Category Archives: Reflections
A recent trip to the Sunshine State is all I needed to revitalize my spirit and relieve me from the hustle and bustle of the city. The humidity, greeting from loved ones, authentic southern treats no one can beat, palm trees, and flowing waters made me realize there’s no place like home!
What better way to spend an adventure this week then to have one with a friend whom you haven’t seen in years come to the “Big Apple” and also become acquainted with a new extension for the clique. While hanging out with a dear friend, we shared our current life stories, made new stories, and reminisced on how we created this story in the first place. Different versions were thrown because of excitement, but finally the story was aligned to make us realize our course for today. If it wasn’t for the people in our lives, the love of music, and an artist by the name of Raphael Saadiq, a friendship would have never been garnered into the one established today.
It’s been three weeks into my 30-Day Self-Love Challenge and for those who missed my first post, the challenge gives an opportunity for individuals to choose themselves first. Not to be selfish in loving only themselves, but in the end of the challenge to carry the love they have for themselves and help others.
The song by the O’Jays, Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas Without The One You Love is one of my favorite songs to be played during the holiday season. It always reminds me to take some time off and enjoy this glorious celebration with loved ones. Read the rest of this entry
The month of December always brings me such great joy! It’s the last month of the year and while everyone is getting ready for the holiday season and closing of the year, I’m getting ready for my personal New Year celebration! A new year of life and new adventures!
One thing that I enjoy most about celebrating a personal new year is the opportunity to celebrate my journey of the past as well as new adventures that will come. Each year an individual learns even more about who they are and can start to piece the puzzle together of what their purpose is in life. Read the rest of this entry
I hope all of you had a very HAPPY Thanksgiving filled with fellowship and great cuisines! As I reflect on my adventures from last year to this date, I’m constantly reminded of all the things I’m GRATEFUL for! My laundry list of “THANKS” stretches beyond measure. However, I’m most grateful for God’s grace, my family, friends, and adopted brothers and sisters.
Everyday should be a day of THANKS and appreciation for every moment in our lives. It’s through these times that lessons are learned and we can continue to develop as a people. Ms. Diana Ross’ song “Reach Out and Touch” sets the tone for giving THANKS by helping others along our journey. Read the rest of this entry
The hustle and bustle of the holidays is finally among us. It’s a time where family and friends can fellowship and rejoice with good eats! This is also a time to reflect on the seasons that have passed and gear up for the rotation of seasons to occur again in our personal lives.
On November 7, Lucasfilm presented a special screening of the documentary Double Victory – The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen in Their Own Words at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. The event hosted by Ed Gordon from BET Weekly, followed by a Q&A with the original Tuskegee Airmen gave an in-depth understanding of their part in history through personal stories. Read the rest of this entry
An impromptu trip to the nation’s capital allowed me to recapture old stomping grounds into a new light. While it was great to be among friends and visit on a weekend where the excitement was in the city for Howard University’s homecoming, I also had an opportunity to visit the Martin Luther King memorial.