I over shared and that blew up in my face. Going “Back to the basics” I’m definitely mindful of over sharing now, and I’m engaging in healthier ways of relief. I too enjoy reading and recently learned how I enjoy writing. Journaling is changing my life right before my eyes! I’m hoping to reignite my creativity, live in my actual Truth and evolve into my best version of myself. Thanks for sharing & Best Wishes to you in ‘24 and forever more!

  102. January 17, 2024 / 8:38 am

    Good read, I cannot wait to see all the newness you’ll be bringing our way.
    I intend to better myself as well, I like how eloquently you put it.

  103. Johnetta
    January 17, 2024 / 2:24 pm

    Thank you so much for trusting this community enough to be transparent and share your vulnerability with us. I heard so clearly from God a very similar direction for myself this year. He has me focusing on others and not myself- forcing me to rely on and trust in Him to take care of me as I obey Him and care for others. We are here for you in all of your creative outlets and appreciate your consistency and commitment to providing elevated inspiration, entertainment, and community.

  104. Janet S B
    January 20, 2024 / 8:49 am

    Dr Steele God got you girl. You have an amazing future and you’re humble with your achievements.

  105. Yvette
    January 20, 2024 / 7:39 pm

    Monroe you are absolutely an amazing young woman and I am so grateful that you are doing well. When I think of my mortality, I always ask was what I did in this life was pleasing to God. I’m glad that you know God has a purpose and a plan for each of and it’s up to us to dream it, believe it and speak it. Our words have power and it’s a reminder for all of us to always speak in affirmation and we can manifest the life we want to lead. You are an inspiration to black women and you are what young girls should strive to emulate. I see so many amazing things coming your way. I pray Gods blessings on your life.

  106. January 21, 2024 / 3:02 pm

    Happy New Year Ms. Monroe! Though I am a researcher-scholar, I enjoy your fashion centered blog and YouTube channel.Congratulations for all of your accomplishments, retiring grandma, goodnews for your health result, etc .

  107. January 21, 2024 / 3:04 pm

    Happy New Year Ms. Monroe! Though I am a researcher-scholar, I follow your fashion centered blog and YouTube channel.Congratulations for all of your accomplishments, retiring grandma, goodnews for your health result, etc .

  108. Greselda B
    January 21, 2024 / 6:03 pm

    You are a beautiful soul, Monroe. Know that it shines through in all that you do. May your life continue to be a manifestation of all that you dream and work toward.

  109. Caretha
    January 22, 2024 / 3:50 pm

    Hi Monroe,
    Happy New Year
    I am happy that you are in good health despite the health scare. I enjoyed your blog and your YouTube channel. I started following you about six months ago because I enjoy your style and fashion sense. It gives me pleasure to see you and other Black women taking part in the luxury scene.

    Many blessings and continued growth to you and your channel.

  110. Barbara
    January 28, 2024 / 10:41 am

    TO GOD THE GLORY! ALL IS WELL MY FRIEND. Put GOD FIRST, everything else will Fall in line.

  111. Joy2TheWorld
    January 28, 2024 / 10:59 am

    Hey Monroe!! I’m part of the YT gang. I came here to support the blog. I’m 43 and been following you for a while. You are inspiring in every way. Thanks for the transparency!

  112. Kristeena
    January 28, 2024 / 11:34 am

    I enjoyed reading. Thank you for sharing and I hope you continue to grow and thrive into everything that you desire to achieve and be! Very inspiring.

  113. ToCa
    January 29, 2024 / 2:23 pm

    I was so surprised to learn you were going through this. You always carried on with such joy and passion that I’m sure most of us never suspected you were going through such turmoil. There is beauty and release in healing from these types of challenges. It affords you the perspective to look at your life in a manner that you may have overlooked before. Continue to bring joy, love and light to those around you. We appreciate you and love that you’ve allowed us to take this journey with you. XOXO

  114. Product_snob
    January 30, 2024 / 12:21 am

    Wow what a message such and inspiration, to Gid be the glory he is a healer and a keeper so glad u r healthy and well my sister hag and live to a new year 2024 amen

  115. Jennifer Phillips
    February 1, 2024 / 2:05 am

    What a great read and truly inspirational. I’ll be making my Pinterest vision board tomorrow morning & saving it as my screensaver as well!

  116. Tola
    February 4, 2024 / 3:53 pm

    Thank you for sharing a personal part of your life. I’m glad you’re good. I’ve been following you since 2020 and when I tell you , you have helped me through. All I can say is …
    Thank you

  117. Christelle
    February 6, 2024 / 11:15 am

    Waw! This was what I need to boost myself. Thank you for this blogpost! Really happy to read you. Waiting for the book!

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