So many people believe that since they don’t have it “all together” that they are some kind of failure or that they aren’t hustling hard enough. Stop that negative nonsense! Life is a journey, not a destination. You have to start somewhere in order to get somewhere, but the most important thing is that you START!
Don’t allow what you haven’t achieved YET deter you from attempting to accomplish your goals. That space in between where you are and where you want to be is where you learn, grow and live. It’s okay. Enjoy it, work hard, and you’ll get to where you’re going.
I use the Nike Running app on my phone to track my miles when I run. It helps to remind me of how much or how little I’m doing, plus there are loads of other features that I said I was going to use, but don’t. But I will…eventually.
I ran my fastest mile, completed my longest run and burned the most calories with this run. Did I mention I DON’T like running? It’s not that much fun when you’re slow and tired but I’m motivated to keep it going. I’ve noticed that running is the one thing that really helps to burn body fat more than any other exercise that I do. Especially belly fat. I am seriously thinking about investing in a home gym, complete with a treadmill and exercise bike. The only thing is I can think of so many other things to buy instead!
I’ve really done a lot of research and study on the Law of Attraction and I can tell you that it resonates with me. That’s why I love this Rumi quote. There’s no reason to dull your light because you feel like you haven’t reached all of your goals. If you shine like the universe is yours, the universe will be yours. In fact it already is yours! So whatever you’re going for in life, keep going! Shine! And enjoy your manifested blessings!
Today is Wole Soyinka’s 80th birthday. I wish him peace, blessings and continued success.
Just in case you don’t know who Wole Soyinka is I’ll give a brief rundown:
He’s a Nigerian poet, playright and author
He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986
Soyinka has taught college in Nigeria as well as at Oxford, Harvard, Yale, UNLV and Loyola Marymount
During the Biafra Civil War he went into hiding and also did nearly two years in prison although he was trying to prevent the conflict. He was denied pen, paper and writing materials but still managed to write several poems and government critiques.
Want to know more? Of course you do! Peep this video from the British Library where Soyinka discusses his work, the relationship between literature and culture, and the contemporary African experience. It’s an hour and a half, but better than watching some crappy movie, which is what you were probably going to do today anyway.
Bobby Womack is no longer with us. A talented man has been called home. It’s kind of sad that as soon as I reopened my website I have to begin with paying homage to the dead, huh? But his music lives on. My fave Bobby Womack song is a song that EVERY man needs to listen to if he wants to keep his woman happy!
I’m not a Michael Jackson superfan. I was when I was a young girl, especially when his nose and skin color were more on the natural side but as I got older I had my doubts about some of the stuff Michael Jackson did in his life. He’s caused me to give him a side-eye about quite a few personal things. He’s a Gary boy for life, and I’m a Gary girl by proxy so I felt like a neighbor who could in fact give him a side-eye but still love him regardless. He was my Michael.
But one thing I never doubted was that he was an immensely talented person and was probably too good a soul for the entertainment biz. Everybody in this biz reacts to the pressures and problems a different way. Everyone has their demons. I wish him dealing with his hadn’t been in a way that ultimately cost him his life. I hope he’s resting and at peace.
Here are a few of my fave MJ songs…
My alltime fave…
My second alltime fave…
One of my favorite slow jams….
It’s pretty impossible to rank his catalog so I’ll just leave you with these three.
Grad school kind of overwhelmed me and as a result, my blog went by the wayside, but I’m on summer break so I’m back and by the time I go back to school in the fall, I’ll have an intern making sure that this blog doesn’t go by the wayside again!
In the meantime please be patient, because I have a lot of importing and tweaking to do to bring some of the old posts back here. I maintain the site myself so you know how it goes. It’ll take time but it will get done. Besides, who wants to look back when we have so much to look forward to together?
So spread the word, visit often, interact and all that jazz. I’m glad you’re here with me!