HELLO 2012

Happy New Year 2012
A new year is upon us as while the last several years have been good to me I'm really looking forward to this one. For 2011 I had two main goals (one professional and one personal) the first was accomplished in April 2011 and the second was accomplished November 2011. Check and check!!! I'm not big fan of "resolutions" as I believe we should all strive to be better people on a daily basis. You don't need a "new year" to make that happen.  Goals are healthy and I think it helps keep things in perspective.  This year I've set two professional goals and two personal goals.

Summer Wrap – Miami, Puerto Rico and more

I haven't posted a new blog since the spring, so I thought I would do a summer wrap up. May: I kicked my summer off with a girl's trip to South Beach, Miami. The weather was perfect, the sky was clear, the beach was refreshing and the morning sunrise on the roof of the hotel was breathtaking, and the food was OUTSTANDING!! We had the best hotel view ever and prime picking for people watching. We even had a few celebrity sightings Ciara, Raheem Devaughn, R.L., Floyd Mayweather, and Amare Stoudemire.
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2nd Annual Mother’s Day Tea

It is that time of year, the time that we honor our Mothers, Grandmother's, God Mother's and Mother figures. It is MOTHER'S DAY! It is my annual tradition to host a Tea Party. Last Year's Tea was a blast, while it was my first it turned out rather nicely. This year I had even more ideas on how to improve upon my tea party. There were a few things I wanted to incorporate this year but I had a lot going (I was taking swimming lesson) on and I didn't get to all the tiny details.  All of my guest enjoyed the set up and had a really good time. I can't wait to make it even better next year.
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Stop The World

Last summer my Babe and I went to see Jill Scott & Maxwell in concert in Madison Square Gardens. Now I've been to several concerts but for some reason since June 2010 that concert has continued to play over in my mind. This was the first time I'd ever seen either one of them live. WHAT A SHOW!!!! Jill & Maxwell both sang their hits; they have a lot of hits too. Maxwell's most current album "BLACKSummers'night" was an instant classic for me. This past week I've been playing it over and over again while commuting to and from work. My single most favored-est song on that album is "Stop the World". I don't know what it is about that song that conjures up such emotions on the inside. I have to consciously not sing OUT LOUD while listening to the song on the train. Folks would start looking at me like I'd lost my whole entire mind. It's a song that makes you close your eyes, bite your lips, slowly rock from side to side and smile for no reason at all.

Hey Mr. DJ a soundtrack to life

I like many others love a good story; in my short 31 years of life I’ve managed to create a lot of stories. Stories that are funny, crazy, sad, magical, and simply classic. The sweet thing in life is we have so many triggers. Triggers that will instantly take you back to a place… it could be a song, a show, a location, anything. “Occasions” by Baby Face reminds me of my first slow dance when I was in the third grade. (Don’t judge me). “All I Do is Think of You” by Troop reminds me of my sister and cousins growing up together. We used to stand in front of the TV and sing along as loud as we could. “Get Low” by Lil John was the soundtrack to my party life in my early 20’s. “Prototype” by Outkast reminds me of my Babe, back in 2004 when we were just getting to know one another.

Cancer changes things…

Cancer changes things

I don’t typically blog about my personal life but I felt led to do so… On January 20th my life was forever changed… my mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. During the car ride back home, I put on my brave face and tried not to act differently; when in reality our lives were forever changed. Changed because this is something we need to fight aggressively. Changed because this will always be a concern with my mom; changed because my sister and I need to be sure to get breast exams much earlier as we might be a little more susceptible to breast cancer.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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Thanks for stopping by and checking out what I have to say from time to time. I really appreciate that and hope you return in the New Year and maybe bring a friend along with ya.
This year I don't really have any resolutions.  2010 as a great year for me, I achieved my main goal for the year (June) and that was monumental. We are talking life changing and long lasting. (Insert check mark here). This year I have two main goals, both stored in my mind though. I won't write them down nor will I share them. HOWEVER when they happen I will blog about it. ;) I will also reference this post when I do. hahahaha Yall know I keep it real and I'm a lady of my word.