Monday, April 14, 2014

One of Those Facebook Memes - You Know With Questions

So, the above photo was/is floating around on Facebook and I decided to play along. Only I decided to play my way. Instead of choosing only one, I am going to answer all 12 and I am going to do it here on my blog.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Must Watch: An African City Webisode

I have a guilty pleasure . . .

Actually have a few of them but, anyway back to the post.

One of my favorite things to do is watch new shows on YouTube. The reason shows on YouTube appeal to me is they are short. I can watch a 10 minute episode anytime I want and whenever I want. Plus, it seems Youtube is now the new must see TV. So, many awesome webisodes are popping up. It is easy to find all the shows that television lacks when it comes to diversity.

Well, in my quest to find a new show to watch, I came across the show, An African City. I can't for the life of me remember how I stumbled upon this show but, let me tell you I am glad I did. I love this show!!

The premise of the show is this: Five African women, who are all childhood friends, leave the West and return home to Ghana. Together they are on a journey to find the life and love they are searching for.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Gratitude Keeps Me Thankful and Sane

Okay, first on the Befriending Myself List is Gratitude.

For years, I would wonder where was my next blessing or why didn’t I have the next item on my list. It seemed to me that everyone around me were getting the good stuff while, I was sitting under the table waiting for the crumbs to fall. Eventually, when I started going through my "enlightening period," I realized that I needed to count the blessings I had. It wasn’t until I actually started to practice - as in write the things I was thankful for down in a journal – that I realized that had plenty to be thankful for. It wasn’t until I focused on the haves that I realized I needed to stay focused on the haves. It wasn’t until I was appreciative of the small things that I realized I may not have what the Joneses have but, I have more than the Smiths. And I know this will sound like everything you have read in a self-help/Law of Attraction book however, it is really true . . . once I began to appreciate the small things, I began to gain more.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Random me-ism: I do not like catfish

Actually, I don’t care for seafood, lake food, or river food of any kind. I do not care if you grill it, sauté it, fry it, bake it, or put up that big beautiful house with the ocean view as your Facebook cover photo.

Catfish: pretending to be someone they're not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances. (The Urban Dictionary)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Befriending Myself

For many years (up until a few years ago), I have been my own worst enemy. Seriously, I didn't have any naysayers or dream crushers who could belittle me the way I could belittle me. I had myself believing that some of us are just meant to live a life of unhappiness and I was the one fated to do so.

Even when things were going great, I always would harbor, in the back of my mind, that 'this too shall pass' and the misery would return. Then, there was the mean spirited, spiteful, and hurtful way I spoke to myself over all the mistakes I have made. So, of course, I believed that since I am older and wasted my youth, it was too late to try to fix things that weren't working or for me to chase a dream or two.