April Writing Challenge: Day 5- Places I Want To Visit #AprilWritingChallenge


As I sit here and peek at what today’s challenge is about, I see that it says to list the five places I want to visit. Well, the thing is as we all have to be home and can not go anywhere but to the grocery store and places that most of us must go to, it tends to give me a sense of despair. Why? Because it only makes me want to throw my hair back and roll my eyes. Though, I have to do the challenge for today and why not; it can give me hope or whatever you call it and to wonder that one day I may be able to visit these places one day.

1. The Caribbeans

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There’s something about gazing into the blue-green waters, walking on the white sandy beaches, and feeling the breeze blowing in our hair that makes a person fall deeply in love with who or whatever you choose. I always want to visit any of the Caribbeans islands because of the description above and the beautiful people and culture. I want to eat the delectable food, dance into the wee hours of the next morning, and soak up the euphoria of EVER-Y-THING.

2. Paris, France

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They say that Paris is the city of love, and though I’ve never visited there yet, I had fallen in love from afar while sitting in French class in high school in South Carolina. While our teacher who was from a town in France I can’t remember taught us the lovely language of French, I’ve found myself growing fond of the language and the city more and more. Still, to this day, I can not roll my r’s. (Side note: our class was to travel to France, but my guardian at the time wouldn’t allow me to go.) All in all, I also believe the language to be sexy when spoken when I hear an adult speak it. The Eiffel Tower and the Paris Bridge are the top places I would love to visit there, along with eating the baguettes and cheese. I would like to leave you guys this phrase I like in English. Here it is in French: Tombez amoureux de vous-même et vous connaîtrez la beauté de la vie.

3. Cape Town, South Africa

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Wow oh wow! Visiting here would be a dream come true. It is so breath-taking in Cape Town and though going anywhere here will be a first, I don’t know where to start. I just hope to travel there one day to take in the culture, food, visit the wineries, and explore other things to do in Cape Town.

4. Disney World, Orlando, Florida

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“Well, well,” in my Maleficient’s voice. I grew up watching Disney shows and movies just like anyone else and their grandmothers. Though, I haven’t step near a Disney resort, hell, I haven’t even been to Orlando, (yeah, my life sucks) I wanted to visit this magical place because of the same reason as anyone who goes there. We want to see the characters, get on the rides, get swept up in the many attractions, entertainment, and all the other plethora of wondrous things to do while there. A simple weekend is not enough for what I and anyone who would come along with me will want to do. I’ll take a week, okay?

5. A City/Town In Greece

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When I think about Greece, Greek mythology is the first thing that comes to mind. I love to read about mythology as a school-aged child and up to now. I don’t actually know where in Greece I would like to visit in particular, but I know that their architecture is what drove me in. I’ve read that Greece is known for its beautiful marble. They are indeed glorious. I would love to learn more about their culture in person, go to their vineyards, beaches, taste their food, and whatever else suits y fancy. Their ancient sculptures are a sight to see in person and I would like to visit their theatres as well.


This has been a toughie and it took some time to do this challenge mostly because I was thinking and researching. Though I couldn’t list all the places I would like to visit because it would take a few posts, I listed my top 5. Most places I thought about, I ended up doing researching on what people had to say about it. Turns out most who are the same race as me had horror stories to tell about some of the people from a different race not wanting our kind there.

Though I must admit, it doesn’t surprise me because most places I would like to visit are places I wanted to go to solely for the architecture, food, etc.

Still, I enjoyed the process of doing this challenge. I learned some new things as I research and perhaps one day I can get started on traveling to these places.

Thank you for reading and visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Stay tuned for Day 6.

Muah!

What I Have Been Up To In 2019- The Shortened Version


Late post.

I can’t believe that it is now 2020. And I also can’t believe that I waited until the second month to finally say Happy New Year!
Most of you know how I am and some of you may not. But, last year has truly been some kind of year that left me busy doing work, side gigs and other work-related tasks that mostly took up my time. I had gone from having no job after having to quit a job I had a few years ago to now working at home.

So, yay! This means a lot to me because I’ve been having issues getting daycare and trusting someone with my child. Being able to work (at home) and knowing that your child is safe is like one of those dreams come true. I have dealt with not having family members to watch her so I can work, and most of them I don’t even trust. Long story,  another time.

As most of you may know, I haven’t been blogging in a long while. I also haven’t done any writing either. Two things I love so much and I had to put them both on hold. (Sigh) Don’t worry. I am working on posting more (new content), recycling old posts (😉), and getting some of those draft posts to publish.

Also last year, I have seriously discontinued any type of communication and sharing my energy with some people. There are folks out there who will use you up, if you allow them, and will treat you like YOU victimized THEM. Stay away from energy vampires. I had to seriously put in work on my self-worth, self-love, and self-awareness. If I didn’t learn and put in the work to own my life and protect my energy, I would be back where I was before and that’s scary. I’m not all the way there yet; though, I have much ways to go. (I have much more to share with you guys in another post, or two.)

You have to seriously think about what it is you want out of life if you haven’t done so already. And, know that you are not required to be around and share your energy with anyone who doesn’t have your best interests at heart. Live your best life and remember to take life one day at a time. We are here for whatever purpose but for one I know is to help others and share whatsoever we would like to share with others.

By the way, how are you all doing? What would you like to share? Let us know in the comments.

Take care,

 

Don’t Be Afraid To Make A Change To Be A Better You


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I told myself over a year ago that in order for me to move forward in life, I must make a change. To come out of whatever shell I’m in and away from the naysayers who felt like I would be doing something wrong if I make a change that I haven’t tried before. Or to just do something with my life other than allowing those who don’t care about me no way or another to dictate to me believing that I should remain where I am.
Because, being in a situation that no longer serving you, especially when you’ve done all that you could do and you’re not where you want to be, literally and figuratively, shouldn’t have to remain the same. I never could get the saying, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” I feel like if one way isn’t working, you should try something else. You have that right to do so.
That what life is all about- reinventing yourself, to be a better version of yourself.
We have one life and we have to live it on our own terms, not anyone else’s.

A song that had inspired me over the years but it took going through a lot to know that enough is enough, is a song by Kelly Clarkson called, Breakaway.

The lyrics can explain it better than I can.

Here’s part of the lyrics:

“I’ll spread my wings, and I’ll learn how to fly
I’ll do what it takes till I touch the sky
And I’ll make a wish
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won’t forget all the ones that I love
I’ll take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway”

Written by: Avril Ramona Lavigne, Bridget Louise Benenate, Matthew Gerrard • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

Don’t Break Yourself Just To Build Up Someone Else


There comes a time in your life when you tried all that you could, yet, you come to realize that you have to put YOU first. That’s one idea.

Don’t break yourself, taking pieces from yourself just to use those same “pieces” to fix someone else. Don’t, I tell you.

Cause, some people don’t want to be fix and that’s okay. No matter what it is, or how much  you want to:

You can NOT help someone before you can help yourself, or unless the two of you can help build each other up together. That’s another idea.

Take care of  yourself:

  • Mentally
  • Physically
  • Spiritually
  • Emotionally
  • And also, financially. First.

Enjoy the rest of your day!