Live. Love. Laugh
Have you ever been driving down the highway and you suddenly realize that this is life? And then you wonder how you've been driving for 45 minutes being so completely zoned out; yet, you are focused enough to safely operate a vehicle without crashing? It's like you're on autopilot. Don't act like I'm the only one who has been sitting in the car and realized that I'm alive. Sometimes we get so caught up in our everyday lives that we forget to actually live our lives everyday.
Hello....Is This Thing On?
*taps mic* Guess who's bizzack? Hey y'all! Please forgive me. I have been focusing so hard on maintaining my peace that I let my blog fall by the way side, but here I am. I'M BACK!!! I haven't written on here since March. Although, I drafted a blog in July about protecting my peace, it never came to fruition. Instead, I continued my hiatus and dealt with life by the horns. In terms of peace, *starts playing the organ for the right note* I've had some good days, I've had some
Miami was a very awakening experience, every bit of a confirmation of the way God works in my life. Before leaving for Miami, I had been away from my previous jail cell/job for almost a month. I felt hopeful, I felt scared, and I felt a mix of other emotions because I was trying to discover what I wanted to do/what I liked to do. For six years, my life was work and home with an occasional happy hour. With all this free time on my hands, I was able to explore different areas o
Get In Formation
After freeing my own days to find my greater purpose, I decided to take a mini vacation to Lewes, Delaware. Driving to our cabin had me wishing I would’ve stayed home….can you say draining!? The car ride to our destination was a very interesting one because the topic of racial discrimination was brought up by someone whom has never witnessed or experienced being a target (someone privileged shall we say?) No fault of her own because of the area that she was raised; however, a
Overserved in the Big Easy
The Big Easy was a lesson on happiness. Happiness is a choice and laughter is a must! My reality was that of being forced to do several jobs outside of my job description. I was made to do some of my boss's job when she "didn't feel like it" and if I complained, I would be reprimanded and unfairly issued a write up. We were denied office supplies even though there was an abundance in a locked cabinet. We were literally treated like prisoners or modern-day slaves. Slaves for a
Black Girl Magic
Why would anyone want to go to Cleveland you ask? *Shade* The purpose of this trip was to support and celebrate one of my sorority sisters as she added a master’s degree to her roster of accolades. After her graduation ceremony, I took a picture of my sis and her classmates and I couldn’t help but to be reminded that black girls are some kind of magical. Exclusive statement that I've never admitted…. growing up, my dad’s and some of the guys I’ve liked’s preferences in w
Waiting to Exhale
You ever feel like you're one more gray hair away from a breakdown? I like to believe I’m a patient person, but my patience must have ran out or something. Before heading to Phoenix, I had become a robot knowing that I needed change. Most days, I would go to work, come home, and fall asleep without eating because I was so drained from my job and/or a “rhymes with cluck” boy trying to make an appearance in my inbox. They say you can’t pour from an empty cup and boy is that acc
New Life... Who Dis? #WhereInTheWorldIsJessP
A few trips ago, I started using #WhereInTheWorldIsJessP as a hashtag on my Instagram account, almost like "Where in the World is Carmen San Diego". The fact that I had begun traveling the world had my family and friends asking, “where are you now?” Little did I know that this hashtag would be so much more than a meaningless accessory on my exciting pictures. It’s about finding myself and growing to love myself. Disclaimer: I’m a private person so it takes a lot for me to exp
"When You Wish Upon A Star..."
When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are. Anything your heart desires will come to you. The writers of that Disney song may have been onto something. Faith mixed with a little bit of passion will help you to achieve the outcome of your desire. With me, God answered my prayer to be able to travel and pray, but in order for me to get paid, I had to know what tools were accessible to me. I took time to invest in my "travelpreneurship" and I attended a training