Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sunshine In A Jar

Something about bright places and sunshine bring out the best in me. I am definitely a worry rat by nature. However, this past Spring and a little bit of the Summer I experienced a bit of happiness; sunshine in a jar that I could just open and not worry about that around me. I like to think that music and scents evoke memories and allow you to be in that same moment of your past experience. Metaphorically speaking, whenever I open my sunshine in a jar, and hear this song it makes me forget what's going on and takes me to a worry free place.

Which song or scent has become your sunshine in a jar?

Monday, August 26, 2013

A is for Awesome

An awesome weekend is just what I needed. I was sooo gung ho on attending the Afro Punk Festival and when those plans that I never made fell through; I was excited that I still had an entire weekend off and could attend the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington.  Growing up in Ga. and in my household period there was always a black history lesson taught, literally always. I also have very vivid memories of visiting the King center in Atlanta and can still remember portions of the 'I Have A Dream' speech. I was super excited to be a part of history, especially since I didn't attend neither of the inaugurations for President Barak Obama. As soon as I made it to the metro station you could feel the ambiance in the air. There were sooo many people in the DC area marching in support of some cause; causes I never heard of, causes that others may have forgotten about, marching to make a difference and have their voice heard. Although it was super hot and packed, I couldn't imagine being any place else. The memories and feelings of togetherness that I'll be able to pass on to my future children  is way more valuable than a concert.


I also had a chance to kick it with the Peculiar Ladies from NeonV magazine. I super excited to see that they were hosting a picnic with tasty treats from Lemonmade. I am a lover of all things macaroons, French macaroons that is. Let me just say I had an awesome time meeting all of new peeps in the DMV. The weather was super hot and sunny and the libations were flowing. This totally seemed like a group of ladies I could kick it with and have a good time with. Take a looksy for yourself.

                                                                       Look at the ladies Live In Neon!!!

Liz and I with her tasty macaroons!!!
Lovely Ladies of GW!!!
Model stance, always!!!
Look at this mane, super cute!!!

Me and Ms.Badu!!!
Turning Up!!!

                                                                                                           Playing Heads Up (this app is great)



I hope I'm able to hang out with these ladies again


Look At Me Live In Neon

After such a long weekend I was wore out!!!

*My apologies for the pics, I'm still learning my camera settings* 

Roll With The Punches...

OMG, I have been on yet another hiatus. With my sporadic posting, you wouldn't be able to tell that I actually enjoy blogging lol. I can't believe summer is almost over and I haven't taken 1 dip in the pool or felt sand in between my toes or even a stay-cation for that matter (that makes me sad). Nothing much has changed, I'm still don't have full-time job or my own place *yikes*. Being laid off for these past 7 months has really allowed me to see things from different perspectives. I've learned a lot about people, but more importantly, I've learned a lot about myself and God. I think that He has used this time to remind me that He is still in control.  I will admit, I am a bit of a control freak and very impatient. And honestly, those have been my biggest challenges in regard to being unemployed; I wanted a job and I wanted it now. Interview, after interview, after interview and not even an e-mail to state that I wasn't selected for a position gets very discouraging. However, I do have a new outlook. I am now at a point where whatever happens, happens. I've relinquished all control and I've come to accept the fact that maybe Va. isn't the place for me and because of my living arrangement I have set a definite time frame of leaving (funny how God works because I did that prior and I'm still here).  I realize that every time life chooses to punch me someway I've been able to get back up and try again. I've also seen God work on and through me before; and he's never taken something away and not replaced it with something better.