Journey

It was a beautiful day to get in the car,
it had been awhile since I had driven that far.
Sun shining, so splendid.
my mind clear and mended.
I can’t wait to get back and drive under the centre star.

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Water

The glistening road,

splashed puddles by children,

young at heart.

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So what about love?

Okay, so it’s Valentine’s day. I’ve now been single for two years on this day. Yes. Relationships do end on Valentine’s day too! But that’s not what I’m here for. I’m here to talk about Love. You may ask yourselves why because I’m only 23 years old. I’ve barely been kissed, I don’t go on dates and I don’t really talk to any of the guys I’ve had a crush on. But let me tell you this, I do know about Love. It’s amazing. Love is so pure. Love is so magical. It’s a whole bunch of indescribable feelings. Love is so careless, so careful, so genuine, so selfless and sometimes maybe just a little bit selfish. Am I on the right track?

Okay, so I’ve been loved by my parents, by my siblings and my pets. Pure Love. The one where they love you no matter what and well, they never leave because that’s how much they love you. I love my family. It’s just us five. We have no one else because well, they have never expressed much love towards us. I’m not afraid to publicly say that. I know what love is because of my dad, mom, sister, brother and pets. They’re always there, even when things look bad between us all.
But aside from that unconditional love, there is one more important kind of love. The one you have for yourself.

This kind of love will get you anywhere. You’ll be able to accomplish dreams, goals, and anything else that can be accomplished. This love is amazing. This kind of love opens doors. You’ve heard the song from Frozen “love is an open door”, it really is. When you love yourself, you are capable of doing things you didn’t have in you or at least you thought you didn’t. You walk with confidence. Not arrogance or pride. You are humble. You are happy. You recover quicker. There’s not much I want to say because I’m still learning about love and life. I just love all the things I’m learning about it all. It gets a little hard but love makes it easier. I think I’m saying love too much. Oops!

Here are some rules on getting all the loving you deserve:
1. Love Family–Always.
2. Love yourself–Always, no matter what.
3. Love what you do.
4. Love what you are, who you are, what you’ll be.
5. Love every single day, even if it sucks.
Because Love will always follow love.

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time, this guy wanted to marry a girl. She wasn’t ready for that life, she had other things she needed to do first. He wanted her to quit her life and abide by his, she said “HECK NO”. So they went their separate ways. She’s currently living her happily ever where she dresses the way she wants, hangs with who she wants, does what she wants, she reads all the books she wants, talks to all of her friends again and can’t wait for all the other new adventures she has coming her way, including when she decides to say “yes” because she’s ready.

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Missy What?!

Okay, so if you haven’t already heard..Missy Elliot made an awesome appearance during the Super Bowl. There were many of us…(like me) who were ecstatic to hear and see her perform. It’s been quite awhile. Of course, there were some who were a little confused as to who she was and wondered if she was a new artist.

It’s funny how so many people weren’t sure of who she was. My point is some songs have become something that would be used as a throwback. You know songs of nostalgia. They’re barely played on your iTunes or burned into a cd somewhere in your room. I used to listen to Missy Elliot when I was in high school (which was five years ago). Music is constantly changing which means younger kids nowadays listen to completely different artists than what I listened to and to what my parents and so forth. Which got me thinking, I probably don’t know that many artists that past generations listened to ( I know some because I’m a moodie…its like a foodie but for music).

So what I decided to do for my #throwback feature was to focus on music.

We all have that one song that takes us back to hanging with your pals, that one school dance, that song that got you through that tough time. So what I plan to share with all of you are three songs for my #TBT.

1. Chris Brown- ‘Run It’

Yup, that’s right before he went and did things that I do not condone. I was obsessed with CB. This was “my jam” when I actually could bust a move. I know I make myself sound really old, but I actually can’t dance anymore. I feel like I lost my hip hop dance moves. But back to my throwback. Everyone knew this was my jam. I had his posters alongside, Usher and Keshia Chante (you can YouTube her, if you don’t know) on my walls. So let me share this song with you because it always makes me want to dance, even if I don’t like the artist CB has become.

2. Ciara ft. Petey Pablo- ‘Goodies’

Oh gosh, how could anyone forget about my goodies…haha just kidding. Ciara was and still is my girl. I know it sounds crazy but I wanted to be her because of her sick dance moves. She had an athletic build and could make you want to dance and sing. Along many of her other songs, this was one of my favourites. She had songs that fit your every mood. I would always listen to her on my MP3 player.

3. Ne-Yo – ‘Miss Independent’

So for me Ne-Yo was the Bruno Mars of my generation. And okay, again I’m not that old but every girl I knew was jamming out to Ne-Yo. He made us feel things, he was there when we were sad and when we knew we would be okay. I was never ‘so sick’ of listening to him. I have a whole cd (that I burned for my stereo) of his music to get me through my high school crushes. When this song came out, I was finally leaving high school and it felt perfect. I felt like I would become this big independent girl who is going off to college. Oh and again, he can also dance. I really like dancers and singers, if you didn’t get that by now.

So this is my #throwbackthursday for this week, feel free to tell me your #tbt songs whether they are new, recent or a nice classic. I can’t wait to go ahead and listen to them. If you didn’t know that already, I love listening to music and finding little gems. So don’t forget to share!!

XOXO