Hello There! If you are reading this today, it is my 33rd Birthday and the word for this year in my life is BOLD.  If I can be honest, after my 30th birthday I have always approached my birthdays with resistance and guilt -resistance because I realize that I am no longer a 20-something year old adult and guilt because I knew that I let yet another year pass without accomplishing a goal on my to-do-list. With this personal new year in mind, I am approaching life BOLDLY.  Bold career moves.  Bold speech.  Bold faith.  Bold impact.   With this I must say that Lord, You are faithful and loving in all of your ways.  YOU have molded me, YOU have kept me, and YOU have sustained me for yet another year, and I give you ALL the honor and the praise.

I decided to share this online journal today, on my birthday because it is a symbol of new beginnings and it is something that I have always wanted to do.  So keep reading, here’s a little about me:

I am a 33 year old Florida native who currently lives in Okinawa, Japan alongside my husband who have spent over 21 years in the Marine Corps. I am a graduate student at Florida A&M University studying to obtain a Masters in Science in Nursing. I love Nursing! GOD has given me a desire to help others in somewhat could be an unfortunate time in their life. My journey to pursue nursing came from obstacles that I endured while living in Chicago, IL in my early twenties. My desire as a Nurse Practitioner is to provide quality healthcare to an underserve community which can provide both rewards and some challenges. Additionally, I believe in paying it forward, I would love to be a nursing educator. I am a firm believer in that quality nurses come from quality education and quality education needs to have quality educators. Being a nurse educator is so much more than teaching, it is aspiring those next generation of nurses to take pride in the service that they provide. I have so many more professional and personal desires with the most important involving philanthropic work.

I am a self-proclaimed fashionista who loves traveling, studying different culture/norms, writing, watching documentaries, scratching off my to- do-list and cooking. Currently, I am enrolled in a Japanese cooking class. Did you know that Okinawans are some of the longest living people on the planet and its partly due to the foods that they eat. Some of the foods that I am learning to cook are ramen noodles with fried dumplings , a variety of rice bowls and egg rolls, and homemade Japanese soup. For my husband, family and friends this is for you to enjoy.

To my husband I am the love of his life. To my family I am the first. My mothers  first and only child,  the first grandchild, the first great grandchild and the first niece, so you can easily say that I am a natural born leader. To my friends, some may say that I am the baby of the group and others may say that I am the “mature” friend.  Ask anyone of them to describe me and you may receive a different response from each on a different day (I’ll talk more about this on a later diary entry).  To you, I just want to be Kasheika who lives intentionally, fearlessly and gratefully.

More importantly, I am a believer in Christ. I am on a spiritual journey to study, to pray, to reflect and to grow my relationship with GOD. This process is unique and individual as each individual is unique. I believe that it is important to become the best you by pursuing your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. I am interested in purchasing a book by T.D. Jakes called, Soar! Build Your Vision from the Ground up. The reviews are positive, and I believe that this will be the right book to kick start my personal new year. Does anyone have any suggestions? Leave your suggestions in the comment box below.


What will start out as an online diary will hopefully grow into something more where I am encouraging my self and others to live their best life.  I have so many ideas and have started consulting website designers to add some vigor to the site.   I started writing an online diary as I was sitting home on the couch in Okinawa, Japan and wanted to write and to share my personal thoughts and experiences.  Journaling helps to enhance ones life.  It gives an opportunity to understand yourself better, it motivates you and makes you self reflect.  Furthermore, I have always wanted to write and to encourage others with thought provoking discussion on various and sensitive topics. TheKashDiary hopes to aspire you to live your best life, to invest time and energy in your relationships, personal goals and to trust GOD. This diary will resolve around my journey to become the best me in my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, so I invite you to tag along in the journey of self-discovery, self-fulfillment, and self-reflection

Thank you for stopping by on my birthday,


EST: 02/07/1985

30 thoughts on “HI THERE, I’M KASHEIKA…”

  1. Happy Birthday my beautiful cousin 😊💜 or should I say my sister/friend.. I hope today is your best birthday yet! I love you so much!! 😊😌 Me n the kids! This website is so fabulous and sheik just like you! You are 33 today huh.. Well 33 in numerology signifies alot and vibrates high on the frequency of love . It is the master number and falls in line with heart desire, maturity, and personal expression. The number 33 encourages world Harmony, spiritual creation, and the understanding of the essence of being. After reading your “about me” I definitely say your 33 is shining bright and you are matching the frequency ! . Going into your 33rd year of life, I wish you nothing but love, abundance, and success. Do YOU, do what makes YOU happy. because at the end of the day this is YOUR life , YOUR journey nobody else’s..your so fabulous! And I love you always and forever. Much love cousin
    Peace & Happy birthday to you 💜
    Meela, Amirah, Ahmad

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    1. Hey Kasheika! So good to hear from you and to know that you are doing well. Great job and created this wonderful diary/blog on the web. More importantly, I just want to wish you a happy birthday and good health and happiness. May God bless you and fulfill all your dreams and goals. I hope you enjoy this day with your husband, family, and friends with lots of fun. I do enjoy reading your blog, very intriguing I’m blessed by it; you are certainly gifted. I am looking forward to reading more as God inspires you so that we all can be blessed. Keep up the good work, Ralph.

