Tag «inspiration»

Featured Post: My First Bad Break-Up

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Fresh Start: Job vs. Career. Passion plus Purpose

Timing has always been a bitch. It has never been on my side. Whether something was a waste of time, the wrong point in time or just not having time period. Finally. Fiy-nuh-leeeeeee. Time has gotten on board with the kid. Just to give a quick run down of my last 5 years in the career world: …

Dear Black Man: Bullets and Jail Bars

Dear Black Man, I pray for you everyday. I pray for your protection. That God protects your body from bullets and jail bars. From trigger happy authorities who seek to steal your life. They’d rather take you off this earth than watch you grow up and become better men than them, than their fathers, than …

Post-Independence Day: Find your Freedom

Well Happy Belated Birthday Amurica… I’m truly happy you’ve gotten your freedom. Now, now I’d like to have my freedom. *cues Beyonce* I feel like I spend  a lot of time wondering what the difference is between myself and those who I view as “successful”.  One of my favorite quotes in regards to that thought: …

Pre-Independence Day: Fuck Adulthood.

Man fuck adulthood. I wish someone had told me as a child that this shit is a trap. I’m 27, man-less, child-less, at a job I just did a career change to this year after being unemployed for half the year before. Though I managed to successfully swerve student loans, credit card debt and a car …

August Goals

“Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin So I was inspired by another blogger to post my goals for the month, I thought it was a great idea and a way to help me feel more accomplished by the end of the month. The problem is that I’m such a planner, …

For Colored Girls Who Struggle with Weight Loss

Weight loss. Weight gain. Toe-may-toe. Toe-mahh-toe. Same difference. Over the last 3-4 years my weight has been yo-yo(ing) like nobody’s business. I went from being my heaviest in 2010 where I’d gained about 40 lbs in college, to losing 20+ lbs over the next 2 years and looking good in 2012. Then life threw me …

Foooood (Detox Update)

Alright y’all, the [starving] storm is over. Alas I can eat again! For those of you who didn’t read my last detox post, I willingly volunteered to do the master cleanse, aka lemonade detix, aka the diet Beyonce did in order to lose 20lbs for Dream Girls. Let me just tell you about my experience. …

The Next Oprah Angelou

This is not a drill. Let me tell you just how sick I am of being mediocre despite how much I just wanna be great. I am one of the underdogs. One of the unlucky individuals that should not have made it to where I am. Single parent home. Absent father. One of twelve [total]. …

Today:

Hey. Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something. Not even me. Alright? You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period. –Will Smith “Pursuit of Happyness” Yo, This is probably one of …