Spring: Loading…

I know we are ready for a change. Winter seems to have grabbed on tight and apparently is having a hard time letting go. We are all ready to shed the layers, wear lighter clothing and get ready for the next best season after Spring which is Summer ( my birthday season🎂♥️). We have experienced our 4th Nor’easter and everyone is about fed up at this point. Spring breaks for some have been dissolved and as a result it has forced others to work all the way until June (If you’re in education).

I must say I welcome the delay. It proves how much God is in control. The plans we make are never our own. We must always leave room for God’s plan. There’s more of an appreciation for the season when it finally arrives. Continue to move in gratitude and be thankful for this moment. There are some who will never get to experience the unpredictability of our lady, “Mother Nature”. This is all in preparation for the new season that awaits us. Be thankful for the “snowdays” which gives us time to reset and restore our bodies. To spend time with loved ones or to binge on shows we never make the time for. Think of the delay in the change of weather as a way of slowing us down. So before you put up another post or rant about where is Spring, find LOVE in the wait. ♥️

Grow Your Garden

It was a month ago this day I never imagined it would be my last engagement with him. A month ago we exchanged our last laughs, shared how our day went and got caught up with plotting events and trips that we were never going to take.

You see everyone wants a garden but no one wants to take care of it. It take more than just laying the seeds down and covering it up with the soil. You have to water it, make sure it’s given adequate light, remove and debris or weeds that might start growing around it. You need to be an active participant in your garden. Think about how you feel when you see your flowers start to bloom, the bright vivid colors that stare back at you. It’s a beautiful feeling.

Relationships equate to a garden. I realize not everyone is ready to get their hands dirty and put the work in to seeing things grow. That doesn’t make them bad people, they’re just not meant for you. That is why I walked away. I decided that I am committed to seeing growth for my garden. I know that my garden requires a special kind of LOVE and attention that I will not waver on for anyone. I might have LOVED you but I LOVE me sooo much more. ♥️

Rollercoaster Ride

New year, new beginnings and a new relationship. 6 months in and things have been quite a journey to say the least. A rollercoaster filled with loops and sharp turns, taking us to the highest of heights to the lowest of lows. Sounds pretty much like life right? I mean isn’t that what relationships are about? To be with that person that takes you on the ride of your life? As long as you two are strapped in, wearing your protective gear everything will be alright. Right?

I have come to a standstill on this ride. Not sure if we will continue together or continue apart. Things seemed to be moving seamlessly until life started throwing obstacles our way. Me, I can take on pretty much anything. I have matured, have grown as a woman and I continue to strengthen my walk with God. But for my boyfriend his strength has become questionable. Strength is not measured only by your physical ability but also by your mental and emotional abilities as well. The most difficult thing to understand is that my boyfriend waves the God Fearing flag in my face all day long but when it comes to putting all that faith into practice, it is NOWHERE to be found. I need someone who is willing to not just talk about the goodness of the Lord but who also believes he is real. He will persevere, know that he can overcome any trial put forth because God will never give him more than he can bare. He will get knocked down but he will dust himself off and get right back up again. My boyfriend has met life with some challenges and his inability to bounce back is eye opening. I mean he has climbed into a hole, disconnected from the outside world and has put up a wall so high that even if I was given the world’s biggest ladder I still couldn’t reach him. We haven’t even gone through the hardest things yet. He says marriage is what he wants but I don’t know if he even knows what that even means or what that road looks like.

What I do know for sure is that I need to continue living and LOVING life. This moment, this minute I will never get back again. I am not about to sign up to become a member of the “Pity Party Organization” or the “Woe Is Me Coalition ”. Negative energy is draining and will suck the life out of you if you let it. So I’m going to continue to enjoy the ride even if I’m on it by myself. For I know the plans God has for my life and LOVE will forever be in my heart and on the horizon.♥️

Lost & Found

It’s been a minute.

Ok maybe it’s been more than a minute. More like a year. I know. How could I just abdandon the one thing that got me through some tough times in my love journey? It has been such a road. A very interesting path that only God could assemble. I promise to never leave you hanging like that ever again. I have to shout out an amazing woman for igniting the fire to make this piece even come to life. (M.M. I L❤️VE you to pieces!) She messaged me one day stating, “listen I need you to write a piece, make it happen because you’re blog needs you “. And not until this moment I realized how much I needed it too. I lost my way but now I am found. It feels good to be back. So many things to share with you all but I will slowly introduce the many intricate details piece by piece.. So please, bare with me.

