Inspiration

77FD409C-4426-428B-BC2E-92ED0A1A3B91After watching Self Made, a series that was inspired by the life of Madam C.J. Walker on Netflix, I felt more empowered and stronger. It also left me feeling like I’m not doing enough. Yes, I do many things now. However, I’m not going as hard as I could be going. I could be more ambitious and more productive. It just left me wanting more for myself, and wanting to be more for myself. I can always be doing more. How could I possibly conjure up any excuse as to why I can’t do something at this point? There are none. Madam C.J. Walker was extremely determined, convicted, and focused. Her level of passion, determination, and perseverance was something I had never witnessed before. Hell, I don’t see it on that level in myself yet. Yet it’s starting to feel like her attributes were transferred to me via the screen lol. She had people coming at her from every angle trying to destroy her dreams, her hopes, her accomplishments, and everything she worked so hard for. They tried to tear her empire down, and burn her legacy. But she still kept on going. She kept going! She inspired me in ways that are partially unexplainable. The fact that she was able to accomplish all that she had accomplished while factoring in her being born into such a discriminatory era, was a great accomplishment all on its own. She used her voice, and stood up to folks because she believed in herself. She invested in herself. Let me repeat because these are the main ingredients for a successful recipe. She believed in herself and she invested in herself. It is required!!!! It is necessary!! It pushes you. The minute it went off, I grabbed my spiral book, and began writing. I’m definitely going to be an Author. I’m going to revamp my Podcast, and continue growing that platform! I’m going to continue expressing my thoughts on this Blog. Then, I started brainstorming about some other projects I want to work on. I created a new vision board. I want to do SOOOO much more! No, I’m going to do so much more. I’m going to create, create, and create! I don’t want to work for anyone else anymore, and I want to live comfortably! I want to spend my days on this earth doing the things I love, and things I’m passionate about. So, I’m giving myself my word that I will do everything in my power to ensure that happens. I know I have LOTS of work to do, and I’m going to get it done.

Well, there is one last thing I’d like to touch on if I may. The series also shined a much needed light on a dark truth, that has plagued our Black Communities for centuries, colorism. Yes an ugly and sad truth. The “brown paper bag mentality” still exists today, even in 2020. Light skin vs Dark skin. Sisters, I pray that for those of you who’ve experienced hate because of the shade of your skin, know that you are beautiful, you are loved, and I pray that you heal from all hurt and pain. Sisters, I pray for those of you who think you are superior because you happen to be a shade lighter. You are not fully responsible for those thoughts that have been embedded long before you were born. But like the saying goes, “When you know better do better.” I pray that you realize someday soon that you too are beautiful yes, and that you belong to the same community. My hope is that you are healed from all hurt and pain as well. We can move more mountains together. For any of you who have been prejudged negatively and doubted because of the color of your skin, please know that you are more than capable, you are more than enough, and you can do anything you want to do. “Your only limitations are the ones you place on yourselves.” Now get to it and go work!!!!!

Bravo Octavia Spencer for portraying this role so eloquently, strongly, and effortlessly! You are a superb actress and you’ve made waves in the industry!!! You’ve inspired myself and countless others.

Thank you Queen Madam C.J. Walker for setting a prime and beautiful example!!!!!!!! Thank you for opening up the doors for us. Well done.

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Be Well!!

 

LINNEA!

 

WHO IS SHE?

 

 

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I may not be your cup of tea nor your cup of Vodka.

I’m a full, and distinct glass of an acquired taste. My words can command your ears with one stroke of my well read tongue. My mind works in unpredictable, beautiful, creative, and mysterious ways. My smile will bring light to where light no longer exists. I am hypnotic. I can arouse your soul into a trance. Don’t sleep on me baby. I can awaken the soundest sleeper. My body will delight you, and ignite you. I wreak a sexy impressionable havoc. I will swallow you whole, and spit you out.

 

I am the only force to be reckoned with.

I am your kryptonite or I can be your dynamite.

 

I may not be your cup of tea nor your cup of vodka. But someone is going to drink from my glass…

What say you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deep

My soul is the keeper of my words. It tells me what to write, what to say. I can’t control what it concocts. I move when it tells me to. I move wherever it tells me to. When it compels me, I listen. The sound is deep. I am its vessel designed by intricate parts. Lined with complexities and substance. Are you receiving this? When my soul starts speaking to me, the noise outside begins to suffocate. The world outside no longer exists. The feeling is divine. My soul speaks a language that I understand more than my native tongue. It’s solid. It recognizes the good and the bad energies. I rely heavily on my soul to lead me and I am in tuned. If you want to get to know me, you must bring depth to the table and match my soul at eye level. Then, I will let you know if we approve or not.

