1. befreeproject:

Yes! So true! Turn off the TV and read a book! #beinspired #befreeproject #bibliophile #books #booknerd #bookaddict #booknerdigans #bestoftheday #read #realtalk #qotd #quote #knowledgeispower #dailymotivation #dailyinspiration #empower #grow #higherlearning #lifequotes #truth

Yes!

    befreeproject:

    Yes! So true! Turn off the TV and read a book! #beinspired #befreeproject #bibliophile #books #booknerd #bookaddict #booknerdigans #bestoftheday #read #realtalk #qotd #quote #knowledgeispower #dailymotivation #dailyinspiration #empower #grow #higherlearning #lifequotes #truth

    Yes!

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  2. ~Darkness~

    ~Darkness~

  3. I’m sure that I’m fine, but I guess I’m in the midst of what one can classify as a health scare. I went to the dermatologist for a recurring problem only to be faced with him having to biopsy a suspicious mole on the bottom of my foot. I don’t know how one is supposed to react in these situations but I’m actually quite calm. The only thing I keep thinking about is I don’t know how to effectively pray on this situation and that really, I shouldn’t. I did pray, but I came away feeling that it wasn’t fair for me to cry out his name now that I’m faced with adversity and not do so more regularly. I believe in a higher power but I don’t subscribe to all that is written about the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I have questions and doubts that I guess don’t make me a good Christian so I never profess to be Christian at all. Add to all that, when I do pray, I am overwhelmed with such emotion that tears are the only way to release some of that angst. I honestly don’t know where that leaves me. Can someone tell me? I feel lost in all this…

  4. blackfashion:

    pallet-town-julie-brown:

    kudos to mtv for spreading this message tho

    Turn the fuck up MTV

    Exactly how it feels!

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  5. I’ve seen it posted on IG and I’ve reposted it myself: “If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die.” That is true on so many levels. You will be a part of their being which comes out in their writing, hence you become eternal. What is written cannot perish, even if lost or damaged. If the relationship doesn’t last, you will still be alive in the words before, during and after. Here is a poem that has eternalized my past loves…


    GOURMAND

    I had this thing for Chocolate
    Rich, dark, thick & bittersweet
    But it was the best thing ever in the moment
    I craved it
    Dreamt it
    Loved it
    The way it stayed on my tongue
    Teasing, tempting me to overindulge
    And I did, every single time
    I invested in everything it offered
    Had stock in its outcomes
    But in the end, the taste faded
    It dimmed my senses and left me wanting…
    Then I acquired a hunger for Honey Bunches…with Almonds
    Its different flakes lent personality
    The crunch clusters added depth
    Explosive on its own
    But in the midst of smooth, slightly sweet almond milk
    Detonation was almost instantaneous
    Another layer of pleasure when all the different textures blended
    Another experience outside of the past
    I sought it
    Relished in it
    Yearned for it
    Until it stayed too long in the milk and that pop fizzled
    It became limp, weighted, tasteless
    There but uninspiring; dismissed
    I tried out Mocha and enjoyed it
    But too soon that became bland
    Over sampled by others hence undervalued by me
    I let my taste buds take a break
    Become more discerning
    Then they sizzled and my mouth watered at just a vision
    Saccharine, fluid Caramel
    Appearing innocent until I got it into my mouth
    Over flowing my senses with its dense cloying texture
    Melting yet maintaining its viscous nature
    I covet it
    Sink into it
    Ache for it

  6. The Revamp

I titled this tumblr “Ramblings of an Active Mind” way before I understood that those words are actually significant to me and who I am. Way before I knew that I wanted to truly share my mind with whomever is reading. I am going to try to give you insight into my thoughts (and trust me, there’s a lot of them) so you can get to know me and if you decide you kind of like me, feel free to comment. Even as a weird and nonconformist child I envisioned that by 25, I would be doing what I loved with my one kid on my side. I never saw myself married, more in something committed, but that was a circumstance of my surroundings. Well, 25 came and left and I did not have shit, lol. I had a job and I was childless. It has been years, since then and I am still trying to figure out just what the hell I am passionate about and the kid can wait. (Notice that I do not tell you how many years exactly) I know what I am good at, but can that really sustain me? So many people say you have to risk it all sometimes but I am not a risk taker to that extent and I am fine with that. Not everyone can be nor does everyone need to be. For some people, that is a set up! Risk cannot be the only option.

I am very good at organizing things but those events are normally personal investments. So while I am sure, I will be awesome at event planning or something of the sort, I am not sure the passion is 100% there. Now, here is where I make my disclaimer, what comes after this is NOT me tooting my own horn but just what I have been told. I am an excellent writer. Personally, I think my writing is okay (needs grammatical perfection) but it is something that I thoroughly enjoy. Few things feel better than getting my thoughts out on paper and connecting words to evoke emotion or paint a picture. I get even greater pleasure when someone connects personally. It is like winning the lottery! (Meanwhile, I have never won the lottery, lol) I do not want to ever lose the way I feel about writing so I have never wanted it to be my job, something I have to do. 

It may be, however, that I am imagining passion in the wrong way. A lot of people define it like it is gonna be so great an awakening that I will not be able to miss it. But, what if it is just a quiet whisper that comes when I am writing out my frustrations, or when I am helping a friend compose an email or when I am editing a manuscript or even when certain words haunt me until I am forced to blend them into the magic that is poetry. What if in those moments I should have listened more closely and realized that I am being called to share with the world the intricacies of my mind? How do I fix it now?

