As expected Queen Bey SLAYED the 2018 Coachella stage bringing a performance that our grandkids will one day talk about. She brought us all them good HBCU vibes and performed for the #culture. Reuniting with Destiny's Child and dancing with baby sis Solange were amongst the highlights. Check the video below for the DC3 reunion.
A word I’ve been hearing and reading about for the past two weeks... started reading Million Dollar Habits and there’s an entire dissertation on it. I happen to catch my horoscope and it reiterates it. Listening to The Friend Zone Podcast and the ENTIRE episode is on it.
I just want to scream, “OK OK I get it!!!!”. I’ve been questioning myself lately... like why am I not as consistent as I’d like to be? The only person stopping me is me. My music has fell to the wayside and it’s reallyyyyy embarrassing. So then my question for myself becomes, how do I get back? Why am I lacking the motivation? Why do I feel uninspired?
I’m really digging deep to try and find the answers... this entire life is a journey I swear. I just want to do something important. I just want to leave my mark on this earth. And there are 20 trillion people in the world who I’m sure feel the same way. But as Bryan Tracy says... self-discipline filters this number down.
SO, building new habits. That’s my goal. And praying and meditating bc I believe I can be consistent. I can make that mark. Its April, only the fourth month in the new year... it's not too late. It's never too late.
Music, literally keeps me going. I wake up, I press play. The shower comes on, and I sing at the top of my lungs. I head out on my commute, and in my head I’m having a full on dance off with the commuter next to me. I discover new artist, and their new songs, and it hits me right in my core. I can literally FEEL music. My heart does a double skip when I can relate. My eyes cry when the words are familiar...
Music the experience I relive on the daily.
So I guess you’d understand my dismay when I (a music lover) feel like my drive to write music is on neutral.... no actual gas, but if I get a little push something will come out. For the first time in my life, I am struggling to pen a song. It use to come to me so easily. I’d watch TV and write a song based off the storyline. My friend would cry to me about a life experience and I’d write a song. And forget if I’M going through it, my feelings are all up and down my notebook.
This year thus far has been a take action year for me. A “let’s address this” year for me. I clearly don’t have all of the answers or else this entire blog would be nonexistent. But I do know that I’m going to commit myself to the following to try and spark the music and words that are buried deep down inside of me:
I want different.
I can be different.
Different’s right in front of me.
I'll be honest, I don't remember the last time I went to church. I've been on a "church hunt" for some time now. I don't really share this because everyone thinks their church is the right church, and somehow I become the person they work on convincing that this is so. I feel like I know for sure what it is that I would want.... Yes, I know that means I have to actually go to different churches. BUT, church hunting or shopping can be overwhelming. This is definitely on my list of goals for 2018.
For right now, I've been sweating Sarah Jakes Roberts and her pops Bishop T.D. Jakes via YouTube and Podcasts. If there's one thing I know, its that the church is not the building... the church is me. I continue to pray and feed my soul as I continue on this "hunt". Sharing this AMAZING word by Sarah Jakes Roberts, one that helped me in 2017.
Have a happy and blessed Sunday, and and amazing week.
Need I say more? QUEEN Ava Duvernay is killingggg the game. With amazing work including The 13th, Queen Sugar, and Selma, she continues to break barriers for Black Women all across the world.
This particular Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a sensitive one. As a country we are tested daily by the ignorant statements made by 45. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought against racial oppression and we honor him not only on this day but everyday. We rise above all negative statements made by 45 and his followers. We resist and fight for things that matter.
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