Okay so I love/ hate watching the news because though its not good to choose to be ignorant, its depressing to hear what’s going on in this crazy world that we live in. Whether its locally, nationally, or even internationally- its sad. However I had to write about this particular story, because a journalist who covers stories in different countries is what I want to do, and this story was a sad reality check for me. So if you haven’t heard already, a freelance journalist by the name of Steven Sotloff was beheaded Islamic militants. Apparently it was the same person who killed the another American journalist, James Foley two weeks ago. So just a brief overview- Obama sent us over there to help protect the country because this terrorist group is making it impossible for the people of that country to live peacefully. And the Islamic militants are pissed about it- so in turn they are sending messages to our country by taking American hostages, and killing them.
It really saddens me, to hear about what’s going on. After reading about this guy, he just wanted to do what all journalist want- and that’s give people a voice. advocate for those who aren’t able to advocate for themselves. Helping people and writing are my passions-its just sad that hatred was the cause to this tragedy.
I will be looking into this and keeping everyone posted. I’m thinking of doing a t-shirt fundraiser, as I’ve heard its possible to do this through the internet.
I hope everyone is having a good day- despite the nonsense that continues to happen in our world.
Okay so, I haven’t been blogging because of confusion- with life, me, relationships, and this blog. I feel like my blog should have a purpose. However I feel like maybe my blog’s purpose is to touch on all topics- politics, health, life, etc. There are so many things that go on in our world- its so hard just to write about one particular topic. So I think I’ve found my niche.
I think where I went blind-sided is when I starting comparing everyone else’s blog to my own. And because of that- I allowed my self to get discouraged. I’m sure just like me, everyone started their blog somewhere..so I can only go up from here. So Beauties, today’s lesson: “Comparing yourself to others, is an act of violence against your authentic self” -Iyanla Vanzant.
Okay I already know how just about every woman’s eyes will light up just seeing this man’s name, August Alsina. LOL Now when I first heard his music, I was like “okay, he does have talent” – but I never bothered to really LISTEN to his music.- I was just hearing it. Thanks to my friend Nicole, I had the opportunity to listen to his entire CD. And I have to say, this young man is a winner! One song in particular that is giving me life, is “You Deserve”. One because its a man, not being selfish. So many of us are with guy or girl (whatever the Preference) who we know isn’t right for us. But because we love so hard- we overlook the bullshit. mistreatment and everything else that comes to us. However, women (more so) are so emotional, and don’t have the willpower to just up and leave. Alsina, is speaking for a niggas who know they are no good, and know they don’t deserve a good woman with their shitty ways. However I believe this song is also for women, to wake the hell up! If we don’t recognize our worth who will? We can’t settle to be a sideline, a mistress, or friends with benefits. We will move mountains, just to see someone else smile-yet who is doing that for us? All I’m saying is WE DESERVE BETTER! But we have to treat ourself that way, or no one will.
just want to give special thanks to August Alsina for allowing his beautiful voice to sing such powerful words. If you haven’t already you need to get his album Testimony!!
When we enter this world, we are taught how to love through affection. Hugs and kisses from parents, even bigger ones from grandparents, as we get older our view of love changes. We associate love with words and affections- and as we mature we realize that love can make you feel on top of the world,and also make your heart break. With family- sometimes love is taken for granted. Love is used as a form of manipulation. In relationships, love is an emotional roller-coaster. The hardest thing to do with love, when a relationship is concerned-is forgiveness. When you love someone its easy to tell them you for give them, however now love has become tarnished, tainted, and bruised. Its hard for love to trust when its been hurt. It’s hard for love to prove itself, after it has done wrong. Love is a losing game, because whether it’s hurt or committed the hurting, no one wins. Love is like an obstacle course, its tough at times, and can push you to your limits- but its supposed to be strong.
we all think we know what we want out of life, and where we want to be. Yet when someone asks the question, “who are you?” how do you answer? Most people respond with there name. Others tell people what they want to hear- but how many of us can truly answer that question with confidence? Most people who struggle with this question, live through others. But what happens when the person you’re living for, turns away and decides to walk? What do you do? How do you find yourself?
Theses are questions I struggle with on a daily basis (lately). I gave away all of me that I left nothing for myself. I planned every second, including it- yet now i feel empty because another path (excluding myself) was chosen. Its hard to be happy when you feel like you keep losing. Its hard to live when you only know life a certain way- and when that has been altered, it leave you confused, lost, abandoned,and crushed. I wish I had all the answers-but it wouldn’t be life if i did. I have to believe that there’s a reason for this. I feel like when you’re stripped of everything, its god way of telling you to look to him for a resolution. Because regardless of the circumstance- he’ll never walk away.
