Today’s Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You that I am not limited by my circumstances. Thank You that what surrounds me does not determine the seeds of greatness that You have placed within me. I believe that the amazing supernatural plans You have for me are going to take me where I could never go on my own. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
-excerpt from Think Better. Live Better.
Nobody is perfect. If you aren’t willing to fail, you aren’t willing to win.
Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm
There’s nothing as painful as running into the person YOU were supposed to become [so] make your move before you’re ready.
– Les Brown
When you know HOW to think, it empowers you far beyond those who know only WHAT to think.
– Neil deGrasse Tyson
Just having one of those it’s time to lower your standards and just apply to any job type of moments. #TheUsge
I’ve watched so many great (but old) movies that I think I want to blog about them to give myself more consistent content 🤔
So there’s a Torrid model search happening today at the Galleria Mall and I really want to go. However, I am worried about how I’ll get there since I’m not exactly on our car insurance just yet. *sigh* Well guys, just pray for me.
I got my license in the mail today. I might be a bit too excited because I’m texting everybody who’s anybody; but I should probably relax 😂
“Let go of the church people that hurt you in your past.”
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Your legacy is every life you’ve touched.
— Maya Angelou
Happy Independence Day!
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Some people won’t be happy for you. Some people won’t support you. Some people won’t encourage you because they need encouragement themselves…You have to know this and be ok with motivating yourself. Do it for YOU!
Well it’s 3:27 in the a.m and I just finished Jay-Z’s 4:44 album. I wish I could say I’ve cared for rap albums all my life, but I can’t. I’m definitely an R&B, Soul, Motown Funk type of girl. As of lately though, I’ve digested quite a few amazing records. I thank Cole, Kendrick, and Jay for that. My ears and my soul have both been blessed today.
Yesterday marked eight years for the King of Pop’s untimely death. Anytime I think of MJ, it’s like he’s still here. I can still feel his magic with every lyric of every song…Long live Michael ❤
The fact that it’s been two whole years since I’ve updated this page is ridiculous lol. Try not to judge me people.
Well it’s homecoming week here at my university and I’m not as excited…at least not about the big game. I’m more so focused on my final project for the photography class I’m currently taking. I want to incorporate music (of course) into the project, but it’s kind of difficult. Just keep your fingers crossed and prayers up for me. Lord knows I need them.
So yesterday I auditioned for a program put on by a student-led organization. Although I’m usually nervous anytime I sing- yesterday was different. I felt strange at first, but the butterflies left after a few seconds.
I’m trying really hard to defeat procrastination and stage fright this semester. I know that if I seriously want to pursue music after graduation- I have to get over these things immediately. I also know that God will see me through it all.
I can’t help but feel as if He has a big plan for my life…like something much greater than anything I could ever think of. That’s what motivates me to keep pushing and step out of my comfort zone…I want this! Music is one of God’s most precious gifts to the world. I thank Him for this blessing every day. I love it with my whole heart.
I’m sure everyone knows what happened 14 years ago today. I remember I was in an elementary school classroom when everything became chaotic around me. Teachers and faculty were freaking out; and the students in my class were a little scared and confused. We didn’t know what happened. The principal came over the loud speaker to dismiss school REALLY early. It was like 9:00 in the morning and we’d just gotten there. It wasn’t until I saw my cousin Betty ‘s face when she picked me up- that my stomach dropped. I knew something terrible had happened; but still wasn’t sure about the specifics.
As soon we stepped inside her door safely, I saw that her TV was on CNN (that’s never a good sign). Suddenly, I saw footage of an airplane crashing into a tall building. As selfish as this may sound- I couldn’t think of anyone except my Granny. She’d been a nurse for as long as I could remember. She worked for Methodist Hospital and I just assumed the “bad people” were targeting large buildings. Although the explosion was far away from little ole Houston, Texas- I was petrified. Betty tried her best to assure me that my Granny was safe and had to stay at work to help the “sick people.”
After crying for what seemed like days and waking up from a nap- I became interested in more details. My cousin was of course still glued to the television, so I sat alongside her to witness the horror a second time. There are so many children who wouldn’t be as fortunate as me…They’d never see their grandmother ever again.
There’s nothing I could ever do to make things better; but I’d like to say God bless each and every soul that was lost in that horrid tragedy; God grant their families with the strength and courage to press onward; and God bless America!
Thoughts during class: Who sets beauty standards? I say society because people are more powerful in numbers than standing alone. Although one person’s definition of beauty can change the world, someone still has to agree with them for that notion to become popular. We all subconsciously want to be accepted, so no matter how much of a nonconformist you think you are- you’re really not. There are sooooo many examples of beauty; but if the media won’t depict accurate representations- then it’s our job to censor what our children absorb. Just saying.
As much as I want to watch The Perfect Guy– Hulu has made me afraid to do so. This past weekend (Labor Day Break) I caught up on Empire. I just felt like I was the only person on the planet that hadn’t watched it. And of course- I loved it! However, every time a commercial would show- it’d be a trailer for The Perfect Guy. *Angry Face* Like really Hulu? Do you guys know of any other commercials??! I’ve pretty much seen the freakin movie already. Get it together people!