Monday, December 28, 2020

I'm starting the New Year today...I think!

 I feel like this is the perfect time to go ahead and take the Christmas Tree down. 

I actually want to get a head start on cleaning and organizing my home, as well as my social media, contacts in my cell phone, and definitely my mental, physical and spiritual being. 

cleaning up mr clean GIF by ADWEEK

For me, I cant find the benefits of waiting until January 1st. We often give a lot of power to dates, when, in my opinion, it becomes important, once WE DECLARE it important. You know, kinda like how your child's birthday may be on a Tuesday, but the party is Saturday, because that's when you deem it convenient to celebrate with friends and family? To me, the New Year is the same way. 

Why do I need people in my phone contacts, from 3 jobs ago? Why do I need clothes in my closet that are too big, too small or too ugly? Why have I kept these things, and why would I wait until January 1 to purge? Now don't get me wrong, New Year's is only in a couple of days, so it's not like I'm getting a really big head start, but its enough time to wash the sheets and remove "my old boss" from my phone

bored cell phone GIF

I want to arrange my calendar(and by 'arrange' I mean actually use my calendar)

I want to organize my office.

I want to do some juicing. 

And I want to balance stress a little better.(And by balance stress, I mean possibly implementing marijuana into my daily life BECAUSE WHEW!!!!!!

Enjoy your New Year's guys!!! This year has been one that will go down in history!

Thursday, November 19, 2020

TO THE RELATIVE THAT CAN'T COOK FOR THANKSGIVING

 

We all know that there is at least ONE person in the family, WHO CAN’T COOK.



If you are that person, I need to tell you something….WE NEED YOU!

Can you cook a dressing? Goodness no!

Can you bake a pie, that won’t give us a diarrhea? Probably Not!

Can you be trusted to thoroughly clean meat or collard greens? NOT A CHANCE, but guess what?

Sis, you are necessary. You are the catchall and no Family Dinner is complete without you.  You are the dishwasher, you are the quilted, thicker picker upper! You are the ‘refill girl’ for Big Mama and the upper echelon Aunties.  You are dynamic at picking out foil- you don’t do thin foil, YOU DO REYNOLDS HEAVY DUTY!!  And you never get the flimsy paper plates, why? Because you are a Boss! You are the one who gets the name brand soda for the adults, and the off brand juices for the kids, and you even pitch in a few bottles of water, why? Because you understand that some people need caffeine, and other people need to filter their bladder.  And you NEVER forget the paper towels! YOU ARE ESSENTIAL, SIS, and Thanksgiving would be a complete train wreck without you!

And who’s to say that you even want to cook?!

Maybe you don’t want to stand over a stove all night.

Maybe you don’t wanna wash collard greens or cut up any vegetables.

Maybe bringing paper plates is truly what your non-cooking heart desires.

Sidenote: If you want to start cooking for the big family dinners, start making your signature dish around Easter-but keep it at your house-just in case it tastes like trash.

Either way, we love and appreciate you!

Check out the video and let me know which one you are, during the holidays!

THE AUNTIE WHO CAN'T COOK



 

 

 

Monday, October 12, 2020

THIS YEAR, I'M GONNA CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY

 


Now, chile, it comes every year and for the most part, it’s a regular day that I do not acknowledge. I make sure it’s hidden from Facebook-because why are you in my business Facebook?  It’s something I never freely share on the job (we can almost omit this one, seeing as though I haven’t had a job since the Pandemic).

I can recall coworkers wearing safety pins of dollars on the job and thinking “okay girl, we get it, it’s your birthday, AND?” I would give the biggest side eye when people posted their cashapps on social media for their special days, thinking “sis, if you needed money, that’s all you had to say”. I have a cousin who celebrates her birthday nearly the ENTIRE month of June- and I have never understood why. Until now.