We are all Destined to be great in our own way. Some never find out what their destiny is because they don’t use their mistakes as learning lessons. Instead, they allow their environment to influence them and try to please everyone else- killing their spirit. Now I don’t know how many of you are religious, or believe in god-however He is who I believe in. Recently I watched a TD Jakes sermon, and he was talking about our Destiny and God’s plan for our life. He also stated that a set-back is a blessing. So many of us, get scared of struggle and are so quick to look to others for help, and wonder why eventually we run into the same issues. And my belief is that, that means God is trying to tell us to look to him for the solution.
I have come into many hardships in my life. And as I am maturing, I realize that I need to turn to God and nothing else. I think as humans we all want a quick solution, however quick fixes just make the issues worse. It may seem like things are fixed, yet when shit hits the fan again- it’s 10 times worse than where we started off. When we turn to him, he transforms us from the inside out. Working on our spirits and souls.
When we enter this world, we are taught how to love through affection. Hugs and kisses from parents, even bigger ones from grandparents, as we get older or view of love changes. We associate love with words and affections- and as we mature we realize that love can make you feel on top of the world,and also make your heart break. With family- sometimes love is taken for granted. Love is used as a form of manipulation. In relationships, love is an emotional roller-coaster. The hardest thing to do with love, when a relationship is concerned-is forgiveness. When you love someone its easy to tell them you for give them, however now love has become tarnished, tainted, and bruised. Its hard for love to trust when its been hurt. It’s hard for love to prove itself, after it has done wrong. Love is a losing game, because whether it’s hurt or done the hurting, no one wins. Love is like an obstacle course, its tough at times, and can push you to your limits- but its supposed to be strong.
Okay so in addition to my smoothies, I recently just started Daily Burn. I know you all have seen the commercials for the Free trial! OMG its totally worth it. You tell them how much weight you want to lose, and they create a workout and meal plan that will get you to your goal. Its pretty neat. I haven’t bought the groceries for my meal plan yet, but there are a lot of veggies on the list! I’m actually considering going vegetarian for awhile. I do well with strict diets. It’s a mind thing. I have to tell myself that I cannot have it, for me to develop control. weird I know.
Well I’m going to keep everyone posted with my journey, its not an easy one, but its worth it. I see working out keeps my stress level down, so i need to make it a daily habit.
P.S I joined the blogging 201 which starts Monday! I’m pretty excited, and encourage ll to join. Anything that contributes to me being a better writer-I’m all in. Well I hope everyone had a great day, and feels beautiful.
OMG i feel so bad because I should have done this blog right after I had this Greek breakfast smoothie. Let me tell you i see a big difference with using Greek yogurt. it smooths everything out. So This morning-prior to breakfast, I did some research on zucchini. Well it contains magnesium and fiber which is good for the bones and muscles-but eating it with the skin on is a way to get the extra vitamins. So the Brighter Day Smoothie consist of:
handful of red grapes (you can use any type, i just had these in the fridge)
1/3 raw zucchini
4 spoonfuls of greek yogurt
handful of peaches
handful of mango
blend until smooth.
This was so delicious. It was smooth and taste great, and gave me the energy I needed to start my day. As I said before I will continue to post blogs on using the NINJA and see how this goes. again thanks to @NinjaKithcen for the support on twitter. I hope everyone had a great day!
Okay its been a while since I’ve posted something& I’m sorry. Well I’m still getting adjusted to TX and its okay just been looking for a job..ughh and sometimes that is miserable due to this heat! But it’s been successful,think I got the job I wanted, and I’m looking for a second one so say your prayers!
Okay so remember a while back when I was so excited about my NINJA Pulse Sysytem? Well I stopped using it for awhile, however I’m back at it! & this morning, my smoothies was soo perfect and creamy. I mean, amazing! OMG i totally need to start taking pics and videos so you guys can see that. give me some time and that will happen.
Okay so this morning I tried something different with the smoothies, instead of using regular yogurt I used Greek Yogurt! OMG what a difference. Is so creamy smooth, and delicious. I’m totally not traditional when it comes to measuring, plus some people don’t have all the measuring tools ,but here’s the recipe for Greek Meach
4 spoonfuls of greek yougurt
1 handful of frozen peaches
1 handful of frozen mangos
a two second pour of grapefruit juice.
pulse until it is smooth and creamy to your liking. if after blend its too thick, just add a little water and mix it-it will not kill the taste, just thin it out a little. I made this in the self-serve cup. And also try adding a little kale to this. Its not gritty like you think it would be. Leave questions and comments. I will continue posting more recipes as I experiment with my NINJA
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I hope everyone had a wonderful day and feels great about themselves.