Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Musings: 7/28/2015

purpose/ reason

the moment we start to look at all of the happenings in life from a purposeful perspective we are able to appreciate them more. everything/ everyone that we come into contact with serves a purpose, some bigger/ smaller than others… but none without giving us a (small/ big) nudge in the direction that we're supposed to be traveling. 

people often say, "I'm right where I'm supposed to be," and while it may not always be what we want to hear at the time, or possibly even believe as it rolls off our tongues, I believe it to read truer with every passing day. 

purpose/ reason is rarely revealed immediately. it's more of a 'hindsight is 20/20' concept where it isn't really clear until you look back on it… timespan varies. i've caught myself in certain situations recently where I'm sometimes able to recognize the beauty/ reasoning of why something has happened, or is happening a lot sooner than I may have noticed it before I tapped into this way of thinking. 

why did I meet this person?
what role did I play in this persons development/ progression, and vice versa?
what did a situation bring out of me/ contribute to pushing me a little closer to where I am now/ where I want to be?

there's always a reason. 

some people come into your life solely as a distraction, 
some people are walking lessons/ examples to one persons life, all while being something completely different to someone else. 
sometimes you experience a setback only to realize in the long run it put you in the best position ever to prepare for what was to come next, 
some people are put into your life to teach you loyalty by being the absolute worst example of it, sometimes we miss the lessons/ reasons and they are given to us over and over again until something finally clicks,
the list goes on, 

and I'm grateful for everything on it


it's all very interesting to watch unfold and it's caused me not to question as much in a 'woe is me' way, and more so in a 'where is this taking me' way. 

it's all a part of our journey and it truly is a magnificent one.

but I'm rambling, and drinking wine as I write this.

Inspire the Tribe.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Double Trouble - Uranus and Venus Retrograding Together!

"Uranus in retrograde is a time for huge transformation. The only thing holding us back from it will be our own ego and our own fear. This retrograde is an opportunity that shouldn’t be taken lightly and we mustn’t allow it to pass by due to our being too afraid to be shaken up.

It’s time to embrace all that we’ve been trying to hide from. To look very closely at who we are, what we want, who is around us and where we are heading. Uranus in retrograde gives us a firm kick in the butt to prevent us from settling into routines that feel too easy for us."

"As with Venus in retrograde, we will be digging up the past to encrypt and decode it and find some of the answers that have been eluding us. We will not be satisfied until our curiosity has been soothed and we have investigated, questioned, researched and done our homework on what and who has led us to where we are now. And why.
We know that we have repeated so many lessons time and again and there are many parts of our lives that we still do not seem to have fully learned from or completely understood.

We constantly ask ourselves, “Why are the same things being continuously brought to my attention.“

Not any more!"

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


I'm happy


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Louis Farrakhan x The Breakfast Club

watch this


Musings: 7/16/2015

haven't written a poem in months,
.. haven't been inspired to
haven't painted in weeks,
.. haven't been inspired to

mood: house key x lolawolf
so moved by the Louis Farrakhan x The Breakfast Club interview (see next post)

oftentimes I feel like letting people back in is this huge monumental mistake/ waste of time.. it never goes back to how it was, and I hate to stain a memory
what's that saying.... you can't go home again?

( SIDE NOTE: 10 Important Questions You Should Ask Yourself To Figure Out If You're On The Right Track )

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

not all girls love flowers..

but this girl does
Wedding Season/ Wedding Woes

Congrats Bernice and James!

( SIDE NOTE: I'm finally getting some length back, but I also need a trim.. these pictures are making me second guess getting my roots touched up this week. I kind of like the contrast. )

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Weekend Recap: X Men Inspired Fourth of July

Three day weekends call for hair color experimentation. 
For the 4th weekend I decided to revisit an old favorite - grey curls. It's so crazy to me that this color has become mainstream over the last year or so… it's so wrong, (who would've thought the hair color our mother's are trying so desperately to cover up would become vogue for the younger generation?) that it's right. It just works. 

Philadelphia treated me wonderfully, as usual. I fell asleep in a hammock (best sleep ever - in case you were wondering) under the stars and a flashing light adorned tree canopy. I saw The Roots, Miguel and surprise guest Cee- Lo live, followed by an amazing firework show. Enjoyed local eateries I can't find in DC (a must when traveling) and just really enjoyed myself overall.    

Inspire the Tribe.

( SIDE NOTE: I love when people send me pictures of my art on display in their homes. I'm still pinching myself that I was able to cross this goal off of my bucket list so quickly and in such a high volume. )

Monday, July 6, 2015


Friday, July 3, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

be open to change
truly open
embrace it
welcome it
for it is the only constant in life

a lot of things are changing in my world right now
I've never been good at letting go
but everything in life was once new
and you can either be afraid or excited about what's
coming next

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Simple Things x Miguel

"...just be a hard act to follow"


( SIDE NOTE: Stop Worrying About How Much You Matter. Great Read. )

Musings: 7/1/2015

Miguel, why did you do this to me?

39 items on my summer 2015 bucket list so far, and I plan to do them all
 (will post later)
dreams of painting a mural by summer's end.
funny how speaking things into existence works
I need an easel
love seeing that "1" on the calendar
timing, this thing about timing and how it can make or break

...the notes in my phone hold some of my deepest thoughts
"for you know that when your faith is tested your endurance has a chance to grow." 
- James 1:3
giving someone the benefit of the doubt is a benefit to whom exactly?

this weekend, this weekend.... I don't know how to feel, but I'm sure time will tell.


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