The holiday season is upon us. This is the case for those of us who live in or close to the Western world. Living in America was a culture shock for me circa 2010. Now that I have been here for 7 years, I have adjusted to the differences in culture. One thing that was not a shock to my system was the idea of Thanksgiving and gratitude.
I have lived through and seen plenty of hurricanes in my 28 years on this planet. The destruction that these storm systems can leave behind is remarkable. Being in the United States for the past 7 years during the height of the Atlantic hurricane season. It has been easy for me to ignore the paths of named storms. Unless they were on their way to Bermuda of course.
Earlier this week Irma became the most catastrophic named storm to date. She wrecked havoc on lands of my Caribbean brothers and sisters. To those of Barbuda, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Anguilla and the Virgin Islands – you are in my prayers.
With limited connectivity and power for a mere 12 hours, I attempted to get updates on Irma via social media. Let’s say the enemy knows when and where to attack your spirit. It was a mere 5 minutes before I was reading complaints from Georgians about being without power.
Like most things in my life, I am learning every day how to be better than I was the day before. Relationships, for me, are a challenge to master.
Sure. I know how to treat people. But, do I always treat them that way? Nope. Not at all.
A friend of mines, Shannen, ask me about how we interact in relationships when we are emotional. We being women but this blog post is relevant to men as well.
I will share my insight on how emotions can harm your romantic relationships. But, I urge you to think about how they can affect other types of relationships. Such as your familial and friendships.
For me, it is easiest to talk about intimate relationships. It seems to resonate with readers. I guess because we are all struggle in some way or another to master relationships.
Before I continue, I would like to thank Shannen for this suggestion. I hope as you read these words you become aware of who you are in your relationships.
Ok. Ok. OK! Is it too late now to say SOOOORRYYYYY? I’ve been working really hard this last month and a half.
I have to start this blog post by humbling apologising. For those who were following my journalling series back in January. I started something that I knew I couldn’t finish.
But, being the ambitious girl that I am. *cue* the Wale track *cue* It was an unrealistic goal I set for myself. Knowing I could not commit to writing a new blog post EVERY SINGLE DAY. I went ahead and told myself I could do it.
Here we are almost 2 months later and SO MUCH has happened since January 31st. Like seriously! I won’t bore you with too many details but I do think it would be nice for you to know what’s been up with me. As well as where I plan to go for the rest of 2017.
It is ONLY Tuesday. By the time 5 o’clock rolls around I am tired. That is because I wake up between 4:30 and 5 in the morning. Which isn’t bad. I actually wake up because of my passions. Because of the things I love.I have some exciting projects I am working on. I am making meaningful connections every week. So, that is not a complaint. It is to say that by the time I get to do my evening journaling. It has been a long day.
I have some exciting projects I am working on. I am making meaningful connections every week. So, that is not a complaint. It is to say that by the time I get to do my evening journaling. It has been a long day.
Today’s journal entry will be about someone I love. Without any further ado. Let’s jump into it! Click the Continue Reading button…
I have, to be honest with you. Blogging is HARD WORK! I am a lover of written words. Poetry is my go-to style of writing. Letters would be my second choice. Coming in third would be long-form blog posts and magazine articles.
English was not my favourite subject in school. It was actually Math because I KILLED IT! I did well in English. That is because I have a natural talent for written words.
In 2016, I was browsing Twitter, as I do from time to time when I have free time at work. I came across this tweet:
— Wunms | TCB (@wunms) November 7, 2016
At the time, I was still on the clock. So I liked the tweet and went back to work. During my lunch break, I read through the blog post and said, “YES, this is what I need to do on my blog”.
There are so many reasons why I wanted to do this type of blog post. The main one is the mental health benefits of self-reflection and self-study. Circa 2015, I was averse to looking within to find the answers I seek. But present day 2017. I am all for meditations, quiet times, journaling and anything else that helps me get to know me!
Without further ado, I am going to take stock of January 2017. Sharing my highs and my lows with you. If you would like to something similar for yourself click here to download a free printable!
This weekend was a much relaxing as it was tiring. Right now. I want to go to bed. I want to sleep! But, I am fueled by passion. The hustle and the grind. Keep me up passed my bedtime. Writing this next journal entry.
Like most people. I am trying to get closer to the life I want to live. There is a life I value more than the one I currently have. Not that my current life is bad. But, I know the best is yet to come.
While most like to think that if you believe hard enough with no action. You will get everything that you want. Belief is important. It’s where we start! But, without action. Our beliefs are dreams that will never come true the way we want them to.
So, let’s get into journal entry 007. Click the Continue Reading button below!
I have been trying to find a way to talk about my 2017 vision board. Then BAE dropped her debut album, SweetSexySavage! And there it was. A way for me to talk about my 2017 vision board and do an album review on SweetSexySavage. #WINNING
My first official blog was then1989. It was a blog where I wrote about my love of Caribbean music. I had some personal posts on there, as well. All the personal posts now live here on T2K.com. But the music blog posts are in an XML document waiting to be loaded to my music blog. If I ever relaunch one!
Full disclosure. This blog post will not be your typical music review. I will not break down the nuances of the album, name drop producers. Nor will I even describe any of Kehlani’s visuals to you. I will link where appropriate.
But, in this blog post, I share my vision for 2017 and how Kehlani’s debut album speaks to it! If you are looking for a traditional album review of SweetSexySavage. I would recommend you read this post.
Now, let’s get into MY post! Click the Continue Reading button below…
Today’s journal entry is going to be very interesting! This prompt statement is “something you want to change about yourself”. Like almost EVERYONE, there is a laundry list of things I would like to change about myself.
I’m 27 years old. I’m still trying to find myself. So, to be honest, I am changing who I am every single day. I have great days. I have okay days. And I even have bad days. What I have come to understand about life is that I can only control me. Me. Myself. And I. That is who I am responsible for, at this moment.
In time, that will change. But for now, that is where my life is.
So, now, let’s jump into this journal entry.