My Fall Bucket List

I’m making a list and checking it twice.  Not for Christmas, but for Fall.  I’m making a to-do list of things to enjoy and do this upcoming season.

Over the years I’ve grown to love Fall.  I love the color and richness of the Season.  The earth tone colors tend to warm my heart and it makes me feel all cozy inside.

I also love Fall because it’s one of those Season where you get a break from the blazing Summer while it gives you chance to prepare and brace for the cold and hectic Winter.  It’s not too hot and not too cold. Continue reading

Have The Whole Damn Cake!

Has anyone ever told you that you deserve the absolute best?

Has anyone ever told you that you are worth [it]?

If you answered NO to any of those two questions, I’m here to let you know that you are worthy of everything and you deserve the best and should always want the best for you.

I’m here to let you know that the world is yours for the taking!  Whatever you want you can achieve it AND you are worthy of it!

If you’ve ever felt this way about anything, trust me, I get it and I understand.  A lot of times we don’t feel as if we are worthy of very much.  We have a lot of self-shame and we tend to settle for the bare minimum. Continue reading

Honoring The Elderly

I’ve always been grandma’s girl.  I’m not the only one, but as the first grandchild, I can say that.  But even taking it a step further–beyond my grandmother and including all elders–they are like treasures; full of wisdom and knowledge.

You see, at 81 years of age, grandma is tender yet strong.  She’s had some health issues and she spends a lot of time at the doctor and sometimes she’s a little fussy, but it’s ok.  As grandma she has that right.

These days she’s trying her best to hold on to some of her independence.  She still wants to cook here and there and she’s determine to get up each day, putting one foot in front of the other.  It’s not easy handing the torch over, however, she understands where she is now in life and has humbly obliged. Continue reading

This is America

A while back I made a statement on one of my social media accounts stating to be aware of those people who are “Pro-Fetus but Anti-child.”

This particular quote comes from Bakari Sellers, an African-American attorney, political commentator, and politician.

First, let’s be really clear here. I’m neither pro-life or pro-choice. This is a hard fence to straddle because what it all boils down to is what a woman decides to do with her body and what’s inside of her. Women have abortions for many different reasons and quite frankly I don’t think that white males (or any male) should be telling women what they should or should not be doing with their bodies. But these particular people like to be in control so therefore they like to put laws into place that will somehow stroke their little egos. Continue reading

Drop it like it’s HOT

Over the past 10 years or so, I’ve tried just about every type of workout class one can think of, including pole dancing!!  Now, before you begin to judge, don’t knock it before you try it.

I know most people associate pole dancing with erotica and yes, I can certainly understand why.  But, there are studios that offer pole dancing workouts that are intended to be a part of your everyday fitness routine.

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What you should be doing in your 30’s

I’ve found that your 30’s mostly consist of building and planning.  Whether you are building your finances, your relationships, your career, or family, you’re essentially working off a blueprint to create the next 40-50 years of your life.

You may ask how or why did I come up with this theory.  Well, in your 20’s typically you’re finishing college.  Perhaps still living with your parents or maybe even venturing off into your own thing but there’s a lot of trial and error during this period.  Continue reading