Monday, November 24, 2014

Remember to Pamper Yourself


Imagine a life where you are running around consumed by your daily routine. A daily routine that consists of the usual craziness, but also requires you to constantly give so much to others; only to end up not having time for yourself. I’m sure most of us don’t have to imagine this, it’s our reality. As women, wives, and mothers it’s in us to be there for our loved ones. It’s a part of who we are. We stay true to our nature and are a support system for friends and family. We also work hard in our chosen/demanding professions, all while neglecting ourselves.

While there is nothing wrong with being there for others, it’s important that we remember to make time to relax. Just as everyone else’s life and problems are important, ours are too. And taking time to step away from everything to do something for yourself is just as important.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

I Don't Want The Norm


I don’t see myself living “that” life. You know the one, it involves a big house, white picket fence, and an SUV…a husband who works a 9-5, comes home and interacts with the children. Then the kids get sent to bed, some TV watching happens, then the parents themselves go to bed, only to repeat the same process again and again. With the only outlet being the ray of light that the upcoming weekend offers. Not knocking you if that’s your life. I just don’t see that for myself.

I’ll take a nice apartment in a high-rise, overlooking Central Park or the Hudson River. Or an apt in some other big city, even in a different country. I’ll take a husband who is creative (and makes a living from it) and some out of the box kids. The point is I don’t want routine or the norm. I want every experience to be completely different and new from what I currently see and know.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"I No Longer..."


This speaks to the very place I'm currently in, in my life. With this attitude, things seems to be going a lot smoother. And I'm happy for the peace that no longer having patience for certain things has brought about.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hip Hop Quotable: Kendrick Lamar


"She independent, she handle her business
 She believe in God and no other religions
Never in competition when it comes to her friends
She's dependable, she set her own trends
A confidant, a mediator
So sweet, every flavor
Just a conversation with her, doing you a favor"

Kendrick Lamar


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What Veterans Day Means to Me

Veterans day comes around every year, and sadly many of us look at it as simply a day off from work or school. But with having so many family members who chose to serve, and are still serving; this day is very important to me.

I'm especially thankful to my father and my brother. My father served 22 years in the United States Marine Corp (pictured above on the right). My brother served 8 1/2 years in the United States Army and fought TWICE in "Operation Iraqi Freedom."

Today, and every day, I am ever so thankful for the extreme sacrifices both of them and all other veterans have made for me to continue to enjoy and live in freedom.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Get Rid of Anything Stagnant in Your Life, Friends Included



“Ask God to remove those who hinder you,” is a statement I heard a lot while growing up. Every time someone said it I thought, why would we need to pray for people to be removed, when we are the ones who allow them to be around us in the first place? I got my answer when I reached my mid-twenties. That’s when I started to question the people around me and decided to pray for help on weeding out the bad ones.

As usual, I wanted God to answer my prayer right away. And when I didn’t see anything happening with the people around me, I figured my relationships were fine. So I moved on and stopped praying about it, and eventually forgot all about the prayer.

True to who He is, God answered my prayer in His own time. And out of what seemed like nowhere, for various reasons friends started to leave all at once. This was a hard time in my life (don’t pray for something you’re not ready to receive) because I felt so alone. And because I’d forgot about that specific prayer, I walked around feeling like there was a conspiracy in which everyone decided to keep away from me.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Material Girl: Pearl Jewelry

Pearls. Pearls. Pearls.

Here I go again with my accessory obsession! This time its pearl everything!!!
Such a classic item like pearls are being transitioned into fun, cute, and stylish
items that can be worn whenever, with anything.