NY to MD

July was a cool month. A little travel here and there but worth it. Simply enjoying the sun hit my skin is all I need to enjoy the summer. This month was filled with amazing events in New York City. Many that I missed because of last minute planning with other events and vice versa. Wish I were cloned so I could be in multiple places at once. Here are a few things I was able to capture a moment of in July.

CURLFEST

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The Curly Girl Collective’s CURLFEST 2017 was AMAZING. I wasn’t able to lounge for long but it was fun for the time being. I call it black girl appreciation day. All that melanin in one place was pure LOVE.  Besides the NSBE conference I attended a few years ago, and Essence street style block party, CURLFEST was out here in Brooklyn creating melanin memories. It’s great to have such representation. One of the best moments for me was seeing daughters and their mothers, young girls need to see how we come in all shades and what we represent. I’ll be there next year prepared with a cooler filled with water, wine, and food. Continue reading “NY to MD”

Hair Update: I’m not a Hair Blogger

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If you know me, you know I LOVE MY HAIR! Especially when it’s just done, like FRESH out the Salon done! It makes me feel like a whole new or different woman each time but it’s been a while since I’ve been to a hair salon because I’m transitioning to natural.

 

I think my last relaxer was right before I went to California in 2015.  Let’s start by saying that this might be the second hardest thing to maintain. What I’m learning about natural hair is that it is a scheduled and very detailed process.

 

So here’s the update:

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Complaining my way to Self CARE

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I’ve spent the last few weeks complaining. I called a friend, we met up for drinks, and I continued to complain. Through sips of my mojito, I asked her to be my accountability partner, because we all need one. But I shouldn’t need an accountability partner to realize that I need to be better about my self care. Continue reading “Complaining my way to Self CARE”

Currently: The WeekEnd

Baltimore, Maryland
Gassed up my sister’s car, picked up her best friend and the other love of my life (God son), jumped on the 95 and headed to Maryland for the weekend. Maryland make’s me happy. There’s a serenity that’s in Maryland that I can not find in New York, maybe because I hear the train all day and night, so when in Maryland I enjoy the chirping of the birds.

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So, Let’s Talk

Happiness
Earlier this week,  I was sitting in my bed at around 1:45 AM because it has been an hour since I had come home from work, I’m thinking about happiness. Since I’m still actively using my sheconquered_ Instagram page, I get to watch the instachat videos and scroll through all the things that muse me before closing my eyes. I listen to one of my favorite artist discuss the joy of sitting in her studio on her couch after a long day or early morning, and how it brings her happiness.
So my question is “WHAT BRINGS YOU HAPPINESS?” When was the last time you’ve done something that brought you complete joy? Was it something simple or complex? Did it make you reflect? Or, are you currently reading this and trying to find the answer? If so, take your time.
I say, use the summer months to bring a little bit of happiness into your world. It’s the best time to do it because there is something about warmer weather that makes people much happier.
My happiness list is as follows:
Sitting by water (Lake, Beach, River)
A perfectly made cup of tea in the early morning on a summer day
Mid day runs during 80 degree days
Parks, picnics, and friends (CURLFEST BROOKLYN)
Sunday mornings listening to Beres Hammond (I’ll always be a Caribbean girl)
Being with the people I genuinely/unconditionally love
Last but not least, a great cuddle. (The kind that makes you fall asleep and drool a little LOL)

Make a list and get the happiness flowing!