Lately, I’ve been caught up in the same old run of the mill blogging pattern of lists and Pinterest pieces that I’ve started to get a little bored. Let me start with a heartfelt apology. I’m not trying to be that type of blogger and I don’t want to be boxed into writing that type of content all the time.
You guys deserve so much more and sometimes you need to be remind that bloggers are human. So instead of a list, I’m just going to keep it real today. Honest, raw, and down to earth for my favorite people!
Like any living breathing person of voting age, we have finally come down to the two candidates vying for President of the United States….and I’m not happy. Hillary wasn’t my first or second choice and Donald Trump still seems like a huge joke. You better believe David and I have talked about potential just packing everything up and moving some place else. Unfortunately the turnaround for that move is too soon, so we are stuck. Slowly, I’m coming to realize that I’m going to have to put my vote in the corner that’s best for me as a black woman in America. I’m planning on going into more detail in a future blog, but just make sure you exercise your right to vote if you can. Don’t sleep on this year’s election just because you don’t like either of the candidates. America needs every vote they can get these days from being the laughing stock of the world.
My millennial colors have been shining bright with my obsession with podcasts. Trust me when I say the obsession is so real and I’ve been incredibly fascinated by the gems that I’ve found just searching the Apple Podcasts Charts. Need some recommendations, don’t worry I’ve got you covered: Limetown (Valery got me hooked on this one), The Bright Sessions (2 seasons long with the 3rd coming back this fall), and My Favorite Murder (its morbidly hilarious).
In addition to the podcasts, I’ve been living the life binge watching shows on Netflix. My multitasking has been top notch over the weekend with household chores so I’ve started to make the most of my valuable time. Top picks right now: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Stephanie hooked me here), Stranger Things (because when other people binge watch a show, you follow the peer pressure), and Penny Dreadful (morbid and creepy are kind of my hobby).
This past weekend, I ventured out to a Lit Hop in Deep Ellum and heard some pretty interesting poetry. I don’t know why, but between that experience and all of the Glitter Tales I’ve written – I pulled out a journal. Not only did I pull out a journal, but I actually started to write. Yes, you read that correctly. Pen to paper. It has actually been pretty therapeutic over the last few days to just jot down the emotions and feelings without any judgement. Mind you, I’ll probably burn this journal when I’m finished with it. I hate sharing my work with people and Glitter Tales is as far as I’ll go.
This brings me to here and now. The moment of truth. Life isn’t easy and we all have our days. Remember that each day you wake up, you’re already one step ahead of the game. Don’t look back on your life with regrets. Be a force in the world. Make a difference. Brighten someone’s day. Grow.
By the time you’re reading this, I’m on a flight to Michigan for the 150th Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk and hopefully a quick hop across the border to Canada. I’ve already got Glitter Tales scheduled for this week and a little something about an artist that is stressing me out these days.
Tell me about your life! How have you been? Do you need a hug? Need a little motivation? Share in the comments and I’ll get back to you.
Photography by Stephanie Drenka