I’m hoping that 2018 is bringing you all nothing but the best and that you are remaining steadfast in achieving your goals. Remember we are responsible for what gets done with these 365 days so let’s make the best of it! If I haven’t learn anything while being away it has been to cherish the day. Like live your life out loud, in color. Let the colors of your days be so bright it blinds everyone in sight. Each day we are given a new masterpiece to create, it is up to you to give the audience a picture worth viewing.

Can you believe we will be done with February in 13 days? What small wins have you accomplished thus far? We are now in the second day of the Lenten season. Please take this time to do some God searching, soul working and self-loving. Dropping some more LOVE next week. Stay tuned. Wishing you LOVE & Light always in all ways.❤️

Being Petty Isn’t Pretty 

My beautiful and educated women of color, don’t take this personal, but we need to do better.

Yes Im talking to you. The one reading this who is currently mad at her colleague because she has more curves than you. The woman who is upset at the attention she is receiving from male colleagues. The woman who is mad because her hair extensions are longer. The woman who takes everything that is being said personal. The woman who is angry, bitter and miserable: This Is For You.

 Stop praising your “petty” behavior and start seeking clinical support for your actions. It is not attractive, “cute” or becoming. Hurt people only hurt people and will continue to perpetuate a cycle that will infect the world. You wanna raise a Queen, learn how to wear the crown first. 
This piece is personal for me because of the catty behavior I continue to witness by women of color at my job. I really hope that one day we can stop internalizing the behaviors of others and start being held accountable for the nasty things we say and do to other women. 

The world is already tough. Being a woman and one of color comes with a multitude of challenges. Let’s create more unity, peace and be the example we want to see in the world. ❤

More Like Mrs. Michelle Obama

There are people in this world who we admire, make us better, who we gain inspiration from. For me, my mother is definitely number one on my list. Not because she is my mother, or the woman who gave birth to me but because she offers me so much wisdom and she is the person who taught me how to LOVE. It is because of her, I can show that LOVE to others. I wanna talk about another woman who the nation has grown to love over the past 8 years: Mrs. Michelle Obama.

This incredibly amazing woman has exemplified what beauty, intelligence and grace truly means. She is not just the wife of President Obama, she created her own lane.

She launched “Let’s Move!”, bringing together community leaders, educators, medical professionals, parents, and others in a nationwide effort to address the challenge of childhood obesity.This initiative has changed the lives of our youth nationwide giving families the resources to make better decisions about their child’s nutrition. She has made having a healthy lifestyle a necessity.

She has been coined the most stylish First Lady in history. When Mrs. Michelle Obama comes through, you better make room! She demands attention upon entry and she keeps her mane “on fleek”. Her diction, her poise and confidence is what all women should emulate.

I am truly blessed to have witnessed a woman who looks like me become the first Lady of theUnited States. What she has done for our nation will carry on for generations to come. It is our duty as women to inspire and plant seeds of wisdom and continue the legacy that has been set forth by Mrs. Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama. We shall uplift other woman as well as our young girls of the world. Be more like Michelle and you will move more into LOVE.❤

Today is the Day

What is it about the start of a new year that gets everyone excited? Is it the possibility to start something you never got a chance to? Checking things off that long “to do list”? 
Well the time is now. Let’s materialize what we want to happen and stop waiting for the ball to drop. Our time on this earth is not promised. We don’t know when God will call us home. Waking up, breathing in this air and being apart of this world is a privilege not an entitlement. 
You want to see other parts of the world? Well book that trip today. You want to start your own business? Get your draft and resources together and start today. You want to start your own blog, get on line, write your piece and hit submit today. You wanna lose weight, get off the couch and start doing some jumping jacks today.
If 2016 has taught me anything it has to be to “Seize the Day” . Don’t you let another minute go by without making your dreams a reality. I have seen so many young, women of color taking matters into their own hands and owning this world. Becoming entrepreneurs, turning their passion into something profitable. All it takes is effort, consistency and time. Let us be better about how use our time. Let us continue to have people in our circle who will take us to the next level as well as hold us accountable for our actions. 
If you are reading this, I hope that this year brings your more opportunities and gives you the resources to be the best. All that you want to be is up to you. You determine your limitations. Be better than you were yesterday. Be a goal setter and a goal getter. Wishing you more peace, LOVE and light for the 365 days ahead. ❤