Well, Happy New Year!!!
I take ridiculously long breaks from blogging..
Sometimes I don't know if it's because I'm too busy or too private!
Today, I got the urge to share something and this is the safest place to do it:
2017 is over!
That phrase is bittersweet!
It brings both a peacefulness and a streak of sadness.
I had my fair share of ups and downs in 2017...
Happiness, Heartbreak, Loss, Joy, Anger, Love, Hate, Hopefulness, Disappointment,
Heartbreak again, Frustration, Surprise, Disappointment again, Peace, Joy again, Loss again...
While going through the year, I knew I was on one hell of a ride,
but it wasn't until December that I looked back and was in total shock!
All of that happened in 12 months?!
My mind works in song lyrics and movie lines! lol --
Cue the Sex and the City movie scene:
Carrie and Miranda were reading the Vogue Magazine article that had been printed after
'Big' ditched Carrie at the altar.
The Editor's Note at the end of the article said:
"Carrie is still single and living in New York City."
So the same can be said for me.
I've been sharing with Snap Chat and Instagram Stories
little known facts about me!
Here's one exclusive for my online Royals:
Heartbreak gets me down but I spring back so quickly!
It's the instant shock that throws me, but almost immediately:
I am reminded of how valuable I am! And I adjust my crown! And keep it pushing!!!
(cue Rihanna: Didn't they tell you that I was a savage?! Lol)
As a single woman, I don't battle with loneliness.
I don't battle with my biological clock ticking.
I don't feel like I have to settle.
I don't feel like I have to respond to every invite.
I also don't feel like I am lost and need to 'find myself' or 'get to know me'.
Those aren't the thoughts that dance through my mind.
Want to know which thoughts are doing the mental cartwheels?
Will the man God sends to me know how to pray?
Will he know how to play?
Will he hug me with just enough pressure for me to think I'm being attacked by a bear? Lol!
Will this guy honor me?
Will he be honest with me?
Can I trust him?
Will he surprise me with a handwritten note to remind me of how much I mean to him?
My 2018 has already begun in a stress-free mode!
I am still working in a field that I am passionate about!
My Regalia Lifestyle products are already aligned to reach greater heights!
And as India.Aire sung: I am ready for love!
I am very hopeful that for every prayer I've sent up and
For every plan I've written:
God will come through for me in major ways!
So! Until we chat again!
Let me know if you enjoyed this post:
Leave me the crown emoji under this photo on Instagram and Facebook.
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Hello My Royal Family!
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It has a been a whiiiiile!!!
I hope you follow me on SnapChat and Instagram, but in case you don't--
I've got to tell you a bit about what I have been up to!
For the past couple of months, I have been trying to enjoy my Summer!
And the biggest enjoyment of all-- I celebrated my birthday!
I went south of the US border, of course!
I celebrated in heat, swimsuit and drink!
It was such a beautiful trip!
I laughed. I ate. I danced. I played. I swam. I had fuuuuun!
I felt loved, celebrated and appreciated!
Seriously, the best time of my life!
Follow my snaps and instagram-- you'd be all caught up.
Just a closing thought:
Keep positivity on your lips and in your mind;
for you and towards others!
My Lovely Royal Family!
I'm off to a great Summer! I hope you are, too!
I'm actually fresh from a trip to Jamaica!
It was definitely not the 'Tourist's Visit'-- I was at home with family!
Of course, I can show you better than I can tell you...
If you follow me on SnapChat, you haven't missed a beat!
Here's the recap!
What did you do this Tuesday?! lol
My darling cousin and best friend, Richard invited me
to join him and his staff for their
'end of year' soiree
atop the Dream Hotel @ PhD in Midtown.
Of course, we take in the drinks...
And needless to say-- we took in the view of the Manhattan skyline!
There's nothing like it!
Hope you enjoyed the view as well! Lol
See you on our next adventure around the city..or country.. or world!
Do you follow me on SnapChat?
I'm on there every chance I get!
I love playing with the filters.
Check these cute pictures out.
Get to know me better,
Join the fun--
If you follow me on SnapChat and Instagram,
I'm sure you know that I went to Miami a few weeks ago!
My cousin Richard and I had a blast!!!
Would you like a recap?!
Here it is!!!
I hope you smile like I just did reliving the moments!
I also grabbed a few of the SnapChat videos for you to see
This was the first cousin's trip for Me and Richard,
but believe me,
it will not be the last!
SO! MUCH! FUN!!!
I hope you enjoyed the recap!
Meeting of the Minds Radio Show was birthed
from the mind of my good friend:
Uwayne 'Andre' Turnbull
I've known him since childhood!
I've always admired his tenacity!
He had his wife, Jackie have been such true friends of mine
Supporting me whether people see them or not.
That's what made it even easier when he called me to be a part of
his radio show!
As a frequent contributor to the show,
Our live broadcasts have allowed us to
discuss so many topics!
From Pop Culture, Current Events, Physical Ideals and so much more!!!
This past week, we started talking about
It is a hurt that is different from any other hurt in the world...
There are a group of people that have no idea what this is or
what it feels like...
And then, there are those of us that know the feeling
of church hurt all too well.
This past Saturday's show was about us...
What it is.. How we deal.. and How we know when enough is enough.
We only got to skim the surface,
But I am sure that we will unpack so much more
in the weeks to come.
I will continue to post on my social media pages
when we will be going live!
I hope you make the time to tune in!
PS- I think this picture is cool but
I'm more of a Biggie fan than a Tupac fan--
the space in front of Biggie's face was occupied.
I realized today:
I don't think I've ever gotten past the
East Cost vs West Coast rivalry.
My Royal Family!
It's been so long since we've 'talked'!
A lot has happened since the last Pop Up Shop!
One of the major happenings:
This fabulous commercial was released!
Take a look!
This was shot by the talented Christopher Horne!
We have so much fun working together!
But what I love most of all is our commitment to perfection!
We have so much more to talk about!
Like my trip to Miami!
If you follow me on Instagram and SnapChat,
you are well aware of how much fun that was!!!
I'll try my best to recap it for you!
See you soon!