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Never Gets Old

I always feel at home here. I miss it sometimes.

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Thoughtful Tuesday: After The Storm

A storm just passed and I couldn’t help but be memorized by the beautiful sky.

It then reminded me that in life we go through our own storms but we have to remember there is beauty after.  Have a great week ūüôā

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Music Monday: Janet Jackson Has New Music!!!

No, your eyes did not deceive you my friends!   After a seven year hiatus Janet Jackson has released new music.  I am extremely excited for this and to be honest, I love the feel of the song.  It reminds me of a nice warm summer night with a cool breeze.  It just sounds so smooth and makes you want to two step with that special someone.

So not only did she release a new song, but she will be going on tour as well (whaaaaat). ¬†I have yet to see her in concert and hopefully I will get the opportunity to do so. ¬†For now, just enjoy the smooth sounds of Janet Jackson’s “No Sleep”.

Thoughtful Thursday: Mindful or Mind Full?

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The other day my friend tagged me in this picture and it really made me think. ¬†As someone that is in their head a lot, I can definitely relate to being “mind full” and not taking in the moment. ¬†As of lately, this is something I have been working on. ¬†I need to be more present in the moment and appreciate what is happening and not thinking about what I need to do next. ¬†If you are an over-thinker, what are some things you do to clear your mind (meditation, etc.).

Thoughtful Thursday

The past few weeks have not been the greatest, but even through the trying times I do my best to look at things with a grateful heart.  I have been doing my best to put everything into perspective and realize that my situation could be a lot worse.  I have a lot of loving people surrounding me that are in good health and I am so happy for that.  Any time you are in a bad mood or just experience a series of bad events.  Try your best to always look at things with a grateful heart and reach out to your support systems.  Stay positive and remember that happiness is a choice.  Happy Thursday!

Music Monday: Janelle Monae Yoga

I’m a few weeks late to the game in watching Janelle Monae’s latest video Yoga.  Before I even watched the video, I read countless comments about Janelle “selling out” and being too sexy.  I saw a few stills from the video and at no point did I see her as being “too sexy” (whatever that means).

When I finally watched the video, I still had the same sentiments, I did not find the video too sexy and I thought it was tastefully done.  But then it had me thinking how as a woman sometimes people expect you to be respectable but then it is seen as terrifying to showcase any drop of sensuality.  When she first came out all she wore were suits and I had no issue with it.  Then once in a while you would see her in a dress and people would freak out and say she was showing a different style which is true. But no reason to question if her intentions and message have changed.  With this new video, she is just showing another side of herself and even in this video I think she still holds her self to an image that young ladies can look up to and all women can identify with.

It’s almost as though people forget that artists in the spotlight are people too and have different sides to their personality. If that’s where they are at that moment creatively let them have that time! If you don’t like it then so be it, you can go back and reminisce about them back in the day.  Shoot, point of the story is that I personally do not find the video to be that sexy. Have a look and tell me your thoughts!

Music Monday: D’Angelo Black Messiah

The day has finally come people! D’Angelo actually released an album! So far, I like what I hear and I better after having to wait this long, shoooot.

It is what you would expect from him, funky, soulful sounds with mesmerizing vocals. If you’re a fan of his work or unfamiliar, I would say get acquainted.

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Tuney Tuesday: 702 Get It Together

I was talking to someone the other day and I said, “get it together.” ¬†As soon as I finished saying that, I immediately thought of the song “Get It Together” by 702. ¬†I know that I am not the only one that does song association.

I am not going to lie, I really miss R&B groups (like really talented ones) being a trend.  If there are any groups that you are really enjoying at the moment, feel free to share! Enjoy!

 

The Cathedral Mixtape

Javotti Media, is an independent label that Talib Kweli established in 2012.  He released a mixtape today called The Cathedral.  If you are looking for some more hip hop and being introduced to some singers you may not have been familiar with, check it out!  I am in the midst of listening to it right now and so far, I am enjoying it!  You can listen to the full mixtape below:

Love My City

No matter where I go, I’ll always be proud of being from Ottawa‚̧.

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