Social media is losing it's appeal to me
it's always the people that you least expect that support you the most
Just fell in love with Shameless Maya
so many books have been recommended to me lately.. excited to dive in
new piercing this weekend
My biggest regrets usually involve believing in people
"naturally and genuinely curious"
trying not to fall into routines
God's love is manifold
having something to look forward to you have to sacrifice in order to gain
being around positive people
the universe will bless you.. your good deeds won't go unnoticed
starting to get into travel shows.. nice reminder of how big the world is
too many live their lives in fear and don't even know it
play with color
I was scrolling through old pictures on my macbook today and these pictures caught my eye. I'm so anxious to get my length back.. I still have a long way to go, but I'm getting there. Since I started wearing my hair natural ninety-percent of the time, along with lightening it to a blonder shade, I am very cognizant of the products that I use. When I was straightening it constantly products weren't even a passing thought. I've had to throw out so many that contain alcohol and other harsh ingredients because of the damaging effects that they were unknowingly causing, and because of this I feel that my hair is actually healthier.
( SIDE NOTE: When my hair was this length I never really embraced my curls so I'm excited to see how the length and my 'fro will play out as well. )
It's been four years since I first saw the Foreign Exchange perform in Richmond. It was a great show... perfect atmosphere for date night or anyone who just enjoys a good live show. I'll be in there, bright and early. Doors open at 6.
"Dreams Are Made For Two," one of my favorite songs off the latest album.
...looking forward to it
when men refer to their significant other as their 'rib' >
doubt your doubts until they no longer exist
reciprocation is a rare, beautiful bird.
my mindset is evolving... shifting
realized that I have found something that scares me... reminded me that I am alive
If I can't have you the way I want you, I don't want you
all we have is right now
new shipment is in!
my love for peaches is too real
"appear as you may wish to be" - Machiavelli
love to see loved ones progressing
A close friend of mine broke the ice in our group chat this morning with a simple, albeit completely random, question that sparked a dialogue that stretched well into the workday. The almost childlike innocence of it was so sweet and unexpected. She asked, "What does love feel like?" The question was coming from a genuine place of wanting to know what it felt like to be in love... a feeling that she herself wasn't sure if she ever experienced. Although this isn't normally something that can easily be put into words, the responses started pouring in - each beautifully different from the other. It was endearing to read some of the responses. It was also eye-opening to see what response the question triggered from myself. Read some of the responses below, followed by my answer.
The view from the restaurant where I had my birthday dinner was absolutely beautiful. As I captured this photo I couldn't help but to imagine how breathtaking it would be to witness the sunset while atop of the ferris wheel in the distance. I'm adding this to my bucket list for the summer.
"the truth remains under the bridge of lies it takes a lifetime to construct.."
- a note from my journal that dates back to high school, but still proves relevant. There are times that I feel I knew so much more about life and what it truly meant to live when I was younger... before the textbooks and media began to cloud the mind.
It is up to us to unlearn and reeducate ourselves. Question everything... research, and seek out the answers for ourselves. Don't become a slave to the machine.
1. Celeste and the "Creole Sour Patch Kid" aka moi. Her words, not mine.
2, 3. Wanted to take this bucket hat home. I didn't.. I should have.
4, 5. The best sushi and tacos are on the West Coast.
6 - 12. Amoeba Music with my cousin and West Coast transplant Stee,
my new favorite hoodie and Grey Ant.
13. When in LA I drink Thai iced tea at least once a day. So good. My addiction.
15 - 18. Pre- "The B-Word" screening selfies.
16. The B-Word played on six screens in RAIN nightclub in Studio City, CA. There was a good turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy the three films that were played.
17 - 18. The producing duo behind "The B-Word," The Celistan twins!
19 - 21. Post- screening fun. This wasn't the dress that I originally planned to wear.. but it was the first I tried on and I fell in love with the simplicity of it. It gave me a Carrie vibe. My sister Tamika was my date and she proved to be a true team player when the party moved from the screening to Sardo's karaoke bar! There's footage, but it will never get out.. lol. We performed Outkast "Ms. Jackson" in honor of their Coachella performance and Brandy "I Wanna Be Down."
( SIDE NOTE: The B- Word screening was so nice! From the film to the venue - I am so proud of my cousins for pulling off such a major feat. I can't wait for it to come to DC and to see what else these amazing girls have in store. Congrats ladies! )