This Girl’s Gotta Have It


The older I get the more I’m learning more about me. I like the fact that I’m starting to take the time to recognize, accept and even appreciate some things about me that might have always been there, but I’m only now paying attention to. Chatting with my sister, as we giggled about our “must have lists” she asked, “Do you think our list would be weird to most people.” I told her I “didn’t know.” So why don’t you take a peek and tell me what you think.

This girl’s gotta have:

  • A tube of green, medicated Chapstick and some Maybelline mascara.
  • A testimony ready to share of how God has changed your life.
  • A trendy denim jacket.
  • Snacks in my purse and at my office (preferably peanuts, oatmeal or a granola bar).
  • A pair of black flats at work.
  • A pair of flip-flops, heels and flats in my car.
  • A few special occasion (sympathy, birthday, thank you and get well) greeting cards at home and work.
  • A can of Chef Boyardee Spaghetti and Meatballs, tortilla chips, grits and muffin mix in my pantry.
  • A ready resume.
  • A “go-to” scripture ready to help someone in need (especially if that someone is me).
  • An upcoming trip or event to look forward to.
  • An old, comfortable dress or sweats to sashay around in.
  • Leggins.
  • Fingernail polish at home to match the fingernail polish from the salon for a “need a fill-in” touch up.
  • A calendar with notifications on my phone, Gmail and Outlook.
  • A good friend to always hip me to the game.
  • At least five gift cards at all times.
  • At least two black purses and two brown purses in current rotation.
  • A friend each who are smarter than I am, more fashionable than I am, more spiritual than I am, bolder, more accomplished than I am and has overcome more than I have.
  • Someone to tell me like it “T-I-S”.
  • An assortment of University of Alabama T-Shirts.
  • A camera at my disposal.
  • My cell phone and charger.
  • A tube of “Wet and Wild” lip gloss (It’s one of the only products that doesn’t make my lips do the “puffy dance”.)
  • A moment of peace and quiet.
  • Two water bottles at work.
  • Cold water, filtered water or bottled water.
  • One hour or more at work alone to work before people arrive.
  • A prayer partner.
  • At least one great Gospel CD in my kitchen, in my car and at work, and Pandora access.
  • At least two very distinct wigs.
  • A pair of comfy house shoes.
  • An outfit ready to return in my closet.
  • $20 stashed in my secret wallet.
  • A cosmetic bag always packed and ready for a road trip.
  • A sweater, throw and tennis shoes in my trunk.
  • Change in my car.
  • A glass of orange juice at night.
  • A gift card ready to be given away.
  • An assortment of organized pens and highlighters in my purse.
  • Some correction fluid (Liquid Paper).
  • A fragrance in my purse, in my glove compartment and at work.
  • A closet organized by color and/or style.
  • The Food Network, Cooking Channel, OWN and HGTV.
  • A phone, tablet or laptop ready to type out or record whatever’s on my mind at any given time.


7 thoughts on “This Girl’s Gotta Have It

  1. Nope this list is not weird at all. Do you usually have all these things on deck, LOL??! There are however a couple of things on this list that i must have too. #Itsagirlthing

  2. Very comprehensive list! Definitely some things I need to run out and purchase…any ole excuse to shop-LOL!

  3. I love this story and I agreeeee!! At least to units/wigs ready to wear!! I am inspired to write my own list. Thanks Lady for always making a girl think and be thankful!!

  4. Pingback: This Girl’s Gotta Have It | Life Gets Better

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