Happy April, Kool Kidd! You have made it through quarter one of 2016 and you have never looked better! You have accomplished so many great things in 3 months, that the remaining 9 months in 2016 should watch out for all the amazing things you have in store.
Personally, 2016 has been one of mixed emotions. I’m excited to be making an impact and positively influencing those around me through blogging and social media marketing but I am also exhausted by the work that is required by someone whom much is given to.
Many people ask me: “Terri, how do you do it? Do you have a clone? When are you going share your secrets with us, so we can be like you?“
So! It’s a new year! [cue the confetti] For many of us, 2015 went by within the blink of an eye. We ready to crush our goals in January. But when we looked up it was December already! There we were with nothing to show for ourselves. Or maybe not?
I know for a fact that by making it through until the end of 2015, you HAD to have accomplished SOMETHING. Okay! It was not what you planned to do by the end of the year. But at least you got something done last year! For that, you should be proud of you!
Now that we have had our ‘woe is me’ moment, let’s talk about social media.
As a business owner you’ve seen/read blog posts. You have heard social media experts talk about its importance. That means you KNOW what you’re supposed to do on social media but for some reason or another you cannot seem to actually DO it.
How-To Define Self Love?
Self-love is simply the regard for one’s own well-being and happiness. It is considered to be a desirable characteristic rather than a narcissistic one. I caution you to be sure you are on this self-love journey to wholly love yourself for you and not because it seems ‘trendy’ right now or the someone said something to you that made you feel less than.
It is important that you begin your journey with a mindset that believes in your own growth potential. We can get stuck sometimes in the thoughts that all that we are is all that we will ever be. Before you read on for the 10 ways you can show yourself love, I ask that you take a moment to ask yourself do I believe I can grow to love myself more or have I gotten a place of stagnation?
No matter your answer you should still read on, but I personally believe it is important to go within to honour your current mindset as a benchmark for your reflection at some point in the future!
It’s holiday season here in the United States of America as well as throughout the entire continent that is North America, i.e. Latin America and the Caribbean. I am sure there are other countries the world over that are getting into the holiday spirit if they celebrate this specific holiday. Alternatives such as Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and other holidays celebrated in other religions; people who partake in those celebrations can too be seen getting into the ‘spirit’. I myself do not really ‘get into the spirit’ of these holiday seasons as I’ve seen many other citizens, resident and visitors have recently in the USA.
Last week Friday I had the privilege of seeing mi dupz, Dré, perform live here in Atlanta, Georgia at Red Ultra Lounge. It was quite a fun event, to say the least. I have of late become a reggae concert-goer starting with seeing my boyfriends Christopher Martin & Khago perform then seeing the veteran and living legend, Capleton. It was only right that I go to support Dré locally here in Atlanta because it is only a matter of time before he is touring worldwide and this city will be a stop of many. It was a great experience to see Dré perform in such an intimate setting as he was eye-level with the crowd for much of his performance and yes you could find me right in the front of the crowd; rocking to the Dreggae musical vybz. To much of the audience’s surprise Dré had a guitarist provide the background for a few of his singles. I wished I could have known the lyrics to ALL of Dré’s music, but as you know I am a newer #teamDRÉ fan – so I am playing catch up when it comes to memorizing lyrics. The crowd response was very positive after Dré finished his performance and the night was kicked into overdrive as Shane Talon and Black Chiney provided the soundtrack for the rest of the evening.
It seems that political season never really goes anywhere throughout the years but citizens tends to pay closer attention during election years. For the most part, citizens only care about the policies that affect their ability to continue to live their lives as they did in the previous year. Fundamentally there are many issues with that because the ‘noise makers‘ only see to be the ones who either work in a specific profession, the families of such people or a union who is responsible for the fair treatment of its members. Yet, many people in society disregard the voices of such people because it doesn’t affect them currently – so they choose not to give it any energy, that would just be positive energy negatively wasted. But a different scene does occur when the issue spills over into the front yards of many within the society.
So I rant and rave about Spelman College and my Caribbean friends that I have made in the AUC. My college experience was a memorable one and I honestly can’t say that it has really ended in the sense that the same people I have met through being a Spelmanite and now a Spelman Woman have not really gone anywhere, seeing as they are all pretty much still based in Atlanta. LOL. Nonetheless homecoming for me is an excuse to enjoy the music that I love on a whole other level and ALL day.
We live in a world that is more connected than ever before. Not only via the internet and global awareness but citizens of different nations are becoming residents of other nations in an effort to achieve their dreams and goals. We as a race, humans, are an extremely interesting one. The cultures that make up the different regions of the world add to that factor. Our difference is what truly makes us an amazing race. But sometimes it is our ignorance of our differences that hinders our ability to unite as one race and live in harmony.
Trust. Depending on who you are or whom you are dealing with it may be hard to give out or hard to earn. I like to think people are guarded with reason, that people are just cold-hearted just to be so. But then there may be people out there who genuinely get joy and pleasure from making people do the absolute most with no intentions of giving them what it is they are working so hard to achieve, their trust. This post is not to talk down on those who engage in those time of trust games, I wanted to share my take on moving on from relationships whether good or bad.