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Subliminal

When I started this blog, I realized that it would expose me in a much different light than what others have perceived me in over the years. I was ok with it. I never put myself on a pedestal anyway. You did. People ask all the time if I’m afraid that people will assume that all of my blog experiences are about me. Some are. Some aren’t. That’s for me to know and for you to take an educated guess at. Either way, it has absolutely NOTHING to do with me. Assume away. By the time I hear the fabricated stories with details that I didn’t provide, it will be old news. When asked the key to being transparent yet still maintaining privacy? Being subliminal. sub lim i nal (adjective): (of a stimulus or mental process) below the threshold of sensation or consciousness; perceived by or affecting someone’s mind without their being aware of it Now granted I’m a social butterfly and Lord knows I love anyone that supports my craft, but only those that truly know me, know me. Not only based on what they see or read online. I’m simply relatable. Dassit. Some days I’m a saint. Most days I ain’t. Sometimes I’m a sweetheart but don’t make me wake my savage up. 21.21. Being subliminal allows me to share without ruining my professional reputation or the lives of those associated with me. You know how the saying goes. […]

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I’m Watchin God

Nanny: Janie, what in the world are ya doin? Janie: I’m watchin God This is a classic line from my favorite book and favorite movie Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Watch it. Read it. Speaking of reading, if you haven’t checked out my blog about visiting the Dominican Republic, stop here and do so now. All done? […]

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2018 Bring Yo Ass Here

Sorry y’all. I couldn’t resist. But hey everyone is doing it. Before bringing in the New Year twerking and drinking champagne amongst friends, I did quite a lot of reflecting on 2017. I’ll be pretty honest, 2017 was quite the rollercoaster that I wasn’t tall enough to ride for lack of better terms. But I made it. I have accepted […]

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Read All About It

It’s not even Thursday yet, but on a scale from one to Liam Neeson’s daughter in Taken, I’m extremely nervous about leaving the US. Yes I watch too much TV. As nervous as I am, my bags were entirely packed over a week ago. You’d have to know me personally to know that this is nothing out of the norm. […]

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You May Now Turn Your Tassels

Ah. I remember like yesterday when I heard those words. It was a beautiful spring day in May of 2013. Now I sit in the audience (yet again) as an alumna. I always make it a priority to support the home team. It never fails. Chancellor Martin begins speaking from the podium. He speaks about being proud of the current graduates and encourages them to do great things with their lives. No matter how many Aggie graduations I attend, those words bring tears to my eyes every time. They force me to question, what more can I be doing with my life……….and it saddens me. I instantly reflect back to my graduation day. That day I pushed myself to try to be as excited as everyone felt that I was supposed to be. But in all honesty, I was OVER IT. My car was on the fritz yet again. My bank account was a ghost town. And a long time friendship had ended the night before. I was empty. The tassels had been turned and the undergraduate chapter of my life was closed. When I finally got a moment to myself, I cried. I cried. And I cried some more. I would have wished for a happy release but it wasn’t. It was the result of pent up anger and frustration with myself. For some like me, graduation is an “oh shit” moment. Oh shit, land a corporate job. Oh shit, time […]

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Relationship Goals

I used to be one of those people that loved a good “relationship goals” meme. Now, not so much. I realized that these memes were pretty unrealistic, especially for the types of people that I’ve dealt with. Not to mention, a meme leaves out so much detail. Too often we seek to mimic the lives and lifestyles of other people without knowing the background. You never know what people sacrifice for happiness.  I decided that I want to create and be my own relationship goals…… So around March, I met this guy. He was everything that I had been looking for. He had he biggest, most beautiful brown eyes that I’ve ever seen in my life. He was gorgeous. I was lonely and he walked into my life right on time. I knew that from the moment we met, we’d be on a life long journey. Here we are now, nine months in and I still have the same twinkle in my eye as the day I met him. I appreciate him for everything that he has taught me and continues to teach me everyday. He supports me in everything that I do. He listens even when I’m rambling on about nothing and never complains. Everyday I’m reminded that there is no rush. We’ve got forever and a day to grow together. We learn something new about each other daily. We have the same taste in music, movies and cartoons. He […]

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