When Life Gives You Lemons

So we’ve all heard of the expression “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Well that statement has never held more truth for me til’ this whirlwind of natural phenomenon’s, we’ve all just experienced; Mercury retrograde, the full harvest moon and the first day of fall!

I’ve learned a lot about my power over the course of the past month or so and I can testify that manifestation is real, y’all! This past month has provided us all with lessons in letting go and figuring out what we really want. Trust me, I know Mercury retrograde can be an unusually frustrating time for everyone but it never leaves us empty handed. I tip my hat to my friends out there whose signs are ruled by Mercury; I’m sure your hell was a tad hotter than mine lol. Continue reading “When Life Gives You Lemons”

Dream State of Mind

I had a lucid dream yesterday morning where I had this beautiful happy brown boy with golden curly hair, swinging around in my arms at the beach. We were racing through the sand and I just couldn’t help but laugh as he dragged me to the ocean. I’m talking about that feel good laughter, y’all.

He pulled me all the way to the shore line, let go of my hand and jumped into there nearest ripple of a wave. Everyone around us was smiling and I could feel my heart get warm even though my eyes were closed, it was awesome. There wasn’t a question of who this boy was or why we were at the beach because all of my feelings were genuine when I looked at him. He was the happiest little boy I’ve ever seen and I think he was supposed to be my son lol. Continue reading “Dream State of Mind”

Cat Got Your Tongue

Good morning, beautiful people!

So this post is dedicated to the celebration of life, love, and new beginnings. Boy, do I have a bunch to talk about! To start, I decided to switch it up and get new frames, Warby Parker of course. I’m always seen in my Kimball frames by Warby, but you can never get too comfortable, right? I decided on the low-bridge frame, Collis, in Lavender Crystal. I fell head of heels for these frames as soon as I put them on. The frames have a subtle cat-eye and wide fit, which gives my eyes some extra breathing room. For those of you who don’t know, Warby Parker’s optical frames start at $95 INCLUDING the lenses. Yeah, I know… With prices like that, how could you not want to start a new?

I started thinking about this concept of “starting a new” yesterday while playing with my kitten, Nugget. Yes, Nugget lol. We first adopted Nugget in April of this year. My mother (an animal lover & activist) feeds stray cats not too far from my house. It’s practically routine for my mom to get up a little bit earlier to go and feed them before work, but the universe was at work that fateful day in April. Continue reading “Cat Got Your Tongue”

Another Day, Another Heavy Heart

My heart continues to weigh heavy after losing another member of our community to hatred and senseless violence— I find myself waking up to another hashtag not even 24 hours later. I can’t even dry my eyes long enough to articulate the pain I and countless others are feeling right now.How many lives will it take for this BS system to change? How many lives until individuals realize all lives can’t matter until black lives matter? I repeat, how many?

Our people have enough bodies stacked on top of each other due to racial inequality to last more than a lifetime and some wonder why we’re angry? Why we’re choosing to no longer sit silently while those who swore to protect and serve slaughter our people in the streets. After centuries of watching the same scenario being played out again and again, wouldn’t you hurt too? Continue reading “Another Day, Another Heavy Heart”

My Black…

I purchased a vintage tee from work a few weeks ago that read “Black Majority Rule Now- No U.S. Support to Apartheid.”

You can imagine my excitement when I picked up the shirt and my manager continues to tell me that the shirt came from a protest in the late ’70s, early ’80s.

…Yeah, I’ll let that sink in.

It’s for sure a one of a kind find but then; I watched the Black Panther documentary that aired on PBS Tuesday. So I took it upon myself to write a poem about how I felt to be black.

Below you will find a picture of my new favorite tee and some behind the scene photos courtesy of Reggie Glezil (@nwfp1220) that turned out looking pretty radical ❤ Continue reading “My Black…”