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  2. Happy Birthday 🎊🎉🎂🎁🎈 My love 😍… I’m so proud of the woman you have grown to be since I met you in undergrad. This blog is awesome, I look forward to reading more in the future. Have a blessed day.

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  3. Happy birthday my love and I am so proud of you starting/completing your blog. I know this has been a goal of yours and you made it happen. I know your words of encouragement and guidance will help someone in this world. Love you and again Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

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  4. Hello Kay and happy birthday! I love reading your journal. As I reflect on our relationship I know that it was God that brought us together and I know that on your 33rd birthday it is God that wants me to tell you to follow Matt 6:33 and everything will be all right. He got you! Love ya and enjoy your day.

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  5. What a great way to kick off your 33rd birthday, kick starting one of the goals that you have set for yourself! I am so proud of the woman you have become, and I look forward to reading future posts.

    Happy Birthday Love!

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  6. Wishing you the Happiest birthday Kasheika!! I’m loving the the kashdairy so proud of you for starting your blog, and your continued success in life and I can’t wait to see what’s next . You know your sista will also be there to support you and your endeavors ✊🏾❤️

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  7. Wow! I’m almost speechless! What an incredible way to start off a new year! I have always known you to be a courageous, outgoing, trend-setter, but this tops it all. I’m a proud friend and now I’m able to say a proud cousin! Keep God First and He will guide your footsteps and you cannot go wrong. I’m a strong believer in faith and I know that God has great plans for you. You are one of a kind, you are a worthy woman of God, and you are special. Keep believing in yourself! And Happy Birthday!

    Jeremiah 29:11

    The Daniels

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  8. To my beautiful cousin, I’m very proud you ! May God continue to unlock your successes ! You are amazing, talented, courageous, and most of all Diva!!!! Continue to walk in Boldness and Confident. Anything is possible . May God continue to blessed you and your future endeavors. Happy Birthday Love Always Nesha!!!!

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  9. Over the years, I’ve truly looked up to you. You’ve inspired me to go after what God has for me, to be kind, & to look great all the while. 😊 Happy Birthday!

    Much love,
    Dahlia ❤️


  10. Kasheika,I am so deeply moved by your writing and presentation.It gives me great joy in seeing my special daughter share such an achievement and experience life on this level.You are an amazing young lady and has inspired so many people today with your writings and Faith elevation.Happy Birthday and I wish I was there to share it with you.Love you so much your DAD.


  11. Happy Birthday girl! They say cousins are always your first friends! I’m thankful that God saw fit to make you my first friend. You’ve been doing this thing called life for 33 years…and you’re doing it quite well. Enjoy your day ❤


  12. Happy Birthday First Niece!!
    Very powerful and inspiring words and remarkably well written. May you walk boldly in your new year with showers of blessings, with many years to come. You’ve truly blossomed into a beautifully amazing women!! May your fruits take you to great places you’ve always imagined and beyond and inspire others. So very proud of you!! Keep being great!!! Looking forward to reading many more post to come.

    Love Always,


  13. Hi Kasheika! Happy Birthday! You are one of my best and most cherished friends. Our relationship has been blossoming since 2003. I believe in you and all that you endeavor. I am so excited about these new ventures. You’ve always had a knack for writing. You were always able to speak so eloquently. I know this is just one of the many plans that God has in store. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. You are a wonderful wife and you will be a wonderful mother in the future! I love you. I am so extremely proud of you. You inspire me! May you excel in every aspect of your life. Happy birthday again love!


  14. Happy Birthday 33rd birthday to one of my dearest friends!!!! I couldn’t help but wear a beaming smile while reading your very first Kash diary entry, realizing that one of your aspirations has finally come to fruition! So proud of you K! I pray that God continues to give you the courage and fortitude to “boldly” accomplish every endeavor set forth!! Keep motivating and inspiring!!! Looking forward to many more fabulous entries to come!
    Hugs and kisses,


  15. Amazing! Your spirit shines daily and you should share it with the world! I love that you are on a journey to get closer with God and have an interest in educating future nurses! From one creative to another: do what makes you happy so those around you can be happy!!!!



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    Comment: I LOVE IT! I smiled while reading ‘TheKashDiary’. I felt your beauty, your spirit, your vibration. I know you a little better now, and I LOVE YOU even MORE. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my FIRST NIECE!
    p.s. What is a Tamartian????

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  17. Happy Birthday Kasheika May The Lord Continue To Blessed You And Your Husband And We Wish You Many More Happy Birthday To Come.
    Kenneth & Charlesetta Baldwin


  18. Kay Bay,

    When I first met you, you where 18 years old….who would have ever known that the friendship we have was one that was ordained by GOD! I am soooo amazed at your transition from a girl to a woman! You have a story to tell and I believe you should share it with the world! I am so happy that you finally did this! I know this year will be amazing for you because you stepped out on faith and you are allowing GOD to control your destiny! I pray that everything you touch is blessed and always remember that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28! I don’t have a little sister but God knows that I gained one the day I met you! I love you sis! And wishing you the Happiest birthday ever! …PS sorry I am late!


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