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Misplaced Nostalgia

In Friends, Mental Well-being, Relationships on August 5, 2014 at 4:52 am

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Getting to Know Me

In Family, Friends, Mental Well-being, Relationships on September 25, 2013 at 2:57 am

I recently had a moment where I was speaking to someone (this someone shall remain nameless and I’m sorry because I know there’s no fun in that). Back to the story, in the middle of my conversation I thought to myself “You don’t know me at all…” I was a little confused and irritated by this and I wanted to help them to understand but then I realized that I’m not sure if I even know myself fully. I don’t want to get all existentialistic on you, but I’m saying this in the sense that although I have had the awesome experience of having a consistent personality (a lot is to be said about that) my attitude, ideas, tolerance, and tastes have changed over the years. As I get older, I can only imagine that life’s interesting experiences will further mold me and I am up for that experience. I’ll just remember to be as patient with everyone else as I am with myself!

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It’s Never Too Late To Change (Well, Maybe)

In Beauty, Friends, Health, Mental Well-being, Relationships on September 10, 2013 at 2:59 pm

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I literally cannot count the amount of times that I looked back at something I did or said and thought “I need to change that ASAP!” and then I sat and did nothing until that action or thought process reared its negative head and I was forced to change it. That change meant betterment for myself and the people around me. And with that being said, it’s never to late to make a positive change in your life. I read something that said (I’m paraphrasing here) “In a year, you’ll wish you started today…” and I couldn’t stop laughing. It’s so true! Just think if you started saving money A YEAR AGO, starting eating healthier A YEAR AGO, stopped hanging with negative people A YEAR AGO you’d have more money, be healthier and have a less stressful social life. Now on the flip-side, sometimes that change comes too late. Not too late for you per say, but too late for the individual that it was negatively affecting. In these cases I implore you to look inside of yourself and make those positive changes before it’s too late and you lose the friendship or companionship of someone that you don’t want to be without.

J

When Giving Up is Okay

In Family, Friends, Mental Well-being, Relationships, Work on August 20, 2013 at 12:10 pm

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I’ve always had a thick skin- it’s been my gift and my curse along with my ability to move past situations quickly. People often misconstrued my “gift” as cowardice or having a quitter attitude. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. At a young age I’ve learned to put myself first and if something is supposed to be good for you it doesn’t hurt and constantly cause you to question it. This applies to being stuck in a job that you’re not satisfied with, being in an unfulfilled relationship where your partner does not value your happiness, surrounding yourself with friends who’d prefer your downfall over your success-I could continue with this list. In these situations, I give you permission to quit. Quit continuing ties just for the sake of being in a relationship/having friends when you’re really dissatisfied, quit the drama, quit the questioning, quit wasting valuable time, and quit wondering why you’re not happy all of the time.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

In Family, Friends, Mental Well-being, Relationships, Work on August 19, 2013 at 12:00 am

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Do You Brag?

In Culture, Family, Friends, Mental Well-being, Relationships, Work on August 6, 2013 at 12:26 pm

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Don’t be that person.

Falling Apart or Into Place?

In Family, Friends, Mental Well-being, Relationships on August 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm

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Nostalgia for my Natural Hair

In Beauty, Culture, Family, Friends, Health, Media, Uncategorized on August 2, 2013 at 3:21 am

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It was over 10 years ago when I sat in my high school Social Studies class (do they even teach that subject in school anymore?) and my teacher, Mr. James, said something so profound that only recently resonated with me in my adult life. Mr. James announced to my class “People will tell you that your hair is ‘nappy’ to make it sound like a bad thing. I need you all to understand that your hair is very curly. Do not let people make you think something is wrong with you and that you are not beautiful because your hair is NATURALLY curly and not NATURALLY straight.”

Ah! Why didn’t I listen to Mr. James back then?! I’m sure I’d have the curls & length that I hair crush on in natural hair blogs by now. More importantly, being cognizant of the importance of being able to rock my hair naturally, why do I continue to straighten it using a pressing comb? For the past 2 and 1/2 months I’ve been wearing straight extensions. Do not get me wrong, I like the look and I enjoy switching up my style, but I miss my afro. The good and the bad hair days that it came with lol So, I’ve been scouring the internet for style tutorials and ideas for medium length hair. I’m curious to see my hair length after I take out my extensions, as well as find a new moisturizer. I’m open to suggestions and I’ll definitely post pics of my hair styles to come.

XO

J

What Do You Believe In?

In Culture, Family, Friends, Relationships on July 31, 2013 at 5:30 pm

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Facebook Wants To Stalk You

In Culture, Friends, Relationships on March 22, 2013 at 4:14 am

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I was having problems with my Facebook account loading on my cell phone for the past 2 days so I decided to uninstall the program and install it again. When I went to install the Facebook app, I noticed a few “permissions” that didn’t exist on my last app. Namely, the ones in the screenshot above. My friends and I joke about people using Facebook to stalk each other, but now I’m convinced that Facebook wants to stalk its users. I can’t fathom why Facebook would need to record audio on your phone without your permission or take pictures and video without your permission. I will definitely not be downloading this program onto my phone and I urge all who have social networking apps to look closely at the information (acces to personal pics, geographical location, etc.) that you are giving the application and programmers access to.

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