Exit

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To all my Fellow Bloggers who participated in Blogmas, WELL DONE!!!! It is not easy coming up with 25 Blog Posts and to be clear, I had only planned out some of these posts. For most of them, I was just winging it, and I did not stick to only holiday themed posts. It’s especially hard to meet such a challenge if you have lots of other things on your plate of life. I almost quit a few days back LOL!! I attempted Blogmas last year, and I failed. But this year I completed the challenge, and what an awesome challenge it was! I’m proud of myself and you should be proud of yourself!!! If you took the time out to read my Blog, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I hope you enjoyed my creativity, expressions, and thoughts. My hope as with any of my Blog Posts, is that you leave here inspired, motivated, that your thoughts are provoked, and maybe you’re a little hot and bothered LOL! I thoroughly enjoyed this, and now I will be taking a break from this Blog!!

Now, it’s time for me to enjoy Christmas and spend time with my family!❤️

 

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S!!!!!!!!!

B E W E L L!!!!!

Egg Nog

 

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I have an addiction. It just tastes so good. It’s a unique taste. It requires a mature tongue with an acquired taste. It warms my palate and the warmth trickles right down into my throat. It’s an aphrodisiac that you shouldn’t knock until you’ve tried it. It’s refreshing and satisfying. It’s beneficial in producing and reproducing. Oh, it has many great benefits. It’s something I need daily. It’s my daily medicine. I have an addiction. 

 

I’m addicted to Egg Nog.

 

Fake

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Do you have a Fake Friend in your circle?

We’ve all had a fake friend or two or three. You really have to pay close attention to the company that you keep. Fake friends tend to slip right underneath your nose without detection most of the time. It’s easy to miss because they usually appear, and pretend to be something they’re not. They do it so well because they have perfected their fraudulent craft. The million dollar questions are, How can you tell if your friend is fake, and is showing you fake love? Well it’s simple kind of.

  • Have they ever given you several backhanded compliments? For example they may say to you, “I love your outfit today. You look so much better with your makeup on.” For the record, there is a difference between telling your friend the truth and being shady. You get my drift!
  • Do they act totally different towards you around other people?
  • Do they treat you differently around other people?
  • Do they constantly try to compete with you?
  • Does it seem as if they judge every single thing that you do?
  • Have they ever betrayed you?
  • Have they ever lied to you?

 

If you’ve answered yes to some or all of these questions, you probably have a “fake friend” in your circle. The thing is, most fake friends are also disloyal, shady, jealous, envious, and they were never really fond of you to begin with. It’s twisted actually which is why you must pay close attention. People will always show you who they are. Though it isn’t always evident right away. But the signs are there. This kind of friend can be dangerous. Jealousy mixed in with envy can equal trouble for you. Make sure you reevaluate your circle of friends and readjust if necessary.

Research

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I’ve always been a researcher. I don’t take the words of others to mind permanently nor do I take it to heart. I like to seek my own answers. Recently, Trump was impeached. The word impeachment brought excitement, and pure joy to most. Lots of people (NOT ALL) immediately took to social media to express their elation because they understood that to mean, he would be removed from office effective immediately. Not knowing or understanding that it’s a process. Impeachment is great and all. But now it must move to the Senate, and they will make the final decision for actual removal. The Republicans control that house which means he most likely won’t actually be removed. Unfortunate, yes. It seems that many people are not very in tuned with politics, and how it operates. You should know that I used to be the same way. Politics was so boring to me, and I felt like it didn’t affect me. I could’ve cared less! Now that my mentality has changed, I view politics quite differently. I view the world differently. Through time consuming research, I learned that in fact, it is an extremely important piece to life’s puzzle. It does affect me, and it does affect you which brings me to the point of this post. If you don’t understand something, or If you are questioning something that someone has told you, do your own research. You never have to accept one answer to anything. I’m not saying that you have to heavily indulge in politics. You don’t have to watch CNN all day or keep up with every single update. I’m simply saying at least research, and learn how politics operate so that you can be knowledgeable. Knowledge is Power. I’m saying to simply learn how it affects you. Honestly, as with anything you should want to be well informed. I sure do!!!

 

Be Well!