I don’t know if celebrating made me feel old-keep in mind, I’m still in my 30’s. Many would say I’m still very young, although others may swap out Spring Chicken for Wise Fall Goose, but whatever.  Maybe it was because I felt there was no reason to celebrate since I had not achieved my life goals, like homeownership, writing for tv, big money, straight teeth-girl my list was all over the place! I’m not sure if it was because I grew up in the struggle and my parents(WHEN I SAY PARENTS, I MEAN MY MOTHER) couldn’t afford to celebrate my birthday, which laid the foundation of me thinking that the day simply wasn’t important. Maybe it was all of these things.

This year is different. Although I have reached many of my goals, and the others seem so close I can smell them, I realized that life is the gift. Life is what I should celebrate. Is my life nothing, because I don’t have a million dollars in the bank? Is my life worthless, if I don’t have the perfect smile or the perfect credit score?  GIRL! Do you know how many broke HAPPY people I know!? It’s not because they don’t desire nice things, but those nice things don’t make or break their perspective on life and happiness.

Corona has come and made itself comfy, taking a few of my family members whilst here. I have lost former co-workers to unsuspecting deaths. I have friends that suffer from depression and anxiety, and even classmates that are still stuck at the Homecoming, our senior year.   I’m realizing that life may never be the exact way I want it, but if it’s here, I should feel privileged!  I’m honored to take another trip around the sun this year! I’m finally feeling like I understand my purpose a bit better. I feel like I have a better grasp on what really matters. I feel like it’s okay to celebrate existence. It’s okay to celebrate health and income. I feel like it’s okay celebrate where you are in life. And even when all of these things have reached mediocre levels, I feel like it’s okay to celebrate nothing at all. Life really is what we make it.  My birthday has never been special, because I never made it that way. This year, that changes. My birthday is a BIG DEAL. I may not travel or have some huge party, but being that it is THIS WEEK (10/15), the celebration has already started! And I may even backdoor on my prior thinking and post my cashapp!

Celebrate your life guys! It’s the only one you’ll get!*waits on someone to ask about reincarnation*

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

2020 HAS BEEN A BOWL OF LUGNUTS AND SCREWS.

 


This year, we lost Kobe Bryant and Chadwick Boseman. 

The POTUS has corona.

And virtual learning has parents running away from home, faster than we can make two loops around the drive thru at McDonald's for not giving us our sauce, BECAUSE WHAT AM I GONAN DIP THESE NUGGETS IN SIS?  

A heck of a year right? Some of our favorite messy shows have been condensed to computer screens- which completely RUINS a good Maury show, and some of our favorite hosts are doing television shows from their living room! The d├ęcor I’ve seen is nothing to write home about *being judgmental from my couch-with crusty lips*

People don’t even recognize you with your MASS on, our lips are chapped and most of us have lost unemployment or income due to the pandemic!

Now before you go jumping off of a virtual bridge or hanging up your zoom call in a digital rage, let’s TRY AND CHANGE PERSPECTIVE, K?

Since the pandemic hit *AND BABY IT’S HITTING PRETTY HARD*, I have seen so many people finally birth out their visions and ideas that they'd been sitting on. I wanna know… HAVE YOU? Now of course there’s no pressure to achieve anything during a GLOBAL PANDEMIC, because GIRL, who was given instructions on how to get through this? Also, "No, I didn’t create anything because I’m depressed, broke and not sure if I live on Earth or Neptune at this point!" is super valid.

I get it, I honestly do. But don’t let this slop bucket of a year fool you like you can’t achieve your goals. YOU CAN. We have 87 days left in this year. That’s longer than a 90 day trial period. Longer than the hit show "Love Is" *ugh, I really need that show to come back!*. Longer than any one night stand in the history of one night stands-AND YOU KNOW A LOT HAPPENS DURING A ONE NIGHT STAND!

Most of us are home{hence you receiving this super random blogpost from a blog that hasn’t been active in over 3 years}…it’s the perfect time to finish that book or that blog or that business proposal or chile, just finish your wash and go!

I’m all for a good keke or a roast of this year, but when it comes down to it, I’m still being productive and capitalizing on my ideas, AND I WANT THE VERY SAME FOR YOU! So…whenever you’re up for it, think about those ideas..how can you convert them to wealth? How can you make them WORK FOR YOU?

Just think about it…no biggie in thinking about it, right?


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