Well, this is a part if the solution. I am gonna commit to writing this blog. I am gonna make my professional and personal long term writing goals and take it one day at a time. I will invest in the process and that will yield great outcomes. Success is imminent! So tell me, have you discovered your life’s calling? Are you on the path to doing so? Let’s talk…

    The Revamp

    I titled this tumblr “Ramblings of an Active Mind” way before I understood that those words are actually significant to me and who I am. Way before I knew that I wanted to truly share my mind with whomever is reading. I am going to try to give you insight into my thoughts (and trust me, there’s a lot of them) so you can get to know me and if you decide you kind of like me, feel free to comment. Even as a weird and nonconformist child I envisioned that by 25, I would be doing what I loved with my one kid on my side. I never saw myself married, more in something committed, but that was a circumstance of my surroundings. Well, 25 came and left and I did not have shit, lol. I had a job and I was childless. It has been years, since then and I am still trying to figure out just what the hell I am passionate about and the kid can wait. (Notice that I do not tell you how many years exactly) I know what I am good at, but can that really sustain me? So many people say you have to risk it all sometimes but I am not a risk taker to that extent and I am fine with that. Not everyone can be nor does everyone need to be. For some people, that is a set up! Risk cannot be the only option.

    I am very good at organizing things but those events are normally personal investments. So while I am sure, I will be awesome at event planning or something of the sort, I am not sure the passion is 100% there. Now, here is where I make my disclaimer, what comes after this is NOT me tooting my own horn but just what I have been told. I am an excellent writer. Personally, I think my writing is okay (needs grammatical perfection) but it is something that I thoroughly enjoy. Few things feel better than getting my thoughts out on paper and connecting words to evoke emotion or paint a picture. I get even greater pleasure when someone connects personally. It is like winning the lottery! (Meanwhile, I have never won the lottery, lol) I do not want to ever lose the way I feel about writing so I have never wanted it to be my job, something I have to do.

    It may be, however, that I am imagining passion in the wrong way. A lot of people define it like it is gonna be so great an awakening that I will not be able to miss it. But, what if it is just a quiet whisper that comes when I am writing out my frustrations, or when I am helping a friend compose an email or when I am editing a manuscript or even when certain words haunt me until I am forced to blend them into the magic that is poetry. What if in those moments I should have listened more closely and realized that I am being called to share with the world the intricacies of my mind? How do I fix it now?

    Well, this is a part if the solution. I am gonna commit to writing this blog. I am gonna make my professional and personal long term writing goals and take it one day at a time. I will invest in the process and that will yield great outcomes. Success is imminent! So tell me, have you discovered your life’s calling? Are you on the path to doing so? Let’s talk…

  7. 🌒🌑 #SoulHeart #SoulHeartInscription

    🌒🌑 #SoulHeart #SoulHeartInscription

  8. The most honest piece of me, I always express it and never regret it even if I am left standing holding nothing at the end, because in reality I gained a lot  #SoulHeart #SoulHeartInscription

    The most honest piece of me, I always express it and never regret it even if I am left standing holding nothing at the end, because in reality I gained a lot #SoulHeart #SoulHeartInscription

  9. Simplicity… #SoulHeart #SoulHeartInscription #hug #connection #spirits

    Simplicity… #SoulHeart #SoulHeartInscription #hug #connection #spirits

  10. Untitled stream of thoughts… #SoulHeart #SoulHeartInscription #moment #questions #pleasure

    Untitled stream of thoughts… #SoulHeart #SoulHeartInscription #moment #questions #pleasure

  11. ~Host~ #SoulHeart #SoulHeartInscription #emotions #relationships #meaning

    ~Host~ #SoulHeart #SoulHeartInscription #emotions #relationships #meaning

  12. I’ve been holding these title-less things, not knowing if they were finished and shareable to the point of understanding…

    I’ve been holding these title-less things, not knowing if they were finished and shareable to the point of understanding…

  13. *Ready* #SoulHeart #SoulHeartInscription

    *Ready* #SoulHeart #SoulHeartInscription

  14. You called me fat but the truth was you couldn’t handle a WOMAN
    My curves were too much of an indicator that you would have to be a MAN to be with me
    You said I was ugly but the truth was you had never before encountered an individual
    Instead you ran around looking for carbon copies of societal pressures
    Stuck in your rut because you were too narrow-minded to see that I was standing here ready to elevate you…

    You complain to your friends about how nobody’s down
    How you can’t find a good woman to have your back and be around
    How women have lost their self respect and you expect higher standards
    Yet you’re that same one that expects every woman to be a bad bitch, right?
    …Plastic, if necessary, because you have it set up that you’re going to kill her self esteem, if not
    Paying no attention to the fact that at the same time you’re killing a piece of yourself
    Just like you tried to do to me…
    Oblivious to the contestation of your expectations, to your lack of depth and maturity
    Never once seeing that you were face to face with excellence because you were too much of a BOY to fully comprehend and appreciate what you said you were seeking…

    Grow up, my brother…

    See, what I want for you to understand is that you don’t have to put me down because I’m not your typical
    That uncomfortable feeling I create in you means you’re growing as a person
    Finally ascending to the heights that you talked and dreamed about
    That have been accessible the whole time you were fighting to understand exactly what you wanted
    Was inherently a part of you; handed down by the blood of our ancestors
    That takes you back to your rightful place
    And that is on the throne KING
    Signed, a QUEEN

  15. ~Off Center~ present, personal, lived… #SoulHeart #SoulHeartMemo

    ~Off Center~ present, personal, lived… #SoulHeart #SoulHeartMemo

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